Prof. B.M. Reddy

Sr. Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry

Nanomaterials, Green Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, CO2 Capture and Utilization, Biomass Utilization, Fine Chemicals Synthesis, Emission Control Catalysts, Green Hyderogen
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Prof. B.M. Reddy got his Ph.D. degree in 1986 working at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. He began his scientific career as junior scientist in 1984 at CSIR-IICT and superannuated as Chief Scientist and Head of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Department in February 2017. He continued his active research until the end of December 2020 at the same institute as Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellow offered by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai. During 2021, he was a guest researcher at West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA. Since January 2022, he is associated with BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus as Senior Professor Emeritus.

During his long career at CSIR-IICT, he received various prestigious fellowships namely, JSPS (Japan), DAAD (Germany), CNRS (France), NSF (USA), Brain-pool (South Korea), and other to visit and work in different countries.

Prof. Reddy has authored or co-authored 300+ SCI original research papers in refereed international journals, 13 book chapters, 12 reviews, 5 monographs and 2 edited books, and holds 8 patents. The h-index of his publications now stands at 79 with total citations of more than 18,860. His name is listed in Top 2% World Researches by Stanford University, USA published in each year from 2019 to 2023. He has guided 40 Ph.D. theses and more than 30 B.Tech. / M.Tech./M.Sc. dissertations. He has been serving as a member of the editorial board or guest editor of Journal of CO2 Utilization, Applied Petrochemical Research, Emission Control Science and Technology, Catalysis Today, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Frontiers in Chemistry, and some other journals. In his honour, Elsevier Science Publishers’ flagship journal “Molecular Catalysis” published a special issue titled 'Metal Oxides in Catalysis - Professor Benjaram M Reddy Festschrift' (Volume 451 in May 2018).

Prof. Reddy has received various awards and honours that include CSIR Young Scientist Award, CSI Young Scientist Award, Associate Fellowship of Third World Academy of Sciences, Associate Fellowship of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, Sir C V Raman Fellowship of CSIR, Gold Medal of Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC), Gold Medal of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP), Bronze Medal of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), and many more. He is an elected fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences India, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, and Telangana Academy of Sciences. He has served or serving as the Council Member of International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) and Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS), Honorary Secretary of Catalysis Society of India, and Honorary Treasurer of Telangana Academy of Sciences.

His areas of research expertise include heterogeneous catalysis, nanomaterials, green chemistry, and green processes.