Dr. Rusal Raj Francis

Assistant Professor, Department of General Sciences

Molecular Modeling and Theoretical Chemistry, Spectral Characterization of Compounds
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Dubai International Academic City  P. O. Box No. - 345055  Dubai, UAE Chamber No: 306


  1. Torrefied Materials Derived from Waste Vegetable Biomass, Prakash Kumar B G*1, Rusal Raj Francis2, Aisha Raouf1, Ramachandran Subramanian 3, Suresh Gupta4, Geetha Kannan2, Thirumavalavan K5
  1. "DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, PHOTOPHYSICAL PROPERTY AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF (Z)-3-((4-(4-AMINOBENZYL) PHENYL) AMINO)-1,3-DIPHENYLPROP-2-EN-1-ONE AS ESTROGEN RECEPTOR AGONIST IN BREAST CANCER CELL", International Conference On “Biotechnology & Bioengineering” (ICBB-2014), Microbiologist Society, India & Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Dubai Campus (U.A.E) 29th-30th October 2014
  1. “Reliability of Cloud Computing in Quantum Chemistry Calculations”,  Rusal Raj,International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management”, BITS-Pilani, Dubai Campus, 8-10, Dec 2012.
  2. “Spectral and DNA binding studies of Cu(II)-OVTRY and Cu(II)-OVTRY-1,10-PHEN complexes”, DRDO sponsored National Level Workshop on Recent Trends in Inorganic Matreials, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu, India, Mar 9 &10  2012

  3. “Synthesis, Spectral, Electrochemical and Biological Studies of VO(II) Schiff Base Complexes”,  Rusal Rajand M.A. Neelakantan, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Paris, 22-25 April 2012.
  4. “Impacts of brick industries and sand quarrying on the banks of Tamirabarani in Kanyakumari District”  Rusal Rajand M.A. Neelakantan, International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Anna University, 10-13, Dec 2006.
  5. “Structural features and biological activities of some Cu(II) amino acid Schiff base complexes”, M.A. Neelakantan,  Rusal Rajand M. Sankaranarayana Pillai, Kanyakumari Academy of Arts and Science, Scott  Christian College, Nagercoil, 1-2, Dec 2006.
  6. “X-ray diffraction studies of α - amino acid Schiff base complexes of Cu(II)” M.A. Neelakantan,  Rusal Rajand M. Sankaranarayana Pillai, Padika 2006, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, 19-21, Jan 2006.
  7. “An overview of air pollution with reference to Suspended Particulate Matter(SPM) and some case studies”  Rusal Raj,Air pollution monitoring and control, Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam Engg. College, Thiruvaroor, 28 April 2005.
  8. “Some chemistry of Cu(II)-pyridoxine-imidazole containing ligand complexes”  Rusal Raj,Kanyakumari Academy of Arts and Science, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, 10-11, Sep 2004.
  9. “Some new biologically active amino acid Schiff base complexes”, M.A.Neelakantan,  Rusal Raj,M. Sivasankaran Nair and M. Sankaranarayana Pillai, Symposium on Bioscience, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, 27-28, Feb 2004.
  10. “Studies on some mixed ligand complexes of copper(II) pyridoxamine-sulphur containing ligands”, M.A. Neelakantan,  Rusal Rajand M. Sankaranarayana Pillai, Indian Council of Chemists, I.I.T. Roorkee, 17-19, Oct 2003.

Research Publications

  1. Lignocellulosic biomass conversion via greener pretreatment methods towards biorefinery applications: 
    Jeyaprakash Dharmaraja Sutha Shobana Sundaram Arvindnarayan Rusal Raj FrancisRajesh Banu Jeyakumar Rijuta Ganesh Saratale Veeramuthu Ashokkumar Shashi Kant Bhatia Vinod Kumar Gopala krishnan Kumar Bioresource Technology: 369, (2023), 128328
  1. Experimental investigations on the effect of palm oil in kenaf fibre–reinforced basalt particulate hybrid biocomposite pasting. Thandavamoorthy Raja, Dinesh Babu Munuswamy, Rusal Raj Francis, Gayatri Vaidya, Sathish Sundararaman  Yuvarajan Devarajan  Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery(2022) :
  2. “Torrefied Materials Derived from Waste Vegetable Biomass”, Prakash Kumar B G*, Rusal Raj Francis, Aisha Raouf1, Ramachandran Subramanian, Suresh Gupta, Geetha Kannan, Thirumavalavan K - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (IMMT 2019), Dubai, UAE.
  3. Simulation and Analysis of BDT Molecule with Au Electrodes as a Molecular Switch” - Rafsa Koyadeen T, Devisree S, Anand Kumar, Rusal Raj - 2016 UKSim-AMSS 18th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation - Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6 – 8 April 2016 
  4. “Nanoscale FPGA with Reconfigurability” - Devisree S, Anand Kumar, Rusal Raj - Proceedings of the         18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, “MELECON 2016”, Limassol, Cyprus, 18-20 April 2016.
  5. “Reliability of Cloud Computing in Quantum Chemistry Calculations”, Rusal Raj,IEEE Xplore, Proceedings of 2012-1ntemational of Cloud Computing, Technologies, Applications & Management, 978-1-4673-4416-6/12/$3\.00 ©20121EEE.
  6. Applications of Nanocatalysis in Petroleum Industry” Nithin Thomas and Rusal Raj,Journal of NanoScience, NanoEngineering & Applications, 3 (2), 2013.
  7. Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Biological Studies of Schiff Base Complexes Bearing Indole Moiety,  Rusal Raj and M.A. NeelaKantan, J.Mod.Chem.&Chem.Tech., 3 (1), 2013.
  8. “A Brief Review of Interaction of Schiff base Complexes with DNA-A Perceptive to Anti-Cancer Agents”,  Rusal Rajand M.A. NeelaKantan, “Current Trends in Clinical Research”–Dec-2012.
  9. “Spectral characterization, cyclic voltammetry, morphology, biological activities and DNA cleaving studies of amino acid Schiff base metal(II) complexes, M.A. Neelakantan, R. Raj,J. Dharmaraja, S. Johnsonraja, T. Jayakumar and M.S. Pillai, Spectrochim. Acta part A, 71, 1599 (2008).
  10. “Spectroscopy, electrochemistry and biocidal activity of amino acid Schiff base metal complexes”, M.A.Neelakantan, Rusal Rajand M.Sankaranarayana Pillai, J. Indian Chem. Soc.,85,100(2008).