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Dr. M.Vajjiravel

Designation : Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D
Phone : 044-22751347, 48. 50
Email ID : vajjiravel_m@crescent.education


Programme Discipline University/Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemistry Anna University, Chennai April 2008
M. Sc. Applied Chemistry Anna University, Chennai July 2003
PGD-PPT Plastics Processing Technology Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh July 2001
B. Sc. Chemistry Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore July 2000


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (August 2012 to till date)

Courses Taught to UG:
Chemistry; Chemistry of Electronic Materials; Chemistry Practical-I & II; Chemical Reaction Engineering; Environmental Science and Engineering
Courses Taught to PG:

Physical Chemistry-II; Physical Chemistry Laboratory; Materials Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory


  • 11/2011 to 08/2012: National University of Singapore, with Associate Prof Ouyang Jianyong
  • 11/2010 to 10/2011: LMEN, University of Reims (URCA), France with Prof Louis GIRAUDET
  • 11/2009 to 10/2010: INES, LMOPS, University of Savioe, France with Dr Lara PERRIN
  • 11/2008 to 10/2009: The CEA, IRAMIS, LCCEf, France with Dr Gael ZUCCHI
  • 09/2007 to 08/2008:  LAMP, POSTECH, South Korea with Prof Shi-Woo Rhee


Research Area

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of novel organic materials for opto-electronic applications (OPVs, OLEDs and OFETs)
  • Fabrication and characterization of Opto-electronic devices OPV, OFET and OLEDs
  • Various polymerization techniques
  • Phase transfer catalysed reactions

List of Publications

  • Vajjiravel Murugesan, Elumalai Marimuthu, K S Yoganand and Umapathy M J (2017), Multi-site phase transfer catalyzed radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate in mixed aqueous-organic medium-a kinetic study, International Journal of Industrial Chemistry, DOI:10.1007/s40090-017-0125-0
  •  Elumalai Marimuthu and Vajjiravel Murugesan (2017), Influence of ultrasonic condition on phase transfer catalysed polymerization of methyl methacrylate in two phase system-a kinetic study, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 38, 560-569.
  •  Vajjiravel Murugesan and Umapathy M J (2016), Phase transfer catalyst aided radical polymerization n-butyl methacrylate in two phase system –a kinetic study, International Journal of Industrial Chemistry, 7, 441-448.
  •  Vajjiravel Murugesan, Kuan Sun, and Jianyong Ouyang (2013) ‘Highly efficient inverted polymer solar cells with a solution-processable dendrimer as the electron-collection interlayer’ Applied Physics Letters, 102, 083302-4.
  •  Kuan Sun, Baomin Zhao, Vajjiravel Murugesan, Amit Kumar, Kaiyang Zeng, Jegadesan Subbiah,Wallace W. H. Wong, David J. Jones and Jianyong Ouyang (2012) ‘High-performance polymer solar cells with a conjugated zwitterions by solution processing or thermal deposition as the electron-collection interlayer’ Journal of Materials Chemistry,  22, 24155-24165.
  •  Vajjiravel Murugesan, Rémi de Bettignies, Régis Mercier, Stéphane Guillerez, Lara Perrina (2012) ‘Synthesis and characterizations of benzotriazole based donor–acceptor copolymers for organic photovoltaic applications’, Synthetic Metals, 162, 1037-1045.
  •  Gaël Zucchi, Vajjiravel Murugesan, Denis Tondelier,  Dmitry Aldakov,  Feng Yang, Pierre Thuéry, Michel Ephritikhine, and Bernard Geffroy, (2011) ‘Solution, solid state and film properties of a structurally characterized highly luminescent molecular europium plastic material excitable with visible light’ Inorganic  Chemistry, 50, 4851-4856.
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2011) “Kinetics of radical polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate initiated by multi-site phase transfer catalyst-potassium peroxydisulfate system in two phase system” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 120, pp 1794-1799.
  •  Vajjiravel M,  Umapathy M J (2010) “Synthesis, characterization and application of    multi-site phase transfer catalyst in radical polymerization of n-butyl methacrylate –  A    kinetic study”   International Journal of Polymeric Materials  Vol 59(9),  pp 647-662
  • Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2010) “Multi-site phase transfer catalyzed radical polymerization of n-Butyl methacrylate-A kinetic study” Chemical Engineering Communications  Vol 197, pp 352-365
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2009) “Kinetics and mechanism of multi-site phase transfer catalyzed radical polymerization of ethyl methacrylate”International Journal of Polymeric Materials  Vol 58(1), pp 61-76.
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2008) “Free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by multi-site phase transfer catalyst – A kinetic study”Colloid and Polymer Science Vol 286 (6-7) pp 729 – 738.
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2008) “Multi-site phase transfer catalyst assisted radical polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate using potassium peroxydisulphate as initiator – a kinetic study” Journal of  Polymer Research,  Vol 15 (3) pp – 235-240.
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2008) “Synthesis and characterization of multi-site phase transfer catalyst: application in radical polymerization of acrylonitrile – a kinetic study”   Journal of Polymer Research Vol 15 (1) pp-27-36.
  •  Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J, Bharath babu M (2007) “Polymerization of acrylonitrile using potassium peroxydisulfate as an initiator in the presence of a multi-site phase transfer catalyst- a kinetic study” Journal of Applied Polymer  Science  Vol 105 (6), pp-3634-3639.
  • Savitha S, Vajjiravel M, Umapathy M J (2006) “Polimerization of butyl acrylate using potassium perxydisulfate as initiator in the presence of phase transfer catalyst – A kinetic study”   International Journal of Polymeric Materials Vol 55(8) pp- 537-548.


  • National conferences               :  10
  • International conferences        :  05
  • National Workshops                :  03


  • 2014-2017: DST-SERB Sponsored project for young scientist, the project entitled “Synthesis of novel low band gap polymeric materials for solar cell applications” – 23.78 Lakhs – Ongoing.(Sanction order Reference: SB/FT/CS-008/ dated: 01-08-2014)

 Number of PhD guidance: 03 (ongoing)

Number of M.Sc. project guidance: 2


  • QIP Short term course on “Advance of Fluorescence Spectroscopy” organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, November 10-15, 2014 – Attended.
  • Refresher course on “Application on quantum mechanics to atoms, molecules and radiation” sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, December 8-20, 2014- Attended.

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017: TNSCST Young Scientist Fellow; Host lab: CPMU/Molecular Electronics lab/Prof KSN
  • 2015-2016: INSA-Visiting Scientist Fellow, Host lab: CPMU/Molecular Electronics lab/Prof KSN
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Faculty Fellowship offered by JNCASR, Bangalore
  • 2014: DST-SERB start-up research grant for young scientist
  • 2011: Research Fellowship, NUS, MOM, Singapore
  • 2010: Post-Doctoral fellowship, EU-University of Reims (URCA), France
  • 2009: CNRS Fellowship, INES, University of Savoie, France
  • 2008: CEA post-doctoral fellowship, IRAMIS, LCCEf, Saclay, France
  • 2007: Post-doctoral fellowship (KOSEF), POSTECH, South Korea