Raj Ganesh S. Pala

PhD (University of Utah)

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering




  • PhD (Physical Chemistry), University of Utah, (Aug.1999-Aug. 2005)
  • Masters in Science (Biophysical Chemistry), Indian Institute of Science and National Center for Biological Science (Jan. 1997-Dec. 1998)
  • Bachelors in Chemical and Electrochemical Technology, Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute (Aug. 1992-July 1996)



  • "Stabilization of non-native Rocksalt CdSe at atmospheric pressures by pseudomorphic growth", M. Pandey and R. G. S. Pala, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 7643-7647 (2013).

  • "Solar based water purification", A. Anand, A. Bhandari, S. Prakash, M. Sharma, R. G. S. Pala and K. Muralidhar, Indian patent filed

  • "A First-Principles Study of Photo-Induced Water-Splitting on Fe2O3", A. Hellman and R. G. S. Pala, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (26), 12901 (2011); (This manuscript was selectedby the American Chemical Society for a special virtual collection on "Solar Fuels: Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation" highlighting recent advances in physical chemistry)

  • "Generic Process for Highly Stable Metallic Nanoparticle-Semiconductor Heterostructures via "Click" Chemistry for Electro/Photocatalytic Applications", A. Upadhyay, D. Behara, G. Sharma, A. Bajpai, N. Sharac, R. Ragan, R. Pala and S. Sivakumar, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, 9554 (2013)

  • "Increased loading of Eu3+ in monazite LaVO4 nanocrystals via pressure driven phase transitions", P. Gangwar, M. Pandey, S. Sivakumar, R. G. S. Pala, G. Parthasarathy, Cryst. Growth Des., 13 (3),2344-2349(2013).


NL-II 304
Department of Chemical
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-6143 (O)

Email: rpala[AT]iitk.ac.in


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