Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, (2019), South Dakota State University
M.S. Chemistry, (2008), Bharathiar University
B.S. Chemistry, (2006), Bharathiar University
Instrumental Analysis – CHEM 4421
Inorganic Quantitative Analysis – CHEM 3421
General Chemistry I&II – CHEM 1311/1111 &1312/111
The primary focus of my research project is to identify potential candidates to replace the common petroleum- based solvents in small-scale natural products extractions and purification and broaden our understanding of the solvent-analyte interaction mechanism. Although the use of traditional solvents such as hydrocarbons and halogenated solvents are common in the analytical techniques, their toxicity, volatility, and environmental persistence are of high concern. The sustainable schemes and strategies that my research group develops would address the environmental concerns without compromising the performance of the chemical processes.
Huang, Y.; Wei, L.; Zhao, X.; Julson, J.; Qiu, C.; Dharmarajan, S.; Kiratu, J.; Raynie, D.; Dubey, A.; Qiao, Q., Biofuel production using Pd/Zn synergistically catalyzed hydrodeoxygenation applied at bio oil extracted in biomass pyrolysis process. Int. J. Energy Res. 2016, 40 (12), 1724-1730.
Presented paper in ACS Midwest Regional Meeting (2013: Dharmarajan, S. In Comparison of green solvents during chemical extraction by diffusion studies, American Chemical Society: 2013; pp MWRM-242.
Presented paper in PITTCON Conference in Chicago (2014) - “Diffusion Studies of Green Solvents”