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4.3 School of Chemistry

National/international awards won by students

• Rasmita Sahoo (Research student of Surajith Dhara) got best poster award by Indian Liquid Crystal Society in the National conference on liquid crystal, Mangalore-2013, December 16-18, 2013.

• Pavan Venu Prakash Madduri (Research Student of S. N. Kaul) won the best paper in International Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications (MagMa-2013) at IIT Guwahati 05 - 07 December 2013 and also the accompanying cash award of Rs. 3000/-, sponsored by Oxford Instruments, UK.

• Suresh Pittala (Research Student of S. Srinath) has been awarded Dr. K.V. Rao research award for the year 2013- 2014 in Physics.

Patents applied/granted with details for the year: 3 Nos.

1. K. C. James Raju, Anil Tumuluri, Swaroop Raju, V Seshu Bai, T Rajasekharan) “A Method for preparing dielectric Resonators of arbitrary shapes” Filed for Indian Patent.

2. M. Ghanashyam Krishna, K A Padmanabhan, M S R N Kiran. “Non-stoichiometric Titanium Nitride thin films“, European Patent No. 2222887 , 2013

3. Nirmal K. Viswanathan - US Patent 8437588 “System and method for generating an optical vector vortex beam having two lobes,” (2013)

Outreach activities organized

• A. P. Science Congress – School of Physics was in charge of the Maths & Physics Sessions. 14-

• “Refresher course in Experimental Physics” for college and University teachers by School of Physics and Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, 6- 26 November, 2013. Coordinated by Prof Rajender Singh

List of Distinguished Scholars who have delivered lectures Sl. No. Name of the Speaker title 1. Prof. G. K. Lahiri

Department of Chemistry

IIT Bombay, Mumbai-400076

Electronic Structure of Intricate Redox Non- innocent Assemblies


2. Prof. Ashok Kumar Mishra, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036

Analytical Fluorimetry of Multifluorophoric Systems: Some New Approaches


3. Dr. S.V. Rama Sastry Sripada Department of Chemical Sciences IISER Mohali

An Encounter with Furfuryl Cations 22.04.2013

4. Prof. M. Lashminarayana Rao, Department of Chemistry IIT-Kanpur

New Generation Cross-coupling Reactions 26.04.2013

5. Professor M. Ravikanth Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay, Mumbai-400076

Boron-dipyrromethene based fluorescent systems


6. Prof. Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts, USA

How DNA worms through protein channels and nanopores

21.05.2013 7. Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy

Senior Scientist, NCL, Pune 

Recent Achievements in Total Synthesis of Natural Products from our Group

24.06.2013 8. Prof. R. Ramraj,

Department of Physical Chemistry MK University, Madurai

Nanostructured Materials Modified Electrodes for Catalysis and Sensor


9. Professor Prasad V. Bharatam, Department of Medicinal Chemistry NIPER, Chandigarh

Divalent C(O) and N(I) compoundsL Describing novel chemical bonding


10. Dr. M. Jayakannan, Department of Chemistry, IISER, Pune

Polymers Based on Amino acids: Development of New High Temperature Condensation Chemistry


11. Prof. Kanakan Bhattacharyya, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata

Heroes of Indian Science 26.07.2013

12. Prof. Dr. Jürg Hulliger Department of Chemistry &

Biochemistry University of Berne Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Berne, Switzerland

Symmetry breaking in complex molecular assemblies


13. Prof. Suresh Bhargava

Advanced Materials & Industrial Chemistry Group, School of Applied Chemistry,  University, Australia

Nano Innovation: From Mind to Market Place:

Creating Nano Engineered Surfaces for Mercury Sensing and other application


14. Dr. Kali Kishore Reddy Tetala

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Ligand immobilized stationary phase materials for separation of biomolecules

02.08.2013 15. Prof. Pradipta Bandyopadhyay

Centre for Computational

Biology and Bioinformatics School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Nehru University New Delhi

Towards simulating a full bacterial cell:

Technique, application and challenges


16. Prof. M. Nagarajan, Retired Professor School of Chemistry HCU

What is Research?-A Perspective”. This lecture is part of refresher course for Academic Staff College.


17. Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Ordering of Polymers – From the molecular to the macroscopic scale


18. Professor Tomas Torres

Department Of Organic Chemistry Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 28049-Madrid. Spain

Subphthalocyanines: Singular aromatic non- planar molecules


19. Dr. Swagat K. Mohapatra Assistant Professor (Chemistry) KIIT University Bhubaneswar Campus # 16, Patia, Bhubaneswar Orissa, India – 751024

N-Doping of Organic Electronic Materials Using Air-Stable Organometallics


20. Prof. Akio Kamimura

Department of Applied Molecular Bioscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University,  Japan

Asymmetric Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction: A useful strategy for the preparation of heterocyclic compounds


21. Ripudaman Malhotra Associate Director,

Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, SRI International., USA

Progress in Coal Liquefaction 04.11.2013

22. Prof.B. Jayaram

Department of Chemistry & Kusuma School of Biological Sciences

& Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics Computational Biology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Genomes to Hit Molecules In Silico: A country path today, a highway tomorrow  


23. Prof. Michael Baer 

The fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Jerusalem Israel

Born-Oppenheimer Approach: Leading Theory for Molecular Systems


24. Dr. Maheswaran Shanmugam, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay

Enhancing Essential Parameters of Molecular- Nano-Magnets (Mnms) and its applications


25. Prof. Lallan Mishra, Department of Chemistry, Banara Hindu University,Varanasi

Exploring cytotoxic metal complexes through their DNA cleavage and cell imaging properties


26. Prof. A. Ramanan, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi

Solid State Chemistry of Mlybdates: Structures and Functions


27. Dr. Marc Fourmigue,

Institute des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France

Dithiolene pi-radicals in crystals and soft matter 29.11.2013

28. Professor Béatrice Honvault

Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB, UMR 6303 CNRS/

Université de Bourgogne) 9 av Alain Savary, BP 47870, 21078 DIJON cedex, France

Part I: Potential Energy Surfaces and long-range interactions between two radicals

Part II: A brief Introduction to the nitrogen chemistry on Titan


29. Prof. Pascal HONVAULT Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB, UMR 6303 CNRS/université deBourgogne) 9 av. Alain Savary,

BP 47870, 21078 DIJON cedex, France, Tél: 33 (0) 3 80 39 59 60- UFR Sciences et Techniques, Université de Franche-Comté Besançon, Tél: 33 (0) 3 81 66 64 84

Time-independent quantum-mechanical method for the study of atom-diatom reactions


30. Prof. Robert A. Robinson Head of the Bragg Institute, B87 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC NSW 2232, Australia 

Opportunities for Research using the Australian Synchrotron and the OPAL Research Reactor – possibilities for collaboration in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry and Structural Biology between India and Australia


31. Dr Aniruddha Paul,  Department of Chemistry,  Rice University, TX 77005, USA

Probing surface Plasmon propagation and loss compensation in one-dimensional metal nanostructures


32. Prof.  J. Narasimha Moorthy, FASc.

Lalit M Kapoor Chair Professor Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016 INDIA

Our exploits with ‘Sterics’: Control of organic Reactivity and Development of Organic Materials


33. Dr. Sri Rama Koti Ainavarapu Department of Chemical Sciences Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai 400005

Single-molecule studies on forced-unfolding of proteins and protein elasticity


34. Prof. Anant Paradkar

Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Science University of Bradfort, U.K

Processing technologies for crystal engineering 07.01.2014

35. Prof. Raj Suryanaraynan

Professor and William and Mildred Peter Endowed Chair College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, USA

Application of X-ray diffractometry in preformulation and formulation studies


36. Dr. Eswararao Doni Prof. John A. Murphy group

Dept. of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, UK.

Evolution of neutral organic super-electron- doors and their reactivity towards C-O and C-C bond cleavages


37. Prof.Subash Jonnalagadda Dept. of Chemistry and Bio- Chemistry, Rowan University Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA

Development of novel small molecules as potential anticancer agents


38. Dr. Muthaiah Manoharan

Senior Vice President, Drug discovery, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

RNA interference (RNAi) based Therapeutics:

Role of Chemistry and Opportunities for Chemists


39. Prof. Martin Broring

Institut Fiir Anorganische und Analytische Chemie TU

Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106, Braunschweig

DYEmers Functional oligomeric BODIPY dyes 20.01.2014

40. Dr. Oliver Burt

Business Development Manager Chemical Materials Waters Corporations United Kingdom

Polymer Analysis 22.01.2014

41. Dr. Kalapala Venkateswara Rao Department of Chemistry Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, USA

Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Aspartic Protease inhibitors for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s Disease


42. Dr. Kana M.Sureshan School of Chemistry IISER, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala, India

Topochemical reactions for glycopolymer synthesis


43. Prof. Hiro-o Hamaguchi

Department of Applied Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Science National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (Formerly at: Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

Raman Spectroscopy: Past and Future 07.02.2014

44. Prof. E. Peter Kundig Dept. of Organic Chemistry University of Geneva, Switzerland

New Chiral NHC Ligands for the Catalytic Asymmetric Arylation of Amides and the Enantioselective C(sp3)-H Activation to give substituted indulines


45. Dr. Nasir Baig

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Sulfamidates as an efficient and subtle alternative in organic synthesis


46. Prof. S.P. Rath Dept. of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Unfolding Mystery of Multi-Heme Cytochromes:

Effect of Inter-Macrocycleic Interactions


47. Prof. S.Chandrasekaran Dept. of Organic Chemistry IISC, Bangalore

Vinylcyclopropanes as key intermediates in organic synthesis


48. Prof. K.R. Prabhu

Dept. of Organic Chemistry IISC, Bangalore

Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling (CDC) and Related Reactions: Beyond Functional Group Transformations


49. Dr. Arijit Kumar De

Physical Bioscience Division, Lawrence Berkely National Lab. and Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Probing ultrafast coherent dynamics by incoherent fluorescence detection: Towards a spatiotemporal approach


Outreach activities organized

The Networking Resource Centre established in the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad with a grant from the UGC, aims to network with other institutions, especially undergraduate and postgraduate colleges and universities in the region, and thereby contribute to the progress in chemical education and research. The major activities of the Centre during the period April 2013 – March 2014 were the following.

1. Short term research projects were carried out by 31 M.Sc. students from various colleges and universities in the country, in different research groups in the School during the period, primarily during the summer vacation of 2013. The projects were typically for a period of 2 months.

2. 26 Ph.D. students/post-doctoral researchers and 3 teachers from various Universities and colleges carried out training Visits in the different research groups in the School, working primarily in the area of their own research. Period of the visits ranged from 1 – 6 months. A database of all those who completed the Training

4. A Winter School on “Computational Chemistry” was conducted during December 2 – 14, 2013. 15 Ph.D.

students and 4 faculty members from 18 colleges/universities in the country participated. The School consisted of an intensive lecture schedule combined with extensive hands-on computational exercises, covering the basics of quantum chemistry, structure and bonding, and specialized applications of ab initio computations.

5. A custom-made software (Project Management System) that enables efficient management of the accounting of the project funds as well as maintenance of the student/visitor register has been implemented.

Details of Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized categorized as National / International

1. The School organized a National Symposium on “Frontiers in Organic Chemistry” on the Occasion of Prof. M.

Periasamy’s 60th Birthday Celebrations, during October 11–12, 2013.

National / International awards won by the faculty with details R. Chandrasekar:

1. YIM Boston Young Scientist Award for contribution to Materials Science received at MIT, Boston, USA September 2013.

National awards won by students with details (Awards of group members of Prof. K. Muralidharan)

1. Mr. Dharavath Srinivas was adjudged as “first Runner up” of the Dr. K. V Rao Annual Research Award for Chemistry for the year 2013-2014

(Awards of group members of Prof. R. Chandrasekar)

1. Dr. Supratim Basak won the Dr. K.V. Rao Society Young Scientist Runner up Award in Chemistry and Allied Sciences - July 2013.

2. Naisa Chandrasekhar attended Nobel Laureate Meeting - Lindau 2013, Germany- July 2013.

3. Pramiti Hui received 1st Prize Award for  Oral  Presentation  in  Winter School-2013 on Frontiers in Materials Science Organized by JNCASR-Cambridge-SSL, Dec 2013.

title of Project Project Coordinator Funding Agency Period Budget (in Rs.) Molecular

Materials and Nanocomposites

Prof. T.P. Radhakrishnan J.C.Bose Fellowship 01.03.2011 to 28.02.2016


- - Anunay Samanta DST, J.C. Bose


07/2010 to 07/2015


- - R. Chandrasekar Max Plank Partner

Group (MPG) Gernmany

- - 100,000.00 Euros

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