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Current Position: Researcher

Office Address:

Division of Materials Science and Engineering,

Graduate School of Engineering,@Hokkaido University,

Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan    

Tel & Fax +81-(0)11-706-6594

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Residence (Japan) : 1-2-304, Skypark 22, Kita 22, Nishi 4 Sapporo, Japan, Ph. +81 11 758 3202

         (India) : House No. 366, Near Maruti Temple, Kharalwadi, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India

                Ph. +91 20 7421255.


Date of Birth:    18th February 1966. Age : 36 Years; Nationality: Indian


Academic Background :


l         Ph. D.( 1996): Univerisity of Pune at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (Title : Studies in Hydroformylation of Olefins using Transition Metal Complex Catalysts ; Guide: Dr. R.V. Chaudhari) click for copy of Ph.D. certificate

l        M.Sc. (1988): First Class: Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, India click for copy of M.Sc. certificate

l        B.Sc. (1986): First Class: Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, University of Pune, India click for copy of B.Sc. certificate


Experience: 14 years, out of which 7-year at postdoctoral level, which includes Several Industrial projects, Applied Research and Teaching.


Academic Achievements:

International Journal Publications: 36 (including a publication in prestigious science journal Nature)

Patents : 11 (US Patents 3; World Patent 1; Japanese Patents 3; Indian Patents : 4)  Conferences: 24;

Citations : > 300 (Detail list will be provided, if required)


Subject Area: Catalysis; Applied /Organic/ Environmental Chemistry


Research Areas of Interest

1.        Homogeneous catalysis, Reaction kinetics and mechanism, Preparation & Characterization of organometallic complexes

2.        Catalyst-product separation techniques in homogeneous catalysis such as biphasic catalysis, Supported liquid phase catalysis

3.        Catalysis and reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide

4.        Polycarbonate synthesis via organometallic complexes.

5.        Heterogeneous solid base catalysis, Catalysis using Pd/C for Heck coupling.


Key Reactions studied

Hydroformylation of various olefins, Hydrogenation of various substrates, Heck reaction, Dimethyl carbonate synthesis from CO2, Transesterification, Diphenyl carbonate synthesis, Polycarbonates via oxidative carbonation of Bisphenol-A, Carbonylation of methanol to acetic acid. CO2 fixation into valuable chemicals.



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