Chemistry Department

Dr. Michael Rajamathi (PG Coordinator)
Associate Professor
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Area: Teaching and research
Affiliation: Department of chemistry
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D
Teaching Experience: 30 years


B.Sc. Chemistry St. Joseph`s College, Trichy
M.Sc. Chemistry Loyola College, Chennai
Ph.D Chemistry Bangalore University

Teaching/Research Interests
Teaching: Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Solid State Chemistry
Research: Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience


Project Title Funding agency Broad area of investigation Duration Amount sanctioned

In search of new anionic clays and investigation of the factors controlling anion exchange reactions in anionic clays


Solid State Chemistry

2016 - 2019

Rs. 45,00,000

Synthesis of layered composites based on layered oxides and sulphides through delamination


Materials Chemistry

2012 - 2016

Rs. 55,00,000

Intercalation chemistry of anionic clays: Possible applications in the separation of anions, organic synthesis and preparation of layered composites


Solid State Chemistry

2007 - 2011

Rs. 23,50,000

Synthesis of magnetic and semiconductor oxide nanomaterials from hydroxide precursors and layered solid-nanoparticle nanocomposites



2007 - 2011

Rs. 70,00,000

Layer-by-layer composites and novel layered phases through delamination and restacking of layered solids


Materials Chemistry

2003 - 2006

Rs. 13,78,000

2002 Journal Grant for Authors
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
2009 Best Teacher Award
Garden City Group of Institutions, Bangalore
2011 Sir C. V. Raman Award for Young Scientists (Chemical Sciences)
Government of Karnataka
2013 Teacher Appreciation Award
Rotary Bangalore South and Karnataka Civil Defense Crops
2015 Honorary membership of the American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society

Invited Talks/ Lectures Given
18th-22nd Oct 2009 Solvated monolayers of layered solids as synthons in nanomaterial synthesis (Keynote)
IUPAC 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
6-8th Apr 2009 Exfoliated layers of layered solids: New synthons in material chemistry
International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites
IMSE, Cochin, India
Sep 2015 Chemistry and (my) life
State Level Conference in Chemistry
Tumkur University, Tumkur

Conferences Attended
18th-22nd Oct 2009 IUPAC 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
6-8th Apr 2009 International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites
IMSE, Cochin, India
1999 National symposium on Electrochemistry
SVRCET, Surat, India

We have in the recent past collaborated with research groups from MRC, IISc, Bangalore, India; OC, IISc, Bangalore, India; JNCASR, Bangalore India; NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan. Recently we have initiated collaboration with a group in Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany


Title of paper Authors Journal YOP Vol/Issue/ Page no.s

Scalable Large Nanosheets of Transition Metal Disulphides through exfoliation of amine intercalated MS2 (M=Mo,W) in organic solvents

A. Anto Jeffery, C. Nethravathi, M. Rajamathi

RSC Adv.


5, 51176

Cobalt Hydroxide/Oxide Hexagonal Ring?Graphene Hybrids through Chemical Etching of Metal Hydroxide Platelets by Graphene Oxide: Energy Storage Applications

C. Nethravathi, C. R. Rajamathi, M. Rajamathi, X. Wang, U. K. Gautam, D. Golberg, Y. Bando

ACS Nano


8, 2755

Two-Dimensional Nanosheets and Layered Hybrids of MoS2 and WS2 through exfoliation of ammoniated MS2 (M=Mo,W)

A. Anto Jeffery, C. Nethravathi, M. Rajamathi

J. Phys. Chem. C


118, 1386

Chemical unzipping of WS2 nanotubes

C. Nethravathi, A. Anto Jeffery, M. Rajamathi, N. Kawamoto, R. Tenne, D. Golberg, Y. Bando

ACS Nano


7, 7311

N-Doped Graphene'VO2 (B) Nanosheet-Built 3D Flower Hybrid for Lithium Ion Battery

C. Nethravathi, C. R. Rajamathi, M. Rajamathi, U. K. Gautam, X. Wang, D. Golberg, Y. Bando

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces


5, 2708

High selectivity in anion exchange reactions of the anionic clay, cobalt

N. Thomas, M. Rajamathi

J. Mater. Chem.



Chemically modified graphene sheets produced by the solvothermal reduction of colloidal dispersions of graphite oxide

C. Nethravathi, M. Rajamathi



46, 1994

Hydrolysis and aminecapping in a glycol solvent as a route to soluble maghemite-Fe2O3 nanoparticles

M. Rajamathi, M. Ghosh, R. Seshadri

Chem. Commun.



Macroporous materials from crystalline single-source precursors through decomposition followed by selective leaching

M. Rajamathi, S. Thimmaiah, P. E. D. Morgan, R. Seshadri

J. Mater. Chem.


11, 2489

Polymorphism in nickel hydroxide: Role of interstratification

M. Rajamathi, P. V. Kamath, R. Seshadri

J. Mater. Chem.


10, 503


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