Dr. Muralee Murugesu

 

 

About

Muralee Murugesu was born in Negombo, Sri Lanka but spent most of his younger years in Paris, France. He studied chemistry at the University of Paris 7 Jussieu, graduating in 1997. He then studied at the University of East Anglia in England, under the guidance of Prof. Annie K. Powell, obtaining his MSc. in 1999. His PhD graduate studies were carried out at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, under the supervision of Prof. A. K. Powell. He obtained his PhD in 2002 with top honors. His first postdoctoral appointment was at the University of Florida, under the guidance of Prof. George Christou from 2003 to 2005.

He subsequently undertook a second postdoctoral position in 2005 working jointly between the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco under the supervision of Prof. Jeff Long and nobel Laureate Prof. Stanley Pruissner.

In August 2006, Muralee became an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, followed by associate professor in July of 2011, and full professor in March of 2015. His research focuses on the design and development of new synthetic methods towards single-molecule/single-chain magnets, metal-organic frameworks and hybrid materials.

 

Awards

CSC Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry (2015)
University Research Chair Award, University of Ottawa (2013)
Young Researcher Award, University of Ottawa (2013)
Early Researcher Award, Government of Ontario (2009)
Vision 2010, University of Ottawa (2009)
Top Rated Ph.D. Thesis Award (2002)
Best Presentation Award, Molecular Magnetism Conference (2001)
European Science Foundation Research Stay Award: CNRS, Bordeaux, France (2001)
European Science Foundation Research Stay Award: Manchester, UK (2000)
UEA Masters Fellowship (1998)
Undergraduate Study Scholarship: Paris, France (1994)

 

Funds

Department of National Defense, Canada (2015)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, RTI (2014)
University of Ottawa Faculty Development Fund (2014)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, USA (2013)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Discovery (2013)
Department of National Defense, Canada (2013)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Engage (2012)
Research Development Program (2011)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, RTI (2011)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Discovery (2010)
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, IOF (2010)
Early Researcher Award Fund (2009)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (2007)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Discovery (2007)
Fonds France-Canada pour la Recherche (2007)
Ontario Research Fund (2007)
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund (2007)
University of Ottawa Startup Fund (2006)

 

Education

Ph.D. : Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. (2002)
M.Sc. : Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. (1999)
B.Sc. : Chemistry, Universite de Paris 7, Paris, France. (1997)