Sri Kamesh Narasimhan



Phone: 607-962-9240
Office: Schuyler 110B



University of Minnesota- Minneapolis, Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Syracuse University, Chemistry, Ph.D. 
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthy, Andhra Pradesh, India; Chemistry; M.Sc.
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthy, Andhra Pradesh, India; Chemistry (Honors); B.Sc.


As an educator, I believe that chemistry should be taught in the context of one’s natural experiences in the world, and that every event in life is connected. In the classroom, I make an attempt to create a connection not only between different areas of chemistry, but also across the various disciplines. My major emphasis while teaching, face-to-face or hybrid or remotely is to reach out to every student, understand what their goals are and help them achieve their goals.

I often try to perform as many chemical demonstrations as possible because chemistry is a hands-on science and only through tactile manipulations can we learn these subtle but important concepts. Students enrolled in my class can participate in these demonstrations regardless of whether they are on campus or remote. Often, students are quite surprised by the showers, blasts, and light effects of our demonstrations. These activities leave an indelible mark on students and helps students recollect chemical facts due to the nature of the experiments that we do.


Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, General Organic and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Chemistry, General Chemistry 1 and 2

Conference Presentations, Professional Projects, Professional Development Interests

  • U.S Patent, “Squarylated lactones inhibitors for bacterial biofilm formation." Yan-Yeung Luk, Sri Kamesh Narasimhan and Eric Falcone, Patent number: 8,940,911
  • Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, Preeti Sejwal, Shifa Zhu and Yan-Yeung Luk*, “Enhanced Mammalian Cell Adhesion Mediated by Squaramide Derivatives” Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2013, 21, 2210
  • Preeti Sejwal, Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, Deepali Prashar, Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay and Yan- Yeung Luk*, “Selective Immobilization of Peptides Exclusively via N-Terminus Cysteines by Water-Driven Reactions on Surfaces” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6843
  • Karen A. Simon, Preeti Sejwal, Eric R. Falcone, Erik A. Burton, Sijie Yang, Deepali Prashar, Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay, Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, Nisha Varghese, Nemal S. Gobalasingham, Jason B. Reese, and Yan-Yeung Luk*, “Noncovalent Polymerization and Assembly in Water Promoted by Thermodynamic Incompatibility” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 10357
  • Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, Deborah J. Kerwood, Lei Wu, Jun Li, Yongbin Han, Shifa Zhu, Akshay Shah, Rosina Lombardi, Teresa B. Freedman* and Yan-Yeung Luk*, “Induced Folding by Chiral Non-Planar Aromatics” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 7023
  • Sri Kamesh Narasimhan, Xiaoying Lu and Yan-Yeung Luk*, “Chiral Molecules with Polyhedral T, O or I Symmetry: Theoretical Solution to a Difficult Problem in Stereochemistry” Chirality 2008, 20, 878

Professional/Community Organizations

American Chemical Society (ACS), Two-year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3), Division of Chemical Education (ACS DivCHED), Environmental Health and Safety Association of NY, Inc. (SEHSA), Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society 


  • Dewey Research Foundation Grant 2020
  • Regional Board of Trustees of SUNY Corning Community College Excellence in Teaching Award 2019
  • OPEN SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2017
  • Joint Winner of Aging Innovation Challenge (NYS Department of Health sponsored event) The work was highlighted on local and state newspapers and television channels: WENY, WETM, Elmira Star-Gazette and Corning Leader
  • A Top 10 finalist in the Community College Innovation Challenge 2017 (CCIC), a national competition created by CCIC and NSF (National Science Foundation) for community colleges across the country. The CCC team was picked as one of the top 10 out of 80 entries. The team presented their work titled, “Project WaterFed,” at Capitol Hill and attended NSF Boot Camp on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • William D. Johnson Award, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, 2009
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Chemistry Department, Syracuse University, 2008