B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75


Professor V. Murugesan, Ph.D.
Registrar and Director, Sponsored Research & Consultancy


Degree Specialization Name of the Institution
B.Sc., Chemistry St. Joseph’s College, Trichy
M.Sc., Chemistry Loyola College, Chennai
M.Phil., Chemistry University of Madras
Ph.D. Physical Organic Chemistry Anna University
Post-Doctoral Fellow Physical Organic Chemistry University of Pittsburgh, USA




  • Prof. Murugesan has 40 years of teaching and more than 35 years of research experience.
  • He worked in various capacities in Anna University, Chennai before elevated to a full Professor position in the year 1996. He served as faculty member right from the inception of Anna University, Chennai till May 2012.
  • He served as Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Anna University for seven years. During his tenure as Head, he mobilized grants from various agencies to equip the department with state-of-the-art facilities for research, consultancy and testing.
  • Prof. Murugesan served as Chairman, Faculty of Science and Humanities for three years. During his Chairmanship, the curriculum and syllabi were thoroughly revised for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate studies.
  • Prof. Murugesan, as Director Centre for Research for four years, has brought sea changes in the Centre administration in order to benefit the research scholars and Supervisors of Anna University.
  • He worked for a brief period as Professor of Eminence and Advisor, Centre for Research, Anna University.




  • His major research interest includes microporous and mesoporous catalytic materials for fine chemical synthesis, semiconductor photocatalytic materials for pollution abatement and physical organic chemistry.
  • Prof. Murugesan has supervised many Masters and M.Phil. theses in addition to be the mentor for 35 Ph.D. theses. He is also a committed and dedicated teacher cum researcher.
  • Prof. Murugesan has published more than 200 research articles in SCI journals and conference proceedings. The total citations for his research articles are 5813 and his present h-index is 35.
  • He established excellent research links with Universities and Institutes within India and also established International research collaboration in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, Italy, etc.
  • Prof. Murugesan has travelled widely across the globe in connection with International Conferences, as visiting Scientist and under exchange programmes. He has organized National and International Conferences.




  • Prof. Murugesan received the Thomson Reuters India citation award 2012 for high citations of his research articles.
  • He has been awarded STA and JSPS fellowships of Japan.
  • Board of Director of Pacific Basin Consortium (PBC) for Environment and Health since 2010
  • Awarded UGC-BSR one time Research grant.
  • Awarded UGC-BSR Professor of Eminence for three years.
  • Member of the Indian delegation of Japan - India for promotion of Science & Technology initiatives.




  • Prof. Murugesan is serving as Editorial Member of International Journals and reviewer of prestigious international SCI journals.
  • Serving as expert member in the statutory bodies of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • International Advisory Board Member of Asian Association for waste management.
  • He has been serving as a member in academic bodies of many Universities in the Country.
  • He is a member in many Professional bodies both within the country and abroad.
  • Chaired many technical sessions in International and National Conferences.