Dr.Bhanuprakash K
Chief Scientist
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology                             
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana, INDIA

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Basically a theoretical /computational chemist having interests in organic molecules which find applications in OLED, DSSC, NLO, OPV and NIR. A visiting scientist in 1998-1999 at ICS-UNIDO, Trieste, Italy and 2003-2004 at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA. Foreign invited scientist in 2013 at University of Rennes, Rennes, France.


Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from St. Albert’s, College, Cochin (Kerala University) in the year 1979. Post Graduation (M. Sc) in Chemistry from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad in the year 1981. Joined IISC, Bangalore for PhD under the guidance of Prof. A. K. Chandra in IPC department in 1981. Submitted the doctoral Thesis “ Theoretical Studies of Weak Intermolecular Interactions “ in 1986 March


Left for post doctoral work to Wuppertal, Germany in September 1986. Carried out research in Prof. R. J. Buenker’s group, Bergische University, Wuppertal from Sept 1986 to January 1990. Came back to India and joined IICT in 1990 June as a QRS fellow. Later obtained the position of Scientist C in 1992. Became Chief Scientist in 2011.

Research Interests

Present Research

The work being carried out by us is in the field of organic molecular materials. These include the design and synthesis of organic light emitting diodes(OLED), Non linear optical materials(NLO), Dye sensitized solar cells(DSSC) and near infra red absorbing dyes(NIR). The main aim is to replace the more costly and bulkier inorganic counterparts by using the above materials. The organic materials have a major advantage namely possibility of incorporating them into devices which can be made flexible.


  1. A Combined Experimental and Computational Investigation of Anthracene Based Sensitizers for DSSC: Comparison of Cyanoacrylic and Malonic Acid Electron Withdrawing Groups Binding onto the TiO2 Anatase (101) Surface By: Srinivas, Kola; Yesudas, K.; Bhanuprakash, K.; et al. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Volume: 113 Issue: 46 Pages: 20117-20126 Published: NOV 19 2009
  2. Enhanced nonlinear optical response in zwitterionic molecules: A computational study on the role of orbital interactions through sigma bonds By: Sitha, S; Rao, JL; Bhanuprakash, K; et al. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Volume: 105 Issue: 38 Pages: 8727-8733 Published: SEP 27 2001
  3. Electronic properties of anthracene derivatives for blue light emitting electroluminescent layers in organic light emitting diodes: A density functional theory study By: Raghunath, P; Reddy, MA; Gouri, C; et al. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Volume: 110 Issue: 3 Pages: 1152-1162 Published: JAN 26 2006
  4. Origin of near-infrared absorption and large second hyperpolarizability in oxyallyl diradicaloids: A three-state model approach By: Yesudas, K.; Bhanuprakash, K. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Volume: 111 Issue: 10 Pages: 1943-1952 Published: MAR 15 2007
  5. Electronic structures and absorption spectra of linkage isomers of trithiocyanato (4,4 ',4 ''-tricarboxy-2,2 ': 6,2 ''-terpyridine) ruthenium(II) complexes: A DFT study By: Ghosh, Sutapa; Chaitanya, G. Krishna; Bhanuprakash, K.; et al. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Volume: 45 Issue: 19 Pages: 7600-7611 Published: SEP 18 2006


  1. Process for the synthesis of N-substituted beta-amino nitriles through the Ring opening of Aziridines B M Choudary, K Jeyalakshmi, P R Likhar, M Lakshmi Kantam, B Sreedhar, K Bhanuprakash ,S Sitha US patent no:6906216 Granted date:14/06/2005 Switzerland patent no:CG 695891A5 Granted date 13/10/2006 Britain patent no: GB 2410949; Granted date 03/05/2006

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