Rajendran Saravanan

Postdoctorate Researcher, 2017 – present

Having studied my postgraduate degree at Thiruvalluvar University (Sacred Heart College), India in 2005-2007 I was awarded a first class degree with University rank. After that, I completed my M.Phil and Ph.D in Physics (Material Science), in the Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, India, with first class honors and a highly recommended thesis by the reviewers. I was awarded the University Research Fellowship (URF) from 2009-2011 by the University of Madras. After working as an Assistant Professor in Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Chennai India, from 2013-2014 I was awarded grants from SERC and CONICYT-FONDECYT post-doctoral fellowship, University of Chile, Santiago-Chile in 2014 to 2017. My Ph.D and Post-doctoral research work is mainly focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for visible light photocatalyst. I have published 34 International peer-reviewed Journals (h- index-19) and including a book chapter. My work interest includes Nanoporous and Nanomaterials based catalysts for renewable energy and waste water purification. In JTSI group, I am working on the project of “In-reservoir destruction of Blue-Green Algae and their toxins”.


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Academic degrees
PhD in Physics & Materials Science – University of Madras- Chennai, India
M.Phil in Nuclear Physics – University of Madras- Chennai, India
M.Sc in Physics – Thiruvalluvar University- Vellore, India

Selected publications

  1. Ce3+-ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite
    Saravanan Rajendran et al. Nature-Scientific Report 6 (2016) 31641. (Citation: 37)
  2. ZnO/Ag/CdO nanocomposite for visible light-induced photocatalytic degradation of industrial textile effluents
    R. Saravanan et al. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 452 (2015) 126. (Citation: 63)
  3. Visible light degradation of textile effluent using novel catalyst ZnO/Mn2O3
    R. Saravanan, V. K. Gupta, V. Narayanan, A. Stephen. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 45 (2014) 1910. (Citation: 49)
  4. Enhanced photocatalytic activity of ZnO/CuO nanocomposites for the degradation of textile dye on visible light illumination
    R Saravanan et al. Materials Science and Engineering: C 33 (2013) 91. (Citation: 192)