Dr. Parasuraman Selvam is currently Head, National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT-Madras, Chennai, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras, Chennai; Visiting Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. Prior to this, Prof. Selvam was a Faculty in the Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, and Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Prof. Selvam’s research work mainly involves on the development of novel synthetic procedures for the preparation of ordered nanoporous (zeolitic) materials including silicates, aluminosilicates, carbons and a variety of transition metal oxides as well as size- and shape-controlled nanomaterials.
Prof. Selvam’s research interests also include nanostructured materials, heterogeneous catalysis for green chemical routes, environmental remediation processes, and energy conversion (biomass, solar hydrogen) and storage (methanol fuel cell, lithium ion battery) methods.
Prof. Selvam’s major contribution also includes in the design and development of novel heterogeneous catalysts for a variety of industrially important organic transformations which have received overwhelming response both from industry and academia. Several industrial consultancy and sponsored projects that he has brought to the Institute has helped him to build a strong and vibrant catalysis research group at IIT-Madras. Prof. Selvam has published over 300 original research papers international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and about 20 patents to his credit.
Prof. Selvam held several visiting/adjunct faculty positions in various Universities/Institutes both in India and Abroad. He has also been bestowed with several national and international awards and honors.
Department of Chemistry, National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR): Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras) CHENNAI