Sudarsanam Putla

Sudarsanam Putla

Catalysis Division

About Me

Dr. Sudarsanam Putla is a Scientist at the Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (2015) from the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Hyderabad, India). Before joining CSIR-NCL, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at KU Leuven (Belgium, 2017-2019), Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT, Germany, 2017), and RMIT University (Melbourne, 2014–2016). His research focuses on developing industrially sustainable catalytic processes for biomass valorization, CO2-to-chemcials, and synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. He has been honored for his innovative contributions with many prestigious awards/fellowships, including Young Scientist Award to participate at the 67th Nobel Laureate Meeting-2017 (Germany), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoc Fellowship-2017 (Belgium), Leibniz-DAAD Postdoc Fellowship-2016 (Germany), Best Ph.D. Thesis Award-2015 (The Catalysis Society of India), EuropaCat Ph.D. Student Award-2013 (XIth European Congress on Catalysis, France), Best Senior Research Fellow Award-2013 (CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad), and Endeavour Research Fellowship-2013 (Australia). He has edited three books (ACS and Elsevier), and published 55 peer-reviewed articles in high impact international journals and 4 book chapters with an h-index of 31 and more than 2550 citations.

Professional Experience

  • Scientist (02/2020 onwards), CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India  
  • Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow (10/2017 – 09/2019). Mentor: Prof. Bert Sels Center for Sustainable Catalysis and Engineering, KU Leuven, Leuven 3001, Belgium 
  • Leibniz-DAAD Post-doctoral Fellow (02/2017 – 09/2017). Mentor: Prof. Angelika Brückner Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock 18059, Germany
  • Post-doctoral Fellow (04/2014 – 12/2016). Mentor: Prof. Suresh Bhargava School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Australia 
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry - 2015), CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India Supervisor: Dr. B. Mahipal Reddy, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad 
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry - 2009), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai

Selected Publications

  • Putla Sudarsanam*, Hu Li* And Tatiparthi Vikram Sagar, TiO2-Based Water-Tolerant Acid Catalysis for Biomass-Based Fuels and Chemicals, ACS Catal., 10, 9555 - 9584 (2020), [IF - 12.35].
  • P. Sudarsanam*, E. Peeters, E.V. Makshina, V.I. Parvulescu And B.F. Sels*, Advances in porous and nanoscale catalysts for viable biomass conversion, Chem. Soc. Rev., 48, 2366 - 2421 (2019), DOI:10.1039/C8CS00452H [IF - 40.443].
  • P. Sudarsanam*, B. Hillary, M.H. Amin, N. Rockstroh, U. Bentrup, A. Brueckner And S.K. Bhargava*, Heterostructured copper-ceria and iron-ceria nanorods: Role of morphology, redox, and acid properties in catalytic diesel soot combustion, Langmuir., 34, 2663 - 2673 (2018), [IF - 3.557].
  • P. Sudarsanam*, R. Zhong, S.V. den Bosch, S.M. Coman, V.I. Parvulescu* And B.F. Sels*, Functionalised heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable biomass valorisation, Chem. Soc. Rev., 47, 8349 - 8402 (2018), DOI:DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00410B [IF - 40.443].
  • P. Sudarsanam, B. Hillary, M.H. Amin, S. Hamid And S.K. Bhargava*, Structure-activity relationships of nanoscale MnOx/CeO2 heterostructured catalysts for selective oxidation of amines under eco-friendly conditions, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental., 185, 213 - 224 (2016).

Research Interest

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

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