Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Dr. Polshettiwar's research interests are in the area of of advanced nano-materials, nanocatalysis and climate change. He believes that next generation catalysts can be developed by shape and morphological control of nano-materials which will allow preferential exposure of active site. His nano-catalysis group is working in the area of nano-materials (metals, metal oxides, silica, titania, plasmonic metals) synthesis with controlled shape and morphology and their application as nano-catalysts to tackle “climate change”. Polshettiwar's final goal is to push the boundaries of catalysis research to develop nanocatalysts based on non-precious metals.