Research Thrust Areas / Catalysis


It would not be an exaggeration to claim that almost all commercially produced chemical products are a result of a catalytic process. Given the socio-economic impact of catalysis, IIT Hyderabad has a diverse team of researchers working on cutting edge technologies in this area. The applications of this research span fuel cells, clean technologies, DNA repair, to name a few.


Faculty Department Representative Project
Atul Deshpande Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Vinod Janardhanan Chemical Engineering Detailed Kinetic Studies of Biogas Reforming on Ni Catalyst
Ch. Subrahmanyam Chemistry Transformation of Greenhouse Gases into Clean Fuels by Low Temperature Plasma Catalysis
G. Prabusankar Chemistry Chalcogenone Stabilized Heavier Main Group Compounds- Synthesis and Reactivity Studies
Somnath Maji Chemistry Design and Synthesis of Molecular Catalysts for Chemical, Electrochemical and Photochemical Water Oxidation, Carbon dioxide Reduction and Proton Reduction and Applications of Molecular Catalysts in Functional Devices for Solar Fuels Production
G. Satyanarayana Chemistry Transition Metal Mediated Intermolecular C - C and Intermolecular C - O Bonds Formation- Concise Enantioselective Synthesis of Chromanas
Tarun Kanti Panda Chemistry C-H Activation of Poorly Active Molecules by Organo-Alkaline Earth Metal Catalyst
Sayak Banerjee Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Rajakumara Eerappa BioTechnology Mechanistic studies on high mobility group nucleosome (HMGN1) Binding protein complexes involved in DNA Repair


Girdhar, Amandeep, Vidhya Bharathi, Vikas Ramyagya Tiwari, Suman Abhishek, Waghela Deeksha, Usha Saraswat Mahawar, Gembali Raju et al. “Computational insights into mechanism of AIM4-mediated inhibition of aggregation of TDP-43 protein implicated in ALS and evidence for in vitro inhibition of liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) of TDP-432C-A315T by AIM4.International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2020).

Bera, Manoranjan, Somnath Maji, Amrita Paul, Bikash Kumar Sahoo, Tapas Kumar Maiti, and Pradeep ND Singh. “Quinoline H2S Donor Decorated Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Visible Light Responsive H2S Nanocarriers.Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2020).

Punia, Lavisha, Karu Ramesh, and Gedu Satyanarayana. “Palladium mediated domino reaction: synthesis of isochromenes under aqueous medium.RSC Advances 10, no. 1 (2020): 338-349.

Damaraju, Madhuri, Debraj Bhattacharyya, Tarun Kanti Panda, and Kiran Kumar Kurilla. “Marigold wastewater treatment in a lab-scale and a field-scale continuous bipolar-mode electrocoagulation system.Journal of Cleaner Production 245 (2020): 118693.

Revathi, Janardhanan, Adduru Jyothirmayi, Tata Narasinga Rao, and Atul Suresh Deshpande. “Wood‐Derived Carbon Fibers Embedded with SnOx Nanoparticles as Anode Material for Lithium‐Ion Batteries.Global Challenges (2019): 1900048.

Unnikrishnan, Anusree, Natarajan Rajalakshmi, and Vinod M. Janardhanan. “Kinetics of electrochemical charge transfer in HT-PEM fuel cells.Electrochimica Acta 293 (2019): 128-140.

Subramanyam, Palyam, Tanmoy Khan, Gudipati Neeraja Sinha, Duvvuri Suryakala, and Challapalli Subrahmanyam. “Plasmonic Bi nanoparticle decorated BiVO4/rGO as an efficient photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2019).

Gurrala, Pradeep, Pallavi Katre, Saravanan Balusamy, Sayak Banerjee, and Kirti Chandra Sahu. “Evaporation of ethanol-water sessile droplet of different compositions at an elevated substrate temperature.International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 145 (2019): 118770.