Marie-Curie Research Fellow
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Dr Harikrishna Erothu joined the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC) subject group at Aston Univeristy in September 2011 as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow. He completed his PhD from LCPO, University of Bordeaux 1 in Feb 2011 under the supervision of Professor Henri Cramail, Director of LCPO and Dr. Eric Cloutet.
Qualifications & Education
PhD in Polymer Chemistry (summa cum laude, 25th February 2011), LCPO, University of Bordeaux 1, France. Thesis title: “Synthesis and photovoltaic applications of block copolymers based on poly (3-hexylthiophene)”.
Research Fellow (Senior & Junior, 2003-2007), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
M.Sc. Chemistry (First rank, 2001-2003), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
B.Sc. Chemistry (First rank, 1997-2000), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
September 2011 – date: Marie-Curie Intra European Research Fellow, CEAC, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
November 2007 – August 2011: Doctoral Research Fellow, LCPO, University of Bordeaux 1, France.
August 2003 – July 2007: Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
Synthesis and application of novel polymers for Organic solar cells, Microphase separation, Block copolymer synthesis for drug-delivery, Click chemistry and Controlled polymerisation techniques ATRP, RAFT.
Honors and Awards
Marie-Curie Intra European Fellowship Award 2010.
Doctorate Scholarship from LCPO, France, 2007-2011.
Research Fellowship (2003-2007) from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
Qualified in National level test, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technologies, India (2003).
Award for the first ranked student in both M.Sc. Chemistry (2003) and B.Sc. Chemistry (2000) in Andhra University, India.
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Member of Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS)
- Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)
Urien, M.; Erothu Harikrishna; Cloutet, E.; Hiorns, R. C.; Vignau, L.; Cramail, H. Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Based Block Copolymers Prepared by “Click” Chemistry.Macromolecules 2008, 41, 7033-7040.
P. Bhyrappa, V. Velkannan, K. Karunanithi, B. Varghese and Harikrishna Erothu. Regioselective Synthesis of Antipodal β-Tetrabrominated meso- Tetraarylporphyrin.Bulletin Chemical Society of Japan 2008, 81, 995–1001.
Anitha C. Kumar, Harikrishna Erothu, Ashok K. Mishra and Himadri B. Bohidar. Bile Salt induced aggregation of Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) Nanoparticles in Aqueous solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry B: 2011,115, 433–439.
Y.A.S.J.Prasanna Kumari, K.M.M.S Prakash, Erothu HariKrishna, B. Sreenivasa Rao and Y. Sunandamma*. Synthesis And Characterization of Ru(III)-Benzil Thiosemicarbazones as Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs.International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology June-2011, Vol. 3, Issue No.2, 2880-2885.