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Department of Physical Chemistry

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Name:
Dr. E. Murugan , M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D
Designation:
Professor
Specialization:
Nanoparticle catalysis • Phase-Transfer Catalysis • Synthesis of Dendrimers and its catalysis • Functionalisation of Single walled-Carbon Nanotubes • Dendrimer drug delivery • Dendrimer functionalized CNT-nanocomposites for bone tissue Engineering • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization • Polymer-supported reagents • Defluoridation via nanotechnology

Contacts

Address:

Office: Department of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy, Chennai - 600 025

Residence:

Phone:

Off: 044-22202818,22202819

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Mobile: 09444275889

Achievements

  • Guided : Ph.Ds : 7   M.Phil : 15
  • Guiding : Ph.Ds : 9   M.Phil : 4
  • Papers published : 35 (National - 3 , International - 32)
  • Conferences attended : 75 (National - 46, International - 29)
  • Invited talks delivered in Conferences : 4 (International), 11(National)

Membership

National

  • Executive Member (Elected), Catalysis Society of India (Life Member)
  • Indian Council of Chemists
  • Indian Society of Analytical  Scientist
  • Chemical Society of India
  • Treasurer (Elected), Society of Polymer Science

International

  • American Chemical Society, Washington, USA
  • International Association of Advance materials

Projects (Total Projects : 15)

  • Title : Amphiphilic Dendrimer templates for encapsulation of mono/bimetallic Nanoparticles Catalyst to carry out industrially/pharmaceutically valuable biphase organic reactions, Ref. No.SR/FTP/CS-10/ 2007 dated 20.09.2007
    Duration : 2007-2010
    Funding Agency : Department of Science and Technology DST under the Scheme of Fast Track
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 20
  • Title : Dendrimer stabilized mono/bimetallic nanoparticles on insoluble poly(styrene) microbeads and their Nanocatalysis of pharmaceutically valuable organic reaction,  Ref. No.01 (2254)/08/ EMR-II dated 13.05.2008
    Duration : 2008-2011
    Funding Agency : CSIR-Major Research Proj
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 9
  • Title : New biocompatible amphiphilic dendrimer vehicles for effective delivery of cancer drugs,Ref. No. 36-271/2008 (SR) dated 26.03.2009
    Duration : 2009-2012
    Funding Agency : University Grants Commission (UGC)
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 7
  • Title : Preparation of Composites Single-walled/Multi walled Carbon Nanotubes based composites via functionalization using PEG, PAMAM and PPI dendrimers for bone tissue engineering, Ref.No.C 2/Res.Pro/NSNT/Proj.No.22/ 2011-182 dated 16.05.2011.
    Duration : 2011-2014
    Funding Agency : NCNSNT Project under MHRD special grants scheme
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 8
  • Title : DST PURSE Programme financial assistance for consumables through University of Madras,Ref. No. RPO/DST/PURSE/ Consumable/2010/790 dated 30.3.2010-completed
    Duration : 2010-2011
    Funding Agency : DST-PURSE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : Isolation, characterization, synthesis and manufacturing processes of compounds in medicinal plants,Ref: HDP11/C.3/2032 dated 08.05.2003-completed
    Duration : 2003-2008
    Funding Agency : UGC-UWPFE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 5
  • Title : Development of efficient insoluble multi-site phase transfer catalysts to carryout the immiscible substrate reactions,Ref: F.12-48/2003 (SR) dated 31.03.2003-completed
    Duration : 2003-2006
    Funding Agency : UGC-Major research proj
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 4
  • Title : Synthesis of chiral phase-transfer catalyst for efficient asymmetric alkylations,Ref: CI/UGC/UAG/ Minor/2002-2003/44/ dated 30.07.2002-completed
    Duration : 2002-2003
    Funding Agency : University Grants Commission under Minor Research proj
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : Preparation of low cost, harmless polymer-resin for the removal of fluoride and other anionic species present in the drinking water,Ref: TNSCST/SPS/RP/ 99-200/314/dated 06.08.99-completed
    Duration : 2000-2001
    Funding Agency : Tamil Nadu State Council of Science & Technology under student project scheme 2000-200
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : A Novel method for effective removal and valuable conversion of organic pollutants from waste water using surface-enriched polymer-supported phase-transfer catalyst, Ref:AC3/371/MRP/99-2000/327 dated 26.08.99-completed
    Duration : 1999-2000
    Funding Agency : UGC – Minor Research proj
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : An inexpensive method for removal of    fluoride and other anions of water using Surface-enriched with counter anion of bead- shape polymer-supported polystyrene resin, Ref: TNSCST/SPS/VR /98-99/dated 02.11.1998 - completed
    Duration : 1998-1999
    Funding Agency : Tamil Nadu State Council of Science and Technology under student project
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : DST PURSE Programme financial assistance for consumables through University of Madras
    Duration : 2012-2013
    Funding Agency : DST PURSE
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1
  • Title : University Research Fellowship
    Duration : 2011-2014
    Funding Agency : University of M
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 2
  • Title : Development of bead-shaped heterogeneous nanoparticles catalysts embed with chiral auxiliaries to conduct pharmaceutically valuable organic reactions
    Duration : 2013-2018
    Funding Agency : UGC-UPE PHASE II
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 17
  • Title : Anti-cataractogenic effect of curcumin experimental cataractogenesis: cross talk within calpain, IP3/DAG and calcium signaling pathways
    Duration : 2013-2018
    Funding Agency : UGC-UPE PHASE II Theme-B (Project II)
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 12

Publications

Articles (Total Articles: 35)

  • Copolymerization of p-nitrobenzylacrylate with methylacrylate: Synthesis, characterization and monomer reactivity ratios.,  E.Murugan and S.Nanjundan,  J. Macro. Sci.: Pure and Appl. Chem. A,  32,  (1995),  1751
  • Identification and inexpensive recovery method of 1,2-dichloromethane from pesticide industrial waste.,  E.Murugan, M.Sureshbabu and M.Subbaiyan,  Ind. J. Envi. prot.,,  6,  (1995),  434
  • Preparation of surface-enriched polymer-supported phase transfer catalyst and kinetic study of dichlorocarbene addition to cyclohexene using 50% NaOH.,  T.Balakrishanan and E.Murugan,  Ind. J.Chem.: Sec.A 36A,  697,  1997
  • Synthesis and spectral characterization of surface-enriched polymer-supported phase-transfer catalyst and its effect on alkylation on alkylation of phenylacetone.,  T.Balakrishanan and E.Murugan,  J. Appl. Poly. Sci.,  76,  (2000),  408
  • Preparation and spectroscopic characterizations of surface-enriched (with active site) polymer-supported phase-transfer catalysts and their efficiency in organic addition reactions-A kinetic study.,  T.Balakrishanan and E.Murugan,  J. Poly. Sci. Part A: Poly. Chem.,  41,  (2003),  347
  • A modified method for the synthesis and characterization of a novel surface-enriched (with active site) polymer-supported phase transfer catalyst using vinyltoluene as a functionality and its catalytic efficiency in organic reactions - A kinetic study.,  T.Balakrishanan and E.Murugan,  J. Macro. Sci. and Pure Appl. Chem. A,  40,  (2003),  525
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel soluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst; its efficiency compared with single-site phase transfer catalyst in the alkylation of phenylacetonitrile as a model reaction.,  .Balakrishnan, E.Murugan and A.Siva,  Appl. Cata. A: Gen.,  273,  (2004),  89
  • Catalysis by Hydrophobically Modified Poly(propylenimine) Dendrimers Having Quaternary Ammonium and Tertiary Amine Functionality.,  Eagambaram Murugan, Robert L. Sherman Jr., H.Olin Spivey and Warren T.Ford,  Langmuir,  20,  (2004),  8307
  • Preparation of a novel soluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst and the kinetic study for the alkylation of Alpha-pinene.,  E.Murugan and A.Siva,  J. Mol.Cata. A: Chem.,  235,  (2005),  220
  • Synthesis of Asymmetric N-ArylAziridine Derivatives Using New Chiral Phase-Transfer Catalyst.,  E.Murugan and A.Siva,  Synthesis,  12,  (2005),  2022
  • A New trimeric cinchona alkaloid as a Chiral Phase-transfer catalyst for the synthesis of Asymmetric Alpha-amino acids.,  E.Murugan and A.Siva,  Synthesis,  17,  (2005),  2927
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel multi-site phase transfer catalyst and its catalytic efficiency for dichlorocarbene addition to citral.,  Siva and E.Murugan,  J. Mol. Cata. A: Chem.,  241,  (2005),  101
  • Cinchona alkaloid as a Chiral phase transfer catalysts for the alkylation of Schiff base.,  A.Siva and E.Murugan,  J. Mol. Cata. A: Chem.,  241,  (2005),  111
  • New trimeric Cinchona alkaloid-based quaternary ammonium salts as efficiency phase transfer catalysts for enantioselective synthesis of Alpha-amino acids.,  A.Siva and E.Murugan,  J. Mol. Cata. A: Chem.,  248,  (2006),  1
  • Synthesis and characterization of Novel Bead-shaped insoluble polymer-supported tri-site phase transfer catalyst and its efficiency in N-alkylation of pyrrole,  E. Murugan and P.Gopinath,  Appl. Cata. A: General,  319,  (2007),  72
  • Effective Darzen?s condensation of 4-nonanolide with 1,6-dibromohexan-2-one using New Bead-shaped insoluble multi-site (six-site) phase transfer catalyst and low concentration of aqueous NaOH,  E.Murugan and A.Siva,  J. Mol. Cata. A: Chem.,  277,  (2007),  81
  • A novel Steroid from Elephantopus scaber L. an Ethnomedicinal plant with antidiabetic activity.,  P. Daisy, R. Jasmine, S. Ignacimuthu, E. Murugan,  Phytomedicine,  16,  (252),  2009
  • Catalytic activity of novel soluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst in dichlorocarbene addition to a-pinene.,  Dr.E.Murugan and P.Gopinath,  J. Mol. Cata. A: Chem.,  294,  (2008),  68
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis by New Bead-shaped Polymer-supported Multi-site Phase Transfer Catalysts.,  Dr.E.Murugan and P.Gopinath,  J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Poly. Chem.,  47,  (771),  2009
  • Triphase catalytic activity of a new insoluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst in C-alkylation of dihydrocarvone - A kinetic study,  Dr.E.Murugan and P.Gopinath,  J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem.,  (2009), 
  • Antibacterial activity of novel insoluble polymer-supported multiquaternary ammonium salts.,  E.Murugan,P.Gopinath, V.Shanmugayya & N.Mathivanan,  J. Appl. Polym. Sci.,  117,  (2010),  3673
  •   Synthesis, Characterization and Heterogeneous Catalysis of Polymer-supported Poly(propylene imine) Dendrimer Stabilized Gold Nanoparticle Catalyst.,  E.Murugan and R.Rangasamy,  J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Poly. Chem.,  48,  (2010),  2525
  •   Effective functionalization of  Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes with Amphiphilic Poly(propyleneimine) Dendrimers Carrying Silver Nanoparticles for better dispersability and  antimicrobial activity.,  Dr.E.Murugan and G.Vimala,  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,  357,  (2011),  354
  • Development of stable pollution free TiO2/Au Nanoparticle Immobilized Green Photo Catalyst for Degradation of Methyl Orange.,  Dr.E.Murugan, R.Rangasamy,  Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology,  7,  (2011),  225
  • Environmentally Benign Heterogeneous Nano-particle Catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity of 4-Nitrophenol.,  E.Murugan andJ. Nimita Jebaranjitham,  Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology,  7,  (2011),  158
  •  Amphiphilic Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Polymer Hybrid with Improved Conductivity and DispersabilityProduced by Functionalization with Poly(vinylbenzyl) triethyl ammonium Chloride      ,  Dr.E.Murugan ,G.Vimala,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C,  115,  (2011),  19897-19909
  • Synthesis and characterization of new soluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst and their catalysis in free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate aided by ultrasound- A kinetic study,  Dr.E.Murugan and G.Tamizharasu,  Journal of Applied Polymer Science,  Article in Press, 
  • Immobilization of TiO2 and TiO2[Au] Nanoparticles onto the Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Matrix and their photocatalysis,  E.Murugan, R.Rangasamy and J. Nimita Jebaranjitham,  Advance Science Letters,  6,  (2012),  250
  • Synthesis of polymer-supported dendritic palladium nanoparticles catalysts for Suzuki coupling reaction ,  E.Murugan, J. Nimita Jebaranjitham and A.Usha,  Applied Nanoscience,  2,  (2012),  211
  • New soluble multi-site phase transfer catalysts and their catalysis for dichlorocarbene addition to citronellal assisted by ultrasound-A kinetic study.,  E.Murugan and G. Tamizharasu,  J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem,  81,  (2012),  363
  • New amphiphilic poly(quaternary ammonium)  catalyst for effective reduction of Citronellal,  E.Murugan and I. Pakrudheen,  App. Catal. A: Gen,  142,  (2012),  439
  • Efficient Amphiphilic Poly(propylene imine) Dendrimer Stabilized Gold Nanoparticle Catalysts for Aqueous phase Reduction of Nitrobenzene.,  E. Murugan, R. Rangasamy and I. Pakrudheen,  Science of Advanced Materials,  4,  (2012),  1103
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Supported on Surface-modified Poly(N-vinylimidazale) as Catalysts for the Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol,  E. Murugan and J.Nimita Jebaranjitham,  J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem,  365,  (2012),  128
  • Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity for hybrids of multi-walled carbon nanotube and amphiphilic poly(propylene imine) dendrimer  immobilized with silver and palladium nanoparticles,  E.Murugan and G.Vimala,  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,  396,  (2012),  101-111
  • New Surface Hydroxylated and Internally Quaternised Poly(propylene imine) dendrimers as efficient biocompatible drug carriers of Norfloxacin,  E.Murugan, D.P.Geetharani, K.Srinivasan, J. Muthumary,  Expert Opinion on Drug delivery (In press),  (2013), 

Papers (Total Papers: 4)

  • Published a article entitled, "Synthesis and spectral characterization of surface- enriched with (active-sites) insoluble polymer-supported phase-transfer catalyst and its application on alkylation of phenylacetone".,  Narosha Publications, T.Balakrishnan and E.Murugan,  Recent Trends in Catalysis,Proc.,  297,  (1999), 
  • Published a paper entitled Amphiphilic Dendrimer satabilized Ag,Pd and Pt Homogeneous nanoparticle catalysts and their catalysis for the reduction of methyl orange in the International Conference Proceedings of ICONSET-2011 organized by Sathyabama University in association with IGCAR,Kalpakkam.,  Dr.E.Murugan, I.Pakrudheen , G.Gomathi,  IEEE,  978,  (2011),  44-48
  • Published a paper entitled Heterogeneous nanoparticle catalyst:PPI(G2) Dendrimer grafted Poly(styrene) beads stabilized with AuNPs for catalysis to Knovenegal reaction in the International Conference Proceedings of ICONSET-2011 organized by Sathyabama University in association with IGCAR,Kalpakkam.,  Dr.E.Murugan, J.Nimita Jebaranjitham, S.Govindaraju,  IEEE,  978,  (2011),  362-367
  • New quaternary ammonium dendrimers as a phase transfer catalytic media for effective reduction of citronellal to citronellol,  E.Murugan and I.Pakrudheen,  Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology Peer Reviewed Book,  VBRI Press. ISBN : 978-81-920068-3-3,  (2012), 

Books (Total Books: 3)

  • + 1 & + 2 Physical chemistry Practical books, State Board, Tamilnadu,  )
  • Dendrimer Stabilized Metal Nanoparticle for the reduction of Azo dyes,  E.Murugan, I.Pakrudheen and G.Gomathi,  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-15117-0,  (2012), )
  • Surface grafted PPI(G2) stabilized AuNPs in organic catalysis,  E.Murugan, J.Nimita Jebaranjitham,  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-15117-0,  (2012), )

Seminar / Conference / Workshop

National

  • National Seminar at Anna University, Chennai-25. 1996 - T.Balakrishnan and E.Murugan - Synthesis, Characterization and studies of Insoluble phase transfer catalyst
  • Regional conference at Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul 1998 - E.Murugan and G.Karthikeyan - Chemical Additives in food for quality improvement - An review
  • 17th National Conference by Indian council of Chemist at University of Madras, Chennai 1998 E.Murugan, G.Karthikeyan and A.Shanmuga Sundarraj An inexpensive method for deflouridation of water using surface-enriched with Counter anion of bead-shaped polymer-supported polystyrene resin
  • 14th National conference by Catalyst Society of India at Chennai 1998 - T.Balakrishnan and E.Murugan - Synthesis and spectral characterization of surface-enriched active-sites insoluble polymer phase transfer catalysts and its effects on reaction activity in alkylation of phenyl- acetone
  • 2nd National conference Indian Social Science Congress Academy at GRI, Dindigul 1999 - E.Murugan - Concept of cloning: Merits, demerits and confrontation
  • 22nd National conference Indian social science congress academy at GRI Dindigul 1999 - E.Murugan and T.Raji - Biodiversity and its significance towards current trend
  • Tamil Nadu State council of Science Technology yearly conference Tamil Nadu State council of Science Technology 1999 - A.Raji and E.Murugan - An inexpensive method for removal of fluoride and other anion of water using surface-enriched with counter anion of bead-shape polymer-supported poly styrene
  • 5th National Symposium in Chemistry, Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore. 2003 - E.Murugan & A.Siva - Different phase transfer catalysts in free radical polymerization of methyl acrylate initiated by peroxy disulphate-A kinetic study
  • 5th National Symposium in Chemistry, Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore. 2003 - E.Murugan & Rangasamy - Efficiency of phase-transfer catalyst in free radical polymerization of N-butyl acrylate initiated by potassium peroxydisulphate - A kinetic study
  • Regional Symposium in Chemistry Department of Chemistry, IIT, Chennai-36. 2004 - E.Murugan & Rangasamy - Bis-Quaternary ammonium salt as phase transfer catalyst for Dichlorocarbene addition of cis-cyclo octane
  • National Conference on Pollution Abatement through Technology Development Department of Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai-25, Tamil Nadu. 2005 - E.Murugan and D.Geethalakshmi - Synthesis of Environmentally safer single-site and tri-site polymer-supported phase transfer catalyst and its application to addition reaction- A kinetic study
  • State level Seminar on Recent trends in Chemistry Postgraduate and Research, Department of Chemistry, The New College, Chennai-14, 2006 - E.Murugan, D.Dhanalakshmi and P.Gopinath - Novel soluble tri-site phase transfer catalyst viz., 1,3,5-tris (triethylammonium chloride) mesitylene for effective C-alkylation of phenylacetonitrile.
  • 8th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-76. 2006 - E.Murugan, S.Sudha and  P.Gopinath- New Polymer-supported Tri-site Phase Transfer Catalyst for Effective N-Alkylation of Pyrrole.
  • 8th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-76. 2006 - E.Murugan, V.Thenkuzhali and D.Geethalakshmi - Free Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate using benzyltriphenylphosphonium Chloride as a Soluble Phase Transfer Catalyst.
  • National Conference in Chemistry-2006, conducted by Central College, Bangalore, Sep. 27-29, 2006 - E.Murugan and R. Rangasamy - Fabrication of silver and gold nanoparticles on the surface of poly(4-vinylpyridine) beads and its utilization for heterogeneous hydrogenation of  4-nitrophenol.
  • National Conference in Chemistry-2006, conducted by Central College, Bangalore, Sep. 27-29, 2006 - E.Murugan and K. Muthu - Cost effective method for the isolation of Novel Aglycone (anthocyanins) compound from garlic (Allium sativum L).
  • 18th National Symposium on Catalysis conducted by Indian Institute of Petroleum, Mohkampur, Dehradun-248 005 during April 16-18, 2007.- E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- Novel soluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst for dichlorocarbene addition to a-pinene.
  • 18th National Symposium on Catalysis conducted by Indian Institute of Petroleum, Mohkampur, Dehradun-248 005 during April 16-18, 2007- E.Murugan and R. Rangasamy- Immobilization of gold nanoparticles onto Functionalized polyvinyl pyridine microsphere and its catalytic application to reduction of nitrocompounds.
  • 10th CRSI National symposium conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 during February 1-3, 2008- E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- Triphase catalytic activity of a new insoluble multi-site phase transfer catalyst in etherification of methyl salicylate.
  • Recent Research Trends in Synthetic Organic and Natural Products Chemistry (RRTSONPC - 08) conducted by S.V University, Tirupathi, during February 25 & 26, 2008- E.Murugan and K. Muthu- Isolation, characterization and structural elucidation of flavonoids from coriandrum sativum l., (coriander seeds).
  • National Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (NCAMN-2008) conducted by Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai  March 30-31, 2008- E.Murugan, P.S.Parasuraman and R.Rangasamy- Amphiphilic Dendrimer Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application to Reduction of 3,5-Dinitro Salicylic Acid.
  • National Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (NCAMN-08) conducted by Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai, March 30-31, 2008- E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- Heterogeneous catalysis by a  New Bead-shaped Polymer-supported Multi-site Phase transfer catalyst in S-alkylation of Thiophenol.
  • National Conference on Advanced Materials and Characterization AMC-2008, conducted by VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India during July 23-25, 2008- E.Murugan and G. Vimala - Effective Functionalization of carbon nanotubes using different phase transfer catalysts and potassium permanganate.
  • 19th National symposium on catalysis (CATSYMP-19) conducted by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India during January 18-21, 2009- E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- Heterogeneous catalysis by a multi-site phase transfer catalyst in dichlorocarbene addition to dihydrocarvone.
  • 19th National symposium on catalysis (CATSYMP-19) conducted by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India during January 18-21, 2009- E.Murugan and G.Vimala- Functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes using Poly(amidoamine) dendrimers and phase transfer catalysts.
  • National conference on Macro 2009 conducted by IIT-Madras India during March 9, 2009- E.Murugan and D.Geethalakshmi- Atom transfer radical polymerization.
  • National Conference on Nanoscience  and Nanotechnology conducted by Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai, India during November 9, 2009- E.Murugan and Vimala.G- Sidewall functionalization of Multiwalled carbon nanotubes with dichlorocarbene addition using Multi-site phase transfer catalyst.
  • National Conference on Catalysis conducted by Tezpur University, Assam, India during December 21, 2009 - E.Murugan- Synthesis of amphiphilic poly(propyleneimine) dendrimers encapsulated with gold nanoparticle catalysts for the reduction of nitrobenzene and methyl orange.
  • 20th National Symposium on Catalysis for Energy Conversion of Environment conducted by Catalysis Society of India by the National centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from December 19th to 22nd  2010 - E.Murugan and I.Pakrudheen - Synthesis, Characterization and catalytic activity of amphiphilic PPI dendrimer stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles catalyst for the reduction of 4-Nitrophenol.
  • 20th National Symposium on Catalysis for Energy Conversion of Environment conducted by Catalysis Society of India by the National centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from December 19th to 22nd  2010 - E.Murugan and A.Rubavathy Jaya Priya - Phase transfer catalyst stabilized metal nanoparticles catalyst for free radical polymerization.
  • 20th National Symposium on Catalysis for Energy Conversion of Environment conducted by Catalysis Society of India by the National centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from December 19th to 22nd  2010 - E.Murugan, G.Tamizharasu  and G.Venugopal - Catalysis of 1,2-Bis(Pyridinium) ethane dibromide di-site phase transfer catalyst in free radical polymerization- A Kinetic study.
  • National conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology organized by National centre for Nanoscience andNanotechnology, University of Madras from August 25-27,2011- E.Murugan, D.P.Geetha rani and V.Yogaraj- Evaluation of modified Polyamidoamine(PAMAM) Dendrimers as a drug carrier using Piroxicam as a model drug.
  • National conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology organized by National centre for Nanoscience andNanotechnology, University of Madras from August 25-27, 2011- E.Murugan and A. Rubavathy Jayapriya-Effective electrocatalytic materials from Gold nanoparticles and multiwalled carbon nanotubes.
  • Recent Trends in Polymeric Materials (RTPM-2011 Held at Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai organized by the Society for Polymer Science, India, Chennai Chapter on October 12, 2011- E.Murugan and I.Pakrudheen- Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic Dendrimer Catalysts.
  • Recent Trends in Polymeric Materials (RTPM-2011 Held at Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai organized by the Society for Polymer Science, India, Chennai Chapter on October 12, 2011- E.Murugan and G.Vimala - Polymer nanocomposites Multiwalled carbon nanotubes through  functionalisation of Amphiphilic polyamido amine  dendrimers - with improved dispersability  & biological studies
  • Recent Trends in Polymeric Materials (RTPM-2011 Held at Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai organized by the Society for Polymer Science, India, Chennai Chapter on October 12, 2011- E.Murugan and J. Nimita Jebaranjitham - Synthesis of Novel Polymer Supported Dendritic Catalysts for Organic Reactions
  • Theme meeting on Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TRAC-2012) conducted by Society of Advancement of Chemical Sciences and Education and Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, Aug 30-31, 2012, E.Murugan and P.Shanmugam, Spectroscopic and microscopic characterization of Polymer supported Thiol functionalized heterogeneous platinum nanocatalyst.
  • National Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology conducted by University of Madras, Chennai, E.Murugan, D.P. Geetha Rani, and V.Yogaraj, Modified Poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) Dendrimers as drug Carrier using Piroxicam as a Model Drug.
  • 21st National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP-21) “Catalysis for Sustainable Development” organized by CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Catalysis Society of India at Hyderabad from Feb 10-13,2013, E.Murugan and P. Shanmugam, Polymer supported Thiol functionalized heterogeneous silver and gold nanocatalysts for reduction of crystal violet
  • 21st National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP-21) “Catalysis for Sustainable Development” organized by CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Catalysis Society of India at Hyderabad from Feb 10-13,2013, E.Murugan and A. Sivaranjani , Multi-walled carbon nanotubes with PPI-(G2) dendrimer
  • 21st National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP-21) “Catalysis for Sustainable Development” organized by CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Catalysis Society of India at Hyderabad from Feb 10-13,2013, E.Murugan,V.Yogaraj and D.P.Geetha Rani, Synthesis and Characterization of Quaternary Ammonium Functionalized Poly(amido amine) Dendrimer for Drug Delivery Application
  • 21st National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP-21) “Catalysis for Sustainable Development” organized by CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Catalysis Society of India at Hyderabad from Feb 10-13,2013, E.Murugan and J.Nimita Jebaranjitham ,PPI(G2) Dendrimer Grafted Poly(N-vinylimidazole) Beads stabilized with AuNPs for Catalysis to reduction of Malachite green.
  • National symposium on recent advances in Chemistry (NSRAC – 2013) organized by Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University. March-22-23, 2013, E. Murugan and A. Sivaranjani, Multi-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized poly(propyleneimine)(G2) dendrimer-hydroxyapatite composite for bone tissue engineering
  • National symposium on recent advances in Chemistry (NSRAC –2013) organized by Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University.March-22-23, 2013, E. Murugan and A. Sivaranjani and T.Ramya, New insoluble multi-walled carbon nanotubes with poly(propylene imine) (G2) dendrimer stabilized palladium nanoparticles catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura, Hiyama, Heck and Sonogashira reactions

International

  • 227th American Chemical Society American Chemical Society, Anaheim, California, USA 2004 - E.Murugan - Synthesis and catalytic activity of long chain quaternary ammonium poly(propyleneimine) dendrimer
  • International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products in Bio-medicine and their efficiency in the Present Era and XXVIth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Bio-medical Scientists (IABMS-2005) at SN Pradhan Centre for Neuro sciences, Kolkatta, 2005 - E.Murugan and K. Muthu - Isolation, structural characterization of new flavonoids from Allium cepa L. (red onion) and their biochemical activity: A case study.
  • International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemistry Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 2006 - E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- C-alkylation of phenylaceto nitrile using a new polymer-supported di-site phase transfer catalyst.
  • International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemistry Department of Chemistry, Auxilium College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 2006 - E.Murugan, N.S.Subha lakshmi and D.Geethalakshmi - Synthesis of new soluble di-site phase transfer catalyst for free radical polymerization of acrylo-nitrile.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNST 2006) conducted by University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-25 - E.Murugan and R. Rangasamy - Synthesis of bead-shaped insoluble poly(4-vinyl pyridine) based dendrimer encapsulated gold nanoparticle as a nanoreactor for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
  • International Conference on “The Challenges and Strategies for the Sustainability of safe Drinking Water”(ICSDW-2006) held at Dept. of Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute - E.Murugan - Novel bead -shaped polymer-supported polystyrene resin having Surface-enriched with active-sites for effective removal of fluoride.
  • International Conference on “Nanomaterials & its applications” held at Department of chemistry, National institute of technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli-620 015, during Feb 4-6, 2007-E.Murugan and R. Rangasamy - Immobilization of silver and gold nanoparticles onto polymer matrix and its heterogeneous catalyses for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
  • Second International Conference on Pharmaceutical  Sciences held at J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty during February 24-26, 2007- E.Murugan and K. Muthu-Antimicrobial activity of New Diarylheptanoids compounds isolated from Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale L.).
  • International conference on advanced materials ICAM-208 conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala during February 18-21, 2008- E.Murugan and P.Gopinath- C-alkylation of dihydro carvone using a novel insoluble polymer-supported multi-site phase transfer catalyst.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology ICONSAT-2008, conducted by IGCAR, Chennai during Feb 27-29, 2008- E.Murugan and R. Rangasamy- Immobolization of TiO2 and TiO2-Au  Nanoparticles on Insoluble Cross-linked Poly(4-vinylpyridine) beads and their photocatalysis.
  • International Conference on Hi-Tech Materials (ICHTM-09) conducted by IIT, Kharagpur, India during February 11-13, 2009- E. Murugan, D. Ezhilarasu and P. Gopinath- Heterogeneous insoluble cross-linked poly(4-vinyl pyridine) stabilized ruthenium and silver nanoparticle catalysts: synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity.
  • International Conference on Hi-Tech Materials (ICHTM-09) conducted by IIT, Kharagpur, India during February 11-13, 2009- E. Murugan, G. Vimala and M. Selvaraj- New heterogeneous nanoparticle catalysis immobilized with Ag/Cu onto thepoly(2-vinyl pyridine) based matrix and their catalytic reactivity for reduction of azo dyes and nitro compounds.
  • 6th Indo-Italian Workshop on Chemistry and Biology of antioxidants conducted by University of Delhi, New Delhi from 10th to 11th December, 2009- E.Murugan and D.P.Geetharani- Polyamidoamine dendrimer mediated solubility enhancement study using nimesulide.
  • Indo –Hungarian workshop on Future frontiers in Catalysis Conducted by National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT, Chennai from February 16th to 18th 2010 - E.Murugan and J.Nimita Jebaranjitham - Development of bead-shaped heterogeneous nanoparticle catalyst using insoluble polymer matrix and metal nanoparticles for Suzuki and Heck reactions in aqueous phase.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology on Chemistry conducted by IIT Bombay, Powai, from February 17th to 20th 2010 and we got the Best Poster award for this presentation - E.Murugan and G.Vimala - Functionalization of Multiwalled carbon nanotubes using unquaternized and quaternized dendrimers and deposition of silver nanoparticles -Characterization and Solubility  studies.
  • International Symposium on the safe use of Nanomaterials & Workshop on Nanomaterial Safety: Status, Procedures, Policy and Ethical Concerns conducted by Indian Institute of Toxicology Research Lucknow from February 1st to 3rd 2011 - E.Murugan and J.Nimita Jebaranjitham - Environmentally Benign Heterogeneous Nanoparticle catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic activity of 4-nitrophenol.
  • Third International Conference on Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology Held at Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and technology, Kochi, India sponsored by theDepartment of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi, COCHIN NANO-2011 on August 14 - 17, 2011- E.Murugan and I.Pakrudheen-Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic PPI Dendrimer Stabilized Palladium nanoparticles catalyst
  • International Conference on Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology (ICONSET-2011) organized by  organized by Sathyabama University in association with IGCAR,Kalpakkam from 28th  to 30th November- Dr.E.Murugan, I.Pakrudheen and G.Gomathi, Amphiphilic Dendrimer stabilized Ag,Pd & Pt Homogeneous nanoparticle catalyst and their catalysis for the reduction of methyl orange
  • International Conference on Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology (ICONSET-2011) organized by  organized by Sathyabama University in association with IGCAR,Kalpakkam from 28th  to 30th November- Dr.E.Murugan,J.Nimita Jebaranjitham and S.Govindaraju, Heterogeneous nanoparticle catalyst : PPI(G2) Dendrimer grafted Poly(styrene)beads stabilzed with AuNPs for catalysis to Knovenegal reaction
  • 2nd International Conference on ‘Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2011)’ organized jointly by the Department of Physics and Centre for Nanotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India during Dec 8-10, 2011- Dr.E.Murugan,J.Nimita Jebaranjitham,A.Usha,  Synthesis of Polymer supporterd Dendriitc palladium nanoparticle catalysts for Suzuki coupling reaction  
  • International Conference on “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology” (ICNANO-2011) organized by University of Delhi, New Delhi, India from December 18th to 21st 2011, E.Murugan and I.Pakrudheen, New quaternary ammonium dendrimers as a phase transfer catalytic media for effective reduction of citronellal to citronellol.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT-2012) conducted by Department of Science and Technology and ARCI at Hyderabad on 20th Jan to 23rd , E.Murugan and J.Nimita Jebaranjitham , Heterogeneous Nanoparticle Catalysis: PPI(G2) Dendrimer grafted Poly(N-Vinylimadazole) beads stabilized with Au NPs for Catalysis to Reduction of Malachite Green.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and NanoTechnology Frontiers and their application (Nanoscitech-2012), Chandigarh, Feb 15-18, 2012, E.Murugan and A. Rubavathy Jayapriya, New MWCNT Nanohybrids For Efficient Electro-catalysis.
  • 4th International conference on Advanced Nano materials (ANM-2012) conducted by IIT Madras, Chennai, Oct 17-19, 2012, E.Murugan and P.Shanmugam, Polymer supported beads grafted with PPI(G2) dendrimers stabilized palladium nanoparticles catalyst for C-S coupling reaction.
  • International symposium on macro and supramolecular architectures and materials: Nanosystems and applications (MAM-12) sponsored by IUPAC, Coimbatrore, India from 21-25 Nov 2012, E.Murugan and P. Shanmugam, Synthesis and Characterization of polymer-Supported Beads Immobilized With Silver and Gold Nanoparticles: anew Heterogeneous Nanoparticle Catalysts For Reduction of crystal violet dye.
  • International symposium on macro and supramolecular architectures and materials: Nanosystems and applications (MAM-12) sponsored by IUPAC, Coimbatrore, India from 21-25 Nov 2012, E.Murugan and A. Sivaranjani, Synthesis and Characterization Of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Based Composite Materials Derived Via Electrostatic Interaction Of Dendrimer/Metal Nanoparticles
  • International symposium on macro and supramolecular architectures and materials: Nanosystems and applications (MAM-12) sponsored by IUPAC, Coimbatrore, India from 21-25 Nov 2012, E.Murugan, D.P. Geetha Rani and V.Yogaraj , Synthesis of quaternary ammonium functionalized Poly(propylene imine) dendrimer and its possible application as drug carrier using Piroxicam as a model drug.
  • 4th international Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials Organized by IIT Varanasi, Feb-18 to 21, 2013, E.Murugan and  P. Shanmugam, Polymer supported beads grafted with PPI(G2) dendrimers stabilized palladium nanoparticles catalyst for C-S coupling reaction.
  • International symposium on macro and supramolecular architectures and materials: Nanosystems and applications (MAM-12) sponsored by IUPAC, Coimbatrore, India from 21-25 Nov 2012 , E.Murugan and D.P.Geetha Rani, Evaluation of Surface Acetylated and Internally Quaternised Poly(propylene imine) dendrimers as biocompatible drug carrier using Nimesulide as a model drug

Research Guidance

  • Ph.D Awarded 7
    Ph.D Students 9
    M.Phil Awarded 15
    M.Phil Students 4

Special Honour and Awards

  • Recipient of “DST- BOYSCAST-2002-03Fellowship
  • Recipient of “Academic Achievement Award-2012”

I. Administration

  • Member, Syndicate,  Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, nominated by His Excellency Governor/Chancellor of Tamil Nadu, for the period of 3 years (05.02.2013 to 04.02.2016)

II. Research

  • Executive Member (By election), Catalysis Society of India.
  • Treasurer (Elected), Society for Polymer Science, Chennai Chapter.

III. Academic

  • Board of Directors (Elected), University of Madras, Teachers thrift and co-operative society, Chennai, for the period of 5 years (09.05.2013 to 08.05.2018)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai
  • Member (University Nominee), Board of studies in Chemistry, LNG College, Ponneri
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, DKM College, Vellore,

Additional Responsibilities

  • Director, Dr.ALM Centre for Basic Sciences Development, University of Madras
  • Co-ordinator, Soft skill and Elective, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus
  • Co-ordinator, Language lab, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus
  • Co-ordinator, Equal oppurtuniy cell, UGC-XI plan merged scheme
  • Co-ordinator, UGC-UPE PHASE II, University of Madras

Foreign Visit

  • Post doctoral study at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA and carried out research on dendrimer catalysis.
  • Participated GC-MS Training course conducted by Shimadzu at Singapore during 10.12.2007 to 17.12.2007

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