Professor Krishnan Balasubramanian


MA & Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
PhD mentor Walter S. Koski
Post-doctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley Lab, 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, 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; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow; Award for Distinction in Graduate Teaching ; Joint Prize of Minister of Education, Poland; Rev. Yeddanapalli Memorial Award; Phi Kappa Phi & Alpha Chi Sigma; 700 Journal publications, 2 books; Robert S. Mulliken Lecturer ; Lawrence Livermore Distinguished Service Award; Padmashri Gemini Ganesan Centennial Lecture; Elected Member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry; Birla Institute of Technology & Science Distinguished Alumnus Award;

Current Affiliations:

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India SRM University, India
Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University,Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Telephone: (480)382-6428
E-mail: baluk at

Journal Editorship & Editorial Advisory Board


Associate Editor, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


Current Computer Aided Drug Design

Regional Editor(North America) Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

EC Pharmacology and Toxicology

Journal of Mathematical Sciences & Modeling

Journal of Computing Letters (Past)

Journal of Zhejiang University Science (Past)

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, US Environmental Protection Agency, The Austrian Science Foundation, The Czech Science Foundation; National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences EMS, Laboratory Technology Transfer Panels; NATO; Petroleum Research Fund; Office of Naval Research; National Institute of Health;Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

Publications:Number of Publications: 700


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

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