|Sivaguru (Siva) Jayaraman is currently an associate professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Siva joined the faculty at NDSU in 2006 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2011. He was a recepient of 2008 NSF CAREER award, 2010 Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society for outstanding independent research by a young faculty under the age of 40 in the fields of photochemistry or photophysics or molecular photobiology, 2011 Young-investigator award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS) and 2012-young investigator award from Sigma-Xi. At NDSU, Siva has been honored with the 2010 Excellence in Research award and 2011 Excellence in Teaching award both from the College of Science and Mathematics and 2012 Peltier Award for Innovation in Teaching. He was a 2011 Global Center for Excellence visiting young professor at Osaka University, Suita Campus, Osaka, Japan. His research interest spans the area of supramolecular photochemistry, asymmetric photochemistry, organo-photocatalysis, supramolecular photocatalysis and molecular recognition in chemical and biological systems. Siva's CV - PDF file
The research in our group is focused on designing and synthesizing new nanoscopic environments and to carry out very specific reactions that can be controlled precisely with the help of external stimuli. Our multidisciplinary nature of research will incorporate Synthetic strategy, Host-guest chemistry, Molecular (chiral / biomolecular) recognition, Supramolecular Photochemistry and Photophysics to probe novel architectures at the nanoscopic level.We use molecular tools and spectroscopic techniques to gain deeper understanding of molecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. The diversity and interdependence of research themes in our group enable many breakthroughs in areas such as Photoscience, nanotechnology, material science. These are important areas of basic research that enhance our ability to understand and appreciate molecular interactions that are not only crucial in nature but also vital to breakthroughs in modern technology. Students and postdoctoral fellows in our group will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in a broad range of scientific aspects that include synthesis, asymmetric molecular recognition; Design and development of nanoscopic reactors and organic materials, Optical techniques; Host-Guest systems; and developing photosystems for Bio-applications.
How To Join The Siva Group
Undergraduate Researchers: Send Prof. Siva an e-mail including a bit about yourself and the project area(s) in which you are interested, and we can set up an appointment. Undergraduates of all levels are welcome.
Graduate Researchers: Send Prof. Siva an e-mail including your background, the project area in which you are interested, and a list of your goals for graduate school. Students interested in organic, organic materials, supramolecular chemistry, Photoscience, Nanoscience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral applicants: Send Prof. Siva the enquiry by e-mail, letter stating what you hope to accomplish, a summary of your research background, your career goals following your postdoctoral appointment and a complete CV with references. If a position is availalbe, Prof. Siva will get in touch with you.
Sivagroup Research Highlights
- Anoklase and Elango's paper on pressure effect on non-biaryl atropisomers and their photochemical reactivity, done in collaboration with Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue's group at Osaka University, appears in
Chem. Eur. J.
Congrats Anoklase and Elango!
- Barry's paper of Cucurbituril mediated photoreaction upon mechanical grinding appreas in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry. Congrats Barry!
- Elango's paper on enantiospecific [2+2]-photocycloaddition appears as part of Young investigator speical issue in Chem. Commun.
- Barry's Concept article with frontispiece cover on supramolecular catalysis mediated by cucurbiturils appear in Chem. Eur. J.
- Elango's paper on light induced enantiospecific transfer in axially chiral pyridone appears in JACS. Congrats Elango!
- The Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize lecture given at the swiss chemical society meeting, appears as a cover review article in CHIMIA.
- Anoklase's paper on enantiospecific axial chiral transfer in the solid state appears in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. as part of the special issue in honor of Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue.
- Barry's paper on supramolecular photocatalysis appears in Chem. Commun. as part of the supramolecular chemistry special issue.
- Anoklase' s paper on spin state dependence of enantiospecificity appears in Chem. Commun.
- Barry's paper on coumarin photophysics within CBs published in Canadian Journal of Chemistry as part of the special issue for Prof. Tito Scaiano.
- Book chapter written by Prof. Siva and Prof. Murthy from Univ. of Miami on photochemistry within zeolites appears in the edited book Supramolecular Photochemistry.
- Barry's Chem. Commun. paper highlighted by SynFacts! (Link)
- Josepha's paper on Axial Chiral memory appears in Chem. Commun.
- Barry's paper on Supramolecular Catalysis in Chemical Communication selected as a hot paper. Congrats Barry! (Link)
Complete publication list.....
News From The Siva Group
- Anoklase successfully defends his PhD. He is headed to UCLA to work under the guidance of Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay. Anoklase was named the recipient of UNCF-Merck Post-doctoral fellowship. He will also receive the Chancellor's Post-doctoral fellowship from UCLA to carry our his post-doctoral research. Congrats Anoklase!
- Prof. Siva named as the Editor of Journal of photochemistry and Photobiology: A - Chemistry, an Elsevier Journal. (link to journal)
- Group members, Anoklase, Elango, Nandini and Ramya presented their research work at the IAPS conference in Florida. Prof. Siva received the IAPS young investigator award and delivered his award lecture.
- The group welcomes two new graduate students. Anthony and Akila, welcome to the group.
- Barry successfully defends his PhD public defense. He will be moving to Center for Photochemical Sciences as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with Prof. Castellano from September 2012. Congrats Barry and Best of Luck!
- Graduate students Anoklase, Elango, Nandini and Ramya receive travel award from the Dean's office. Congrats!
- Elango receives the ND-EPSCoR dissertation fellowship for 2012-2014. Congrats Elango! (News Release).
- REU student Danielle Barnett wrote about her experience of working in the siva group. (Link to Dana's blog).
- Anoklase selected as one of the graduate students to give a talk at Barga (Luca), Italy as part of the graduate symposium organized by the Gordon Research Conference and Gordon research seminar for graduate students. Congrats Anoklase!
- Summer PICNCIS student Mason DuBord REU student Danielle Barnett and Governor School Student Elizabeth Hendrickson join the group to carry out their research activities.
- Elango and Nandini selected to participate in the 2012 ACS green chemistry conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado. Congrats Elango and Nandini!
- Prof. Siva to receives funding from NSF, his CAREER renewal grant.
- Anoklase selected to the 2012 Division of Organic Chemistry graduate symposium to be held in Boulder, Colorado. Congrats Anoklase!
- Prof. Siva to receive 2012 Peltier Award for Innovation in Teaching.
- Prof. Siva named the recipient of "2011-Young Investigator Award " from Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS). (LInk to award announcement)
- Anoklase to receive NASA fellowship. Congrats Anoklase!
- Prof. Siva is one of the sixteen young investigators selected internationally to deliver a invited lecture at the ACS Young Investigator Symposium, Organic Division, Denver ACS-2011 Fall meeting.
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