Educational Qualification

BSc Chemistry The American College 2003
MSc Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University 2005
PhD Chemistry IIT Madras 2011


08-03-2012 to Till date 10 Assistant Professor TCE
06-06-2011 to 29-02-2012 1 Research Associate IICT, Hyderabad


  1. Devimeenakshi S, Anandhi M, Velkannan V, Balaji G, Effect of green tea in artificial saliva on the corrosion resistancebehaviour of stainless steel, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2022, 52, 577–581.
  2. Kalyani, P., Banuprabha, T.R., Velkannan, V, Activated carbon from banyan prop root biomass and its application in pseudocapacitors: a strategy towards circular economy for energy, Ionics, 2021, 27, 1357 - 1368
  3. S. Sugirdha, M. Vadivelu, R. Radhika, P.T. Perumal, V. Velkannan and K. Karthikeyan Synthesis of 1,2,3‐Triazole Tethered 3‐Hydroxy‐2‐oxindoles: Promising Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel in Acidic Medium and Their Anti‐Microbial Evaluation. chemistry select, 2020, 5, 2130-2134
  4. P. Bhyrappa, V. Velkannan, U. K. Sarangi "Crystal structures of unsymmetrically mixedβ-pyrrole substitutednickel(II)-meso-tetraphenylporphyrins" J. Chem. Sci, 2016, 128, 1047- 1055.
  5. V. Velkannan and P. Bhyrappa, "Unsymmetrically mixed beta-octasubstituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins: Structural and electrochemical redox properties", Polyhedron, 87, 2015, 170 – 180.
  6. P. Bhyrappa and V. Velkannan, "Synthesis of antipodal β-trisubstituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins and the crystal structure of hexaphenylporphinatozinc(II) bispyridinate complex" J. Chem. Sci. 127, 2015, 663–670.
  7. P.Bhyrappa, U. K. Sarangi, V.Velkannan and V. Ramkumar, "β -Tetrasubstituted meso-Tetra(4- n-butylphenyl)porphyrinsand Their Metal Complexes: Synthesis and Structural Properties"European Journal of Inorgic Chemistry, 2014, 5760 – 5770.
  8. B. S. Kalnoor, P.B. Bisht, K. C. Jena, V. Velkannan and P. Bhyrappa, Mixed β Pyrrole Substituted meso-Tetraphenylporphyrins and Their Metal Complexes: Optical Nonlinearity Using Degenerate Four Wave Mixing Technique, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117, 2013, 8216 – 8221
  9. L. giribabu, K. Sudhakar, V. Velkannan, Phthalocyanines: potential alternative sensitizers to Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells. current science, 102, 2012, 991 -1000
  10. L. Giribabu, R. Kanaparthi and V. Velkannan, "Molecular Engineering of Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications". The Chemical Record12, 2012,306 -328.
  11. V.Velkannan, K.Sudhakar, L.Giribabu, Synthesis, electrochemical, photophysical properties of β-carboxy triaryl corroles, Journal Tetrahedron Letters, 53, 2012, Pg.No 991-1000
  12. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappaβ-Tetrakis(2-thienyl)-meso-tetraphenyl porphyins: Synthesis, structural and electrochemical redox propertiesJournal Inorganica Chimica ActaPg No. 64-73
  13. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappa, β-Tetrabromo-meso-tetrakis(4′-substituted phenyl)porphyrins: synthesis and electrochemical redox properties, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 15, 2011, pg.No 883-889
  14. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappa, Synthesis of β-di and tribromoporphyrins and the crystal structures of antipodal tri-substituted Zn(II)-porphyrins, Journal Tetrahedron Letters, 51, 2010, Pg.No-40-42
  15. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappa, A.Maity, Regioselective synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted-12-formyl-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrins and their metal complexes, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 14, 2010, pg.No-459-467
  16. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappa, B. Varghese, 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(3,5-difluorophenyl)-porphyrin, Journal Acta Crystallographica, Section E, E64, 2008, Pg.No.190-198
  17. V.Velkannan, P. Bhyrappa, K. Karunanithi, B. Varghese, Harikrishna, Regioselective synthesis of antipodal β-tetrabrominated meso-tetraaryl-porphyrins, Journal Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 81, 2008, Pg.No-995-1001


  1. S. Kumaresan, V. Velkannan, K. Muthuraja, M. Kottaisamy and K. Radha, Synthesis and corrosion application of tetraarylporphyrins, National symposium on Frontier Areas in Chemistry - II (NSFAC -II), Sponsored by UGC/DST/DRDO January 27 - 28, 2014.


several academic institutions Electrochemical determination of corrosion rate of Metal / alloy samples 09-09-2014 to 19-04-2021

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Attended

  1. AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Online Elementary FDP on "Electroanalytical Techniques for Bio-sensing Applications" at CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, 22-11-2021 to 26-11-2021
  2. AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Online Elementary FDP on "advances in novel composite materials: Fabrication, Analysis and Optimization at NIT Patna, 06-09-2021 to 10-09-2021
  3. AICTE and ISTE approved program on "Refresher course in chemistry" organized by AVC College of Engineering mannampandal mayiladuthurai, 08-03-2021 to 13-03-2021
  4. One day training program on "online Chemcollective virtual lab workshop" organised by Teaching Learning Center (ICT) at IIT Bombay., 12-12-2020 to 12-12-2020
  5. AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Online FDP on "Waste Technology" from at Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute., 26-10-2020 to 30-10-2020
  6. AICTE sponsored short term training Program on "Challenges and opportunities in Nano electronics and VLSI Nano electronic device" organised by Department of ECE, TCE, 18-11-2019 to 23-11-2019
  7. DST-SERB, BRNS sponsored three days national level workshop / awareness program on "understanding Failures in Engineering Materials" (UFEM - 2019) organised by Department of Physics, TCE, 07-11-2019 to 09-11-2019
  8. TEQIP - III sponsored workshop on "CDIO Based Curriculum Design" at TCE, 29-08-2019 to 29-08-2019
  9. TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Program on "The Art of Writing Winnable Project Proposal" organised by TCE , 10-08-2019 to 10-08-2019
  10. AICTE-QIP sponsored one week short term course on "Smart supply chain in Industry 4.0: Research Trends and Challenges organised by department of mechatronics & Mechanical engineering, TCE, 18-03-2019 to 24-03-2019
  11. AICTE -QIP sponsored two week short term course on"Effective Implementation of Outcome Based Education" organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, EEE & ECE , 25-02-2019 to 10-03-2019
  12. AICTE - ISTE sponsored one week short term course on "Smart Materials and structures" organised by department of Physics TCE, 03-12-2018 to 08-12-2018
  13. TEQIP - III Sponsored one day workshop on "Grammar for Technical Writing" organised by department of English, TCE, 14-11-2018 to 14-11-2018
  14. TEQIP sponsored Two day workshop on "Recent Trends and Research challenges in deep learning" organised by Department of IT and CSE TCE, 30-08-2018 to 31-08-2018
  15. Basic Life Support Training conducted by Apollo Hospital, Madurai, 03-08-2018 to 03-08-2018
  16. TEQIP sponsored one day workshop on "Myths and Realities of R & D and IPR at EEIs. Issues, challenges and opportunities" organised by TCE, 13-07-2018 to 13-07-2018
  17. Science Academies Refresher Course on "Molecules and materials for application in synthesis and in devices" organised by department of Chemistry saiva bhanu kshatriya college, Aruppukottai., 07-05-2018 to 20-05-2018
  18. One day workshop on "Mentoring Skills" organised by the counselling cell of TCE in association with M.S. Chella Muthu Trust and Research Foundation, , 24-03-2018 to 24-03-2018
  19. AICTE-QIP sponsored one week short term course on "Frontiers in Material Research for Energy Application" organised by department of Electrical and Electronics engineering and Department of Chemistry, TCE ,, 11-12-2017 to 17-12-2017
  20. AICTE-QIP sponsored two week short term course on "Energy and Power Quality Audit Methodologies" organised by department of Electrical and Electronics engineering, TCE , 27-11-2017 to 10-12-2017
  21. Short term course on "Smart Advanced Materials (SAM)" sponsored by QIP, AICTE organized by department of Chemistry CIT coimbatore, 08-11-2017 to 14-11-2017
  22. Faculty development training program on "GE6351-Environmental science and Engineering" college of engineering guindy, Anna university , 16-06-2017 to 23-06-2017
  23. Short term course on "Advances in biological systems and material science in nano world" sponsored by QIP, AICTE organized by department of Chemistry CIT coimbatore, 17-04-2017 to 23-04-2017
  24. One day national seminar on "Effective pedagogical practices in ELT" spornsored by TEQIP - II organized by Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 16-03-2017 to 16-03-2017
  25. National workshop on "White LEDs for 21st century lighting systems" sponsored by TEQIP - II organized by department of chemistry, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 09-03-2017 to 09-03-2017
  26. Two day workshop on "Research Paper writing" sponsored by TEQIP organised by academic research section at Thiagarajar College of Engineering , 23-02-2017 to 24-02-2017
  27. Two day faculty program on "Induction and Orientation Program" sponsored by TEQIP at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 15-02-2017 to 16-02-2017
  28. Two day national seminar on "Discrete mathematics and its applications to engineers" sponsored by TEQIP at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 09-02-2017 to 10-02-2017
  29. One day workshop on Standard Operating Procedure for TCE" sponsored by TEQIP - II at Thiagarajar College of Engineering,, 22-11-2016 to 22-11-2016
  30. one day workshop on "Physics in Engineering" sponsored by TEQIP organized at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 05-11-2015 to 06-11-2015
  31. AICTE Sponsored FDP on "Application of facts controllers in power system problems" organised by Thiagarajar College of Engineering , 06-04-2015 to 19-04-2015
  32. one day workshop on "Functional Coatings - Current Trends" sponsored by TEQIP organised at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 06-03-2015 to 06-03-2015
  33. one day Lectures on" Multifunctional Materials: From the Home Appliances to the Space Applications" sponsored by TNSCST at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 09-01-2015 to 09-01-2015
  34. "MISSION 10X ENGINEERING FACULTY WORKSHOP" Conducted at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, 15-12-2014 to 17-12-2014
  35. Two Day Training Programme on " Management of Quality Circles for Effectiveness of Educational Institutions" organised by Quality Circle Forum of India Chennai Chapter and Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 30-10-2014 to 31-10-2014
  36. one day Workshop on "Outcome Based Education" sponsored by TEQIP at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, 27-01-2014 to 28-01-2014
  37. Facult Development program on "Green Chemistry - Frontiers and Challenges" Sponsored by AICTE -MHRD-TEQIP and organised by National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, 09-12-2013 to 13-12-2013
  38. Faculty Development Program on "Green Environment for Academic Campus Through Microscale Chemistry" Sponsored by AICTE-MHRD-TEQIP organised by National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode., 17-06-2013 to 21-06-2013
  39. one day workshop on "Polymer Composites Manufacturing and Processing - Principles, Techniques and Applications" organised by Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai., 05-03-2013 to 05-03-2013
  40. Two day national workshop on "application of Nano particles, materials and sensors" sponsored by DST, CSIR, UGC and DRDO. organised by The American College Madurai., 07-12-2012 to 08-12-2012
  41. Two - Day ISTE workshop on Aakash for Education, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on 10 - 11th November, 2012., 10-11-2012 to 11-11-2012
  42. 11th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, Pune,

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Organised

  1. One day webinar on " Materials for light emitting diode", 21-04-2021 to 21-04-2021
  2. Two day Faculty Development Program on "Advances in Surface Engineering", 29-01-2021 to 30-01-2021
  3. One day webinar on "Electrochemical methods for water treatment", 19-12-2020 to 19-12-2020
  4. TEQIP-III Sponsored Two-Day Workshop on “Recent Advances in Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Energy Storage Devices”, 21-02-2018 to 22-02-2018

Ph.D Guidance/Supervisorship


Lectures Delivered

introduction to vermicompost thiagarajar college of engineering 11-02-2020 to 11-02-2020
Porphyrin in material applications - overview Thiagarajar college of enginnering 22-02-2018 to 22-02-2018
porphyrin for engineering application Thiagarajr college of engineering 23-03-2017 to 23-03-2017

Awards / Recognition Received

  1. Excellent presentaion award , Quality Circule Forum of India Chennai Chapter
  2. Junior research fellow / Lecturership, UGC


The Indian Science Congress Association L32826
Indian Society for Technical Education LM115400