Imperial College London

Dr Saurav Chandra Sarma

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Saurav is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His latest research at Imperial is focused on electrochemical CO2 reduction to yield multi-carbon products.

Research Interests

Electrochemical Oand CO2 reduction reaction and mechanistic studies.

Awards and Honors

2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF-2019), Imperial College London (London, UK)

2019: DST-SERB International and CCSTDS Travel Grant

2019: Electrochemical Society (ECS) Travel Award

2019: IUPAC Travel Award

2019: ICMAT, MRS-Singapore Travel Award


2020: PhD in Chemical Science, JNCASR (Bengaluru, India)

2016: MS in Chemical Science, JNCASR (Bengaluru, India)

2013: BSc in Chemistry, Cotton College (Guwahati, India)

Research Experience

Oct 2020- Present: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Mar 2020- June 2020: Research Associate, JNCASR, India

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sarma SC, Kaja SM, Ann Mary KA, et al., 2020, Reversing the Activity Center in Doped Pd17Se15 to Achieve High Stability Toward the Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:4051-4056

Sarma SC, Kaja SM, Mishra V, et al., 2020, Tweaking Palladium Electronic Structure to Attain Oxygen Reduction Activity Superior to Platinum/C, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:6127-6132

Marakatti VS, Sarma SC, Sarkar S, et al., 2019, Synthetically Tuned Pd-Based Intermetallic Compounds and their Structural Influence on the O2 Dissociation in Benzylamine Oxidation, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:11, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:37602-37616

Rajamani AR, Ashly PC, Dheer L, et al., 2019, Synergetic Effect of Ni-Substituted Pd2Ge Ordered Intermetallic Nanocomposites for Efficient Electrooxidation of Ethanol in Alkaline Media, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:7132-7141

Rajaji V, Arora R, Sarma SC, et al., 2019, Phonon signatures of multiple topological quantum phase transitions in compressed TlBi S 2: A combined experimental and theoretical study, Physical Review B, Vol:99

Sarma SC, Vemuri V, Mishra V, et al., 2019, “Sacrificial protection in action!”: ultra-high stability of palladesite mineral towards the oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:7, Pages:979-984

Sarma SC, Mishra V, Vemuri V, et al., 2019, “Breaking the O═ O Bond”: Deciphering the Role of Each Element in Highly Durable CoPd2Se2 toward Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:231-239

Sarma SC, Peter SC, 2018, Understanding small-molecule electro-oxidation on palladium based compounds–a feature on experimental and theoretical approaches, Dalton Transactions, Vol:47, Pages:7864-7869

Sarma SC, Mishra V, Ann Mary KA, et al., 2018, “Inverse Strain Effect in Atomic Scale”—Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Activity and Durability in Cu-Substituted Palladseite, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:3, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:3008-3014

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