Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1990. Master of Science in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1992. Master of Philosophy in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1994.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India, 1999.
Postdoctoral fellow inorganic chemistry, Institute Inorganic Chemistry University Erlangen-Nurenberg, Erlangen, Germany, 1999—2004, research scientist organic chemistry, Institute Organic Chemistry Germany, 2004—2006. Nanotechnology scientist Institute Nanotech., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, since 2007. Senior research fellow Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, 1996—1998, research associate, 1999.
Postdoctoral research fellowship Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany, 1999—2004. Telecasted battery research active German television Channels, Bayerischen Rundfunks-Alpha and Deutsche Welle, 2009.
Member Bharat Scouts and Guides, Nilgiris Unit, 1981—1985, National Service Scheme, Coimbatore, 1987—1989. Member central library management committee Bharathiar University, 1989, 1992.
Married Radhika Sivalingam, September 15, 2002. 1 child Harshitha.