Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.

Rajendra Srivastava

Editorial Board Member of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India

Research Areas

Development of Nanoporous Materials and Their Catalytic Investigations


2006Ph.DNational Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India


2009-presentAssistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab
2009Lecturer: National Institute of Technology-Tiruchirappalli
2007-2009JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow: Division of Chemical Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan.
2005-2007Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Chemistry, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, 307-701, South Korea

Academic Achievement

Awarded, one the most prestigious fellowship "Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fellowship". Award letter number JSPS/FF1/112 dated 14th Dec 2006 (IDNo. P07130)
Best Thesis award for the year 2006 by the Catalysis Society of India
Qualified in CSIR-UGC joint exam for national eligibility for research and lecturer ship (conducted by Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grant commission (UGC), New Delhi)-qualified three times, Dec 1998, June 2001 and Dec 20
Short listed for S.P.M fellowship exam on the basis of all India 20% top students in CSIR
Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2002) with 92.15 percentile

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Preparation of nanocrystalline MFI-zeolite having intracrystalline mesopores and its application in fine chemical synthesis Involving Large Molecules, R. Srivastava, N. Iwasa, S-I. Fujita and M. Arai. Chemistry-A European Journal 14 (2008) 9507.
[2]  Mesoporous materials with zeolite framework: remarkable effect of the hierarchical structure for retardation of catalyst deactivation, Chem. Commun. (2006) 4489.
[3]  Amphiphilic organosilane-directed synthesis of crystalline zeolite with tunable mesoporosity, M. Choi H. Cho, R. Srivastava, C. Venkatesan, D. Choi and R. Ryoo, Nature Materials 5 (2006) 718.
[4]  Organosilane surfactant-directed synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates constructed with crystalline microporous frameworks, M. Choi, R. Srivastava and R. Ryoo. Chem. Commun. (2006) 4380.
[5]  Fe-Zn double metal cyanide complexes as novel Solid, transesterification catalysts, R. Srivastava, D. Srinivas, P. Ratnasamy. Journal of Catalysis 241 (2006) 34.
[6]  CO2 activation and synthesis of cyclic carbonates and alkyl/aryl carbamates over adenine-modified Ti-SBA-15 solid catalysts, R. Srivastava, D. Srinivas, P. Ratnasamy. Journal of Catalysis 233 (2005)1.
[7]  Assessment of the mesopore wall catalytic activities of MFI zeolite with mesoporous/microporous hierarchical structures, V. N. Shetti, J. Kim, R. Srivastava, M. Choi, R. Ryoo. Journal of Catalysis 254 (2008) 296.
[8]  Keggin ion-mediated synthesis of hydrophobizied Pd nanoparticle for multifunction catalyst, S.Mmandal, A. Das, R. Srivastava, M. Sastry. Langmuir 21 (2005) 2408.
[9]  Eco-friendly and morphologically controlled synthesis of porous CeO2 microstructure and its application in water purification, Rajendra Srivastava*, Journal Colloidal and Interface Science 348 (2010) 600.
[10]  Synthesis of nanoporous metal oxides through the self-assembly of phloroglucinol–formaldehyde resol and tri-block copolymer, M.U. Anu Prathap, Rajendra Srivastava, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 358 (2011) 399.
[11]  Synthesis and applications of highly efficient, reusable, sulfonic acid group functionalized Bronsted acidic ionic liquid catalysts Rajkumar Kore, Rajendra Srivastava, Catalysis Communications 12 (2011) 1420.
[12]  Synthesis and applications of novel imidazole and benzimidazole based sulfonic acid group functionalized Bronsted acidic ionic liquid catalysts Rajkumar Kore, Rajendra Srivastava, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 345 (2011) 117.