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Prof. B.M. Reddy

Contact Details:


Prof. B.M. Reddy

Senior Professor Emeritus

Department of Chemistry 

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar

Hyderabad – 500 078, India

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Phone: 040-66303794

Mobile: 9866004262




Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Physical Chemistry, LUM, Munich, Germany, 1988-1989

Research Associate, SUNY Buffalo, New York, USA, 1993-1994

Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 1994-1995

Ph.D. (Chemistry), CSIR-IICT / Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1986

M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry), Kakatiya University, Warangal, 1981

B.Sc. (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1979 


Professional Positions Held


2022 - till date

Senior Professor Emeritus, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India



Guest Researcher, Chemical Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA


2018 – 2020

DAE Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellow, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


2017 (Feb. – Dec.)

Emeritus Professor (AcSIR) / CSIR Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad / Brain-Pool Visiting Professor, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea


2013 – 2017 (Feb.)  

Professor (AcSIR) / Chief Scientist, Head of Department, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


2009 2017

Professor (AcSIR) / Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


2004 2009

Professor (AcSIR) / Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


1984 – 2004

Assistant & Associate Professor (AcSIR) / Scientist at various levels, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


1982 1984

CSIR-Junior & Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India


Awards, Honours and Recognitions


CSIR Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences, CSIR, New Delhi, 1990.

CSI Young Scientist Award, Catalysis Society of India (CSI), IIT-Madras, 1993.

Sir C V Raman Research Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, 2001.

Best Scientist Award - 2013, Sci-Tech Foundation, Bangalore, December 27, 2013. 

Bronze Medal, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), August 2015.

Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellowship by DAE, Mumbai (2018-2020).

AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal from June 2019.

Gold Medal, Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC), BARC, Mumbai, 2021.

NASI-Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellowship for 2022

DAAD Fellowship, Institute of Physical Chemistry, LMU-Munich, Germany, 1988-89 & 1998

JSPS Senior Visiting Fellowship, AIST, Osaka, Japan, 2001

CNRS Visiting Scientist, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse (IRC), Lyon, France, 2001 & 2003

Brain-Pool Visiting Scientist, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea, 2007-2008.

SER Visiting Scientist, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, 2013 & 2014

RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship, RMIT University, Australia, 2013. 

Brain-Pool Visiting Professor, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea, July – November 2017.


Molecular Catalysis, Elsevier Science Publishers’ flagship journal (IF = 5.062) published a dedicated special issue titled "Metal Oxides in Catalysis – Professor Benjaram M. Reddy Festschrift" on the occasion of 60th birthday (Volume 451, June 2018)


Listed in Top 2% World Researches by Stanford University, USA, in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
Rank #24 in India and #2857 in the World in the Area of Chemistry by Reserach.Com (, a prominent academic platform for scientists, published in the 2022 edition.    


Fellowship and Membership in Reputed Academic Bodies


Elected Fellow, the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)

Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE)

Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry London (FRSC)

Founder Fellow, Telangana State Academy of Sciences (FTAS)

Elected Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, (FAPAS)

Elected Associate Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 1992

Honorary Treasurer, Telangana State Academy of Sciences: 2015 – 2017

Honorary Secretary, Catalysis Society of India (CSI): 2006 – 2010 & 2013 – 2018

Honorary Treasurer, Catalysis Society of India (CSI): 2010 – 2012


Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)

Life Member, Catalysis Society of India (CSI)

Life Member, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)

Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)

Life Member, Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC)

Life Member, Rare Earths Association of India (REAI)

Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

Council Member, International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS): 2008 – 2019

Council Member, Asian Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS), 2017 –


Editorial Boards


Editorial Board Member, Journal of CO2 Utilization (Elsevier)
Editorial Board Member, Applied Petrochemical Research (Springer)

Editorial Board Member, Emission Control Science and Technology (Springer)

Editorial Board Member, Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Engineering (Begell House)

International Advisory Board Member, General Chemistry

Review Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry (EPFL, Switzerland)

Regional Editor, Current Catalysis (Bentham Science)

Editorial Board Member, Current Physical Chemistry (Bentham Science)

Editorial Board Member, Current Nanomaterials (Bentham Science)

Editorial Board Member, Advances in Physical Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing Corporation); 2009-16

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nanotechnology (Hindawi Publishing Corporation); 2009-16

Editorial Board Member, Indian Journal of Science and Technology; 2008-20


Guest Editor, Emission Control Science and Technology (Prof W Grünert honour issue, 2019(Springer)
Guest Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Prof G D Yadav honour issue, 2014) (ACS) 
Guest Editor, Catalysis Today (Prof Sang-Eon Park honour issue, 2018)(Elsevier)
Guest Editor, Catalysis Today (Selected papers from 9th Int. Symp. Group Five Elements, 2018) (Elsevier) 
Guest Editor, Catalysis Today (Selected Papers from 8th Int. Conf. Environ. Catal., 2014) (Elsevier) 
Guest Editor, Catalysis Today (Dr Paul Ratnasamy honour issue, 2012) (Elsevier)


International Conference Advisory Boards


Member, International Advisory Board, International Conference on the Frontiers of Catalysis Science and Technology in the 21st Century, Dalian, China, June 3 - 6, 2010.

Member, International Advisory Board, 7th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis, Lyon, France, 2012.

Member, International Advisory Board, 8th International Conf. on f-Elements, Udine, Italy, June 11 - 14, 2012.

Member, International Advisory Board, 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry, La Rochelle, France, May 1 - 5, 2013.

Member, International Advisory Board, 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-6), Taiwan, 2013.

Member, International Advisory Board, 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis, Asheville, NC, USA, August, 2014.

Member, International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC), La Rochelle, France, May 3 - 7, 2015.

Member, International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC), La Rochelle, France, May 16 - 19, 2017.

Member, International Advisory Board, 4th International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (Catbior 2017), Lyon, France, December 11 - 15, 2017.

Member, International Advisory Board, 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium Dioxide in Catalysis, Barcelona, Spain, June 25 - 27, 2018.

Member, International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC), La Rochelle, France, May 13 - 16, 2019.

Member, International Advisory Board, The 8th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis, Bangkok, Thailand, August 4 - 7, 2019.

Member, International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC),La Rochelle, France, May 2022.

Ph.D. Guidance

Recognized PhD Guide: Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad; Kakatiya University (KU), Warangal; AcSIR, New Delhi; Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad; University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad; RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Number of PhDs Guided                                              =          40 Completed

Number of BTech / MTech / MSc Dissertations Guided    =          30+  

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