Sailaja Sunkari

Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Sailaja S. Sunkari obtained her Ph.D. in 2003 from University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, working with Prof. M. V. Rajasekharan on the structural studies of Coordination Polymers. She later joined Prof. Hiroshi Nishihara at the Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2003-2005). She worked as a DST-India Women Scientist from October 2007 to Febebruary 2008 at Banaras Hindu University. Subsequently, she joined Banaras Hindu University as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Mahila Mahavidyalaya, 2008-2020) and was promoted to Associate Professor in February 2020. She has supervised 4 doctoral theses and published 26 research articles in the fields of luminescence and small molecule magnetism. She has acted as a reviewer for CrystEngComm, Dalton Transactions, New Journal of Chemistry, and Journal of Coordination Chemistry. Her research interests are centered over exploring the luminescent and magnetic properties of supramolecular assemblies by structural modifications.