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Dr. Kamalakannan Kailasam

Professor, Scientist-G

Advanced Functional Nanomaterials Energy and Environmental Applications like photocatalytic water splitting, gas storage, CO2 conversion, fine chemicals production, Environmental Remediation-water purification, photovoltaics, fuel cells and batteries. Conversion of Biomass to porous carbon based materials, Chromatographic and Biotechnology applications

Contact Information :

  • Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications like water splitting, CO2 conversion, gas storage, fine chemicals production, photovoltaics, fuel cells and batteries. 
    My approach mostly depends on creating porosity in functional organic and inorganic materials by soft and hard templating approaches and their extensive characterization. In addition building the organic porous network by reacting special tectons and avoiding their packing in such a way that it opens up the porosity, for eg., in Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs). As the further step, to fulfil like every scientists dream, of extending the research results to develop technology by prototype devices and towards industrial applications:
    ♦ Conversion of water resources to fuels by solar energy: Porous heptazine and triazine based polymeric carbon nitride and mesoporous WO3 and BiVO4 semiconductors for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical visible light water splitting and organic conversions.
    ♦ Storage of H2, CO2 and CH4; capturing and conversion of green house gases (GHGs) like CO2: Covalent Organic Frameworks (CTFs, Covalent Triazine Frameworks), Mesoporous melamine resins and Polymeric carbon nitrides
    ♦ Conversion of Biomass and CH4 to value-added fuels: Porous mixed metal oxide and metal nanoparticle supported SBA-15, MCM-41 and mesoporous zeolites. Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) of the biomass into functionalised carbon materials.
    ♦ Electrochemical applications: Porous hetero atom doped carbons from renewables, graphene/CNT carbon nitride composites, CTFs, mesoporous metal oxides for Fuel cells, Batteries and Supercapacitors
    ♦ Chromatographic applications: Various morphological forms, like M-MCM-41 (e.g., M = Ti) silica spheres grafted with functional chains for on-column catalysis and separation using HPLC/GC techniques
    ♦ Environmental Remediation-water purification: Carbon nitride polymers – removal of toxic/heavy elements from polluted water, photocatalytic adsorption/degradation of dyes and other organic pollutants from industrial wastes

    ♦ Biotechnology applications: Porous carbon nitrides as Fluorescence nanoprobe in biosensing and bioimaging applications. Multi-functionalized ordered porous spherical silicas as drug-delivery systems.

Current Group Members

  • MR. JATIN MAHAJAN

    MR. JATIN MAHAJAN

    Email: jatin.ph22223@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH22223

  • MS. KIRTI

    MS. KIRTI

    Email: kirti.ph21227@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH21227

  • MR. AMIT KUMAR

    MR. AMIT KUMAR

    Email: amit.ph22203@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH22203

  • MS. SHIVALI DHINGRA

    MS. SHIVALI DHINGRA

    Email: shivali.ph21226@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH21226

  • MS. NEHA SAINI

    MS. NEHA SAINI

    Email: neha.ph20255@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20255

  • MS. BHAWNA RAWAT

    MS. BHAWNA RAWAT

    Email: bhawna.ph20237@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20237

  • MS. ANJALI VERMA

    MS. ANJALI VERMA

    Email: anjali.ph19241@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19241

Alumni

  • DEEPAK KUMAR CHAUHAN

    DEEPAK KUMAR CHAUHAN

    Reg. No.: IND142341

    Designation: Post Docs/RA

    Aug 2023 - Mar 2024

  • MR.DEEPAK KUMAR CHAUHAN

    MR.DEEPAK KUMAR CHAUHAN

    Reg. No.: PH17219

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Jan 2018 - Feb 2023

  • MR. VENUGOPALA RAO BATTULA

    MR. VENUGOPALA RAO BATTULA

    Reg. No.: Ph16213

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Aug 2016 - Mar 2022

  • MS.ARPNA JARYAL

    MS.ARPNA JARYAL

    Reg. No.: PH17217

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Jan 2018 - Nov 2023

  • MS. NEHA

    MS. NEHA

    Reg. No.: Ph16242

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Jan 2017 - Oct 2022

  • MR. SOUMADRI SAMANTA

    MR. SOUMADRI SAMANTA

    Reg. No.: PH16206

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Aug 2016 - Mar 2022

  • MS. PRANJALI YADAV

    MS. PRANJALI YADAV

    Reg. No.: PH15205

    Designation: PhD Scholar

    Aug 2015 - Dec 2021

  • 1.

    Visible-light heterogeneous catalysts for photocatalytic CO2 reduction , Sanyasinaidu Boddu, ST Nishanthi, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Visible-Light-Active Photocatalysis: Nanostructured Catalyst Design, Mechanisms, and Applications , 2018 , 421-446 , https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527808175.ch15
  • 2.

    A low temperature, highly sensitive and fast response toluene gas sensor based on In (III)-SnO2 loaded cubic mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride , Ritu Malik, Vijay K Tomer, Vandna Chaudhary, Manjeet S Dahiya, SP Nehra, Surender Duhan, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical , 2018 , 255 , 3564-3575 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2017.09.193
  • 3.

    Heptazine based organic framework as a chemiresistive sensor for ammonia detection at room temperature , Nidhi Sharma, Neha Sharma, Parthasarathy Srinivasan, Sunil Kumar, John Bosco Balaguru Rayappan, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 2018 , 6 , 18389-18395 , https://doi.org/10.1039/C8TA06937A
  • 4.

    Emergence of s-heptazines: from trichloro-s-heptazine building blocks to functional materials , Sunil Kumar, Neha Sharma, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Journal of materials chemistry A , 2018 , 6 , 21719-21728 , https://doi.org/10.1039/C8TA05430D
  • 5.

    Hydrogen-bond mediated columnar liquid crystalline assemblies of C 3-symmetric heptazine derivatives at ambient temperature , Indu Bala, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Sunil Kumar, Harpreet Singh, Joydip De, Neha Sharma, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Santanu Kumar Pal , Soft matter , 2018 , 14 , 6342-6352 , https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00834E
  • 6.

    Heptazine: an Electron‐Deficient Fluorescent Core for Discotic Liquid Crystals , Indu Bala, Harpreet Singh, Venugopala Rao Battula, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Joydip De, Sunil Kumar, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Santanu Kumar Pal , Chemistry–A European Journal , 2017 , 23 , 14718-14722 , 10.1002/chem.201703364
  • 7.

    Near-room-temperature ethanol detection using Ag-loaded mesoporous carbon nitrides , Vijay K Tomer, Ritu Malik, Kamalakannan Kailasam , ACS Omega , 2017 , 2 , 3658-3668 , 10.1021/acsomega.7b00479
  • 8.

    An excellent humidity sensor based on In–SnO₂ loaded mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride , Ritu Malik, Vijay K Tomer, Vandna Chaudhary, Manjeet S Dahiya, Anshu Sharma, SP Nehra, Surender Duhan, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 2017 , 5 , 14134-14143 , 10.1039/C7TA02860A
  • 9.

    Truxene based porous, crystalline covalent organic frameworks and it’s applications in humidity sensing , Harpreet Singh, Vijay K Tomer, Nityasagar Jena, Indu Bala, Nidhi Sharma, Devadutta Nepak, SK Pal , molecules , 2017 , 49 , 50 , 10.1039/C7TA05043G
  • 10.

    A porous, crystalline truxene-based covalent organic framework and its application in humidity sensing , Harpreet Singh, Vijay K Tomer, Nityasagar Jena, Indu Bala, Nidhi Sharma, Devadutta Nepak, Abir De Sarkar, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Santanu Kumar Pal , Journal of materials chemistry A , 2017 , 5 , 21820-21827 , 10.1039/C7TA05043G
  • 11.

    An excellent humidity sensor based on In–SnO 2 loaded mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride , Ritu Malik, Vijay K Tomer, Vandna Chaudhary, Manjeet S Dahiya, Anshu Sharma, SP Nehra, Surender Duhan, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Journal of materials chemistry A , 2017 , 5 , 14134-14143 , 10.1039/C7TA02860A
  • 12.

    Cubic mesoporous Ag@ CN: a high performance humidity sensor , Vijay K Tomer, Nishanthi Thangaraj, Sweta Gahlot, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Nanoscale , 2016 , 8 , 19794-19803 , 10.1039/C6NR08039A
  • 13.

    [PDF] from rsc.org Nickel as a co-catalyst for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution on graphitic-carbon nitride (sg-CN): what is the nature of the active species? , Arindam Indra, Prashanth W Menezes, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Dirk Hollmann, Marc Schröder, Arne Thomas, Angelika Brückner, Matthias Driess , Chemical communications , 2016 , 52 , 104-107 , 10.1039/C5CC07936E
  • 14.

    Impact of the reaction conditions on the photocatalytic reduction of water on mesoporous polymeric carbon nitride under sunlight irradiation , M Schröder, K Kailasam, S Rudi, M Richter, A Thomas, R Schomäcker, M Schwarze , International Journal of Hydrogen Energy , 2016 , 20 , 8635-8637 , 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.04.001
  • 15.

    Silica material variation for the MnxOy-Na2WO4/SiO2 , M Yildiz, Yilmaz Aksu, U Simon, Torsten Otremba, K Kailasam, C Göbel, Frank Girgsdies, O Görke, Frank Rosowski, A Thomas, Reinhard Schomäcker, Sebastsian Arndt , Applied Catalysis A: General , 2016 , 525 , 168-179 , 10.1016/j.apcata.2016.06.034
  • 16.

    Merging Single-Atom-Dispersed Silver and Carbon Nitride to a Joint Electronic System via Copolymerization with Silver Tricyanomethanide , Zupeng Chen, Sergey Pronkin, Tim-Patrick Fellinger, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Gianvito Vilé, Davide Albani, Frank Krumeich, Rowan Leary, Jon Barnard, John Meurig Thomas, Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Markus Antonietti, Dariya Dontsova , ACS Nano , 2016 , 10 , 3166-3175 , 10.1021/acsnano.5b04210
  • 17.

    Donor–acceptor‐type heptazine‐based polymer networks for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Maria B Mesch, Lennart Möhlmann, Moritz Baar, Siegfried Blechert, Michael Schwarze, Marc Schröder, Reinhard Schomäcker, Jürgen Senker, Arne Thomas , Energy Technology , 2016 , 4 , 744-750 , 10.1002/ente.201500478
  • 18.

    Mesoporous carbon nitride‐tungsten oxide composites for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Anna Fischer, Guigang Zhang, Jinshui Zhang, Michael Schwarze, Marc Schröder, Xinchen Wang, Reinhard Schomäcker, Arne Thomas , ChemSusChem , 2015/4/24 , https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201403278
  • 19.

    Correction: Applying thermo-destabilization of microemulsions as a new method for co-catalyst loading on mesoporous polymeric carbon nitride–towards large scale applications , M Schröder, K Kailasam, S Rudi, K Fündling, J Rieß, M Lublow, A Thomas, R Schomäcker, M Schwarze , RSC Advances , 2015 , 10.1039/C5RA90012C
  • 20.

    Graphene: Complementing Graphenes: 1D Interplanar Charge Transport in Polymeric Graphitic Carbon Nitrides , Christoph Merschjann, Stefanie Tschierlei, Tobias Tyborski, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Steven Orthmann, Dirk Hollmann, Thomas Schedel‐Niedrig, Arne Thomas, Stefan Lochbrunner , Advanced Materials , 2015 , 48 , 7992-7992 , 10.1002/adma.201570331
  • 21.

    Complementing Graphenes: 1D Interplanar Charge Transport in Polymeric Graphitic Carbon Nitrides. , Christoph Merschjann, Stefanie Tschierlei, Tobias Tyborski, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Steven Orthmann, Dirk Hollmann, Thomas Schedel-Niedrig, Arne Thomas, Stefan Lochbrunner , Advanced Materials , 2015 , https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201503448
  • 22.

    Controlling hydrogenation selectivity with Pd catalysts on carbon nitrides functionalized silica , Tao Yuan, Haifeng Gong, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Yanxi Zhao, Arne Thomas, Junjiang Zhu , Journal of catalysis , 2015 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2015.03.007
  • 23.

    Synthesis of efficient photocatalysts for water oxidation and dye degradation reactions using CoCl 2 eutectics , Christian Fettkenhauer, Xinchen Wang, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Markus Antonietti, Dariya Dontsova , Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 2015 , 10.1039/C5TA06304C
  • 24.

    Facile synthesis of new, highly efficient SnO 2/carbon nitride composite photocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction , Ch Fettkenhauer, Guylhaine Clavel, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Markus Antonietti, Dariya Dontsova , Green chemistry , 2015 , 10.1039/C5GC00021A
  • 25.

    Using nickel manganese oxide catalysts for efficient water oxidation , Prashanth W Menezes, Arindam Indra, Ophir Levy, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Vitaly Gutkin, Johannes Pfrommer, Matthias Driess , Chemical communications , 2015 , 10.1039/C4CC09671A
  • 26.

    Impact of the reaction conditions on the photocatalytic reduction of water on mesoporous polymeric carbon nitride under sunlight irradiation , M Schröder, K Kailasam, S Rudi, M Richter, A Thomas, R Schomäcker, M Schwarze , International journal of hydrogen energy , 2014/6/24 , 39 , 10108-10120 , 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.04.164
  • 27.

    Support material variation for the MnxOy-Na2WO4/SiO2 catalyst , M Yildiz, U Simon, T Otremba, Y Aksu, K Kailasam, A Thomas, R Schomäcker, S Arndt , Catalysis Today , 2014/6/1 , 228 , 5-14 , 10.1016/j.cattod.2013.12.024
  • 28.

    Adsorption removal of organic dyes on covalent triazine framework (CTF) , Tao Wang, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Ping Xiao, Guoshen Chen, Lianqing Chen, Lihua Wang, Jinlin Li, Junjiang Zhu , Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , 2014/3/15 , 187 , 63-70 , 10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.12.016
  • 29.

    Structure–activity relationships in bulk polymeric and sol–gel-derived carbon nitrides during photocatalytic hydrogen production , Dirk Hollmann, Michael Karnahl, Stefanie Tschierlei, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Matthias Schneider, Jörg Radnik, Kathleen Grabow, Ursula Bentrup, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller, Stefan Lochbrunner, Arne Thomas, Angelika Brückner , Chemistry of Materials , 2014/2/25 , 26 , 1727-1733 , 10.1021/cm500034p
  • 30.

    Enhanced catalytic performance of Mn x O y–Na 2 WO 4/SiO 2 for the oxidative coupling of methane using an ordered mesoporous silica support , M Yildiz, Y Aksu, U Simon, K Kailasam, O Goerke, F Rosowski, R Schomäcker, A Thomas, S Arndt , Chemical Communications , 2014 , 50 , 14440-14442 , 10.1039/C4CC06561A
  • 31.

    Applying thermo-destabilization of microemulsions as a new method for co-catalyst loading on mesoporous polymeric carbon nitride–towards large scale applications , M Schröder, K Kailasam, S Rudi, K Fündling, J Rieß, M Lublow, A Thomas, R Schomäcker, M Schwarze , RSC advances , 2014 , 4 , 50017-50026 , 10.1039/C4RA10814K
  • 32.

    Room temperature synthesis of heptazine‐based microporous polymer networks as photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Johannes Schmidt, Hakan Bildirir, Guigang Zhang, Siegfried Blechert, Xinchen Wang, Arne Thomas , Macromolecular rapid communications , 2013/6/25 , 34 , 1008-1013 , 10.1002/marc.201300227
  • 33.

    Development of a Reactor for Standardized Quantification of the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production , Michael Schwarze, Marc Schröder, Diana Stellmach, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Arne Thomas, Reinhard Schomäcker , Chemie Ingenieur Technik , 2013/4 , 85 , 500-507 , 10.1002/cite.201200226
  • 34.

    Entwicklung eines Reaktors zur standardisierten Quantifizierung der photokatalytischen Wasserstofferzeugung , Michael Schwarze, Marc Schröder, Diana Stellmach, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Arne Thomas, Reinhard Schomäcker , Chemie Ingenieur Technik , 2013/3/22 , 4 , 500-507 , 10.1002/cite.201200226
  • 35.

    Quantification of photocatalytic hydrogen evolution , Michael Schwarze, Diana Stellmach, Marc Schröder, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Rulle Reske, Arne Thomas, Reinhard Schomäcker , Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , 2013 , 15 , 3466-3472 , 10.1039/C3CP50168J
  • 36.

    Covalent triazine frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic and linear carbonates from carbon dioxide and epoxides , Jérôme Roeser, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Arne Thomas , ChemSusChem , 2012/9 , 5 , 1793-1799 , 10.1002/cssc.201200091
  • 37.

    Influence of periodic nitrogen functionality on the selective oxidation of alcohols , Carine E Chan‐Thaw, Alberto Villa, Gabriel M Veith, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Leslie A Adamczyk, Raymond R Unocic, Laura Prati, Arne Thomas , Chemistry–An Asian Journal , 2012/2/6 , 7 , 387-393 , 10.1002/asia.201100565
  • 38.

    High-surface-area SBA-15 with enhanced mesopore connectivity by the addition of poly (vinyl alcohol) , Junjiang Zhu, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Xiao Xie, Reinhard Schomaecker, Arne Thomas , Chemistry of Materials , 2011/4/26 , 23 , 2062-2067 , 10.1021/cm1028639
  • 39.

    Supported cobalt oxide nanoparticles as catalyst for aerobic oxidation of alcohols in liquid phase , Junjiang Zhu, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Anna Fischer, Arne Thomas , Acs Catalysis , 2011/4/1 , 1 , 342-347 , 10.1021/cs100153a
  • 40.

    Mesoporous carbon nitride–silica composites by a combined sol–gel/thermal condensation approach and their application as photocatalysts , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Jan Dirk Epping, Arne Thomas, Sebastian Losse, Henrik Junge , Energy & Environmental Science , 2011 , 4 , 4668-4674 , 10.1039/C1EE02165F
  • 41.

    Enhancing Metal‐Support Interaction in Heterogeneous Catalysts using Functional Supports , Carine Chan‐Thaw, Jens Peter Paraknowitsch, Phisan Katekomol, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Alberto Villa, Laura Prati, Regina Palkovits, Ferdi Schüth, Arne Thomas , Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie , 2010/9 , 636 , 2045-2045 , 10.1002/zaac.201008016
  • 42.

    Mesoporous melamine resins by soft templating of block-co-polymer mesophases , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Young-Si Jun, Phisan Katekomol, Jan Dirk Epping, Won Hi Hong, Arne Thomas , Chemistry of Materials , 2010/1/26 , 22 , 428-434 , 10.1021/cm9029903
  • 43.

    Silica-Zirconia Mixed Oxides-a new system for Ordered Self-Assembled Monolayers and their Characterization , K Kailasam, S Mascotto, Silvia Gross, C Maccato, K Müller , JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY , 2010 , 20 , 2345-2355 , 10.1039/b919896b
  • 44.

    Alkyl chain grafting on silica–zirconia mixed oxides: preparation and characterization , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Simone Mascotto, Silvia Gross, Chiara Maccato, Klaus Müller , Journal of Materials Chemistry , 2010 , 20 , 2345-2355 , 10.1039/B919896B
  • 45.

    Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance studies of octadecyl modified metal oxides obtained from different silane precursors , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Marta Maria Natile, Antonella Glisenti, Klaus Müller , Journal of Chromatography A , 2009/3/20 , 1216 , 2345-2354 , 10.1016/j.chroma.2009.01.002
  • 46.

    Octadecyl grafted MCM-41 silica spheres using trifunctionalsilane precursors–preparation and characterization , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Alexander Fels, Klaus Müller , Microporous and mesoporous materials , 2009/1/1 , 117 , 136-147 , 10.1016/j.micromeso.2008.06.014
  • 47.

    FTIR and solid-state NMR studies of octadecyl modified metal oxides obtained from different silane precursors , K Kailasam, K Muller, Mm Natile, Antonella Glisenti , JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A , 2009 , 1216 , 2345-2354 , 10.1016/j.chroma.2009.01.002
  • 48.

    Physico-chemical characterization of MCM-41 silica spheres made by the pseudomorphic route and grafted with octadecyl chains , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Klaus Müller , Journal of Chromatography A , 2008/5/16 , 1191 , 125-135 , 10.1016/j.chroma.2008.02.026
  • 49.

    Solvents effects on the conformational order of triacontyl modified silica gels as evaluated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy , Kamalakannan Kailasam, Gokulakrishnan Srinivasan, Klaus Müller , Journal of Chromatography A , 2006/11/17 , 1134 , 81-87 , 10.1016/j.chroma.2006.08.062
  • 1.

    Carbon nitrides (g-C3N4) and covalent triazine frameworks (CTFs) , Devadutta Nepak, Vijay K Tomer, Kamalakannan Kailasam , 2018 , 332 , https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788013116-00067
  • 2.

    Metal‐Free Organic Semiconductors for Visible‐Light‐Active Photocatalytic Water Splitting , ST Nishanthi, Battula Venugopala Rao, Kamalakannan Kailasam , Visible Light‐Active Photocatalysis: Nanostructured Catalyst Design, Mechanisms, and Applications , 2018 , 329-363 , https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527808175.ch12
  • 1.

    Metals supported on covalent organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts , Carine E Chan-Thaw, Michael Bojdys, Phisan Katekomol, Kamalakannan Kailasam, Regina Palkovits, Ferdi Schueth, Alberto Villa, Laura Prati, Arne Thomas , 2010/8/22 , 240

  • CRSI Bronze Medal” for the year 2024 by Chemical Research Society of India"

  • MRSI Medal” for the year 2021 by Materials Research Society of India

  • Selected as one of the “Emerging Investigator in Materials Chemistry, 2018” by Journal of  Materials Chemistry A, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry (Frontiers), Switzerland

  • Project Investigator, Sustainable Energy Vertical, DRIIV – a Science and Technology Cluster, an initiative of Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt of India 

  • Max Planck Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces-Potsdam, Germany – 2009

  • IGCAR-DAE Junior Research Fellow (JRF), IGCAR-Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu – 2004

  • DFG (German Research Council) Doctoral Fellowship, University of Stuttgart – 2004 

  • Best Outgoing Post-Graduate Student in Chemistry, Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu – 2002

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow:Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (February 2010 to April 2015 )

  • Associate Professor (Scientist-E):Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India (April 2015 to December 2019 )

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow:Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm, Germany (February 2009 to January 2010 )

  • Professor (Scientist-F):Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India; (January 2020 December 2023)

  • Title: Photocatalytic-driven Hydrogen Generation and Cellulosic-Biomass Conversion using Mesoporous Carbon Nitrides

    Funding Amount: 35.85 lakhs

    Funding Agency: DST-SERB-ECR

    Additional Info: Completed

  • Title: Biomass Derived Nanostructured Cellulose Aerogel Materials for Thermal Insulation in Energy Efficient Smart Buildings

    Funding Amount: 179.4 lakhs

    Funding Agency: DST-CERI

    Additional Info: Completed

  • Title: Prototype Large-Scale Reactor for Simultaneous Production of H2 and Fine Chemicals under Natural Sunlight

    Funding Amount: 1234 lakhs

    Funding Agency: DST-Nano Mission-NATDP

    Additional Info: Completed

  • Title: Nanoporous Carbon Nitride based Organic Polymers for CO2 Activation and Conversion to Organic Carbonates

    Funding Amount: 30 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: TATA STEEL

    Additional Info: Completed

  • Title: Pilot Scale – Nanoporous Carbon Nitride based Organic Polymers for CO2 Activation and Production of Organic Carbonates

    Funding Amount: 19.68 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: TATA STEEL

    Additional Info: Completed

  • Title: Development of single catalytic system for photocatalytic hydrogen production and thermal CO2 conversion

    Funding Amount: 56.38 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

    Additional Info: Ongoing

  • Title: Exploring Heptazine based Functional Materials for Solar Fuel Generation

    Funding Amount: 135 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research, CEFIPRA

    Additional Info: Approved

  • Title: Insight study into the photo-redox catalysis for simultaneous CO2 reduction and biomass oxidation: Boosting sustainable economy

    Funding Amount: 65.93 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: DST-SERB-CRG

    Additional Info: Approved

  • Title: Method development for measurement of thermal properties (especially thermal conductivity) for heat transfer materials at higher temperature

    Funding Amount: 65 Lakhs

    Funding Agency: Indian Oil Corporation Limited

    Additional Info: Completed

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