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Selvaraj Dr. K.

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Senior Scientist : Catalysis And Inorganic Chemistry

+91-20-25902262 +91-20-25902633

k.selvaraj@ncl.res.in

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MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Catalysis, Computational Material Science, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Supramolecular chemistry

MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Major Research Areas

NCML works on Nanomaterials Science and Technology using experimental and theoretical approaches. The major focus is to design functional nanomaterials for health and energy.

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Nanocatalysis : Energy production and Energy storage

Nanoscopically designed graphene based precious and non-precious metal electrocatalysts are being explored for energy production reactions such as Oxygen evolution, Oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution etc., CO2 reduction for fuel generation is being explored for higher electrochemical efficiency operations.

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Nanotheranostics : Multifunctional Nanodesign for targetted, bioresponsive delivery, combined chemo-photothermal therapy and biomedical imaging

Multifunctional Nanomaterials systems for combined therapeutics and multimodal diagnostics are being designed and explored for in-vitro and in-vivo studies for theranostic applications. Gold Nanorods, Mesoporous silica nanoparticles, Graphene nanoflakes, Carbon-quantum-dots, Liposomes are few of the components used in designed these multifunctional materials. Bioresponsive nanogates are designed with biomolecules and graphene quantum dots for targetted safe delivery of anticancer drugs.

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Functional nanocomposites for Biomedical applications

3D scaffolds designed with engineered nanocarbon hydrogel structures along with artificial bone like minerals are investigated for bone tissue engineering. A recent addition is high load bearing bioactive glasses for bone crafts and fillers. Materials synthesis, structure-property correlations along with in-vitro and in-vivo studies are carriedout for possible patenting and further exploitation.

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First principle based computational research

Various experimental research carried at NCML group are complemented with computational research tools for molecular level insight. Nanocatalytic systems for energy production such as hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, oxygen reduction reaction and energy storage such as nanocarbon based ultracapacotors are few examples. Host-guest interactions such as heavy or radio active elements adsorption by calixarenes, alkali ion interactions with micro and mesoporous silica, zeolites etc., are some other examples..

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

 

Ph.D., Chemistry,  (2000)

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

CSIR - National Chemical LaboratoryPune

Scientist
2002-Present

Pune University Pune

Fulltime Lectuer
2000-2002

PUBLICATIONS

 

A redox-mediated 3D graphene based nanoscoop design for ultracapacitor applications

New Journal of Chemistry  (2017)
Dr. Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Suman Kumari jhajharia, Pallavi Rani

A Novel Interaction study of Th(IV) and Zr(IV)with 4-sulfonatocalix[6]arene : Experimental and Theoretical Investigation

Polyhedron  (2017)
Dr. Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Krati Joshi

AWARDS & HONORS

 
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PATENTS

 

A novel near ambient method for large scale preparation of graphene nano-spheres from graphene

PCT/IN2015/000059
Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Suman Jhajharia

Novel Photothermally Triggerable Mesoporous Inorganic Targeted Drug Delivery System

306 DEL 2015
Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Rajendra Prasad

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