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Academic Qualification


           Ph.D. Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (2002)
         M.Phil. Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (1997)
         M.Sc. Chemistry, St. Joseph's College, Trichy (1996)

         B.Sc. Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College,Tiruchirappalli, India (1994)

Area of Interest


           Coordination chemistry

         Organometallic chemistry


         Bioinorganic chemistry



Awards & Honors

               Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (May 2023 - till date)

               Top cited author for  2012-2013, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Elsevier

              Top cited papers for 2011 and 2012, Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier

      Adjunct Professor, Karunya University, Coimbatore (November 2015 - till date)

      Editorial Board Member in Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2018-till date

      Editorial Board Member in Current Organocatalysis, 2015-till date

      Editorial Board Member in Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 2013-2014

      Editorial Board Member in Journal of Catalyst & Catalysis, 2013-till date

      UK-India Staff Exchange Fellowship (UKIERI)

      Sophia Lecturing-Research Grant

      Young Scientist Fast Track Project from DST

      Best Student Award, St. Joseph's College, Trichy

      Qualified CSIR-NET



Countries visited

         Visiting Professor, Sophia University, Japan, May 2013 - August 2013 (STEC Fellowship)

       Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow, UK, May 2012 - June 2012 (UKIERI Indo-UK Staff Exchange Fellowship) 

       Visiting professor, Sophia University, Japan, May 2009 - August 2009 (STEC Fellowship) 

       Visiting Researcher, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, June 2007 - July 2007 (TEQIP Fellowship)

       Post-Doctoral Scientist, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, Nov 2002 - Nov 2003

       Visited University of Rennes, France and University of Glasgow, UK for presenting papers in International conferences           in July 2008 and August 2011 respectively


Teaching experience


           2018 – till date Professor

         2010 – 2018 Associate Professor

         2007 – 2010 Assistant Professor

         2006 – 2007 Lecturer, NIT Trichy



Programmes organised


          National Level Student’s Symposium on Innovative Catalysis (Horizon 2015) on 11th & 12th September 2015

        10th Mid-Year Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Symposium in Chemistry, July 23-25, 2015

        Short term course on ‘New Avenues in Chemical Sciences Research', March 18-22, 2013

        Short term course on ‘Computational Methods in Chemistry’, July 23-27, 2012

        ‘Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Spectroscopy’ (Sponsored by IAS-Bangalore, INSA-New Delhi & NAS-                  Allahabad) on 3rd and 4th December 2010

        ‘Recent Research Trends in Chemistry: An Interaction Programme-Faculty and PG students of NITT & NITK’ on 27th            and 28th October 2008 under TEQIP networking

        National Level Student’s Symposium on Green Chemistry (Horizon 2007) on 5th & 6th October 2007


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