Dr. Krishna K Damodaran

Krishna Damodaran, 17/03/2014

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Dr. 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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ISMSC 2023 – Reykjavik, Iceland

We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC–2023) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 25-29 June 2023. Iceland is an exotic country located midway between North America and mainland Europe and is known as the Land of Fire and Ice because of its volcanoes and glaciers. There are direct flights to Iceland from many cities in both Europe and North America.

The scientific program of ISMSC–2023 will feature a diverse mix of talks in the fields of macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry, and we welcome contribution from related fields. Based on our previous conferences, we expect to gather about 400 participants from academia and industry worldwide. For more information, please visit the conference website ISMSC–2023


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