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Mr. Fredy Joy


Fredy joined our group in July, 2018.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • Integrated BS-MS : IISER Thiruvananthapuram.[2017]
  • Research interests: To investigate the kinetics of atmospherically relevant aromatic radicals with stable molecules using Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) technique.

Contact No : +918281152705

Mr. Prasanna Kumar Bej


Prasanna joined our group on July, 2018.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Fakir Mohan University, Baleswar, Odisha.
    • M.Sc. : Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.[2016]
  • Research interests: To investigate the kinetics of radical-radical reactions in the earth's troposphere.

Contact No : +917504714899

Mr. Subhadarsi Nayak


Subhadarsi joined our group in July, 2017.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Pattamundai College, Utkal University.
    • M.Sc. : Dr.H.S.Gour Central University, Sagar, M.P.[2016]
  • Research interests: Kinetics of Thermal decomposition of Bio-fuels and fuel additives at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

Contact No : +91-7338765827

Mr. Koushik Mondal


Koushik joined our group on Jan, 2017.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta.
    • M.Sc. : Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  • Research interests: Investigation of kinetics of atmospherically important radicals with stable molecules using the in-built ultrasensitive Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS).

Contact No : +918860583489

Mr. Avinash Kumar


Avinash joined our group in July, 2015.

  • EDUCATION:
    • M.Sc. (Chemistry):2015, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, Maharashtra.
    • B.Sc. (Honours Chemistry):2013, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
    Research interests:
    • Measuring the accurate kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons) Oxygenated Volatile Organic Compounds (OVOCs) and Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

Contact No : +919158201552

Mr. Parth Gupta


Parth joined our group in July, 2015.

EDUCATION:

  • M.Sc. (Chemistry): 2015, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning, Prashanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthy, A.P.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry Honors): 2013, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning, Whitefield, Bangalore.
  • Research interests:
    • Computational investigation on the reaction of relevant radicals species with dominant organics in the troposphere.
     

    Contact No : 9602713629

    Ms. Revathy Kaipara


    Revathy joined our group in July, 2015.

    EDUCATION:

  • M.Sc. (Chemistry): 2014, PSGCollege of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
  • B.Sc (M.P.C): 2012, St.Mary's College of Technology, Trissur, Kerela.
  • Research interests:
    • Calculating the Global warming potentials, Ozone depleting potentials, Ozone formation potentials and Atmospheric Life time of the volatile organic compounds which are releasing into the Earth's Atmosphere.

    Contact No : 04422575193

    Mr. Kuzhanthaivelan S


    Velan joined our group in April, 2015.

    EDUCATION:

    • M.Sc. (Chemistry) 2013, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamilnadu
    • B.Sc. (M.P.C) 2011, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamilnadu
    Research interests:
    • Kinetics of the oxidative decomposition mechanism for modern bio-fuels and fuel additives by using high level computational methods.
    • Calculations of Auto ignition delays for bio fuels by using computational methods.

    Contact No : 9003472500

    Dr. Ramya C. Balan


    Mrs. Ramya successfully defended her thesis on April, 2019.

      Title of her thesis: "Cl atom and OH radical initiated photo-oxidation reaction kinetics and mechanistics of saturated, unsaturated, cyclic and non-cyclic hydrocarbons".
    She is currently working as an Institute Post Doctoral Fellow (IPDF), an initiative by IIT Madras.

      EDUCATION :
      • M.Sc (Chemistry), 2009 , Sree Narayana College Nattika (University of Calicut), Kerala.
      • B.Sc (M.P.C), 2006, Little Flower College Guruvayur(University of Calicut), Kerala.

      Mrs Ramya joined the RK group in July, 2014.

      Contact No : 04422575242

    Dr. J. Vijaya Sundar


    Dr. Vijay joined our group as a Post-doc fellow in 2018.

      He completed his PhD under the guidance of Prof. V. Subramanian, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai.

    Mr. Anand Kumar Yadav


    Mr. Anand is currently pursuing MSc from IIT Madras.

      He completed his BSc in Chemistry Honors from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi in 2016.
      Research Interest:Experimental investigation of VOCs with Cl atoms.

      Contact No : +917355656894
    Ph.D StudentsM.Sc.Post-Doc

    Dr. Srinivasulu Gonu


    Dr. Gonu Srinivasulu graduated from RK group in 2015.

      Title of his thesis: "Absorption of transient species and kinetics of oxidation of fluorinated alcohols and esters in the earth's atmosphere: An experimental and computational study".
    • Current Affiliation: Dr.Gonu Srinivasulu is a Post Doctoral Fellow working with Prof. John Crowley, Max Planck Institute (MPI), Mainz, Germany.
    EDUCATION:
    • M.Sc (Physical Chemistry),April 2008,Sri Krishnadevaraya University Campus, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
      B.Sc (M.P.C), April 2006.S. G.S Arts College, Tirupati, A.P.

    Dr.Mohamad Akbar Ali


    Dr. Akbar Ali has graduated from RK group in 2011.

      Title of his thesis: "Computational studies on structural and thermodynamic aspects of cyclic phenyleneacetylenes and reactions of OH radicals with Hydrofluorocarbons and Bromine oxide."

        Dr.Akbar Ali worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof.John R.Barker, University of Michigan, USA.
        Current Affiliation: Dr.Akbar Ali working as an Assistant professor in the department of Chemistry, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea.

    Dr. Manas Ranjan Dash


    Dr.Manas has graduated from RK group in 2014.

      Title of his thesis: "Kinetics of Biogenically emitted compounds into the Earth's atmosphere with OH radicals and Cl atoms and Lower Hydrocarbons with C2H radicals: Experimental and Computational studies".
      Dr.Manas Ranjan Dash worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow with Prof.Y.P.Lee Group, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
      Current Affiliation: Dr. Manas Ranjan Das is currently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Max Planck Institute (MPI), Mainz, Germany.

    Dr. Siripina Vijaya Kumar


    Dr Vijay graduated from RK group in July, 2017.

      Title of his thesis:"OH radical and Cl atom initiated photo-oxidation reaction kinetics of series of unsaturated hydrocarbons".
    EDUCATION:
      M.Sc. (Chemistry),April -2011 , Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. B.Sc. (M.P.C), April- 2008, M.S.N.Degree college, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
        Mr Vijay joined our group in Dec, 2013.

        Current Affiliation: Working as an Assistant Professor under TEQIP-III programme in Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha, MP.

        Recently, he has been offered a Post-Doc Research Associate position in Harvard University, USA.

        Contact No : +919884684577

    Mr. C.Ramanjaneyulu


    EDUCATION:

    • M.Sc. (Chemistry),April 2008,National Institute of Technology Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.
    • B.Sc (M.P.C), April 2006.Govt.DegreeCollege, Kurnool, A.P.
    Research interests:
    • Quantum chemical calculations on the kinetics of OH, NO3radicals and Cl atom reactions with Volatile organic compounds by using Ab initio and DFT Methods.
    • Calculating the rate coefficeints, life times and Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) for Gas Phase reactions in the Earth's atmosphere by using Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer (CRDS) and Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) techniques.

    Dr. Arathala Parandaman


    Dr. Parandaman has graduated from RK group in 2016.

      Title of his thesis: "Thermal decomposition studies of model biofuels, hydrochloroethers and alkyl silanes using single pulse shock tube and computational methods".
          Current Affiliation: Dr. Parandaman is currently pursuing his post doc. with Prof. Amitabha Sinha, University of California, USA.
        EDUCATION
        • M.Sc (Chemistry), April 2008, Sri Krishnadevaraya University Campus, Anantapur, AP.
        • B.Sc (M.P.C), April 2006, P.V.K.N.Govt.Degree college, Chittoor, AP.
        Mr Parandaman joined our group in 2011.

    Dr.M. Bala Ganesh


    Dr.M.Bala Ganesh has graduated from Prof R.K. group in July-2015.

    • Atmospheric implications of replacement compounds to Chlorofluorocarbons and simple Bio-fuels: Experimental and computational studies.
    • Current Affiliation: working as a post doctoral research associate in the department of chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
    EDUCATION:
    • Ph.D.(Physical Chemistry), July-2015 from Department of Chemistry, IITMadras, Tamilnadu.
    • M.Sc. (Chemistry),April -2009 from Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu.
    • B.Sc (M.P.C), April- 2007. Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu.

    Mr.Ahmed Salaf AP


    • EDUCATION:
      • M.Sc. (Chemistry):April -2010, Maulana Azad college, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
      • B.Sc.:April- 2008, MES ponnani college, Ponnani, kerala.
      Research interests:
      • Biological Computational Calculations
      • Measuring the absolute kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

    Dr.G.Sudhakar


    Dr.Sudhakar has graduated from Prof.RK group in Feb,2015.

    • Thermal Decomposition studies of Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Bio-fuels using single Pulse Shock Tube and Computational methods
    • Current Affiliation: Dr.Sudhakar is a Senior Technical Officer-Analytical in Fetch Pfizer Pharmaceutical company, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

    Dr. Veerabhadrarao Kaliginedi


    M.Sc. Project 2008-2009

      • Kinetics of OH Radical Reaction with CH3OCH2F(HFE-161) in the temperature range of 200-400K.
      • Current Affiliation: He is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Supramolecular Nanomaterials and interfaces Laboratory (SUNMIL), MXH 130 (Bâtiment MXH), Institute of Materials (IMX), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

    He has been offered a faculty position in the IPC department of IISc Bangalore.

    Mr Shankupar Rynjah


    Mr Shankupar is currently pursuing M.Sc. from IIT Madras.

    • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc.(Honours): 2013-2016, NEHU, Shillong College.
    Research interests:
    • Kinetics of the oxidative decomposition mechanism for modern bio-fuels and fuel additives by using high level computational methods.

    Contact No : +91-9176050615

    Mr.Satya Prakash Joshi


    Mr. Joshi pursued M.Sc. from IIT Madras.

    • EDUCATION:
      • B.Sc. : Rajadhani College, Delhi University.
      • Research interests:
    • Kinetics of Thermal decomposition of Bio-fuels and fuel additives at higher temperatures by using Single Pulse Shock Tube (SPST) technique.

    Ms.Preeti Verma


    Preeti pursued M.Sc. from IIT Madras.

    • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc.(Honours): 2010-2013, Hindu College, Delhi University.
    Research interests:
    • Measuring the accurate kinetics for the gas-phase reactions of HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons) and Hydro carbons with OH radical and Cl atoms using Pulsed Laser Photolysis (PLP)-Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Estimating the global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), which are considered as indexing parameters to assess the impact of releasing compound on climate change.

    Ms.D.S.Lakshmi Prasanna


    M.SC. Project 2009-2010

    • Kinetic parameters for the reaction of OH radical initiated atmospheric oxidation of E-2-pentenal: ab initio and transition state theory calculations

    Ms. Nabadyuti Barman


    M.SC. Project 2010-2011

    • Fluorinated Thioethers-Do they substitute HFEs?

    Mr. Sanapala Govindam


    M.SC. Project 2012-2013

    • kinetic parameters for the abstraction of H-atom by OH radicals from 4-hydroxy-2-butanone in the temperature range of 200-400K: Denisty functional theory (DFT) and Canonical Variational Transition (CVT) state theory calculations

    Mr.Tirupathi Manthini


    M.SC. Project 2012-2013

    • Kinetics of the thermal decomposition reactions of 2,2-dichloroethylether and 2,2-difluorodiethylether in the temperature range of 500-2000K: Density functional theory and conventional transition state theory calculations.

    Mr.Sahebrao Shinde


    M.SC. Project 2012-2013

    • Rate coefficients for the Hydrogen Abstraction Reaction from Benzene, Toluene and p-xylene by C2H radicals between 200 and 400K; ab-initio and Canonical Variational Transition State Theory (CVTST) Calculations

    Mr.Prasad Yarra


    M.Sc. Project 2009-2010

    • Kinetics of the reaction of NO3 and OH radicals with CF3CH2OCH3 (HFE-263fa1) in the temperature range of 200-400K: ab initio, density functional theory and transition state theory calculations

    Mr.Buthapillli Manohar


    M.SC. Project 2010-2011

    • Kinetics of the reaction of SH Radical with FCH2SCH3, FCH2SCH2F, F2CHSCH2F and F2CHSCHF2 in the temperature range of 200-400K: ab initio and transition state theory calculations

    Mr. Badimela Upendra


    M.SC. Project 2009-2010

    • Kinetics of the Reaction of OH radical with Ethylene, Fluoroethylene, 1,1-difluoroethylene and tran-isomers of the 1,2-difluoroethylene in the temperature range of 200-400K; ab initio, density functional theory and transition state theory calculations

    Mr. Muhammad Mustafa


    Education:

    • B.Sc.(Hons) Chemistry- 2013 from Delhi University.
    • M.Sc. Chemistry-2015 from IIT Madras, Chennai.
    • Kinetics of the thermal decomposition of 3-pentanone behind the reflected shock waves in the temperature range of 1168-1280 K.

    Dr. Madhu Samolia


    Dr. Madhu joined our group as a Post-doc research associate in 2018.

      She completed her PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from IIT Ropar in 2015 under the guidance of Dr TJ Dhilip Kumar.

    Dr. Makroni Lily


    • Dr. Lily was a Post Doctoral Fellow in our group.
    • She completed her PhD under Prof. A K Chandra in Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong.
    • Research Interests:  To investigate the kinetics of oxygenated hydrofluorocarbons with oxidizing species like Cl atom, OH radical, etc.

    Dr.Fakhra Jabeen


    Post-Doc, 2011

    • Kinetic parameters of abstraction reactions of OH radical with CH3CF=CF2 and CH3CF=CH2 in the temperature range of 200-400K: Gaussian-M06-2x level of theory

    Ms. Shruti Moorthy


    Ms. Shruti did a summer internship in our lab from May-July, 2018.

      Research interest- Kinetic investigation of reaction of OH and Cl atom with fluoroethers.
        She did her BSc from Ruia College, Mumbai University.
        She is currently pursuing MSc from Mumbai University and doing her research internship at IIT Bombay.

    Ms Sravani Potham


    Summer internship May-July,2017 from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

    • Photo-oxidation of ethyl methacrylate initiated by Cl atom in earth's atmosphere: An experimental and computational study

    Ms Sowjanya Hebbar


    Summer internship May-July,2017 from NIT Surathkal, Karnataka.

    • Theoritical investigations on the reaction kinetics of cycloalkanes with Cl atom and OH radical.

    Hari Prasad D. Alwe


    • Hari Prasad visited our in April,2013 from Radiation and Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India.
    • He learned DFT, ab initio calculations using Transition State Theory and Canonical Variational Transition State theory to compute the rate coefficients for gas phase reactions.
    • Current Afiliation: Hari Prasad is a Post-Doctrol Associate at University of Minnesota, USA.

    Ms. Devatha Gayatri


    • Gayatri was a visitor (Aug-Dec,2014) from Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
    • She did relative rate experiments with Ramanjaneyulu on Gas phase kinetics of Chlorine atoms with a series of esters.

    Ms.Subbalaxmi M


    Subbalaxmi was a visitor (Sept-Oct, 2014) from Rajahmundry Arts college, Andhra Pradesh.

    Ms.Pappu Samhita


    Summer internship May-June,2015

    • Experimental (298K) and computational (200-2400K) Investigations on the Gas phase reaction of 2-chloropropane with Cl atmos

    Ms.Abinaya


    Summer Internship May-June, 2010

    • Kinetics parameters for the Reaction of OH radical with Ethylene, Fluoroethylene in the temperature range of 200-400K; ab initio, density functional theory and transition state theory calculations

    Ms.Nandhini Subbukani


    Summer Internship May-June,2015

    • Theoretical Investigations on the effect of Nitrogen doping on arm chair Carbon nano tube with (5,5) chairality using semi-empirical and DFT methods

    Mr. Ramadurai


    Summer internship May-June,2014

    • Kinetics of the thermal decomposition reactions of 2-chloroethyl acetate in the temperature range of 200-2500K: Density functional theory and conventional transition state theory calculations

    Anusha


    Ms. Anusha was an intern M.Sc student from Udipi, Karnataka Summer internship May-June,2015

    • Rate coefficients for the Hydrogen Abstraction reaction of Ethyl tert-butyl ether with Cl atoms over the Temperature range of 200-2400K: CVT/SCT ab initio and Hybrid meta DFT methods