Dr. K. Tharanikkarasu

Professor

Department of Chemistry

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Tharanikkarasu obtained B.Sc. (1987), M.Sc. (1989) and Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Madras. Recipient of Korea Research Foundation (1996 to 1997), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and JSPS (1998 to 2000) Post Doc Fellowship. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a Project Officer in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras.
From 2003 to 2010, he worked as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. In September 2010, he moved to Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University as a Full Professor. He was HoD of the Department from 2015 to 2018. During this period, he also served as Registrar (i/c) and Controller of Examination (i/c) for about 9 months and 1 year 8 months respectively at Pondicherry University.

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Notable Publications

Indole chalcones: Design, synthesis, in vitro and in silico evaluation against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Deepthi Ramesh, Annu Joji, Balaji Gowrivel Vijayakumar, Aiswarya Sethumadhavan, Maheswaran Mani, Tharanikkarasu Kannan, Eur. J. Med. Chem. Vol.198, 15 July 2020, Article 112358.

Silacyclobutane as Carbanion Pump in Anionic Polymerization. 2. Effective Trapping of Initially Formed Carbanion by Diphenylethylene. M.R.K.Sheik, K.Tharanikkarasu, I. Imae, Yusuke Kawakami, Macromolecules (2001), 34, 4384.

Synthesis and Characterization of ABA-type Amphiphilic Triblock Copolymers through Anionic Polymerization using End Functionalized Poly(ethylene oxide) Oligomers, Palash Jyoti Das, Anil Barak, Yusuke Kawakami, Tharanikkarasu Kannan, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. Edn. (2011), 49, 1376-1386.

Synthesis and characterization of covalently-grafted graphene-polyaniline nanocomposites and its use in a supercapacitor. Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Sundeep K. Dhawan, Tharanikkarasu Kannan, Jin Suk Chung, Byung-Seon Kong, Eui Jung Kim, Seung Hyun Hur, Chemical Engineering Journal (2013), 231, 397-405.

Synthesis, Physico-chemical Characterization and Applications of Polyurethane Ionomers: A Review. S.Ramesh, K.Tharanikkarasu, G.N.Mahesh, Ganga Radhakrishnan, Polymer Reviews, (1998), C38, 481.

Awards & Achievements​

Post-doctoral fellowship awarded by JSPS, Japan, 1999-2000
Young Scientist project awarded by DST, New Delhi, India.
Junior and Senior Research Fellowship awarded to do Ph.D. by CSIR, New Delhi.

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