Research Interests

  1. Molecular modeling of membranes using classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and density 
  2. functional theory (DFT) calculations.
  3. Sensing of biomolecules (DNA/RNA, Proteins), small molecules with different 2D nanomaterials and metal surfaces.
  4. Elucidation of catalytic mechanisms of copolymerization.
  5. Modeling of Li, K, Na, Mg, and Ca battery materials.
  6. Modeling of CO2 storage materials

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, 2013
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, 2007
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, The American College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, 2005

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2015: Researcher, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2010-2012: Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2007-2010: Junior Research Fellow, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India


  • Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, 2010
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, 2007
  • Prof. C. Srinivasan endowment gold medal for topper in M.Sc, physical chemistry, 2007
  • Maveeran Sundaralingam endowment scholarship for having secured the highest marks in M.Sc. 
  • (Chemistry), 2007