K. Muralidharan
Ph. D. IIT-Kanpur, 2003
Postdoctoral Research    University of Idaho, 2003 - 2005
  Southern Methodist University, 2005 - 2006
Scientist APL Research Centre, 2006 - 2007  
IISc ― Centenary Postdoc Fellow     IISc, Bangalore, 2007
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2013
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2013 - 2016
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2016 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134819, E-mail: murali@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
Inorganic chemistry/Materials/Polymers/Energy materials

The research activity of our group revolves around the concept of Health, Energy, Environment, and Defense (HEED). The primary focus of the research is the design of materials aimed at addressing fundamental issues about the efficiencies of devices related to Energy Harvesting (solar energy and hydrogen production), Energy Storage (battery and capacitors), and Energy Release (propellant and explosives). For these applications, we have been involved in the production of nanomaterials, small molecules, and polymer materials and their application studies.  Small molecules: (1) Nitrogen and boron rich small molecules and salts as high-energy materials, (2) Metal complexes and their catalytic activities (Cu, Zn and Cd complexes), (3) Synthesis of cyclic and polymeric carbonates from carbondioxide. Polymers: (4) Polycarbonates and polyethers with intrinsic disordered framework for Li-ion mobility, (5) Solid polymer electrolytes for room temperature Li - ion conductivity, (6) Polymers having phosphorus. Nano materials: (7) Methodology development for the synthesis of metal and metal chalcogenides nanoparticles, (8) Production of organic surfactant free nanoparticles for optoelectronic and biological applications, (9) High-energy materials for spontaneous and controlled energy release, and (10) Catalysis by nanoparticles (reaction catalysis and degradation catalysis).

Selected Publications
  • Impact of Bandgap tuning on ZnS for Degradation of Environmental Pollutants and Disinfection. Anju Joseph, Srinivas Billakanti, Manzoor Ahmad Pandit, Sajmina Khatun, Aravind Kumar Rengan, and Krishnamurthi Muralidharan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2022. DOI : 10.1007/s11356-022-19677-y
  • Muddamarri Hanumantha Rao, Vikas D Ghule And Krishnamurthi Muralidharan*, Nitrogen-rich compounds: s-triazine and tri-s-triazine derivatives as high energy materials. J. Chem. Sci. 2021, 133:13.
  • Manzoor Ahmad Pandit, Sai Hemanth Kumar Dasari, Srinivas Billakanti, Manigandan Ramadoss, Krishnamurthi Muralidharan*. Chalcopyrite with Magnetic and Dielectric Properties: An Introductory Catalyst for 4-Nitrophenol Reduction. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2020, 124, 33, 18010–18019.
  • Mazoor A. Pandit, Billakanti Srinivas, Krishnamurthi Muralidharan*, A simplistic approach for the synthesis of CuS-CdS heterostructure: A Novel photo catalyst for oxidative dye degradation, J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2020, 8(2), 103542.
  • Anjana K. Othayoth, Billakanti Srinivasa, Karuppiah Murugan, Krishnamurthi Muralidharan*. Poly(methyl methacrylate)/polyphosphate blends with tunable refractive indices for optical applications. Optical Materials 2020, 104, 109841.