K. Muralidharan
Professor 
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 
The major focus of research is designing of materials aimed to address the fundamental issues pertaining to the efficiencies of devices for Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage and Energy Release. The research area includes the following. Nano materials: (1) Methodology development for the synthesis of metal and metal chalcogenides nanoparticles, (2) Production of organic surfactant free nanoparticles for optoelectronic and biological applications, (3) High-energy materials for spontaneous and controlled energy release, (4) Catalysis by nanoparticles; Small molecules: (1) Metal complexes and their catalytic activities (Cu, Zn and Cd complexes), (2) Nitrogen and boron rich small molecules and salts as high-energy materials, (4) Synthesis of cyclic and polymeric carbonates; Polymers: (1) Polycarbonates and polyethers with intrinsic disordered.
Selected Publications
  • Stabilizer Free Copper Sulphide Nanostructures for Rapid Photocatalytic Decomposition of Rhodamine B. B. Srinivas, B. Ganesh Kumar, and K. Muralidharan, J. Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2015, 410, 8. 
  • Design of polymers with an intrinsic disordered framework for Li-ion conducting solid polymer electrolytes. H. Vignesh Babu, B. Srinivas and K. Muralidharan, Polymer, 2015, 75, 10.
  • Zn(II), Cd(II) and Cu(II) complexes of 2,5‒bis {N‒(2,6‒diisopropyl phenyl)iminomethyl}pyrrole: synthesis, structures and their high catalytic activity for efficient cyclic carbonate synthesis from epoxides and CO2 at atmospheric pressure. H. Vignesh Babua and K. Muralidharan, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 1238.
  • Synthesis of Amino, Azido, Nitro and Nitrogen-rich Azole Substituted Derivatives of 1H-Benzotriazole for High Energy Materials Applications. D. Srinivas, V. D. Ghule, S. P. Tewari and K. Muralidharan, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 15031.
  • Solution phase chemical synthesis of nano aluminium particles stabilized in poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and poly(methylmethacrylate) matrices. S. R. Ghanta and K. Muralidharan, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 976.