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Mr Shankupar Rynjah


Mr Shankupar is currently pursuing M.Sc. from IIT Madras.
B.Sc (Honours) : 2013-2016, NEHU, Shillong College.
Research interests : Kinetics of the oxidative decomposition mechanism for modern bio-fuels and fuel additives by using high level computational methods.

Contact No : 91-9176050615

Dr. Siripina Vijaya Kumar


B.Sc (M.P.C) : April- 2008, M.S.N.Degree college, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
M.Sc (Chemistry) :April -2011 , Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Research interests : To understand the Photochemical and photo physical process in the Earth atmosphere, We measure the absorption cross-sections, Quantum yield, Gas phase Rate coefficients for the reactions of Hydrocarbons, Fluorinated hydrocarbons, Chlorofluoro hydrocarbons with atmospheric oxidizing species like OH, Cl etc. by using advanced spectroscopic methods such as Pulsed Laser photolysis- Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) etc. Calculating the Global warming potentials, Ozone depleting potentials, Ozone formation potentials and Atmospheric Life time of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are releasing into the Earth atmosphere.

Contact No : 9884684577

Ms. Dr. Makroni Lily


Lily is a Post Doctoral Fellow in our group. She completed her PhD under Prof. A K Chandra in Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong.
Research interests : To investigate the kinetics of oxygenated hydrofluorocarbons with oxidizing species like Cl atom, OH radical, etc.

Ramya Balan


B.Sc (M.P.C) : 2006, Little Flower College Guruvayur(University of Calicut), Kerala.
M.Sc (Chemistry) :2009 , Sree Narayana College Nattika (University of Calicut), Kerala.
Research interests : Studying the kinetics and dynamics of the compounds of atmospheric interest by using experimental techniques such as CRDS and LIF as well as computational methods.

Mr.Kuzhanthaivelan S


B.Sc (M.P.C) : April- 2011, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
M.Sc (Chemistry) :April -2013 , Loyola College, Chennai, Tamilnadu
Research interests : Kinetics of the oxidative decomposition mechanism for modern bio-fuels and fuel additives by using high level computational methods. Calculations of Auto ignition delays for bio fuels by using computational methods.

Contact No : 9003472500

Ms.Revathy K


B.Sc (M.P.C): April- 2012 from St.Mary's College of Technology, Trissur, Kerela.
M.Sc :April -2014 from PSGCollege of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
Research interests : Calculating the Global warming potentials, Ozone depleting potentials, Ozone formation potentials and Atmospheric Life time of the volatile organic compounds which are releasing into the Earth's Atmosphere.

Mr.Parth Gupta


B.Sc (Honors Chemistry) : April- 2013, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning, Whitefield, Bangalore.
M.Sc (Chemistry) :April -2015, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning, Prashanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthy, A.P.
Research interests : Measuring the kinetics of the reaction of radical with radicals, stable species in ultra low concentrations and the absorption and extinction of transient species in the Earth's atmosphere and their quantum yields by using "Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer" (CRDS).

Contact No : 9602713629

Mr. Avinash Kumar


B.Sc : (Honours Chemistry) April- 2013, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
M.Sc :(Chemistry) April -2015, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Research interests : Measuring the accurate kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons) Oxygenated Volatile Organic Compounds (OVOCs) and Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

Contact No : 9158201552

Mr. Koushik Mondal


B.Sc : Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta.
M.Sc : IIT Guwahati
Research interests : Kinetics of Thermal decomposition of Bio-fuels and fuel additives at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

Contact No : +91 9962734106

Mr. Subhadarsi Nayak


B.Sc : Pattamundai College, Utkal University.
M.Sc :Dr.H.S.GOUR CENTRAL UNIVERSITY, SAGAR, M.P.[2016]
Research interests : Kinetics of Thermal decomposition of Bio-fuels and fuel additives at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

Contact No : +91-7338765827
Ph.DM.Sc StudentsPost-Doc

Dr. Srinivasulu Gonu


Dr.Gonu Srinivasulu has graduated from Prof R.K. group in 2015.
Current Affiliation : Dr.Gonu Srinivasulu is a Post Doctoral Fellow working with Prof.John Crowley, Max Planck Institute, Mainz,Germany .
M.Sc (Physical Chemistry): April 2008,Sri Krishnadevaraya University Campus, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
B.Sc (M.P.C) : April 2006. S. G.S Arts College, Tirupati, A.P
Research interests:The large variety of volatile organic compounds, which are released into the atmosphere, can be removed by reactions with hydroxyl radical (OH), nitrate radical (NO 3), and Cl atoms etc. The life times and Global Warming Potential (GWPs) can be determined by measuring the rate coefficients and absorption cross sections of those VOCs in the Earths atmosphere by using Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer (CRDS) and Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) techniques.
Quantum chemical calculations on the kinetics of OH, NO 3 radical and Cl atom reactions with Volatile organic compounds by using Ab initio and DFT Methods


Academic achievements : Qualified CSIR-JRF, December 2009.


Publications : Srinivasulu G and Rajakumar B, Theoretical investigations on the kinetics of Hydrogen abstraction reactions from CF3CH(OH)CF3by OH radicals. J.Phys. Chem. A. 117, 4534-4544,(2013).
Srinivasulu G and Rajakumar B, Gas phase Kinetics of 2,2,2-trifluoroethylbutyrate with Cl atom: An Experimental and Theoretical Study. J.Phys.Chem.A.DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b03961 Publication Date (Web): August 13, 2015

Dr.Mohamad Akbar Ali


Dr. Akbar Ali has graduated from Prof.RK group in 2011.
Computational studies on structural and thermodynamic aspects of cyclic phenyleneacetylenes and reactions of OH radicals with Hydrofluorocarbons and Bromine oxide.
Dr.Akbar Ali worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof.John R.Barker, University of Michigan, USA.
Current Affiliation : Dr.Akbar Ali working as an Assistant professor in the department of chemistry, Sejong University, seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Manas Ranjan Dash


Dr.Manas has graduated from Prof R.K. group in 2014.
Kinetics of Biogenically emitted compounds into the Earth's atmosphere with OH radicals and Cl atoms and Lower Hydrocarbons with C2H radicals: Experimental and Computational studies
Dr.Manas Ranjan Dash worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof.Y.P.Lee Group, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Current Affiliation : Dr.Manas Ranjan Das working as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Max Planck Institute, Mainz, Germany.

Mr.C.Ramanjaneyulu


M.Sc (Chemistry) : April 2008,National Institute of Technology Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.
B.Sc (M.P.C): April 2006.Govt.DegreeCollege, Kurnool, A.P.
Research interests : Quantum chemical calculations on the kinetics of OH, NO3 radicals and Cl atom reactions with Volatile organic compounds by using Ab initio and DFT Methods.
Calculating the rate coefficeints, life times and Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) for Gas Phase reactions in the Earth's atmosphere by using Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer (CRDS) and Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) techniques.

Mr. Arathala Parandaman


MDr. Parandaman has graduated from RK group in 2016.
Current Affiliation : Dr. Parandaman is currently pursuing his post doc. with Prof. Amitabha Sinha, University of California, USA.
Education : M.Sc (Chemistry) : , April 2008, Sri Krishnadevaraya University Campus, Anantapur, AP.
B.Sc (M.P.C), April 2006, P.V.K.N.Govt.Degree college, Chittoor, AP.
Research Interest : Kinetics of the thermal decomposition reactions of silicon containing species, chloro, fluoro ethers,bio-fuels and fuel additives in gas phase at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

Dr.M. Bala Ganesh


Dr.M.Bala Ganesh has graduated from Prof R.K. group in July-2015.
Atmospheric implications of replacement compounds to Chlorofluorocarbons and simple Bio-fuels: Experimental and computational studies.
Current Affiliation : working as a post doctoral research associate in the department of chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
Education : Ph.D.(Physical Chemistry) : July-2015 from Department of Chemistry, IITMadras, Tamilnadu.
M.Sc. (Chemistry) : April -2009 from Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu.
B.Sc (M.P.C) : April- 2007. Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu.
Research interests : Atmospheric impacts of future replacements of CFCs and alternative to fossil fuels. Studying atmospheric chemistry of Hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) with atmospheric oxidizing agents such as hydroxyl radicals and chlorine atoms. Pyrolysis studies of biofuels and understanding their degradation mechanism using single pulse shock tube.

Mr.Ahmed Salaf AP


M.Sc. (Chemistry) : April -2010, Maulana Azad college, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
B.Sc.: April- 2008, MES ponnani college, Ponnani, kerala.
Research interests : Biological Computational Calculations. Measuring the absolute kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

Dr.G.Sudhakar


Dr.Sudhakar has graduated from Prof.RK group in Feb,2015.
Thermal Decomposition studies of Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Bio-fuels using single Pulse Shock Tube and Computational methods.
Current Affiliation: Dr.Sudhakar is a Senior Technical Officer-Analytical in Fetch Pfizer Pharmaceutical company, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Mr.Satya Prakash Joshi


Mr. Joshi pursued M.Sc. from IIT Madras.
B.Sc. : Rajadhani College, Delhi University. Research interests : Kinetics of Thermal decomposition of Bio-fuels and fuel additives at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

Ms.Preeti Verma


Preeti pursued M.Sc. from IIT Madras.
B.Sc.(Honours) : 2010-2013, Hindu College, Delhi University.
Research interests : Measuring the accurate kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons) and Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

Ms.D.S.Lakshmi Prasanna


M.SC. Project 2009-2010
Kinetic parameters for the reaction of OH radical initiated atmospheric oxidation of E-2-pentenal: ab initio and transition state theory calculations

Dr.Veerabhadrarao Kaliginedi


M.SC. Project 2008-2009
Kinetics of OH Radical Reaction with CH3OCH2F(HFE-161) in the temperature range of 200-400K.
Current Affiliation : working as Research Scientist in the Institute of Material (MX), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ms. Nabadyuti Barman


M.SC. Project 2010-2011.
Fluorinated Thioethers-Do they substitute HFEs.

Sanapala Govindam


M.SC. Project 2012-2013.
kinetic parameters for the abstraction of H-atom by OH radicals from 4-hydroxy-2-butanone in the temperature range of 200-400K: Denisty functional theory (DFT) and Canonical Variational Transition (CVT) state theory calculations.

Mr.Tirupathi Manthini


M.SC. Project 2012-2013 .
Kinetics of the thermal decomposition reactions of 2,2-dichloroethylether and 2,2-difluorodiethylether in the temperature range of 500-2000K: Density functional theory and conventional transition state theory calculations.

Mr.Sahebrao Shinde


M.SC. Project 2012-2013 .
Rate coefficients for the Hydrogen Abstraction Reaction from Benzene, Toluene and p-xylene by C2H radicals between 200 and 400K; ab-initio and Canonical Variational Transition State Theory (CVTST) Calculations.

Mr.Prasad Yarra


M.Sc. Project 2009-2010 .
Kinetics of the reaction of NO3 and OH radicals with CF3CH2OCH3 (HFE-263fa1) in the temperature range of 200-400K: ab initio, density functional theory and transition state theory calculations

Mr.Buthapillli Manohar


M.SC. Project 2010-2011 .
Kinetics of the reaction of SH Radical with FCH2SCH3, FCH2SCH2F, F2CHSCH2F and F2CHSCHF2 in the temperature range of 200-400K: ab initio and transition state theory calculations.

Dr.Fakhra Jabeen


Post-Doc, 2011 .
Kinetic parameters of abstraction reactions of OH radical with CH3CF=CF2 and CH3CF=CH2 in the temperature range of 200-400K: Gaussian-M06-2x level of theory.

Ms Sravani Potham


Summer internship May-July,2017 from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Photo-oxidation of ethyl methacrylate initiated by Cl atom in earth's atmosphere: An experimental and computational study.

Ms Sowjanya Hebbar


Summer internship May-July,2017 from NIT Surathkal, Karnataka.
Theoritical investigations on the reaction kinetics of cycloalkanes with Cl atom and OH radical.

Hari Prasad D. Alwe


Hari Prasad visited our in April,2013 from Radiation and Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India.
He learned DFT, ab initio calculations using Transition State Theory and Canonical Variational Transition State theory to compute the rate coefficients for gas phase reactions.
Current Afiliation: Hari Prasad is a Post-Doctrol Associate at University of Minnesota, USA.

Ms. Devatha Gayatri


Gayatri was a visitor (Aug-Dec,2014) from Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
She did relative rate experiments with Ramanjaneyulu on Gas phase kinetics of Chlorine atoms with a series of esters.

Ms.Subbalaxmi M


Subbalaxmi was a visitor (Sept-Oct, 2014) from Rajahmundry Arts college, Andhra Pradesh.

Ms.Pappu Samhita


Summer internship May-June,2015.
Experimental (298K) and computational (200-2400K) Investigations on the Gas phase reaction of 2-chloropropane with Cl atmos.

Ms.Abinaya


Summer Internship May-June, 2010.
Kinetics parameters for the Reaction of OH radical with Ethylene, Fluoroethylene in the temperature range of 200-400K; ab initio, density functional theory and transition state theory calculations

Ms.Nandhini Subbukani


Summer Internship May-June,2015 .
Theoretical Investigations on the effect of Nitrogen doping on arm chair Carbon nano tube with (5,5) chairality using semi-empirical and DFT methods.

Mr. Ramadurai


Summer internship May-June,2014.
Kinetics of the thermal decomposition reactions of 2-chloroethyl acetate in the temperature range of 200-2500K: Density functional theory and conventional transition state theory calculations.

Anusha


Ms. Anusha was an intern M.Sc student from Udipi, Karnataka. Summer internship May-June,2015
Rate coefficients for the Hydrogen Abstraction reaction of Ethyl tert-butyl ether with Cl atoms over the Temperature range of 200-2400K: CVT/SCT ab initio and Hybrid meta DFT methods