Vijaykumar Marakatti

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interest

Intermetallic as catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis.

Selected Publications

  • Highly active and stable Co (Co 3 O 4) _Sm 2 O 3 nano-crystallites derived from Sm 2 Co 7 and SmCo 5 intermetallic compounds in NH 3 synthesis and CO 2 conversion. Vijaykumar S Marakatti, Maria Ronda-Lloret, Marian Krajčí, Boby Joseph, Carlo Marini, Juan Jose Delgado, François Devred, N Raveendran Shiju, Eric M Gaigneaux, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 686-706. 


  • PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis from Manipal University. 

Professional Profile

  • 2015-2017 SERB NPDFellow at JNCASR, Bangalore.
  • 2017-2019FSR-FNRS Fellow At UCLouvain, Belgium.
  • 2019-2021 Mari Curie Fellow at UCLouvain, Belgium 


  • Best Poster, Best presenter, Best oral, SERB-NPDF Fellowship , MSCA Fellowship.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Intermetallic Alloy Nano materials heterogenous catalysis Ammonia synthesis Synthesis