Dr. Lakshminarayanan Piramuthu is an Indian Inorganic Chemist and Professor at Kalasalingam University (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), India. He is known for his studies on chemical sensing of anions and molecular self-assembly. He is a recipient of the Research Fellowship of the CSIR-India. ISCA; the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Young Scientist Award for Science and Technology one of the highest Indian science awards, in 2007, for his contributions to chemical sciences.
Dr. Lakshminarayanan received his PhD from the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, CSMCRI, Gujarat, India under the guidance of Professor Pradyut Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India. For his first postdoctoral work he joined the group of Prof. Paul Cremer, at Texas A&M University, USA one of the world leading researchers on the development of bio analytical chemistry and spectroscopy;After, he also gained experiences from Professor M.H Haley and Professor Darren W Johnson, at University of Oregon, USA, Professor Omar M Yaghi & Kentaro at National Institute of Materials Science NIMS, Japan as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Before joined in Kalasalingam University, India he worked as Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, IBN, Singapore.
His research interests are focused on chemical sensing, anion coordination and molecular self-assembly.