Dr. Pavuluri Srinivasu’s research spans in the fields of materials chemistry, electrochemistry and catalysis. His work encompasses on applying fundamental knowledge to design unique porous materials and its contribution to address problems in energy and environment. He has developed new metallosilicates with tunable acidic sites and applied these active sites in catalysis. He has made notable contributions to the understanding of metal involved in electron transfer, structure and physical properties correlation in biomass valorization.
Dr. Pavuluri grew up in southern part of India, earned his M.Sc degree from Sri Venkateswara University and Ph.D. degree in catalysis (2004) from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (NIT-Warangal). He started his career at CSIR-IICT in 2011 and became Principal Scientist and Associate Professor of Chemical Sciences at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). The Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) offered him postdoctoral fellowship (2004) to pursue research at Yokohama National University in Prof. Takashi Tatsumi’s lab. In 2006, Dr. Pavuluri joined as postdoctoral researcher in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and rose to the prestigious position of Independent Researcher in International Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (ICYS-MANA). He has been recognized with many honors and awards for his research accomplishments. He is invited to serve as an editorial board member of Springer-Journal of Porous Materials. He was a visiting scientist to department of materials science and engineering, MIT, USA. He has received Young Scientist Award from IUMRS-ICA, and NIMS-MANA Fusion Research Prize, the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state science academy awards, among many others.
Dr. Pavuluri’s group utilizes a wide range of spectroscopic, theoretical, and chemical techniques to understand structure and activity relations of catalytically active sites to address fundamental questions of relevance to energy and environment.