Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
Khashab Research Group
Innovatively Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Composites Applications


Sheelamanthula Rajendar

Postdoctoral Fellow
​Postdoctoral Fellow (Subgroup I: Industrial materials) ​​​

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of advanced functional porous materials for Chemical industry, Energy and Environmental applications. 

Selected Publications

  • Stereoselective total synthesis of (-)-Nupharamine utilizing an α-chlorosulfide and a sulfinimine for C-C bond formation.  S. Raghavan and S. Rajendar, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry., 2016, 14, 131-137
  • Stereoselective Synthesis of the C1-C12 fragment o​f Callystatin A. S. Raghavan and S. Rajendar, Tetrahedron Lett ., 2015, 56, 4371-4373 
  • Stereoselective Synthesis of the C13-C22 fragment of Callystatin A by a non-aldol Approach. S. Raghavan and S. Rajendar, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.,  2015, 13, 5044-5053
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Donor–p-Acceptor-Based Porphyrin Sensitizers:Potential Application of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. M.Sreenivasu, A. Suzuki, M. Adachi, C.Vijay Kumar, B.Srikanth,S. Rajendar, D. Rambabu, R. Satish Kumar, N. Vijaya Bhaskar Rao, M. Suresh Kumar,*and P. Y. Reddy,  Chemistry A European Journal., 2014, 20, 14074-14083​


  • 2016:  Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India.
  • 2005:  M. Sc. in Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 
  • ​2003:  B.Sc. in Chemistry; Kakatiya University, India. 


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC​)