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Dr. Shanmugaraju Sankarasekaran
Assistant Professor
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Biosketch
  • 10/2018─Current: 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.

Research Mentor: Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

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

Research Mentor: Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

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

Research Mentor: Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee

  • 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.

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee

  • 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
  • Supramolecular Self-assembly Formation of Discrete Molecular Architectures and Their Functional Applications within their Confined Cavity.
  • Construction of Mesoporous Polymers for Selective Adsorption and Sequestration of Pollutants and Hazardous Chemical Substances.
  • Fabrications of Functional Bio-Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications.
  • Rational Design and Synthesis of Chemosensors for Biologically Related Anions, Cations, and Small Molecules.
  • Development of Novel Theranostic Agents (Organic and Metal based) for Cancer Therapy.
Teaching

B.Tech Causes

Jan-April 2019

CY1020: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Organic Reactions (Jointly with Dr. Mintu Porel)

CY1030: Chemistry Lab (Jointly with Dr. Mintu Porel, Dr. A. Padmesh, and Prof. KVG. Kutty) 

Research Group

Research Assistant:

  • Ms. Sukanya Kannan (March 2019 - Ongoing)

Research Interest: Development of Novel Theranostic Agents (Both metal and organic based) for Cancer Therapy. 

Master Project Students:

  • Ms. Smruthy. S (April to June 2019)

Research Interest: Coordination Self-assembly Formation of Discrete Metallacycles and Cages  

  • Ms. Nigila. P (April to June 2019)

Research Interest: Development of 1,8-Naphthalimide based Theranostic Agents for Cancer Therapy. 

Summer Interns:

  • Jayashree Venkatesh (May to June 2019, from The American College, Madurai)

Research Interest: Engineering Porous Polymers for Selective Sensing and Adsorption of Pollutants.

  • R. Maayuri (May to June 2019, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli)

Research Interest: Design and Synthesis of Novel Fluorescences Sensors for Biologically Related Anions.

  • Prabu Kumar (May to June 2019, from The American College, Madurai)

Research Interest: Design and Synthesis of Novel Fluorescences Sensors for Biologically Related Small Molecules.

Research Area
Inorganic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Supramolecular Material Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
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AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/RECOGNITION
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  • April 2019, Invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of “Results in Chemistry”, a journal published by the 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 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • October 2013, Selected for Newton International Fellowship─2013 to work at 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 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 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 

  1. 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. (Impact Factor: 3.564, Times Cited: -).

BEFORE JOINING IIT PALAKKAD 

BOOK CHAPTER

  • Contributed a book chapter on “Pt/Pd-Ethynyl Bond Containing Fluorescent Molecular Architectures as Sensors for Nitroaromatics” 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]. (Times Cited: 17)

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (* = 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. (Impact Factor: 3.888, Times Cited: 88)
  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. (Impact Factor: 4.325, Times Cited: 36)
  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. (Impact Factor: 3.838, Times Cited: 53). (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. (Impact Factor: 4.601, Times Cited: 136)
  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. (Impact Factor: 5.968, Times Cited: 155)
  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. (Impact Factor: 3.963, Times Cited: 43
  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. (Impact Factor: 3.838, Times Cited: 20) (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, 10046–10048. (Impact Factor: 6.169, Times Cited: 127)
  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. (Impact Factor: 4.601, Times Cited: 74)
  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. (Impact Factor: 6.169, Times Cited: 37) (One of the most accessed top 25 articles published in the month of 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. (Impact Factor: 2.517, Times Cited: 18) (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. (Impact Factor: 4.601, Times Cited: 35)
  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. (Impact Factor: 3.708, Times Cited: 24)
  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. (Impact Factor: 1.972, Times Cited: 16)
  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. (Impact Factor: 3.838, Times Cited: 33). (one of the most accessed top 10 articles published in the month of 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., 201251, 13072–13074. (Impact Factor: 4.601, Times Cited: 52). (One of the most read articles published in the month of November 2012).
  17. 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 AcidsDalton Trans., 2013, 42, 2998-3008. (Impact Factor: 3.806, Times Cited: 15)
  18. Shanmugaraju, S.; Jadhav, H.; Karthik, R.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Electron-Rich Supramolecular Polymers as Fluorescent Sensors for Nitroaromatic Explosives. RSC Advances 2013, 3, 49404950. (Impact Factor: 3.708, Times Cited: 46)
  19. Samantha, D.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Adeyemo, A. A.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Selection of Discrete Metallamacrocycles Employing Half-Sandwich Octahedral RuII2 Acceptor and Imidazole-Based DonorsJ. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 751, 703─710. (Impact Factor: 2.302, Times Cited: 7) (Invited Article for 50th Anniversary Special Issue).
  20. 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. (Impact Factor: 0.179, Times Cited: 6) (Invited Article for a Special Issue on the occasion of the year of crystallography).
  21. Shanmugaraju, S.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembled Molecular Sensors for NitroaromaticsChem.–Eur. J., 2015, 21, 6656–6666. (Impact Factor: 5.696, Times Cited: 87). (Most accessed Article in 2/2015 and selected for ChemInform abstract 2015 by the editors).
  22. Roy, B.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Saha, R.; Mukherjee, P. S.* Self-Assembly of Metallamacrocycles Employing a New Benzil Based Organometallic Bisplatinum (II) AcceptorCHIMIA., 2015, 69, 541−546. (Impact Factor: 1.091, Times Cited: -) (Invited Article for a special issue on supramolecular chemistry).
  23. Shanmugaraju, S.; Mukherjee, P. S.* π-Electron-rich Small Molecule Sensors for the Recognition of Nitroaromatics. Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 16014−16032. (Impact Factor: 6.834, Times Cited: 95) (Selected for ChemInform abstract 2015 by the editors).
  24. 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. (Impact Factor: 2.046, Times Cited: 2)
  25. 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 WaterChem. Sci, 2017, 8, 1535-1546. (Impact Factor: 9.144, Times Cited: 36) (One of the most cited article in 2017 portfolio (No 7 out of 1000).
  26. 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. (Impact Factor: 3.564, Times Cited: 3.
  27. 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. (Impact Factor: Pending, Times Cited: 5).
  28. 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. (Impact Factor: 6.834, Times Cited:1). (Invited Article for a special issue and published as Inside Front Cover Article).
  29. 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. (Impact Factor: 8.867, Times Cited:1).
  30. 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. (Impact Factor: 6.834, Times Cited:-).
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Invited Talks Delivered
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1. 20th Feb 2019, Delivered an invited talk on "Supramolecular Chemistry: From the past to present" in a one-day seminar on current trends in chemistry held at The American College, Madurai.

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

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

3. Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

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Journal Activities
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January 2014Present, Recognized reviewer for peer-reviewed international journals:

                                         Inorganic Chemistry (ACS),

                                         Chemical Sciences (RSC)

                                         Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Elsevier),

                                         Spectrochimica Acta Part A (Elsevier),

                                         Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier),

                                         Defence Technology (Elsevier)

                                         Biosensor (MDPI).

                                         Results in Chemistry (Elsevier)

 

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Funding Received
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  • March 2019, Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science (EMEQ) Funding Received from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India.

Project Value: Rs. 37,63,000.00 for 3 years; Project ID: EEQ/2018/000799; 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); Project ID: CS20182074; Role: PI

  • October 2013, Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

Project Value: £ 66,000 (2 Years); Project ID: NF130816; Role: Co-PI

  • July 2013, Irish Research Council (IRC) International Postdoctoral Fellowship from The Government of Ireland.

Project Value: € 86,790 (2 Years); Project ID: GOIPD/2013/442; Role: Co-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); Project ID: RF03; Role: Co-PI

Recent Publications

Elena Calatrava-Pérez, Jason M. Delente, Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju, Chris S. Hawes, Clive D. Williams, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson* and Eoin M. Scanlan*
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 17 2116-2125 (2019)
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*.
Chemical Communications 54 4120-4123 (2018)