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Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Head of Department, Professor

Dr. Murali Rangarajan currently serves as Head of Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Qualification: Ph.D
r_murali@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Electrochemistry, Energy Solutions, Functional Foods, Intensified Units, Modeling and Simulation, Nanomaterials, Signal and Image Processing in Analytical Chemistry

Bio

Dr. Murali Rangarajan joined Amrita in December 2007 after completing his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering in 1997 from Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1999. Before joining Amrita, he worked as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL in 2005-06 and as Visiting Research Scholar (Post-Doc) at Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL in 2006-07.

Affiliations

Qualifications

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
2006 Visiting Research Scholar Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida
2006 PhD in Chemical Engineering University of Florida
1999 M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
1997 B. Tech. in Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering Central Electrochemical Research Institute Karaikudi

Certificates, Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Member, Board of Studies (Chemical Engineering), KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2019 – present
  • Research Excellence Award by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2018
  • Awarded the prestigious (>100 year-old) award Bharatam for contributions to the ancient temple theater art “Bhagavata Mela”, 2018
  • Member, Board of Studies (Chemical Engineering), Amrita Vishwa Vidaypeetham, 2014 – present
  • Member, Board of Studies (Chemical Engineering), Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (Autonomous), 2011 – 2014
  • Member, Board of Studies (Materials Science and Engineering), Amrita Vishwa Vidaypeetham, 2010 – present
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, 2000
  • University of Florida Alumni Graduate Fellow, 1999-2004
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (ISEAC)
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE)

Research

Areas of Interest

  • Water: Real-Time Detection and Degradation of Pollutants – Heavy Metals, Pesticides; Cyberphysical Systems for Sustainable Water Management
  • Soil: Real-Time Detection of Soil Quality, Precision Agriculture
  • Electrochemistry: Electrodeposition, Electrochemical Surface Modification, Electrochemical Sensors
  • Nanomaterials: Carbon, Fibers, and Particles – Sensors and Catalysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Signal and Image Processing in IoT-based Real-Time Technologies
  • Low-Cost Nutritive Food Formulations

Summary

My group’s research activities have been aimed at:

  • Developing functional materials and coatings, and,
  • Developing feasible, affordable and real-time technologies for water distribution and quality management.

We work with multi-disciplinary teams in developing sustainable technologies and solutions for global challenges. We work both on fundamental and highly applied research, and the problems we work on are diverse. Some of our past and current research activities include:

  1. Electrodeposition of Metals, Alloys and Compounds: We use electrodeposition as a synthesis strategy to developed controlled morphologies and compositions of thin films of metals, alloys and compounds.We have studied electrodeposition of bismuth from acidic baths and deposited different morphologies of bismuth films by choice of bath composition (including additives), pH and deposition conditions. We have electrodeposited SnBi and SnIn alloys from acidic baths for microelectronic packaging and have shown that it is possible to deposit alloys of a wide range of compositions (e.g., 14% to 75% Sn, including eutectic alloys) with smooth morphologies and good surface coverage. We are working on developing the flip-chip technologies for indium, tin-bismuth and tin-indium alloys. We have shown, for the first time, that it is possible to electrodeposit bismuth iodide and oxyiodide thin films of controlled stoichiometries from a single bath.Ongoing research. Presently, we are interested in understanding the synthesis-structure and structure-property relationships in electrodeposition of metals, alloys and compounds. We seek collaborations in modeling and simulation of electrodeposition of bismuth, tin-bismuth alloy and bismuth iodide from different baths, particularly the nucleation and crystal growth phenomena.
  2. Electrochemical Sensors. We have developed bismuth-based and graphene-based electrochemical sensors for the detection of various analytes including heavy metals (particularly lead ions) in water, biomolecules in urine and serum matrices (dopamine, uric acid and ascorbic acid, collaboration with Dr. Nikhil KothurkarCEMS), antioxidants and nutrients in food matrices (ascorbic acid, folic acid, ferulic acid, vanillin), and macronutrients (NPK) in soils (collaboration with Dr. A. PurushothamanElectronics and Communication Engineering). Towards understanding and designing graphene-based sensors, we have employed semi-empirical simulations of graphene oxide-analyte interactions.Ongoing research. We are interested in developing real-time electrochemical sensors for detection of heavy metal ions and macronutrients (NPK) in water and soil. To this end, the sensor technology is being standardized and collaboratively, we are developing portable potentiostat and the required instrumentation. We have initiated studies of degradation of screen-printed electrode materials in water and soil matrices. We seek collaborations on systems-level simulations of sensor networks employing such devices.
  3. Water Distribution and Quality Management. We are developing feasible, affordable and versatile technology solutions for real-time management of water distribution and quality. In an ongoing study, we are examining how to minimize the number and optimize the placement of water flow/pressure sensors in large water distribution networks for real-time localization and detection of leaks in the networks. This is a collaboration with Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian (Computer Science and Engineering). We are developing packed bed electrochemical reactors for removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater. In this system, we are also exploring the simultaneous production of hydrogen by water electrolysis. We are also developing filters for heavy metal ions using cementitious materials (collaboration with Dr. Manu Santhanam and Dr. Mathava Kumar of IIT Madras). We are designing and developing continuous reactors for electrocoagulation- and advanced oxidation-based removal of various pollutants from water including pesticides and dyes.

Keywords

  • Electrodeposition
  • Bismuth
  • Tin-Bismuth Alloys
  • Bismuth Iodide
  • Bismuth Oxyiodide
  • Heavy Metal Sensing (Water)
  • NPK Sensing (Soil)
  • Packed Bed Electrochemical Reactor
  • Pervious Concrete-based Water Filters
  • Graphene-based Electrochemical Sensors

Research Group

Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Principal Investigator
r_murali@cb.amrita.edu
Functional Materials and Coatings, Electrodeposition, Electrochemical Sensors, Water and Soil Quality Sensing, Water Distribution, Water Quality Management

Vinoj Vasu

Ph. D. Scholar
v_vinoj@cb.amrita.edu
Semi-empirical Simulations of Graphene-Based Electrochemical Sensors

 

Vijitha S. Nair

Ph. D. Scholar
sn_vijitha@cb.amrita.edu
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Perovskite Mixed Metal Oxides

 

S. Prem Anandh

Ph. D. Scholar
s_premanandh@cb.amrita.edu
Graphene and Metal Oxide Thin Films for Corrosion Protection

G. Mohan Kumar

Ph. D. Scholar
g_mohankumar@cb.amrita.edu
Electrodeposition of Bismuth, Bismuth Iodides and Oxyiodides

Krishnan C. R.

Ph. D. Scholar
cr_krishnan@cb.amrita.edu
Pervious Concrete Filters for Heavy Metals Removal from Water

Past Members

Dr. Kadarkarai Govindan
(National Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Core Research Fellow,
Sungkyun-kwan University, South Korea

govindanmu@gmail.com
Electro coagulation and Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment – Dyes and Pesticides

Dr. A. R. Rajamani
(Ph. D. Scholar)

Post- Doctoral Research Associate,
University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada

manianraja5k@gmail.com
Electrodeposition of Bismuth and Tin-Bismuth Alloys

Funded Projects

Years Sponsor Title of Project Amount of Grant (Rs.) Investigators Status
2011 – 2014 DRDO Electrochemically Tailored Compliant Solder Materials for Flip-Chip Joining 62,48,000 Dr. Murali Rangarajan (PI), Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan (Co-PI), Dr. T. Ramachandran (co-PI) Completed
2013 – 2015 MHRD/IIT Kharagpur National Pedagogy Project: Principal Developer for the Course Chemical Systems Modeling 5,00,000 Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula Completed
2015 – 2018 DST (Indo-Norway ENERGIX Scheme) Photo-electrochemical Splitting of Water with N-doped Graphene-Hematite Composites for Hydrogen Production (PhotoNGrapHy) Indian Side: 25,88,000 Norwegian Side: 2.4 Million NOK Indian Team: Dr. Thirugnasambandam Manivasagam (PI), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (Co-PI), Dr. D. Kumaresan (Co-PI), Prof. Peter Notten (Co-PI) Norway Team: Dr. Kaushik Jayasayee (PI), Dr. Jonathan Polfus (Co-PI), Sidsel Meli Hanetho (Co-PI), Silje Fosse Hakonsen (Co-PI), Ann Mari Svenson (Co-PI) Completed
2015 – 2016 ICSSR Corrosion Auditing in Oil and Gas Transmission Pipelines in India 4,00,000 Dr. Bhaskaran Rajan (LPU; PI), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (CI), Mr. Lalit Bhalla (LPU; CI), Mr. Vishal Sarin (LPU; CI) Completed
2016 –2018 SERB-NPDF Iron Oxide Nanostructures from Anodic Dissolution for Electro-Fenton-mediated Oxidative Degradation of Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) 19,20,000 Dr. Kadarkkarai Govindan (PDF), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (Mentor) Completed
2018 – 2021 SERB-EMR Development of a Pulsed Flow Packed Bed Electrochemical Reactor for Heavy Metals Removal from Groundwater and Wastewater 37,24,600 Dr. Murali Rangarajan (PI), Dr. Thirugnasambandam Manivasagam (CI), Dr. Mahendra Natkuji Nandanwar (CI) Ongoing
2019 (expected to begin by December 2019) DST-ICPS A Modular Cyberphysical System for Sustainable Water Management 40,00,000 Dr.Vidhya Balasubramanian (PI), Dr. K. K. Sasi (CI), Dr. Dhanesh Kurup (CI), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (CI) Selected
2017 –2021 Australian Mines Company Ltd. Fluorite-structured Metal Hydrides: A New Class of High-capacity MgScX Ternary Alloys for Next Generation NiMH Batteries and Stationary Hydrogen Storage Applications USD 240,000 Dr. Thirugnasambandam G. Manivasagam (PI), Dr. Peter Notten (TU Eindhoven, Forschungzentrum Juelich, Amrita – PI), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (CI), Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula (CI) Ongoing
2019 SERB-CRG Miniaturized On-Chip Sensor for Real-Time Monitoring of Soil Moisture, pH, Temperature, Conductivity and Macronutrients 48,98,000 Dr. A. Purushothaman (PI), Dr. Murali Rangarajan (CI) Under Review

Teaching

UG Theory Courses

  • Linear Algebra for Chemical Engineers (19MAT103)
  • Vector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations (15MAT121)
  • Chemical Process Principles (ChE210)
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics (ME 110)
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChE212)
  • Mass Transfer Operations II (CM304)
  • Computational Techniques in Chemical Engineering (ChE313)
  • Chemical Process Modeling and Simulation (CL603 and CM441)

PG/PhD Theory Courses

  • Advanced Process Modeling (CL603)
  • Computer-Aided Simulation of Process Plants (CL613/614)
  • Thermodynamics of Multiphase Equilibria (CL611)
  • Mathematical Methods in Materials Science (MA601)
  • Materials Thermodynamics (MS603)
  • Electronic Materials Science (MS604)
  • Electrochemistry and Corrosion (MS602)
  • Electroanalytical Techniques (SS829)
  • Metabolism of Nutrients (SS844)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (SS833)

UG Labs

  • Chemical Process Simulation Lab using MATLAB (CM491)
  • Computer-Aided Design of Chemical Processes using ASPEN (CM493)
  • Chemical Process Control Laboratory (CM394)
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab (ChE393)
  • Engineering Drawing II (CAD/CAM, ME 182)
  • Engineering Drawing I (ME181)

PG Labs

  • Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab (MS621 and MS622)

UG – Professional Development Courses

  • Seminar (ChE397)
  • Amrita Values Program I (AVP201)
  • Amrita Values Program II (AVP 211)

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Invited Talks

  1. Rangarajan, M., “Flow Patterns in Oil-Water Immiscible Mixtures: Applications in Enhanced Heat and Mass Transfer”, Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Fluid Dynamics and Its Applications, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore, December 22, 2014
  2. Rangarajan, M., “Electrodeposited Nano- and Micro-Structured Crystals of Bismuth on Polycrystalline Copper: Morphologies and Ultratrace Sensing of Heavy Metals”, 3rd Collaborative Conference on Crystal Growth – 3CG 2014, Phuket, Thailand, November 4-7, 2014
  3. Rangarajan, M., “Micro Electro Mechanical Systems for Automotive Applications”, INSA-Sponsored National Level Seminar on Application of Smart Materials and Structures in Automobiles, P. A. College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, September 29-30, 2014
  4. Prem Anandh, S., Kothurkar, N., and Rangarajan, M., “Electrochemical Sensing of Phenytoin by Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide”, Eleventh ISEAC International Discussion Meet on Electrochemistry & Its Applications, February 20-25, 2014
  5. Rangarajan, M., “Energy Harvesting and Recycling for Green Computing”, AICTE-Sponsored National Seminar on Green Computing for Sustainability, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, January 24, 2014
  6. Rangarajan, M., “Functionalized Graphene as Electrochemical Sensing Platform”, International Conference on Nanomaterials: Science, Technology, and Applications: ICNM 13, December 5-7, 2013
  7. Rangarajan, M., “Introduction to Process Simulation and ASPEN PLUS”,Three Day Faculty Development Program on Process Modeling and Simulation using Aspen and Aspen Hysys, MS Ramiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, August 2013
  8. Rangarajan, M., “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation in Environmental Science”, Faculty Development Program on Advances on Environmental Science, Sree Krishna College of Engineering, August 2011
  9. Rangarajan, M., “Quantum Mechanics: Applications to Materials and Device Design”, State Level Symposium on Advances in Physics, Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam, March 2011
  10. Rangarajan, M., “Model-based Optimization and Control of an Atmospheric Crude Distillation Unit”, National Seminar on Control of Nonlinear Systems, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, October 2009
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2019

Electrocoagulants Characteristics and Application of Electrocoagulation for Micropollutant Removal and Transformation Mechanism.

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Govindan, Kadarkarai; Angelin, Arumugam; Kalpana, Murugesan; Shankar, Prabakaran; Jang, Am

K. Govindan, Angelin, A., Kalpana, M., Rangarajan, M., Shankar, P., and Jang, A., “Electrocoagulants Characteristics and Application of Electrocoagulation for Micropollutant Removal and Transformation Mechanism.”, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2019.

Year : 2019

Synthesis of poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG)-capped Fe3O4 nanoclusters by hydrothermal method.

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Abhiram C Anil; Kadarkarai Govindan.

A. C. Anil, Govindan, K., and Rangarajan, M., “Synthesis of poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG)-capped Fe3O4 nanoclusters by hydrothermal method.”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 577, p. 012153, 2019.

Year : 2019

Heavy Metal Removal and Leaching from Pervious Concrete Filter: Influence of Operating Water Head and Reduced Graphene Oxide Addition

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Muthu, M.; Chandrasekharapuram Ramakrishnan, K.; Santhanam, M.; Kumar, M.

Publisher : Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States)

M. Muthu, K. Ramakrishnan, C., Santhanam, M., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Kumar, M., “Heavy Metal Removal and Leaching from Pervious Concrete Filter: Influence of Operating Water Head and Reduced Graphene Oxide Addition”, Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States), vol. 145, 2019.

Year : 2019

Ni-Zn-P catalyst supported on stainless steel gauze for enhanced electrochemical oxidation of methanol for direct methanol fuel cell application

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Sunitha, M.; Sathish, A.; Ramachandran;

Publisher : Materials Research Express

M. Sunitha, Sathish, A., ,, and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Ni-Zn-P catalyst supported on stainless steel gauze for enhanced electrochemical oxidation of methanol for direct methanol fuel cell application”, Materials Research Express, vol. 6, 2019.

Year : 2019

Semi-empirical simulations of interactions between edge-functionalized graphene oxide and bisphenol A

Authors : Vinoj Vasu, Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Vinoj Vasu and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Semi-empirical simulations of interactions between edge-functionalized graphene oxide and bisphenol A”, Materials Today: Proceedings , 2019.

Year : 2018

Ultrafine GGBS and calcium nitrate as concrete admixtures for improved mechanical properties and corrosion resistance

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Mini K. M., Kumar, M.P.; Dr. Mini K. M.;

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

M. P. Kumar, Dr. Mini K. M., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Ultrafine GGBS and calcium nitrate as concrete admixtures for improved mechanical properties and corrosion resistance”, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 182, pp. 249-257, 2018.

Year : 2018

One-Step RF-CVD Method for the Synthesis of Graphene Decorated with Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles.

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Shanmugam, Ramakrishnan; Johny, Jelmy; Senthilkumar, R.

Publisher : Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology .

R. Shanmugam, Johny, J., Senthilkumar, R., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Kothurkar, N., “One-Step RF-CVD Method for the Synthesis of Graphene Decorated with Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 18, pp. 1089-1096, 2018.

Year : 2018

Critical evaluation of mechanism responsible for biomass abatement during electrochemical coagulation (EC) process: A critical review.

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Govindan, Kadarkarai; Angelin, Arumugam;

Publisher : J Environ Manage

K. Govindan, Angelin, A., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Critical evaluation of mechanism responsible for biomass abatement during electrochemical coagulation (EC) process: A critical review.”, J Environ Manage, vol. 227, pp. 335-353, 2018.

Year : 2018

Corrosion protection of mild steel by graphene-based films

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Senthilvasan, P.A.;

Publisher : Materials Research Express

P. A. Senthilvasan and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Corrosion protection of mild steel by graphene-based films”, Materials Research Express, vol. 5, 2018.

Year : 2018

Electrodeposition of tin-bismuth alloys: Additives, morphologies and compositions

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajamani, A.R.; Jothi, S.; Datta, M.;

Publisher : Journal of the Electrochemical Society

A. R. Rajamani, Jothi, S., Datta, M., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electrodeposition of tin-bismuth alloys: Additives, morphologies and compositions”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 165, pp. D50-D57, 2018.

Year : 2017

Reducing the cold-user and cold-item problem in recommender system by reducing the Spectral representation of principal components in signals and images using G-lets decomposition of sub bands

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Rajathilagam B.

Publisher : IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings TENCON

Dr. Rajathilagam B. and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Reducing the cold-user and cold-item problem in recommender system by reducing the Spectral representation of principal components in signals and images using G-lets decomposition of sub bands”, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings TENCON, pp. 3809 -3812., 2017.

Year : 2017

Electron scavenger-assisted photocatalytic degradation of amido black 10B dye with Mn3O4 nanotubes: A response surface methodology study with central composite design

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Govindan, K.; Chandran, H.T.; Raja, M.; Maheswari, S.U.;

Publisher : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry

K. Govindan, Chandran, H. T., Raja, M., Maheswari, S. U., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electron scavenger-assisted photocatalytic degradation of amido black 10B dye with Mn3O4 nanotubes: A response surface methodology study with central composite design”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, vol. 341, pp. 146-156, 2017.

Year : 2017

Edge detection using G-lets based on matrix factorization by group representations

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Rajathilagam B.

Publisher : Pattern Recognition, Elsevier Ltd,

Dr. Rajathilagam B. and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Edge detection using G-lets based on matrix factorization by group representations”, Pattern Recognition, vol. 67, pp. 1-15, 2017.

Year : 2016

A design of experiments investigation of the effects of synthesis conditions on the quality of CVD graphene

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Prof. Sriram Devanathan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Ramakrishnan Shanmugam; Vasant G Sathe; R Senthilkumar.

Publisher : Materials Research Express, IOP Publishing, Volume 3, Number 12, p.125601

R. Shanmugam, Rangarajan, M., Devanathan, S., Sathe, V. G., Senthilkumar, R., and Kothurkar, N. K., “A design of experiments investigation of the effects of synthesis conditions on the quality of CVD graphene”, Materials Research Express, vol. 3, p. 125601, 2016.

Year : 2016

Investigations of suspension stability of iron oxide nanoparticles using time-resolved UV–visible spectroscopy

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Vikram, S.; Vasanthakumari, R.; Tsuzuki, Takuya;

Publisher : Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Volume 18, Number 9, p.272 (2016)

S. Vikram, Vasanthakumari, R., Tsuzuki, T., and Rangarajan, M., “Investigations of suspension stability of iron oxide nanoparticles using time-resolved UV–visible spectroscopy”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol. 18, p. 272, 2016.

Year : 2015

Tuning the Magnetic Properties of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by a Room-Temperature Air-Atmosphere (RTAA) Co-Precipitation Method.

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Vikram, S; Dhakshnamoorthy, M; Vasanthakumari, R; Rajamani, A R; Tsuzuki, Takuya

S. Vikram, Dhakshnamoorthy, M., Vasanthakumari, R., Rajamani, A. R., Rangarajan, M., and Tsuzuki, T., “Tuning the Magnetic Properties of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by a Room-Temperature Air-Atmosphere (RTAA) Co-Precipitation Method.”, J Nanosci Nanotechnol, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 3870-8, 2015.

Year : 2015

Reduced Graphene Oxide-based Electrochemical Sensor for Vitamin C (Under Review)

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M. Nithy, S. Anandh, P., Devi, T., and Rani, P. R. Janci

Publisher : Analytica Chimica Acta

M. Nithya, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S. Anandh, P., Devi, T., and Rani, P. R. Janci, “Reduced Graphene Oxide-based Electrochemical Sensor for Vitamin C (Under Review)”, Analytica Chimica Acta , 2015.

Year : 2015

Electrochemical sensing of dopamine, uric acid and ascorbic acid using tRGO-TiO2 nanocomposites

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Rajamani, A.R.; Kannan R.; Krishnan, S.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Raj, S.M.; Kumaresan, D.; Kothurkar, N.;

Publisher : Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

A. R. Rajamani, R., K., Krishnan, S., Ramakrishnan, S., Raj, S. M., Kumaresan, D., Kothurkar, N., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electrochemical sensing of dopamine, uric acid and ascorbic acid using tRGO-TiO2 nanocomposites”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 15, pp. 5042-5047, 2015.

Year : 2015

Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles from Co-precipitation: Composition, Size, and Magnetization

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Vikram S, M, D., R, V., R, R. A., and Tsuzuki, T.

Publisher : Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Vikram S, M, D., R, V., R, R. A., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Tsuzuki, T., “Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles from Co-precipitation: Composition, Size, and Magnetization”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 15(6), pp. 3870-3878, 2015.

Year : 2015

Electrodeposition of Bismuth on Polycrystalline Copper (Accepted)

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M, D. Kumar, Rajamani, A. R., and Srikaanth, S.

Publisher : Frontiers of Materials Science

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M, D. Kumar, Rajamani, A. R., and Srikaanth, S., “Electrodeposition of Bismuth on Polycrystalline Copper (Accepted)”, Frontiers of Materials Science , 2015.

Year : 2015

Highly Solution Processable Camphor Sulfonic Acid-Doped Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Polyaniline Composite and Its Uses in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Under Review)

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Duraisamy Kumaresan, Jelmy, E. J., S. Raj, M., Rajamani, A. R., Kothurkar, N.

Publisher : Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Jelmy, E. J., S. Raj, M., Rajamani, A. R., Kothurkar, N., and Dr. Duraisamy Kumaresan, “Highly Solution Processable Camphor Sulfonic Acid-Doped Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Polyaniline Composite and Its Uses in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Under Review)”, Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, 2015.

Year : 2015

Electrodeposition of Eutectic Tin-Bismuth Alloys: Mechanism and Evolution of Morphology (Under Review)

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajamani, A. R., S., P. Anandh, Nair, V. S., and Vasu, V.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajamani, A. R., S., P. Anandh, Nair, V. S., and Vasu, V., “Electrodeposition of Eutectic Tin-Bismuth Alloys: Mechanism and Evolution of Morphology (Under Review)”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry , 2015.

Year : 2014

Electrochemical Sensing of Phenytoin by Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide

Authors : Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Prem Anandh

Publisher : Indian Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry,The Royal Society of Chemistry

P. S Anandh, Kothurkar, N., and Rangarajan, M., “Electrochemical Sensing of Phenytoin by Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide”, SEAC-DM-2014, Proceedings of the 11th ISEAC International Discussion Meet on Electrochemistry & Its Applications, pp. 79-84, Indian Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2014.

Year : 2013

Optimization of the conductivity and yield of chemically synthesized polyaniline using a design of experiments

Authors : Prof. Sriram Devanathan, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, E. J. Jelmy, Ramakrishnan, S.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

E. J. Jelmy, Ramakrishnan, S., Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, “Optimization of the conductivity and yield of chemically synthesized polyaniline using a design of experiments”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 130, pp. 1047-1057, 2013.

Year : 2012

G-Lets: A New Signal Processing Algorithm

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Rajathilagam B., Dr. Soman K. P.

Publisher : International Journal of Computer Applications

Dr. Rajathilagam B., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Dr. Soman K. P., “G-Lets: A New Signal Processing Algorithm”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 37 , no. 6, pp. 1-7, 2012.

Year : 2011, 2012

Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M. V

Publisher : International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research

M. V and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, vol. 4(2), pp. 99-109, 2012.

Year : 2012

G-Lets: Signal Processing Using Transformation Groups

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Rajathilagam B., Dr. Soman K. P.

Publisher : vol. arXiv:1201.2995v1

Dr. Rajathilagam B., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Dr. Soman K. P., “G-Lets: Signal Processing Using Transformation Groups”, vol. arXiv:1201.2995v1, 2012.

Year : 2011

Studies of Heat Transfer for Water-diesel Two-phase System in a Spiral Heat Exchanger

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S. Sathiyan and Ramachandran, S.

Publisher : Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly

S. Sathiyan, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Ramachandran, S., “Studies of Heat Transfer for Water-diesel Two-phase System in a Spiral Heat Exchanger”, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, vol. 25, pp. 195-201, 2011.

Year : 2011, 2012

Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M. V

Publisher : International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research

M. V and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, vol. 4(2), pp. 99-109, 2012.

Year : 2010

An experimental study of spiral-plate heat exchanger for nitrobenzene-water two-phase system

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Sathiyan, S.a; Ramachandran, S.b

Publisher : Bulgarian Chemical Communications

Sa Sathiyan, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Ramachandran, Sb, “An experimental study of spiral-plate heat exchanger for nitrobenzene-water two-phase system”, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, vol. 42, pp. 205-209, 2010.

Conference Paper

Year : 2018

Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behaviour of Concrete due to Addition of Ultrafine GGBS

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M Pradeep Kumar

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS), RILEM Proceedings Pro118

M Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and Dr. Mini K. M., “Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behaviour of Concrete due to Addition of Ultrafine GGBS”, in International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS), RILEM Proceedings Pro118, 2018, p. 221.

Year : 2018

Differential Pulse Voltammetric Detection of Ferulic Acid Using RGO-TiO2 Electrodes

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Divya Bharathi T; Prem Anandh, S .

Publisher : INDICON 2018, IEEE Xplore (Accepted), Coimbatore .

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, T, D. Bharathi, and S Anandh, P., “Differential Pulse Voltammetric Detection of Ferulic Acid Using RGO-TiO2 Electrodes”, in INDICON 2018, Coimbatore, 2018.

Year : 2017

Spectral representation of principal components in signals and images using G-lets decomposition of subbands

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Rajathilagam B.

Publisher : IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Dr. Rajathilagam B. and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Spectral representation of principal components in signals and images using G-lets decomposition of subbands”, in IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 2017, pp. 3809-3812.

Year : 2017

Hydrodynamics of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Vikram, S.; Vasanthakumari, R.; Tsuzuki, T.;

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

S. Vikram, Vasanthakumari, R., Tsuzuki, T., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Hydrodynamics of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017, vol. 4, pp. 10524-10528.

Year : 2015

Dynamic Context-based User Profiles by Regression Modeling

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, B. Rajathilagam; Balaji. B;

Publisher : of the 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology (CGAT 2015)

B. Rajathilagam, B, B., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Dynamic Context-based User Profiles by Regression Modeling”, in of the 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology (CGAT 2015), GSTF,, Singapore, 2015.

Year : 2014

Mixed-Paraffin Dehydrogenation in Fixed-bed Reactors: Modeling and Simulation,

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula, Shrinidhi, S. R.

Publisher : Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting,

Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula, Shrinidhi, S. R., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Mixed-Paraffin Dehydrogenation in Fixed-bed Reactors: Modeling and Simulation,”, in Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, , Atlanta, 2014.

Year : 2014

Studying the Flow of Oil-Water Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in Small Channels

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, V. K, R, R. U. B.

Publisher : 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Environmental, and Energy Engineering (RACEEE-2014), February 27-28

V. K, R, R. U. B., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Studying the Flow of Oil-Water Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in Small Channels”, in 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Environmental, and Energy Engineering (RACEEE-2014), February 27-28, 2014.

Year : 2013

Hydrodynamics of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2013), NIT Warangal, November 16-17, 2013

Vikram S, R, V., R, R. A., and Rangarajan, M., “Hydrodynamics of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, in International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2013), NIT Warangal, November 16-17, 2013, 2013.

Year : 2013

Graphene-based Electrochemical Sensor for Simultaneous Detection of Dopamine, Uric Acid, and Ascorbic Acid

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, R. D Kannan, R, R. A., S, K.

Publisher : International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications – AmritaBioQuest 2013, August 10-14

R. D Kannan, R, R. A., S, K., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Graphene-based Electrochemical Sensor for Simultaneous Detection of Dopamine, Uric Acid, and Ascorbic Acid”, in International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications – AmritaBioQuest 2013, August 10-14, 2013.

Year : 2013

Graphene-based Electrochemical Sensor for Paracetamol

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, A. B, S, P. Anandh, Kothurkar N

Publisher : International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications – AmritaBioQuest 2013, August 10-14

A. B, S, P. Anandh, Kothurkar N, and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Graphene-based Electrochemical Sensor for Paracetamol”, in International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications – AmritaBioQuest 2013, August 10-14, 2013.

Year : 2013

Electrodeposition of SnBi Alloys: Effects of pH and Additives

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, R. A. R

Publisher : 51st NMD and 67th ATM of Indian Institute of Metals, IIT-BHU, November 12-15

R. A. R and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electrodeposition of SnBi Alloys: Effects of pH and Additives”, in 51st NMD and 67th ATM of Indian Institute of Metals, IIT-BHU, November 12-15, 2013.

Year : 2013

Electrodeposition of Bismuth and Effects of Additives in Acid Bath

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, A. R. Rajamani

Publisher : ELAC 2013, 5th ISEAC Triennial International Conference on Advances and Recent Trends in Electrochemistry, pp. 341-344, Hyderabad, January 16-20

A. R. Rajamani and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electrodeposition of Bismuth and Effects of Additives in Acid Bath”, in ELAC 2013, 5th ISEAC Triennial International Conference on Advances and Recent Trends in Electrochemistry, pp. 341-344, Hyderabad, January 16-20, 2013.

Year : 2013

Electrodeposition of Bi and SnBi Alloys for Microelectronic Packaging

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, A. R. Rajamani

Publisher : RATES 2013, International Conference on Recent Advances in Textile and Electrochemical Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, March 21-23

A. R. Rajamani and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Electrodeposition of Bi and SnBi Alloys for Microelectronic Packaging”, in RATES 2013, International Conference on Recent Advances in Textile and Electrochemical Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, March 21-23, 2013.

Year : 2012

Effect of polar and nonpolar solvents in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Azadirachta indica leaf extract

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M. D, Vikram S, M, D., R, V.

Publisher : National Symposium on Emerging Horizons in Biotechnology – Challenges and Prospects, Alpha Arts and Science College, September 20-21

M. D, Vikram S, M, D., R, V., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Effect of polar and nonpolar solvents in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Azadirachta indica leaf extract”, in National Symposium on Emerging Horizons in Biotechnology – Challenges and Prospects, Alpha Arts and Science College, September 20-21, 2012.

Year : 2011

Towards Predicting Heat Transfer to Immiscible Liquid Mixtures

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S, S., N, K., and Ramachandran S.

Publisher : CHEMCON

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S, S., N, K., and Ramachandran S., “Towards Predicting Heat Transfer to Immiscible Liquid Mixtures”, in CHEMCON , 2011.

Year : 2011

Thermal Effectiveness and Transfer Coefficients in Spiral Heat Exchangers for Liquid-Liquid Mixtures

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S. S, , and S, R.

Publisher : CHEMCON

S. S, Dr. Murali Rangarajan, and S, R., “Thermal Effectiveness and Transfer Coefficients in Spiral Heat Exchangers for Liquid-Liquid Mixtures”, in CHEMCON, 2011.

Year : 2011

Actin-Based Motility Propelled by Molecular Motors

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Upadyayula, S. P

Publisher : ICANN 2011

S. P. Upadyayula and Rangarajan, Ma, “Actin-Based Motility Propelled by Molecular Motors”, in ICANN 2011, IIT Guwahati, 2011.

Year : 2011

Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Mukthinuthalapati V; Sridaran M; Soundararajan J; Sharmila S. R

Publisher : COSMA

M. V, M, S., J, S., R, S. S., and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Model-Based Composition Control of Binary Batch Distillation Column”, in COSMA, 2011.

Year : 2010

Modeling of Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Heat Transfer in Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S, S., and S, R.

Publisher : CHEMCON

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, S, S., and S, R., “Modeling of Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Heat Transfer in Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger”, in CHEMCON, 2010.

Year : 2010

Heat Transfer in Spiral Plate Heat Exchangers with Water-Organics Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Systems

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Sathiyan, S.,; Ramachandran, S

Publisher : CHEMCON

S. Sathiyan, Rangarajan, Ma, and Ramachandran, S., “Heat Transfer in Spiral Plate Heat Exchangers with Water-Organics Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Systems”, in CHEMCON, 2010.

Year : 2003

Understanding Polymer-Mediated Cell-Cell Interactions: Estimation of Polymer-Induced Forces

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajagopalan R

Publisher : Annual Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Dr. Murali Rangarajan and R, R., “Understanding Polymer-Mediated Cell-Cell Interactions: Estimation of Polymer-Induced Forces”, in Annual Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2003.

Year : 2002

Thermodynamics of Interacting ‘Solid’/’Liquid’ Interfaces: Polymer Layers

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajagopalan R

Publisher : Chemistry at Interfaces, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC)

Dr. Murali Rangarajan and R, R., “Thermodynamics of Interacting ‘Solid’/’Liquid’ Interfaces: Polymer Layers”, in Chemistry at Interfaces, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), 2002.

Year : 2002

Interaction between Physisorbed Polymer Layers: Anisotropic Mean-Field Theory

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Jimenez J; Rajagopalan R

Publisher : Chemistry at Interfaces, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC)

Dr. Murali Rangarajan, J, J., and R, R., “Interaction between Physisorbed Polymer Layers: Anisotropic Mean-Field Theory”, in at Chemistry at Interfaces, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), 2002.

Year : 2002

On the Forces of Compression of Polymer Layers from Mean-Field Theories

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Rajagopalan R

Publisher : 3rd Annual Graduate Symposium, Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers

Ma Rangarajan and R, R., “On the Forces of Compression of Polymer Layers from Mean-Field Theories”, in 3rd Annual Graduate Symposium, Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers, UF, January 2002; Won the Outstanding Presentation Award, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Semi-Empirical Simulations of Graphene Oxide and Bisphenol A

Authors : Vinoj Vasu, Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : International Conference on Multifunctional and Hybrid materials for Chemical process, Energy, Environment and medical applications (ICMHCEE 2019)

Vinoj Vasu and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Semi-Empirical Simulations of Graphene Oxide and Bisphenol A”, International Conference on Multifunctional and Hybrid materials for Chemical process, Energy, Environment and medical applications (ICMHCEE 2019). NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu., 2019.

Year : 2018

Semi-Empirical Simulations of Base functionalized Graphene Oxide and Bisphenol A

Authors : Vinoj Vasu, Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : 2nd International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry (ICORTAC-2018), University of Madras, Chennai, University of Madras, Chennai.

Vinoj Vasu and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Semi-Empirical Simulations of Base functionalized Graphene Oxide and Bisphenol A”, 2nd International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry (ICORTAC-2018), University of Madras, Chennai. University of Madras, Chennai., 2018.

Book Chapter

Year : 2018

Postpregnancy Ethnic Nutritional Practices in India: A Critical Perspective of Immunity and Infection

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. N.Tharani Devi, Dr. Janci Rani R.; Dr. N. Tharani Devi; Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : Nutrition, Immunity and Infection.

Dr. Janci Rani R., Dr. N. Tharani Devi, and Dr. Murali Rangarajan, “Postpregnancy Ethnic Nutritional Practices in India: A Critical Perspective of Immunity and Infection”, in Nutrition, Immunity and Infection, CRC Press, 2018, pp. 467-522.

Patents

Year : 2019

Methods of Forming Heavy Metal Iodide Thin Films by Electrodeposition

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Mohan Kumar, G.

M. Rangarajan and G. Kumar, M., “Methods of Forming Heavy Metal Iodide Thin Films by Electrodeposition”, U.S. Patent Invention Disclosure Filed (Patent Application Under Preparation)2019.

Book

Year : 2013

Bhagavata Mela and Ancient Temple Theater Forms in South India

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan

Publisher : Melattur Bhagavata Mela Natya Natak Trust

B. R., ,, and Rangarajan, M., Bhagavata Mela and Ancient Temple Theater Forms in South India. Melattur Bhagavata Mela Natya Natak Trust, 2013.

Journal

Year : 2002

Effects of Polymer Layer Anisotropy on the Interaction between Adsorbed Layers

Authors : Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Jimenez, J; Rajagopalan, R

Publisher : Macromolecules

M. Rangarajan, Jimenez, J., and Rajagopalan, R., “Effects of Polymer Layer Anisotropy on the Interaction between Adsorbed Layers”, Macromolecules, vol. 35. pp. 6020-6031, 2002.

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