Dr. M. Velusamy

Chemistry Department

Designation: Associate Professor

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
  • M.Sc., National College, Tiruchirappalli.

Areas of Interest / Specialization:

Organic Materials and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry

Experience:       

  1. Associate Professor (May 2013 onwards): Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, India
  2. Research Staff (April 2010 – April 2013): Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), University of Queensland, Australia
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow (April 2004 - April 2010): Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  4. Swiss Federal Commission Fellow (October 2002 - April 2004): University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  5. Research Fellow (November 2001 - June 2002): Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Research Group

Past Members

  1. Dr. Themmila Khamrang, Assistant Professor, C. I. College, Manipur

Present Members

  1. Ms. Winaki P Sohtun
  2. Ms. Larica Pathaw
  3. Ms. Parmeeta Borthakur
  4. Ms. Kakoli Malakar
  5. Mr. Banmankhraw Dkhar
  6. Ms. Collinica C Syiemlieh

Awards

  1. Australian Nanotechnology Network Research Funding towards attendance at the 3rd International Organic Excitonic Solar Cell Conference, September, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.
  2. New Staff Research Start-up Fund, 2010-2012, The University of Queensland, Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), Australia.
  3. Taiwan National Science Council Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2010, Prof. Jiann T. Lin’s Research Group, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  4. Swiss Federal Commission Fellowship, 2002-2004, awarded by Swiss Federal Commission, Switzerland
  5. Research Fellowship, 2001-2002, Prof. Sunney I. Chan’s Research Group, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  6. Senior Research Fellowship, 1998-2001, awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India
  7. Junior Research Fellowship, 1997-1998, awarded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India

Research Projects

  1. Phosphorescent Iridium Dendrimers Based on Imidazole Containing Conjugated Dendrons.
    Sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), Major Project, India.
  2. Cyclometalated platinum-based triplet emitters for OLED applications, SERB, DST, India.

Research Projects

  1. Phosphorescent Iridium Dendrimers Based on Imidazole Containing Conjugated Dendrons. Sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), Major Project, India.
  2. Cyclometalated platinum-based triplet emitters for OLED applications, SERB, DST, India.

Publications

                Citations: 2920
                h-index: 24
                i10-index: 35

Book Chapters

  • Molecular Pharmacology and Pathology of Strokes, New Therapeutic Agent against Arterial Thrombosis: An Iridium(III)-Derived Organometallic Compound, Edited by Joen-Rong Sheu, MDPI Publisher, Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-03897-541-0.
  • Plant Natural Products for Human Health, Novel Therapeutic Agent against Platelet Activation In Vitro and Arterial Thrombosis In Vivo by Morin Hydrate,  Edited by Chun-Tao Che and Hongjie Zhang, MDPI Publisher, Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-03897-712-4.

List of Publications

  1. Pyrene based Chemosensor for Picric acid-Fundamentals to Smartphone device design, Kathiravan,A. Gowri, K. Themmila, M. D. Kumar, N. Dhenadhayalan, K. -C. Lin, M. Velusamy, M. Jaccob, Anal. Chem.2019, 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b03695.
  2. Catalytic Conversion of Atmospheric CO2 into Organic Carbonates by Nickel(II) Complexes of
  3. Diazepane-Based N4 Ligands, S. Muthuramalingam, M. Sankaralingam, M. Velusamy R. MayilmuruganInorg. Chem. 2019, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01908.
  4. Coordination geometry-induced optical imaging of L-cysteine in cancer cells using imidazopyridine-based copper(II) complexesS. Priyanga, T. Khamrang, M. Velusamy, S. Karthi, B. Ashokkumar and R. Mayilmurugan, Dalton Trans. 201948, 1489.
  5. Regioselective oxidative carbon-oxygen bond cleavage catalysed by copper(II) complexes: A relevant model study for lytic polysaccharides monooxygenases activity, S, Muthuramalingam, D.Maheshwaran, M. Velusamy, R. Mayilmurugan, J. Catal. 2019, 372, 352.
  6. Catalyst free Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Indolizines from In Situ Generated Pyridinium Ylides via One?Pot Multicomponent Reaction, V. Ramesh, N. Savitha Devi, M. Velusamy and S. Shanmugam, Chemistry Select20194, 3717.
  7. Ruthenium complex, TQ?5, protects against LPS?induced macrophage inflammation and acute liver injury in mice via downregulating NF?κB pathways, S. -M. Hou, C. -H. Hsia, M. Velusamy, T. Jayakumar, C. -W. Hsia, C. -C. Chang, K. -H. Lin, Y. -C. Lu, Int. J. Mol. Med201944, 335. 
  8. Esculetin, a Coumarin Derivative, Prevents Thrombosis: Inhibitory Signaling on PLCγ2–PKC–AKT Activation in Human Platelets, C. -W. Hsia, K. -C. Lin, T. -Y. Lee, C.-H.Hsia, D.-S. Chou, T. Jayakumar, M. Velusamy, C. -C. Chang and J. -R. Sheu, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 201920, 2731.
  9. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of [cis-dichloro(2-pyridin-2-yl-1H-benzoimidazole) (1H-imidazole) copper(II)] complex, D. Saravanan and M. Velusamy, Front Adv Mat Res2019, 1, 39.
  10. Novel Therapeutic Agent against Platelet Activation In Vitro and Arterial Thrombosis In Vivo by Morin Hydrate, C. -W. Hsia, M. -P. Wu, M. Velusamy, C. -H. Hsia, D. -S. Chou, C. -L. Tsai, C. -Y. Hsu, T. Jayakumar, C. -L. Chung and J. -R. Sheu, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 201819, 2386.
  11. Ir-6: A Novel Iridium (III) Organometallic Derivative for Inhibition of Human Platelet Activation, R. -S. Shyu, K. Themmila, J. -R. Sheu, C. -W. Hsia, M. Velusamy, C. -H. Hsia, D. -S. Chou, C. -C. Chang, Bioinorg. Chem. Appl. 2018, Article ID 8291393, doi.org/10.1155/2018/8291393
  12. Fixation and sequestration of carbon dioxide by copper(II) complexes, S. Muthuramalingam, M. Velusamy and R. Mayilmurugan, J. Chem. Sci. 2018130, 78.   
  13. New D–D′–A Configured Dye for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, T. Khamrang, A. Seetharaman, M. Deepan Kumar, M. Velusamy, M. Jaccob, M. Ramesh, M. Kathiresan and A. Kathiravan, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018122, 22241.
  14. Novel iron(II)-N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts for efficient transfer hydrogenations under mild condition, T. Pradeep, M. Velusamy and R. Mayilmurugan, Mol. Catal2018459, 71. 
  15. Mechanisms of TQ-6, a Novel Ruthenium-Derivative Compound, against Lipopolysaccharide-Induced In Vitro Macrophage Activation and Liver Injury in Experimental Mice: The Crucial Role of p38 MAPK and NF-κB Signaling, C. -H. Hsia, M. Velusamy, T. Jayakumar, Y. -J. Chen, C. -W. Hsia, J. -H. Tsai, R. -D. Teng and J. -R. Sheu, Cells, 20187, 217.
  16. Synthesis, Characterization, Crystal Structure and Molecular Docking Studies of a S-methyldithio carbazate Derivative: Bis[2-hydroxy- benzylidenehydrazono) (methylthio)methyl]disulfide, W. P. Sohtun, A. Kannan, K. Ha. Krishna, D. Saravanan, M. Suresh Kumar and M. Velusamy, Acta Chim. Slov201865, 621.
  17. Novel iridium (III)-derived organometallic compound for the inhibition of human platelet activation, K. G. Shyu, M. Velusamy, C. W. Hsia, C. H. Yang, C. H. Hsia, D. S. Chou, T. Jayakumar, J. R. Sheu, J. Y. Li, Int. J. Mol. Med2018, 41, 2589-2600.
  18. A combined experimental and computational investigation on pyrene based D–p–A dyes, T. Khamrang, M. Velusamy, M. Jaccob, M. Ramesh, M. Kathiresan and A. Kathiravan, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys2018,, 6264-6273.
  19. Structure-Antiplatelet Activity Relationships of Novel Ruthenium (II) Complexes: Investigation of Its Molecular Targets, C. -H. Hsia, T. Jayakumar, J. -R. Sheu, S. -Y. Tsao, M. Velusamy, C. -W. Hsia, D. -S. Chou, C. -C. Chang, C. -L. Chung, T. Khamrang and K. -C. Lin, Molecules201822, 477.
  20. Novel iridium (III)?derived organometallic compound for the inhibition of human platelet activation, K. G. Shyu, M. Velusamy, C. -W. Hsia, C. -H. Yang, C. -H. Hsia, D. -S. Chou, T. Jayakumar, J. -R. Sheu and J.  Y. Li, Int. J. Mol. Med2018, 3472.
  21. N,N-Dimethyl-2-[(1E)-({[(methylsulfanyl)methanethioyl]amino}imino)methyl]aniline. P. S. Winaki, Kannan, D. Saravanan, M. Velusamy, IUCrData20183, x180461. Catalytic fixation of atmospheric carbon dioxide by copper(II) complexes of bidentate ligands, S. Muthuramalingam, T. Khamrang, M. Velusamy and R. Mayilmurugan, Dalton Trans, 201746, 16065.
  22. A novel ruthenium (II)-derived organometallic compound, TQ-6, potently inhibits platelet aggregation: Ex vivo and in vivo studies, C. -H. Hsia, M. Velusamy, J. -R. Sheu, T. Khamrang, T. Jayakumar, W. -J. Lu, K. -H. Lin and C. -C. Chang, Sci. Rep20177, 9556. 
  23. New therapeutic agent against arterial thrombosis: an iridium(III)-derived organometallic compound, C. -W. Hsia, M. Velusamy, J. -T. Tsao, C. -H. Hsia, D. -S. Chou, T. Jayakumar, L. -W. Lee, J. -Y. Li and J. -R. Sheu, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 201718, 2616.
  24. Copper(II)-bioinspired models for copper amine oxidases: oxidative half-reaction in water. S. Muthuramalingam, S. Subramaniyan, K. Themmila, M. Velusamy, R. Mayilmurugan, Chemistry Select20172, 940.
  25. Pyrene based D-p-A architectures: synthesis, density functional theory, photophysics and electron transfer dynamics, A. Kathiravan, V. Srinivasan, K. Themmila, M. Velusamy, M. Jaccob, N. Pavithra, S. Anandan, V. Kandavelu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201719, 3125.
  26. Biological evaluation of organometallic palladium(II) complexes containing  4?hydroxy benzoic acid (3-ethoxy-2-hydroxyl benzylidene) hydrazide: Synthesis, structure, DNA/protein binding, antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity, G. Ayyannan, P. Veerasamy, M. Mohanraj, G. Raja, A. Manimaran, M. Velusamy, N. Bhuvanesh, R. Nandhakumar, C.Jayabalakrishnan, Appl. Organometal. Chem201731,e3599.
  27. 40. Antiplatelet activity of a newly synthesized novel ruthenium (II): A potential role for Akt/JNK signaling, K. Themmila, K. -C. Hung, C. -H. Hsia, C. -Y. Hsieh, M. Velusamy, T. Jayakumar, J. -R. Sheu, Int. J. Mol.  Sci. 201718, 916.
  28. Synthesis, structures, and DNA and protein binding of ruthenium(II)-p-cymene complexes  of substituted pyridylimidazo[1,5-a]pyridine: enhanced cytotoxicity of complexes of     ligands appended with a carbazole moiety, K. Themmila, R. Kartikeyan, M. Velusamy, V. Rajendiran, R. Dhivya, P. Balaji, M. A. Akbarsha, M. Palaniandavar, RSC Adv20166, 114143. 
  29. Time-Resolved Neutron Reflectometry and Photovoltaic Device Studies on Sequentially Deposited PCDTBT-Fullerene Layers. A. J. Clulow, C. Tao, K. H. Lee, M. Velusamy, J. A. McEwan, P. E. Shaw, N. L. Yamada, M. James, P. L. Burn, I. R. Gentle, P. Meredith, Langmuir201430, 11474.
  30. Dynamics of charge generation and transport in polymer-fullerene blends elucidated using a photo-FET architecture, A. K. Pandey, M. Aljada, A. Pivrikas, M. Velusamy, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith, E. B. Namdas, ACS Photonics2014, 1, 114-120.
  31. Determination of fullerene scattering length density: A critical parameter for understanding the fullerene distribution in bulk hetero-junction organic photovoltaic devices. Clulow, A. J., Armin, A., Lee, K. H., Pandey, A. K., Tao, C., Velusamy, M., James, M., Nelson, A., Burn, P. L., Gentle, I. R., Meredith, P. Langmuir201430, 1410.
  32. Quantum efficiency of organic solar cells: Electro-optical cavity considerations. Armin, A, Velusamy, M., Wolfer, P., Zhang, Y., Burn, P. L., Meredith, P., Pivrikas, A. ACS Photonics20141, 173-181.
  33. Balanced carrier mobilities: Not a necessary condition for high-efficiency thin organic solar cells as determined by MIS-CELIV. Armin, A., Juska, G., Ullah, M., Velusamy, M., Burn, P. L., Meredith, P., Pivrikas, A. Adv. Energy Mater20144, 1300954. 
  34. Solution structure: defining polymer film morphology and optoelectronic device performance. P. Wolfer, A. Armin, A. Pivrikas, M. Velusamy, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith, J. Mater. Chem. C20142, 71.
  35. Molecular weight dependent bimolecular recombination in organic solar cells, B. Philippa, M. Stolterfoht, R. D. White, M. Velusamy, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith, A. Pivrikas, J. Chem. Phys. 2014141,054903.
  36. Improved stability of non-ITO stacked electrodes for large area flexible organic solar cells, M. Hambsch, H. Jin, A. J. Clulow, A. Nelson, N. L.Yamada, M. Velusamy, Q.         Yang, F. Zhu, P. L. Burn, R. Gentle, P. Meredith, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells2014130, 182-190.
  37. Injected charge extraction by linearly increasing voltage for bimolecular recombination studies in organic solar cells, A. Ardalan, M. Velusamy, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith, A. Pivrikas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012101, 083306.
  38. Large Area Monolithic Organic Solar Cells, H. Jin, C. Tao, M. Hambsch, A. Pivrikas, M. Velusamy, M. Aljada,Y. Zhang and P. L. Burn, P. Meredith, Proc. of SPIE2012, 8555, 855522.
  39. Structured-gate organic field-effect transistors M. Aljada1, A. K Pandey, M. Velusamy, P. L Burn, P. Meredith, E. B Namdas, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 201245225105.
  40. Efficient, Large Area ITO-and-PEDOT-free Organic Solar Cell Sub-modules, H. Jin, C.Tao, M. Velusamy,M. Aljada, Y. Zhang, M. Hambsch, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, Adv. Mater. 201224, 2572. 
  41. Nanostructured, active organic-metal junctions for highly efficient charge generation and extraction in polymer-fullerene solar cells, A. K. Pandey, M. Aljada, M. Velusamy, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith. Adv. Mater. 201224, 1055.
  42. Synthesis and characterization of naphthalene diimide (NDI) based near infrared chromophores with two-photon absorbing properties, C. -C. Lin, M. Velusamy, H. -H. Chou, J. T. Lin, P. -T. Chou, Tetrahedron201066, 8629.
  43. Cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes of lepidine-based ligands as highly efficient electrophosphors, M. Velusamy, C. -H. Chen, Y. S. Wen, J. -T. Lin, C. -C. Lin, C. -H. Lai, P. -T. Chou, Organometallics, 201029, 3912.
  44. A ternary cascade structure enhances the efficiency of polymer solar cells, J. -H. Huang, M. Velusamy, K. -C. Ho, J. -T. Lin, C. -W. Chu, J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 2820.
  45. 1-Alkyl-1H-imidazole-based Dipolar Organic Compounds for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, M. Velusamy, Y. -C. Hsu, J. T. Lin, C. -W. Chang, C. -P. Hsu, Chem. Asian J. 20105,  87.
  46. Dibenzo[f,h]thieno [3,4-b] quinoxaline–fullereneheterojunctionbilayersolar cells with complementary spectrum coverage, D. Kekuda, J. -S. Huang M. Velusamy, J. -T. Lin, C. -W. Chu, Solar Energy Mater.  Sol. Cells, 2010, 94, 1767.
  47. Dibenzo[f,h]thieno[3,4-b]quinoxaline-based small molecules for efficient bulk-hetero junction solar cells, M. Velusamy, J. -H. Huang, Y. -C. Hsu,  J. -T. Lin, C. -W. Chu, Org. Lett200911, 4898.
  48. A New Series of Quadrupolar Type Two-Photon Absorption Chromophores Bearing 11,12- Dibutoxydibenzo[a,c]-phenazine Bridged Amines; Their Applications in Two-Photon Fluorescence Imaging and Two-Photon Photodynamic Therapy, M. Velusamy, J. -Y. Shen, J. T. Lin, Y. -C. Lin, C. -C. Hsieh, C. -H. Lai, C. -W. Lai, M. -L. Ho, Y. -C. Chen, P. -T. Chou and J. -K. Hsiao, Adv. Funct. Mater.200919, 2388.
  49. Synthesis, structure and electroluminescent properties of cyclometalated iridium complexes possessing sterically hindered ligands, M. Velusamy, K. R. Justin Thomas, C. -H. Chen, J. T. Lin, Y. S. Wen, W. -T. Hsieh, C. -H. Lai, P. -T. Chou, Dalton Trans. 2007, 3025.
  50. Iron(III) complexes of certain tetradentate phenolate ligands as functional models for catechol dioxygenases, M. Palaniandavar, M. Velusamy and R. Mayilmurugan, J. Chem. Sci., 2006118, 601.
  51. Benzo[1,2,5]selenadiazole bridged amines: electro-optical properties, M. Velusamy, K. R. Justin Thomas, J. T. Lin and Y. S. Wen, Tetrahedron. Lett. 200546, 7647.
  52. Hexaphenylphenylene dendronised pyrenylamines for efficient organic light-emitting diodes, K. R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, J. T. Lin, C. -H. Chuen and Y. -T. Tao, J. Mater. Chem. 200515, 4453.
  53. Efficient Red-Emitting Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes Containing Lepidine-Based Ligands, K. R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, J. T. Lin, C. -H. Chien, Y.-T. Tao, Y. S. Wen, Y. -H. Hu and P. -T. Chou, Inorg. Chem. 200544, 5677.
  54. Organic dyes incorporating low-band-gap chromophores for dye-sensitized solar cells, M. Velusamy,  K. R. Justin Thomas, J. T. Lin, Y. -C. Hsu and K. -C. Ho, Org. Lett. 20057, 1899.
  55. Functional models for catechol dioxygenases: Iron(III) complexes of cis-facially coordinating linear 3N ligands, M. Velusamy, R. Mayilmurugan and M. Palaniandavar, J. Inorg. Biochem. 200599, 1032.
  56. Chromophore-Labeled Quinoxaline Derivatives as Efficient Electroluminescent Materials, K. R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, J. T. Lin, C. -H. Chuen and Y. -T. Tao, Chem. Mater200517, 1860.
  57. Energy Harvesting Star-Shaped triads for Electroluminescence applications, K. R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, J. T. Lin, Y.-T. Tao and C.-H. Chuen, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 2004, 2328.
  58. Iron(III) Complexes of Sterically Hindered Tetradentate Monophenolate Ligands as Functional Models for Catechol 1,2-Dioxygenases: The Role of Ligand Stereoelectronic Properties, M. VelusamyM. Palaniandavar, R. Srinivasa Gopalan and G. U. Kulkarni, Inorg. Chem. 2004. 43, 6284.
  59. Measuring the refolding of b-sheets with different turn sequences on a nanosecond timescale, P. -Y. Chen, J. -T. Huang, S. -L. Chen, H. Jan, M. Velusamy, C. -T. Lee, W. -S. Fann, R. W. Larsen and S. I. Chan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2004101, 7305-7310.
  60. Cyanocarbazole Derivatives for High Performance Electroluminescent Devices,  K. R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, J. T. Lin, Y. -T. Tao and C. -H. Chuen,  Adv. Funct. Mater2004, 14, 387-392.
  61. Color Tuning in Benzo [1,2,5] thiadiazole-Based Small Molecules by Amino Conjugation/Deconjugation: Bright Red-Light-Emitting Diodes,  K. R. Justin Thomas, J. T. Lin, M. Velusamy, Y.-T. Tao, C.-H. Chuen, Adv. Funct. Mater2004, 1483-90.
  62. Novel Iron(III) Complexes of Tripodal and Linear Tetradentate Bis(phenolate) Ligands: Close Relevance to Intradiol-cleaving Catechol Dioxygenases, M. VelusamyM. Palaniandavar, R. Srinivasa Gopalan and G. U. Kulkarni, Inorg. Chem. 2003. 42, 8283.
  63. Iron(III) Complexes of Tetradentate Bis(phenolate) Ligands: Structural Models for Intradiol-cleaving Catechol Dioxygenases , M. Velusamy and  M. Palaniandavar, Indian Journal of Chemistry: A, 200241, 105.
  64. Cis-facial coordination of bis(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)amine(bpma). Synthesis, structure and spectral behaviour of [Ni(bpma)2]2+, M. Velusamy, M. Palaniandavar and K.R. Justin Thomas, Polyhedron199817, 2179.
  65. Bis(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)amine iron(III) Chloride: A Polymorph, K.R. Justin Thomas, M. Velusamy, and M. Palaniandavar, Acta. Cryst. C, 1998, C54, 741.
  66. Stopped-Flow Kinetic Investigation of the Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid by Iron(III) Benzohydroxamic Acid, S. Lakshmi, D. Saravanan, R. Renganathan and M. Velusamy, J. Inorg. Biochem. 199661, 155-163.

Patents

  1. Organic Dye used in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, Marappan Velusamy, K. R. Justin Thomas, Jiann T'Suen Lin, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Ying-Chan Hsu, United States Patent: US7,446,207 B2; Date: Nov. 04, 2008.
  2. Organic Dye used in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, Marappan Velusamy, K. R. Justin Thomas, Jiann T'Suen Lin, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Ying-Chan Hsu, United States Patent : US 7,985,864 B2; Date: Jul. 26, 2011. 
  3. Organic Dye used in dye-sensitized solar cell. K. R. Justin Thomas, Marappan Velusamy, J. T. Lin,  K. C. Ho, Y. C. Hsu. Taiwan Patent: TW200712136-A; TW304065-B1; Date of Patent: Nov. 12,  2008.