The research areas of the chemistry department mainly focus on the vision of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences and the main importance is given to the four thrust areas i.e. Water, Energy, Food and Health.

The major research areas include

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Quality Enhancement of Biodiesel
  • Electrochemistry
  • Material Chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Fluorescent Chemosensors
  • Nanomaterials for High Temperature Fuel Cells
  • Textile Chemistry
  • Tribology of Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Bioorganometallic Chemistry
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Phytochemistry
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry

The research interests (Link).of various faculty can be found in the link. 

Funded Research Projects by Faculty

Projects Completed    : 3 ( 2DST and 1 DBT) – 49.81 lakhs

Projects Ongoing     : 8( DST )  - Rs. 186.04 lakhs

S No Name of the Faculty   Title of the project Agency Total Amount (Rs) Status
1 Dr. S. Vasanthkumar   Studyof TheFactors Affecting   TheLong Term Oxidation Stabilityof Jatropha andPongamiaBioDiesel. (DST/TSG/AF/2006/22)   Development of Matrices   usingsel-melPHA    produced of indigenous psendomonassp.LDC-5 (BT/PR11256/PID/06/450/2008). DST       DBT     27.28 L       50.50 L       Completed
2 Dr. MuthuVijayan Enoch   Host-guest association of coumarins and flavones with the self-assembled nanocapsule of C-hexylpyrogallol[4]arene. (SR/FT/CS-062/2009)   DST   18.91  L   Completed
3 Dr. R. Nandhakumar   Binol based metal complexes for deracemization / resolution of chiral amino acids and amino alcohols: a novel approach for chiral synthesis. (SR/FT/CS-95/2010)   DST   21.65  L   Completed
4 Dr. G. Anita Hebsiba   ‘Study on recharge characteristics of tanks in the semi-arid zone using isotope techniques and conventional hydrological models’   DST   17.17  L   Completed
5 Dr. T. Selvaraju   Synthesizing Functionalized Biocompatible Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Potential Applications. (SR/FT/CS-44/2011).   DST   25.30  L   Completed
6 Dr. N. Ananthi   Synthesis of Novel chiral metalloporphyrins and their application in catalystic asymmetric epoxidation reactions DST   20.10  L Completed
7 Dr. P. MosaeSelvakumar   Design, Synthesis and Characterization of novel metallo-supramolecularhelicates and their application in molecular recognition DST   23.00  L Completed
8 Dr.Madhu   Investigation of new bimetallic catalysts for O2 and CO2 activation with enchanting catalytic properties: Green Chemistry Approach. (CS-160/2011). DST   26.97 L Completed
9 Dr.Immanuel   Synthesis of highly substituted heterocycles via cyclization of novel metal carbenoids and investigation of their biological importance DST 26.80 L Completed
10 Dr.Jebasingh   Synthesis, Characterization and Relaxivity Validations of Enzyme Mediated, Self-assembly, Smart MRI Probes for molecular Imaging applications DST 25.05 L Completed



Research articles from the department are regularly published in highly reputed journals. More than 250 journal articles have been published from the department in the last 5 years

(Links: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14)


Faculty Research Awards(Link)

Chemistry Faculty have got Awards like Best teacher award and Best research awards fromvarious organizations.



The faculty can be contacted based on their research expertise as described in the faculty research interests.


Research Scholars(Link)

Full Time Ph.D Research Scholars:20

Part Time (Internal) Ph.D Research Scholar: 3

Part Time (External) Ph.D Research Scholars: 7

Full Time M.Phil., Research Scholars: 6


Ten Research Scholars have completed Ph.D from the Department of Chemistry


S. No Name Thesis Title Thesis Supervisor Year
1 Dr. Parameswari Preparation, Characterization and Application of Ti/TiO2 in Electroorganic Synthesis Dr. C. Joseph Kennady 2011
2 Dr. Obadiah Extraction, characterization and application of certain antioxidants Dr. Vasanth Kumar 2013
3 Dr. Garima synthesis and biological screening of certain quinoids Dr. Vasanth Kumar 2014
4 Dr. P. Ravichandran   Dr. Vasanth Kumar  
5 Dr. Sudha   Dr. I.V.M.Enoch  
6 Dr. Devi Radhika   Dr. A. Samson Nesaraj  
7 Dr. Chandrasekeran   Dr. I.V.M.Enoch  
8 Dr. Y. Sameena   Dr. I.V.M.Enoch  
9 Dr. K. Govindan   Dr. Noel  
10 Dr. T. Chidambaram   Dr. Noel  


Students research awards (Link)

  • Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D students have received various awards for Best Projects, Paper Presentation and Poster Presentation in various conferences and from Funding Agencies
  • Symposiums, Weekly seminars and invited lectures are being conducted and experts from various research fields deliver the lectures.
  • Eight chemistry research journals are subscribed in the library.


Name of Faculty Area of Research Work
Dr.S.Vasanth Kumar Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Organic Fluorescence Sensors, Material Science, Fuel Cells, Biofuels
Dr.C. Joseph Kennady Electrochemistry
Dr. A. Samson Nesaraj Nano Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells Technology and Electrochemical Devices
Dr. R. Nandhakumar Bioorganic Chemistry,  Fluorescent Chemosensors, Supramolecular Chemistry and Chirality
Dr. I.V. Muthuvijayan Enoch Tuning Drug – DNA Binding through Host –Guest Association (Cyclodextrin; Calixareneas Hosts), Magnetic Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery, Sharp Shooting Cancer Cells by Multimodal Approach, Molecular Logic Gates
Dr. G. Anita Hebsiba Textile Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Dr. J. John Rajesh Tribology of Polymer Composites
Dr.T. Selvaraju Biosensors, Lab on a Chip, Chemically Modified Electrode Electrocatalysis
Dr. V. Vijaikanth Bioorganometallic Chemistry, Model Complexes of Active Sites of Hydrogenasesand Vitamin B12 Hydrogen Production, Electrochemical Kinetics, Ligand Design
Dr. K. Parameswari Electrocatalysts, Photocatalysts
Dr.K. Juliet GnanaSundari Electrochemistry Corrosion Studies
Dr. N. Ananthi Asymmetric Synthesis, Supramolecular Chiral Chemistry
Dr. P. MosaeSelva Kumar Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Phytochemistry
Dr. V. Madhu Inorganic Chemistry – Organic And Inorganic Opto-Electronic Materials - Catalysis - Bio-Inorganic Chemistry - Electron Transfer Studies - Supramolecular Chemistry
Dr. B. Jebasingh Medicinal Organic Chemistry
Dr. L. Emmanuvel Organic Chemistry Synthesis Medicinal Chemistry
Mr. J. Prabhu Synthesis, Fluorescent Chemosensors&Supramolecular Chemistry
Dr. A. Obadiah Antioxidant , Bio Fuel, Organic Chemistry & Analytical Chemistry