Dr. Naveen Kumar Chandrasekaran


Ph.D. in Chemistry                                                                                            

Missouri University of Science and Technology                                                         


B.Tech in Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering

Central Electrochemical Research Institute        


Positions held

Technical Executive in Consolidated Metal Finishing Pvt Ltd.   

Quick Hire Scientist in CSIR-CECRI.                                                                                                                              


Selected Publications

 Delocalization of electronic states in graphene oxide stabilised mesoporous silica nanoparticles revealed using photoluminescence" N.Chandrasekaran, Aswin Prathap, Santhana Sivabalan, S. Mohan, R. Jagannathan, RSC Advances, 2014.

Synthesis of 3D porous CeO2/reduced graphene oxide xerogel composite and low level detection of H2O2 ” S. K. Jha, N. Chandrasekaran, R. Pavul Raj, N. S. Jha, S. Mohan, Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 120, 308– 313.


 Robust PEDOT films by covalent bonding to substrates using in tandem sol–gel, surface initiated free-radical and redox polymerization,” A.G. Sadekar, S. Mulik, C. Sotiriou-Leventis, N. Chandrasekaran, N. Leventis J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 100-108.


Multifunctional Polyurea Aerogels from Isocyanates and Water. A Structure-Property Case Study” N. Chandrasekaran, S. Mulik, Z. Larimore, G. Churu, H. Lu, C. Sotiriou-Leventis, N. Leventis Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 6692-6710. The Effect of Compactness on the Activation of Carbothermal Processes in Interpenetrating Metal Oxide-Resorcinol/Formaldehyde Nanoparticle Networks” N. Leventis, N. Chandrasekaran, A. G. Sadekar, C. Sotiriou-Leventis J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 7456-7471.

Click Synthesis of Monolithic Silicon Carbide Aerogels from Polyacrylonitrile-Coated 3D Silica networks” N. Leventis, A. G. Sadekar, N. Chandrasekaran, C. Sotiriou-Leventis Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 2790-2803.


One-Pot Synthesis of Interpenetrating Inorganic/Organic Networks of CuO/Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Aerogels: Nanostructured Energetic Materials,” N. Leventis, N. Chandrasekaran, A. G. Sadekar, C. Sotiriou-Leventis, H. Lu J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4576-4577.

(Highlighted by: (a) Nature Chemistry on April 3, 2009:, and in the printed version on May 22, 2009; and, (b) J. Am. Chem. Soc. as an Image Challenge on November 18, 2009).