Dr. Krishna K Damodaran

Krishna Damodaran, 17/03/2014

©Kristinn Ingvarsson Starfsmannamyndir - Verkfræði- og NáttúruvísindasviðDr. Krishna K. Damodaran (a.k.a. D. Krishna Kumar) joined the Department of chemistry in 2013, where he is currently Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. He served as the Head of Chemistry from 2018 till 2022.

He did his Master degree (2000) in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, India and PhD (2007) in X-ray structural analysis of hydrogen-bond based coordination networks from CSMCRI India under Bhavangar University, India. After spending two years as post doctoral research associate at University at Albany, SUNY, U.S., he moved to Imperial College London, U.K. (2009) as a Marie-Curie Fellow (IIF). In 2012, he joined Prof. Steed's group at Durham University U.K. as a post-doctoral research associate, worked on the development of supramolecular gelators and their applications in drug synthesis.


Dr. Krishna´s research contribution to date have been within the area of Supramolecular and Inorganic chemistry. Our group is developing supramolecular gels as reaction and crystalizing media and also evaluating the potential applications of coordination compounds in sorption studies, anion recognition, catalysis and as anticancer agents.

To date, these research works have resulted in number of high-impacting publications (3055 citations), and Krishna has an h–index of 31 (publons). For details

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