Manoj V. Mane, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​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)


  • 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