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research scientist , chemistry professor

Ram Prasad Viswanath, Indian chemistry professor, research scientist. Fellow: Catalysis Society of India (life; secretary 1990-1991).

Background

Viswanath, Ram Prasad was born on September 16, 1943 in Owk, India. Son of Nenmeli and Janaki Visvanath.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Madras, India, 1962. Master of Science in Chemistry, University Madras, India, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1974.

Career

Assistant professor Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, 1990—1996, professor India, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Design of a novel divided cell for water electrolysis in the generation of hydrogen at a much lower applied potential. This will reduce the cost of Hydrogen production. Research in Using doped CdS nanoparticles, as photocatalyst in the visible region of light, produced large amount of H2.

    This will ultimately result in using solar energy for hydrogen production. Research in Edited two monographs in industrial catalysis and environmental protection. Research in Published nearly sixty original research publications in the area of heterogeneous catalysis.

Membership

Fellow: Catalysis Society of India (life. Secretary 1990-1991).

Connections

Married Usha Devi; children: Krithivasan Prasad, Srinath Prasad.

father:
Nenmeli Visvanath

mother:
Janaki Visvanath

spouse:
Usha Devi

child:
Krithivasan Prasad Viswanath

child:
Srinath Prasad Viswanath