Welcome to the CATandMOSS group


Research areas

  • Surface Science
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Spectroscopy
  • We work in the field of surface science  with special emphasize on understanding nanoscale catalysis phenomena. To design new functional nanomaterials for catalytic application requires a molecular level understanding on the bond breaking and making process on the catalyst surface. We create flat model catalyst surfaces or structured nanoparticles and employ surface sensitive technique like X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and high resolution microscopes like STM/AFM and HRTEM to arrive at structure vs activity correlations (look at the research interest page for more details) .  


  • Dr. Vinod C Prabhakaran
    Senior Scientist 
    Office: Room No.135C , Main building
    National Chemical Laboratory
    Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
    Pune 411008, India
    Phone  +91 20 2590 2086
    Fax +91 20 2590 2633