Research Interest:

  • Experimental Surface Science
  • Exploring surfaces relevant to catalysis under realistic conditions (Bridging the pressure Gap)
  • Thin film catalyst surface (Bridging the material gap)


  • Synthesis of functional nanomaterials for catalytic applications
  • Predictive and Rational catalyst design

Professional Experience

  • Oct 2019- till date - Senior Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • Oct 2014- Oct 2019 - Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • Oct 2010- Oct 2014 - Sr.Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2009-2010 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Adam F Lee), School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • 2007-2009 Associate Professor, Center For Nanotechnology Research, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu
  • 2005-2007 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Ib Chorkendorff), Center For Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • 2002-2005 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Ben Nieuwenhuys), Technical University of Eindhoven/Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • 1995-2001 Ph.D  (with Prof. C. N. R. Rao FRS), JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore/Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala


Academic Tree of Vinod

Selected Publications

Book Chapter



Nanoscale catalysis by Gold, Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (Eds. A. Carley, P. Davies, G. Hutchings and M. Spencer, Springer, 2002)., , 191 - 206 (2002).



 “Insights into heterogeneous catalysis through surface science techniques” C. P. Vinod, NEW AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN CATALYSIS: CATALYSIS BY NANOPARTICLES   published by Elsevier edited by Prof. S.L. Suib, University of Connecticut 


"Model Nanoparticles in Catalysis"  C. P. Vinod* A. B. Vysakh and S. Sreedhala in

Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters, Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Published by Springer (2017) and edited by Francis Leonard Deepak (INL International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory Braga Portugal) Page number





Selected Publications (Recent)

  • S. Sreedhala, V. SudheeshKumar And C. P. Vinod* , “Structure Sensitive Chemical Reactivity by Palladium Concave Nanocubes and Nanoflowers Synthesised by Seed Mediated Procedure in Aqueous Medium”, Nanoscale., 6, 7496 - 7502 (2014), DOI:10.1039/c4nr01283f.
  • A. C. Sunil Sekhar, K. V. Ziyad, Y. Soni And C. P. Vinod*, Activity enhancement on Titanium incorporation: Au@Ti-SiO2 core shell nanocatalysts for CO oxidation reaction, ChemCatChem., , (2015), DOI:10.1002/cctc.201402954.
  • Vysakh A. Bharathan, Chinchu Lizen Babu And C. P. Vinod*, "Demonstration of Synergistic Catalysis in Au@Ni Bimetallic Core Shell Nanostructures", J Phys Chem C., , (2015), DOI:10.1021/jp5128089.
  • S. Sreedhala and C. P. Vinod*, Surfactant assisted formation of Ruthenium nanochains under mild conditions and their catalytic CO oxidation activity, Chemical Communications (just accepted)., , (2015)