Catalysis Division

About Me

Professional Experience

  • 2002- Current- Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 1999 - 2000 Post Doctoral Fellow in The laboratoire de materiaux catalytiques et catalyse en chimie Organique, UMR � 5618, ENSCM-CNRS, 8, Rue de l�Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, FRANCE
  • Jan 2002 - Dec 2002 - JSPS post doctoral Fellow: The Department of Materials science and Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu � 501 1193, JAPAN.

Selected Publications

  • Marimuthu Manikandan, Ashok Kumar Venugopal, Atul S. Nagpure And Satyanarayana Chilukuri* and Thirumalaiswamy Raja*, Promotional effect of Fe on the performance of supported Cu catalyst for ambient pressure hydrogenation of furfural, RSC Advances., 6, 3888 - 3898 (2016), DOI:10.1039/C5RA24742J.
  • Marimuthu Manikandan, Ashok Kumar Venugopal, Kandasamy Prabu, Ratnesh Kumar Jha And Raja Thirumalaiswamy*, Role of surface synergistic effect on the performance of Ni-based hydrotalcite catalyst for highly efficient hydrogenation of furfural, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical., 417, 153 - 162 (2016), DOI:10.1016/j.molcata.2016.03.019.
  • Atul S. Nagpure, Ashok Kumar Venugopal, Nishita Lucas, Marimuthu Manikandan And Raja Thirumalaiswamy * and Satyanarayana Chilukuri *, Renewable fuels from biomass-derived compounds: Ru-containing hydrotalcites as catalysts for conversion of HMF to 2,5-dimethylfuran, Catalysis Science & Technology., 5, 1463 - 1472 (2015), DOI:10.1039/c4cy01376j.
  • Edwin S. Gnanakumar, Jarpla Madhusudhan Naik, Marimuthu Manikandan And Thirumalaiswamy Raja and Chinnakonda S. Gopinath*, Role of Nanointerfaces in Cu- and Cu+ Au-Based Near- Ambient-Temperature CO Oxidation Catalysts, ChemCatChem., 6, 3116 - 3124 (2014), DOI:10.1002/cctc.201402581.
  • Ashok Kumar Venugopal, Aswathy Thareparambil Venugopalan And Periyasamy Kaliyappan and Thirumalaiswamy Raja* , Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethyl benzene to styrene over hydrotalcite derived cerium containing mixed metal oxides, Green Chemistry., 15, 3259 - 3267 (2013), DOI:DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41321G.
  • Wenhao Fang, Cyril Pirez, Mickae?l Capron, Se?bastien Paul, Thirumalaiswamy Raja And Paresh L. Dhepe, Ce–Ni mixed oxide as efficient catalyst for H2 production and nanofibrous carbon material from ethanol in the presence of water, RSC Advances., 2, 9626 - 9634 (2012), DOI:10.1039/c2ra21701e.
  • Edwin S. Gnanakumar, Jino C. John, Thirumalaiswamy Raja And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Functional and Disordered Meso-Macroporous -Al2?xMxO3±y (M = Cu and/or Ce), Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology., , 2682 - 2688 (2012), DOI:doi:10.1166/jnn.2013.7384.
  • T. M. Sankaranarayanan, T.M., Ingle, R.H, Gaikwad, T.B., Lokh, e, S.K., Raja.T, Devi, N.R, Ramaswamy, V, Manik And an.P, Cat Lett, Cat Lett., 121, 39 - 51 (2008).
  • Darbha Srinivas; Wolfgang F Hoelderich; Steffen Kujath; Michael H Valkenberg; Thirumalaiswamy Raja; Lakshi Saikia; Ramona Hinze, Active sites in vanadia/titania catalysts for selective aerial oxidation of ?-picoline to nicotinic acid, Journal of Catalysis., 259, 165 - 173 (2008), DOI:http://dx.doi.or10.1016/j.jcat.2008.07.019.

Research Interest

  • Catalysis AND NEW methods
  • Catalytic Reaction/Reactor Engineering

Contact Details


Senior Scientist
Office: Room No.290, Inorganic and Catalysis Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone +91 20 2590 2094
Fax +91 2025902633
E-mail t.raja@ncl.res.in