Dr Rajendra Kurapati
Assistant Professor Grade I (Chemistry)
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Awards and  Fellowships

  1. March 2021 – DBT Ramalingaswami (RLS) Re-entry Fellowship for the year 2020-21 by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. India.
  2. May 2018 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway in the group of Prof. Abhay Pandit
  3. June 2016 – Travel Grant by European Science Foundation and Graphene Flagship to attend EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016, Manchester
  4. 2009-2013 – Junior and Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, India.


Professional Experience

09/2021– till date
Assistant Professor Grade I
School of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
04/2021 – 08/2021
DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow
School of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SEST)
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; Host PI: Prof. VVSS Srikanth
09/2018 – 08/2020
Marie-Curie Fellow
SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CURAM)
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Advisor: Prof. Abhay Pandit
Research Project: Bioelectronics based on 2D Black Phosphorus Materials
02/2018 – 08/2018
Research Engineer
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Chimie ParisTech, Paris
Advisor: Prof. Philippe Marcus
Research Project: Environmental Durability of Silver Mirrors for Space Application
04/2014 – 12/2017
Postdoctoral Fellow (European Graphene Flagship)
CNRS Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC),
University of Strasbourg
Advisor: Dr Alberto Bianco
Research Project: The functionalization of graphene and other two-dimensional materials: Biodegradation and Biomedical Applications

Educational Training

Ph. D. (Materials Engineering)
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Advisor: Prof. Ashok M Raichur
Dissertation: Investigation of Graphene Oxide based Multilayered Capsules and Films for Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Applications
Master of Chemistry University of Hyderabad, India; Advisor: Prof. T.P. Radhakrishnan; Dissertation: Ultra-thin Films of Novel Molecules with Tail-Head-Tail Structure using Langmuir- Blodgett for fluorescence enhancement