Darbha Srinivas

Darbha Srinivas

Catalysis Division

About Me

My research interests include design of novel materials for catalytic applications, green chemistry, utilization of renewable feedstocks for chemicals and fuels synthesis, material characterization by spectroscopic techniques, mechanistic investigations and structure-function correlations. My group has developed several sustainable catalytic processes. The catalysts and processes for biodiesel and biolubricants have been licensed to US companies.

Professional Experience

I am working as a Chief Scientist in the Catalysis Division of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune . I obtained my Masters Degree in Chemistry with Physical Chemistry as main subject from Andhra University, Waltair, India in the year 1980 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai during 1986 - 87. Before joining NCL, I worked as a scientist in the Inorganic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis Division of CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India during the period 1988-97.

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

Contact Details

Dr. Darbha Srinivas

Chief Scientist

Catalysis Division

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Pune - 411 008


Tel: +91 20 25902018

E-mail: d.srinivas@ncl.res.in