R. Chandrasekar
Professor, FASc., FRSC.
Ph. D. Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2003  
Postdoctoral Research    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2003 - 2007   
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2008 - 2012
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2012 - 2015
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2015 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134824, E-mail: r.chandrasekar@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
Our "Advanced Molecular Nanoscience and Technology" group research is aimed at the creation and understanding of nano-/micro scale molecules possessing unique photonic and/or magnetic properties. We take a highly inter-disciplinary approach to achieve our research goal by adopting top-down and bottom-up Nano-Technology tools. 
Our research involves the use of a wide range of techniques, starting from "Tailor-made" molecular synthesis, development of various molecular self-assembly techniques, exploitation of ultra modern spectroscopic/microscopic methods down to single particle level (~1 micron), till the creation of miniaturized functional molecular solids for future smart device applications. 
Our group research is focused on three major cutting-edge areas: Molecular/Polymer Self-assembly, Organic Photonics, 2D/3D Lithography.

Selected Publications
  • Hierarchical Multicolor Nano-Pixel Matrices Formed by Coordinating Luminescent Metal Ions to a Conjugated Poly(4'-Octyl-2',6'-Bispyrazoyl Pyridine) Film via Contact Printing, S. Basak, A. M. Mohiddon, M. Baumgarten, K. Muellen, and R. Chandrasekar, Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 8406. 
  • Engineering the Self-assembly of DCM dye into Whispering-Gallery-Mode micro-Hemispheres and Fabry-Pèrot Type micro-Rods for Vis-NIR (600-875 nm) Range micro-Optical Cavities, D. Venkatakrishnarao and R. Chandrasekar, Adv. Opt. Mater. 2015, 4, 112.
  • Light Propagation in High-Spin Organic Microtubes Self-Assembled from Triplet State Macrocycles Carrying Oxo-Verdazyl Biradicals, P.Hui, and R. Chandrasekar, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 2963.
  • Reversibly Shape-Switching Organic Optical Wave Guides: Formation of Nano-Rings, Nano-Tubes, and Nano-Sheets, N. Chandrasekhar and R. Chandrasekar, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3556.
  • Multi-Luminescent Nanotubes: One-Pot Fabrication of Tricolor Emissive Rectangular Organic Nanotubes Grafted with Eu(III) Complexes, S. Basak, and R. Chandrasekar, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2011, 21, 667.