Professor Krishnan Balasubramanian


MA & Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
PhD mentor Walter S. Koski
Post-doctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley CA
Post-doctoral mentor Kenneth S. Pitzer

Excerpts from Interview of Prof. K. S. Pitzer: Chemist and Administrator at UC Berkeley, President Rice University, President Stanford University, and the Director Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997
"K. Balasubramanian had joined me as a postdoc. I can remember him walking through the door and saying, "Balasubramanian is too long a name. Call me Balu." [laughs] His first name was Krishnan; he's obviously from India. He was a bundle of energy and a very agreeable young man.. We keep pretty close touch. I checked with the latest list of publications that he'd sent in [1994], and he has over 340 papers, which for a man of his age [38] is well-nigh a record, far more than many people get in their entire career. He's a very, very interesting person, and as I say, very successful by almost any standard."

MSc(Honors) with Distinction

Two-Time Fulbright Research Award; The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow; Award for Distinction in Graduate Teaching ; Citation from Institute of Scientific Information for one of the most cited papers; Joint Prize of Minister of Education, Poland; Top 0.1% of most cited Chemists worldwide ; Phi Kappa Phi & Alpha Chi Sigma; 600 Journal publications, 2 books; Total No of Citations: 15950; H-index:61; I5-index:516; I10:433; I60:85; Robert S. Mulliken Lecturer ; Lawrence Livermore Distinguished Service Award; Elected Member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry;

Current Other Affiliations:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC,Berkeley
Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University,Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Telephone: (925)422-4984
E-mail: KBalasubramanian at or

Editorial Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Panels

National Academy of Sciences Advisory Panel to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DOE Environmental Management Science Program Advisory Panel, DOE Laboratory Technology Advisory Panel

Publications:Number of Publications in Refereed Journals to date: 600


K. Balasubramanian, “Relativistic Effects in Chemistry Part A. Theory & Techniques”, Wiley Interscience, New York, NY, p 301 1997.
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K. Balasubramanian , “Relativistic Effects in Chemistry Part B. Applications to Molecules & Clusters”, Wiley Interscience, New York, NY, p527 1997.
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Prof. Balu's Complete List of Publications

Sample Journal Publications:

K.Balasubramanian, "Relativistic Effects and Electronic Structure of Lanthanide and Actinide Molecules", in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Elsevier Science Publishers, 18, 29-158 (1994)

K. Balasubramanian, "Applications of Combinatorics and Graph Theory to Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry", Chemical Reviews, 85, 599-618 (1985).

K. Balasubramanian, "Relativity and Chemical Bonding," J. Phys. Chem., 93, 6585-6596 (1989).

K. Balasubramanian, "Electronic Structure of Coinage Metal Clusters", J. Molecular Structure (Theochem) (special issue), 202, 291-313 (1989).

K. Balasubramanian, "Spectroscopic Constants and Potential Energy Curves for Heavy Diatomic p-Block Hydrides, Halides and Chalconides", Chemical Reviews, 89, 1801-1840 (1989).

K. Balasubramanian, "Spectroscopic Properties and Potential Energy Curves of Heavy pBlock Dimers and Trimers", Chemical Reviews, 90, 93-167 (1990).

K. Balasubramanian, "ESR Hyperfine Patterns for the Radicals Derived from C60 and C70", Chem. Phys. Lett. 210, 153-158 (1993).

K. Balasubramanian, "Nuclear Spin Statistics of Larger Fullerene Cages (C50, C70, C76 and C84)", J. Phys. Chem.97, 8736-8744 (1993).

K. Balabramanian, "Molecular Orbitals and Hadamard Matrices", Chem. Phys Lett. 210, 216-222 (1993).

K. Balasubramanian, "Integration of Graph Theory and Quantum Chemistry for Structure-Activity Relations", SArR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 2, 59-77(1994).

S. Roszak and K. Balasubramanian, "Organometallic Analogue of the Diels-Alder Reaction: Mo2 + Ethylene and Mo2 + Butadiene", Inorganic Chemistry 33, 4169-4172 (1994).

K. Balasubramanian, "Computer Perception of NMR Symmetry",J. Magnetic Resonance 112, 182-190 (1995).

H. Tan, M. Z. Liao, and K. Balasubramanian, “A Flexible Correlation Group Table (CGT) Method for the Relativistic Configuration Wavefunctions”, J. Mathematical Chem. XX,YYY (2001)

D. Dai and K. Balasubramananian, “Electronic states and thermodynamic Properties of NbCn (n=3-8)”, J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 9760-9769 (2000).

D. Majumdar , D. Dai and K. Balasubramanian, “Theoretical study of the electronic states of platinum trimer (Pt3), Journal of Chemical Physics, 113, 7919-7927 (2000).

S. Roszak, W. S. Koski, J. J. Kaufman and K. Balasubramanian, “Structures and Electron Attachment Properties of Halomethanes (CXnYm, X=H-F; Y=Cl, Br, I; n=0,4; m=4-n), SAR & QSAR in Environmental Research, (2001)

D. Majumdar, Dingguo Dai and K. Balasubramanian, “Theoretical study of electronic states of platinum pentamer (Pt5)”, J. Chem. Phys., 113, 7928-7938 (2000).

Subhash C. Basak,Gregory D. Grunwald, Brian D. Gute, Krishnan Balasubramanian, and David Opitz ; Use of Statistical and Neural Net Approaches in Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals, Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences; 2000; 40(4); 885-890.

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