Chidambar Kulkarni

Assistant Professor

Room 4YY, Chemistry dept. 3rd floor annex
+91 22 2576 7186
Educational Background:

Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru (2015)
M.S., Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru (2011)
B.Sc., Karnatak University (2008)

Professional Experience:

Post-doc, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (July 2015 –June 2019)
Post-doc, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (July 2019 – January 2020)
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (March 2020 – present)

Research Interest:

Our research is focused on design, synthesis and characterization of non-covalent systems with potential applications in material science. We use organic synthesis as a powerful tool to make small molecules or
polymers of interest and further probe their self-assembly and self-organization through various spectroscopic techniques. We are primarily interested in understanding the subtle structure-property relationship of non-covalent systems, and creating systems with emergent properties.

Kulkarni, C.; Mondal, A. K.; Das, T. K.; Grinbom, G.; Tassinari, F.; Mabesoone, M. F. J.; Meijer, E. W.; Naaman, R.
Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 1904965.

Kulkarni, C.; Berrocal, J. A.; Lutz, M.; Palmans, A. R. A.; Meijer, E. W.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6302.

Kulkarni, C.; Korevaar, P. A.; Bejagam, K. K.; Palmans, A. R. A.; Meijer, E. W.; George, S. J.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13867.

Kulkarni, C.; Palmans, A. R. A.; Meijer, E. W.
Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 1928.

Nuzzo, D. Di; Kulkarni, C.; Zhao, B.; Smolinsky, E.; Tassinari, F.; Meskers, S. C. J.; Naaman, R.; Meijer, E. W.; Friend, R.
ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 12713.