Manoj V. Mane, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Using Computational methods to investigate the mechanism of reactions including the rational design of efficient and effective catalyst, small molecule activation using transition metal and transition-metal free complexes, understanding how organometallic catalysts work and leveraging that knowledge to design new useful reactions.

Selected Publications

  • Gold(I)-catalyzed OH Group Assisted C(sp2)–H Alkylation of Enaminones with Diazo Compounds to Access 3-Alkyl Chromo... 
    P. N. Bagle, M. V. Mane, S. P. Sancheti, A. B. Gade, S. R. Shaikh, M.-H Baik, N. T. Patil
    Organic Letter, 21, 335339, (2019)
  • Experimental and Computational Study of the (Z)-Selective Formation of Trisubstituted Olefins and Benzo-Fused Oxacy... 
    H. Lee, M. V. Mane, H. Ryu, D. Sahu, M.-H. Baik, C. S. Yi 
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 1028910296, (2018)
  • Divergent pathways involving 1,3-dipolar addition and N-N bond splitting of an organic azido across a zirconium met... 
    T. Kurogi, M. V. Mane, S. Zheng, P. J. Carroll, M.-H. Baik, D. J. Mindiola 
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57, 19781981, (2018)
  • A new and selective cycle for dehydrogenation of linear and cyclic alkanes under mild conditions using a base metal... 
    D. P. Solowey, M. V. Mane, T. Kurogi, P. J. Carroll, B. C. Manor, M.-H. Baik, D. J. Mindio...
    Nature Chemistry 9, 11261132, (2017)
  • Less Frustration, More Activity - Interesting Theoretical Insights into Frustrated Lewis Pairs for Hydrogenation Ca... 
    M. V. Mane, K. Vanka 
    ChemCatChem 9, 30133022, (2017)
  • From insertion to multicomponent coupling: temperature dependent reactions of arynes with aliphatic alcohols 
    M. Thangaraj, S. Bhojgude, M. V. Mane, A. T. Biju
    Chemical Communications, 52, 16651668, (2016)
  • Computational Study of Metal Free Alcohol Dehydrogenation Employing Frustrated Lewis Pairs 
    M. V. Mane, M. Rizvi, K. Vanka 
    The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80, 20812091, (2015)
  • Gold(I)/Chiral Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroamination–Hydroarylation of Alkynes: The Effect of a R... 
    V. S. Shinde, M. V. Mane, K. Vanka, A. Mallick, N.T. Patil
    Chemistry A European Journal, 21, 975979, (2015)
  • Metal or Nonmetal Cooperation with a Phenyl Group: Route to Catalysis? A Computational Investigation 
    K. Ghatak, M. V. Mane, K. Vanka
    ACS Catalysis, 3, 920927, (2013)
  • Construction of Crystalline 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks with Remarkable Chemical (Acid/Base) Stability via a Com... 
    S. Kandambeth, A. Mallick, B. Lukose, M. V. Mane, T. Heine, R. Banerjee
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 1952419527, (2012)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Sciences, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 2016
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, India, 2008
  • B. Sc., Chemistry, University of Pune; Pune, India, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudia Arabia (Prof. Luigi Cavallo)
  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, South Korea. (Prof. M.-H. Baik)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Computational Chemistry Organometallic chemistry Investigation of Reaction Mechanisms Small molecule activation

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)