Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

I am the group leader of Solid-state NMR, focusing on developing Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance experiments and applying it to understand the structure and property of a variety of materials.

Professional Experience

2017- Current : Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NCL, Pune

2012-2017 : Principal Scientist, CSIR-NCL, Pune

2008--2012 : Senior Scientist, CSIR-NCL, Pune

2004-2008 : Scientist, CSIR-NCL, Pune

2002-2004 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Selected Publications

  • V.S.Veena, Kavya Illath, A.Lazar, C.P.Vinod, T.G.Ajithkumar And S.Jayanthi, Dynamics in Amine-Functionalized Mesoporous Hybrid Materials Probed through Deuterium Magic Angle Spinning NMR and Molecular Dynamic Simulations, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 124(11), 6154 (2020), DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b11948.
  • K.Anjali, T.G.Ajithkumar And P.A.Joy, Raman and Na-23 solid-state NMR studies on the lead-free ferroelectrics Bi-0.5(Na1-xKx)(0.5)TiO3 in the morphotropic phase boundary region, MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN., 118, 110506 (2019), DOI:10.1016/j.materresbull.2019.110506.
  • V.S.Veena, Kavya Illath, A. Lazar, C.P.Vinod, T.G.Ajithkumar And S.Jayanthi, Distribution of water in the pores of periodic mesoporous organosilicates - a proton solid state MAS NMR study, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS., 20(46), 29351 (2018), DOI:10.1039/c8cp04902e.
  • Kavalakal Mathai Eldho, P. R. Rajamohanan, Ralf Anto, Neelima Bulakh, Ashish K. Lele And T. G. Ajithkumar, Insights into the Molecular Dynamics in Polysulfone Polymers from 13C Solid-State NMR Experiments, Journal of Physical Chemistry B., 119(34), 11287 (2015), DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03103.
  • Bindhu Baby, Krishna K Dey, T.G.Ajithkumar And P.A.Joy , Identification of the Zn Substitution Sites in La-Zn Substituted SrAl12O19 from Al-27 Solid-State NMR Studies, Journal of American Ceramic Society., 97(9), 2990 (2014).
  • Guruswamy Kumaraswamy, Nikita S. Surve, Renny Mathew, Abhimanyu Rana, Saroj K. Jha, Neelima N. Bulakh, Anuya A. Nisal, T. G. Ajithkumar And P. R. Rajamohanan, Lamellar Melting, Not Crystal Motion, Results in Softening of Polyoxymethylene on Heating, Macromolecules., 45(15), 5967 (2012).
  • K. Haridranath, K. Anusree Vishwanath, C. Vinod Chandran, Thomas Bräuniger, P. K. Madhu, T. G. Ajithkumar And P. A. Joy, Evidence for the co-existence of distorted tetrahedral and trigonal bipyramidal aluminium sites in SrAl12O19 from 27Al NMR studies, Solid State Communications., 150, 262 (2010).
  • L. T. Aany Sofia, Asha Krishnan, M. Sankar, N. K. Kala Raj, P. Manikandan, P. R. Rajamohanan And T. G. Ajithkumar, Immobilization of Phosphotungstic acid (PTA) on Imidazole Functionalized Silica: Evidence for the Nature of PTA binding by Solid-State NMR and Reaction Studies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 113(50), 21114 (2009).
  • V.Sreeja, T. S. Smitha, Deepak Nand, T. G. Ajithkumar And P.A. Joy, Size Dependent Co-ordination Behaviour and Cation Distribution in MgAl2O4 Nanoparticles from 27Al Solid-state NMR Studies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 112, 14737 (2008).

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

Contact Details

Central NMR Facility and Physical/Materials Chemistry Division

Phone: 020-2590-2569 
E-mail: tg.ajithkumar@ncl.res.in