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CURRICULUM VITAE

M. N. Jagadeesh, Ph.D.
 

ACADEMICS
Degree/Position
University/Institute
Year
Main Subject(s)
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Prof. Walter Thiel's group Max-Planck-Institute fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim, Germany
Oct.1999 to till date
Organo-Platinum Chemistry
Ph. D.
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Bangalore, India
2000
Computational Chemistry
M.Sc.[Chemistry]
Bangalore University, Bangalore.
1994
Organic Chemistry
B.Sc
Bangalore University Tumkur, India
1992
Physics, Chemistry &
Mathematics
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE Ph.D. THESIS WORK
The thesis entitled "Theoretical Studies of Electronic Effects on Structure and Reactivity of Highly Unsaturated Organic Systems" involves the elucidation of molecular and electronic structures, energetics, as well as reactivity patterns in organic molecules with many multiple bonds. Various computational methods, ranging from semi empirical, ab initio to DFT procedures, have been employed. The systems examined are uniformly of considerable experimental interest.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT RESEARCH
Investigation involves modelling of a suitable catalyst for industrially important hydrosilylation reaction using computational methods, in particular density functional theory.Investigation has been done in collaboration with an industry, which is interested in silicone rubber.Intention of the project is to model a suitable catalyst derivative, which suits the required activity at the desired kick-off temperature.Our research has lead to many important findings which has helped our industrial collaborates to fine tune the existing catalyst with suitable substituents to obtain high quality catalyst with desired activity. This project gave me a first hand experience on applying quantum chemical techniques to tackle industrial problems.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Hydrosilylation with bis(alkynyl)(1,5-cyclooctadiene)platinum catalysts: A density functional study of the initial activation, M.N. Jagadeesh, W. Thiel, J. Koehler and A. Fehn, Organometallics 2002, 21, 2076-2087.
  2. Design of Planar cyclooctatetraene derivatives, M.N. Jagadeesh and J. Chandrasekhar (Manuscript under preparation.
  3. The interplay of angle strain and aromaticity: Molecular and electronic structures of [0(n)]paracyclophanes, M.N. Jagadeesh, A. Makur and J. Chandrasekhar, J. Mol. Model. 2000, 6, 226-233.
  4. Computational studies on C36 and its dimer, M.N. Jagadeesh and J. Chandrasekhar, Chem. Phys. Lett. 1999, 305, 298-302.
  5. New paradigms in cycloaddition face-selectivities: Remarkable effects of remote substituents in singlet oxygen addition to hexacyclo[7.5.1.01,6.06,13.08,12.010,14]pentadeca-2,4-diene system, G. Mehta, R. Uma, M.N. Jagadeesh and J. Chandrasekhar, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1998, 1813-1814.
  6. Cyclization of enediyne radical cations through chemical, photochemical, and electrochemical oxidation: The role of state symmetry, D. Ramkumar, M. Kalpana, B. Varghese, S. Sankararaman, M.N. Jagadeesh and J. Chandrasekhar, J. Org. Chem. 1996, 61, 2247-2250.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
SCHOLARSHIPS
COMPUTER LITERACY
SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCE
  1. Presented Poster entitled "Reliable Modelling of Structural and Strain Effects on Bergman Cyclization Rates" in Sixth Biennial Discussion Meeting in Theoretical Chemistry, Dec. 26-28, 1998, School of Chemistry University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Participated in:
REFERENCES
Available on request!
ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION:
Postdoctoral Fellow (Prof. H.A. Carlson's group),
University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy,
428 Church stree,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1065,USA.
e-mail: mnjaga@umich.edu
Phone:+1-734-6159092
Fax:+1-734-7632022



 


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