Our Research group

T. Pradeep

Institute Professor
Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – 600 036, INDIA

Biography

Pradeep’s work is in the area of molecular materials and surfaces.

His group discovered that noble metal nanoparticles degrade halocarbons efficiently to amorphous carbon and metal halides at room temperature and at low concentrations. This discovery has led to the world’s first nanochemistry based water filter for pesticide removal as many pesticides of relevance are halocarbons. This technology is estimated to have reached about 9 million people. His group developed several technologies to remove other contaminants from drinking water. Combining several such materials, an all-inclusive affordable drinking water purifier has been developed. Exciting aspect of this technology is the creation of advanced materials by simple and environment-friendly methods. This technology, named AMRIT, is being implemented now in the arsenic affected regions of India. About one million people have been benefitted from these installations. Several other drinking water technologies have been rolled out from his lab.​

To take such technologies forward, four companies have been incubated with the participation of IIT Madras. This activity is now being expanded globally.

Our Research Group

Riya Dutta

Department of Chemistry

Atrayee Datta

Department of Chemistry

Anubhav Mahapatra

Department of Chemistry
Samapti Mondal

Samapti Mondal

Department of Chemistry

Harshita Nagar

Department of chemistry

Soham Chowdhury

Department of Chemistry

Sonali Seth

Department of Chemistry

Keerthana Unni

Department of Chemistry

Deepak Kumar Patel

Department of Chemistry

Sinchan Mukhopadhyay

Department of Chemistry

Tanmayaa Nayak

Department of Chemistry

Subrata Duary

Department of Chemistry

Vivek Yadav

Department of Chemistry

Sujan Manna

Department of Chemistry

Bijesh K. Malla

Department of Chemistry

Amoghavarsha R. Kini

Department of chemistry

Sooraj B. S.

Department of Chemistry

Anagha Jose

Department of Chemistry

Swetashree Acharya

Department of Chemistry

Gaurav Vishwakarma

Department of Chemistry

Jayoti Roy

Department of Chemistry

Spoorthi B. K.

Department of Chemistry

A. Anil Kumar

Department of chemistry

S. Jenifer

Department of chemistry and Department of Metallurgical and materials Engineering

Paulami Bose

Department of chemistry

Vishal Kumar

Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering

A. Suganya

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Anish Nath

Department of Chemistry

Anupriya Nyayban

Computational and theory

Dr. Sourav Kanti Jana

Department of Chemistry

Sudhir S

Department of chemistry

Devansh Paliwal

Department of Chemistry

Ramesh Kumar Soni

Department of Chemistry
Bhanu

Bhanupriya S.

Microscopy expert

S Balamurugan

Department of Chemistry

K. Priya

Department of chemistry

Asmitha Shri.S

Department of Chemistry

Karthika Kalyansundar

MSc, Stella Maris College

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