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Dr. L .Sivachandiran

M.Sc., Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor


Currently, I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Research Institute, SRM University. Earlier, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Groupe de Recherche sur l'Energie des MilieuxIonisés (GREMI) Orleans, France; Sciences de l'Atmosphère et Génie de l'Environnement (SAGE), Mines Douai, France. I received PhD in Cold Plasma Physics and Chemistry from Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (LPP), EcolePolytechnique, Paris, France (2013). My research interests include Non Thermal Plasma (NTP) Technology & Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy and Environmental Remediation Processes.


  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Air quality and treatment process
  • Cold plasma technology for Energy, Environmental and Agricultural applications

Research Scholars:

1. Mrs. S. Gavya Vaidyalingam 

Research Topics: "Advanced oxidation process for water treatment and agricultural applications".

2. Mr. Nitesh Govind Joshi

Research Topics: "Non Thermal Plasma Heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 conversion to value added products".

  • L. Sivachandiran, A. Khacef, Enhanced seed germination and plant growth by atmospheric pressure cold air plasma: combined effect of seed and water treatment, RSC Advances 7 (2017) 1822-1832 (IF. 3.289).
  • P. Harb, L. Sivachandiran, V. Gaudion, F. Thevenet, N. Locoge, The 40 m3 Innovative experimental Room for INdoor Air studies (IRINA): development and validations, Chemical Engineering Journal, 306 (2016) 568-578 .(IF: 5.310)
  • L. Sivachandiran*, F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, D. Bianchi, NO2 adsorption mechanism on TiO2: an in-situ transmission infrared spectroscopy study, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 198 (2016) 411-419. (IF: 8.328)
  • T. Pham Huu, L. Sivachandiran, P. Da Costa, A. Khacef, Methane, Propene and Toluene Removal by Plasma- Pd/-Al2O3 Hybrid Reactor: Investigation of Synergetic Effect, Topics in Catalysis, 59 (2016) 1-7. (IF: 2.355)
  • L. Sivachandiran, A. Khacef, In-situ and ex-situ NO oxidation assisted by sub-microsecond pulsed multi-pin-to-plane corona discharge: Effect of pins density, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 29983-29995. (IF. 3.289)
  • F. Thevenet, L. Olivier, F. Batault, L. Sivachandiran, N. Locoge, Acetaldehyde adsorption on TiO2: Influence of NO2 preliminary adsorption, Chemical Engineering Journal, 281 (2015) 126-133. (IF: 5.310)
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, Isopropanol removal using MnXOY packed bed non-thermal plasma reactor: comparison between continuous treatment and sequential adsorption/regeneration, Chemical Engineering Journal, 270 (2015) 327-335. (IF: 5.310)
  • F. Thevenet, L. Sivachandiran, O. Guaitella, C. Barakat, A. Rousseau, Plasma-catalyst coupling for VOC removal and indoor air treatment: a review, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47 (2014) 224011. (IF: 2.772)
  • L. Sivachandiran*, F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, Regeneration of IPA Saturated MnXOY Surface: Comparison of Thermal, Ozonolysis and Non-Thermal Plasma Treatments, Chemical Engineering Journal, 246 (2014) 184-195. (IF: 5.310)
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, Non-Thermal Plasma Assisted Regeneration of Acetone Adsorbed TiO2 Surface, Plasma Chemistry & Plasma Processing, 33 (2013) 855-871. (IF: 1.811)
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, Investigation of NO and NO2 Adsorption Mechanism on TiO2 at Room Temperature, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 142-143 (2013) 196-204. (IF: 8.328)
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, Isopropanol Saturated TiO2 Surface Regeneration by Non-Thermal Plasma: Influence of Air Relative Humidity, Chemical Engineering Journal, 214 (2013) 17–26. (IF: 5.310)
  • L. Sivachandiran, J. Karuppiah, Ch. Subrahmanyam, DBD Plasma Reactor for Oxidative Decomposition of Chlorobenzene, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 10 (2012) A62. (IF: 0.759)
  • J. Karuppiah, E. Linga Reddy, L. Sivachandiran, R. Karvembu, Ch. Subrahmanyam, Nonthermal Plasma Assisted Photocatalytic Oxidation of Dilute Benzene, Journal of Chemical Science, 124 (2012) 841–845. (IF: 1.085)
  • J. Karuppiah, L. Sivachandiran, R. Karvembu, Ch. Subrahmanyam, Catalytic Plasma Reactor for Abatement of Dilute Nitrobenzene, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 32 (2011) 795–799. (IF: 1.964)
  • J. Karuppiah, L. Sivachandiran, R. Karvembu, Ch. Subrahmanyam, Catalytic Non thermal Plasma Reactor for The Abatement of Low Concentrations of Isopropanol, Chemical Engineering Journal, 165 (2010) 194–199. (IF: 5.310)

Symposiums and Conferences

  • A. Khacef, HT. Pham, L. Sivachandiran,Combination of Non-Equilibrium Atmospheric Plasma and Catalyst for Gas Cleaning: NOx, VOCs, and CO Removal, International Symposium on Plasmas for Catalyses and Energy Materials, June-2016, Tianjin, China.
  • L. Sivachandiran,O. Eichwald, A. Khacef, J.P. Sarrette, M. Yousfi, Multi-Pinscorona discharge treatment of dry air flue gas polluted by nitrogen oxide with or without propene: Experimental and theoretical investigation for an optimized chemical kinetics, 21st International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications (GD2016), September 11-16, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
  • A Khacef,L Sivachandiran, Atmospheric pressure double Dielectric Barrier Discharge treatment of water and seeds for stimulation of germination and plants growth, 1st International Work shop on Plasma Agriculture, May-2016, Philadelphie, US.
  • L. Sivachandiran, I. Gokalp, A. Khacef, Hydrogenation of CO2 using plasma driven Ni/-Al2O3 catalyst, 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, ISPC-22, 2015, July 5-10, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • T. Pham Huu, L. Sivachandiran, P. Da Costa, A. Khacef, Methane, Propene and Toluene Removal by Plasma-Pd/-Al2O3 Hybrid Reactor: Investigation of Synergetic Effect, 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, ISPC-22, 2015, July 5-10, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • F. Thevenet, L. Sivachandiran, P. Harb, V. Gaudion, N. Quille, N. Locoge, Development, equipment and validation of a 40m3 experimental room dedicated to indoor air studies, Atmos'fair, 2015, June 9-10, Lyon, France.
  • L. Sivachandiran,F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, Aging of TiO2 Surface: Quantitative Assessment of NO and NO2 Adsorption Mechanisms, 3esJourneesEuropeennes de Photocalyse (JEP), 25-27, September, 2013, Slovenia.
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, A. Rousseau, Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Catalytic Removal of IPA at ppb level by MnO2 Packed Bed Reactor: Comparison of System Efficiency, 19th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP) September 9-13, 2013, Paris, France.
  • L. Sivachandiran,F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, Investigation of NO and NO2 Adsorption Mechanisms on TiO2 at Room Temperature: Influence of Concentration, XIth European Congress on Catalysis, September 1-6, 2013, Lyon, France.
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, D. Bianchi, Influence of Non Thermal Plasma on Sorbents Regeneration: Application of FT-IR on Sorbent Surface and Downstream Analysis. 5th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy (IPS), Presqu'île de Giens, May-13 to 16, 2012, France.
  • F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, L. Sivachandiran, O. Guaitella, A. Rousseau. Combination of FTIR Spectroscopy and GC-FID+MS to Elucidate Toluene Reactivity Induced by Non-Thermal Plasma at ppb level. 5th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy (IPS), Presqu'île de Giens, May 13-16, 2012, France.
  • L. Sivachandiran, F. Thevenet, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, Non Thermal Plasma Surface Discharge Assisted Regeneration of CO and CO2 Adsorbed TiO2: Effect of Humidity, The 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP) July-4 to 8, 2011, Nantes, France.
  • F. Thevenet, L. Sivachandiran, P. Gravejat, A. Rousseau, Regeneration of Inorganic Sorbent Surface: Investigation of adsorbed VOC Oxidation using Surface Discharge, PPOMP, November 25-28, 2011, Kottayam, India (Invited talk).

B.Tech. - Chemistry.

BSc- Principles of Analytical Chemistry

Currently no vacancies.

 

Dr. L. Sivachandiran

Research Assistant Professor

Research Institute & Chemistry Department,

R-701B, 7th floor, University Building,

SRM University, Kattankulathur,

Chennai – 603 203.

Email: sivachandiran.l@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in