Research Scientists

Alla Dikhtiarenko, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Nanoporous materials, Heterogeneous catalysis, crystal design, synthesis and functionalization, crystal structure determination, XRD

Amol M. Hengne, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Remote

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, C1 chemistry, Biomass utilization, Sustainable Chemistry

Anastasiya Bavykina, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Materials chemistry, Porous polymers, Heterogeneous catalysis

Bholanath Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Computational Chemistry, electronic structure, Homogeneous Catalysis, Photoredox Catalysis

Chen Zhu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Transition metal catalysis, ​Photocatalysis, eletrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, DFT-calculation, wavefunction analysis

Idoia Hita del Olmo, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Zeolites, Activated carbon, Hydrocarbons, Catalyst deactivation

Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Materials design, Surface characterization, Sustainability, E-Fuels

Jeremy Bau, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Nanomaterials synthesis, photoelectrochemistry, solar fuels

Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic Polymerization, Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Luis Garzon Tovar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Nanoporous, materials, Heterogeneous catalysis, crystal design, synthesis and functionalization, crystal structure determination, catalysis

Manoja Kumar Samantaray, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Alkane metathesis, Alkene metathesis, Carbene, Carbyne

Mengmeng Cui, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: computational fluid dynamics, process simulation, process optimization

Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: water splitting, redox dynamics, charge transport kinetics, Photo(electro)catalysis

Mohit Chawla,Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Molecular modeling, Quantum chemical studies of molecular interactions in nucleic acids, Structural studies of functional RNA molecules (Ribosome, Ribozyme and Riboswitch)

Muralirajan Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: Transition-metal-catalyzed reactions, Photo-redox reactions, C-H activation reactions

Partha Maity, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Photocatalysis, Photophysics, Ultrafast spectroscopy of nanocrystals

Rafia Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: catalysis, Materials Simulation and Modelling, DFT

Rajesh Kancherla,Ph.D

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Photo-catalysis, Transition metal catalysis

Ram Karan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Extremophiles, extremozymes, halo-adaptation, bioengineering, biotechnological applications, production of bioplastics, single amplified genomes, crystal structures, gas vesicle nanoparticles

Salvador Sayas Valero,Ph.D

​Research Scientist

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysts, renewable energy, reactor design, Hydrogen production, CO2 utilization, Green Chemistry, Catalyst characterization

Simil Thomas

Research Scientist

Sumesh Kureppadathu Raman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Organometallic chemistry, Polymers Synthesis, Polymerization

Theo Piechota Goncalves, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Density-functional theory, ab initio calculations, reaction mechanisms, transition state theory, organometallic chemistry homogeneous catalysis, diradicals, aromatic hydrocarbon, supercomputing

Thien Nguyen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Porous organic materials, Organic Synthesis

Vijaykumar Marakatti

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Intermetallic, Alloy, Nano materials, heterogenous catalysis, Ammonia synthesis, Synthesis

Viko Ladelta, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: ​Anionic ring-opening polymerization

Walid AL Maksoud, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, SOMC, Metathesis Reaction, hydrogenation

Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: catalysis, zeolite, naphtha, olefins, gas separation

Yichen Cai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Zhen Cao, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Density Functional Theory (DFT), Water Splitting Catalysis, QM/MM Simulation, biological systems