Prof. Thalappil Pradeep is an Institute Professor(*) and Professor of Chemistry. He is also an Institute Chair Professor. He has conceptualized and built the International Centre for Clean Water (www.iccwindia.org), a new initiative of IIT Madras. Pradeep was born on July 8, 1963. He earned a Ph. D degree in chemical physics working with Professors C. N. R. Rao and M. S. Hegde at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Subsequently, he spent about two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Purdue University, Indiana. Since then, he has been working at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He also held visiting positions at Purdue University, Leiden University (Netherlands), EPFL (Switzerland), Institute of Chemistry (Taiwan), Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) and the University of Hyogo (Japan).
*Institute Professor is the highest title in the Institute and we have conferred this title on 5 faculty members in the campus.
Manifestation of structural differences of atomically precise cluster assembled solids in their mechanical properties, KorathSugi, PayelBandyopadhyay, Mohammad Bodiuzzaman, Abhijit Nag, ManjapoyilHridya, Wakeel Dar, PijushGhosh and Thalappil Pradeep, Chem. Mater., 2020 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02905).
Clean water through nanotechnology: Needs, gaps, and fulfillment, Ankit Nagar and Thalappil Pradeep, ACS Nano, 14 (2020) 6420–6435 (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b01730).
Clathrate hydrates in interstellar environment, JyotirmoyGhosh, Rabin Rajan J. Methikkalam, RadhaGobindaBhuin, GopiRagupathy, NileshChoudhary, Rajnish Kumar, and Thalappil Pradeep, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 116 (2019) 1526-1531 (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1814293116).
Approaching materials with atomic precision using supramolecular cluster assemblies, Papri Chakraborty, Abhijit Nag, Amrita Chakraborty and Thalappil Pradeep, Acc. Chem. Res., 52 (2019) 2–11 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00369).