Manoj Kumar Gangwar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalysis by Design: New Mesoporous Materials Development & Characterization for Refining Processes 

Selected Publications

  • Cp*Co (III)-catalyzed Efficient Dehydrogenation of Secondary Alcohols 
    M. K. Gangwar, P. Dahiya, B. Emayavaramban and B. Sundararaju
    Chem. Asian J., 2018,13,2445 2448, (2018)
  • Accessing Biologically Relevant Benzofuran Skeleton by One-pot Tandem Heck Alkynylation/Cyclization Reaction Using ... 
    Kumar, A.; Gangwar, M.K.; Prakasham, A.P.; Mhatre, D.; Kalita, A.C.;Ghosh, P.
    Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 28822893, (2016)
  • Fluoride-free Hiyama Coupling by Palladium Abnormal N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes 
    Modak, S.; Gangwar, M. K.; Rao, M. N.; Mahesh, M.; Kalita, A. C.; Dorcet, V.; Shejale, M. ...
    Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 17617-17628, (2015)
  • Palladium Complexes of a New Type of N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligand Derived from a Tricyclic Triazolooxazine Framewo... 
    Gangwar, M. K.; Kalita, A. C.; Ghosh, P. J. 
    Chem. Sci., 2014, 126, 1557-1563, (2014)
  • Chiral Oxazolidine fused N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Rhodium and Iridium and their Utility in Asymmetric Tr... 
    Ramasamy, B.; Gangwar, M. K.; Ghosh, P.
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 3253-3268, (2017)
  • Homodinuclear [Fe(III)-Fe(III)] and [Zn(II)-Zn(II)] Complexes of a Binucleating [N4O3] Symmetrical Ligand with Purp... 
    Pathak,C.; Gangwar, M. K.; Ghosh, P.
    Polyhedron, 2018, 145, 88-100, (2018)
  • An Efficient Synthetic Approach to trans-(NHC)2Pd(R)Br type Complexes and Their Implications in Suzuki-Miyaura Cros... 
    Kumar, A.; Prakasham, A. P.; Gangwar, M. K.; Vishnoi, P.; Butcher, R. J.; Ghosh P.
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 2144-2154, (2017)


  • 2017: Ph.D., in Organometallics and Catalysis, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India.
  • 2008: Master of Sciences, Organic Chemistry, (I class), S.M. College Chandausi, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University Bareilly (U.P), India. 

Professional Profile

  • 2019 - current: Post-Doctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017 - 2019: Post-Doctoral Fellow (NPDF Fellow), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India


  • National Post-doctoral Fellowship (NPDF) 2017-2019
  • Qualified GATE 2010, 2011, 2017 & 2018
  • Qualified CSIR-NET examination for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) June-2010, Dec- 2010 & june-2011 (AIR-179 & 252 & 50)

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)



Research Interests Keywords

​Synthesis of Metal alkyl Complexes Grafting on Mesoporous Zeolite Material Application to Refining Processes