Dr. Maheswaran Shanmugam

    Associate Professor

    Department of Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Powai, Mumbai 400076

    

    Ph:   022-2576 7187     

    Fax: 022 -2576 7152

    Email: eswar[at]chem.iitb.ac.in

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Academic Background

Ph.D.; The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (2003-2006).

M.Sc.; Department of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India (2000-2002)


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, USA (Nov 2006 - July 2009)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, USA (Aug 2009 - Jan 2011)

Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (March 2011- March 2015 )

Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (April 2015- )

 

"Vacancies are available for motivated M.Sc and Ph.D., candidates.(Send your recent CV)"



Research Interests

  • Magnetic materials3-10:

    Miniaturizednano-magnetic materials for information storage
    Molecular clusters as solid state Qubits for Quantum Computing

  • Catalysis - Small molecule activation1:

    Activation of small molecules (such as CO2, CO, N2, N2O, etc.,) by coordinatively unsaturated metal complexes

  • Chemistry towards biological application2:

    Functionalized Polyoxometalateswill be synthesized and its practical biomedical application will be explored

Representative Publications:

        1. Thomas Myers, NasrinKazem, Stefan Stoll, David R. Britt, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Louise A. Berben. "A Redox series of aluminum complexes: characterization of four oxidation states including stabilization of a triplet, ligand biradical State via exchange coupling" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011 (Submitted)

2. HolgerWille, Maheswaran Shanmugam, MuraleeMurugesu, Julian Ollesch, Geralad Stubbs, Jeffrey R Long, Jiri G Safar, Stanley B Prusiner. "Surface charges of the polyoxometalates modulate polymerization of scrapie prion protein" Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 2009, 106(10), 3740-3745.

3. Ian S Tidmarsh, Rebecca H Laye, Paul R Brearley, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Carolina E Sanudo, Lorenzo Sorace, Andrea Caneschi, Eric J. L McInnes. "Highly Reduced, Polyoxo(alkoxo) Vanadium(III/IV) clusters", Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13(22), 6329-6338.

4. ViswanathanBaskar, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Madeleine Helliwell, Simon J Teat, Richard E. P. Winpenny, "Reverse Keggin ions: Polycondensation of antimonate ligands give inorganic cryptand " J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(11), 3042-3043.

5. ViswanathanBaskar, Carolina E Sanudo, MuralidharanShanmugam, David Collison, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Richard E. P. Winpenny. "Metal clusters using bulky phosphonates as ligand", Chem. Comm., 2007, (1), 37-39

6. Ian S Tidmarsh, Rebecca H Laye, Paul R Brearley, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Carolina E Sanudo, Lorenzo Sorace, Andrea Caneschi, Eric J. L McInnes. "A high-nuclearity, beyond "fully reduced" polyoxo(alkoxo)vanadium(III/IV) cage", Chem. Comm., 2006, (24), 2560-2562.

7. Rebecca H Laye, Qiang Wei, Pamela V Mason, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Simon J Teat, Euan K Brechin, David Collison, Eric J. L. McInnes. "A highly reduced vanadium(III/IV) polyoxovandate comprising an octavanadyl square-prism surrounding a dimeric vanadium (III) fragment", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(28), 9020-9021.

8. Maheswaran Shanmugam, Guillaume Chastanet, Roberta Sessoli, TalalMallah, Simon J Teat, Grigore A Timco, Richard E. P Winpenny. "Synthesis and characterization of mixed valent manganese phosphonate cage complexes", Chem. Eur. J., 2006, 12(34), 8777-8785.

9. Maheswaran Shanmugam,MuralidharanShanmugam, Guillaume Chastanet, Roberta Sessoli, TalalMallah, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Richard E. P Winpenny. "Minor changes in phosphonate ligands leads to new hexa and dodeca nuclear Mn clusters", J. Met. Chemistry, 2006, 16(26), 2576-2578.

10. Shanmugam Maheswaran, Guillaume Chastanet, Simon J Teat, TalalMallah, Roberta Sessoli, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Richard E. P Winpenny. "Phosphonate ligands stabilize mixed-valent [MnIII(20-X)MnIIX] clusters with large spin and coercivity", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44(32), 5044-5048.