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Molecular Catalysis, 564 (2024) ARTN-114287. Xylooligosaccharides as emerging prebiotics and their sustainable generation from xylan catalysed by endoxylanase immobilized ordered mesoporous silica. J.P.M, Kartik, P. Dutta, K. Chandraraj, P. Selvam.

Cover Feature: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 12 (2024) 6906-6927. Ytterbium-nitrogen co-doped ordered mesoporous TiO2: The innovative hetero-phase photocatalyst for harnessing solar energy in green hydrogen production. S. Gupta, Y. Kwak, R.P. Raj, P. Selvam

Cover Feature: ChemCatChem, 16 (2024) e202301729. Ionic liquid templated synthesis of cobalt-substituted mesoporous aluminophosphates: A novel heterogeneous catalyst for selective oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanol. M.A. Kumar, N. Nagarjun, H. Manyar, P. Selvam

ARKIVOC, 2024 (3) 202312083. Modelling of Borrowing Hydrogen Amination Reactions of Alcohols and Amines in NaOH and KOH over Metal-Free Mesoporous Nitrogenous Carbon Catalyst. C. E. Hernandez-Tamargo, T.V.R. Mohan, P. Selvam

Chemistry of Materials, 35 (2023) 7825-7838. Crystal Size Dependent Flexibility in ZIF-7: From Macro- to Nanoscale. R. Bose, V. Bon, N. Bonisch, P. Selvam, N. S. Kaisare, S. Kaskel

Cover Feature: ChemNanoMat, 9 (2023) e202300319. Defect-induced Ordered Mesoporous Titania Molecular Sieves: A Unique and Highly Efficient Hetero-phase Photocatalys for Solar Hydrogen Generation. S. Gupta, S.K. Vatti, Q. Gu, D. Wagh, H. Manyar, P. Selvam

Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 18 (2023) e202300389. Ionic Liquid Templated Ordered Hexagonal Mesoporous Iron Phosphate Molecular Sieves: A Highly Effective Heterogeneous Catalysts with Remarkable Selectivity for Phenol Hydroxylation Reaction. M.A. Kumar and P. Selvam.

Journal of Catalysis, 419 (2023) 80-98. Pyridinic-nitrogen on ordered mesoporous carbon: A versatile NAD(P)H mimic for borrowing-hydrogen reactions. T.V.R. Mohan, .... P.Selvam.

RSC Advances 13 (2023) 973-989. Experimental and modelling studies of carbon dioxide capture onto pristine, nitrogen-doped, and activated ordered mesoporous carbons. T.V.R. Mohan, P. Sridhar, P. Selvam

ChemCatChem, 14 (2022) e202200006. Ordered Mesoporous Carbon-supported Morphologically-controlled Nano-Gold: Role of Support as well as the Shape and Size of Gold Nanoparticles on the Selective Oxidation of Glycerol. P.R. Murthy, P. Selvam

Materials Science for Energy Technologies, 4 (2021) 423-431. Xylooligosaccharides production from lignocellulosic biomass: Equilibrium kinetics and thermodynamic studies of endo-1,4-β-D-xylanase adsorbed onto periodic mesostructured materials, G.Shivudu, T.V.R.Mohan, S.Khan, K.Chandraraj, P.Selvam

Catalysis Communications, 148 (2021) ARTN-106164. Hydrodeoxygenation kinetics of syringol, guaiacol and phenol over H-ZSM-5. K. Venkatesan, J.V. J. Krishna, S. Anjana, P. Selvam, R. Vinu

Energies, 14 (2021) ARNR-4751. Water-Driven Structural Transformation in Cobalt Trimesate Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Ethiraj, V. Surya, P. Selvam and J. G. Vitillo

Adsorption, 26 (2021) 1027-1038. Adsorption of hydrogen and carbon dioxide in zeolitic imidazolate framework structure with SOD topology: experimental and modelling studies. R. Bose, J. Ethiraj, P. Sridhar, J.J. Varghese, N.S. Kaisare, P. Selvam

Cover Feature: New Journal of Chemistry, 44 (2020) 11116269-6284. Periodic Mesoporous Titania with Anatase and Bronze Phases - The New Generation Photocatalyst: Synthesis, Characterisation, and Application in Environmental Remediation. S.K Vatti, S. Gupta, R.P. Raj, P. Selvam

Cover Feature: CrystEngComm, 22 (2020) 6275-6286. Nanostructured zeolite with brain-coral morphology and tailored acidity: a self-organized hierarchical porous material with MFI topology. E. Selvam, R.K. Parsapur, C.E. Hernandez-Tamargo, N.H. de Leeuw, P. Selvam

Molecular Catalysis, 484 (2020) ARTN-110745. Production of xylooligosaccharides from xylan catalyzed by endo-1,4-β-Dxylanase-immobilized nanoscale carbon, silica and zirconia matrices. G. Shivudua, K. Chandraraja, P. Selvam.

Cover Picture: ChemistryOpen, 9 (2020) 23-31. Surfactant-Mediated and Morphology-Controlled Nanostructured LiFePO4/Carbon Composite as a Promising Cathode Material for Li-Ion Batteries. S. Khan, R. Pavul Raj, L. George, G.S.K. Kannangara, A. Milev, U.V. Varadaraju, P. Selvam

Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 306 (2020) ARTN-110439. Insights into high-pressure gas adsorption properties of ZIF-67: Experimental and theoretical studies. J. Ethiraj, S. Palla, H. Reinsch, P. Selvam

Chem. Rec., 19 (2019) 1913-1925. The Enhanced Catalytic Performance and Stability of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Supported Nano‐Gold with High Structural Integrity for Glycerol Oxidation. P. Ramana Murthy, P. Selvam

Cover Picture: ChemistrySelect, 4 (2019) 11214-11221. Immobilization of Recombinant Endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase on Ordered Mesoporous Matrices for Xylooligosaccharides Production. G. Shivudu, S. Khan, K. Chandraraj, P. Selvam

J. Mater. Chem. B, 7 (2019) 5412-5422. Nanoarchitectured peroxidase-mimetic nanozymes: mesoporous nanocrystalline a- or g-iron oxide? M.K. Masud, ...... P. Selvam, M,S.A. Yossain, Y. Yamauchi

J. Electroanal. Chem., 848 (2019) ARTN-113242. Electrochemical performance of nano-LiFePO4 embedded ordered mesoporous nitrogenous carbon composite as cathode material for Li-ion battery applications. S. Khan, R. Pavul Raj, T.V.R. Mohan, S. Bhuvaneswari, U.V.Varadaraju and P. Selvam

Scientific Reports, 8 (2018) ARTN-16291. Rational design, synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of high-quality low-silica hierarchical FAU- and LTA-type zeolites. R.K. Parsapur and P. Selvam

Cover Feature: J. Chem. Eng. Data, 68 (2018) 4543-4551. Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons: Experimental and Modeling View Point. T.V.R. Mohan, S. Palla, B. Kuppan, N. Kaisare, P. Selvam

Cover Feature: ChemCatChem, 10 (2018) 5610-5618. Sulfonic acid functionalized ordered mesoporous silica and their application as highly efficient and selective heterogeneous catalysts in the formation of 1,2-monoacetone-D-glucose. N.V. Krishna, S. Anuradha, R. Ganesh, V.V. Kumar, P. Selvam

ChemCatChem, 10 (2018) 3978-3984. A remarkable catalytic activity of hierarchical zeolite (ZH-5) for tertiary butylation of phenol with enhanced 2,4-di-t-butylphenol selectivity. R.K. Parsapur and P. Selvam

J. Mater. Chem. A., 5 (2017) 384-396. Visible-Light Active Catechol-Metal Oxide Carbonaceous Polymeric Material for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity. B. Ekambaram, P. Karthick, R. Vinoth, M. Navaneethan, B. Neppolian, Y. Hayakawaya and P. Selvam

Chem. Eur. J., 23 (2017) 1604-1612. Acid-Mediated Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Aluminosilicates: The Challenge and the Promise. N.V. Krishna and P. Selvam

Dalton Trans., 46 (2017) 770-779. Architecting ordered mesoporous aluminosilicates under acidic condition via intrinsic hydrolysis method. N.V. Krishna, P. Selvam
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Dr. Parasuraman Selvam is currently the Head, National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras), Chennai, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai; Coordinator, MTech (Catalysis Technology) program, IIT-Madras; Visiting Professor: International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST), Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). For details, please see:  https://nccr-iitm.com/selvam/

Earlier, Professor Selvam was a faculty member at IIT-Bombay, Mumbai & Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Visiting Professor at Delaware Energy Institute, University of Delaware, Newark (U.S.A.); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast (U.K.); Visiting Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia).  He also served as an Eminent International Visitor at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Penrith (Australia), and as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford (U.K.) & School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester (U.K.).

Prior to these, Professor Selvam was a Research Associate in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Laboratory of X-ray Crystallography, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland).  Professor Selvam is an experienced academician and scientist with a doctoral degree from IIT-Madras who has acquired a wealth of experience across prestigious institutions worldwide.

Professor Selvam’s research work mainly involves the development of novel synthetic procedures for the preparation of ordered nanoporous (zeolitic) materials such as silica, alumina, carbon, titania, ceria, zirconia, aluminosilicates, and aluminophosphates, as well as a variety of other mixed metal oxides, including perovskite, spinel, and olivine structures.  In addition, Professor Selvam is also involved in developing nano- and hierarchical-zeolites, size- and shape-controlled nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks, and supported metal catalyst systems.

Professor Selvam’s research interests include nanoporous materials as heterogeneous catalysis for green chemical routes, environmental remediation processes, and energy conversion (biomass, solar hydrogen) and energy storage (methanol fuel cell, lithium-ion battery) methods.  Professor Selvam’s major contribution involves designing and developing novel heterogeneous catalysts for various industrially important organic transformations, which have received an overwhelming response from industry and academia.  Several industrial consultancies, sponsored research projects, and bilateral cooperation programmes he brought to the Institute have helped him build a strong and vibrant catalysis research group at IIT-Madras.

Professor Selvam is a distinguished scientist, specializing in nanostructured materials and heterogeneous catalysis.  He has dedicated over thirty years to teaching, research, and institutional development at prestigious institutions such as IIT-Bombay and IIT-Madras.  He has received several national and international awards and honours for his contributions.  Professor Selvam has supervised 28 PhD, 21 MTech, and 29 MSc students, and mentored 22 post-doctoral fellows and 20 project staff members.  He has published over 400 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals/conferences and is a co-inventor of 30 patents.

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