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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, 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 at Osmania University, Hyderabad and Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He did his postdoc 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 19 research papers in reputed international journals from his Ph.D. and postdoctoral work and eagerly waiting to publish more from his independent research. He has received an award from Dr. K. V. Rao's scientific society in recognition of his research.

  • Research Experience:

1. 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.

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                         2017 - 2019

 Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Jakob Magolan.        

 

3. University of Idaho, Moscow, USA-Department of Chemistry                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                         2015 - 2017

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

 

4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India - ACRHEM                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         2015 - 2015

 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.”

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

  • Awards and Recognitions:

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

  • Editorial Board Member for Energetic Materials Frontiers

  • Reviewer for Journal of Materials Chemistry A

  • Reviewer for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

  • Reviewer for Crystal Growth & Design

  • Reviewer for ACS Applied Engineering Materials

  • Reviewer for ACS Omega

  • Reviewer for Energetic Materials Frontiers

  • Reviewer for Crystal

  • Reviewer for Molecules

  • Reviewer for New Journal of Chemistry (RSC Publisher)

  • Reviewer for RSC Adv (RSC Publisher)

  • Reviewer for Central European Journal of Energetic Materials

  • Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Chemistry

  • My research is highlighted at McMaster University in April 2018

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