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Team Leader

Dr. Srinivas Dharavath

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur

Dr. Srinivas Dharavath joined the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur as an Assistant Professor in 2019, where his research interests focus on Organic chemistry, especially in energetic materials and medicinal chemistry field. Srinivas became interested in chemistry during his graduation looking at small drug molecules and natural products. Srinivas completed his graduate and postgraduate studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Idaho-USA with Prof. Jeann’e M Shreeve and McMaster University-Canada with Prof. Jakob Magolan.

 

At his first postdoc at Idaho, Srinivas synthesized various small heterocyclic molecules with a particular focus on secondary energetic materials for defence applications. These molecules continue to serve as potential candidates in energetic materials. Srinivas hopes that the materials which he prepared having real-time use in the society. In his second postdoc at Hamilton, he synthesized various small heterocyclic molecules with a particular focus on bioactive compounds towards the screening of antibiotics, anticancer and anti-obesity. The few newly synthesized molecules had good potential for the given studies.

 

Srinivas loves teaching at the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur. So far, Srinivas has published 39 research papers in reputed international journals from his Ph.D., postdoc and from IIT Kanpur as an independent researcher. He has received an award in his Ph.D. from Dr. K. V. Rao's scientific society in recognition of his research.

Work Experience

2019- Present

2017-2019

2015-2017

2015-2015

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IITK) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India 2019 - Present

 Research areas at IITK

  • Design and synthesis of new green high energy density materials, energetic oxidizers and predicting their energetic properties. 

  • Synthesis of green energetic ionic liquids.

  • Synthesis of iodine rich compounds for agent defeat weapons.

  • Design and synthesis of new drug like small heterocyclic compounds for anticancer, anti-microbial activity.

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada -Department of Bio Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences 

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Jakob Magolan.

University of Idaho, Moscow, USA-Department of Chemistry 

 Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. J. M. Shreeve.  

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India - ACRHEM

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. K. Muralidharan

  • Education:

1. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India -ACRHEM                                                                        2010 - 2014

    Ph.D. (Heterocyclic/Energetic Materials Chemistry), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

    “Design and Synthesis of Nitrogen-rich Heterocyclic Compounds and Salts as Energetic Materials.”

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2. M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.                                                    2007 - 2009​

  • Awards and Recognitions:

  • Delivered an invited talk at EMEE 2023 on 4th March, 2023

  • Delivered an invited talk at IIIT Basara on 16th December, 2022

  • Delivered an invited talk at FORCE IICS 2022 on 27th July, 2022

  • Delivered an invited talk at 13th International High Energy Materials Conference & Exhibits – 2022 on 26th May, 2022

  • Delivered an invited talk at OCS@2022 in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur on 3rd April 2022

  • Dr. K. V. Rao Young Scientist award for the year 2013-14

  • Reviewer for Journal of Materials Chemistry A

  • Reviewer for Crystal

  • Reviewer for Molecules

  • Reviewer for RSC Adv

  • Reviewer for Central European Journal of Energetic Materials

  • Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Chemistry

  • Reviewer for International Journal of Instrumentation Science

  • My research is highlighted at McMaster University in April 2018

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