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Group Leader


Dr. A. Muthukrishnan

       Assistant Professor Grade I
          School Of Chemistry
        IISER Thiruvananthapuram



                                                                                                   Academic profile

B. Sc. (2002)                 Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University), Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.

M.Sc. (2005)                 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Ph. D. (2010)                 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, under the guidance of Professor. M.V. Sangaranarayanan

Post-doc. (2012)          Professor Lin-Chi Chen Lab, Department of Bio-industrial and Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Post-doc. (2017)          Carbon alloy catalysts lab, Department of Materials science and Engineering,
                                          Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. (Professor Takeo Ohsaka and Dr. Yuta Nabae)

Ass. Prof. (2017)        School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India 

Ass. Prof. (till now)   School of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, India

                                                                                                            Awards and fellowships



Gold medal for the top rank in B. Sc. (chemistry) awarded by Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.

Qualified in the national level eligibility test (NET) conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India for the Junior Research Fellowship.

Qualified in the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Ministry of the Human Resource Development, Govt. of India with 97.99%.(All India rank: 71)

Awarded Langmuir Prize for the best doctoral thesis for the year 2011 in the Physical Chemistry and Theoretical chemistry section by Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

                                                                                                                      Research Projects

Exploring the active sites of nitrogen and boron containing/doped materials: N-C-B and N2-C-B type active sites for electrocatalytic 4-electron oxygen reduction reaction sponsored by Department of Science (DST), India (DST/TMD/HFC/2k-24) Amount: Rs. 50,83,120 (Completed) 

Electrochemical Routes to Synthesis the 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid from Biomass-Derived 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Sponsored by MoE (STARS), India (MoE-STARs/STARS-2/2023-0368) Amount: Rs. 40,00,000 (On going)

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