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Raju Prakash, Indian research scientist. Recipient Special Poster award, CeNIDE, Materials Energy, Karlsruhe, 2010. Member Bharat Scouts and Guides, Nilgiris Unit, 1981—1985, National Service Scheme, Coimbatore, 1987—1989; member central library management committee Bharathiar University, 1989, 1992.

Background

Prakash, Raju was born on May 24, 1970 in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Arrived in Germany, 1999. Son of Raju M. Nandhi and Sitha S. Nanja.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1990. Master of Science in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1992. Master of Philosophy in Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 1994.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India, 1999.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow inorganic chemistry, Institute Inorganic Chemistry University Erlangen-Nurenberg, Erlangen, Germany, 1999—2004, research scientist organic chemistry, Institute Organic Chemistry Germany, 2004—2006. Nanotechnology scientist Institute Nanotech., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, since 2007. Senior research fellow Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, 1996—1998, research associate, 1999.

Postdoctoral research fellowship Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany, 1999—2004. Telecasted battery research active German television Channels, Bayerischen Rundfunks-Alpha and Deutsche Welle, 2009.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of a synthesis method for fluoride based cathode materials for battery application. Novel redox-active and interconvertible polycubanes synthesis. Novel sulfur-rich ruthenium nitrosyl complexes-nitric oxide delivery agents.

    Activation and heterolytic cleavage of H2 by a first bridged-thiolate complex. Structural and functional mimic of [NiFe] hydrogenases active sites. Denitrification of nitrates and nitrites enriched water and effluents by cationic-membrane-cell electrolysis.

    Catalytic reduction of hydrazines and azide to ammonia in aqueous solution with no hydrogen evolution.

Membership

Member Bharat Scouts and Guides, Nilgiris Unit, 1981—1985, National Service Scheme, Coimbatore, 1987—1989. Member central library management committee Bharathiar University, 1989, 1992.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Football, badminton, cricket.

Connections

Married Radhika Sivalingam, September 15, 2002. 1 child Harshitha.

father:
Raju M. Nandhi

mother:
Sitha S. Nanja

spouse:
Radhika Sivalingam

child:
Harshitha Prakash