Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

NAME: Dr. Sonanki Keshri
POST: Lecturer
E.MAIL ID: sonanki.iitb@gmail.com
Qualification:PhD
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:


EDUCATION

Degree Subject University, place ,year
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 2017
M. Sc. Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 2014
B. Sc. Chemistry Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, Burdwan, West Bengal, 2012

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Ion-Solvent interactions in supercritical fluids:
Structural and dynamical properties of ion-pairs in supercritical fluids (sc-water, methanol and CO2) using the technique of molecular dynamics simulations.

Fullerols in water and ionic liquids:
Investigating the structural and thermodynamic properties of fullerols and fullerenes in water and in ionic liquids via thermodynamic integration method.

PUBLICATIONS:
1. Thermodynamics of Na+ - Cl- ion pair association in acetonitrile-dimethyl sulfoxide mixtures. Ujwala Patil, Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. Chemical Physics Letters, Volume: 620, Year: 2015, Pages: 134-138. Impact factor: 2.337

2. Solvation structure of Na+ - Cl- ion pair in acetonitrile-dimethyl sulfoxide mixtures. Ujwala Patil, Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume: 207, Year: 2015, Pages: 279-285. Impact factor: 2.740

3. Molecular dynamics simulations of Na+ - Cl- ion pair in supercritical methanol. Sonanki Keshri, Atanu Sarkar, B. L. Tembe. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Volume: 103, Year: 2015, Pages: 61-69. Impact factor: 2.579

4. Molecular dynamics simulations of Na+ - Cl- ion pair in water-methanol mixtures under supercritical and ambient conditions. Sonanki Keshri, Atanu Sarkar, B. L. Tembe. The Journal of the Physical Chemistry B, Volume: 119, Year: 2015, Pages: 15471-15484. Impact factor: 3.302

5. Solvation structure and dynamics of alkaline earth metal halides in supercritical water: A molecular dynamics study. Sonanki Keshri, Ratnamala Mandal, B. L. Tembe. Chemical Physics, Volume: 476, Year: 2016, Pages: 80-90. Impact factor: 1.758

6. Thermodynamics of hydration of fullerols [C60(OH)n] and hydrogen bond dynamics in their hydration shells. Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. The Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume: 146, Year: 2017, Impact factor: 2.894

7. Thermodynamics of association of water soluble fullerene derivatives [C60(OH)n] in aqueous media. Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. Journal of Chemical Sciences, Volume: 129, Year: 2017, Pages: 1327-1340. Impact factor: 1.298

8. Structural and dynamical properties of alkaline earth metal chlorides in supercritical water: effect of ion size and concentration. Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. The Journal of the Physical Chemistry B Volume: 121, Year: 2017, Pages: 10543-10555. Impact factor: 3.302

9. Ion association in binary mixtures of water-CO2 in supercritical condition through classical molecular dynamics simulations. Sonanki Keshri, B. L. Tembe. Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume: 257, Year: 2018, Pages: 82-92. Impact factor: 2.740

PAPER PRESENTED & CONFERENCE ATTENDED:
1. "UGC Sponsored One day Seminar on International Year of Chemistry: Impact of Chemistry on Our Lives", March 2011, Viswa Bharati University, India. Poster Title: Biopolythene: A better alternative against the hazardous effect of polyethylene

2. "Chemical Research Society of India, 16th International Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-16)", February 2014, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Poster Title: Molecular dynamics simulations of solutes in mixed polar solvents.

3. "In-house Golden Jubilee Symposium", October 2014, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Poster Title: Simulation of ion - pairs and fullerols in mixed polar solvents.

4. "Theoretical Chemistry Symposium", December 2014, IISER Pune and NCL Pune, India. Poster Title: MD Simulation of Na+ - Cl- ion - pair in water - methanol binary mixtures in supercritical conditions

5. "NPSF Workshop (Scientific Applications on PARAM)", January 2015, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

6. "Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) on Chemistry and Physics of Liquids", August 2015, Holderness School, New Hampshire, USA. Poster Title: Solvation and association structure of water soluble fullerene derivatives C60(OH)n (n=0,2,4,8,12) in aqueous media.

7."Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) on Chemistry and Physics of Liquids", August 2015, Holderness School, New Hampshire, USA. Poster Title: Solvation and association structure of water soluble fullerene derivatives C60(OH)n (n=0,2,4,8,12) in aqueous media.

8. "Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Theory and Experiment (PBCTE 2015)", December 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Poster Title: Insights into the solvation structure of Na+ - Cl- ion - pair in water - methanol binary mixtures in supercritical and ambient conditions: A molecular dynamics study.

9. "Theoretical Chemistry Symposium", December 2016, University of Hyderabad, India. Poster Title: Thermodynamics of hydration of fullerols [C60(OH)n] and hydrogen bond dynamics in their hydration shells.

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Carl Storm International Diversity (CSID) Award (2015): To attend the 2015 Chemistry & Physics of Liquids Gordon Research Seminars and Gordon Research Conferences held at New Hampshire, NH, USA.

2. JAM (2012): Secured an All India Rank of 79 in the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) held in February, 2012, organized by IIT Bombay among 4191 students.

3. INSPIRE Scholarship (2009-2012): Awarded by: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Award details: Awarded to the first rank holders in post graduate degrees in basic/natural sciences & engineering sciences at Indian Universities.

4. MHRD Scholarship (2009-2012): Awarded by: Government of India, MHRD, Department of Higher Education, Award details: Given to graduate students in West Bengal by Vidyasagar Bhaban, for scoring above 80% marks in Higher Secondary Examination.

5. Best poster award (2011): Best poster presentation awarded by Viswa Bharati University in "Biopolythene: A better alternative against the hazardous effect of polyethylene" on International Year of Chemistry: Impact of Chemistry on Our Lives (2011)

MEMBERSHIP(BOS/GUIDE/CHAIRPERSON):
Guided 5 M.Sc. students in the year 2013-2017 in IIT Bombay.