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

  • 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.
  1. “Third polymorph of Phenylacetylene”Thakur, RanganathanSathishkumar, Amol G. Dikundwar, Tayur N. Guru Row, and Gautam R. Desiraju. Crystal Growth & Design201010, 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.2011133, 20194–2020.
  3. “Succinate esters: odd–even effects in melting points”Sumy Joseph, RanganathanSathishkumarActaCrystallographica 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, Kristallogr2014229, 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