M.Tech (Anna University, Chennai)
Senior Scientific Officer
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560012, India
Tel: +91 (0) 80 22932820

Research interests

  • In-situ cryo-crystallography: In-situ cryo-crystallization of low melting organic liquids  and ionic liquids to study their inter and intra molecular interactions in the solid state
  • Chemical crystallography: Understanding the molecular structure and bonding features of small molecules via high resolution X- ray diffraction studies to reveal the importance of fundamentals of chemistry.

Representative Publications

  1. “Third polymorph of Phenylacetylene”Thakur, RanganathanSathishkumar, Amol G. Dikundwar, Tayur N. Guru Row, and Gautam R. Desiraju. Crystal Growth & Design, 2010, 10, 4246–4249.
  2. “Conformation-changing aggregation in hydroxyacetone: A combined low temperature FTIR, jet and crystallographic study” Archna Sharma, Igor D. Reva, RuiFausto , Susanne Hesse , ZhifengXue , Martin A. Suhm , Susanta Kumar Nayak, SathishkumarRanganthan, Rumpa Pal, and TayurNarasingarao Guru Row Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 20194–2020.
  3. “Succinate esters: odd–even effects in melting points”Sumy Joseph, RanganathanSathishkumar, ActaCrystallographica Section B,2014,B70, 839-846.
  4. “Fluorine prefers hydrogen bonds over halogen bonds! Insights from crystal structures of some halofluorobenzenes”, Amol G. Dikundwar, RanganathanSathishkumarandTayur N. Guru Row, Kristallogr. 2014, 229, 609-624.
  5. “Organic alloys of room temperature liquids thiophenol and selenophenol” Sajesh P. Thomas, RanganathanSathishkumar and    T. N. Guru RowChem. Commun., 2015,51, 14255-14258