Ponnadurai Ramasami was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Ponnadurai Ramasami contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof Ponnadurai Ramasami, CSci, CChem, FRSC, FAAS, FICCE, MMast, received his PhD in Physical Chemistry and became a full Professor in 2013. He is a Visiting Professor with the University of Johannesburg and he is a Professor extraordinarius with the University of South Africa. He was awarded the Best Mauritian Scientist in 2016. He also holds a UNESCO Chair in Computational Chemistry. He leads the Computational Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at the University of Mauritius. The research group focuses on the use of computational methods to solve chemistry and interdisciplinary problems. The group is particularly interested to collaborate with experimentalists and to use computational methods to complement experimental research. He has already published 265 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and he has edited several books published by Springer and De Gruyter. He organizes several scientific events and training sessions and he is the chairman of the annual Virtual Conference on Chemistry and its Applications. He has participated in several international conferences as a keynote/plenary speaker. Ha has also secured several research grants.
The URL of the website of his research group is https://sites.uom.ac.mu/ccuom/