Dr. P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam

Technical Officer

Tel:91-44-2257 5939

Room No: HSB 142C1(SXRD Lab), SAIF




  • Sudhadevi obtained her Ph.D, in Chemistry from Cochin University of Science and Technology, in August 2003.
    She had carried out her Ph.D work at Photosciences and Photonics, NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, India.


  • Senior Project Officer, SAIF, IIT Madras, India (May 2012 - April 2016)
  • Project Associate, Project Associate, SAIF, IIT Madras, India (December 2011 - April 2012)
  • DST Fast Track Young Scientist, IIT Madras, India (September 2007 - September 2010)
  • Visiting Scientist, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (March 2005 - June 2006)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech, U.S.A. (April 2003 - December 2003)


  • Remya M. Nair, M.R. Sudarsanakumar, S. Suma, M.R. Prathapachandra Kurup, P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam"Crystal structure and characterization of a novel luminescent 1D coordination polymer: [Ca9(μ-H2O)9(picolinate)18]"4H2O"Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2016, 63, 81-85


  • warup Ghosh, P. K. S. Antharjanam , and Debashis Chakraborty "Magnesium complexes of the N, O polydentate scaffold: synthesis, structural characterization and polymerization studies" Polymer, 2015, 70,38-51


  • Remya M. Nair, V.S. Dhanya, S. Suma, P.K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam and M.R. Sudarsanakumar "A novel 2D ladder shaped metal-organic framework based on lead-aspartate system with hydrophilic channals" Main Group Chemistry, 2015, 14, 91-103


  • A. Sinthiya, M. Renukadevi, A. Priyankamary, S. Alfred Cecil Raj, S. R Bheefer, P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam "Synthesis and characterization of 3[CU(C5H6N2) 2(CO3). H2O] using slow method" Paripex- Indian Journal of Research, 2013, 2, 309-311.


  • P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, E. Prasad "Nematic to smectic texture transformation in MBBA by in-situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles" New J. Chem. 2010, 34, 420-425


  • P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, M. Jaseer, K. N. Ragi, E. Prasad "Intrinsic Luminescence Properties of Ionic Liquid Crystals Based on PAMAM and PPI Dendrimers"J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry 2009, 203, 50.


  • D. V. Sadasivam; P. K. S. Antharjanam; E. Prasad; Flowers, R. A., II, "Mechanistic Study of Samarium Diiodide-HMPA Initiated 5-exo-trig Ketyl-Olefin Coupling: The Role of HMPA in Post-Electron Transfer" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 7228


  • Anna Mette Hansen, Karl B. Lindsay, Kim Daasbjerg, Troels Skrydstrup, Sudhadevi Paivallickl, and Robert A. Flowers II "Mechanistic Evidence for Intermolecular Radical Carbonyl Additions Promoted by Samarium Diiodide" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 9616


  • P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, V. Ajay Mallia and Suresh Das, " Synthesis and study of novel azopyridine-containing hexacatenar silver mesogens." Liquid Crystals 2004, 31, 713


  • P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, R. Philip and S. Das, "Photocatalytic Degradation of Waste Water Pollutants: Titanium Dioxide Mediated Degradation of Methyl Orange and B-Naphthol Orange", Annali Di Chimica 2003, 93, 719


  • V. Ajay Mallia, P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam and Suresh Das, " Synthesis and Studies of Some Substituted 4-Phenyl,4'-azopyridine Containing Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecular Mesogens." Liquid Crystals 2003, 30, 135


  • P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, V. Ajay Mallia and Suresh Das, "Novel Azopyridine Containing Silver Mesogens: Synthesis, Liquid Crystalline and Photophysical Properties." Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 2687


  • V. Ajay Mallia, P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam and Suresh Das, "Chiral Nematic Glasses from Novel Hydrogen-Bonded Mesogens" Chemistry Letters 2001, 752


  • Mathew George, V. Ajay Mallia, P. K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam, M. Saminathan and Suresh Das, "Synthesis and Photoswitching Properties of Some Cholesterol Based Liquid Crystals" Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2000, 350, 125



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