Deepthi Jose

Project Title

Theoretical investigation on the tribochemical properties of lubricant additives and its degradation.

Project Vision Statement

The nature and chemical activity of the surfaces that are in close contact affect the chemical reactions of lubricant additives under boundary lubricating conditions. For designing and developing better eco-friendly lubricants a proper understanding of mechanism of tribochemical reactions of lubricant additives is necessary. The quantum chemical calculations are efficient tools to understand the action mechanism of lubricant additives. In the proposed project DFT calculations will be efficiently used for in-depth study the tribochemical properties of lubricant additives and the mechanism of lubricant additive degradation.


v  PhD in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), India (2013).

  • Thesis title: Computational Studies of Two-Dimensional Silicene Clusters and Weakly Bound Inter and Intra Molecular Complexes.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Ayan Datta

v  M.Sc in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India (2008)

v  B.Sc in Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, India (2006)


  1. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Structures and Chemical Properties of Silicene: Unlike Graphene Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 593.
  2. Jose, D.; Nijamudheen, A.; Datta, A. Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) as a Probe for the Buckling Distortion in Silicene Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 8700.
  3. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Understanding of the buckling distortions in silicene. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 24639
  4. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Tunneling Governs Intramolecular Proton Transfer in Thiotropolone at Room Temperature. Angew. Chem. – Int. Edn. 2012, 51, 9389.
  1. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Structures and      electronic properties of silicene clusters: a promising material for FET      and hydrogen storage.Phys.      Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011,      13, 7304.
  2. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Role of Multicentered      Bonding in Controlling Magnetic Interactions in π-stacked bis-dithiazolyl      radical.Cryst. Grow. & Des. 2011, 11, 3137.
  3. Jose, D.; Datta, A. Molecular Rotor      Inside a Phosphonate Cavitand: Role of Supramolecular Interactions.J.      Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 1363.



Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics, Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

For more information contact Deepthi;  

E-mail: deepthi.jose@ec-lyon.fr

Advisors: Associate Prof. Clotilde Minfray and Associate Prof. Manuel Cobian

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