K. Krishnamoorthy

K. Krishnamoorthy

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

My group's research is broadly focused on organic material based devices. The emphasis is on the synthesis of semiconducting oligomers, polymers and supramolecular assemblies. These organic materials are then used as active materials in devices such as field effect transistors, solar cells, supercapacitors and batteries. We have also designed novel device architectures with the objective of improving the device efficiencies. Thus, students working in my group will be exposed to a range of research areas and characterization techniques.

Professional Experience

  • 2009- Till date- Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2008-2009 Research Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
  • 2005-2008 Post Doctoral Research Associate at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA (Professor S. Thayumanavan)
  • 2005 June-2005 October Post Doctoral Research Associate at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces, USA (Professor Cynthia G Zoski)
  • 2004 October - 2005 May Post Doctoral Research Associate at Georgia State University-Atlanta, USA (Professor Cynthia G Zoski)
  • 2000-2004 Ph. D Student, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India (Professor Anil Kumar)

Selected Publications

  • Singh A K And Krishnamoorthy K, Self Assembled Spheres, Flowers, and Fibers from the Same Backbone and Similar Side Chains, Langmuir., 33, 13401 - 13406 (2017).
  • Arulkashmir A, Sudhakar V And Krishnamoorthy K, Band Edge Modulated Polymer Layer to Decrease Back Electron Transfer and Increase Efficiency in Sensitized Solar Cells, Adv. Energy Mater., 6, (2016), DOI:10.1002/aenm.201502334.
  • Das C And Krishnamoorthy K, Flexible Microsupercapacitors Using Silk and Cotton Substrates, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 8, 29504 - 29510 (2016).
  • Singh S, Chithiravel S And Krishnamoorthy K, Copolymers Comprising Monomers with Various Dipole and Quadrupole as Active Material in Organic Field Effect Transistors, J. Phys. Chem. C., 120, 26199 - 26205 (2016).
  • Manik Bhosale and Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Chemically Reduced Organic Small Molecule based Lithium Battery with Improved Efficiency, Chem. Mater., 27, 2121 - 2126 (2015).
  • Chayanika Das; Bhanprakash Jain and Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Phenols from Green Tea as Dual Functional Coating to Prepare Devices for Energy Storage and Molecular Separation, Chem. Commun., , 11662 - 11664 (2015).
  • Arulraj Arulkashmir, Bhanprakash Jain, Kanak Roy, Jino John And Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Chemically Doped Perylene Diimide Lamellae based Field Effect Transistor with Low Operating Voltage and High Charge Carrier Mobility, Chem. Commun., 50, 326 - 328 (2014).
  • Chayanika Das and Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Disassembly of Micelles in Nanoscopic Space to Prepare Concentric Nanotubes with Variable Hydrophobic Interiors, Chem. Commun., 50, 5905 - 5908 (2014).
  • Saumya Singh; Vijay Venugopalan and Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Organic Soluble and Uniform Film Forming Oligoethylene Glycol Substituted BODIPY Small Molecules with Improved Hole Mobility, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 13376 - 13382 (2014).
  • Satej S Dharmapurikar, Arulraj Arulkashmir, Chayanika Das, Pooja Muddellu And Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Enhanced Hole Carrier Transport due to Increased Intermolecular Contacts in Small Molecule based Field Effect Transistors, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 5, 7086 - 7093 (2013).
  • Kingshuk Dutta, Rajshree Y Mahale, Arulraj Arulkashmir And Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Reversible Assembly and Disassembly of Micelles by a Polymer That Switches between Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Wettings, Langmuir., 28, 10097 - 10104 (2012).
  • Arulraj Arulkashmir, Rajashree Y Mahale, Satej S Dharmapurikar, Manoj Jangid And Kothandam Krishnamoorthy , Supramolecular Interaction Facilitated Small Molecule Films for Organic Field Effect Transistors, Polym. Chem., 3, 1641 - 1646 (2012).
  • Rajashree Y Mahale, Arulraj Arulkashmir, Kingshuk Dutta And Kothandam Krishnamoorthy , Band Edge Modulated Conjugated Polymers for Oxidation Prevention, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 4577 - 4583 (2012).

Research Interest

  • Organic electronic devices
  • Electrochemistry
  • Polymer Science

Contact Details

Dr. K. Krishnamoorthy

Office: D-104, Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 3075
Fax +91 20 2590 2615
E-mail k.krishnamoorthy@ncl.res.in