Kalanidhi obtained his MSc degree in Chemistry in 2005 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu (India). He received his PhD in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) in 2012 from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (India) under the supervision of Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan. His doctoral work mainly focused on synthetic studies on platencin, and also included synthesis and application of sugar-derived alkynes.

Research Interests

His research interests include total synthesis, developing methodologies, and synthesis of novel organic compounds and their application in material science and biology.