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• metallic materials 
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Ayyamperumal Sakthivel

Associate Professor

Dr. A. Sakthivel is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Central University of Kerala, Kerala. Dr. Sakthivel received his Ph.D from IIT-Bombay in 2002. During his PhD period, he has focused his research on development of transition metal stabilized mesoporous silica based molecular sieves and its catalytic applications. Subsequently he had several postdoctoral research experience from various international Institutes, viz., Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan (2002­-2004), Technical University of Munich, Germany as AvH fellow (2004­-2006) and Gifu University, Japan (2006­-2008, Prof. Y. Sugi).

Before moving to academic position, at University of Delhi(Nov. 2010 to Jan. 2016), he spent two and half years (2008­-2010) in Industrial R & D (Reliance Industries Limited), where he developed a new methodology for synthesis of an industrial important zeolite upto the pilot­-plant scale. Dr. A. Sakthivel has published about 100 research articles, 3 book chapters, a book, and also received 4 patents. Dr. Sakthivel received a prestigious Dr. Sistala Kameshwari Young Scientist Award­2015 by Catalysis Society of India, for his development of molecular sieve composite based heterogeneous catalysts for various organic transformations. Dr. Sakthivel is also a recipient of various international awards such as AvH, Max­Plank Research Fellow and JSPS Fellow. His researches have been funded by CSIR, DST and UGC. His current research group focuses on development of silicate, phosphate, metal oxides based heterogeneous catalysts for the various catalytic processes such as isomerization of hydrocarbon, hydroformylation of olefin, activation of linear hydrocarbon as well as utilization of bio­mass and CO2 for the future energy etc.

Current Research

  • Functional framework materials (Zeolite, SAPO-n, Mesoporous molecular sieves) and its applications as heterogeneous catalysts
  • Mult-metal oxide materials for C—H activation, CO2-reforming, hydrogenation/ hydrogenolysis
  • Heterogenization of homogenous catalysis and its catalytic applications

Interested topics

  • Heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic materials
  • Organometallic catalysis
  • Functional materials
  • Multi-metal oxides
  • Mayadevei Juneja Endowment Medal Award – 2017, India Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists (ISCAS), India
  • Dr. Sistla Kameswari Young Scientist Award – 2015, Catalysis Society of India, India
  • Young Researcher Award, in 5th AOC Green & sustainable catalysis, RSC-North India Chapter-2015.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, Gifu University, JAPAN (Sep. 2006-June 2008).
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (AvH), Technische Universität München, Germany (Feb. 2004 –Dec. 2005).


  • Prof. Y. Sugi (Emeritus Professor, Gifu University, Gifu-Japan)
  • Optoelectronic properties of III-N Nanowires for nano-energy applications
  • Prof. Sang-Wan RYU (Department of Physics, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Epitaxy of III-Nitride nanostructures for piezoelectric conversion
  • Prof. Prof Wang Hong, (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, NTU-CINTRA, Singapore)
  • III-Nitride Nanowires for sensor applications


Recent Patents on Materials Science, ISSN: 1874-4656 , Editorial board member, Bentham Science.