Dr. G. T. Senthil Andavan


Research Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D Main Group Organometallic Chemistry IIT Kanpur, 2001
  • M. Phil Chemistry V.H.N.S.N. College,Virudhunagar
  • M.Sc Chemistry V.H.N.S.N. College, Virudhunagar

Academic Experience

  • Quick Hire Scientist-AcSIR Asst. Professor, CSIR-CLRI (2013-2016)
  • Part time Lecturer, Dept. of Chem., Univ. of California Riverside, 2005
  • B. Ed. in English and Physical Science, Madurai Kamaraj Univ., 1993

Other Professional Experience

  • Research Associate Univ. of MN, MPLS, USA   Prof. Tom Hoye & Prof. W. Tolman (2010-12)
  • Research Associate Northwestern Univ., USA   Advisor: Prof. Joseph B. Lambert  (2007-10)
  • Research Scientist Univ. of California Riverside, USA Advisor: Prof. C. Ozkan  (2005-07)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow    Univ. of California Riverside, USA    Advisor: Prof. T K. Hollis (2003-05)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow     Iowa State University, USA   Advisor: Prof. Robert J Angelici (2001-03)  
  • Research Asst., VHNSNC Prof. A. Shunmugasundaram & Prof. C. Gnanasekaran (1995-96)

Achievements and Awards

  • First Rank in M. Phil degree (Chemistry), May 1995
  • Qualified GATE- 96 in Chemistry, March 1996
  • CSIR-SRF fellowship awarded by CSIR, New Delhi 1999-2001   
  • Extraordinary Ability Researcher, United States Immigration, 2009
  • C& EN Sci.&Tech. Concentrates covers Science 2010, 327, 984-86
  • Chemistry World highlights “first sugar needed silicates to survive”    

  • Biodegradable Polyurethanes for Nanocomposites & Drug delivery

Selected Publications

  • Enhancement of physicochemical properties of polyurethane - perovskite nanocomposite via   addition of nickel titanate nanoparticles, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 102488–102494. 
  • Augmentation of properties on sparingly loaded nanocomposites via functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes using a covalent approach. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 62947-62950.
  • Polyurethanes based on renewable polyols from bio-derived lactones Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 2941-2948.
  • The silicate-modulated formose reaction:  bottom-up synthesis of sugar silicates Science, 2010, 327, 984-986.
  • Cyclophosphazene-supported tetranuclear copper assembly containing fifteen contiguous inorganic rings. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1922-1924
  • Air- and water-stable catalysts for hydroamination/cyclization. synthesis and application of CCC-NHC pincer complexes of Rh and Ir Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1175–1178.
  • Simple way of synthesizing single-crystalline semiconducting copper sulfide nanorods by using ultrasonication by template-assisted electrodeposition. Chem. Mater., 2007, 19, 2446-54
  • Perforated organometallic (POM) nanotubes prepared from a Rh N-heterocyclic carbene using a porous alumina membrane (PAM) Chem. Comm., 2006, 15, 1616-1618
  • Carbon nanotube-DNA nanoarchitectures and electronic functionality Small, 2006, 2, 1356-65
  • Cyclophosphanzene hydrazides as scaffolds for multi-ferrocenyl assemblies: Synthesis, structures and electrochemistry Organometallics, 2003, 22, 976 –986  


  • Disclosure and record of invention: “Silicate-Mediated Synthesis of Sugars” Northwestern Univ. 2008
  • Disclosure and record of invention: “Self-assembled Organic and Inorganic Molecular Entities and Electronic Functionality” UC Case No. 2006-466-1
  • Disclosure and record of invention: “Novel Organometallic Nanotube and Nanowire Synthesis and their Applications” UC Case No. 2005-286-1
  • Disclosure and Record of invention: “Novel liquid electrode technique for making Electro chromic Nanowires-Promising materials for switches” UC Case No.2004-684-1

Books Published

  • Lambert, Joseph B. and Gurusamy-Thangavelu, Senthil A.. Roles of Silicon in Life on Earth and Elsewhere. Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach, 2014, 149-161.
  • Lambert, Joseph B., and Guruswamy-Thangavelu. Senthil Andavan. "The Role of Silicates in the Synthesis of Sugars Under Prebiotic Conditions." Bio-Inspired Silicon-Based Materials. Springer Netherlands, 2014. 19-25

Working Papers

  • In Situ Addition of Fullerenes Towards Optimization of Anti-Static Properties in Soft Polyurethane Foams (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, under preparation)
  • Optimization and physicochemical characterization of polycaprolactone triol based biodegradable polyurethane foam as component of footwear (Submitted to Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.)
  • Biodegradable polyol based polyurethane nanocomposite films reinforced with trace of (OH)n-SWCNTs via covalent approach (RSC Adv., under preparation)

Work in Progress

  • Renewable, Biodegradable and Non-isocyanate Polyurethanes

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