Current Ph.D Students


MohanA.Mohan is currently a Technical Officer of the Department and also doing PhD simultaneously as a part time student.  He joined for PhD program in August 2007. He received BSc (1977) from the University of Madras and MSc (1987) from IIT Madras. During 1978-1982 he worked as an Assistant Chemist in Tamil Nadu Dadha Pharmaceuticals in Chennai. After this he joined as a Technical Assistant in IIT Madras. His PhD work involves synthesis of 1,2,3-triazolophanes  and 1,2,3,-triazolylidenes and their metal complexes. His immediate goal is to complete PhD and long term ambition to help others in their academics. He likes to visit temples.


bashaJeelani Basha Shaik joined for PhD in January 2010. He obtained his BSc (2004) and MSc (2006) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh. He is a CSIR JRF. Currently he is working on Palladium complexes of 1,2,3-triazolylidenes and their use in multiple Suzuki and Heck coupling reactions. After PhD he wishes to find a suitable position in the pharma sector. His hobbies are cricket and music.



Ayan1Ayan Das Gupta joined for PhD in August 2011. Ayan obtained BSc (2006) from Vidyasagar University, Mediniapur, West Bengal and MSc (2008) from Nagpur University, Maharashtra. He was 2nd University topper in MSc. He had a short stint as a research chemist at Chemgen Pharma, Kolkata during 2009-2011. He holds a CSIR-JRF. Currently he is working on chiral N-heterocyclic carbene complexes and their utilization in asymmetric synthesis. He spent 6 months (Jan to July 2012) at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Braunschweig, Germany and worked in the group of Prof. Dr. H. Hopf under the INDIGO program. He is a foodie and likes music. He wants to be in corporate sector after his education.



B. SURESHBABU joined for research in 2011 after completing BSc (2006) and MSc (2008) from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. He secured CSIR-JRF in 2010 and holds All India Rank of 29 in the NET examination.  Currently in the PhD program he is working in organometallic chemistry and catalysis, specifically in the in the area of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of transition metals and their utility in C-C bond forming reactions. He aspires to carry out postdoctoral research after PhD and hopes to land in a teaching/research position. His hobbies are cricket, reading, travel, music and photography.


CHANDRASEKHARA. Chandrasekhar joined for research in August 2013 after completing BSc (2008) and MSc (2010) from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. He holds a UGC-JRF fellowship. Currently he is trying to develop organolanthanide chemistry, in particular lanthanides-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. His career goal is to become an academician.