Group Members

Group Member

Principal Investigator
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Raja Dr. T. t.raja@ncl.res.in
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Dr Thirumalaiswamy Raja obtained his M.Sc. Physical Chemistry degree from University of Madras, Chennai, India, and he was awarded the Ph.D. degree from University of Madras in 1999. He also received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship, 2002. After a couple of post doctoral awards, he joined at CSIR-NCL as a scientist in 2002. Dr Raja established his research group on the Oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH), dehydrogenation of lower alkanes, Selective oxidation, selective hydrogenation and biomass utilization. His scientific interests are also focused on technological applications of materials science and environmental heterogeneous catalysis.
Research Intrest
Activation of alkanes with soft oxidants like CO2 over mixed metal oxides. Selective oxidation reactions, synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas. Preparation of heterogeneous catalysts (mixed metal oxide, functionalized mesoporous materials) by various methods (slurry, hydrothermal, sol-gel etc) for different catalytic applications.
Doctoral/ Graduate Students
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Mrs. Aswathy T V has completed her MSc Applied Chemistry with a specialization in Oils, Fats and Aromatics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. She has been joined as a project trainee in heterogeneous catalyst group for the fulfillment of her MTech degree in Industrial Catalysis from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala. She has continued in a CSIR project ‘Catalysts for specialty chemicals’ for three years. Presently she is Senior Research Fellow funded by CSIR, New Delhi; working in the synthesis of C4 olefins and dienes from C4 hydrocarbons by various metal oxide catalytic systems.
Research Intrest
Oxidative and non-oxidative activation of hydrocarbons
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Prabu Kandasamy k.prabu@ncl.res.in
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Research Intrest
Selective Oxidation and Oxidative Dehyrdrogenation of Lower Alkanes
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Marimuthu Prabu m.prabu@ncl.res.in
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Pranjal Gogoi p.gogoi@ncl.res.in
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Born in Assam, Mr. Pranjal Gogoi has completed his masters in Chemical Sciences from Tezpur University-Assam. His research interest is to design nano-catalysts for efficient production of H2 through the Aqueous phase and steam reforming of bio-based oxygenated hydrocarbons. Despite of time demanding career in research, he manages well to indulge in paintings, drawing and sketches. He won accolades for the state level competitions held in Assam by painting for themes like Bihu a form of local folk dance, peace and Silence.
Research Intrest
Heterogeneous catalysis, Aqueous phase reforming, Steam reforming of bio-based oxygenated hydrocarbons .
Research Assistants
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Vipul S Patil vs.patil@ncl.res.in
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Research Intrest
Dry Reforming of Methane, SOFC
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Siva Prasad M ms.prasad@ncl.res.in
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Research Intrest
Steam Reforming of Methane ,Shale gas utilization and Reaction Kinetics
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Karthik Raja ek.raja@ncl.res.in
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Amrin Punekar amrinpunekar08@gmail.com
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Ms Amrin S Punekar completed MSc., with a specialization in Organic Chemistry from Savitribai phule Pune University, Pune. Currently Working on synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) using mixed metal oxide.
Research Intrest
Heterogeneous catalyst synthesis and characterization, dehydration of alcohols and their application.
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Sheetal Gawali sd.gawali@ncl.res.in
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Ms. Sheetal Gawali completed MSc in 2017 with a specialization in Physical chemistry from Solapur University, Pune.
Research Intrest
Heterogeneous catalyst synthesis and characterization
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Shaikh Sana M s.shaikh@ncl.res.in
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Ms. Sana M Shaikh, completed MSc with a specialization in Inorganic chemistry from the University of Mumbai.
Research Intrest
Heterogeneous Catalysis, Designing of Nanomaterials for Selective Oxidation Reactions.
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Akash Bhatkar ak.bhakatar@ncl.res.in
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Snehal Teli sn.teli@ncl.res.in
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Ms. Snehal Teli has completed MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Pune University.
Research Intrest
Heterogeneous Catalyst preparation, Analysis by using HPLC and GC,Organic reactions
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Gupta Ms. N. N. nn.gupta@ncl.res.in
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Ms Samruddhi Ajit Mane sa.mane@ncl.res.in
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Ms Samruddhi Ajit Mane completed chemical engineering (B-Tech) from Savitribai Phule Pune university, Pune. Currently Working on synthesis of Dimethyl ether (DME) using various reactors and DME reforming
Research Intrest
Reactor designing, DME reforming.
Project Interns
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Research Intrest
Metal incorporated Ordered Mesoporous carbon based materials for production of Adipic acid.