Dr. anand Sudhakar Burange

Ph.D., Research Associate at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune    /    India, Mumbai

Dr Anand Sudhakar Burange was born in Morshi, Amravati, Maharashtra, India in 1986. He received his master’s degree in Chemistry from Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India. In 2008 he joined for Ph.D. at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India with Prof. R. V. Jayaram and received a UGC Green-tech fellowship.During his research tenure, he worked on the application of metal oxide based catalysts in organic transformations and in photocatalysis. Then, he joined Johnson Matthey Catalyst Company, Taloja, India where he worked on supported noble metal catalysis, deprotection of protected drugs and other high pressure reactions. Currently he is working, with Dr C. S. Gopinath’s research group, as a Research Associate at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India in the surface science and catalysis arena. His research interests focus on exploration of new materials as catalysts in value added organic transformations, surface science and photo-catalysis

My scientific interests

Main research field: Chemistry


An understanding of gasification and applications of catalytic materials in hydrogen production: mini review

Sonam V. Sancheti and Anand S. Burange
In this modern era, it’s quite difficult to imagine our society without plastics. Nowadays consumption as well as production of polymers are increased which creates huge amount of polymer waste creating environmental problems. There are various routes to convert the waste to energy in terms of...

Magnetically retrievable MFe2O4 spinel (M = Mn, Co, Cu, Ni, Zn) catalysts for oxidation of benzylic alcohols to carbonyls

Anand S. Burange, Sandip R. Kale, Radek Zboril, Manoj B. Gawande* and Radha V. Jayaram*
The catalytic activity of theMFe2O4 spinel (M ¼ Mn, Co, Cu, Ni, Zn) was investigated for the oxidation of benzylic alcohols to respective carbonyls using tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as an oxidant. The combination of CoFe2O4/TBHP in a dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) catalytic system was found to be...

Heterogeneously catalyzed strategies for the deconstruction of high density polyethylene: plastic waste valorisation to fuels

Anand S. Burange,*Manoj B. Gawande,* Frank L. Y. Lam, Radha V. Jayaram and Rafael Luque,
The plastic industry generates enormous quantities of plastics at projected rates (both production and consumption) which can significantly threaten our environment in terms of plastic waste generation. High density polyethylene (HDPE) is one of the main fractions of municipal solid waste which...
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Professional Experience

Sep 2014 — Aug 2015 Research Associate — National Chemical Laboratory Department: Catalysis Division
Sep 2008 — Aug 2013 Research Scholar (PhD. student) — Institute of Chemical Technology Department: Chemistry

Research projects

Catalyst modification of debenzylation of protected drug molecules

Catalysts like Pd/C were prepared by various techniques in order to achieve higher yield of drug on deprotection of it's protected form.

Effect of surface modification of noble metal catalysts on catalytic activity and selectivity of the product

Supported Pd catalysts were prepared and their surface modification was studied by XPS analysis.

Exploration of novel materials for CO oxidation

It involves synthesis of various new metal oxide based catalysts and their studies in CO oxidation reaction.

Studies on photocatalytic and catalytic processes using metal oxides

Studies on photocatalytic and catalytic processes using metal oxides

Honors & Awards

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Nehru Postdoctoral Award 2015 (2015)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Research Associateship Award 2015 (2015)
Won first prize for quiz competition based on catalysis at 21st National Symposium on Catalysis for Sustainable Development (CATSYMP-21) on 11-13 February, 2013 at IICT, Hyderabad. (2013)
Published article is selected for Cheminform(Wiley interscience) 2012 entitled as „ChemInform Abstract: Oxidation of Alkyl Aromatics to Ketones by tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide on Manganese Dioxide Catalyst. Article first published online: 30 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/chin.201239031 (2012)
Qualified All India Competitive GATE Exam (2012) in Chemistry (2012)
Qualified CSIR NET (Chemistry)exam twice in year 2009 (2009)
Fifth Merit in M.Sc. at Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (2008)
Awarded Eklavya Scholarshipt during M.Sc. (Appreciation of merit during graduation) (2007)
Dr. P.Z. Deshmukh Memorial Medal (Appreciation of Merit) for outstanding achievement in B.Sc. degree (2006)

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