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Dr. Rajendra Srivastava

Dr. Rajendra Srivastava
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry
Office: Room 239-A
Phone: 01881-242175
Email: rajendra@iitrpr.ac.in

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Ph.D., National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
M.Sc., University of Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, 1998
B.Sc., University of Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, 1996

Dr. Srivastava is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at IIT Ropar. He obtained his doctoral degree from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and as a JSPS fellow at Hokkaido University, Japan. He has published more than 100 research papers and has, to his credit, 7 international patents. His doctoral work was adjudged the best thesis for the year 2006 by Catalysis Society of India. His research interests are in the areas of development of nanostructure materials and their applications in catalysis and bio-sensing.

Professional Experiences

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, December 2015-Present

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, July 2009-December 2015

Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli, April 2009-July 2009

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Chemical Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan, 2007-09

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, 307-701, South Korea, 2005-07


Design of nanoporous materials and ionic liquids for their application in sustainable chemical synthesis, energy, environment, water purification, and clinical diagnostics. The work of the group is concentrated on the synthesis and characterization of high surface area materials with controlled porosity with an application focused in heterogeneous catalysis and electro catalysis.


1. Highly Efficient CeO2 Decorated Nano-ZSM-5 Catalyst for Electrochemical Oxidation of Methanol, B. Kaur, R. Srivastava,* and B. Satpati, ACS Catalysis 6 (2016) 2654-2663.

2. ZSM-5 zeolite nanosheets with remarkably improved catalytic activity synthesized using a new class of structure directing agents, R. Kore, R. Srivastava*, B. Satpati, Chemistry - A European Journal 36 (2014) 11511-11521

3. Highly efficient nanocrystalline zirconosilicate catalysts for the aminolysis, alcoholysis, and hydroamination reactions, R. Kore, R. Srivastava*, B. Satpati, ACS Catalysis 12 (2013) 2891-2904

4. Synthesis of NiCo2O4 and its application in the electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol, M.U. Anu Prathap, R. Srivastava* Nano Energy 2 (2013) 1046-1053

5. Synthesis of Dicationic Ionic Liquids and their Application in the preparation of Hierarchical Zeolite Beta, R. Kore, B. Satpati, and R. Srivastava*, Chemistry A-European Journal 17 (2011) 14360-14365

6. Preparation of Nanocrystalline MFI-Zeolite Having Intracrystalline Mesopores and Its Application in Fine Chemical Synthesis Involving Large Molecules, R. Srivastava, N. Iwasa, S-I. Fujita, M. Arai. Chemistry A-European Journal 14 (2008) 9507-9511

7. Amphiphilic Organosilane-directed synthesis of crystalline zeolite with tunable mesoporosity, M.Choi, H.Cho, R. Srivastava, C. Venkatesan, D. Choi, R. Ryoo, Nature Materials 5 (2006) 718-723

8. Mesoporous Materials with Zeolite Framework: Remarkable Effect of the Hierarchical Structure for Retardation of Catalyst Deactivation, R. Srivastava, M. Choi, R. Ryoo, Chemical Communications (2006) 4489-4491

9. Organosilane surfactant-directed synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates constructed with crystalline microporous frameworks, M. Choi, R. Srivastava, R. Ryoo, Chemical Communications (2006) 4380-4382

10. Fe-Zn double metal cyanide complexes as novel Solid, transesterification catalysts, R. Srivastava, D. Srinivas, P. Ratnasamy, Journal of Catalysis 241 (2006) 34-44

11. CO2 activation and synthesis of cyclic carbonates and alkyl/aryl carbamates over adenine-modified Ti-SBA-15 solid catalysts, R. Srivastava, D. Srinivas, P. Ratnasamy, Journal of Catalysis 233 (2005) 1-15

12. Transesterification Catalyst and a process for the preparation thereof, D. Srinivas, R. Srivastava and P. Ratnasamy, USA Patent 7,754,643 B2 (13th July 2010) 

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