Venkatakrishnan hails from Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He did his B. Sc Chemistry in MDT Hindu College, Tirunelveli and proceeded to NIT Trichy for pursuing his M. Sc in Applied Chemistry. He then moved to IIT Kanpur for carrying out his Ph. D in organic materials for application in OLED and photochromic lenses. After 5 years of postdoctoral experience in France and Alberta, he joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor. His hobbies are listening to music, painting and photography.
Oxidative Coupling of Carbazoles: A Substituent-Governed Regioselectivity Profile. Mallick, S.; Maddala, S.; Kollimalayan, K.; Venkatakrishnan, P. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 73.
Coumarinarenes: A Fluorescent Macrocycle. Pawan, K.; Venkatakrishnan, P. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1295.
Bigger and Brighter Fluorenes: Facile π-Expansion, Brilliant Emission and Sensing of Nitroaromatics. Ramakrishna, J.; Venkatakrishnan, P. Chem. Asian J., 2017, 12, 181.
Metal-Free Oxidative C-C coupling of Arylamines Using a Quinone-Based Organic Oxidant. Sudhakar, M.; Sudesh, M.; Venkatakrishnan, P. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 8958.
Combination of Cyanine Behavior and Giant Hyperpolarizability β in Novel Merocyanine Dyes: Beyond the BLA Paradigm. Venkatakrishnan, P.; Pandey, R.; Stolte, M.; Ghosh, S.; Wurthner, F.; Das, P. K.; Blanchard-Desce, M. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14211.