Vijaykumar Marakatti, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Intermetallic as catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis.

Selected Publications

  • Highly active and stable Co (Co3O4) _Sm2O3 nano-crystallites derived from Sm2Co7 and SmCo5 intermetallic compounds in NH3 synthesis and CO2 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