Prof. Thirumavalavan Munusamy | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Saveetha Engineering College,Chennai-India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Munusamy Thirumavalavan embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, which he completed in 1993 with First Class honors. He then pursued a Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry, graduating in 1997 with First Class honors. His academic path culminated in a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, earned between 1998 and 2002.

Professional Endeavors

Thirumavalavan has held several significant academic and research positions:

  • Professor of Chemistry at Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai
  • Adjunct Faculty at the Science Education Centre, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Scientific Editor, Proof Reader, and Consultant at the Foreign Language Centre, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

With over 15 years of experience as an R&D Consultant and in editorial services, he has made substantial contributions to both academia and industry.

Contributions and Research Focus

Thirumavalavan’s research spans several key areas:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Coordination (Synthetic) Chemistry
  • Water Research
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Management
  • Polymer Materials
  • Catalysis (Photocatalysts and Nano-biocatalysts)
  • Adsorption
  • Toxic Analysis
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology

His doctoral dissertation, titled “Synthesis and Characterization of New Lateral Macrobicyclic Tricompartmental Ligands and Their Copper(II), Nickel(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes: Catalytic, Electrochemical and Magnetic Studies,” highlights his expertise in synthetic chemistry and complex compound characterization.

Accolades and Recognition

Thirumavalavan’s professional achievements are numerous:

  • Editorial Board Member of several prestigious journals, including Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology Journal, Current Microwave Chemistry (Bentham Sciences), and the International Journal of Chemistry & Materials Research.
  • Invited commentator for a paper in Chemistry World by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2014.
  • Selected as one of the “Leading Professionals of the World-2014” by the International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England.
  • Recognized in the “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century-8th Edition” and included in the 31st edition of “Who’s Who in the World” (2014).

Thirumavalavan has also received numerous fellowships and scholarships, including:

  • National Science Council (NSC) Fellowship (2006 onwards) by NSC, Taiwan for postdoctoral research.
  • Visiting Researcher Fellowship (2008) by Universidad Jaume I, Spain.
  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Fellowship (2004-2006) by FCT, Portugal for postdoctoral research.
  • Senior Research Fellowship (2000) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (1998) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India.
  • State Level Merit Scholarship (1988) by the Tamil Nadu State Government.

Impact and Influence

Thirumavalavan’s research and teaching have significantly influenced various fields of chemistry and materials science. His work in synthetic chemistry and the characterization of complex compounds has paved the way for advancements in catalysis, environmental engineering, and nanotechnology. His teaching interests include Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Environmental Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, and Chemical Management.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Recognized as a Research Supervisor by Anna University (Ref. No.: 4170088), Thirumavalavan continues to guide and mentor the next generation of scientists. His extensive list of publications, including 64 journal articles, one book chapter, and numerous conference presentations, reflects his ongoing commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.Thirumavalavan’s impact is evident in both his academic achievements and his contributions to scientific research. As he continues his work, he is poised to further influence the fields of chemistry and materials science, leaving a lasting legacy for future researchers and students.


A total of 1177 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        1177
  • h-index          49
  • i10-index       16

Notable Publications

Functionalized chitosan and sodium alginate for the effective removal of recalcitrant organic pollutants

M Thirumavalavan
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Enhanced corrosion inhibition effect of sodium tartrate on copper in potable water

R Sudhakaran, T Deepa, M Thirumavalavan, SQ Sabarimuthu, S Babu, …
Journal of King Saud University-Science

Trivalent rare earth elements substitution in 58S bioactive glass matrix for bone repair applications-An in vitro and in vivo study

AMB Likha Chandran, Arumugam Marimuthu, Ravichandran Abimanyu, Parasuraman …
Materials Chemistry and Physics

Synthesis, spectral, DFT, topology, NCI and molecular docking studies of (1E, 1′ E)-N, N’-(sulfonylbis (4, 1-phenylene)) bis (1-(4-bromophenyl) methanimine)

V Tamilselvi, M Arivazhagan, M Thirumavalavan, K Sugumar, S Manivel, …
Journal of Molecular Structure

Solute-solvent interaction and adsorption studies of sulpha drug derivative: A DFT study

N Elangovan, N Arumugam, M Thirumavalavan, SQ Sabarimuthu, …
Journal of Molecular Liquids
Thirumavalavan Munusamy | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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