Assist Prof Dr. Prakash Chandra - Catalysis and materials chemistry - Scientific Achievement AwardūüŹÜ

Pandit Deendayal Energy University - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

He commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lucknow University, followed by a Master of Science in Chemistry, where he attained Division I honors. He further pursued a Doctor of Philosophy from CSIR-National Chemical Lab-Pune, focusing on Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry.

Professional Endeavors

His professional trajectory is marked by significant roles and research experiences. He served as a Research Associate at IMCN, Belgium, delving into Sequence-controlled oligomers for supported cooperative catalysis. Prior to this, he held a Research Associate position at the Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, focusing on Heterogeneous Catalysis and co-ordination chemistry.

Contributions and Research Focus in Catalysis and materials chemistry

His expertise spans various domains including Experimental homogeneous catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, Materials Chemistry, and Mechanistic studies. His research has notably explored nanomaterials in catalysis, energy storage, water splitting, and sensing, Catalysis and materials chemistry showcasing a diverse yet integrated focus on catalytic systems and materials chemistry.

Accolades and Recognition

His notable recognitions include the UCL-IMCN postdoctoral fellowship, IIT-Indore postdoctoral fellowship, and prestigious awards such as the CSIR Senior Research Fellowship, UGC-NET qualification with JRF, and GATE qualification.

Impact and Influence

Through his scholarly contributions and affiliations with esteemed professional organizations such as the Catalysis and materials chemistry,  Catalysis Society of India (CSI), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Dr. Chandra has had a substantial impact on the field of Chemistry. His research endeavors and memberships signify his influence in catalysis, materials chemistry, and related domains.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His legacy lies in his dedication to advancing the understanding of catalysis, materials chemistry, and related disciplines. His future contributions are anticipated to further enrich the field, particularly in catalytic systems, materials development, and energy-related research, leaving a lasting imprint on scientific innovation and academia.


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Notable Publications

Prakash Chandra | Catalysis and materials chemistry | Scientific Achievement Award

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