Chanchayya Gupta Chandaluri

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research Interest:

  • Fluorescent Molecular Nanomaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Applications
  • Optical Molecular Materials for Sensors, Rewritable Devices and Photobiofuel Cells
  • Metal Organic Frameworks for Hydrogen and Carbon dioxide Capture



Personal Webpage

Email:    chchgupta.chm at

Office:    0891-285-6040


Ph.D.:  2007-2013 at The University of Hyderabad, India (Advisor: Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan)

M.Sc.: 2005-2007  at The University of Hyderabad, India

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (July 2019 – Present)

Assistant Professor: Central University of Rajasthan (DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Aug 2017 – July 2019)

Post-doc: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jan 2014 – July 2017), Israel.

Advisor: Prof. Roy Shenhar

Journal Publications

1.     Ch. G. Chandaluri, A. Patra and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 8699-8706. Polyelectrolyte-Assisted Formation of Molecular Nanoparticles Exhibiting Strongly Enhanced Fluorescence


2.     Ch. G. Chandaluri and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Opt. Mater., 2011, 34, 119-125. Zwitterionic Diaminodicyanoquinodimethanes with Enhanced Blue–Green Emission in the Solid State 

3.     A. Patra, Ch. G. Chandaluri and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 343-359.             Optical Materials Based on Molecular Nanoparticles (Review) 

4.     Ch. G. Chandaluri and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 11849-11852. Amorphous-to-Crystalline Transformation with Fluorescence Enhancement and Switching of Molecular Nanoparticles Fixed in a Polymer Thin Film

5.     Ch. G. Chandaluri and T. P. Radhakrishnan, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 4464-4471. Hierarchical Assembly of a Molecular Material through the Amorphous Phase and the Evolution of its Fluorescence Emission

6.     Ch. G. Chandaluri, G. Pelossof, R. Tel-Vered, R. Shenhar and I. Willner, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 1440-1446. Block Copolymer Patterns as Templates for the Electrocatalyzed Deposition of Nanostructures on Electrodes and for the Generation of Surfaces of Controlled Wettability 

7.     T. S. Metzger,+ Ch. G. Chandaluri,+ R. Tel-Vered, R. Shenhar and I. Willner, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 7148–7155. Donor/Acceptor-Modified Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical and Photobioelectrochemical Applications (+ equal contribution)

8.     N. Senthilnathan, Ch. G. Chandaluri, and T. P. Radhakrishnan, Sci. Rep., 2017, 7,  10583. Efficient Bioimaging with Diaminodicyanoquinodimethanes: Selective Imaging of Epidermal and Stomatal Cells and Insight into the Molecular Level Interactions

9.     A. J. Ansari, G. Joshi, P. Sharma, A. K. Maurya, R. K. Metre, V. K. Agnihotri, Ch. G. Chandaluri,* S. Singh,* R. Kumar,* and D. M. Sawant,* J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 3817–3825 Pd-Catalyzed four-Component Sequential Reaction Delivers a Modular Fluorophore Platform for Cell Imaging

10.     R. S. Maurya, S. Jayanthi, Ch. G. Chandaluri, and T. P. Radhakrishnan*, Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 244−253 Monitoring Molecular Microparticles through the Amorphous-to-Crystalline Transformation and Fluorescence Enhancement/Tuning. 

11.  M. Manikandan, Ch. G. Chandaluri, H. Abe, G. V. Ramesh*, Appl. Nanosci. 2023, 13, 6489-6502, Nanoarchitectonics of cathode electrocatalyst based on CoMn2O4 and graphene nanocomposite for fuel cell applications.

Book Chapters

1.     Kiran Kumar Tadi, Naveen K. Dandu, N. Mahender Reddy, Gubbala V. Ramesh,* Ch. G. Chandaluri,* "Recent Advances in Functional Materials: Bioelectronics Integrated Biosensors Applications" in the book entitled 'Functional Materials Processing for Switchable Device Modulation'. Elsevier, 2021, pp. 221-239.


2.     K. K. Tadi, N. M. Reddy, Ch. G. Chandaluri, G. P. Sakala,* G. V. Ramesh* “Functionalized Biopolymer Nanocomposites for the Degradation of Textile Dyes” in the book entitled “Functional Polymer Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment”, Springer, 2022, pp. 175-200.


3.     Naveen K. Dandu, Ch. G. Chandaluri, Kola Ramesh, D. Saritha, N. Mahender Reddy, Gubbala V. Ramesh “Carbon nanomaterials: Application as sensors for diagnostics” in the book entitled “Advanced Nanomaterials for Point of Care Diagnosis and Therapy” Elsevier, 2022, pp. 211-248.


4. N. Mahendar Reddy, D. Saritha, Naveen K. Dandu, Ch. G. Chandaluri,* Gubbala V.Ramesh,* "Recent advances in porous carbon derived from biowaste for catalytic applications" accepted in the book entitled “Biomass-Derived Carbon Materials: Production and Applications” Wiley, 2022, pp. 293-315.

Research Projects

1. Block Copolymer–DNA based Template for Conductivity Tunable Polyaniline Electronic Devices, ~35 Lakh, Funded by DST-INSPIRE. Role: Principal Investigator.

2. Tuning of molecular nanostructures for optoelectronic applications, ~29 Lakh,  Funded by SERB-SURE. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

3. Alkali metal-doped g-C3N4 decorated with plasmonic nanostructures: A SERS based flexible sensor to detect pesticides in ppb level, ~2 Lakh,  Funded by UGC-DAE-CSR,  Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

4. Molecular modelling and Simulation studies to get insights into the inhibitor binding site in Isocitrate Dehydrogenase-1 mutants: In silico and experimental studies to develop novel anti- cancer therapeutics ~ 39 lakhs, funded by ICMR (2023 to 2026). Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Consultancy Projects

1. Development of Sustainable and Cost-Effective Strategy for Corrosion Mitigation, ~65 Lakh, Funded by NTPC, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Awards & Honors

  • Received prestigious INSPIRE Faculty Award-2016.
  • Received 1st prize for NanoArtist award in The Nanocenter Annual conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 29-30, 2015.
  • Received Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) postdoctoral fellowship from Council for Higher Education, Israel, Oct 2014 to July 2017
  • Selected for free participation in International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT-2012), Hyderabad, India, Jan 20-23, 2012.
  • Received best poster award in International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS XX), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, June 26-30, 2011.
  • Received JRF and SRF fellowships from CSIR, India. All India GATE-2007 rank-174
  • Secured 2nd rank in M. Sc Chemistry at University of Hyderabad.

Administrative Responsibilities:


  • Chief Warden for hostels (from 01-07-2022)
  • Newsletter & Magazine Committee Coordinator and member (from 06-08-2019)
  • Member, EAA-Activities committee (from 07-03-2022)
  • Member, Institute level Anti-Ragging Committee (from 26-10-2022)
  • Member, Institute's Student Grievance Redressal Committee (from 03-05-2023)

  • Coordinator, DOSA council (From 06-05-2022 to 05-05-2023)

  • Member, EAA cultural events (from 25-08-2021 to 07-03-2022)

  • Examination Planning Committee member (From 08-02-2021 to 07-03-2022)

  • Member, EAA class for the First-year students (From 06-08-2019 to 04-03-2020)

  • Member, Literature, Fine arts and Dramatic Club (From 06-08-2019 to 04-03-2020)

Invited Lecture

1. Oral presentation at the National Conference on Applied Materials, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India April 6-7, 2018. Electrocatalyzed Deposition of Nanostructures on Striped Patterns of Block Copolymer Template for Surfaces of Controlled Wettability.

2. Oral presentation at the II Departmental day at Department of Chemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India. Nov 10, 2020. Title of the talk: A Strategy to Prepare Nanoparticles of Highly Soluble Molecules

3.  Oral presentation at the One-Week Online Short-Term Course on “Advanced Applied Chemistry and Engineering Materials”, Organized by JNTU Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, Sept 12-17, 2022. Title of the talk: Fluorescent Molecular Nanomaterials

4.  Oral presentation at the Two Days National Conference on Recent Evolution & Applications in Chemistry (REACH-2022), Organized by Government College, Autonomous, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, Nov 18 & 19, 2022. Title of the talk: Fabrication and Properties of Fluorescent Molecular Nanomaterials

5.  Oral presentation at the Gitam Chemistry Research Conference (GCRC 2023), Organized by Gitam School of Science, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Dec 7-9, 2023. Title of the talk: Structural Tuning of Optical Molecular Nanomaterials