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Dr Nagabhatla Viswanadham

Chief Scientist

Research Interest

  • Synthesis of materials for heterogenous catalysis
  • Synthesis of nano crystalline, nano porous and composite materials from low value substrates such as coal tar, glycerol and glucose
  • Light hydrocarbon conversion processes to produce petrochemicals and fuel
  • Carbon chain growth reactions through selective oligomerization to produce diesel and kerosene range hydrocarbons from naphtha
  • Selective cracking reactions to produce light olefins, LPG, hydrogen and propane
  • Catalyst preparation, physico-chemical characterisations and activity measurements
  • Production of oxygenates from bio-based feeds such as glycerol and phenols for fuel applications
  • Production of new generation fuels
  • Fossil and bio-feed conversions
  • New generation catalytic reforming to produce BTX from low value feedstocks

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • Technology development- (8000TPA capacity NTGG demo unit at GAIL India’s Vaghodia)
  • Professor Shanti Ranjan Palit Award, Indian Chemical Society-1994
  • Hindustan Platinum Award, Catalysis Society of India-1997
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship-1999
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2000
  • Brain Pool Fellowship, KRICT, South Korea 2007
  • Visiting Professorship under Indo-Japan Co-operative Science Programme (IJCSP), 2003
  • Editorial member
    • Asian journal of Spectroscopy, Spectral-Force Publishers
    • International Journal of Oil, Coal and Gas Technologies, Interscience Publishers
    • Asian Material Sciences Letters (AMSL), Spectral-Force Publishers
    • Journal of Applied Chemistry, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
    • Journal of Advanced Catalysis Science and Technology, Cosmos Scholars Publishing


Selected Publications

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