• Ph.D. (Ongoing – 11):

(1)        Akhil Pratap Singh      (CY11D039)   (Since Aug 2011) –    Guide

(2)        Somenath Panda         (CY12D033)    (Since Dec 2011) –   Guide

(3)        Sivabalan Sakthivel     (OE12D023)   (Since Aug 2012)  –   Co-Guide

(4)        Bharath Chennuri        (CY13D009)    (Since Dec 2012) –   Guide

(5)        Dharmendra Singh      (CY13D010)    (Since Dec 2012) –    Guide

(6)        Gyanendra Sharma     (CY13D013)    (Since Dec 2012) –    Guide

(7)        Dasthaiah Keshapolla  (CY14D049)    (Since Aug 2014) –    Guide

(8)        Anusha Basaiahgari    (CY14D044)    (Since Aug 2014) –    Guide

(9)        Rabi narayan Patra    (CY14D074)    (Reg. Aug 2014 / Since March 2016) –    Guide

(10)      Sumana Brahma      (CY15D038)      (Since Aug 2015) –    Co-Guide

(11)       V. Ramkumar           (CY15D108)      (Since Dec 2015) –    Guide


  • Ph.D. (Completed­ – 03):

(1) Pratap Kumar Chotaray     (CY11D026)   (Dec 2010-March 2015)   –     Guide

Thesis Title: Study on thermophysical properties of ammonium and lactam based protic ionic liquids and their mixture with molecular solvents and saccharides


(2) Akash Kumar Gupta   (CY11D001)   (Dec 2010-July 2015) –    Guide

Thesis Title: Acyclic and cyclic ammonium carboxylate ionic liquids: Chemical constitution and structuring in water through thermophysical characterization


(3) Venkataramana Avula (OE11D022)  (Aug 2011-March2016) –    Co-Guide

Thesis Title: Models for Phase Equilibrium of Gas Hydrates in the presence of Inhibitors, Promoters and their mixtures


  • M.Sc. Research Project (Ongoing – 02):

(1) Nikhil Gupta                       (CY14C032)                           (Since August 2015)

(2) Shankha Banerjee            (CY14C048)                           (Since August 2015)


  • M.Sc. Research Project (Completed – 07):

(1) Gundala Maheshkumar      (CY10C014)               (Aug 2011 – May 2012)

Project Title: Novel Amino acid Ionic Liquids: Synthesis, Purification, Characterization and Thermophysical properties

(2) Suman Som                        (CY10C044)               (Aug 2011 – May 2012)

Project Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Thermophysical study of Novel Protic Ionic Liquids

(3) Shankar Jella                      (CY11C039)               (Aug 2012 – May 2013)

Project Title: Synthesis and Thermophysical Studies on Novel Caprolactam and Butyrolactam based Ionic Liquids

(4) Dasthaiah Keshapolla        (CY11C015)               (Aug 2012 – May 2013)

Project Title: Amino acid based Ionic liquids- Synthesis, Purification and characterization of benzyltrimethylammonium and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium Compounds

(5) Dongari Nikhil Saxena      (CY12C014)               (Aug 2013 – May 2014)

Project Title: Thermophysical Property Study of Caprolactam based Ionic Liquids and their application in Biodiesel Production

(6) T. Ranjit Kumar                 (CY12C027)               (Aug 2013 – May 2014)

Project Title: Synthesis and Physicochemical properties of Piperidinium and Morpholinium based Ionic Liquids

(7) Sudipta Ray                       (CY13C042)               (Aug 2014 – May 2015)

Project Title: Synthesis, Purification and Characterization of Pyrrolidonium based Ionic Liquids and Thermophysical Study of their Pure and Binary Mixtures


  • Summer Project (Completed – 05):

(1)               D. Kalyanbabu  (Andhra University)                         (May 2011 – July 2011 )

Project Title: Estimation of solubility parameter of ionic liquids using viscosity and surface tension

(2)               Rapaka S. Chandra Bose (Kakatiya University)        (May 2012 – July 2012 )

Project Title: Thermodynamic Properties of Binary Mixtures of Alkanolamines with n-Alkanols

(3)               Jeetendra Panda (Berhampur University)                   (May 2014 – July 2014 )

Project Title: An experimental and Computational Study on Thermophysical Properties of Tetramethylguanidinium cation based Biocompatible Ionic Liquid/water binary mixtures

(4)               Soubhagyabati Sahoo (NIT Rourkela)                        (May 2014 – July 2014 )

Project Title: Synthesis and Thermophysical Properties of Tripropylammonium Based Ionic Liquids

(5)               Suchit Gupta (Veer Narmad South Gujarat University ) (May 2015 – July 2015 )

Project Title: Thermophysical Properties of Pure Protic Ionic Liquids and Amino Acids in Aqueous Choline Chloride Solutions


  • Project Associates:

(1) Rapaka S. Chandra Bose – UGC-CSR-DAE Project     (April 2013 – Feb 2014)

(2) Shankar Jella                    – DST Indo-Spanish Project (June 2013 – Dec 2013)

(3) Dasthaiah Keshapolla      – DST Indo-Spanish Project  (July 2013 ­– July 2014)


  • Post-Doctoral Researchers:

(1) Dr. Prakash Chandra                   – CSIR Project                 (April 2012 ­– July 2012)

(2) Dr. Satya Vani Chinnamaneni     – Institute Women PDF  (March 2013 ­– July 2013)

(3) Dr. Vickram Jeet Singh               – CSIR Project                 (May 2013 – May 2014)

(4) Dr. Alok Raout                            – Consultancy Project     (Sept 2013 – Oct 2013)

(5) Dr. Venkataramana Losetty        – DST (SERI) Project      (June 2014 – Sept 2015)

(6) Dr. Pratap Kumar Chotaray        – Institute Post-Doc         (March 2015 – July 2015)

(7) Dr. Akash Kumar Gupta             – Institute Post-Doc         (July 2015 – Dec 2015)

(8) Dr. V. Pavan Kumar                    – DST (SERI) Project      (Oct 2015 – Dec 2015)

(9) Dr. Rashi Gusain                       – DST (SERI) Project      (March 2016 – to date)


Akhil Pratap Singh

After completion of my M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (Formally Agra University), Agra, Uttar Pradesh, I joined as a Ph.D Scholar in august 2011. My Research Topic is: “A comprehensive study of biocompatible ionic liquids for improved stability of biomolecules”.

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Somenath Panda

After completion of my post-graduation from Sambalpur University , Odisha, I joined as a JRF in December 2011. My research interests are synthesis, study of thermophysical properties and application of new class of low toxicity ionic liquids and phase behavior study of these ILs with organic solvents. Other than research, I like reading literature, travelling and sleeping.

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Sivabalan S.

I have completed my M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. My research areas includes: Synthesis of organic compounds for material science applications: Asymmetric Synthesis, Multicomponent Synthesis, Computational chemistry-Reaction Model.

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Chennuri Bharath Kumar

I joined as a CSIR-JRF in Dec. 2012 after finishing B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Chaitanya Degree College, Warangal, A.P. and M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Kakatiya University, Warangal, A. P.  My current research is on synthesis of ethanolamine based protic ionic liquids, study thermo physical properties and study of binary and ternary systems with other alkyl or aromatic alcohols. Along with my research, I enjoy playing carom, Table Tennis, Listening music.

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Dharmendra Singh

Before joining as a CSIR-JRF in IIT-Madras in Dec.2012, I have completed my B.Sc. (Chemistry and Microbiology) and M.Sc. (Chemistry) from K.S.Saket P.G. College, Ayodhya, Faizabad, U.P., affiliated to Dr. R.M.L.A.U.  Faizabad, U.P. My research interest is the synthesis and thermodynamic properties of nitrogen-rich energetic Ionic-liquids. In free time, I like to listen music and watch movies.

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Gyanendra Sharma

I completed my B.Sc. (Chemistry and mathematics) and M.Sc. (Chemical Science) from Ganpat Sahai Post Graduate College, Sultanpur  U. P. , affiliated to Dr. R. M.L.A.U, Faizabad, U.P . I qualified UGC-JRF and joined IIT Madras as a PhD scholar in Dec. 2012. Presently I am working on Synthesis and thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids and Solubility behavior of gases in ionic liquids. I enjoy playing cricket and singing songs in my spare time.

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Dasthaiah Keshapolla

I joined here as a project associate, in the project “solar absorption refrigeration system operating with ionic liquids”. I did my B.Sc. from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Madras.

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