Dr. Prakash Muthuramalingam

M.Sc., Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Welcome to Computational Chemistry Research Laboratory (CCRL)!

Dr. Prakash Muthuramalingam completed his B.Sc., and M.Sc., in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He completed doctoral study at the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai under the supervision of Prof. V. Subramanian in 2011. Before joining SRM, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Rice University (USA), Université Paris-Est (CNRS-MSME), Université Montpellier-II (CNRS-ICGM) and Université Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC) FRANCE. He also worked in industrial collaborative projects at IIT-Madras and DST Indo-EU (HYPOMAP) sponsored project at CSIR-CLRI for the investigation of ionic liquids (ILs) based electrolytes and hydrogen storage materials for energy storage applications, respectively. Currently, he is working as Research Assistant Professor at SRM-IST and his research interest involves the investigation of ILs based composites materials for energy storage, carbon capture, activation, conversion and gas separation applications. He also interested to study the various types of non-covalent interactions in molecular clusters, surfaces and host-guest interaction in biomolecules.

Research/Work Experiences:(2006-2016) 

  • Assistant Professor (Research) SRM University (SRM-IST) Kattankulathur, INDIA (From Aug 2016)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Université Paris-Est (UPEC), CNRS-MSME, FRANCE (French-English Project: July 2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Université Montpellier-II, CNRS-ICGM, FRANCE (EU-FP7 M4CO Project: July 2014) 
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Université Paris-Est, CNRS-MSME, FRANCE (Marie Curie-IRSES CAPZEO Project:  Feb 2013)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Rice University, Texas, USA (Feb 2012)
  • Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, (DST Indo-EU Project (HYPOMAP): Aug 2009)
  • Junior Research Fellow, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai (CSIR Project, Feb 2007)
  • Project Associate in Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India (Industrial Sponsored Project: Jan 2006)

Honors and Awards 

  • Editorial Board Member: Applied Surface Science (May 2021)
  • Core Research Grants (Role Co-PI: ~36.12 Lakhs; PI: Dr. S.Shanmugan), DST-SERB, (2020 – 2023)
  • Early Career Research Grants (Role PI: ~29.37 Lakhs) Award, DST-SERB, (2017 – 2021)
  • Young Scientist Seminar Award, CSIR Foundation Day Celebrations, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai (2009)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE-2005, Percentile Score – 96.07)
  • Best Chemistry Student Award in B. Sc. Chemistry (2002)
  • National Science Day Seminar Competition 1st Prize (20​01)

Computational Chemistry, Materials Science and Bio-Molecular Simulations

  • Non-Covalent Interactions in Molecular Clusters, Surface and Interfaces

  • Multiscale Modeling Studies on Water/Ionic Transport in Nanoporous Materials

  • Molecular Hydration, Proton Transfer Mechanism and Spectral Features of Eigen/Zundel

  • Computational Materials Sciences (Carbon Capture, Activation, Conversion and Energy Storage Materials)

  • Gas Adsorption and Separation Studies on Nanoporous Composite Materials (i.e. MOFs with Ionic Liquids)

  • Toxic Gases Separation and Conversion at Nanoporous Confinement 

  • Biomolecules in ILs and Bioapplication of Nanoporous Composite Materials 

  • Drug Design and Delivery Applications Using CADD Approaches


Non-Covalent Interactions@Interface and its Applications