Chilla Malla Reddy

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: cmreddy [at]
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Research Interest:

    His research interests include the design and synthesis of various technomimetic functional molecular materials, dynamic molecular crystals, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredeints (APIs). His research group is involved in establishing the structure-mechanical property correlation in various molecular materials using experimental techniques such as X-ray crystallography, nanoindentation, TGA, DSC, hot-stage microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. His group is actively involved in developing the strategies to design flexible crystalline molecular materials, mechanochromic luminescence materials, flexible semi-conducting organic crystals etc. using crystal engineering principles.

Academic Background:
  1. PhD (Crystal Engineering, Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry), School of Chemistry (University of Hyderabad), 2006

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, INT, Karlrsuhe Institute of Technology (2007 - 2008)
  2. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2008 - 2013)
  3. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )

Awards and Honors:
  1. Incentive Award from IISER Kolkata (2014)
  2. Advisory Board Member for CrystEngComm from Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)
  3. Associate Editor for RSC Advances from Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)
  4. Swarnajayanti Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (2016)

Selected Publications:
  1. Krishna, G. Rama; Shi, Limin; Bag, Partha Pratim; Sun*, Changquan Calvin and Reddy*, Chilla Malla. 2015. "Correlation Among Crystal Structure, Mechanical Behavior, and Tabletability in the Co-Crystals of Vanillin Isomers." Crystal Growth & Design, 15, 1827-1832
  2. Panda,, Manas K; Ghosh, Soumyajit; Yasuda, Nobuhiro; Moriwaki, Taro; Mukherjee, Goutam Dev; Reddy*, Chilla Malla and Naumov*, Panče. 2015. "Spatially resolved analysis of short-range structure perturbations in a plastically bent molecular crystal." Nature Chemistry, 7, 65-72
  3. Bag, Partha Pratim; Kothur, Raghuram Reddy and Reddy*, Chilla Malla. 2014. "Tautomeric preference in polymorphs and pseudopolymorphs of succinylsulfathiazole: fast evaporation screening and thermal studies." CrystEngComm, 16, 4706-4714