Jagadeesh Rajenahally

Prof. Jagadeesh Rajenahally has obtained PhD (2006) in Chemistry from Bangalore University, India. After having performed  Postdoctoral Research (2006-2008) at the University of Florida, USA and worked as Assistant Professor (2009-2010)  at VIT University, India he joined Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Germany in the year 2010, where he currently is a Group Leader for Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis. In Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, initially he has joined as a Scientist in the Department of  Prof. Matthias Beller and then he became Group Leader at LIKAT first for Synergy between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and later for Catalysis for Sustainable Syntheses. He has obtained habilitation from the University of Rostock. Since  2023, he has been associated with the Nanotechnology Center, CEET, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic as a Visiting Professor.  His research group works on sustainable catalytic  processes for the synthesis of essential fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals  and agrochemicals as well as for the valorization of renewable feedstocks (biomass and CO2) and circular chemistry for enabling circular economy (valorization of waste-materials, plastics-waste and use them as resources/feedstocks for chemicals upgrading).  Important works of his group have been published in Science (3 research papers),  Nature Publishing Journals (around 10 research papers in) and Cell-Press Journals (2 research papers). Interestingly, one work related to the development of iron-based nanocatalysts for an industrially relevant hydrogenation process has been highlighted and featured on the ‘Cover of Science’.  In addition, key works are highlighted in Science, Nature, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) and Chemistry World.

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