PhD(IICT,Osmania University)
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore -560012, INDIA
Ph: +91-80-22932336 Ext: 2043, 2044

Research Experience

  • Indian Institute Of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, India
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Institute Of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore

Research Interests

  • Solid State Inorganic material synthesis
    and their structural and physico-chemical properties evaluation
  • In Situ IR & Raman spectroscopy
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • DFT Calculation and other quantum chemical calculations
  • Chemo metrics – Applications in Spectroscopy

Current Research
My current research is broadly in the area of synthesis, structure and properties of various types of solid materials such as metal oxides, mixed metal oxides, metal phosphates, and hetero polycompounds and their application in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. Carrying out in situ spectroscopic studies on molecular structure of solids and surfaces by using Infra Red & Raman Spectroscopies. Application of chemometric  methods for spectral analysis using Multivariate Curve Resolution techniques. Theoretical understanding of surfaces and structures by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. Modeling of non-linear optical properties of small and large molecular systems & modeling electronic processes such as exciton dissociation, exciton transfer, singlet fission in conjugated organic systems with a view to understanding the basic physical processes in organic solar cells.

Representative Publications

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Bifunctional Ethenylene Bridged Mesoporous Organo aluminosilicates, S. Shylesh, Mahendra P. Kapoor, Lekh R. Juneja, Ch. Srilakshmi, and A. P. Singh, NanoScience and Nanotechnology letters, 3 (2011) 497-502(6)
  • The observation of the ammonium salt of 12-molybdophosphoric acid by in situ Raman  spectroscopy during solid-   state synthesis. Spectral analysis and reconstruction by band target entropy minimization (BTEM)  algorithm, Chilukoti Srilakshmi, Wee Chew,  Kanaparthi Ramesh, Marc Garland, Inorganic chemistry 48 (5) (2009) 1967-1973
  • “Ammoxidation activity of insitu synthesized ammonium salt of  molybdophosphoric acid on VOPO4 catalysts”, Ch. Srilakshmi, P. Nagaraju, B. Sreedhar, P. S. Sai Prasad, V. Narayana Kalevaru, B. Lücke, A. Martin, Catalysis Today 141 (2009) 337-343
  • “Catalytic Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reductions over mesoporous silica supports:  Rational design of hydrophobic mesoporous silica for enhanced stability of aluminum doped mesoporous catalysts”, S. Shylesh, M.P. Kapoor, L.R. Juneja, P.P. Samuel, Ch. Srilakshmi and A.P. Singh, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 301 (2009) 118-126
  • “Spectral reconstruction of surface adsorbed species using band- target entropy minimization.  Application to CO and NO reaction over a Pt/g-Al2O3 catalyst using in situ DRIFT spectroscopy”, Srilakshmi Chilukoti, Effendi   Widjaja, Feng Gao, Huajun Zhang, Bruce G.   Anderson, J. W. Hans Niemantsverdriet and Marc Garland, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10            (2008) 3535-354
  • Pure component spectral analysis of surface adsorbed species measured under real  conditions. BTEM-DRIFTS study of CO and NO reaction over a Pd/g-Al2O3  catalyst”, Srilakshmi Chilukoti, Feng Gao, Bruce G. Anderson, J.W. Hans  Niemantsverdriet and Marc Garland, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.10 (2008) 5510-5520
  • Bridging the gap between Micropores and Mesopores by the controlled   transformation of Bifunctional Periodic MesoporousSilicas”, S. Shylesh, Ch. Srilakshmi, B. G. Anderson, A. P. Singh, Microporous and Mesoporous materials., 108 (2008) 29-40
  • “Effect of P/Fe ratio on the structure and ammoxidation functionality of Fe-P-O Catalysts” P.Nagaraju, Ch. Srilakshmi, Nayeem Pash, N. Lingaiah, I. Suryanarayana, P. S. Sai Prasad, Applied Catalysis A.334 (2008) 10-19
  • “Kinetic and spectroscopic study of methane combustion over a-Mn2O3 nanocrystal catalysts”  Yi-Fan Han, Luwei Chen, Kanaparthi Ramesh, Effendi Widjaja,  Srilakshmi Chilukoti,       Ingrid KesumawinataSurjami, Junsong Chen, Journal of catalysis 253 (2008) 261-268
  • “DRIFTS study on the decomposition mechanism of MnAcetylacetonates supported on SBA-15”, Kanaparthi Ramesh, Fengxi Chen, Armando Borgna, Chilukoti Srilakshmi, and Yi Fan Han, Topics in catalysis 49 (2008) 209-215