Sundaramurthy Vedachalam

Saskatchewan Research Council, Canada


Dr. Sundaramurthy is a Scientist at the Saskatchewan Research Council, Canada with over 15 years of experience in the field of industrial catalysts and over 10 years of experience in project management and leadership roles. Sundaramurthy made outstanding contributions in many important areas of heterogeneous catalysis, including hydroprocessing of bitumen derived gas oils, synthesis of molybdenum based sulfide, carbide, and nitride hydrotreating catalysts, sonochemical synthesis of hydroprocessing catalysts, hydroisomerisation of n-alkane and n-alkene, selective ring opening of naphthenes, partial oxidation of methanol to hydrogen, value added chemicals from carbohydrates over heterogeneous catalysts, synthesis of zeolites and mesoporous materials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their application as catalyst support for NiMo hydrotreating catalysts, in-situ study of heterogeneous catalytic reaction by using MAS-NMR spectroscopy and catalysts characterisation by synchrotron radiation. Currently, he is leading projects on thermo-chemical conversion of synthesis gas (syngas) into ethanol/ Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel and the conversion of biomass-derived pyrolysis oil to liquid fuel. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the American Chemical Society and the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2012

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