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Dr. N. Pethan Rajan  

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhongshan Road 457, Dalian 116023, China

Tel.: +86-411-84379317

E-mail: pethan.ac@gmail.com; pethan.rajan@yahoo.com



Education Background

2009.10-2015.03  Ph. D., Catalysis Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, India

2007.06-2009.04  M. S., General Chemistry, The American college, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

2004.06-2007.04  B. S., General Chemistry, ANJA College, Sivakasi, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India


Working Experiences

2018.08-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, State Key Laboratory of catalysis (SKLC), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian

2016.05-2018.08 Research Associate, Catalysis Division, Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D center, Bangalore, India

2015.09-2016.05 Research Associate, Catalysis Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India


Awards and Honors

2018.01  Best Research Associate Award by Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D center, Bangalore, India

2009.02  Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (Chemical Science) (GATE)

2004       Academic Rank winner in Chemistry during B.Sc for the year 2004-2007


Research Interests

Design and Development of supported metal oxide catalytic system for the conversion of C1 compounds into value added compounds and the biomass conversion.


Publications (#: equal contribution)

9. SK. Hussain, V. Vijay Kumar, N. Pethan Rajan, B. Putra Kumar, Komandur V. R. Chary

Synthesis of γ‐Valerolactone from Levulinic Acid and Formic Acid over Mg‐Al Hydrotalcite Like Compound

Chemistry Select 2018, 3, 6186

8. Ponnala Bhanuchander, Samudrala Shanthi Priya, Vanama Pavan Kumar, Shaik Hussain, N. Pethan Rajan, Suresh K. Bhargava, Komandur V. R. Chary*

Direct hydrogenolysis of glycerol to biopropanols over metal phosphate supported platinum catalysts

Catalysis Letters 2017, 147, 845

7. Nekkala Nagaraju, Vanama Pavan Kumar, Amirineni Srikanth, N. Pethan Rajan and Komandur V.R. Chary*

Vapor phase catalytic dehydration of lactic acid to acrylic acid over Nano crystalline cerium phosphate catalysts

Applied petrochemical Research 2016, 6, 367

6. Sailaja Gadamsetti, N. Pethan Rajan, G. Srinivasa Rao and Komandur V. R. Chary*

Acetalization of Glycerol with Acetone to Bio Fuel Additives over Supported Molybdenum Phosphate Catalysts

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2015, 410, 49

5. Ginjupalli Srinivasa Rao, N. Pethan Rajan, M. Hari Shekar, S. Ammaji and Komandur V.R. Chary

Porous Zirconium phosphate supported tungsten oxide solid acid catalysts for the vapour phase dehydration of glycerol

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2014, 395, 486

4. Ginjupalli Srinivasa Rao, Mugawar Sowmya, N. Pethan Rajan, Balla Putra Kumar and Komandur V.R. Chary

Vapour phase dehydration of glycerol to acrolein over tungstated zirconia catalysts

Applied surface science 2014, 309, 153

3. Ginjupalli Srinivasa Rao, N. Pethan Rajan, V. Pavankumar and Komandur V. R. Chary

Vapour phase dehydration of glycerol over NbOPO4 catalyst

Journal of Chemical technology and Biotechnology 2014, 89, 1890

2. N. Pethan Rajan, Ginjupalli Srinivasa Rao, B. Putrakumar, and Komandur V.R. Chary

Vapour phase dehydration of glycerol to acrolein over Vanadium Phosphorous Oxide (VPO) catalyst

RSC Advances 2014, 4, 53419

1. N. Pethan Rajan, Ginjupalli Srinivasa Rao, Vanama Pavankumar and   Komandur V. R. Chary

Vapour phase dehydration of glycerol over VPO catalyst supported on zirconium  phosphate

Catalysis Science & Technology 2014, 4, 81