Sathiyamoorthy Murugesan , Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​Catalysis by Design: New mesoporous materials development and characterization for refining processes. Surface Organometallic Chemistry, Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis, small molecule activation. 

Selected Publications

  • Catalytic Alkane Transfer Dehydrogenation by PSP-Pincer-Ligated Ruthenium. Deactivation of an Extremely Reactive Fr... 
    X. Zhou, S. Malakar, T. Zhou, S. Murugesan, C. Huang, T. J. Emge, K. Krogh-Jespersen, A. S...
    ACS Catal. 9, 4072, (2019)
  • A Co(I) pincer complex with an 2-C-H Agostic Arene Bond – Facile C-H Bond Cleavage via Deprotonation, Radical Abst... 
    S. Murugesan, B. Stöger, E. Pittenauer, G. Allmaier, L. F. Veiros, K. Kirchner
    Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 305 , (2016)
  • Non-Precious Metal Complexes with an Anionic PCP Architecture 
    S. Murugesan, K. Kirchner
    Dalton Trans., 45, (2016)
  • Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Co(II) and Ni(II) PCP Pincer Borohydride complexes 
    S. Murugesan, B. Stoger, M. Weil, L. F. Veiros, K. Kirchner
    Organometallics, 34, 1364, (2015)
  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Four- and Five-Coordinate Low-Spin Cobalt(II) PCP Pincer Complexes and Some Nickel(II) ... 
    S. Murugesan, B. Stoger, M. D. Carvalho, L. P. Ferreira, E. Pittenauer, G. Allmaier, L. F....
    Organometallics, 33, 6132, (2014)
  • Regio- and Stereoselective Syntheses of Piperidine Derivatives via Ruthenium-Catalyzed Coupling of Propargylic Amid... 
    S. Murugesan, F. Jiang, M. Achard, C. Bruneau, S. Dérien
    Chem. Commun., 48, 6589 , (2012)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2016.
  • M.Sc., Catalysis Molecules and Green Chemistry, Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France, 2011. 

Professional Profile

  • 2018-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KCC, KAUST, KSA. 
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS) 

Awards

  • 2016-2018: Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded by Centre for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC) 
  • 2013-2016: Doctoral thesis funded by Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • 2009: Indian Academy of Science fellow.

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)


Research Interests Keywords

Porous material Surface Chemistry catalysis

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)