Swechchha Pandey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​My research interests include metal catalyzed transformations, organocatalyzed transformations, C-H activation and surface organometallic catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • Novel compounds and process for preparation of the same from cashew nut shell liquid (cnsl) 
    S.H. Chikkali, S. Pandey
    US Patent App. 10,683,317, (2020)
  • Chiral Separation of Styrene Oxides Supported by Enantiomeric Tetrahedral Neutral Pd (II) Cages 
    P. Rajasekar, S. Pandey, J. D Ferrara, M. D. Campo, P. Le Magueres, R. Boomishankar
    Inorganic chemistry, 58, 15017-15020,, (2019)
  • Imido-P (V) trianion supported enantiopure neutral tetrahedral Pd (II) cages 
    P. Rajasekar, S. Pandey, H. Paithankar, J. Chugh, A. Steiner, R. Boomishankar
    Chemical communications, 54, 1873-1876 , (2018)
  • Synthesis of meta-substituted monodentate phosphinite ligands and implication in hydroformylation 
    S.S. Deshmukh, S.R. Gaikwad, S. Pandey, P.S. Mali, S.H. Chikkali
    Journal of Chemical Sciences 129, 1143-1152 , (2018)
  • Iron catalyzed hydroformylation of alkenes under mild conditions: evidence of an Fe (II) catalyzed process 
    S. Pandey, K. Vipin Raj, D. R. Shinde, K. Vanka, V. Kashyap, S. Kurungot, C.P. Vinod, S. H...
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 4430-4439, (2018)
  • Isomerizing hydroformylation of cashew nut shell liquid 
    S. Pandey, D. R. Shinde, S. H. Chikkali 
    ChemCatChem, 9, 3997-4004, (2017)
  • Highly regioselective isomerizing hydroformylation of long‐chain internal olefins catalyzed by a rhodium bis (phosp... 
    S. Pandey, S. H. Chikkali
    ChemCatChem, 7, 3468-3471, (2015)

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

  • 2018-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany.


  • Awarded CSIR-UGC Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Chemical Sciences from 2015- 2018.
  • Awarded CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Chemical Sciences from 2013-2015.

  • Best published research paper in catalysis (2018) sponsored by NCL-Research foundation.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Metal catalyzed transformation Electrocatalysis Organocatalysis Surface Organometallic Catalysis