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Damodaran Krishnan Achary

Education: 1993 ­ 1996 1996 ­ 1998 1998 ­ 2001 B.Sc. Chemistry M.Sc. Physical chemistry Ph.D. Chemistry University of Madras, India. University of Pune, India. National Chemical Laboratory, India.

Thesis title: Spatially Dependent Interaction Tensors determined through Novel methods of High Resolution Solid state NMR. Professional Appointments: 2005 ­ Present 2002 ­ 2005 Director, NMR Facility NMR Spectroscopist/ NMR Facility Manager 2001 ­ 2002 Post-Doctoral Fellow Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Award/Grants: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center awarded a grant of 30,000 service units of Supercomputer time. Proposal Title: Modeling Molecular Interactions in room temperature Ionic Liquids. Period: 08-Aug-2008 - 15-Aug-2009 Principal Investigator: Damodaran Krishnan Achary

Professional Memberships: 1. American Chemical Society ( 2. Spectroscopy society of Pittsburgh ( 3. Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (

Publications: 1. A.Seayad, S.Jayasree, Krishnan Damodaran, L.Toniolo, R.V.Chaudhari. On the mechanism of hydroesterification of styrene using an in situ formed cationic palladium complex. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (2000), 601, 100-107

2. C.V. Satyanarayana, Raina Gupta, Krishnan Damodaran, S. Sivasanker and S. Ganapathy. Effects of hydration on ALPO4-14 and ALPO4-18 structures:


P MAS and


Al 3Q-MAS NMR study. Studies in

Surface science and Catalysis, (2001), 135, 2098-2104. 3. Krishnan Damodaran, G.J. Sanjayan, P.R.Rajamohanan, K.N.Ganesh, S.Ganapathy. 2001 Solid state NMR of a Molecular Self-Assembly: Multinuclear Approach to the Cyanuric Acid ­ Melamine System. Organic Letters, (2001), 3, 1921-1924. 4. Krishnan Damodaran, P.R.Rajamohanan, Debojit Chakraborthy, Uday S. Racherla, Christian Fernandez, Jean-Paul Amoureux and S.Ganapathy. Triple Quantum Magic Angle Spinning Al NMR of Aluminum Hydroxides. J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2002), 124, 3200-3201. 5. Paresh C. Dave, Elvis K. Tiburu, Krishnan Damodaran, Gary A. Lorigan. Investigating structural changes in the lipid bilayer upon insertion of the transmembrane domain of the membrane-bound protein phospholamban utilizing 1564-1573. 6. Tiburu, Elvis K.; Karp, Ethan S.; Dave, Paresh C.; Krishnan Damodaran; Lorigan, Gary A. Investigating the Dynamic Properties of the Transmembrane Segment of Phospholamban Incorporated into Phospholipid Bilayers Utilizing 2H and 15N Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Biochemistry (2004), 43(44), 13899-13909. 7. Lorigan, Gary A.; Dave, Paresh C.; Tiburu, Elvis K.; Krishnan Damodaran; Abu-Baker, Shadi; Karp, Ethan S.; Gibbons, William J.; Minto, Robert E. (2004), 126(31), 9504-9505. 8. Lu Junxia; Krishnan Damodaran; Jack Blazeki; Gary Lorigan. Solid-State NMR Relaxation Studies of the Interaction Mechanism of Antimicrobial Peptides with Phospholipid Bilayer Membranes. Biochemistry, (2005), 44(30), 10208-10217 9. Junxia Lu; Krishnan Damodaran; Gary Lorigan, Probing Membrane Topology by High-Resolution 1H-13C Heteronuclear Dipolar Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2006; 178:283287. 10. Lee Richard; Krishnan Damodaran; Yi Shu-Xia; Lorigan Gary, Rapid cold-hardening increases membrane fluidity and cold tolerance of insect cells. Cryobiology 2006; 52; 459-463. 11. Cabral de Menezes, S. M.; Lam, Y. L.; Krishnan Damodaran; Pruski, M.. Modification of H-ZSM-5 zeolites with phosphorus. 1. Identification of aluminum species by

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P and 2H solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Biophysical Journal, (2004) 86,

Solid-State NMR Spectroscopic Studies of an Integral

Membrane Protein Inserted into Aligned Phospholipid Bilayer Nanotube Arrays. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,

Al solid-state NMR and

characterization of their catalytic properties. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2006), 95, 286. 12. Krishnan Damodaran; Wiench, J. W.; Cabral de Menezes, S. M.; Lam, Y. L.; Trebosc, J.; Amoureux, J.-P.; Pruski, M.. Modification of H-ZSM-5 zeolites with phosphorus. 2. Interaction between phosphorus and aluminum studied by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. 95, 296. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2006),

13. Mathers, Robert T.; McMahon, Kerry C.; Krishnan Damodaran; Retarides, Christopher J.; Kelley, Diana J. Ring-opening metathesis polymerizations in D-limonene: A renewable polymerization solvent and chain transfer agent for the synthesis of alkene macromonomers. Macromolecules (2006), 39(26), 8982-8986. 14. Baruah, Pranjal K.; Sreedevi, N. K.; Gonnade, Rajesh; Ravindranathan, Sapna; Krishnan Damodaran; Hofmann, Hans-Joerg; Sanjayan, Gangadhar J. Enforcing periodic secondary structures in hybrid peptides: A novel hybrid foldamer containing periodic -turn motifs. Journal of Organic Chemistry (2007), 72(2), 636-639. 15. Mathers, Robert T.; Damodaran, Krishnan. Renewable chain transfer agents for metallocene polymerizations: the effects of chiral monoterpenes on the polyolefin molecular weight and isotacticity. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2007), 45(15), 3150-3165. 16. Stayshich, Ryan M.; Damodaran, Krishnan; Meyer, Tara Y. Synthesis and NMR studies of PLGA copolymers prepared with sequence and stereochemical control. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) (2007), 48(2), 890-891. 17. Mathers, Robert T.; LeBlond, Carl; Damodaran, Krishnan; Kushner, Douglas I.; Schram, Valerie A. A General Polymerization Method Using Hydroalkoxylation and Hydrocarboxylation Reactions Catalyzed by Triflic Acid. Macromolecules (2008), 41(3), 524-526. 18. Damodaran Krishnan; Nilesh R. Dhumal; Mathers, Robert T. Ab initio analysis of the local coordination environment of oligomers derived from polymerizing 5-Norbornene-2-Carboxylic acid. Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM (2008), 867(1-3), 5-9. 19. Mathers, Robert T.; Damodaran, Krishnan; Rendos, Matthew G.; Lavrich, Michael S. Functional Hyperbranched Polymers Using Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Dicyclopentadiene with Monoterpenes. Macromolecules (2009), 42(5), 1512-1518. 20. Guthrie, David B.; Damodaran, Krishnan; Curran, Dennis P.; Wilson, Paul; Clark, Andrew J. Bond Rotation Dynamics of N-Cycloalkenyl-N-benzyl .alpha.-Haloacetamide Derivatives. Journal of Organic Chemistry (2009), 74(11), 4262-4266. 21. Dhumal, Nilesh R.; Damodaran, Krishnan. Molecular interactions and normal vibrations of Febis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-Fe-bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide ionic liquids: A density functional study. Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM (2009), 906(1-3), 78-82. 22. Gao, Xiang; Kuruba, Ramalinga; Damodaran, Krishnan; Day, Billy W.; Liu, Dexi; Li, Song. Polyhydroxylalkyleneamines: A class of hydrophilic cationic polymer-based gene transfer agents. Journal of Controlled Release (2009), 137(1), 38-45. 23. Damodaran, Krishnan; Nielsen, Simon D.; Geib, Steven J.; Zhang Wei, Lu, Yimim; Curran, Dennis P. ArylCsp3 bond rotation barriers of 2-aryl perhydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,3-diones: Journal of Organic Chemistry (2009) DOI: 10.1021/jo901123c.


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