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Annamalai CHANDRASEKARAN

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Lawrence, MA 01843, USA [Boston Area]

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Senior Chemist: 2015-Present
Research Professor: 2008-2012.
Research Associate: 1993-2006.
Ph.D. (chemistry); Indian Institute of Science; June 1993.
Thesis title:Coordination Chemistry of Cyclotriphosphazenes. Research Supervisor: Prof. S.S. Krishnamurthy.
M.Sc. (Chemistry); Madurai Kamarajar University; 1986.
B.Sc. (Chemistry); Madurai Kamarajar University; 1984.

EXPERIENCE (Brief)

Nucleotides & Nucleosides: Current Charge Transport Studies: 4 years (see details below) Chemistry & Spectroscopy: 30 years (see details below) X-ray Crystallography: 22 years (see details below) Computers & Programs: 25 years (Details in this Link)

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (Details)

2015- Working as Senior Chemist on the synthesis of Nucleotides & Nucleosides. 
Present

2008- Worked on the charge transport in organic materials. Set up a new instrument lab for 
2012  testing organic materials for ion/electron transport. The focus is on proton transport 
      for fuel cell applications, and electron transport for solar cell applications and 
      organic semiconductors. Full in-charge of this new instrument lab with maintenance, 
      operation and teaching the students about the instruments.

1994- worked with Professor ROBERT R. HOLMES on the HYPERVALENT COMPOUNDS OF SILICON AND
2006  PHOSPHORUS as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The work involved:
      * The conformational/orientational study of penta coordinated phosphorus compounds
      * Syntheses and structural study of phosphoranes based on biologically relevant
        Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
      * The hexa coordination on phosphorus (nature, strength and conditions)
      * The penta/hexa coordination in silicon

1992- worked in the field of PHOSPHAZENE POLYMERS which is an important area in 
1994  fire-retardant polymers. Two new kinds of soluble and easily modifiable but low
      molecular weight chlorocyclophosphazene polymers and several derivatives of them
      were synthesized and characterized. They were found to be highly
      fire-retardant and thermally stable.

1986- worked on the coordination chemistry of cyclotriphosphazenes Group VI metal carbonyl
1992  complexes and palladium chloride complexes of various cyclotriphosphazene derivatives
      were synthesized and characterized using spectroscopic (IR and 1H, 31P & 13C NMR)
      techniques and single crystal X-ray crystallography. In this study, the modifiabl
      nature of the phosphazene ring nitrogen-metal bond and a novel palladium assisted
      hydrolysis of diazaphospholane ring have been demonstrated with structural evidences.


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