Rajender S. Varma, Ph.D.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Water Systems Division/ Water Resources Recovery Branch
26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
Prof. Rajender (Raj) S. Varma (H -Index 96) was born in India (Ph.D., Delhi University 1976). After postdoctoral research at Robert Robinson Laboratories, Liver-pool, UK, he was faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and Sam Houston State University prior to joining US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1999 with affiliation at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2014). He has over 45 years of experience in management of multi-disciplinary technical programs and is extensively involved in sustainable aspects of chemistry that includes, development of environmentally benign methods using alternate energy input using microwaves, ultrasound, photochemistry and mechano-chemistry and efficient technologies for the sustainable remediation of contaminants in the environment. Lately, he has focused on greener approaches to assembly of nanomaterials and sustainable applications of magnetically retrievable nano-catalysts in benign media. Dr. Varma has received numerous awards: Office of Research and Development (ORD) Sustainability Award (2015) from US EPA; Silver Medal for Superior Service-EPA for outstanding scientific and leadership contributions establishing EPAas a pioneering organization in Green Chemistry (2013), Visionary of the Year Award -Green Technology for Environment (2009), among others. He is on editorial advisory board of several international journals and has published over 465 scientific papers and awarded 16 US Patents, 8 books, 27 book chapters and 3 encyclopedia contributions with over ~ 31,000 citations.
Publications: Selected from ~465 Peer-reviewed Papers, 7 Books, 28 Book Chapters and 3 Encyclopedia contributions; (~388 Presentations in National and International meetings).
Kou, J.,J. Wang,W. Sun, C. Lu, Z. Xuand R. S. Varma. 2017. Selective Enhancement in Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Transformations. Chemical Reviews,117:1445-1514.
Verma, S., R. B. Nasir Baig, M. N. Nadagouda, C. Len and R. S. Varma. 2017. Sustainable Pathway to Furanics from Biomass via Heterogeneous Organo-Catalysis.Green Chemistry,19:164-168.
Varma, R. S. 2016. Greener and Sustainable Trends in Synthesis of Organics and Nanomaterials. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering,4:5866-5878.
Gawande, M. B., A. Goswami, F.-X. Felpin, T. Asefa, X. Huang, R. Silva, X. Zou, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma. 2016.Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis. Chemical Reviews,116:3722-3811.
Verma, S., R. B. Nasir Baig, M. N. Nadagouda and R. S. Varma. 2016. Visible Light Mediated Upgrading of Biomass to Biofuel. Green Chemistry,18:1327-1333.
Nasir Baig, R. B., S. Verma, M. N. Nadagouda and R. S. Varma. 2016. A Photoactive Bimetallic Framework for Direct Aminoformylation of Nitroarenes. Green Chemistry, 18:1019-1022.
Sharma, V. K., J. Filip, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma. 2015. Natural Inorganic Nanoparticles – Formation, Fate, and Toxicity in the Environment. Chemical Society Reviews,44:8410-8423.
Gawande, M. B., A. Goswami, T. Asefa, H. Guo, A. V. Biradar, D.-L. Peng, R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma. 2015. Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis. Chemical Society Reviews,44:7540-7590.
Sharma, V. K.,R. Zboril, and R. S. Varma. 2015. Ferrates: Greener Oxidants with Multimodal Action in Water Treatment Technologies. Accounts of Chemical Research,48:182-191.
Nasir Baig, R. B., M. N. Nadagouda and R. S. Varma. 2015. Magnetic Retrievable Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis. CoordinationChemistry Reviews,287:137-156.
Prucek R., J. Tuček, J. Kolařík, I. Hušková, J. Filip, R. S. Varma, V. K. Sharma, and R. Zbořil. 2015. Ferrate (VI)-Prompted Removal of Metals in Aqueous Media: Mechanistic Delineation of Enhanced Efficiency via Metal Entrenchment in Magnetic Oxides. Environmental Science and Technology,49:2319-2327.
GawandeM. B., S. Shelke, R. Zboril and R. S. Varma. 2014. Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: Synthetic Applications for Rapid Assembly of Nanomaterials and Organics. Accounts of Chemical Research,47:1338-1348.
VarmaR. S. 2014. Journey on Greener Pathways: From the use of Alternate Energy Inputs and Benign Reaction Media to Sustainable Applications of Nano-Catalysts in Synthesis and Environmental Remediation. Green Chemistry,16:2027-2041.
Dr. RS Verma is associated with Journal of Materials nanoScience as Editorial Advisory Board member and Associate Editor. The journal link is http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/jmns