Dr. G. Krishna Chaitanya

Dr. G. Krishna Chaitanya
Assistant Professor
School of Chemical Sciences
S.R.T.M.University, Nanded – 431 606

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Personal & Academic Information:  
Date of Birth: 12-Apr-81
Qualification: MSc, NET, PhD
Specialization: Physical Chemistry
Teaching Experience: PG: 12
Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received: • Research Fellow (May 2014 to July 2015): Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. (Under European Commission Project)
• Visiting Scientist (November 2012 to January 2013): Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
• Young Scientist (2012): Awarded by Department of Science and Technology (DST-SERB), New Delhi, India under Fast Track Scheme.
• CSIR-SRF (2005): Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
Courses taught till date: Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics
Summary of Academic Career:

As soon as I have finished my PhD dissertation work in Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, I had two options to build my career. One in the direction of going for post-doctoral research fellowship (which were already in hand) and the other is to take the privilege of joining academic Institution where I have been working. But, the zeal and ambition towards the noble profession since my childhood days lead me to choose SRTM University, Nanded to start my teaching career in 2009. I have been enjoying the immense satisfaction by teaching Physical Chemistry, Advanced Quantum Chemistry, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy to M.Sc. students. It also provided me a great opportunity to improve my own skills in expressing myself and improving further my research ideas by interacting with fresh and young minds.

I have been involved with elucidation of electronic structure of Near Infra-red (NIR) absorbing organic functional dyes through ab-inito and Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods. More specifically, oxyallyl substructure (OXA) based squarylium(SQ) and croconic acid (CR) derivatives were showing near infra-red absorption even with the simple chromophores like aniline and nitro-benzene. In addition, several collaborative activities with experimental research groups are also going on in our laboratory. The various DFT approaches towards understanding the behavior of materials (such as OLED, Solar Cells, water splitting mechanism and gas sensors) have been applied which led to a logical conclusion and at the same time resulted publications in internationally reputed journals.

Thrust Areas of Research: Computational Materials Science
Research Publications:  SCOPUS : 29                   Web of Science : 31
Citations: SCOPUS : 486      
i-10 index:  17
h-index:  13 (SCOPUS
Paper Presentations:  17
Research Guidance:  Ph.D.   :  Awarded -  1              Registered - 2
M.Phil. :  Awarded -  1 
Research Projects:    Completed    :  2
Total Outlay : 7.8600000000000003
Selected Publications:

1. Extended fluorescent uridine analogues: Synthesis, photo-physical properties and selective interaction with BSA protein
New J. Chem., 2020,44, 14744-14754 (https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NJ02803G)
2. Natural Carbonized Sugar as a Low-Temperature Ammonia Sensor Material: Experimental, Theoretical, and Computational Studies
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 49, 43051–43060 (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b13122)
3. "Charge transfer or biradicaloid character: assessing TD-DFT and SAC-CI for squarylium dye derivatives” published in RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 18813 (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10649K)
4. "Electronic Structures and Absorption Spectra of Linkage Isomers of Trithiocyanato (4,4‘,4‘ ‘-Tricarboxy-2,2‘:6,2‘ ‘-terpyridine) Ruthenium(II) Complexes: A DFT Study" published in Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, 45(19):7600-11 (DOI: 10.1021/ic051851g)

Resource Person:  
Invited Talks:  National : 05      International :  02
Positions Held:  
  1. Member, University sample committee for glassware and chemicals
  2. Member, NAAC Steering committee
  3. Member, Board of lifelong learning and extension
Programs organized/attended:   
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organised:   10
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops attended:   30

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