Prof Gopinathan Sankar

Prof Gopinathan Sankar

Professor of Solid State Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jan 1999

Research summary

We have been involved in designing catalytic reaction based on the structure determined from various characterisation techniques. Some of the recent examples include (a) the development of iron containing nanoporous aluminophosphate catalysts for the selective oxidation of benzene to phenol in presence of nitrous oxide and (b) supported nano gold clusters for the selective oxidation of hydrocarbon. Nanoporous materials. In addition to the above, we have been involved in developing in situ methods for following the crystallisation process of (a) nanoporouos materials, (b) multi-component mixed metal oxide catalysts and (c) nano materials. Majority of the characterisation is carried out using Synchrotron Radiation techniques