Educational Qualifications

Ph. D. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 

M. Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University 

B. Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University


Postdoctoral Experiences 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, April 2003 – December 2005

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow

Iowa State University, USA

Project Title: “Spectroscopic and structural characterization of age pigments and their use as real-time monitors of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies”


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, January 2003 – March 2003

University of Hawaii, USA

Project Title: “Hula-twist, a Supramolecular Photochemical Reaction Mechanism. A New Perspective of Photoisomerization”


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, July 2000 – December 2002

Florida State University, USA

Project Title: “Investigations of Mechanisms of Photochemical Reactions”


Teaching Experiences

Courses Taught

CH 001 Preparatory Chemistry – I, CH 101 Chemistry, CH 211 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CH 301 Principles of Chemical Equilibrium and Electrochemistry, CH 334 Chemical Technology Lab III, CH 431 Group Theory and Spectroscopy, CH 432 Chemical Dynamics and Electrochemistry, CH 535 Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CH 601 Physical Methods in Chemistry, CH 639 Principles and Applications of Molecular Fluorescence, CH 640 Principles and Applications of Luminescence Spectroscopy.



Administrative Experiences


Head, Central Instruments Facility, June 2013 – till date
Convener, Institute Chemicals and Glassware Rate Contract Committee, 2014-15
Institute Timetable Committee Member, March 2006 – July 2014
Preparatory Coordinator, July 2011 – July 2012


Course & Timetable Coordinator, March 2006 – June 2014
Faculty-in-charge, Department Courses Feedback, March 2006 – March 2015
Convener, Ph. D. Selection Committees
Member, DPPC, 2010-2014
Member, DUPC, 2010-till date
Coordinator, Departmental Space, 2010-till date

Deputy Center In-charge IIT Guwahati Center, AIEEE Counseling, IIT Guwahati center, 2010, 2011 & 2012


Invited by American Chemical Society’s journal Journal Physical Chemistry to submit an article for the special issue on ‘Photoinduced Proton Transfer special issue’ J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 2330–2344

Invited by Royal Chemical Society’s journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics to submit a review article for the special issue on ‘Hydrogen Bonding in the Excited State’ (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 8775-8790, the article appears as front cover page article of the special issue)

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship to do research at Iowa State University, USA

Senior Research Fellowship Extended, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India to do research

Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (JRF and SRF), University Grant Commission (UGC), India to do Ph. D

Secured first rank in M. Sc

Secured first rank in B. Sc