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Dr. Venkatesu Pannuru

Dr.
  Assistant Professor
     R.No. 002, Multi-storey building
Department of Chemistry,
University of Delhi,
Delhi 110 007
 
     
+91-9958270948
     pvenkatesu@chemistry.du.ac.in
     pannuruv@yahoo.com

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D.

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

1995

PG

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

1989

UG

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

1987

Career Profile

April, 2008 – till date working as Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

May 2004 - March 2008:  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

May 2003 - April 2004: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

February 2002 - February 2003: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Human Biological Chemistry, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX, USA.

January 2001 - January 2002: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

October 1997 - April 1998: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland.

Administrative Assignments

Currently working as a section convener, Physical Chemistry Section, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi.

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Thermodynamic and physicochemical properties of novel class of liquids/ionic liquids and liquid/ionic liquid mixtures

Co-solvents effect on protein folding/unfolding

Polymer behavior in coexisting liquid phases

Subjects Taught

Quantum Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Kinetics 

Research Guidance

Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress          -   04

Supervision of awarded M.Phil dissertations              -   01

Publications Profile

Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Attri, P, P M Reddy, P Venkatesu, A Kumar and T Hofman. 2010. Measurements and molecular interactions for N,N-dimethylformamide with ionic liquid mixed solvents. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 114: 6126-6133.
Attri, P, P Venkatesu and M J Lee. 2010. The influence of osmolytes and denaturants on the structure and enzyme activity of α-chymotrypsin. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 114: 1471-1478.
Attri, P, P M Reddy and P Venkatesu. 2010. Density and ultrasonic sound speed measurements for N,N-dimethylformamide with ionic liquids. Indian Journal of Chemistry. 49A: 736-742.
Kumari, P G, P Venkatesu, T Hofman and M V P Rao. 2010. Excess molar enthalpies and vapor liquid equilibrium for N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone with ketones. J. Chem. Eng. Data. 55: 69-73.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Counteracting effects of trimethylamine N-oxide and betaine on the interactions of urea with zwitterionic glycine peptides. Thermochimica Acta. 491: 20-28.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Osmolyte counteracts urea-induced denaturation of α-chymotrypsin.  Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 113: 5327-5338.
Kumari, P G, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Excess molar volumes and ultrasonic studies of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone with ketones at T = 303.15 K. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 41: 586-59: 586-590.
Kumari, P G, P Venkatesu, C T Hsieh, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium for N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone with branched alcohols. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 41: 184-188.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Effect of osmolyte or GdnHCl on volumetric properties of aqueous solutions containing cyclic dipeptides. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 38: 326-340.
Radhamma, M, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2009. Excess molar volumes and ultrasonic studies of dimethylsulfoxide with ketones at T = 303.15 K. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 40: 492-497.
Radhamma, M, C T Hsieh, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2008. Isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium for dimethylsulfoxide with chloroethanes and chloroethenes. J. Chem. Eng. Data. 53: 374-377.
Radhamma, M, W C Liao, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2008. Excess enthalpies of dimethylsulfoxide with substituted benzenes at 298.15 K. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 264: 23-28.
Radhamma, M, W C Liao, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2007. Excess enthalpies of dimethylsulfoxide with chloroethanes and chloroethenes at 298.15 K. Thermochimica Acta. 465: 1-5.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2007. Thermodynamic characterization of the osmolyte effect on protein stability and the effect of GdnHCl on protein denatured state. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 111: 9045-9056.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2007. Trimethylamine N-Oxide counteracts the denaturing effects of urea or GdnHCl on protein denatured state. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 466: 106-115.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2007. Densities of aqueous solutions containing model compounds of amino acids and ionic salts at 298.15 K. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 39: 1206-1216.
Radhamma, M, P Venkatesu, M V P Rao and D H L Prasad. 2007. Excess enthalpies and vapor liquid equilibrium data for the binary mixtures of dimethylsulfoxide with ketones. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 39: 1661-1666.
Radhamma, M, P Venkatesu, T Hofman and M V P Rao. 2007. Vapor-liquid equilibrium for the binary mixtures of dimethylsulfoxide with substituted benzenes. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 262: 32-36.
Gnanakumari, P, P Venkatesu, K Rama Mohan, M V P Rao and D H L Prasad. 2007. Excess volumes and excess enthalpies of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone with branched alcohols. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 252: 137-142.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2006. Transfer free energies of peptide backbone unit from water to aqueous electrolyte solutions at 298.15 K. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 32: 157-170.
Venkatesu, P. 2006. Polymer modifies the critical region of the coexisting liquid phases. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110: 17339-17346.
Venkatesu, P, G C Sekhar, M V P Rao and T Hofman. 2006. Excess molar volumes of N,N-dimethylformamide + 2-pentanone + alkan-1-ols mixed solvent systems at 303.15K. Thermochimica Acta. 443: 62-71.
Venkatesu, P, G C Sekhar and M V P Rao. 2006. Ultrasonic studies of N,N-dimethylformamide + cyclohexanone + 1-alkanols at 303.15 K. Phys. Chem. Liqs. 44: 287-291.
Venkatesu, P. 2005. Effect of polymer chain in coexisting liquid phases by refractive index measurements. J. Chemical Physics. 123: 024902-024910.
Venkatesu, P, M J Lee and H M Lin. 2005. Volumetric properties of (N,N-dimethylformamide + aliphatic diethers) at temperatures ranging from (298.15 to 358.15) K. J. Chem. Thermodynamics. 37: 996-1002.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

Venkatesu, P.  2010. UGC-SAP sponsored National symposium on recent trends in chemical sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Venkatesu, P.  2010. Symposium on Recent Trends in Biophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Venkatesu, P. 2010. 14th ISCB International Conference (ISCB-2010), Central Drung Research Institute, Lucknow.

Venkatesu, P. 2010. 97th Indian Science Congress, Indian Space Research Organisation & University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

Venkatesu, P. 2009. 4th National Conference on Thermodynamics of Living and Non-Living Systems, D D U Gorakpur University, Gorakhpur.

Venkatesu, P. 2008. 3rd National Conference on Thermodynamics of Chemical and Biological Systems, Nagpur.

Venkatesu, P. 2008. The joint Biophysical Society 52nd Annual Meeting and 16th IUPAB International Biophysics  Congress, Long Beach, California, USA.

Venkatesu, P. 2007. Taiwan-US soft materials symposium, Taipei, Taiwan.

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Name of Project: High molecular weight polymer behavior in coexisting liquid phases.
Position in Project: Principal Investigator.
Period:
2009-2012
Funding Agency:
Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Grant
: 35 Lakhs

Name of Project: Protein folding/unfolding by the addition of co-solvents.
Position in Project:
Principal Investigator.
Period:
2009-2012
Funding Agency:
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
Grant
: 21 Lakhs

Name of Project: Polymer behavior in coexisting liquid phases and Protein folding/unfolding.
Position in Project:
Principal Investigator.
Period:
2009-2012
Funding Agency:
DU/DST – Purse Grant.
Grant
: 10 Lakhs

Name of Project: Effect of polymer chain in the critical region of coexisting liquid phases.
Position in Project:
Principal Investigator.
Period:
2009-2012
Funding Agency:
University Grant Commission (UGC).
Grant
: 6 Lakhs

Awards and distinctions

University Merit Fellowship, September, 1990.

Research Associateship awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Fast Track Young Scientist project awarded by Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Best paper presentation award by UGC-SAP sponsored National symposium on recent trends in chemical sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Association with Professional Bodies

Reviewing

Reviewer of J Phys Chem B, J Chem Phys, J Chem Thermodynamics, FEBS, Fluid Phase Equilibria, J Molecular Liquids, protein-peptide letters, PCCP, J. Soln. Chem, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.

Committees and Boards

Committee of Courses for Post-Graduate including Honors Courses

Memberships

Member,  American Chemical Society

Life member, Indian Thermodynamics Society

Life member, Indian Science Congress

Life member, Indian Biophysical Society

Life member , Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology

Life member, Indian Council of Chemists

Life member, Ultrasonics Society of India