Short note about me

RG

Ramesh Gardas was born and brought up in Surat, Gujarat. He completed B.Sc. (Chemistry) with First Class from P.T. Sarvajanik College of Science, Surat (Gujarat) in 1998 and M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) with First Class from Department of Chemistry, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000. He has been awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2004 by the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India, for his work on thermodynamic studies of nonelectrolyte binary and ternary liquid mixtures under the supervision of Professor S.L. Oswal. Then, he joined the research group of Professor Abel Ferreira and Professor Isabel Fonseca at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, for his first postdoc research on PVT data of pure and binary liquid mixtures. Later in 2006, he joined PATh, University of Aveiro, Portugal, to work with Professor Joao Coutinho and Professor Isabel Marrucho. His second postdoc at PATh was on water solubility, octanol-water partition coefficients, and thermophysical properties prediction of ionic liquids. Then, in May 2008, he moved to Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, and joined the QUILL Research Team to work with Professor Chris Hardacre and Professor David Rooney for his third postdoc on confidential project sponsored by Petronas, Malaysia. Research experience from PATh and QUILL improved his knowledge of ionic liquids and more precisely their physico-chemical properties and applications.

He joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in August 2010, as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and promoted to Associate Professor in July 2015. He has more than 15-years of research and 6-years teaching experience. He is a co-author of 4 patents, 2 book chapters and 118 research papers which have been published in international journals having good impact factor and received more than 4015 citations with h-index = 30 and average citations per paper of above 34.

His research interests are (i) chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria of pure and multicomponent liquid mixtures, (ii) synthesis, purification, thermophysical properties study, and mutual solubilities study of novel solvents (ionic liquids) and their mixtures with organic solvents, and (iii) development of group contribution methods, QSPR, and correlating equations for the prediction of thermophysical properties of pure liquids and their mixtures.

External Links for List of Publications &  Citations:

SCOPUS Author ID: 6505861432 http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=6505861432

ResearcherID:         B-2358-2008    http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-2358-2008

ORCID:      0000-0002-6185-5825     http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6185-5825

GoogleScholar:      http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XMS4hv0AAAAJ

Courses taught :

S.No

Course No. Course Name

Credit

Course Period

1

 CY1001 Chemistry: Structure, Bonding & Reactivity

4

JAN-MAY 2017

2

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2017

3

 CY6021 Introduction to Research

2

JAN-MAY 2017

4

 CY5015 Equilibrium & Statistical Thermodynamics

4

JUL-NOV 2016

5

 CY1002 Chemistry Lab I

3

JAN-MAY 2016

6

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2016

7

 CY6021 Project II

9

JAN-MAY 2016

8

 ID6021 Introduction to Research

2

JAN-MAY 2016

9

 ID6020 Introduction to Research

2

JUL-NOV 2015

10

 ID6020 Introduction to Research

2

JUL-NOV 2015

11

 CY1001 Chemistry: Structure, Bonding & Reactivity

4

JUL-NOV 2015

12

 ID6021 Introduction to Research

2

JUL-NOV 2015

13

 CY1002 Chemistry Lab I

3

JAN-MAY 2015

14

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2015

15

 ID6021 Introduction to Research

2

JAN-MAY 2015

16

 ID1200 Ecology and Environment

2

JUL-NOV 2014

17

 CY1001 Chemistry: Structure, Bonding & Reactivity

4

JUL-NOV 2014

18

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2014

19

 ID6020 Introduction to Research

2

JUL-NOV 2013

20

 CY3050 Molecular Architecture and Function

3

JUL-NOV 2013

21

 ID6020 Introduction to Research

2

JAN-MAY 2013

22

 CY5024 Physical Chemistry Laboratory

3

JAN-MAY 2013

23

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2013

24

 ID1200 Ecology and Environment

2

JUL-NOV 2012

25

 CY1002 Chemistry Lab I

3

JUL-NOV 2012

26

 CY5015 Equilibrium & Statistical Thermodynamics

4

JUL-NOV 2012

27

 CY1001 Chemistry: Structure, Bonding & Reactivity

4

JAN-MAY 2012

28

 CY5024 Physical Chemistry Laboratory

3

JAN-MAY 2012

29

 CY6116 Advanced Solution Thermodynamics

3

JAN-MAY 2012

30

 CY5015 Equilibrium & Statistical Thermodynamics

4

JUL-NOV 2011

31

 CY5015 Equilibrium & Statistical Thermodynamics

4

JUL-NOV 2011

32

 CYPCT Preparatory Course Theory

0

JAN-MAY 2011

33

 CY5010 Analytical Chemistry

3

JUL-NOV 2010

 

Journal-wise Publications :

S.No.   Journal Name   Number of Papers  Publisher

2016 Impact Factor

1

Fluid Phase Equilibria

21

Elsevier 2.473

2

Journal of Molecular Liquids

19

Elsevier 3.648

3

Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics

13

Elsevier 2.726

4

Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

12

ACS 2.323

5

Thermochimica Acta

9

Elsevier 2.236

6

Journal of Solution Chemistry

5

Springer 1.342

7

Journal of Physical Chemistry B

4

ACS 3.177

8

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

4

ACS 2.843

9

RSC Advances

3

RSC 3.108

10

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

2

RSC 4.123

11

Dalton Transactions

2

RSC 4.029

12

Energy and Fuels

2

ACS 3.091

13

Separation Science and Technology

2

Taylor & Francis 1.106

14

Food Chemistry

1

Elsevier 4.529

15

Topics in Current Chemistry

1

Springer 4.033

16

Soft Matter

1

RSC 3.889

17

Applied Thermal Engineering

1

Elsevier 3.356

18

Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

1

Wiley 3.135

19

AIChE Journal

1

Wiley 2.836

20

PLOS ONE

1

PLOS 2.806

21

Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

1

Elsevier 2.718

22

Colloids and Surfaces A:  Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

1

Elsevier 2.714

23

Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan

1

Chem Soc Japan 2.297

24

Ionics

1

Springer 2.062

25

Radiochimica Acta

1

De Gruyter 1.271

26

Physics and Chemistry of Liquids

1

Taylor & Francis 1.145

27

ChemistrySelect

1

Wiley N.A.

Year-wise Publications and Citations (SCOPUS) :

Year Number of Papers

Total

Citations

2003

1

01

2004

4

03

2005

3

11

2006

-

23

2007

4

29

2008

14

116

2009

7

180

2010

2

263

2011

3

265

2012

1

393

2013

1

287

2014

17

435

2015

32

472

2016

17

540

2017

13

280

Total

118

 3400*

*As on 15 June 2017

 

Top 10 cited papers:

S.No.

Paper

Total Citations

1

J. Chem. Eng. Data 52 (2007) 80-88  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/je060247x

282

2

J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 13082-13089  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp076271e

236

3

Fluid Phase Equilib. 263 (2008) 26-32  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2007.09.016

210

4

J. Chem. Eng. Data 52 (2007) 1881-1888  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/je700205n

210

5

J. Phys. Chem. B 112 (2008) 1604-1610  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp7097203

195

6

J. Chem. Eng. Data 53 (2008) 805-811  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/je700670k

159

7

AIChE J. 55 (2009) 1274-1290   http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.11737

148

8

Fluid Phase Equilib. 265 (2008) 57-65  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2008.01.002

133

9

Fluid Phase Equilib. 266 (2008) 195-201  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2008.01.021

112

10

J. Phys. Chem. B 112 (2008) 3380-3389. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp710351q

95