Raghunath VRaghunath V

ESR14: Chiroptical Spectroscopy in Suspensions 

Host institution:  University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK (USTRATH)
Supervisor:  Professor Joop TER HORST and Dr Alison NORDON
Industrial toolbox research group: WP5 Enabling Resolution
Individual project research objective: Enabling in-situ process analytical technologies based on Chiroptical Spectroscopy and Second Harmonic Generation to determine the solid phase enantiomeric excess in continuous resolution processes.
Committee membership: Dissemination Committee
Visits/Secondments: UR, OVGU, CORBION


Raghunath graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering (Anna University, India) and followed by a postgraduate degree in Industrial chemistry (National University of Singapore & Technical University of Munich). Work experience includes an year of service in Doha Technical Laboratory, Qatar and a couple of years of research assistantship in NEST laboratory, Pisa, Italy. He will continue his research with Prof. Joop Ter Horst at University of Strathclyde on "Chiroptical Spectroscopy in Suspensions". 

Research Interests

Analytical sciences and Separation techniques, peptide synthesis - Solid phase synthesis (Resin) & wet phase synthesis, Process Analytical Tools involving chemometrics and spectroscopy.

Contact details

+44 (0)141 444 7197 

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Public engagement

Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Joop ter Horst, Francesca Cascella, Andreas Seidel-Morgerstern, Heike Lorenz (2020)
EU H2020 ITN CORE: Creating Better Pharmaceutical Products for Society
CORE ITN YouTube Channel
Published online 18 June 2020

Venkatramanan, Raghunath (2020)
Sparkly Night Crystal Tree - Imaging Technique Used: Polarisation Microscope with Sodium Bromate Crystals
BACG Crystals in Art Competition 2020
BACG Crystals in Art Competition 2020 entry



Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Christos Xiouras, Giuseppe Belletti, Alison Nordon, Hugo Meekes, Elias Vlieg, Georgios D. Stefanidis, Joop H. Ter Horst (2019)
Towards Continuous Deracemization via Racemic Crystal Transformation monitored by in-situ Raman Spectroscopy
Crystal Growth & Design
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00867 Publication Date (Web): 23 August 2019


Venkatramanan, Raghunath , A. Nordon, J. H. ter Horst (2019)
Towards in situ monitoring and control of crystallization-based resolution processes
CMAC Showcase Event, 23-24 October 2019, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Public engagement

Venkatramanan, Raghunath (2019)
Crystallising solutions for precision pharmaceuticals
Strathclyde Images of Research Competition
Strathclyde Images of Research Competition, June 2019, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK



Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Alison Nordon, Joop H. Ter Horst (2018)
Application of Raman & UV for monitoring a racemic compound forming system
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC) Open Day, 25-26 October 2018, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK

Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Alison Nordon, Joop H ter. Horst (2018)
Towards in situ monitoring and control of crystallization-based resolution processes
25th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC), 6-7 September 2018, University of Rouen, France

Public engagement

Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Shashank Bhandari, Giuseppe Belletti, Francesca Cascella, Lina Harfouche, Aliou Mbodji, Ghufran ur Rehman, Carola Tortora, Giulio Valenti (2018)
CORE Crystal Growth Competition with Local High Schools
CORE Crystal Growth competition with local high schools (2018) France, Germany, The Netherlands, UK



Venkatramanan, Raghunath (2017)
CORE at Explorathon 2017
CORE Blog post, 17 October 2017

Public engagement

Venkatramanan, Raghunath , Johannes Hoffmann, Sudhansu Sekhar Jena, Giulio Valenti (2017)
Crystal Builders, 2017
Explorathon: European Researchers Night, 29 September 2017 in Riverside Museum