Dr. Baby Viswambharan

Employment Profile

Job Title Employer From To
Assistant Professor NIT, Trichy May 2020 Present
KSESTE Pos-Doctoral Fellow NIT, Calicut May 2019 May 2020
Temporary Faculty NIT, Calicut July 2017 April 2019
Lecturer PSMO College, Kerala November 2016 March 2017
Marie Sklodowska Curie International Incoming Fellow Universite Paris Sud, France October 2013 January 2016
Visiting Scientist Brown University, USA February 1-28, 2014 One month
Marie Sklodowska Curie Co-Fund RBUCE-Up Fellow Universite Paris Sud, France January 2012 September 2013
Short Term Project Fellow National Taiwan University, Taiwan September 2011 October 2011 Two months
Frontier Post-Doctoral Fellow Kanagawa University, Japan September 2009 March 2011

Academic Qualifications (From Highest Degree to High School):

Examination Board / University Year Division/ Grade Subjects
PhD in Chemistry NIIST-CSIR Trivandrum, Kerala University 2009 - Organic Chemistry
MSc Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 2003 First Class Chemistry
BSc Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 2001 First Class with Distinction Chemistry(major) Physics, Mathematics
Pre-Degree Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 1998 First Class Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics


Academic/Administrative Responsibilities within the University

Position Faculty/Department/Centre/Institution From To

Associate Dean(OPAL)


Warden OPAL B

OPAL-C and OPAL FF Mess, Girls Hostel, NIT T

July 2022

November 2021


July 2021

First year B. Tech Chemistry Lab Co-Ordinator Chemistry Department August 2020 Present
Member, Anti ragging committee Member NIT Trichy February 2021 June 2022

Awards, Associateships etc.

Year of Award Name of the Award Awarding Organization
2013 Marie Sklodowska Curie IIF European Union
2011 Marie Sklodowska Curie Co-Fund RBUCE-Up European Union & Universite Paris Sud
2007 Second prize for Oral Presentation RAMMS, PSG College, Coimbatore


Year of Award Name of the Fellowship Awarding Organization From (Month/Year) To (Month/Year)
2018 KSCSTE Post -Doctoral Fellowship Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment May 2019 May 2020
2011 Marie-Curie IIF European Union October 2013 January 2016
2011 Marie-Curie Co-Fund RBUCE-Up European Union & Universite Paris Sud January 2011 September 2013
2007 CSIR-SRF CSIR-India January 2007 September 2009
2004 CSIR-JRF CSIR-India February 2005 January 2007

Details of Academic Work Curriculum Development Member of the Syllabus revisal committee for S3 B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) course CLPC-11 Chemistry III

Courses taught at Postgraduate levels CY7305- Molecular Spectroscopy-II for S3 M. Sc (NIT Calicut) CY3093 Organic synthesis practical for S2 M. Sc (NIT Calicut) Inorganic chemistry for Master of Science S1 and S3 (PSMO college) Inorganic Chemistry lab for MSc (PSMO college)

Undergraduate levels CHIR -11Chemistry Theory for S1 & S2 B. Tech 1st year (NIT Trichy) CHIR 12 Chemistry Practical for S1 & S2 B. Tech 1st year (NIT Trichy) CLPC-11 Chemistry Theory for S3 B. Tech. Chemical Engineering (NIT Trichy) CY2002- Organic chemistry Theory for S4 B. Tech. Chemical Engineering (NIT Calicut) CY6392 Organic -Practical for. for S5 B. Tech Engineering Physics (NIT Calicut) CY1001D-Chemistry Theory for S1 & S2 B. Tech 1st year (NIT Calicut) CY1094D Chemistry practical for S1 & S2 B. Tech 1st year (NIT Calicut)

Projects guided at Postgraduate level

  1. Pyridinium ylide: A potential synthon for Heterocyclic compounds (Jashashree Dehuray)
  2. Synthesis and characterization of vinyl terminated-Polymethylhydrosiloxane for Low Earth Orbit application (Kailas Mahipal M)
  3. Functionalization of electrophilic indole by cycloaddition reaction (Assim Muhammed)

Other contribution(s) Institute level

  1. Returning officer for student’s council election-2022
  2. Member of Mess tender committee 2022
  3. Hostel admission duty for PG and UG and 2021 & 2022
  4. Convocation duty-2022

Department level

  1. Member of the PhD Certificate verification committee (Chemistry)
  2. Member of the Certificate verification for convocation (Chemistry)
  3. Member of the screening committee for selection of Temporary faculty (Chemistry)
  4. Doctoral committee member for 5 candidates

Details of Major R&D Projects

Title of Project Funding Agency Duration Status
From To Ongoing/ Completed
COACCEE-SRG 2206 DST -SERB December 2021 December 2023 Ongoing
Institute Start-up Grant P.20 NIT Trichy April 2021 March 2023 Ongoing
KSCSTE-PDF1894 Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment May 2019 May 2020 Completed
DYNAMAX-300491 European Union October 2013 January 2016 Completed
RBUCE-Up N° 246556 European Union & Universite Paris Sud January 2011 September 2013 Completed

Participation in Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia /Seminars/ Schools etc. (mentioning the role)

Date (s) Title of Activity Level of Event (International/ National/ Local) Role (Participant/ Speaker/ Chairperson, Paper presenter, Any other) Event Organized by Venue
September 2013 Journées de Chimie Organique, International Paper presenter French Chemical Society Ecole Polytechniqe, Palaiseau, France
January – 2008. 20th Kerala Science Congress National Paper presenter Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment KSCSTE center, Pattam
July- 2007 RAMMS 2007 National Paper presenter PSG College of Technology PSG College of Technology Coimbatore
July, 2014. 14th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium International Poster presenter Belgium Chemical Society Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
July, 2013. International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry. International Poster presenter Royal Chemical Society St. Catherine’s college, Oxford University, UK
August 2012. 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress International Poster presenter European Chemical Society Prague, Czech Republic,
December, 2010. Pacifichem 2010 International Poster presenter International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies Honolulu, Hawaii
July – 2008. Third mid-year meeting of the CRSI National Poster presenter CRSI, India NIPER Mohali
January-2006 Century Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology International Poster presenter American Chemical Society and CSIR India National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune,
July – 2006 Annual IIT Madras Chemistry Symposium& First mid-year meeting of the CRSI meeting National Poster presenter CRSI & IIT madras Chennai. IIT madras Chennai.
July 2005 Workshop on GREEN CHEMISTRY National Poster presenter Department of Chemistry, MKU. Madurai Kamaraj University.


Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia/Seminars Organized (as Chairman/ Organizing Secretary/ Convenor / Co-Convenor)

Title of Activity Level of Event (International/ National/ Local) Date (s) Role Venue
Online National Conference on Organic Chemistry NITT Organic Chemistry Conference ‘21 National 16-18, December-2021 Convener Online

Invited Talks delivered

Topic Date Inviting Organization
Stereochemistry & Chirality Its Importance in life 23rd October 2021. Assumption College Changanassery, Kerala

Membership of Learned Societies

Type of Membership (Ordinary Member/ Honorary Member / Life Member ) Organization Membership No. with date
Ordinary Member Societe de Chimique France No. 26239 for 2013
Ordinary Member Royal Society of Chemistry No. 518068 for 2013 and 2014
Ordinary Member American Chemical Society No. 31715021 for 2018-2019
Life Member Marie-Curie Alumni Association From 2011 onwards


(A) Refereed Research Journals:

Author(s) Title of Paper Journal Volume (No.) Page numbers Year Impact Factor of the Journal (Optional)
Roupnel L., Guillot R., Gori D.,Viswambharan B., Kouklovsky C., Alezra V. Highly Stereoselective Aldol Reactions by Memory of Chirality: Synthesis of Quaternary β-Hydroxy α-Amino Acids Helvetica Chimica Acta 104(10), e2100127 2021, 2.164
Mai,T.T., Viswambharan, B., Didier Gori, Guillot Régis, Naubron, J-V., Cyrille Kouklovsky, C., Alezra, V., Frozen Chirality of Tertiary Aromatic Amides: Access to Enantioenriched Tertiary a-Amino acid or Amino-Alcohol without any Chiral Reagent Chemistry. A European. Journal 23 5787–5798 2017 5.02
Viswambharan B, Gori D., Guillot R., Kouklovsky C., Alezra V., Substrate Control in Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Aldol Reaction by Memory of Chirality: A Rapid Access to Enantiopure β-Hydroxy Quaternary α-Amino Acids Organic Letters 16 788-791 2014 6.005
Mai Thi Thoa, Viswambharan B, Gori D., Kouklovsky C., Alezra V. “Memory of Chirality of Tertiary Aromatic Amide: Application to the Asymmetric Synthesis of (S)‑α-MethylDOPA Journal of Organic Chemistry 77 8797-8801 2012 4.35
Viswambharan, B.; Okimura, T., Suzuki, S., Okamoto, S Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of 4-Aryl-2,3-dihydro-4Hpyrimido[2,3-b]benzothiazoles for Asymmetric Acyl or Carboxyl Group Transfer Reactions Journal of Organic Chemistry 76 6678-6685 2011 4.35
Viswambharan, B.; Suchithra M.V.; Selvakumar, K.; Shanmugam P. Pyridine core activation via 1, 5-electrocyclization of vinyl pyridinium ylides generated from bromo isomerized Morita-Baylis-Hillman adduct of isatin and pyridine: Synthesis of 3-spirodihydroindolizine oxindoles Organic Letters 12 2108-2111 2010 6.005
Shanmugam P.; Viswambharan, B. A short and efficient synthesis of 3-spirolactone oxindolones from allyl indium reagent of isomerised bromo derivatives of Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin and formaldehyde Synlett x 2763-268 2008 2.39
Shanmugam, P.; Viswambharan, B.; Suchithra M. V. Synthesis of Novel Functionalized 3-spiropyrrolizidine- and 3-spiropyrrolidine oxindoles from Baylis-Hillman adducts of Isatin and Heteroaldehydes with Azomethine Ylides via [3+2]- cycloaddition Organic Lettes 9 4095-4098 2007 6.005
Shanmugam, P.; Viswambharan, B.; Selvakumar, K.; and Suchithra, M. V. Synthesis of multifunctional 3, 3¹-dispiro pyrrolidine- and 3, 3’-dispiro pyrrolizidine bisoxindoles from isomerised Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin with azomethine ylides via [3+2]-Cycloaddition Tetrahedron Letters 49 2611-2615 2007 2.415
Shanmugam, P.; Viswambharan, B.; Vaithiyanathan, V. Silica chloride catalysed one-pot isomerisation-chlorination, arylation and etherification of Baylis-Hillman adducts Australian Journal of Chemistry 60 850-856 2007 1.32
Shanmugam P.; Suchithra M.V.; Selvakumar, K.; Vaithiyanathan, V. A First One-Pot Synthesis, Isomerization and Synthetic Utility of Mono and Bis Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts of 1,1’-Ferrocenedialdehyde Tetrahedron Letters 50 2213-2218 2009 2.415
Shanmugam, P.; Suchithra, M. V.; Viswambharan, B.; Vaithiyanathan. Synthesis of highly functionalized linear pentacyclic compounds from Baylis-Hillman adduct of heteroaldehydes with azomethine ylides via [3+2] cycloaddition Indian Journal of Chemistry 47B 1113-1116 2008 0.491
Shanmugam, P.; Vaithiyanathan, V.; Viswambharan, B. Suchithra, M. V. A facile and efficient synthesis of highly functionalised trisubstituted alkene derivatives of ferrocenealdehyde Tetrahedron Letters 48 9190- 9194 2007 2.415
Shanmugam, P.; Rajasingh, P.; Vaithiyanathan, V. Viswambharan, B. Synthesis of 3-heteroaryl substituted tetrahydrofuan by n-Bu3SnH mediated 5-exo-trig vinyl radical cyclization Synthetic Communications 37 2291-2299 2007 2.007
Shanmugam, P.; Vaithiyanathan, V.; Viswambharan, B. A facile and efficient synthesis of functionalized γ-butyrolactone from Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin Australian Journal of Chemistry 60 296-301 2007 1.32
Shanmugam, P.; Vaithiyanathan, V.; Viswambharan, B. Activation of the NC-H bond of Baylis-Hillman adducts of N-methylisatin with CAN/ROH Tetrahedron Letters 47 6851-6855 2006 2.415
Shanmugam, P.; Vaithiyanathan, V.; Viswambharan, B. Synthesis of functionalized 3-spirocyclopropane-2-indolones from isomerised Baylis- Hillman adducts of isatin Tetrahedron 62 4342-4347 2006 2.457

Address for correspondance

Ojas, Room No 219, Department of Chemistry,

National Institute of Technology Trichy, NIT Campus P.O 620015,

Tamilnadu, India

Email: babyv@nitt.edu