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Dr. V. Ramanathan
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU
Area of Interest: 
Laser Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging, Computational chemistry

  • Selected Member of INYAS (Indian National Young Academy of Science) a body of INSA (2016)
  • Fulbright Fellow: Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (2015)
  • JNCASR Summer Visiting Fellow (2014)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award from DBMS English School Jamshedpur (2009)
  • University All-Rounder Award (Cultural) (2002)
  • Dec 3, 2012 - April 25, 2018: Sr. Asst. Prof. at the Dept. of Chemistry in SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Feb 2011 - Aug 2012: Postdoc at the 3rd Institute of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Dr. A. Volkmer's group)
  • Jan 2010 - Dec 2010: Postdoc at the Dept. of Physical Chem., University of Basel, Switzerland (Prof. J. P. Maier's group)
  • Nov 2008- Oct 2009: Postdoc in the Dept. of Chemistry, Seoul National University, South Korea (Prof. S. K. Kim's group)

Educational Details:

  • Jul 2003 - Aug 2008: PhD in the Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (Prof. T. Chakraborty's group)
  • Jun 2001-Mar 2003: M.Sc. (General) at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Jun 1998 - Mar 2001: B.Sc (Hons.) at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Brindavan, Bangalore, Karnataka

Completed Projects:

  • Validation of an Indian traditional Siddha medicine through contemporary analytical methods (Internally funded by SASTRA University)
  • Non-invasive and label free chemical screening of renal calculi using molecular vibrations (DST-SERB Funded project: SB/FT/CS-007/2013; Rs 24.98 L)

Publications:    https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=oLHHKoAAAAAJ&hl=en

Teaching: Courses developed and taught at the Post Graduate Level: 

  • Quantum chemistry and Chemical Bonding
  • Group Theory, Spectroscopy and Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Basic Maths for Chemists and Biologists
  • Characterization Techniques


  • Study of Scientific and Mathematical Heritage of India 
  • Education in general and particularly Science and Math education
  • Languages of India and Indian Philosophy
  • Indian Classical Music, particularly Carnatic and its theoretical framework
  • Swimming, Shuttle badminton and Photography

My past group at SASTRA Deemed University:

  • Arathi P.J. (Ph.D. thesis about to be submitted)

Project Students:

  • L. Keseven 
  • S. Priyadarshini
  • V. Sreeshakthi
  • N. Sangeetha

Currently looking for interested and motivated students to work with. If you are interested to work for your PhD or a project, please contact me.