FUNCTIONAL MOLECULAR NANO/MICRO SOLIDS LABORATORY
(Nanomaterials Science)
 
Prof. Dr. Rajadurai Chandrasekar
School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachi Bowli
Hyderabad-500 046, INDIA
E.mail: chandrasekar.rajadurai@gmail.com
            r.chandrasekar@uohyd.ac.in
            chandrasekar100@yahoo.com
          
Tel.: +91-40-23134824 (Off)
Room: E 108

Date and Place of Birth: May 1973, MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA


Education:

  • 2003 - Dr. Rer. Nat. (Natural Sciences), Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • 1998 - M.Tech. (Polymer Sci. & Engg.), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  • 1997 - M.Sc. (Chemistry), The American College (Autonomous), Madurai, India


Teaching and Research Experience:

  • Dec. 2015–present: Full Professor of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.
  • Dec. 2012–Dec.2015: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.
  • June 2014: Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
  • June 2012: Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
  • Jan. 2008–Dec. 2012: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.
  • Dec. 2003–Dec. 2007: Research Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.
  • 2004–2007: Beam Line User, The European Synchrotron Radiation  Facility (XRay), Grenoble, France.
  • June 1999April 2001: Lecturer in Chemistry, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Sciences (Autonomous), Coimbatore.
  • Jan-March 1999: Research Fellow, Centre for Polymer Sci. and Engineering, IIT-Delhi. 
  • May 1998: Visiting Engineering Trainee, LT-Demag Plastics Machinery Private Limited(Larsen and Toubro Injection Molding Machine Division), Chennai.


Awards, Prizes, and Honors:

  • Nov 2016: Fellow, Optics Society of India (OSI).
  • June 2016: Eminent Supervisor Award - Dr. K.V. Rao Science Society.
  • Sep 2015: University Chancellor's Award  
  • Feb 2010-2015: Head of the Max-Planck Partner Group appointment of the Max-Planck Society, Germany.
  • August 2009: Invention Cash Prize (4D Imaging technologies) from Intellectual Ventures Ltd.
  • May 2001–May 2003: TU-Darmstadt Graduate College Fellowship.
  • October 2000: Doctorate Fellowship, Polymer Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. (Declined)
  • 1998: Asst. Professorship / Lectureship (Organic Chemistry) NET awarded by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
  • 1997: Institute Fellowship of IIT Delhi during MTech Studies.
  • 1997: Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE’ 97) in Chemistry.
  • 1997: Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
  • 1991-1994: Merit scholarship during BSc programme (2nd Rank holder).

H-index: 22 (Scopus & Google)

i10-index: 38 (Google)

Total Number of Research Papers: 65+
Total Number International Patents: 3
Total Number of Invited Talks: 45+
Total Number of Post-Docs Supervised: 3
Total Number of PhDs Supervised: 5 (5 ongoing)
Total Number of MSc Thesis Supervised: 18

Representative Publications from UoH (from 2010-till):

  • Adv. Mater. (2017)29, 1605260
  • Adv. Opt. Mater. (2017), 00, 0000
  • Chem. Phys. Chem(2016), 17, 3435.
  • Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2016), 18, 15528.
  • ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter. (2016), 8, 952-958. 
  • Adv. Opt. Mater. (2016), 4, 112-119. 
  • Sci. Rep. (Nature) (2015), 5, 8406.                                                                                                    
  • Adv. Opt. Mater. (2015)3, 1035-1040. [Frontispiece Cover Picture
  • Macromolecules (2015), 48, 4801-4812. 
  • ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter. (2014), 6, 1488. 
  • Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2014), 16, 7173. [Perspective]        
  • J. Mater. Chem. C (2014), 2, 1404.                                                               
  • Chem. Mater. (2013), 25, 3408.                                                                                           
  • Adv. Funct. Mater. (2013), 23, 5875.                                                                                
  • Adv. Opt. Mater. (2013), 1, 305.                                                                                          
  • Adv. Mater. (2013), 25, 2963.                                                                              
  • Macromolecules (2013), 46, 362.                                                                                            
  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2012), 51, 3556. [Frontispiece Cover Picture
  • J. Org. Chem. (2012), 77, 3620. 
  • Chem. Plus. Chem. (2012), 12, 1052. [Cover Picture
  • Chem. Phys. Chem. (2011), 12, 2391.                                                                                            
  • Adv. Funct. Mater. (2011), 21, 667.  
  • J. Org. Chem. (2010), 75, 4852.                                                                                              
  • Chem. Commun. (2010), 46, 2915. 

Memberships/Professional Activities: 

  • Convener: Indo-Taiwan Symposium on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences, UoH; Nov. 18-19, 2014.
  • Co-Treasurer: Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XIV), UoH;  Dec. 10-13, 2011.
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) - Life time member
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) - Life time member
  • Optics Society of India (OSI) - Life Fellow
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) - Member

Reviewer for Journals: 

  • Advanced Materials  
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society                                                                                    
  • Advanced Functional Materials   
  • Advanced Optical Materials                                                                                                        
  • ACS Appl. Mater & Interfaces    
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry 
  • ChemNanoMat                                                                                      
  • Inorganic Chemistry                                                                                                                 
  • Crystal Engg. Communication
  • Crystal Growth & Design                                                                                                
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics                                                                                          
  • Macromolecule Rapid Communication
  • Materials & Design
  • ACS Molecular Pharmaceutics  
  • RSC Advances                                                                                       
  • New J Chemistry
  • J. Inorg. & Organometallic Polymers and Materials                                                                        
  • Indian Journal of Chemistry,
  • Journal of Chemical Sciences, etc.,

Reviewer for Books: Black Swan publishers, Wiley, etc.