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4th May 2015, 12:40 PM
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I want to make my future in catalysis research so I want to take admission in National Center for Catalysis Research (NCCR) of IIT Madras. Please provide me admission procedure for IITM NCCR?
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26th April 2018, 07:52 AM
Re: Iitm nccr

I want to know the facilities available in National Center for Catalysis Research (NCCR), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras so can you tell me?
26th April 2018, 07:52 AM
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Re: Iitm nccr

The National Center for Catalysis Research (NCCR) at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is established by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in April 2006.

Catalysis is a multi-dimensional as well as multi-disciplinary science covering all the fourbranches of chemistry, namely Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Bio as well as chemical engineering and technology.


A.List Of Facilities And Equipments Avialable

1) Structural and textural characterization
- X-ray diffractometer (Rigaku)
- Surface area and pore volume distribution (Micromeritics ASAP 2030)
- Temperature-programmed technique, TPR, TPD (Micromeritics)
- Thermal analytical instrument (TG/DTA) (Perkin-Elmer)

2) Spectral Characterization
- Spectrofluorometer (Perkin-Elmer)
- FT-IR spectrometer (Bruker)
- UV-Vis spectrometer (Thermo-Electron) All with attachments for in-situ studies at different temperatures and atmospheres.

3) Catalyst screening and testing
- High pressure Batch reactors (Parr Autoclaves: 100 and 300 ml)
- High pressure down flow reactor (Xytel: 100 ml reactor volume)
- Atmospheric/low pressure down flow reactors (Hi-Tech)
- High pressure micro reactor (Hi-Tech)

4) Analytical facilities
- Gas chromatographs, including on-line analysis of reactor effluents and attached to catalyst evaluation units
- Simulated distillation GC
- X-ray fluorescence analyser - Polarimeter

5) Surface Analytical techniques

- X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (Omicron) with UVPS and Auger spectroscopy 6) Photo-catalytic reactions
- Light sources
- Reactors for studying various photo-catalytic conversions

7) Supporting equipments / Facilities: -

Two oil free compressors (reciprocating and scroll type) along with refrigerated drying units
- One lab-scale extruder (manual) for preparing catalyst extrudates. Multiple catalytic reactors

8) Microscopy JEOL TEM with EDX attachment. TEM high resolution


1. Prof. Dr.Indrapal Singh Aidhen (LandlLine: 044-2257-4201 & 4219)

2. Prof. Anju Chadha (Bio-technology)(LandlLine: 044-2257-4106)

3. Prof. Debashis Chakraborty(CELL PHONE: 94448-96978; LandlLine: 044-2257-4223)

4. Prof. R. Ramnarayanan, (Chemical Engineering) (LandlLine: 044-2257-4174)

5. Professor Dr. Raghuram Chetty (chemical Engineering) (LandlLine: 044-2257-4178 )

6. Professor Dr. A. Preeti (Chemical Engineering) (CELL PHONE: ; LandlLine:22574185 )

7. Professor Dr.G. RANGA RAO (Chemistry)(CELL PHONE: 94449-41086; LandlLine: 044-2257-4226)

8. Professor Dr. P. SELVAM (Head of NCCR)(Chemistry department and Head of NCCR), (CELL PHONE: 9940-411-422; LandlLine: 044-2257-4235; Nanostructured Materials, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Solid State / Surface Chemistry, Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells)

9. Professor Dr. G. Sundararajan ( since deceased)

10. Prof. T.K. Varadarajan (Left)

11. Professor Dr. R.P. Viswanath (left and deceased)

12. B. Viswanathan, (CELL PHONE: 8056219368; Landline 044-2257 4241; 044-22575245) Nanostructured Materials, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Solid State / Surface Chemistry, Hydrogen energy,energy conversion processes,Fuel Cells, information Science, Electrochemistry

13. Professor Dr.R.Kothandaraman, (Chemistry Department)(CELL PHONE: ; LandlLine: 044-2257-4249; fuel cells, materials, and others)

14. Professor Dr. K. Shanthi. Department of Chemistry, Anna University (CELL PHONE: Anna University extn. 2220-xxxx)

15. Professor Dr. Md. Mahiuddin Baidya chemistry Department of IITM (PHONE: 22574206)

16. Professor Dr. R. Vinu, Department of Chemical Engineering, IITM (PHONE: 2257 4187)

17. Professor Dr. Dillip Kumar Chand (Chemistry Department IITM) (LandlLine: 044-2257-4224)

17. Professor Professor G.Sekar (Chemistry Department IITM) (LandlLine: 044-2257-4229)

b.Chair Professors

1. Professor Dr. S. Sivasanker (CELL PHONE: 98401-03865; Landline: Off. 044-2257-4238; Res. 044-4551-1960; Applied catalysis, catalysis in petroleum technology)

2. Prof. A.V. Ramaswamy (CELL PHONE: 98847-74484; Landline: Off. 044-2257-4237; Res. 044-2433-6172)Till October 5, 2009

3. Professor Dr. K.R. Krishnamurty (CELL PHONE: Landline: Off. 044-2257-4237; Petrochemical technology, catalyst development and related areas)


Prof. B.Viswanathan

Head - National Centre for Catalysis Research
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology - Madras,
Chennai - 600 036

Phone : 91-44-2257-4241, 2257-5245
Email : bviswanathan@hotmail.com, bvnathan@iitm.ac.in

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