Dr. R. Anand



Ph.D., (National Chemical Laboratory & University of Pune, 2002)

M.Tech., Polymer science and Engineering (Anna University,1997-1999)

M.Sc., Organic Chemistry(Annamalai University,1995-1997)


Heterogeneous Catalysis

Research Areas of Interest:

Oxidation Catalysis, Solid Acid Catalysts, Nanoporous Zeolites, Mesoporous materials for Chemical synthesis

Recent Publications:

1. Anand Ramanathan, Tanja Archipov, Rajamanickam Maheswari, Ulf Hanefeld, Emil Roduner, Roger Gläser, “Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Properties of the Novel Manganese-Containing Amorphous Mesoporous Material MnTUD-1” Accepted Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008

2. Anand Ramanathan, M. Carmen Castro Villalobos, Cees Kwakernaak, Selvedin Telalovic and Ulf Hanefeld "Zr-TUD-1: A Lewis acidic, three-dimensional, mesoporous, zirconium-containing catalyst", Chemistry - A European Journal, 14(3) (2008) 961 – 972.

3. Anand Ramanathan, Dirk Klomp, Joop A. Peters, Ulf Hanefeld, “Zr-TUD-1: a novel heterogeneous catalyst for the Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reaction” J. Mol. Catal. A: Chemical, 260 (2006) 62-69

4. R. Anand, M.S. Hamdy, P. Gkourgkoulas, Th. Maschmeyer, J.C. Jansen and U. Hanefeld “Liquid phase oxidation of cyclohexane over transition metal incorporated amorphous 3D-mesoporous silicates M-TUD-1 (M = Ti, Fe, Co and Cr)” Catalysis Today 117(2006) 279-283

5. R. Anand, R. Maheswari, and U. Hanefeld “Catalytic properties of the novel mesoporous aluminosilicate AlTUD-1” Journal of Catalysis 242 (2006) 82–91

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Contact Address:

Dr. R. Anand


Department of Chemistry

National Institute of Technology

Trichy-620 015


Phone: +91-9486001186

E-mail: ranand@nitt.edu