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

Registrar

Murugesan-BSAU-Registrar
Professor V. Murugesan, Ph.D.
Registrar and Director, Sponsored Research & Consultancy
 
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

 

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

 

POSITONS HELD

 

  • 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.

 

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

 

  • 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.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

  • 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.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • 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.
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