• Dr Radhakrishnan K V 
  • Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Organic Chemistry
  • radhu[at]niist.res.in
  • 0471-2515420(Off)    0471-2495706 (Res)     9446555258, 09526400
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  • MSc. Chemistry:- 1992, Calicut University, Kerala, INDIA
  • MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management): – 2016, University of Kerala, INDIA.
  • Ph.D. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry): 1998, University of Kerala (Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Trivandrum-19), Kerala, INDIA

    Thesis entitled “Novel Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions of o-Benzoquinones and Related chemistry”Supervisor: Dr. G. Vijay Nair

Research Experience

  • June 2002 to date: Scientist, Organic Chemistry section, National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology-NIIST(formerly Regional Research Laboratory) (CSIR), Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA
  • November 2000 to May 2002: Post-Doctoral Fellow, NPG Research Institute, 3540, 840 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC-27606, USA. Research Director: Prof. (Dr.). Bert Fraser-Reid.
  • May 2000-October 2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Molecumetics Institute, 2023 120th Avenue, Bellevue WA 98005-2199, USA.Project Director:  Prof. (Dr.). Michael Kahn
  • January 2000-April 2000: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Organic Chemistry Division, Regional Research laboratory(CSIR), Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA Supervisor: Dr. G. Vijay Nair
  • November 1998 to October 1999: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN. Supervisor: Prof. Yoshinori Yamamoto
  • May 1993 to November 1998: Research Fellow and Research Associate, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Trivandrum-19, Kerala, INDIA. Research  Director: Dr. Vijay Nair
  • December 1991 to April 1993: Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, INDIA.

Awards & Fellowships

  • CRSI-2016 bronze medal in Chemistry
  • Gold medallist in Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from University of Kerala in 2016
  • MESACAA-UAE Excellence Award 2015 for outstanding contributions in the field of science and inspiring the young generation
  • Excellent rating for Indo-French collaborative project with Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
  • Featured in the “TCI-India League of Extra Ordinary Chemists”
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Senior Research fellowship(1995-1998)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Junior research fellowship(1993)
  • Dr. M. P. Kochuvareethu memorial award for the student joined for M. Sc. Chemistry from Trichur district in the year 1989
  • Dr. M. M. Chandy award for the best student in M.Sc. chemistry(1989-91) from Christ college, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
  • All India lectureship awarded by University grants commission, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. P. K. Mathew memorial award for the best student in B.Sc.Chemistry (1986-1989) from Christ college, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India.

Thesis Supervision and Guidance

Ph.Ds completed

  • Sixteen (16) students completed Ph.D.
  • One (1) student completed M. Tech
  • Fifty(50) students completed their MSc project work

Currently supervising

  • Seven (7) ongoing PhD Students
  • Six (6) PhD Students (Co-guide)
  • Four (4) project fellow
  • One (1) Research Intern


  • Papers published/in press in peer-reviewed international/national journals 90
  • Book Chapters  
  • Patent: One US patent

Ongoing activities

CSIR OSDD Coordinator (Kerala)

  • Thirty one (31) MSc. Students carried out their project work as part of CSIR-OSDD MSc outreach program.

Academic conferences

Conducted one national symposium, two workshops and one training program

  • One day symposium on “Recent Trends in Natural Product Chemistry”, on May 13, 2016, held at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, jointly organized by CSIR-NIIST and CRSI Local Chapter, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • National Symposium on “Transcending Frontiers in Organic Chemistry (TFOC 2014)”, during October 9-11, 2014, held at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, jointly organized by CSIR-NIIST and Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • “Frontiers in Organic Synthesis and Drug Discovery” during July 21-22, 2011 organized under Open Source Drug Discovery Program, jointly by CSIR-NIIST and Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), Kerala.
  • “Advances in Organic Synthesis and its Application in Drug Discovery during March1-2, 2012organized under Open Source Drug Discovery   Program,   jointly by CSIR-NIIST and Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), Kerala.
  • One day training program on “Insilico analysis of organic molecules for druggability and anti-mtbacitivityon 29th June 2012 at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum.