Nanomaterials, Nano catalysis, Green Chemistry, CO2 sequestration
Catalysis, Organic Synthesis
Dr. Vivek Srivastava is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at NU. He did his doctorate in the area of Heterogeneous Organocatalysis from University of Rennes-1, France. Currently, his research group is working on the sensible design and development of Catalysts for sustainable processes, which are of primary importance to enable the present and future worldwide production of chemicals, while avoiding negative consequences for the environment. State-of-the-art High-Pressure Experimentation techniques are employed in the study of the catalytic systems with the aim of promoting scientific research that is fundamental in nature and applied in perspective. They are applying a wide range of synthetic, spectroscopic, and reaction engineering tools to understand the chemical reactions of molecules on catalytic surfaces. Their strong emphasis is placed on the nanoscale fabrication of catalysts by controlling and manipulating the structure of the material. Research projects in his group mainly aimed at addressing current issues associated with alternative energy, renewable chemicals, carbon sequestration, and novel catalyst design.