Dr. Parasuraman Selvam is currently Head, National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT Madras, Chennai, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai; Adjunct Faculty, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom), and Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford (United Kingdom).
Earlier, Prof. Selvam was a Faculty at IIT Bombay, Mumbai and Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). He was also a Visiting Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), and an Eminent International Visitor, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Penrith (Australia).
Prior to these, Prof. Selvam was a Research Associate in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, and Laboratory of X-ray Crystallography, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland).
1990 - 1992, PDF Department of Condensed Matter Physics from University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
1987 - 1990, PDF Laboratory of Crystallography from University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
1982 - 1987, Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai, India
1980 - 1982, M. Sc from University of Madras, Chennai, India
Nanoporous Materials including Framework Structures of Silicates, Phosphates, Aluminates, Titanates, Carbons, Binary and Ternary Metal Oxides
Morphologically (Size and Shape) Controlled Mono - and Bi - metallic nanomaterials.
Microporous, Mesoporous and Hierarchical Zeolites, Organic - Inorganic Hybrids, Metal - Organic Frameworks.
Heterogeneous Catalysis: Eco-friendly Nanostructured Catalysts Design for Organic Transformations (Petrochemicals, Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceutical intermediates).