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Karthik Rajendran,

American Chemical Society Chemistry Ambassador,

Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Founder of Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre

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Ø  Material Chemist in Indian Institute of Science.

Ø  Extensive knowledge in synthesize Inorganic-organic framework material, structure and heterogeneous catalytic applications.

Ø  Synthesized an efficient and cost-effective material for electro-catalytic water splitting.

Ø  Experience on X-ray Crystallography.

Ø  Possess “Leadership skills” to complete the task on time to deliver results.

Ø  Excellent communication and teamwork on research collaboration and scientific community.



Ph. D. (Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials)    2010-2018

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


M. Sc. (Chemistry)   2008-2010  

The American College, Madurai, India.


B. Sc. (Chemistry)   2005-2008   

The American College, Madurai, India.


Higher Secondary   2004-2005  

Thiagarajar Model Hr. Sec. School, Madurai, India.


S.S.L.C        2002-2003  

Thiagarajar Model Hr. Sec. School, Madurai, India.



Ø  CrystEngComm Poster Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014

Ø  The Flint Prize for proficiency in Chemistry, 2008

Ø  Janaki Ammal Memorial Award for proficiency in Chemistry, 2008

Ø  Lakshminarayanan Award for proficiency in Chemistry, 2008 

Ø  Ramanujam Iyengar Award for proficiency in Chemistry, 2007



Ø  American Chemical Society Chemistry Ambassador (since 2015)

Ø  Indian Institute of Science, Senior Research Fellow (2012-2015)

Ø  Indian Institute of Science, Junior Research Fellow (2010-2012)

Ø  CSIR-UGC NET Lectureship (2010)

Ø  GATE (2010)



Ø  Ph. D. Researcher in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Ø  Investigating the novel Inorganic-Organic framework materials structure and its heterogeneous catalytic applications.

        • It shown highly efficient electro-catalytic water splitting.
        • Extensively handles the singe crystal and powder x-ray diffraction.
        •  Observe the structural transformations with variable temperature IR and PXRD.
        • Check the stability of the compound using Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis.

Ø  Observed the structural transformation of co-ordination polymer and its anion exchange properties.

Ø  Supra-Molecular Polymer sensors to detect the explosive chemicals.



Ø  Obtained knowledge and skill in handling of

        • Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (Bruker, Oxford)
        • Powder X-ray Diffraction (PANalytical, Rigaku)
        • Variable Temperature IR Spectroscopy (Perkin Elmer)
        • Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis
        • UV-Visible Spectroscopy (Perkin Elmer) and
        • Cyclic Voltammetry



Ø  Worked on various aspects with respect to Inorganic-Organic Framework material projects and Published

        • Rajendran Karthik and Srinivasan Natarajan*, "Interpenetrated and Catenated Zinc Thiosulfates Frameworks with dia and qtz Nets: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties" Cryst. Growth Des201616, 2239-2248.
        • Suryabhan Singh* and Rajendran Karthik “Structural diversities in Cu(I) and Ag(I) sulfonate coordination polymers and anion exchange properties” CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 7363-7371.
        • Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju, Harshal Jadhav, Rajendran Karthik and Partha Sarathi Mukherjee* “Electron rich supra-molecular polymers as fluorescent sensors for nitro aromatics” RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 4940–4950.
        • Avijit Kumar Paul, Rajendran Karthik and Srinivasan Natarajan*, “Synthesis, Structure, Photochemical [2 + 2] Cycloaddition, Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Cadmium Thiosulfate Compounds” Cryst. Growth Des201111, 5741-5749.
        • Rajendran Karthik and Srinivasan Natarajan*, “Inorganic-organic framework material in electro-catalytic water splitting” Manuscript submitted.



        • Poster presentation at “Frontiers in Material Science” winter school conference, JNCASR, Bangalore on 4-8th December 2017.
        • Invited talk on “Electro-catalytic water splitting materials” at the Workshop on Functional Materials, Thirupattur on 23rd August 2016.
        • Invited talk on “Structural Transformation in Inorganic-organic Framework Material” on Recent Trends in Chemistry, Madurai on 27th February 2015.
        • Poster presentation at the International Conference on Structural Chemistry of Molecules and Materials, Kolkata from 30th November-2nd December 2014.
        • Oral presentation on “Open framework interpenetrated and catenated structures” of the In-house Symposium SSCU, IISc, Bangalore, 9th November 2013.
        • American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2012.



Ø  The Recent Trends in Chemistry VI (February 2014) 

        • Invite eminent scientists from National Institutes (IIT Madras and IISc Bangalore) and organize the one-day symposium for college students and faculties.

Ø  American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Ambassador (since 2015)

        • Research and Chemistry outreach program with school and college students.
        • Creating awareness about National scholarships for pursuing science in schools and college level.

Ø  Science Community “Founder of Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre (AIC)”,

        • AIC is a science community which provides a platform for school and college students to pursue science in mother language especially from rural areas.