Dr. Arghya Banerjee

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Room & Contact: 
Room No. 316, TC
Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Department: 

Chemical Engineering

Areas of Research: 

Molecular Modelling

Computational Catalysis

Reaction Engineering

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Biomass conversion to chemicals

CO2 valorisation to chemicals

Education: 

PhD – National University of Singapore, Singapore

M.Tech - Chemical Engineering IIT Kanpur

BTech – Chemical Engineering, University College of Science and Technology, University of Calcutta

B. Sc in Chemistry (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi

Selected Publications/Patents: 

Book Chapter: Trinh, Q. T., Banerjee, A., et al. Upgrading of Bio-oil from Biomass Pyrolysis: Current Status and Future Development in Biorefinery of Alternative Resources: Targeting Green Fuels and Platform Chemicals. Springer Nature, March 2020

Sandupatla, S. A., Banerjee, A., Deo, G. Optimizing CO2 hydrogenation to methane over CoFe Bimetallic Catalyst: Experimental and Density Functional Theory Studies. Applied Surface Science, 2019, 485, 441.

Mohan, O., Trinh, Q. T., Banerjee, A., Mushrif, S. Predicting CO2 adsorption and reactivity on transition metal surfaces using popular density functional theory methods Molecular Simulation, 2019, 45:14-15, 1163.

Banerjee, A., Mushrif, S. H. Investigating Reaction Mechanisms for Furfural Hydrodeoxygenation on Ni and the effect of Boron Doping on the Activity and Selectivity of the Catalyst. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, 122, 18383.

Banerjee, A., Mushrif, S. H. Reaction Pathways for the deoxygenation of biomass pyrolysis derived bio-oil: A DFT study using furfural as a model compound. ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 2828.

Trinh, Q. T., Banerjee, A., Yang Y., Mushrif, S. H. Subsurface Boron Doped Copper for Methane Activation and coupling: First Principles Investigation of the Structure, Activity and Selectivity of the Catalyst. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, 121, 1099

Banerjee, A., van Bavel, A. P., Kuipers, H. P. C. E., Saeys, M. CO Activation on Realistic Cobalt Surfaces: Kinetic Role of Hydrogen. ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 5289.

Banerjee, A., Navarro, V., van Bavel, A. P., Kuipers, H. P. C. E., Saeys, M. Shape and Size of Cobalt Nano-islands formed Spontaneously on Cobalt terraces during Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016, 7, 1996.

Banerjee, A., van Bavel, A. P., Kuipers, H. P. C. E., Saeys, M. Origin of the formation of nanoislands on cobalt catalysts during Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 4756.

Work Experience: 

Assistant Professor – BITS Pilani, Pilani – April 2019 –July 2020

Scientist – CSIR-CIMFR- Nov 2017 - Mar 2019

Post Doctoral Fellow – Nanyang Technological University - Jan 2016 - Nov 2017

Scientist C (Ad-Hoc) – CSIR-IIP- September 2010-June 2011