Research Interests

​My area of research is to develop nanomaterials for electro and photoelectrochemical N2 reduction


Selected Publications

  • A visible-light active catechol–metal oxide carbonaceous polymeric material for enhanced photocatalytic activity
    P. Karthik , R. Vinoth, P. Selvam, E. Balaraman *, M. Navaneethan, Y. Hayakawa and B. Nepp...
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 384-396, (2017)
  • Amine Functionalized Metal–Organic Framework Coordinated with Transition Metal Ions: d–d Transition Enhanced Optica...
    P. Karthik A. R. Mahammed Shaheer Ajayan Vinu and B. Neppolian
    Small, 1902990, (2019)
  • Efficient solar light-driven H2 production: post-synthetic encapsulation of a Cu2O co-catalyst in a metal–organic f...
    P. Karthik, E. Balaraman, B. Neppolian
    Catalysis Science & Technology, 8, 3286-3294, (2018)
  • π–π Interaction Between Metal–Organic Framework and Reduced Graphene Oxide for Visible-Light Photocatalytic H2 Prod...
    P. Karthik, R. Vinoth, P. Zhang, W. Choi, E. Balaraman, B. Neppolian
    ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1, 5, 1913-1923, (2018)
  • Non-covalent polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-polyoxometalates as inorganic–organic–inorganic hybrid materials ...
    R. Prabu#, P. Karthik#, N. Palanisami, Paolo P. Pescarmona, B. Neppolian and S. Shanmugan
    Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 5, 2666-2677, (2018)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, SRM University, Chennai, India, 2018
  • M.Phil Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India, 2012
  • M.Sc Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India, 2011
  • B.Sc Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2019- ..: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)