Yadagiri Rachuri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 conversion, dehydrogenation of formic acid and N-formylation; design and syntheses of metal organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs) and pincer complex based porous organic polymers (POPs) and design and synthesis of fluorescent coordination polymers and their functional studies.

Selected Publications

  • Water-tolerant DUT-series metal–organic frameworks: A theoretical–experimental study for the chemical fixation of C... 
    J. F. Kurisingal, Y. Rachuri, A. S. Palakkal, R. S. Pillai, Y. Gu, Y. Choe, and D.-W. Park
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 11, 41458-41471, (2019)
  • Adenine-based Zn(II)/Cd(II) metal–organic frameworks as efficient heterogeneous catalysts for facile CO2 fixation i... 
    Y. Rachuri, J. F. Kurisingal, R. K. Chitumalla, S. Vuppala, Y. Gu, J. Jang, Y. Choe, E. Su...
    Inorganic Chemistry, 58, 1138911403, (2019)
  • Ionic‐liquid‐functionalized UiO‐66 framework: An experimental and theoretical Study on the cycloaddition of CO2 and... 
    J .F. Kurisingal, Y. Rachuri, R. S. Pillai, Y. Gu, Y. Choe, D. W. Park
    ChemSusChem, 12 (5), 1033-1042, (2019)
  • Three-dimensional Co(II)/Cd(II) metal–organic frameworks: Luminescent Cd-MOF for detection and adsorption of 2, 4, ... 
    Y. Rachuri, B. Parmar, E. Suresh
    Crystal Growth & Design, 18 (5), 3062-3072, (2018)
  • Selective and reversible adsorption of cationic dyes by mixed ligand Zn(II) coordination polymers synthesized by re... 
    Y. Rachuri, S. Subhagan, B. Parmar, K. K. Bisht, E. Suresh
    Dalton Transactions, 47 (3), 898-908, (2018)
  • Progress in the synthetic and functional aspects of chiral metal–organic frameworks 
    K. K. Bisht, B. Parmar, Y. Rachuri, A. C. Kathalikattil, E. Suresh
    CrystEngComm, 17, 5341-5356, (2015)


  • Ph.D. (Chemical Sciences), March 2018, Analytical and Environmental Science Division and Centralized Instrument Facility, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. (Research Supervisor: Dr. Eringathodi Suresh).
  • M. Sc. (Chemical Sciences), Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. (Supervisor: Prof. Bidhu Busan Das).
  • B.Sc., Osmania University, Govt Arts&Science College, Kamareddy, Telangana State, India.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

metal-organic frameworks coordination polymers covalent organic frameworks porous organic polymer pincer complexes Heterogeneous catalysis