Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Srinivasan Sampath

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Chennai

Joined group: 2010

Left group: 2012


B.Sc –(2003) Madras University, Chennai, India
M.Sc –(2005) Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
PhD – (2010) National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India


5. Reversible Self-Assembly of Entrapped Fluorescent Gelators in Polymerized Styrene Gel Matrix: Erasable Thermal Imaging via Recreation of Supramolecular Architectures S. Srinivasan, P. A. Babu, S. Mahesh, A. Ajayaghosh, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15122-15123.

4. Hybrid Thermoreversible Gels from Covalent Polymers and Organogels. D. Dasgupta, S. Srinivasan, C. Rochas, A. Ajayaghosh, J. M. Guenet, Langmuir. 2009, 25, 8593–8598.

3. Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Coatings of Carbon Nanotubes and Linear pi-Systems Based on the “Bottom-up” Self-Assembly Approach. S. Srinivasan, V. K. Praveen, R. Philip, A. Ajayaghosh, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5750-5754

2. Carbon Nanotube Triggered Self-Assembly of Oligo(p-phenyleneviny-lene)s to Stable Hybrid pi-Gels. S. Srinivasan, S. S. Babu, V. K. Praveen, A. Ajayaghosh, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5746-5749.

1. Quadrupolar pi-Gels: Sol–Gel Tunable Red–Green–Blue Emission in Donor–Acceptor-Type Oligo(p-phenylenevinylene)s, A. Ajayaghosh, V. K. Praveen,S. Srinivasan, R. Varghese, Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 411–415.

List of Patents applied/filed
2. A Fluorescent Composite Film for Security Documentation and Detection of Chlorinated Solvent Vapors and a Process for the Preparation Thereof A. Ajayaghogh, S. Srinivasan Patent File no: 0576DEL2010 dated 12-3-2010.

1. Nanocomposite Material useful for the Preparation of Superhydrophobic Coatings and a Process for the Preparation Thereof A. Ajayaghosh, S. Srinivasan, V. K. Praveen, WO/2009/037717 (PCT/IN08/00538).


I was born and raised in a beautiful seashore city, Chennai and it is the fourth largest metropolitan city in India. I have done my B.Sc in chemistry at Madras university, Chennai. I completed my M.Sc degree in chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. After that I qualified a national level entrance examination for research fellowship. In 2005, I moved to Trivandrum for my PhD under the supervision of Dr. A. Ajayaghosh. During my stay in Trivandrum, I mainly involved in the design and study of advanced functional materials based on carbon nanotubes and conjugated organic molecules. My thesis was entitled as “Self-assembled Functional Hybrid Materials: Design of Stable Organogels, Superhydrophobic Coatings and Fluorescent Imaging Materials. In November 2010, I joined the Stoddart Research Group as a postdoctoral fellow. I am happy about being here with a dynamic research group and working with MOF, hybrid materials and rotaxanes. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music.


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