• Passed GATE-92 with percentile 81.33Awarded Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for lectureships jointly by CSIR-UGC in June 1992

  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR in 1994

  • Awarded DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship -1998




  • Process for separation & degradation of coloured  aqueous effluent using photo catalysi

  • Vapour phase dehydration of lactic acid to acrylic acid using various heterogeneous catalysts




  • Molydenum dioxo inorganic/organometallic complexes

  • Mixed metal oxide based solid acid catalysts

  • Non noble metal based deNOx catalysts



 Professional Experience

  • 2001- Current- Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

  • 1998-2000 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Dr. Manfred Scheer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 1992-1996 Ph.D Student (with Prof. Dr. Pradeep Mathur, Chemistry depatment , IIT Bombay, Mumbai



 Students Guided

  • Ph.D. 8 complete + 4 in progress

  • M.Tech. 6 completed + 1 in progress

  • M. Phil. 2 in progress+1 in progress

  • M.Sc.8 completed 



 International visit and collaboration

  • Visit to Lille University, France under ongoing CEFIPRA sponsored project from June 23rd till July 9th 2015

  • Visit to Germany from June 14-23rd 2015 for oral presentation in Achema 2015 and giving a talk in Gottingen University.

  • Visit to Lille University and Arkema, Lyon, France under ongoing CEFIPRA sponsored project from October 12th till October 29th 2013.Visit to Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock, Germany for ongoing Indo-German CSIR-BMBF collaborative project on Valorisation of glycerol by acetylation/ acetoxylation processes using solid acid catalysts (three weeks June 29 – July 21, 2013).

  • Visit to Lille University, France as Convener for 2nd Indo-French symposium on “Catalysts for Environmental and Sustainable Catalysis” One week in July, 2012)

  • Visit to Lille University, France as “Invited Professor” for one month (May-June 2012)

  • Visit to Leibniz Institute for Catalyis (LIKAT), Rostock, Germany for participating in 2nd Indo-German conference on catalysis (one week in June 2011)



Selected Publications

  • D. L. Nguyen, S. Gillot, D. O. Souza, P. Blanchard, C. Lamonier, E. Berrier, T. V. Kotbagi, M. K. Dongare, S. B. Umbarkar, S. Cristol, E. Payen, C. Lancelot, “One-pot sol-gel preparation for efficient cobalt-molybdenum-TiO2 hydrotreating catalysts”, ChemCatChem, 2012 accepted

  • T. Kotbagi, D. L. Nguyen, C. Lancelot, C. Lamonier, K-A. Thavornprasert, Z. Wenli, M. Capron, L. Jalowiecki-Duhamel, S. Umbarkar, M. Dongare, F. Dumeigni “Transesterification of Diethyl Oxalate With Phenol Over Sol-Gel MoO3/TiO2 Catalysts” ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 1467-1473. accepted, doi: 10.1002/cssc.201100802

  • P. Miquel, P. Granger, N. Jagtap, S. Umbarkar, M. Dongare, C. Dujardin, “NO Reduction under Diesel Exhaust Conditions over Au/Al2O3 prepared by Deposition-Precipitation Method” J. Mol. Catal. A, 2010, 322, 90-97. 

  • R. Akbarzadeh, S. B. Umbarkar, R. S. Sonawane, S. Takle, M. K. Dongare, “Vanadia titania thin films for photo-catalytic degradation of formaldehyde in sunlight” Appl. Catal.A,2010,374,103.

  • A. V. Biradar, M. K. Dongare, S. B. Umbarkar “Selective oxidation of aromatic primary alcohols to aldehydes using molybdenum acetylide oxo-peroxo complex as catalyst” Tetrahedron Lett., 2009, 50, 2885

  • S. B. Umbarkar, T. V. Kotbagi, A. V. Biradar, J. Chanale, R. Pasricha, M. K. Dongare, A-S. Mamede, C. Lancelot, E. Payen, “Acetalization of Glycerol using Mesoporous MoO3/SiO2 Solid Acid Catalyst” J. Mol. Catal. A, 2009, 310, 150.

  • N. Jagtap, S. B. Umbarkar, P. Granger, M. K. Dongare, “Support Modification to Improve the Sulphur Tolerance of Ag/Al2O3 for SCR of NOx with Propene under Lean-Burn Conditions” Applied catalysis, B, 2009, 90, 416