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Dr. Shanmugaraju Sankarasekaran
Assistant Professor
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Biosketch
  • 10/2018─present: Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala.

  • 11/2015─09/2018: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

  • 11/2013─11/2015: Irish Research Council (IRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

  • 03/2013─11/2013: Research Associate, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

  • 08/2007─03/2013: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry (Awarded Prof. S. Soundararajan Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D. Thesis), Department of Inorganic and Physical  Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

  • 06/2005─04/2007: M.Sc. in Chemistry with First Class, The American College, Madurai, India.

  • 06/2002─04/2005: B.Sc. in Chemistry (Spl.) with First Class, The American College, Madurai, India.

Research

The main focus of Supramolecular Structures and Materials (SSM) group research activities is “The rational design and synthesis of novel structures, materials, and porous polymers for sustainable energy, environment, and biomedical applications".

The ongoing specific research projects are:

  • Supramolecular Self-assembly Formation of Functional Molecular Architectures and Ensembles.
  • Dynamic Covalent Bond Directed Self-Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Organic Macrocycles and Cages. 
  • Cage-to-Network Approach: Porous Organic and Hybride Polymers for Selective Sensing, Adsorption, and Sequestration/Conversion of Pollutants.
  • Functional Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications.
  • Rational Design and Synthesis of Small-Molecule Chemosensors for Biologically Related Analytes.
  • Development of New Synthetic Methodology for the Design of Luminescent Organic Materials 
  • Main-group Supramolecular Chemistry
Teaching

M.Sc. Courses

August-November 2021

CY5001: Principles in Chemistry

February-May 2021

CY5006: Elucidation of Molecular Structure

CY5611: Supramolecular Chemistry

September 2020-January 2021

CY5001: Principles in Chemistry

January-April 2020

CY5006: Elucidation of Molecular Structure

August-December 2019

CY5001: Principles in Chemistry

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B.Tech Courses

August-November 2021

CY4001: Industrial Chemistry

September 2020-January 2021

CY1010: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Organic Reactions

January-April 2020

CY1140: Chemistry Lab

August-December 2019

CY1130: Chemistry Lab

January-April 2019

CY1020: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Organic Reactions

CY1030: Chemistry Lab

Research Group

Current Members:

Ph.D. Student:

  • Binduja Mohan (July 2019 -)
  • Ananthu S (January 2020 -)
  • Noushija M. K (August 2021 -)

Research Assistant (SERB Funded):

  • P. Raja Lakshmi (December 2019 - March 2022)

Master Project Students (From IIT Palakkad):

  • Jatin Kapoor 
  • Sulekha Kumari Pandit

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Alumni

Research/Project Assistant:

  • Sukanya Kannan (March 2019 - December 2019), Current Position: Junior Technician (JT) in Chemistry, IIT Palakkad
  • Ulaganathan S (June 2020 - September 2020), Current Position: Genetic Analyst, Anderson Diagnostics and Labs, Chennai.

Master Project Students (From IIT Palakkad):

  • Dipanjana Sarkar (February-May 2021), Current Position: Research Assistant, IIT Jodhpur.
  • Nithasha M. A (February-May 2021)

Master Project Students (External):

  • Smruthy. S (April to June 2019, from S.N. College, Chengannur)
  • Nigila. P (April to June 2019, from S.N. College, Chengannur)
  • Lakshmi Priya. J (January to March 2020, from PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore)

Internship Students:

  • Jayashree Venkatesh (May to June 2019, from The American College, Madurai)
  • R. Maayuri (May to June 2019, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; Current Position: Ph.D. student in Chemistry, IIT Tirupati).
  • Prabu Kumar (May to June 2019, from The American College, Madurai; Current Position: Ph.D. student in Chemistry, IIT Madras).
  • P. Riya (4 to 24th December 2019, from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)
Research Area
Inorganic Chemistry
Coordination Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Supramolecular Material Chemistry
porous polymers
Chemosensors
Bio-Functional Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
Materials Chemistry
Additional Information
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AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/RECOGNITION
Description
  • September 2019 admitted as a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC).
  • April 2019 joined the Editorial Advisory Board of “Results in Chemistry” -a journal published by Elsevier.
  • July 2017, Recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Sensor & Actuator: B. Chemical (Elsevier).
  • July 2015, honored with the Best Poster Prize in Catalysis and Sensing for our Environment Symposium (CASE-2015) held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • March 2014, Prof. S. Soundararajan Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Inorganic Chemistry for the year 2012─2013 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • October 2013, Selected for Newton International Fellowship─2013 to work at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • July 2013, Awarded Ireland Research Council (IRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship─2013 to work at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland. 
  • July 2012November 2013, Awarded Institute Research Fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • February 2011, honored with the Best Poster Award by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI-13) held at NISER, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • February 2010, honored with the Best Poster Award by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI-12) held at IICT, Hyderabad, India.
  • February 2009 – April 2009, Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to visit the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • August 2009 July 2012, Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.
  • August 2007 August 2009, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.
  • March 2007, Qualified National Eligibility Test GATE’07 & CSIR-NET-07.
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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
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FROM IIT PALAKKAD (* = Corresponding author) 

  1. Binduja M.; Shanmugaraju, S*. A book chapter on “Self-Assembled Metallo-Assemblies” was published in the book entitled “Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection”. Chapter 7, Pages: 103-128. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2021). DOI: 10.1201/9781003169130-8.
  2. Murphy, S. A.; Phelan, C.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Blasco, S.; Gunnlaugsson, T. Fluorescent 3-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Trogers bases Incorporating Protected α-Amino-Acids. Tetrahedron Lett., 2021, 83, 153405. 
  3. Raja Lakshmi, P.; Nanjan, P.; Kannan, S.; Shanmugaraju, S.* Recent Advances in Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks (LMOFs) Based Fluorescent Sensors for Antibiotics. Coord. Chem. Rev., 2021, 435, 213793. An Invited review article is published as part of a special issue on "Recent progress on molecular sensors and molecular logic gates".
  4. Lovitt, J. I.; Umadevi, D.; Raja Lakshmi, P.; Twamley, B.; Gunnlaugsson, T.; Shanmugaraju, S*. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Antibiotics Sensing and Coordination Chemistry of a Fluorescent 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Tröger’s base Supramolecular Scaffold. Supramol. Chem., 2020, 32 (12), 620-633.
  5. Delente, J. M.; Umadevi, D.; Byrne, K.; Schmitt, W.; Watson, G. W.; Gunnlaugsson, T.; Shanmugaraju, S.* Hyper-Crosslinked 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Tröger’s base Containing Pyridinium Covalent Organic Polymer (COP) for Discriminative Fluorescent Sensing of Chemical Explosives. Supramol. Chem., 2020, 32 (9), 508-517. This work is highlighted and published as a feature article in the October 2021 issue of IIT Tech Ambit, a student-run magazine that highlights technology research findings from all IITs.
  6. Delente, J. M.; Umadevi, D.; Shanmugaraju, S*.; Kotova, O.; Watson, G. W.; Gunnlaugsson, T. Aggregation induced emission (AIE) active 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide-Trogers base luminogen for discriminative sensing of nitroaromatic explosives in aqueous media. Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 2562-2565. This article is listed in the themed collection: The Mechanism of Supramolecular Chemistry.
  7. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Umadevi, D.; González-Barcia, L. M.; Delente, J. M.; Byrne, K.; Schmitt, W.; Watson, G. W.; Gunnlaugsson, T. “Turn-on” fluorescence sensing of volatile organic compounds using a 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide Tröger’s base functionalized triazine organic polymer. Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 15140-1214. This article is published as inside the front cover article and listed in the themed collection: The Mechanism of Supramolecular Chemistry. Also, highlighted and published as a feature article in the January 2021 issue of IIT Tech Ambit, a student-run magazine that highlights technology research findings from all IITs. 

BEFORE JOINING IIT PALAKKAD (* = Corresponding author) 

  1. Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Chi, K.-W.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Metallamacrocycles via a New PtII2 Organometallic Building Block With 90º Geometry and Optical Sensing of Anions.  Organometallics 2010, 29, 2971− 2980.
  2. Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Ruthenium-Oxygen Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of a RuII8 Incomplete Prism: Synthesis, Structure, and Shape-Selective Molecular Recognition Study. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 10235−10237. 
  3. Bar, A. K.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Chi, K.-W.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembly of Neutral and Cationic PdII Organometallic Molecular Rectangles: Synthesis, Characterization and Nitroaromatic Sensing. Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 2257–2267. (Invited article for a themed issue: New Talent from Asia).
  4. Wang, M.; Vajpayee, V.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Zheng, Y.-R.; Zhao, Z.; Kim, H.; Mukherjee, P. S.;* Chi, K.-W.; Stang, P. J.* Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of M3L2 Trigonal Cages from Preorganized Metalloligands Incorporating Octahedral Metal Centers and Fluorescent Detection of Nitroaromatics. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 1506−1512. 
  5. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Joshi, S. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Fluorescence and Visual Sensing of Nitroaromatic Explosives Using Electron-rich Discrete Fluorophores. J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 9130–9138. 
  6. Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Joshi, S. A.; Patil, Y. P.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Constructions of 2D-Metallamacrocycles Using Half-Sandwich RuII2 Precursors: Synthesis, Molecular Structures, and Self-Selection for a Single Linkage Isomer. Organometallics 2011, 30, 1951−1960.
  7. Shanmugaraju, S.; Samanta, D.; Gole, B.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of 2D-Metallamacrocycles Using a Shape-Selective PtII2-Organometallic 90Acceptor: Design, Synthesis, and Sensing Study.  Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12333–12341. (Invited Article for a special issue on Molecular Self-Assembly).
  8. Gole, B.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Supramolecular Polymer for Explosives Sensing: Role of H-Bonding in Enhancement of Sensitivity in the Solid State. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10046–1004.
  9. Shanmugaraju, S.; Joshi, S. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembly of Metallamacrocycles Using a Dinuclear Organometallic Acceptor: Synthesis, Characterization, and Sensing Study.  Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 11736−11745.
  10. Samanta, D.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Joshi, S. A.; Patil, Y. P.; Nethaji M.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Pillar Height Dependent Formation of Unprecedented Pd8 Molecular Swing and Pd6 Molecular Boat via Multicomponent Self-Assembly. Chem. Commun., 2011, 48, 2298−2300. (One of the most accessed top 25 articles published in January 2012). 
  11. Shanmugaraju, S.; Samanta, D.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-assembly of Ru4 and Ru8 Assemblies via Coordination Using Organometallic RuII2−Precursors: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties. Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2012, 8, 313−322(Invited Article for a special issue on supramolecular chemistry II).
  12. Shanmugaraju, S.; Vajpayee, V.; Lee, S.; Chi, K.-W*.; Stang, P. J*.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of 2D-Metallamacrocycles Using a New Carbazole-Based Dipyridyl Donor: Synthesis, Characterization and C60 Binding Study. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 4817−4823. 
  13. Anbu, S.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Kandaswamy, M.* Electrochemical, Phosphate Hydrolysis, DNA Binding and DNA Cleavage Properties of New Polyaza Macrobicyclic Dinickel(II) Complexes. RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 5349−5357.
  14. Anbu, S.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Ravishankaran,R.; Karande, A. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* A Phenanthrene Based Highly Selective Fluorescence and Visual Sensor for Cu2+ ion With Nanomolar Detection Limit and Its Application in Live Cell Imaging. Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2012, 25, 26−29
  15. Anbu, S.; Shanmugaraju,S.; Ravishankaran,R.; Karande, A. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Naphthalene Hydrazone Based Highly Selective and Sensitive Chemosensors for Cu2+ ion and Their Application in Bio-imaging and Cytotoxicity. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13330−13337. (one of the most accessed top 10 articles published in September 2012).
  16. Shanmugaraju, S.; Harshal, J.; Patil, Y. P.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembly of a PtII8 Tetragonal Prism from a New PtII4 Organometallic Star-Shaped Acceptor and Its Nitroaromatic Explosives Sensing. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 13072–13074(One of the most-read articles published in November 2012).
  17. Mukherjee, P. S*.; Pramanik, S.; Shanmugaraju, S. A book chapter on “Pt/Pd-Ethynyl Bond Containing Fluorescent Molecular Architectures as Sensors for Nitroaromatics” published in the book entitled “Molecular Self-Assembly: Advances and Application” edited by Alex Li Dequan, Pan Stanford Publishing, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2012). [http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9789814316774].
  18. Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Moon, D.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Coordination Self-Assembly of Tetranuclear Pt(II) Macrocycles with Organometallic Backbone for Sensing of Dicarboxylic Acids. Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 2998-3008.
  19. Shanmugaraju, S.; Jadhav, H.; Karthik, R.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Electron-Rich Supramolecular Polymers as Fluorescent Sensors for Nitroaromatic Explosives. RSC Advances 2013, 3, 49404950.
  20. Samantha, D.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Adeyemo, A. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Selection of Discrete Metallamacrocycles Employing Half-Sandwich Octahedral RuII2 Acceptor and Imidazole-Based Donors. J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 751, 703─710. (Invited Article for 50th Anniversary Special Issue).
  21. Shanmugaraju, S.; Jadhav, H.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembled Chloro-Bridged Arene-Ruthenium Based Molecular Rectangle: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Sensing Study. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, India, Sect. A Phys. Sci. 2014, 84, 197–203. (Invited Article for a Special Issue on the occasion of the year of crystallography).
  22. Shanmugaraju, S.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembled Molecular Sensors for Nitroaromatics. Chem.–Eur. J., 2015, 21, 6656–6666. (Most accessed Article in 2/2015 and selected for ChemInform abstract 2015 by the editors).
  23. Roy, B.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Saha, R.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembly of Metallamacrocycles Employing a New Benzil Based Organometallic Bisplatinum (II) Acceptor. CHIMIA., 2015, 69, 541−546. (Invited Article for a special issue on supramolecular chemistry).
  24. Shanmugaraju, S.; Mukherjee, P. S.* π-Electron-rich Small Molecule Sensors for the Recognition of Nitroaromatics. Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 16014−16032. (Selected for ChemInform abstract 2015 by the editors).
  25. Adeyemo, A. A.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Samanta, D.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Template-Free Coordination-Driven Self-Selection of Discrete Hexanuclear Prismatic Cages Employing Half-Sandwich Octahedral RuII2 Acceptors and Triimidazole Donors. Inorg. Chem. Act., 2016, 440, 62−68. 
  26. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Dabadie, C.; Byrne, K.; Savyasachi, A. J.; Umadevi, D.; Schmitt, W.; Kitchen, J. A.; Gunnlaugsson, T*. A Supramolecular Tröger’s base Derived Coordination Zinc Polymer for Fluorescent Sensing of Phenolic-Nitroaromatic Explosives in Water. Chem. Sci, 2017, 8, 1535-1546. (One of the most cited articles in the 2017 portfolio (No 7 out of 1000).
  27. Shanmugaraju, S.; McAdams. D.; Pancotti. F.; Hawes. C. S.; Veale. E. B.; Kitchen. J. K.; Gunnlaugsson, T*. One-pot Facile Synthesis of 4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide Derived Tröger’s base Supramolecular Scaffolds via A Nucleophilic Displacement ApproachOrg. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 7321-7329.
  28. Savyasachi, A. J.; Kotova, O.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Bradberry, S. J.; Maille, G. M.; Gunnlaugsson. T*. Supramolecular Chemistry: A Toolkit for Functional Materials and Organic ParticlesChem., 2017, 3, 764-811.
  29. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Hawes. C. S.; Savyasachi, A. J.; Blasco. S.; Kitchen. J. K.; Gunnlaugsson, T*. Supramolecular coordination polymers using a close to ‘V-shaped’ fluorescent 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide Tröger’s base scaffoldChem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12512-12515(Invited Article for a special issue "Chemosensors and Molecular Logic and published as Inside Front Cover Article).
  30. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Umadevi, D.; Savyasachi, A. J.; Byrne, K.; Schmitt, W.; Watson, G. W.; Gunnlaugsson. T*. Reversible Adsorption and Storage of Secondary Explosives from Water using a Tröger’s base-functionalized Polymer. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 25014-25024. 
  31. Shanmugaraju, S*.; Poulsen, B.; Arisa, T.; Umadevi, D.; Dalton, H. L.; Hawes, C. S.; Savyasachi, A. J.; Watson, G. W.; Williams, D. C.; Gunnlaugsson, T*. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Antiproliferative Activity of a New Fluorescent 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Tröger’s base-Ru(II)-Curcumin Organometallic Conjugate.  Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 4120-4123.
  32. Calatrava-Perez, E.; Delente, J.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Hawes, C. S.; Williams, D. C.; Gunnlaugsson, T*.; Scanlan, E. M.* Glycosylated Naphthalimides and Naphthalimide Tröger´s Bases as Fluorescent Aggregation Probes for Con A. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 2116-2125. 
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Invited Talks Delivered
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  1. 20th February 2019, Delivered an invited talk on "Supramolecular Chemistry: From the past to present" in a one-day national seminar on current trends in chemistry held at The American College, Madurai.
  2. 05th July 2019, Delivered an invited talk on "Chemistry of 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Trogers base Supramolecular Scaffolds" in a one-day international conference on Frontier Areas of Chemistry held at The American College, Madurai.
  3. 12th October 2019, Delivered an invited talk on "Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Complexes: From Design to Applications" in a National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry of Materials (NCRTCM) held at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  4. 30th January 2020, Delivered an invited talk on "Supramolecular Chemistry: From the past to present" in a one-day national conference on Applications of Green Chemistry and Its Applications held at Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
  5. 07th February 2020, Delivered an invited talk on "Supramolecular Chemistry: From the past to present" in a one-day national seminar on Frontiers in Chemistry and Its Applications held at Vivekanandha Arts and Science College for Women, Sankari, Erode.
  6. 19th February 2020, Delivered an invited talk on "Supramolecular Chemistry: Where From? Where to?" in a one-day national seminar on Recent Trends in Chemistry held at Fatima College, Madurai.
  7. 26th February 2020, Delivered an invited talk on "Recent Advances in the development of 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Troge base Based Supramolecular Structures and Materials" in a Two-day national seminar on Current Scenario of Medicinal NanoChemistry in Target Drug Design held at Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.
  8. 05th March 2020, Delivered an invited talk on "Surprising ‘Twist And Turns’ In Supramolecular Self-Assembly Formations of Novel Structures and Materials" in a Two-day international conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences held at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore.
  9. 18th June 2020, Delivered an invited webinar on "Supramolecular Self-Assembly Formations of Novel Structures and Materials" in a Two-day international virtual conference on Materials and their Applications organized by the department of chemistry and physics, SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.  
  10. 09th July 2020, Delivered an invited webinar on "The Journey of Supramolecular Chemistry: From an Accidental Discovery to Advanced Materials" in a one-day International Chemistry conference organized by the department of chemistry and humanities, RKM College of Engineering and Technology, Puduvoyal, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.
  11. 13th July 2020, Delivered an invited webinar on "The Journey of Supramolecular Chemistry: From an Accidental Discovery to Advanced Materials" in a one-day International Chemistry webinar organized by the Department of Chemistry, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, Karnataka.
  12. 30th July 2020, Delivered an invited webinar on "Troger's base 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide (TBNap): A Novel Supramolecular Scaffold for Material Design" in a one-day national webinar on supramolecular chemistry organized by the Department of Chemistry, Sri Meenatchi Government Arts College for Women, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  13. 11th September 2020, Delivered an invited webinar on "Emergences of Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Advanced Materials" organized by the Department of Chemistry, Bishop Kurialacherry College for Women, Amalagiri, Kottayam, Kerala.
  14. 28th November 2020, Delivered an invited keynote webinar on "Functional Nanostructured Materials for Fluorescence Sensing and Removal of Nitroaromatic Explosives" in an STTP organized by the Department of Physics, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu.
  15. 26th August 2021, Delivered an invited webinar on "Emergences of Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Materials" in a one-week faculty development program on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences organized by the Department of Chemistry, Saranathan College of Engineering, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  16. 17th September 2021, Delivered an invited webinar on "Emergences of Supramolecular Chemistry" in the CRSI Trichy-Madurai local chapter E-workshop on Advances in Chemical Sciences organized by the Chemistry department of Seethlakshmi Ramaswamy College, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  17. 22nd October 2021, Delivered an invited webinar on "Functional Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Fluorescence Sensing and Removal of Secondary Chemical Explosives" in the Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
  18. 26th November 2021, Delivered an invited webinar on "Supramolecular Self-assembly Formation of Novel Structures and Polymers from Troger's base 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide (TBNap) Scaffold" in the Department of Chemistry, Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
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Memberships of scientific societies
Description

1. Lifetime Member, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)

2. Lifetime Member, Indian Society for Chemist and Biologist (ISCB) 

3. Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

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Journal Activities
Description

January 2014─Present, Recognized reviewer for peer-reviewed international/national journals:

  • Chemical Sciences (RSC)

  • Inorganic Chemistry (ACS)

  • ACS Applied Polymer Materials (ACS)

  • Journal of Material Chemistry C (RSC)

  • Dalton Transaction (RSC)

  • RSC Advances (RSC)

  • New Journal of Chemistry (RSC)

  • Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Elsevier)

  • Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Springer)

  • Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry (Elsevier)

  • Dyes and Pigments (Elsevier)

  • Spectrochimica Acta Part A (Elsevier)

  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)

  • Defence Technology (Elsevier)

  • Results in Chemistry (Elsevier)

  • Biosensor (MDPI)

  • Indian Journal of Chemistry-Section A (Niscair)                                  

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Funding Received
Description
  • April 2020, Funding Received from Federal Bank from their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding. Project Value: Rs. 500000 for 4 months; Role: PI.
  • March 2019, Funding Received from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India. Project Value: Rs. 37,63,000 for 3 years; Role: PI.
  • April 2018, Enterprise Ireland-H2020 Coordinator Grant to Support for the European Research Council (ERC) Application Preparation. Project Value: € 15,033 (9 Months); Role: PI
  • October 2013, Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Project Value: £ 66,000 (2 Years); Role: PI
  • July 2013, Irish Research Council (IRC) International Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Government of Ireland. Project Value: € 86,790 (2 Years); Role: PI
  • February 2009, Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) Research Fellowship from the Swiss National Research Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland. Project Value: CHF 10,000 (2 Months); Role: Co-PI
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Awards Received by Group Members
Description
  • September 2019, Ms. Sukanya Kannan received the best poster prize in Research Scholar Day-2 (RSD-2) held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India. Congratulation Sukanya.............

 

  • November 2021, Ms. Binduja Mohan received the best poster prize in Research Scholar Day-4 (RSD-4) held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India. Congratulation Binduja.............
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Conference Publications by group members
Description
  • September 2019, a poster presented by Ms. Sukanya Kannan in Research Scholar Day-2 (RSD-2) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Poster Title:TREN-Naphthalimide Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cu2+ Ion: Synthesis and Sensing Studies

  • September 2019, a poster presented by Ms. Binduja Mohan in Research Scholar Day-2 (RSD-2) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Poster Title: A Simple “Turn-on” Fluorescent Sensor for Biologically Relevant Zn(II) Ion

  • 05th March 2020, a poster presented by Ms. P. Raja Lakshmi in a Two-day international conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences was held at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore.

Poster Title: A simple TREN-4-amino-1,8-Naphthalimide based Fluorescent sensor for selective and reversible sensing of Cu(II) in water.

  • 05th March 2020, a poster presented by Ms. Binduja Mohan in a Two-day international conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences was held at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore.

Poster Title: A simple 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide based "Turn-on" Fluorescencet Sensor for Biologically Relevant Zn(II) Ion.

  • 06th November 2021, a poster presented by Ms. Binduja Mohan in Research Scholar Day-4 (RSD-4) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Poster Title: Synthesis and Cytotoxicity Evaluation of A V-Shaped Fluorescent 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Tröger’s base Derived Ru(II)-Curcumin Organometallic Conjugate.

  • 06th November 2021, a poster presented jointly by Mr. Ananthu S and Ms. Raja Lakshmi P in Research Scholar Day-4 (RSD-4) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Poster Title: Synthesis and Antibiotics Sensing Properties of Tröger’s base containing 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide Scaffolds and Organic Fluorene Polymer

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Research Collaborators
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  • Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson - Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland. (For Biological Studies)
  • Dr. Dinesh Jagadeesan - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IITPKD), India. (For catalysis and Organic Transformation)
  • Dr. Umadevi Deivasigamani - Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IITPKD), India. (For Computational Studies)

Recent Publications

Binduja M.; Shanmugaraju, S*
Published in the book entitled "Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection" Chapter 7 103-128 (2021)
Murphy, S. A.; Phelan, C.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Blasco, S.; Gunnlaugsson, T.
Tetrahedron Letter 83 153405 (2021)
Raja Lakshmi, P.; Nanjan, P.; Kannan, S.; Shanmugaraju, S.*
Coord. Chem. Rev. 435 213793 (2021)
Lovitt, J. I.; Umadevi, D.; Raja Lakshmi, P.; Twamley, B.; Gunnlaugsson, T.; Shanmugaraju, S*
Supramol. Chem. 32 (12) 620-633 (2020)
Jason M. Delente, Deivasigamani Umadevi, Kevin Byrne, Wolfgang Schmitt, Graeme W. Watson, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju*
Supramolecular Chemistry 32 (9) 508–517 (2020)