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Ms. Gopika S. Madhu


Gopika joined our group in January, 2020.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala.
    • M.Sc. : National Institute of Technology Calicut.
  • Research interests: Investigation of gas phase kinetics of reactions of atmospheric interest using CRDS coupled with LIF technique.

Contact No : 04422575242

Ms. Bishnupriya Kar


Bishnupriya joined our group in July, 2019.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Samanta Chandra Shekhar Autonomous College, Puri, Utkal University.
    • M.Sc. : Central University of Karnataka.
  • Research interests: Investigation of gas phase kinetics of reactions of atmospheric interest using LIF and RR techniques.

Contact No : 04422575193

Mr. Amit Debnath


Amit joined our group in July, 2019.  

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Siliguri College, University of North Bengal.
    • M.Sc. : University of North Bengal
  • Research interests: Kinetics of reactions of Criegee intermediates with C1-C3 carbonyl compounds.

Contact No : +918918260152

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. Akshay Kumar R.


Akshay joined our group on December, 2019.

  • EDUCATION:
    • B.Sc. : Christ University, Bangalore.
    • M.Sc. : Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Research interests: To investigate the kinetics of radical-radical reactions in the earth's troposphere.

Contact No : +919743071388

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


(Thesis Submitted!)
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

Dr. Parth Gupta


Mr. Gupta has submitted his thesis in December, 2019 and successfully defended it in March, 2020!!
Title of his thesis :"Atmospheric Chemistry of Hydrofluoroolefins, Esters, Alkanes, Alkenes and Aldehydes Initiated by Atmospheric Oxidizers: Kinetic & Mechanistic Aspects".

  • 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.

    Parth joined our group in July, 2015.  

    Contact No : 9602713629

Ms. Revathy Kaipara


(Thesis Submitted!)
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

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

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.

Ph.D StudentsPost-DocM.Sc.

Dr. Ramya C. Balan


Mrs. Ramya successfully defended her thesis on April, 2019 and recieved her degree recently in the IITM 56th convocation. 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 a Research Associate in Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

She also worked here 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. 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.

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

      Presently, he is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associatein Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

      Contact No : +919884684577

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".

        He is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate at Department of Chemistry, University at Albany-The State University of New York, USA.



        Dr. Parandaman previously worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Amitabha Sinha, Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA.

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      DUCATION
      • 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. 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. 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".

    Dr.Gonu Srinivasulu is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate 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. 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.
  •  He is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University (NTU), 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.

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.

    Dr. Manas Ranjan Das is currently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Max Planck Institute (MPI), Mainz, Germany.

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
  • Dr.Sudhakar is currently working as a Senior Technical Officer in Fetch Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Mohammad 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.

    He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in department of Chemistry, King Faisal University, Al Hufuf, Saudi Arabia.



      Dr. Akbar Ali worked as an Assistant professor in the department of Chemistry, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea.

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.

Presently, she is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, China, under the supervision of Prof Fengyi Liu.

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

Dr. Veerabhadrarao Kaliginedi


M.Sc. Project 2008-2009

    • Kinetics of OH Radical Reaction with CH3OCH2F(HFE-161) in the temperature range of 200-400K.

    • Past 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.

Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IPC) departmnt of Indian Institute of Science (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.

Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Nongstoin College, West Khasi District, Meghalaya.

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.

Presently, he is working as a PhD Research Scholar in the Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland, under the supervision of Prof Arkke J. Eskola.

Mr. Badimela Upendra


MSc Project Student 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

He is currently at Scintist C position in Hydrological Processes (HyP), National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Earth System Science Organisation under the Ministry of Earth Scinces, Government of India.

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. 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.

Ms. Nguyen Xuan Dieu Linh


Ms. Linh did a summer internship in our lab from July-August, 2019.
Research interest-
Cl initiated photo-oxidation reactions of 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran in atmospheric condition : an experimental investigation.
She is a native of Hanoi, Vietnam and currently pursuing her BSc in Chemistry from Vietnam National University - University of Science (VNU-HUS).
She was awarded with the GRIESHMA (Global Research Internship for Engineering Science Humanities and Management) Scholarship, an initiative by IIT Madras.

Ms. Fathima Shifana A. R.


Ms. Fathima did a summer internship in our lab from May-July, 2019.
Research interest-
Photo-oxidation reaction kinetics of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro isopropyl methacrylate with OH radicals: an experimental investigation.
She did her BSc from Farook College, Calicut.
She is currently pursuing her MSc from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut.

Ms. Nalini Ramya R M


Ms. Nalini did a summer internship in our lab from May-July, 2019.
Research interest- Gas phase photo-oxidation reaction of 1,1,1,3,3,3- hexafluoro isopropyl methacrylate with Cl atoms: an experimental study.

She did her BSc from Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM), Port Blair.
She is currently pursuing her MSc from Women's Christian Collge, Chennai.

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