Sudheesh Kumar Veeranmaril, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Characterization of zeolite based materials using XAS 

Selected Publications

  • Atom Precise Ag Clusters as a Precursors Selective Bimetallic AgPd Heterogeneous Catalysts. Sulaiman. K. O.; Bueckert, A.: Abdellah, A.; Sudheeshkumar, V.; Higgins, D.; Scott, R. W. J J. Phys. Chem. C, (2022).
  • Atomically Isolated Nickel–Nitrogen–Carbon Electrocatalysts Derived by the Utilization of Mg2+ ions as Spacers in Bimetallic Ni/Mg–Metal–Organic Framework Precursors for Boosting the Electroreduction of CO2. Fatma Ismail, Ahmed Abdellah, V. Sudheeshkumar, Amirhossein Rakhsha Weifeng Chen, Ning Chen and Drew C. Higgins. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2022).
  • Impact of Nickel Content on the Structure and Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Performance of Nickel–Nitrogen–Carbon Catalysts Derived from Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Fatma Ismail, Ahmed Abdellah, Hye-Jin Lee, Veeranmaril Sudheeshkumar, Wajdi Alnous and Drew C. Higgins. ACS Applied Energy Materials,  5, 1, 430–439 (2022).
  • Probing the Thermal Stability of (3-Mercaptopropyl)-trimethoxysilane-Protected Au25 Clusters by In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy. Veeranmaril Sudheeshkumar ,Charles Soong, Stas Dogel, Robert W. J. Scott. Nano-Micro Small 8, 2004539 (2022).

  • Silica-encapsulated palladium clusters for methane combustion catalysis. V.Sudheeshkumar, MirandaLavier, BriannaLukan, JingShen, Natalia Semagina, and Robert W.J.Scott. Catalysis Today. (2021)


  • Ph.D. (Material Science)., University of Saskatchewan, Canada. M.Tech (Industrial Catalysis)., Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), India. M.Sc (Chemistry), University of Calicut, India.

Professional Profile

  • 2021-2022, Postdoctoral fellow, McMaster University, Canada. 2020-2021, Research Associate, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure(EXAFS) Electrocatalysis Operando XAS reactor designing for thermo/electrocatalysis (MEA cell) In situ TEM, XPS