Information as provided by the former co-workers is summarized below. The list includes
graduate students and postdoctoral associates.
INDIAN INSTITUTEOF SCIENCE, BANGALORE, INDIA (1978-87)
V. Jayathirtha Rao
Deputy Director, Organic Chemsitry Division II, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
[IICT], Hyderabad-500607, INDIA
I am engaged in doing research in organic chemistry organicphotochemistry-organic
materials-process devlopment of organic chemicals" with the help of Ph.D. and Masters
Manager at Apotex Inc., a large generic pharmaceutical company in Toronto, Canada
I am in-charge of a technical support group dealing with resolving analytical chemistry/methodology
issues arising within Commercial Laboratory Operation
Research Advisor, Corporate Strategic Research Center, ExxonMobil
I advise our researchers on energy research projects execution and provide strategic
Advisor, Afton Chemical
I am responsible for Drivetrain Additives Development for the European
K. N. Bhagawathi Sundari
Reader, Guru Nanak College, Chennai, India
Author, Applied Chemistry, Mjp Publishers, Chennai
Vice President, Research & Development, PROMETHEUS Therapeutics & Diagnostics
San Diego, CA92121
I work on therapeutics & diagnostics related to Autoimmune disease and Oncology.
Principal Nanotechnology Engineer for Aerospace Missions Corporation
Developing processes that led to successful production of several types of IC chips.
Pushkara Rao Varanasi
R&D Manager & Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Microelectronics Division, Hopewell
Responsible for lithography materials R&D strategy, technology innovation and execution.
Nageshwer Rao Bantu
Proprietor, Neenav Corporation, Woburn, MA 01801.
Importer of Indian goods
Associate Director, Process Development, Formulations, Clinical Supplies Manufacturing
and Logistics, Relypsa, Inc. Santa Clara, CA 95054
My research focuses on Cardiac and Renal drugs
Munnirpallam S. Syamala
Search Analyst, Cardinal Intellectual properties Inc., Evanston, IL
Operations Manager, DuPont Company (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore 098633
Responsible for establishing and managing strategic contract manufacturing for DuPont
Crop Protection business.
Senior Professor of Chemistry, Chairperson-School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University,
Areas I am currently involved : Biomimetic chemistry, Organic photochemistry, Green
Chemistry, Catalysis by metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, Nanosensors
N. Ramasubbu (jointly with Professor K. Venkatesan)
Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology, University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Co-Director of the Oral Biology Ph.D. Program and an Adjunct faculty in the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Ramasubbu’s research program focuses on the structural biology to understand the
structure-function relationships of proteins that have an impact in the oral cavity.
Murthy S. Gudipathi (jointly with Professor K. Venkatesan)
Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
And University of Maryland at College Park, MD
At JPL/Caltech, I am a principal scientist in the science division. My lab is engaged
in understanding the evolution of icy matter in the Universe, starting from ice on
earth through solar system ices such as on Mars, comets, icy satellites, and outer
planets, to the interstellar medium. There are at present 6 post-doctoral colleagues
working with me and I engage in both national and international collaborations.
Kaillathe Padmanabhan (jointly with Professor K. Venkatesan)
Manager, Macromolecular Computer Facility, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, Michigan State University, E.Lansing, MI 48824-1319
I offer personal assistance in protein modeling, computer networking, installation,
and hardware troubleshooting; installation of operating systems and software packages,
as well as presentation formatting and design.
Paliniappan Arjunan (jointly with Professor K. Venkatesan)
Research Instructor, VA Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical
Biology, University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA 15240
Dr. Arjunan's current research includes the high resolution three-dimensional structure
determination of thiamin diphosphate(ThDP)-dependent enzymes, the yeast pyruvate
decarboxylase (PDC) and pyruvate dehydrogenase multienzyme complex (PDHc) from Escherichia
coli. The refined structure is then used to address long-standing issues regarding
the structure and function of thiamin diphosphate-dependent enzymes.
K. Ganaguru (jointly with Professor K. Venkatesan)
THE DUPONT COMPANY (1987-1994)
TULANE UNIVERSITY (1994-2004)
Clinical Specialist at Genentech Inc.
I am in a rotation program in Genentech in the sales and marketing group. I am part
of the sales organization that promotes the drugs "Boniva" and "Tamiflu" at Genentech.
Southern Regional Research Center(SRRC), USDA-ARS, MSA, New Orleans, LA
I am a support scientist with the title CHEMIST of the Cotton Chemistry and Utilization
Unit at the Southern Regional Research Center of the Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) which is part of the USDA. [MSA is Mid-South Area] I am currently working
on Value-Added products of cotton. In particular, antimicrobial and decontamination
wipes and products like wound healing bandages involving cotton.
Chemist, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, West Chester, PA 19382, US
Development of drugs.
K. J. Thomas
Senior Research Chemist at Mars Snackfood, Greater New York City Area
Fundamental research: in the areas of polyphenol chemistries (flavanols, procyanidins,
anthocyanins); analytical method development, validation, production of reference
standards, isolation of materials, HPLC. Project management, training. Greener Technologies
Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
Research Focus: Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug / Gene
Prinicipal Scientist. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sepracor, Inc., Marlborough,
My group's responsibilities include providing analytical support for drug substance
and drug product development and qualification of container closure systems for inhalation
High School Chemistry Instructor at The Harker School, San Jose.
Scientist, Sirtris pharmaceuticals, a GSK company
I am a scientist working in the area of Formulations and Drug delivery. Given the
challenging physico-chemical properties and absoprtion of drug compounds, we come
up with the best possible way to deliver a drug to the body.
Team Leader, Hydrocracking R&D, ConocoPhillips, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Area of Research: Clean Fuels Technologies: Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, SZorb(TM)
gasoline sulfur removal technology, Commercial filter cleaning
Job Profile & Experience: Lab scale and pilot R&D innovations; Technical lead-hydroprocessing
R&D; Manage and improve hydrocracking R&D program to more efficiently support refinery
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota
State University, Fargo, ND, USA.
Research in the Sivagroup involves the use of light to initiate chemical reactions
and control photoreactivity in the excited state using molecular design and nanoconfinement.
Lead Scientist in GE Global Research, Albany NY
Development of organic and inorganic dyes and polymer materials for Holographic Technology,
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Applications and Fluorescent dyes development
for Healthcare Applications.
Lakshmi Sireesha Kaanumalle
Lead Scientist, GE Global Research, Albany NY
Funtional Role: Developing optical/fluorescence based technology for diagnostic applications
such as molecular pathology and contrast agents.
Chief Science Officer of Owen Biosciences, Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA
We develop and manufacture personal care products. I lead Research and Develpoment,
Team Leader, Chevron
Leading a team of nine scientists and technicians engaged in characterization of
petroleum feedstock, products and materials.
Associate Professor, Division of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University,
Active control of photochemical processes by manipulation of intermolecular distances:
The aim of the present study is to control photochemical processes actively by manipulation
of intermolecular istances on nano-layered materials such as clay minerals. Through
the development of the previously proposed "Size-Matching Effect", which is a novel
technique to control the molecular alignment on inorganic surfaces, the establishment
of active control methods for photochemical processes will be examined.
Scientist, Central Japan Railway Company, Nagoya, Japan
Research in the area of coating liquids and TiO2
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, University
of Fukui, Fukui, Japan
Pursuing research in the area of a new photochemical organic reaction in water using
photosensitive surfactant and exploring their applications
UNIVERSITYOF MIAMI (2005–CURRENT)
Current job/position: Assistant Professor. Department of Natural Sciences, Western
New Mexico University, Silver City, NM 88061
What I do: Teach UG students and do research in the area of supramolecular photochemistry
and host-guest chemistry
Senior Research Investigator, Syngene-Biocon Ltd., Bangalore, India.
Nature of job: I take care of a team of 6 MS level chemists. My team is responsible
for the process development of pharmaceutical/agrochemical compounds and their intermediates.
The development work involves sourcing of raw materials, route scouting, optimization
of the selected route and scale up to the desired level..
Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company, Spring House, PA.
Nature of job:Developing innovative technologies at Core R&D for applications in
coatings, adhesives, water treatment, home Care and personal care products. Assisting
Dow's Business through technical support, scouting new business and technology, bringing
new ideas. Writing research proposal, identifying and capturing IP space.
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
My current research topic focuses on "Supramolecular approaches for self healing
materials". Let me know if you need any more information.
Murthy V. S. N. Maddipatla
Postdoctoral Fellow University of North Carolina (UNC, Chapel Hill):
Working on Molecular Sensors using Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry approach
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, Columbia, University, New York.
Working in collaboration with Intel on developing new materials for
Post doctoral associate, Deaprtment of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Research : Synthesis and photophysics of conjugated polyelectrolytes and their utility
as light induced biocidal agents.
Quality Assurance Manager, Cosmaceutical Research Lab, Vancouver, Canada
My Responsibilities are maintaining GMP, GLP compliance in over all activities of
the company and also conducting validations studies for NHPD Products.
Bala Krishna Bhogala
Deputy Manager, Matrix Laboratory Ltd., Bollaram, Hyderabad, India
I am working on Polymorphs, salts and co-crystal screening and scale-up of active
pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).