Dr. Manoj B. Gawande

Career

  • Associate Professor and Head (Nanocatalysis Laboratory): 1st November 2017 - till date
    Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacky University, Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Senior Researcher and Head (Nanocatalysis Laboratory) : 11th July 2013 – 31st Oct 2017
    Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacky University, Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Visiting Professor May - June 2013 Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, SPMS,
    NanyangTechnological University, Singapore.
  • Research Associate from Feb. 2010 – June 2013
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Quinta da Torre,2829-516 Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Post Doc (Chemistry) Feb. 2009 – Jan 2010,
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine 101 Dongin-dong 2-ga, Joong-gu Daegu 700-422, South Korea
  • Scientist, August 2008 – Feb 2009
    ENEM Nostrum Remedies Limited, (US based Multinational Company), Gayitri Commercial Complex Andheri, Mumbai, India
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry) Oct 2003 – March 2008,
    Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, (Formerly UDCT) Matunga, Mumbai,Maharashtra, India.Research topic- “Heterogeneously catalyzed organic reactions on mixed metal oxides and other well defined solid surfaces”
  • Visiting Faculty Oct 2003 - Feb. 2006
    Worked as a Visiting Faculty and Conduct Chemistry Practicals for S.Y. B. Tech and F. Y. Chem. Engg. Students at Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, (Formerly UDCT) Matunga Mumbai, India.ictmumbai.
  • Lecturer July 2002 – June 2003
    Worked as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) for undergraduate students at Shivaji Senior College Chikhali, Amravati, University Amravati, MH, India.
    Subject – Chemistry

Fellowships, Awards and Memberships

  • Docent ”Associate Professor”
    nominated by rector of Palacky University, Olomouc Czech Republic from 1st November 2017.
  • FRSC 2017
    Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), United Kingdom
  • Deans Award-2016
    By Dean of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic for the best publications output in eminent journals.
  • Deans Award-2015
    By Dean of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic for the best publications output in eminent journals.
  • Visiting Professor grant
    Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • FCT Research Associate fellowship
    Awarded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • BK-21 (Brain Korea) Research Fellowship Award
    Awarded BK-21 Scholarship, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Joong-gu, Daegu 700-422, South Korea.
  • Senior Research Fellowship
    Awarded by Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) New Delhi, India.

Editor and Editorial Board Member

  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports – I.F. 5.07; Nature Publishing Group
  • Regional Editor of Current Organic SynthesisBentham Science Publications
  • Associate Editor of Current CatalysisBentham Science Publications
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers Chemistry – I.F. 3.9; Green and Environmental Chemistry
  • Editorial Advisory Board member of Current Organic SynthesisBentham Science Publications
  • Guest Editor of Current Organic ChemistryBentham Science Publications
  • Guest Editor ChemSusChem – I.F 7.2, Wiley Publications
    • Hot topic title – “Sustainable nanomaterials: Synthesis and Catalytic Applications”
      Publication date: Dec. 2018

Reviewer of following prestigious International Journals

  • Co-ordination Chemistry Review (Elsevier Publication)
  • Chemistry Materials (ACS Publications)
  • ChemSusChem (Wiley Publications)
  • ChemPlusChem (Wiley Publications)
  • Green Chemistry (RSC Publication)
  • RSC Advances (RSC Publication)
  • Nanoscale (RSC Publication)
  • New Journal of Chemistry (RSC Publication)
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (ACS Publication)
  • Catalysis Communication (Elsevier Publication)
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (RSC Publication)
  • Journal of organometallic Chemistry (Elsevier Publication)
  • Catalysis Science and Technology (RSC Publication)
  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis A. (Elsevier Publication)
  • Letters in Drug Design & Discovery (Bentham Science publications)
  • Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science publications)
  • European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Elsevier Publication)
  • Reviewer Board Member of Chem M. Journal
  • Chemical Society Reviews (RSC Publication)
  • ChemCatChem (Wiley Publications)
  • Chemistry European Journal (Wiley Publications)
  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (ACS Publications)
  • Chemical Communications (RSC Publication)
  • Scientific Reports (Nature Publications)
  • Advanced Materials(Wiley Publications)
  • Journal of American Chemical Society (ACS Publications)
  • Chemical Reviews (ACS Publications)
  • ACS Catalysis (ACS Publications)

Representative Publications

M. B. Gawande, A. Goswami, T. Asefa, H. Guo, A. V. Biradar, D. Peng, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma: Core–shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications in catalysis and electrocatalysis, CHEM. SOC. REV., Advance Article, 2015.
DOI: 10.1039/c5cs00343a



M. d’Halluin, T. Mabit, N. Fairley, V. Fernandez, M. B. Gawande, E. Le Grognec, F. Felpin: Graphite-supported ultra-small copper nanoparticles – Preparation, characterization and catalysis applications, CARBON vol. 93, pp. 974-983, 2015.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.06.017



M. B. Gawande: Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water. Edited by P. H. Dixneuf, V. Cadierno, CHEMSUSCHEM vol. 8, iss. 15, pp. 2569-2569, 2015.
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500663



A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, V. Ranc, J. Pechousek, M. Petr, K. Cepe, R. S. Varma, R. Zboril: Continuous flow transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes, azides and alkenes using maghemite-Pd nanocomposites, CATAL. SCI. TECHNOL., Accepted Manuscript, 2015.
DOI: 10.1039/c5cy00956a



M. B. Gawande, V. D. B. Bonifácio, R. Luque, P. S. Branco and R. S. Varma: "Benign by design: catalyst-free in-water, on-water green chemical methodologies in organic synthesis", CHEM. SOC. REV., vol. 42, iss. 12, pp. 5522, 2013.
DOI: 10.1039/c3cs60025d



M. B. Gawande, P. S. Branco and R. S. Varma: "Nano-magnetite (Fe3O4) as a support for recyclable catalysts in the development of sustainable methodologies", CHEM. SOC. REV., vol. 42, iss. 8, pp. 3371, 2013.
DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35480f



M. B. Gawande, V. D. B. Bonifácio, R. Luque, P. S. Branco and R. S. Varma: "Solvent-Free and Catalysts-Free Chemistry: A Benign Pathway to Sustainability", CHEMSUSCHEM, vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 24-44, 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300485



M. B. Gawande, P. S. Branco, I. D. Nogueira, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, A. Santos, O. M. N. D. Teodoro and R. Luque: "Catalytic applications of a versatile magnetically separable Fe–Mo (Nanocat-Fe–Mo) nanocatalyst", GREEN CHEM., vol. 15, iss. 3, pp. 682, 2013.
DOI: 10.1039/c3gc36844k



M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, P. S. Branco, I. D. Nogueira, A. Velhinho, J. J. Shrikhande, U. U. Indulkar, R. V. Jayaram, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski and O. M. N. D. Teodoro: "Regio-and Chemoselective Reduction of Nitroarenes and Carbonyl Compounds over Recyclable Magnetic Ferrite-Nickel Nanoparticles (Fe3O4-Ni) by Using Glycerol as a Hydrogen Source ", CHEMISTRY - A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 18, iss. 40, pp. 12628-12632, 2013.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202380, Highlighted in Synfacts



M. B. Gawande, A. Rathi, I. D. Nogueira, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro and P. S. Branco: "A Recyclable Ferrite-Co Magnetic Nanocatalyst for the Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds", CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 77, iss. 10, pp. 865-871, 2013.
DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201200081, Cited as HOT TOPICS in Magnetic Materials



S. N. Shelke, G. R. Mhaske, V. D. Bonifácio and M. B. Gawande: "Green synthesis and anti-infective activities of fluorinated pyrazoline derivatives", BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, vol. 22, iss. 17, pp. 5727-5730, 2013.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2012.06.072



M. B. Gawande, R. K. Pandey and R. V. Jayaram: "Role of mixed metal oxides in catalysis science—versatile applications in organic synthesis", CATAL. SCI. TECHNOL., vol. 2, iss. 6, pp. 1113, 2013.
DOI: 10.1039/c2cy00490a



M. B. Gawande and P. S. Branco: "An efficient and expeditious Fmoc protection of amines and amino acids in aqueous media", GREEN CHEM., vol. 13, iss. 12, pp. 3355, 2013.
DOI: 10.1039/c1gc15868f



M. B. Gawande, S. N. Shelke, P. S. Branco, A. Rathi and R. K. Pandey: "Mixed metal MgO-ZrO2 nanoparticle-catalyzed O-tert-Boc protection of alcohols and phenols under solvent-free conditions", APPL. ORGANOMETAL. CHEM., vol. 26, iss. 8, pp. 395-400, 2013.
DOI: 10.1002/aoc.2846, Hottest article in Catalysis Wiley Asia Blog



Research Interest

Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis, Organic Transformations, Photo (electro) catalysis

Nanoparticles are regarded as attractive candidates for heterogeneous catalysis in various imperative catalytic processes as they are now easy to synthesize with a desired size, structure, morphology and composition. Keeping in mind the current environmental sustainability concerns, it is important to design inexpensive and benign nanocatalysts for organic transformations/catalytic processess. Over the last decade, a variety of new types of nanocatalysts have been investigated, including well-defined morphology depdendent catalysts, single-atom catalysts, core–shell and yolk–shell nanocatalysts, silica-based hybrid catalysts, 2 D graphene-based materials and 2D single metal or mixed metal ionic nanocatalysts. The ascent of these complex nanomaterials over the last few years has enabled chemists to understand traditional catalysts from a new perspective. The aim of these hot research areas is to desinged the materials based on highly important targated catalytic, organic transformations and Photo (electro) catalysis applications.

Publications

Registered by Web of Science as of November 20, 2017

2017

  • [DOI] Y. Hou, Y. Liu, R. Gao, Q. Li, H. Guo, A. Goswami, R. Zboril, M. B. Gawande, and X. Zou, "Ag(at)CoXP Core-Shell Heterogeneous Nanoparticles as Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts," ACS CATALYSIS, vol. 7, iss. 10, pp. 7038-7042, 2017.
  • [DOI] K. J. Datta, A. K. Rathi, P. Kumar, J. Kaslik, I. Medrik, V. Ranc, R. S. Varma, R. Zboril, and M. B. Gawande, "Synthesis of flower-like magnetite nanoassembly: Application in the efficient reduction of nitroarenes," SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 7, 2017.
  • [DOI] D. Peixoto, M. Figueiredo, M. B. Gawande, M. C. Corvo, G. Vanhoenacker, C. A. M. Afonso, L. M. Ferreira, and P. S. Branco, "Developments in the Reactivity of 2-Methylimidazolium Salts," JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 82, iss. 12, pp. 6232-6241, 2017.
  • [DOI] A. B. Bourlinos, A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, K. Hola, A. Goswami, S. Kalytchuk, M. A. Karakassides, A. Kouloumpis, D. Gournis, Y. Deligiannakis, E. P. Giannelis, and R. Zboril, "Fe(III)-functionalized carbon dots Highly efficient photoluminescence redox catalyst for hydrogenations of olefins and decomposition of hydrogen peroxide," APPLIED MATERIALS TODAY, vol. 7, pp. 179-184, 2017.
  • [DOI] V. B. Gade, A. K. Rathi, S. B. Bhalekar, J. Tucek, O. Tomanec, R. S. Varma, R. Zboril, S. N. Shelke, and M. B. Gawande, "Iron-Oxide-Supported Ultrasmall ZnO Nanoparticles: Applications for Transesterification, Amidation, and O-Acylation Reactions," ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 5, iss. 4, pp. 3314-3320, 2017.
  • [DOI] R. G. Kadam, A. K. Rathi, K. Cepe, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Hexagonal Mesoporous Silica-Supported Copper Oxide (CuO/HMS) Catalyst: Synthesis of Primary Amides from Aldehydes in Aqueous Medium," CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 82, iss. 3, pp. 467-473, 2017.
  • [DOI] A. Goswami, A. K. Rathi, C. Aparicio, O. Tomanec, M. Petr, R. Pocklanova, M. B. Gawande, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "In Situ Generation of Pd-Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles on Reduced Graphene Oxide (Pd(at)Pt/rGO) Using Microwaves: Applications in Dehalogenation Reactions and Reduction of Olefins," ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, vol. 9, iss. 3, pp. 2815-2824, 2017.
  • [DOI] D. S. Doke, S. B. Umbarkar, M. B. Gawande, R. Zbori, and A. V. Biradar, "Environmentally Benign Bioderived Carbon Microspheres-Supported Molybdena Nanoparticles as Catalyst for the Epoxidation Reaction," ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 5, iss. 1, pp. 904-910, 2017.

2016

  • [DOI] R. K. Sharma, M. Yadav, R. Gaur, R. Gupta, A. Adholeya, and M. B. Gawande, "Synthesis of Iron Oxide Palladium Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Applications for Direct Coupling of Acyl Chlorides with Alkynes," CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 81, iss. 12, pp. 1312-1319, 2016.
  • [DOI] R. Pocklanova, A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, K. K. R. Datta, V. Ranc, K. Cepe, M. Petr, R. S. Varma, L. Kvitek, and R. Zboril, "Gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxide: Synthesis and application in oxidation reactions under benign conditions," JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL, vol. 424, pp. 121-127, 2016.
  • [DOI] S. Disale, S. Kale, G. Abraham, S. Kahandal, A. N. Sawarkar, and M. B. Gawande, "A Sustainable and Efficient Synthesis of Benzyl Phosphonates Using PEG/KI Catalytic System," FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, vol. 4, 2016.
  • [DOI] K. J. Datta, A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, V. Ranc, G. Zoppellaro, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Base-Free Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes Catalyzed by Micro-Mesoporous Iron Oxide," CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 8, iss. 14, pp. 2351-2355, 2016.
  • [DOI] R. K. Sharma, S. Dutta, S. Sharma, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and M. B. Gawande, "Fe3O4 (iron oxide)-supported nanocatalysts: synthesis, characterization and applications in coupling reactions," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 18, iss. 11, pp. 3184-3209, 2016.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. Goswami, F. Felpin, T. Asefa, X. Huang, R. Silva, X. Zou, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma, "Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Review Catalysis," CHEMICAL REVIEWS, vol. 116, iss. 6, pp. 3722-3811, 2016.
  • [DOI] R. K. Sharma, M. Yadav, Y. Monga, R. Gaur, A. Adholeya, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and M. B. Gawande, "Silica-Based Magnetic Manganese Nanocatalyst - Applications in the Oxidation of Organic Halides and Alcohols," ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 1123-1130, 2016.
  • [DOI] K. J. Datta, K. K. R. Datta, M. B. Gawande, V. Ranc, K. Cepe, V. Malgras, Y. Yamauchi, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Pd(at)Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Branched Dandelion-like Morphology as Highly Efficient Catalysts for Olefin Reduction," CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 22, iss. 5, pp. 1577-1581, 2016.
  • R. K. Sharma, M. Yadav, and M. B. Gawande, "Silica-Coated Magnetic Nano-Particles: Application in Catalysis," in FERRITES AND FERRATES: CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION, 2016, pp. 1-38.
  • A. K. Rathi, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and M. B. Gawande, "Magnetite (Ferrites)-Supported Nano-Catalysts: Sustainable Applications in Organic Transformations," in FERRITES AND FERRATES: CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION, 2016, pp. 39-78.
  • [DOI] T. M. Lima, C. G. S. Lima, A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, J. Tucek, E. A. Urquieta-Gonzalez, R. Zboril, M. W. Paixao, and R. S. Varma, "Magnetic ZSM-5 zeolite: a selective catalyst for the valorization of furfuryl alcohol to gamma-valerolactone, alkyl levulinates or levulinic acid," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 18, iss. 20, pp. 5586-5593, 2016.
  • [DOI] A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, J. Pechousek, J. Tucek, C. Aparicio, M. Petr, O. Tomanec, R. Krikavova, Z. Travnicek, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Maghemite decorated with ultra-small palladium nanoparticles (gamma-Fe2O3-Pd): applications in the Heck-Mizoroki olefination, Suzuki reaction and allylic oxidation of alkenes," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 18, iss. 8, pp. 2363-2373, 2016.
  • [DOI] K. J. Datta, M. B. Gawande, K. K. R. Datta, V. Ranc, J. Pechousek, M. Krizek, J. Tucek, R. Kale, P. Pospisil, R. S. Varma, T. Asefa, G. Zoppellaro, and R. Zboril, "Micro-mesoporous iron oxides with record efficiency for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: morphology driven catalysis for the degradation of organic contaminants," JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 596-604, 2016.
  • [DOI] A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, V. Ranc, J. Pechousek, M. Petr, K. Cepe, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Continuous flow hydrogenation of nitroarenes, azides and alkenes using maghemite-Pd nanocomposites," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 6, iss. 1, pp. 152-160, 2016.

2015

  • [DOI] R. K. Sharma, R. Gaur, M. Yadav, A. K. Rathi, J. Pechousek, M. Petr, R. Zboril, and M. B. Gawande, "Maghemite-Copper Nanocomposites: Applications for Ligand-Free Cross-Coupling (C-O, C-S, and C-N) Reactions," CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 7, iss. 21, pp. 3495-3502, 2015.
  • [DOI] M. d'Halluin, T. Mabit, N. Fairley, V. Fernandez, M. B. Gawande, E. Le Grognec, and F. Felpin, "Graphite-supported ultra-small copper nanoparticles - Preparation, characterization and catalysis applications," CARBON, vol. 93, pp. 974-983, 2015.
  • [DOI] A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma, "Microwave-assisted synthesis - Catalytic applications in aqueous media," COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS, vol. 291, pp. 68-94, 2015.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, Y. Monga, R. Zboril, and R. K. Sharma, "Silica-decorated magnetic nanocomposites for catalytic applications," COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS, vol. 288, pp. 118-143, 2015.
  • M. B. Gawande, R. Varma, L. Kvitek, and R. Zboril, "Advanced nanomaterials: Synthesis and catalytic applications," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 249, 2015.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. Goswami, T. Asefa, H. Guo, A. V. Biradar, D. Peng, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma, "Core-shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications in catalysis and electrocatalysis," CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, vol. 44, iss. 21, pp. 7540-7590, 2015.
  • [DOI] R. K. Sharma, S. Sharma, S. Dutta, R. Zboril, and M. B. Gawande, "Silica-nanosphere-based organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials: synthesis, functionalization and applications in catalysis," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 17, iss. 6, pp. 3207-3230, 2015.
  • M. B. Gawande, "Sustainable Catalysts and Benign Organic Transformations," CURRENT ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 19, iss. 8, pp. 665-666, 2015.
  • [DOI] S. S. Banerjee, K. J. Todkar, G. V. Khutale, G. P. Chate, A. V. Biradar, M. B. Gawande, R. Zboril, and J. J. Khandare, "Calcium phosphate nanocapsule crowned multiwalled carbon nanotubes for pH triggered intracellular anticancer drug release," JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, vol. 3, iss. 19, pp. 3931-3939, 2015.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, R. Zboril, V. Malgras, and Y. Yamauchi, "Integrated nanocatalysts: a unique class of heterogeneous catalysts," JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 3, iss. 16, pp. 8241-8245, 2015.
  • [DOI] A. S. Burange, M. B. Gawande, F. L. Y. Lam, R. V. Jayaram, and R. Luque, "Heterogeneously catalyzed strategies for the deconstruction of high density polyethylene: plastic waste valorisation to fuels," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 17, iss. 1, pp. 146-156, 2015.

2014

  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, R. Luque, and R. Zboril, "The Rise of Magnetically Recyclable Nanocatalysts," CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 6, iss. 12, pp. 3312-3313, 2014.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, J. Tucek, K. Safarova, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, L. Kvitek, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Magnetic gold nanocatalyst (nanocat-Fe-Au): catalytic applications for the oxidative esterification and hydrogen transfer reactions," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 16, iss. 9, pp. 4137-4143, 2014.
  • J. K. Datta, M. B. Gawande, R. S. Varma, and R. Zboril, "Morphology controlled porous iron oxides: Applications in decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and degradation of organic contaminants," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 248, 2014.
  • M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, L. B. Kvitek, R. S. Varma, and R. B. Zboril, "Advanced nanomaterials: Sustainable preparations and their catalytic applications," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 248, 2014.
  • R. S. Varma, M. B. Gawande, and R. Zboril, "Sustainable catalytic transformations using magnetically retrievable nano-catalysts," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 248, 2014.
  • [DOI] S. N. Shelke, S. R. Bankar, G. R. Mhaske, S. S. Kadam, D. K. Murade, S. B. Bhorkade, A. K. Rathi, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and M. B. Gawande, "Iron Oxide-Supported Copper Oxide Nanoparticles (Nanocat-Fe-CuO): Magnetically Recyclable Catalysts for the Synthesis of Pyrazole Derivatives, 4-Methoxyaniline, and Ullmann-type Condensation Reactions," ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 2, iss. 7, pp. 1699-1706, 2014.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, S. N. Shelke, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma, "Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: Synthetic Applications for Rapid Assembly of Nanomaterials and Organics," ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, vol. 47, iss. 4, pp. 1338-1348, 2014.
  • [DOI] S. J. Singh, S. R. Kale, M. B. Gawande, A. Velhinho, and R. V. Jayaram, "A synthesis of copper based metal-organic framework for O-acetylation of alcohols," CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 44, iss. SI, pp. 24-28, 2014.
  • M. B. Gawande, R. Hosseinpour, and R. Luque, "Silica Sulfuric Acid and Related Solid-supported Catalysts as Versatile Materials for Greener Organic Synthesis," CURRENT ORGANIC SYNTHESIS, vol. 11, iss. 4, pp. 526-544, 2014.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, V. D. B. Bonifacio, R. Luque, P. S. Branco, and R. S. Varma, "Solvent-Free and Catalysts-Free Chemistry: A Benign Pathway to Sustainability," CHEMSUSCHEM, vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 24-44, 2014.
  • [DOI] S. S. Kahandal, S. R. Kale, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "A mild route for one pot synthesis of 5,6-unsubstituted 1,4-dihydropyridines catalyzed by sulphated mixed metal oxides," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 672-680, 2014.
  • [DOI] S. S. Kahandal, S. R. Kale, M. B. Gawande, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and R. V. Jayaram, "Greener iodination of arenes using sulphated ceria-zirconia catalysts in polyethylene glycol," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 4, iss. 12, pp. 6267-6274, 2014.
  • [DOI] A. S. Burange, S. R. Kale, R. Zboril, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Magnetically retrievable MFe2O4 spinel (M = Mn, Co, Cu, Ni, Zn) catalysts for oxidation of benzylic alcohols to carbonyls," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 4, iss. 13, pp. 6597-6601, 2014.
  • [DOI] S. Sa, M. B. Gawande, A. Velhinho, J. P. Veiga, N. Bundaleski, J. Trigueiro, A. Tolstogouzov, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma, and P. S. Branco, "Magnetically recyclable magnetite-palladium (Nanocat-Fe-Pd) nanocatalyst for the Buchwald-Hartwig reaction," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 16, iss. 7, pp. 3494-3500, 2014.

2013

  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, P. S. Branco, and R. S. Varma, "Sustainable Utility of Magnetically Recyclable Nano-Catalysts in Water: Applications in Organic Synthesis," APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 656-674, 2013.
  • [DOI] H. Guo, X. Liu, Q. Xie, L. Wang, D. Peng, P. S. Branco, and M. B. Gawande, "Disproportionation route to monodispersed copper nanoparticles for the catalytic synthesis of propargylamines," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 3, iss. 43, pp. 19812-19815, 2013.
  • [DOI] S. R. Kale, S. S. Kahandal, A. S. Burange, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "A benign synthesis of 2-amino-4H-chromene in aqueous medium using hydrotalcite (HT) as a heterogeneous base catalyst," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 3, iss. 8, pp. 2050-2056, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, I. D. Nogueira, R. S. Varma, and P. S. Branco, "Magnetite-supported sulfonic acid: a retrievable nanocatalyst for the Ritter reaction and multicomponent reactions," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 15, iss. 7, pp. 1895-1899, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, V. D. B. Bonifacio, R. Luque, P. S. Branco, and R. S. Varma, "Benign by design: catalyst-free in-water, on-water green chemical methodologies in organic synthesis," CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, vol. 42, iss. 12, pp. 5522-5551, 2013.
  • [DOI] S. R. Kale, S. S. Kahandal, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Magnetically recyclable gamma-Fe2O3-HAP nanoparticles for the cycloaddition reaction of alkynes, halides and azides in aqueous media," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 3, iss. 22, pp. 8184-8192, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, V. D. B. Bonifacio, R. S. Varma, I. D. Nogueira, N. Bundaleski, A. C. A. Ghumman, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, and P. S. Branco, "Magnetically recyclable magnetite-ceria (Nanocat-Fe-Ce) nanocatalyst - applications in multicomponent reactions under benign conditions," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 15, iss. 5, pp. 1226-1231, 2013.
  • [DOI] K. D. Parghi, S. R. Kale, S. S. Kahandal, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Sequential synthesis of beta-amino alcohols using a CeO2-ZrO2 bifunctional catalyst system," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 3, iss. 5, pp. 1308-1313, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, P. S. Branco, and R. S. Varma, "Nano-magnetite (Fe3O4) as a support for recyclable catalysts in the development of sustainable methodologies," CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, vol. 42, iss. 8, pp. 3371-3393, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, P. S. Branco, I. D. Nogueira, A. C. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, A. Santos, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, and R. Luque, "Catalytic applications of a versatile magnetically separable Fe-Mo (Nanocat-Fe-Mo) nanocatalyst," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 15, iss. 3, pp. 682-689, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, P. S. Branco, T. M. Potewar, A. Velhinho, I. D. Nogueira, A. Tolstogouzov, A. C. A. Ghumman, and O. M. N. D. Teodoro, "Nano-MgO-ZrO2 mixed metal oxides: characterization by SIMS and application in the reduction of carbonyl compounds and in multicomponent reactions," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 3, iss. 11, pp. 3611-3617, 2013.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, H. Guo, A. K. Rathi, P. S. Branco, Y. Chen, R. S. Varma, and D. Peng, "First application of core-shell Ag(at)Ni magnetic nanocatalyst for transfer hydrogenation reactions of aromatic nitro and carbonyl compounds," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 1050-1054, 2013.

2012

  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. Rathi, I. D. Nogueira, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, and P. S. Branco, "A Recyclable Ferrite-Co Magnetic Nanocatalyst for the Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds," CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 77, iss. 10, pp. 865-871, 2012.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. K. Rathi, P. S. Branco, I. D. Nogueira, A. Velhinho, J. J. Shrikhande, U. U. Indulkar, R. V. Jayaram, A. C. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, and O. M. N. D. Teodoro, "Regio- and Chemoselective Reduction of Nitroarenes and Carbonyl Compounds over Recyclable Magnetic Ferrite-Nickel Nanoparticles (Fe3O4-Ni) by Using Glycerol as a Hydrogen Source," CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 18, iss. 40, pp. 12628-12632, 2012.
  • [DOI] S. N. Shelke, G. R. Mhaske, V. D. B. Bonifacio, and M. B. Gawande, "Green synthesis and anti-infective activities of fluorinated pyrazoline derivatives," BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, vol. 22, iss. 17, pp. 5727-5730, 2012.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, S. N. Shelke, P. S. Branco, A. Rathi, and R. K. Pandey, "Mixed metal MgO-ZrO2 nanoparticle-catalyzed O-tert-Boc protection of alcohols and phenols under solvent-free conditions," APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 26, iss. 8, pp. 395-400, 2012.
  • [DOI] U. U. Indulkar, S. R. Kale, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Ecofriendly and facile Nano ZnO catalyzed solvent-free enamination of 1,3-dicarbonyls," TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 53, iss. 30, pp. 3857-3860, 2012.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, A. Velhinho, I. D. Nogueira, C. A. A. Ghumman, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, and P. S. Branco, "A facile synthesis of cysteine-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles for application in multicomponent reactions-a sustainable protocol," RSC ADVANCES, vol. 2, iss. 15, pp. 6144-6149, 2012.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, R. K. Pandey, and R. V. Jayaram, "Role of mixed metal oxides in catalysis science-versatile applications in organic synthesis," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 2, iss. 6, pp. 1113-1125, 2012.
  • M. B. Gawande, D. M. Nagrik, and D. M. Ambhore, "A One Pot Green Synthesis of 3,4 Dihydropyrimidin-2-(1H)-ones/Thiones Catalyzed By MgO-ZrO2 Under Solvent-Free Conditions," LETTERS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 12-18, 2012.

2011

  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, P. S. Branco, K. Parghi, J. J. Shrikhande, R. K. Pandey, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro, and R. V. Jayaram, "Synthesis and characterization of versatile MgO-ZrO2 mixed metal oxide nanoparticles and their applications," CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 1, iss. 9, pp. 1653-1664, 2011.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande and P. S. Branco, "An efficient and expeditious Fmoc protection of amines and amino acids in aqueous media," GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 13, iss. 12, pp. 3355-3359, 2011.

2008

  • [DOI] J. J. Shrikhande, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "A catalyst-free N-benzyloxycarbonylation of amines in aqueous micellar media at room temperature," TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 49, iss. 32, pp. 4799-4803, 2008.
  • [DOI] S. V. Nadkarni, M. B. Gawande, R. V. Jayaram, and J. M. Nagarkar, "Synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes catalyzed by surface modified zirconia," CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 9, iss. 8, pp. 1728-1733, 2008.
  • [DOI] J. J. Shrikhande, M. B. Gawande, and R. V. Jayaram, "Cross-aldol and Knoevenagel condensation reactions in aqueous micellar media," CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 9, iss. 6, pp. 1010-1016, 2008.

2007

  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, V. Polshettiwar, V. S. B. Rajender, and R. V. Jayaram, "An efficient and chemoselective Cbz-protection of amines using silica-sulfuric acid at room temperature," TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 48, iss. 46, pp. 8170-8173, 2007.
  • [DOI] S. U. Sonavane, M. B. Gawande, S. S. Deshpande, A. Venkataraman, and R. V. JayaraM, "Chemoselective transfer hydrogenation reactions over nanosized gamma-Fe2O3 catalyst prepared by novel combustion route," CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 8, iss. 11, pp. 1803-1806, 2007.
  • [DOI] M. B. Gawande, S. S. Deshpande, J. R. Satam, and R. V. Jayaram, "A novel N-alkylation of amines by alkyl halides on mixed oxides at room temperature," CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 8, iss. 3, pp. 576-582, 2007.

Conference and Invited Lectures

  1. Sustainable Nanomaterials – Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis
    254th ACS national meeting, Washington, USA, 8th August to 26th August 2017.

  2. Nanocatalysis: Recent advances and applications
    RCPTM Annual meeting, Hotel Galant, Mikulov, Czech Republic.
    23-24 Nov. 2016.

  3. Metal-Decorated Iron Oxides-based Catalytic System for Sustainable Organic Transformations
    Anuj K. Rathi, Manoj B. Gawande, Rajender S. Varma, and Radek Zboril
    Nanocon conference, Brno, Czech Republic.
    19-21, October 2015.

  4. Recent Advances in Nanocatalysis
    68. CONGRESS chemist, Prague 5-8th Sept. 2016.

  5. Functional Nanomaterials – Synthesis and Catalytic Applications
    Inorganic Material and Catalysis Division, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research
    Institute, Bhavnagar 364002, Gujarat, India. Invited talk

  6. Nanodiamond-supported Metal-based Nanocatalysts for Sustainable Organic Transformations”
    Anandarup Goswami, Manoj B. Gawande, Rajender S. Varma, and Radek Zboril
    6th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry (Sustainability through Green Chemistry)
    in Venice, Italy (4th-8th Sep, 2016)

  7. Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Sustainable Nanocatalysts”
    Anuj K. Rathi, Manoj B. Gawande, Jan Filip, Rajender S. Varma, and Radek Zboril
    6th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry (Sustainability through Green Chemistry) in
    Venice, Italy (4th-8th Sep, 2016)

  8. Magnetic nanocatalysts for benign organic transformations
    Anuj K. Rathi, Manoj B. Gawande, Jan Filip, Rajender S. Varma, and Radek Zboril
    249th ACS National Meeting, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego.

  9. Magnetic Pd-Nanocomposites – Applications in benign Organic Transformations
    Anuj K. Rathi, Manoj B. Gawande, Radek Zboril, R. S. Varma.
    4th Nano Today Conference, December 6-10, 2015, Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

  10. Nanomaterials – Synthesis and Applications in Nanocatalysis
    4th Nano Today Conference, December 6-10, 2015, Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

  11. Fast Growing field of Nanomaterials – Applications in Catalysis
    Delivered talk at Nanocon conference, Brno, Czech Republic.
    October 14-16 2015.

  12. Nanomaterials – Synthesis and Catalytic Applications
    Delivered Invited guest Lecture at Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology,
    Matunga Mumbai India, Date 02-09-2015.

  13. Advanced Functional Nanomaterials - Applications in Catalysis
    Delivered Invited lecture at Prof. Dunwei Wang research laboratories, at Boston College,
    Boston, USA.

  14. Advanced Functional Nanomaterials - Applications in Catalysis"
    Delivered Invited lecture at Prof. Eychmüllers Research group Physikalische Chemie,
    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany on 29th January 2015.

  15. Advanced nanomaterials –sustainable preparation and their catalytic applications
    Manoj B. Gawande, Rajender S. Varma, Libor Kvitek and Radek Zboril
    Delivered a lecture at at 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, USA, 22-26 March 2015.

  16. Advanced nanomaterials: Sustainable preparations and their catalytic applications
    Delivered Lecture at 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 10-15 August 2014.

  17. Morphology Controlled Porous Iron Oxides : Applications in Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide and Degradation of Organic Contaminants
    Kasibhatta J. Datta, Manoj B. Gawande, R. S. Varma, Radek Zboril
    248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 10-15 August 2014.

  18. Applications of Nanomaterials and Magnetic nanomaterials in Organic Synthesis: A new generation catalysts
    Delivered a guest Lecture at Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang
    Technological University, SPMS, Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371.

  19. Applications of Nanomaterials and Magnetic nanomaterials
    Delivered a series of lectures for undergraduates and graduates students at Department of Chemistry,
    New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

  20. Nano-size zirconia supported magnesia (MgO/ZrO2) versatile heterogeneous catalyst and its application
    Manoj B. Gawande,* D. M. Nagrik, Paula S. Branco, Radha V. Jayaram
    National Chemical Constellation Cheminar, National Institute of Technology Jalander, India 20-21
    August, 2011 (Best Oral Presentation Award)

  21. An efficient one pot green synthesis of polyfunctionalized 4 H– Benzo-Pyrans under mild conditions
    D. M. Nagrik, D. M. Ambhore, Manoj B. Gawande*
    International conference on “Global challenges – The role of chemistry giving their solution Bangkok,
    11- 15th June 2011.

  22. Regioselective synthesis of trans-disubstituted cyclam: A versatile route to cyclam derivatives
    Manoj B. Gawande, Darpan N. Pandya, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Jeongsoo Yoo
    Departmental workshop at KNU University, Daegu, South Korea, August 2009.

  23. An efficient and chemoselective Cbz-protection of amines using silica-sulfuric acid at room temperature
    Manoj B. Gawande, and Radha V. Jayaram
    National conference on Green Chemistry and its Perspective, 11-12th Feb. 2008.
    Amravati University, Amravati, India (Best Oral Presentation Award).

  24. An efficient, environmentally benign synthesis of hydrazones under solvent-free conditions
    Manoj B. Gawande and Radha V. Jayaram
    National conference on Green Chemistry and its Perspective, 11-12th Feb. 2008, Amravati University, India.

  25. Organic transformation on mixed metal oxides and other well-defined solid surfaces
    Manoj B. Gawande, and Radha V. Jayaram
    19th Research scholars meet – 23rd Feb 2007 (RSM-2007), Indian Chemical Society Mumbai, India.

  26. Application of mixed metal oxides in organic synthesis under mild conditions.
    Manoj B. Gawande
    An invited guest lecture delivered for M.Sc. (Chemistry) students at Department of Chemistry, Amravati University, Amravati India. 6th Feb. 2007.

  27. A novel catalyst for the Knoevenagel condensation of aldehydes with malononitrile and ethyl cyanoacetate under solvent free conditions
    Manoj B. Gawande, and Radha V. Jayaram
    1st International IUPAC Conference on Green-Sustainable Chemistry, 10-15 Sept. 2006, Dresden, Germany.

  28. A mixed oxides catalyzed mild selective N-alkylation of amines by various halides at room temperature
    Manoj B. Gawande, Jitendra R. Satam, Radha V. Jayaram
    Indian Science Congress Association, 3-6 Jan 2006, Hyderabad, India.

  29. A novel catalyst for the Knoevenagel condensation of aldehydes under solvent free conditions
    Manoj B. Gawande, and Radha V. Jayaram
    ACS – CSIR-OCCB, National Chemical Laboratory, 6-9 January 2006 Pune, India.

  30. A novel sol-gel synthesized catalyst for Friedel-Crafts benzoylation reaction under solvent-free conditions
    Manoj B. Gawande, and Radha V. Jayaram
    Second Research Scholars meet, Catschol (Mumbai Chapter) UICT, Nov. 19, 2005.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

Appointment Available Immediately

Job Description:

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are available at Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM; www.rcptm.com),Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Candidate with experience in one or more of the following research areas (most urgently needed areas are listed first) are encouraged to apply:

Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysts synthesis

  • Single-atom (ion) site catalysts
  • Functional graphene-based nanomaterials
  • Carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Metal free graphene catalysts transformations
  • Advanced selective catalytic transformations.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Catalysis, Material Chemistry, Organic chemistry, or a related discipline, with a proven capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a publication record. In particular, good technical writing skills in English are fundamental. Though research experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of research is preferred, other related areas of research will also be considered. Those who not have three first author publications in high impact journal please do not apply for this position.

Position Responsibilities

The recruited postdoctoral fellows will conduct world-class research work and develop innovative research on nanocatalysis under the supervision of Prof. Radek Zboril and Assoc. Prof. Manoj B. Gawande and will be involved in the publication of research results including high quality journal publications. Furthermore, the recruited postdoctoral fellow may be expected to assist in the supervision of graduate research assistants and to assist in writing external funding proposals.

Salary and benefits:

Remuneration is completely depend on applicant's qualifications and experience.

RCPTM Facilities

We offer a stimulating environment, attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join two well-known research groups with state of the art instrumentation including cryoHRTEM, AFM, STM, SEM, SQUID, PPMS, LC/MS, PS and advanced Raman spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR, and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Appointment Period

One year (May be two years for extraordinary candidate), renewable annually for a maximum appointment of three years.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should e-mail Prof. Radek Zboril (radek.zboril@upol.cz), general director, RCPTM and Asso. Prof. Manoj B. Gawande (manoj.gawande@upol.cz) and with a complete professional CV (including educational background, experience, and a list of publications). If your expertise is of interest to Nanocatalysis Laboratories-RCPTM, you will then be contacted for additional documents (three recommendation letters and a brief statement of research interests/plans). Only selected candidates will be called for interview.

Letters of recommendation shall be sent directly to the same email addresses.

Homepage: http://www.rcptm.com/about/personnel/radek-zboril/ and http://www.manojbgawanderesearchwebpage.com/

Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.

The main objective of the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) is the regular transfer of the developed high-tech technologies into the medicinal, industrial and environmental practice and the participation of the centre in the prestigious international networks and consortia. RCPTM focuses predominantly on the top research in the metal oxide nanoparticles for catalytic and magnetic applications, carbon nanostructures, metal nanoparticles for antimicrobial and water treatment technologies, coordination chemistry, photonics, new instrumentation in optics and analytical chemistry.

Selected Publications

  1. Copper and related nanoparticles : Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis
    Manoj B. Gawande,* François-Xavier Felpin, Tewodros Asefa, Xiaoxi Huang, Anandarup Goswami,
    Rafael Silva, Xiaoxin Zou, R. S. Varma*, and Radek Zboril,* Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 3722–3811
    (IF- 46.66)

  2. Cyanographene and Graphene Acid - Emerging Derivatives Enabling High-Yield and Selective Functionalization of Graphene,
    A. Bakandritsos, M. Pykal, P. Blonski, P. Jakubec, D. D. Chronopoulos, K. Polakova, V. Georgakilas, K. Čépe, O. Tomanec, V. Ranc, A. B. Bourlinos, R. Zboril, * M. Otyepka*
    ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 2982–2991, 2017. (IF- 13.94)

  3. Core-shell Nanomaterials : Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis
    Manoj B. Gawande,* Anandarup Goswami, Tewodros Asefa, Huizhang Guo, Dong-Liang Peng,
    Ankush, Biradar, Radek Zboril,* R. S. Varma*
    Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 21, 7540-7590. (IF- 36.38)

  4. Magnetic gold nanocatalyst (nanocat-Fe–Au): catalytic applications for the oxidative esterification and hydrogen transfer reactions
    Manoj B. Gawande,* Anuj K. Rathi, Jiri Tucek, Klara Safarova, Nenad Bundaleski, Orlando M. N. D. Teodoro, Libor Kvitek, R. S. Varma*, and Radek Zboril*
    Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4157. (IF- 9.10)

  5. In-situ Generation of Pd-Pt Core-shell Nanoparticles on Reduced Graphene Oxide (Pd@Pt/rGO) using Microwaves: Applications in Dehalogenation Reactions and Reduction of Olefins
    Anandarup Goswami, Anuj K. Rathi, Claudia Aparicio, O. Tomanec, M. Petr, Radka Pocklanova,
    Manoj B. Gawande,* Rajender S. Varma and Radek Zboril*
    ACS Applied Material and Interfaces 2017, 9, 2815−2824 (IF-7.50)