Prof. P. Selvam  

 

Personal Profile :

Name
Designation
Room
Telephone - Landline

Telephone - Mobile
Campus Residence

E-mail

 

: Parasuraman Selvam
: Professor
: NCCR-211 (Chemistry - Annex Bldg.)
:
+91-44-2257-4235 (O) / 6235 (R)
:
+91-9940-411-422

: C1-10-17, 1st Cross Road (opp. KV-IIT), IIT-Madras Campus
:
selvam@iitm.ac.in / selvam@iitb.ac.in

 

Academic profile

  M.Sc. (1982)   -   University of  Madras, Chennai

  Ph.D.  (1988)   -   Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai

(with Prof. V. Srinivasan & Prof. B. Viswanathan)



Post-Doctoral Research Associate

  Laboratory of  X-ray Crystallography (1988-90), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

(with Prof. Klaus Yvon)

  Department of Condensed Matter Physics (1990-92), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

(with Prof. Oystein Fischer)

Professional Experience

Currently:

Professor, Department of Chemistry (http://chem.iitm.ac.in/professordetails/selvam/)

& National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR) http://www.nccr.iitm.ac.in/staff/selvam.htm
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras), Chennai (2006 onwards) : http://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/selvam

Adjunct Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (2013-2015) : http://www.aki.che.tohoku.ac.jp/member_e.htm

Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia (2014) : http://www.uws.edu.au/staff_profiles

Formerly:

Assistant Professor (1992-1997); Associate Professor (1997-2003); Professor (2003-2006) :

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-Bombay), Mumbai : http://www.iitb.ac.in

Associate Professor : Department of Materials Chemistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (2003):

http://www.aki.che.tohoku.ac.jp/member_e.htm (with Prof. Akira Miyamoto)

Associate Faculty, Energy Systems Engineering, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai (1992-2006) : http://www.iitb.ac.in

Visiting Professorships

*      Department of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

*      New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

*      Department of Applied Chemistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

*      International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

*      Department of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai

*      Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

*      ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, The Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

*      School of Natural Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia

*      School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireeland

*      N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia

 

Field of Specializaton

  NANOSTUCTURED MATERIALS & HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

(Solid State and Surface Chemistry)

Research Interests

Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Biomass Conversion, Solar Hydrogen, Surface Science, Molecular Modeling.

Advanced Materials including Microporous and Mesoporous Molecular Sieves, Nanomaterials; Hydrogen Storage

(Metal hydrides/Carbons) Materials, Superconductors, Functional Materials, Organic-Inorganic Hybrids.

 

Honors/Distinction

  • Member, Programme Advisory Committee (Physical Chemistry), DST, New Delhi, 2012-2015.
  • Speaker, The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave, Chennai, 2014.
  • Leader, Government of India delegation (Catalysis) to St. Petersburg (RUSSIA), 2013.
  • Associate Editor, Advanced Porous Materials, American Scientific Publishers, 2013 onwards

http://www.aspbs.com/apm/editorial_apm.htm

  • Group Leader, 3rd Indo-Russian Expert Meeting, Chennai, 2011.
  • Member, German Excellence Initiative, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn, 2011.
  • Member, Government of India Delegation (Catalysis) to Rostock (Germany), 2011.
  • Honorary Chairman & Treasurer, The Royal Society of ChemistrySouth India, 2010 onwards.
  • Deputy Leader, Government of India delegation (Catalysis) to Novosibrisk (Russia), 2009.
  • Treasurer, Catalysis Society of India, 2003-2005.
  • Secretary, Catalysis Society of India (Mumbai Chapter), 2002-2004.
  • Elected Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry, London (U.K.), 2002.
  • Elected Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune, 2001.

 

Awards

 

  • Eminent International (Research) Visitor, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2010-2012.
  • Dr. Sr. Annamma Philip Endowment Lecture Award, Chennai, 2012.
  • Professor S. Lakshminarasimhan First Endowment Lecture Award, Chennai, 2012.
  • Professor N. Venkatasubramanian Endowment Lecture Award, Chennai, 2010.
  • Sistla Kameswari Young Scientist Award (Catalysis), Catalysis Society of India, 2002.
  • Mayavati Memorial Young Scientist Award (Solid State Chemistry),

Indian Association for Solid State Chemists & Allied Scientists, 2001.

  • JCPDS Award, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1990 :

Contribution to the powder diffraction file: Set 40, No.1204-1206.

Students Prizes

  • Prof. Ramamurthy Endowment Prize for Best M.Sc. Dissertation (V. Vijay Kumar), 2012.
  • Hindustan Platinum Best Poster, 15th Natl. Workshop on Catalysis, Chennai (B. Kuppan) 2011.
  • Hindustan Platinum Best Paper, 2nd Indo-Pacific Conf. on Catalysis, Pune (K. Vidya), 2000.
  • Hindustan Platinum Best Paper, 14th Natl. Symp. on Catalysis, Chennai (R.J. Mahalingham), 1998.

Publications

*      Author / Co-author of over 250 Research Papers (In peer reviewed Journals & Proceedings).

Citation

*      Most Cited Reviews:

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 40 (2001) 3237-3261.

(One of the 100 most-cited Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Publications since 1975).

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 11 (1986) 169-192.

 

*      Most Cited Papers:

J. Phys. Chem. B, 107 (2003) 1518-1524.

J. Catal., 211 (2002) 134-143.

Catal. Today, 68 (2001) 63-68.

Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 39 (2000) 457-463.

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 16 (1991) 15-17.

 

Selected publications

  Adv. Porous Mater., 1 (2013) 239-254.

  Prog. Nat. Sci.: Mater. Int., 22 (2012) 616-624.

  Catal. Today, 198 (2012) 85-91.

  J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 1922-1931.

  J. Indian Inst. Sci., 90 (2010) 271-285.

  Catal. Today, 143 (2009) 103-108.

  J. Phys. Chem. C, 112 (2008) 15832-15843.

  J. Catal., 247 (2007) 1-19; 249 (2007) 394-396.

  J. Mol. Catal. A (Chemical), 275 (2007) 14-24.

  J. Catal., 238 (2006) 88-99.

  J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 6 (2006) 1758-1764.

  J. Catal., 229 (2005) 69-76.

  Appl. Catal. A (General), 276 (2004) 257-265.

  Appl. Catal. B (Environmental), 54 (2004) 145-154.

  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125 (2003) 16210-16212.

  Organometallics, 22 (2003) 2181-2183.

  Chem. Commun., (2002) 1466-1467.

  Org. Lett., 4 (2002) 4297-4300; 5 (2003) 233.

  Tetrahedron Lett., 43 (2002) 8527-8529; 44 (2003) 1107.

 

Book

*      Solid State Through Problems (with late Prof. H.V. KEER), New Age Int. Ltd., to appear.

Theses Supervised

*      Ph.D. / M.Tech. / M.Sc. : 8 / 10 / 25
 

Courses Taught at IIT-Madras

*      B.Tech.

   Preparative Chemistry (Physical - Theory)

   Preparative Chemistry (Inorganic - Theory)

   Chemistry II (Inorganic - Theory)

   Chemistry III (Laboratory)

*      M.Sc. / Ph.D.

   Solid State Chemistry

   Surfaces, Interfaces, Dispersed Systems and Macromolecules

   Principles of Surface Chemistry

   Surface Chemistry and Catalysis

   Electron Spectroscopy

   Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

   Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

*      M.Tech. (Catalysis Technology)

   Solids and Surfaces

   Nanomaterials in Catalysis

   Introduction to Surface Analysis
 

Course Taught at Tohoku University, Sendai

*      B.Tech. / Ph.D.

   Engineering Catalysis
 

Courses Taught at IIT-Bombay

*      B.Tech.

   Preparative Chemistry (Physical)

   Chemistry I (Physical)

   Chemistry II (Inorganic)

   Chemistry III (Physical)

   Preparative Chemistry Laboratory - I

   Chemistry Laboratory I

   Chemistry Laboratory II

*      5 yr. Int. M.Sc. / 2 yr. M.Sc.

   Inorganic Chemistry I

   Solids and Surfaces

   Interfacial Phenomena

   Electronic Properties and Materials

   Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications

   Principles of the Solid State

   Structure and Properties of Materials

   Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

   Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

   Physical Chemistry Laboratory IV

*      M.Tech. (Energy Systems Engineering)

   Hydrogen Energy

*      Ph.D.

   Structure Analysis by Diffraction Methods

   Topics in Chemistry
      Superconductivity
      Molecular Sieves
      Structure of Elements and Compounds
      X-ray Diffraction

   Advanced Laboratory Techniques

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

   Member: American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Catalysis Forum, International Zeolite Association, International Mesoporous Materials Association, Materials Research Society of Singapore.

   Life Member: Catalysis Society of India; Indian Association of Solid State Chemists; Chemical Research Society of India, Materials Research Society of India.

 

International Advisory Board Member

 

  2nd Int. Conf. Catal. for Renewable Sources: fuel, energy, chemicals, Lund, July 22-28, 2013.

  8th Int. Mesostructured Materials Symp. (IMMS-2013), Awaji Island, Hyogo, May 20-24, 2013.

  2nd World Congress on Engineering and Technology (CET-2012), Beijing, Oct. 26-28, 2012.

  Int. Symp. on Zeolites & Microporous Crystals (ZMPC-2012), Hiroshima, July 28-Aug. 1, 2012.

  Liaison to India, 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Qubec, May 13-16, 2012.

  Int. Conf. on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Adv. Mater., Visakhapatnam, Dec. 17-19, 2010.

  Int. Symp. on Zeolites and Microporous Crystals (ZMPC-2009), Tokyo, August 3-7, 2009.

  Russian-Indian Symp. on Catalysis and Environmental Engg., Novosibirsk, Sep. 13-14, 2009.

  6th Int. Mesostructured Materials Symposium (IMMS-2008), Sept. 8-11, Namur, 2008.

  Int. Symp. on Nanoporous Materials V, Vancouver, May 25-28, 2008.

 

Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops Organized

 

   15th National Workshop on the Role of Materials in Catalysis, Chennai, December 11-13, 2011.

   Indo-Russian Expert Meeting on Nanostructured Catalysts for the Chemical Processing and

Environmental Protection, Chennai, December 14-15, 2011.

   20th Natl Symp. on Catal. for Energy Conservation and Conservation of Environ., Chennai, Dec. 19-22, 2010.

   Indo-Hungarian Workshop on Future Frontiers in Catalysis, Chennai, February 16-18, 2010.

   Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM): Symp. R: Mater. for Catal., Bangalore, Oct. 8-11, 2007.

   3rd Int. Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, July 3-8, 2005.

   Recent Advances in Catalysis, IIT-Bombay, June 25, 2002.

   In-House Symposium, IIT-Bombay, April 6, 2002.

   25th Annual Conference of the Electron Microscope Society of India, IIT-Bombay, February 20-22, 2002.

   National Workshop on Chemical Appl. of Statistical Mechanics, Mumbai, Dec. 1-18, 1994.

   International Workshop on Chevrel- phase Superconductors, University of Geneva, September 10-12, 1992.

 

Chairing International/National Conferences

 

   Indo-French Symposium on Catalysis, NCL, Pune, July 12-14, 2010.

   6th Annual conference of the Advances in Functional Nanomaterials, Coffs Harbour, Nov. 9 -12, 2009.

   Russian-Indian Symp. on Catalysis And Environmental Engineering, Novosibirsk, September 13-14, 2009.

   5th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 28 June-3 July 2009.

   19th National Symposium on Catalysis, Pune, January 18-21, 2009.

   Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM): Symp. R: Mater. for Catal., Bangalore, Oct. 8-11, 2007.

   Taiwan-India Conference on Nanomaterials, Taoyuan, December 11-12, 2006.

   11th Asian Chemical Congress, Seoul, August 24-26, 2005.

   4th Int. Symposium on Nanoporous Materials, Niagara Falls, June 7-10, 2005.

   Int. Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, December 7-12, 2003.

   Int. Catalysis workshop for Young Scientists, Beijing, September 23-27, 2001.

   2nd Conference of Indo-Pacific Catalysis Association & 15th Natl. Conf.on Catal., Pune, Jan. 23-25, 2001.

   4th National Symposium of Solid State Chemistry and Allied Sciences, Goa, December 1-3, 2005.

   14th National Conference on Catalysis, Chennai, December 16-18, 1998.

 

National Advisory Committee Member

 

  21st National Workshop on Catalysis, Hyderabad, Dec. 11-13, 2013.

  20th National Symposium on Catalysis, Chennai, Dec. 18-21, 2010.

  14th National Workshop on Catalysis, Tezpur, Dec. 5-6, 2009.

  19th National Symposium on Catalysis, Pune, January 18-21, 2009.

  18th National Symposium on Catalysis, Dehradun, April 3-5, 2007.

  National Seminar on Recent Advances in Nanoscience, Aurangabad, February 23-24, 2008.

  National Symp. on Photocatalysis for Energy, Environment & Chemical Industries, Udaipur, Dec.14-15, 2005.

  National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas, IIT-Kanpur, Dec. 6-8, 2001.

  National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas, Jammu, October 28-30, 1999.

 

Plenary Lectures Delivered In International / National

Conferences/Seminars/Symposiums/Workshops

 

ž  20th Natl. Symp. on Catal. for Energy Conversion & Conservation of Environ., Chennai, Dec. 19-22, 2010.

Green Chemistry and Catalysis for Sustainability

ž  RSC-South India Workshop on Fronties in Catalysis Research, Truchy, October 1, 2010.

Green Chemistry and Catalysis for Sustainability

ž  RSC-South India Workshop on Fronties in Materials Science, Chennai, February 11, 2010.

Nanoporous Materials and their Applications

ž  6th Annual conference of the Advances in Functional Nanomaterials, Coffs Harbour, Nov. 9 -12, 2009.

Nanoporous Carbons and their Applications in Catalysis

 

Key-Note Address Delivered in International / National

Conferences/Seminars/Symposiums/Workshops

 

ž  2nd Indo-German Conference on Catalysis, Rostock, June 19-22, 2011.

Nanoporous Carbon Supported Platinum (Pt/NCCR-1): Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation

ž  Russian-Indian Symp. on Catalysis And Environmental Engineering, Novosibirsk, September 13-14, 2009.

Mesoporous Materials and their Applications in Catalysis

ž  XXI National Meeting of the Portuguese Chemical Society, Porto, June 11-13, 2008.

Nanoporous Carbon Supported Platinum (Pt/NCCR-1): Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation

ž  National Seminar on Green Chemistry, Mumbai, March 20-21, 2008.

Green Chemistry and Catalysis

 

Invited Talks Delivered in International / National

Conferences/Seminars/Symposiums/Workshops

 

ž  Over 100 lectures delivered.

 

 

Additional Academic/Professional Activities

 

*      Professional Activities

 

   UGC-SAP Member, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 2011-2016.

   UGC-SAP Member, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, 2010-2015.

   UGC-SAP Member, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, 2007-2012.

   Member, Board of Studies, Anna University, Chennai, 2011-2012.

   Member, Board of Studies, Kalasalingham University, Srivilliputhur, 2010 - 2012.

   Member, Board of Studies, Goa University, Goa, 2006 - 2009.

   Member, Board of Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 2001-2003.

   Member, Facility Management Committee, Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), 2005-2006

   Invited Senate Member, IIT-Bombay, 2002

   Secretary, Departmental Faculty Meetings, IIT-Bombay, 2000-2002

   Member, Departmental Undergraduate Committee, IIT-Bombay, 2000-2002; 2006-2008

   Member/Secretary, Departmental Policy Committee, IIT-Bombay, 1997-2001; 2005-2008

   Coordinator, M.Sc. (Chem./Bio-Tech.) Entrance Examination, IIT-Bombay, 1997

   Joint Coordinator, M.Sc. (Chem./Bio-Tech.) Entrance Examination, IIT-Bombay, 1996

 

*      Administratrative Assignments

 

   Warden, Godavari Hostel, IIT-Madras, 2007-2011.

   Associate Warden, Hostel-3, IIT-Bombay, 1997-2002.

   In-charge, Instrumentation Laboratory, NCCR, IIT-Madras, 2006 onwards.

   Head-in-Charge, Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), IIT-Bombay, 2006

   In-charge, Central Surface Analysis Facility-Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis system,

IIT-Bombay, 2004-2006.

   Deputy Presiding Officer, Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM), IIT-Bombay, 2005

   Member, Scholarship Committee, IIT-Bombay, 2002-2004

   Deputy Presiding Officer, Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-Bombay, 1999 & 2000

   In-charge, Departmental Central Facilities - Thermal Analyses and Magnetic Susceptibility Systems,

IIT-Bombay, 1993-2002.

 

*      New Academic Programme

 

   Core Member - M.Tech. Catalysis Technology - Introduced at NCCR, IIT-Madras

 

*      Continuing Education Programme

 

   Core Member: Orientation Programme in Catalysis for Research Scholars (3 weeks duration), 1999 onwards.

 

*      Curriculum Development

 

Courses Introduced at IIT-Bombay

1. Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications.

2. Structure and Properties of Materials.

 

Courses Introduced at IIT-Madras

1.  Solids and Surfaces.

2.  Nanomaterials in Catalysis.

3.  Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Environment.

4.  Experimental Methods in Chemistry

5.  Surface Chemistry and Catalysis

6.  Surface, Interfaces, Dispersed Systems and Macromolecules

 

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