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Prakash Biswas
Head Of Department
prakash.biswas[at]ch.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-285820
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Research Interests
Design and synthesis of nanostructured materials as shape and size selective catalyst for the conversion of CO2 and methane to hydrogen/synthesis gas, Synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) catalyst for hydrogen production and CO2 capturing, DFT (density functional theory) calculations for catalyst design, Conversion of CO2 to methanol/olefins, Conversion of biomass derived oxygenates to valuable chemicals and fuels, Kinetic modeling, for heterogeneous reaction, Green catalytic process
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Educational Details
University of Calcutta
1997
B. Sc. (Honors), Chemistry
University of Calcutta
2000
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
2002
M.Tech., Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
2007
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
University of Cincinnati Ohio USA
2009
Post doctorate fellow, Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
01 Aug 2009 - 22 Dec 2009
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Assistant Professor
23 Dec 2009 - 22 Nov 2015
IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Centre of Excellence in Process Development, Wastewater management in petrochemical Industries at II 01 Jan 2019 Centre of Excellence in Process Development, Wastewater management in petrochemical Industries at II 13.16 crore Government of India, Ministry of Chemical And Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemical
First-principle design, synthesis, and characterization of nickel-ceria-zirconia catalysts for metha 01 Jan 2019 First-principle design, synthesis, and characterization of nickel-ceria-zirconia catalysts for metha 55.728 Lakh Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) (File No. CRG/2018/002744), Department of Science & Te




Publications
Steam reforming of ethanol for the production of Hydrogen over Ni/CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst: Effect of Support and metal loading
2007
Prakash Biswas and Deepak Kunzru* | Elsevier
Journal: Internal Journal of Hydrogen Energy Pages: 969-980 , Volumes: 32 ,
Steam reforming of ethanol on Ni-CeO2-ZrO2 catalysts: effects of doping with copper, cobalt, and calcium
2007
Prakash Biswas and Deepak Kunzru* | Springer
Journal: Catalysis Letters Pages: 36-49 , Volumes: 118 ,
Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Ni/CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst
2008
Prakash Biswas and Deepak Kunzru* | Elsevier
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal Pages: 41-49 , Volumes: 136 ,
Ruthenium and gold-doped M1 Phase MoVNbTeO Catalysts for propane ammoxidation to acrylonitrile
2010
Prakash Biswas, Jungwon Woo, Vadim V. Guliants* | Elsevier
Journal: Catalysis Communication Pages: 58-63 , Volumes: 12 (1) ,
Hydrogen production by water-gas shift reaction over bimetallic Cu-Ni catalysts supported on La-doped mesoporous ceria
2010
Jiann-Horng Lin, Prakash Biswas, Vadim V. Guliants*, Scott Misture | Elsevier
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General Pages: 87-94 , Volumes: 387 (1-2) ,
Rice Husk as Reinforcing Filler in Polypropylene Composites
2010
Vinay Kumar, Shishir Sinha*, Manohar Singh Saini, B K Kanungo and Prakash Biswas | De Gruyter
Journal: Reviews in Chemical Engineering Pages: 41-53 , Volumes: 26 (1-2) ,
Modeling and Simulation for Pressure Swing Adsorption system for Hydrogen Purification
2010
Prakash Biswas, Supriya Agrawal and Shishir Sinha* | Croatian Society of Chemical Engineering Technology
Journal: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly Pages: 409–414 , Volumes: 24 (4) ,
Kinetics of Esterification of Ethylene Glycol with Acetic Acid using Cation Exchange Resin Catalysts
2011
Vishnu P. Yadav, Sunil K. Maity*, Prakash Biswas, Raghubansha K. Singh | Croatian Society of Chemical Engineering Technology
Journal: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly Pages: 359–366 , Volumes: 25 (3) ,
Liquid phase oxidation of Styrene over Polymer Anchored and Non-Polymer Anchored Cu (II) and Mn (II) Complexes Catalysts
2013
Sweta, Shishir Sinha*, Prakash Biswas, Shri Chand, Mannar R. Maurya | Wiley
Journal: Journal of Applied Polymer Science Pages: 3424-3434 , Volumes: 127 (5) ,
Conversion of glycerol into value-added products over Cu-Ni catalyst supported on γ-Al2O3 and activated carbon
2014
Satyanarayana Murthy Pudi, Tarak Mondal, Prakash Biswas*, Shalini Biswas and Shishir Sinha | De Gruyter
Journal: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering Pages: 1–12 , Volumes: 12(1) ,
Vapor Phase Hydrogenation of 2-Methylfuran over Noble and Base Metal Catalysts
2014
Prakash Biswas, Jiann-Horng Lin, Jungshik Kang, and Vadim V. Guliants* | Elsevier
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General Pages: 379–385. , Volumes: 475 ,
Liquid phase conversion of glycerol to propanediol over highly active copper/magnesia catalysts
2015
Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Abdul Zoeb, Prakash Biswas*, and Shashi Kumar | Springer
Journal: Journal of Chemical Science Pages: 833–842. , Volumes: 127(5) ,
Selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1, 2-Propanediol over bimetallic Cu-Ni catalyst supported on γ-Al2O3
2015
Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Prakash Biswas*, Shashi Kumar, Biswajit Sarkar | Brazilian Chemical Society
Journal: Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society Pages: 1551-1564 , Volumes: 26 (8) ,
Hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol over highly active and stable Cu/MgO catalysts
2016
Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Prakash Biswas*, Shashi Kumar | Wiley
Journal: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Pages: 2063-2075 , Volumes: 91 ,
Esterification of glycerol with acetic acid over highly active and stable alumina-based catalysts: A reaction kinetic study
2016
Sailee Anant Rane, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Prakash Biswas* | Croatian society of Chemical Engineering Technology
Journal: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Quarterly Pages: 33–45 , Volumes: 30 (1) ,
Hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1, 2-propanediol over γ-Al2O3 supported Cu or Ni monometallic and bimetallic catalysts: Comparison of liquid and vapor phase operation
2016
Nitin Naresh Pandhare, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Prakash Biswas*, Shishir Sinha | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers Pages: 90-96 , Volumes: 61 ,
Acetylation of glycerol over sulfated alumina: Reaction parameter study and optimization using response surface methodology (RSM)
2016
Arun P, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, and Prakash Biswas* | ACS
Journal: Energy & Fuel Pages: 584−593. , Volumes: 30 ,
Selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1, 2-propanediol over highly active and stable Cu/MgO catalyst in vapor phase
2016
Nitin Naresh Pandhare, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Prakash Biswas* and Shishir Sinha | ACS
Journal: Organic Process Research & Development Pages: 1059−1067. , Volumes: 20 ,
Catalytic performance and reaction mechanism study over highly stable and efficient Cu-Zn/MgO catalyst for hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1, 2-propanediol
2017
Smita Mondal, Al Ameen A, Prakash Biswas* | Springer
Journal: Catalysis Letters Pages: 2783–2798. , Volumes: 147 ,
Liquid Phase Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol over Highly Active 50%Cu-Zn (8:2)/MgO Catalyst: Reaction Parameter Optimization by Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)
2017
Al Ameen A, Smita Mondal, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Nitin Naresh Pandhare and Prakash Biswas* | ACS
Journal: Energy & Fuel Pages: 8521–8533. , Volumes: 31 (8) ,
Highly active Cu-Zn-Mg-Al-O catalyst derived from layered double hydroxides (LDHs) precursor for selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol
2017
Smita Mondal, Rathikanti Janardhan, Mohan Lal Meena, Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering Pages: 5695-5706. , Volumes: 5 ,
Acetylation of glycerol over highly stable and active sulfated alumina catalyst: Reaction mechanism, kinetic modeling, and estimation of kinetic parameters
2017
Arun Pankajakshan, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, and Prakash Biswas* | Wiley
Journal: International Journal of Chemical Kinetics Pages: DOI:10.1002/kin.21144 ,
Development of a kinetic model for hydrogenolysis of glycerol over Cu/MgO catalyst in a slurry reactor
2018
Nitin Naresh Pandhare, Satyanarayana Murty Pudi, Smita Mondal, Keval Pareta, Manish Kumar, and Prakash Biswas* | ACS
Journal: Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research Pages: 101−110. , Volumes: 57 ,
Kinetic modeling for the hydrogenolysis of bio-glycerol in the presence of a highly selective Cu–Ni–Al2O3 catalyst in a slurry reactor
2019
Smita Mondal, Himanshu Malviya, and Prakash Biswas* | RSC
Journal: Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Pages: 595–609. , Volumes: 4 ,
Production of propylene glycol (propane‑1, 2‑diol) in the vapor phase over Cu–Ni/γ‑Al2O3 catalyst in a downflow tubular reactor: effect of catalyst calcination temperature and kinetic study
2019
Dinesh Kumar Pandey, Nitin Naresh Pandhare, Prakash Biswas* | Springer
Journal: Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis Pages: 523–542. , Volumes: 127 ,
Production of propylene glycol (1, 2-propanediol) by the hydrogenolysis of glycerol in a fixed bed down flow tubular reactor over highly effective Cu-Zn bifunctional catalyst: Effect of acidic/basic support
2019
Dinesh Kumar Pandey and Prakash Biswas* | RSC
Journal: New Journal of Chemistry Pages: 10073-10086. , Volumes: 43 ,
Density functional theory investigation of structure, stability, and glycerol/hydrogen adsorption on Cu, Cu-Zn, and Cu-ZnO clusters
2020
Ram Singh, Prakash Biswas, Prateek K. Jha* | Wiley
Journal: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Pages: doi.org/10.1002/qua.26239 ,
Continuous production of propylene glycol (1, 2-propanediol) by the hydrogenolysis of glycerol over a bi-functional Cu-Ru/MgO catalyst
2020
Dinesh Kumar Pandey and Prakash Biswas* | RSC
Journal: Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Pages: 2221-2235 , Volumes: 5 ,
Dehydration of glucose/fructose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) over an easily recyclable sulfated titania (SO42-/TiO2) catalyst
2020
Richha Tomer and Prakash Biswas* | RSC
Journal: New Journal of Chemistry Pages: 20734-20750 , Volumes: 44 ,
Kinetic model for the manufacturing of 1, 2-propanediol (1, 2-PDO) via hydrogenolysis of bio-glycerol over layered double hydroxide (LDH) derived Cu0.45Zn0.15Mg5.4Al2O9 catalyst in an autoclave reactor
2021
31. M. L. Meena, D. K. Pandey, H. Malviya, and P. Biswas* | Springer
Journal: Catalysis Letters Pages: DOI: 10.1007/s10562-021-03791-6 ,
Conversion of bio-glycerol to propylene glycol over basic oxides (MgO, La2O3, MgO-La2O3, CaO, and BaO2) supported Cu-Zn bimetallic catalyst: A reaction kinetic study
2022
Smita Mondal and Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier
Journal: Environmental Technology & Innovation Pages: 102367 , Volumes: 27 ,
Kinetic modeling of conversion of glycerol to 1,2-Propanediol over bifunctional LDH catalyst
2022
Mohan Lal Meena, Himanshu Malviy, Nitin Naresh Pandhare and Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier
Journal: Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry Pages: 100289 , Volumes: 5 ,
Dehydration of glucose over sulfate impregnated ZnO (hexagonal-monoclinic) catalyst in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) medium: production, separation, and purification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) with high purity
2022
Richa Tomer and Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2022.02.009
Journal: Catalysis Today
Kinetics of glycerol dehydration-hydrogenation reaction in the vapor phase in a fixed bed down flow tubular reactor over a bi-functional Cu-Zn/MgO catalyst
2022
Dinesh Kumar Pandey, Shyam Pratap Singh, and Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2022.03.021
Journal: Catalysis Today
Optimization of reaction parameters by using response surface methodology (RSM) for the selective dehydration of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), a valuable platform chemical over a mesoporous TiO2 catalyst in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) medium
2022
Richa Tomer and Prakash Biswas* | Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2022.03.019
Journal: Catalysis Today
Patents

 

·         CINIITR0000100028 (CRN028) “Copper-zinc-magnesium catalyst for highly selective conversion of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol in liquid phase”. Application no. 201711017272 dated 17/05/2017.

Inventors: Prakash Biswas*, Al Ameen A, Satayanarayana M. Pudi, Nitin Naresh Pandhare, and Smita Mondal

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India.

Status: Granted in August 2021.

Patent No.: 373960 / Application No.: 201711017272/ Date of Filing: 17/05/2017

Honors And Awards
MemberShips
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member (LM-43902)
The Institution of Engineers (India)
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member (M-147440-5)
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Reaction Engineering ( CH 303 )
Autumn
Hydrocarbon Processing and Engineering-I ( CH-551 )
Autumn
Industrial Safety and Hazards Management ( CH-515 )
Autumn
Heterogeneous Catalysis & Reactor Design ( CHN-564 )
Spring
Heat Transfer ( CHN-201 )
Autumn
Advanced Reaction Engineering ( CHE 505 )
Autumn
Chemical Technology ( CHN-206 )
Spring
Transfer Processes-I ( CH-206 )
Spring
Natural Gas Engineering ( CH-556 )
Spring
Communication Skill ( CH-312 )
Spring
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics ( CH-204 )
Spring
Chmical Enginering Lab-III ( CH-310 )
Spring
Chemical Technology ( CHN-206 )
Spring
Advanced Reaction Engineering ( CHE-505 )
Autumn
Reaction Engineering Laboratory ( CHN-204 )
Spring
Process dynamics and Control Laboratory ( CHN-303 )
Autumn
Mass transfer-II Laboratory ( CHN-301 )
Autumn
Students
SuperVisions
Hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol over supported copper and nickel catalysts
01 Jan 2010 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr. shashi, Scholar: Satyanarayana Murthi Pudi
Vapor phase conversion of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol over supported nanoparticle catalysts
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr. Shishir Sinha, Scholar: Nitin Naresh Pandhare
Development of Catalysts for Liquid Phase Conversion of Glycerol to propanediol
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Smita Mondal
Vapor phase hydrogenolysis of glycerol
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dinesh Kumar Pandey
Associate Scholars
Richa Tomer
IIT Roorkee
Dehydration of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Akansha Pandey
IIT Roorkee
Tri-reforming of methane
Mahendra Kumar Meena
IIT Roorkee
Tri-reforming of methane
Pravin Kumar
IIT Roorkee
Treatment of waste water generated in petrochemical industries
Arisha Sharma
IIT Roorkee
Tri-reforming of methane
Rajeev Ranjan
IIT Roorkee
Conversion of CO2 to formic acid
Jyotimala Yadav
IIT Roorkee
Ammoxidation of propane
Miscellaneous
Events
Transportation Safety
01 Jan 2016 - Present
QIP
Ammoxidation of propane over Mo-V-Nb-Te M1 phase catalyst
01 Jan 2010 - Present
Registered participant in the SERC School on Modeling of Industrial Reactors".
01 Jan 2004 - Present
Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
As an external expert for the faculty Selection in the Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh – 201314, INDIA.
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Hydrogenation of 2-methylfuran, Furan over Supported noble and non-noble metal nanoparticle catalyst
01 Jan 2014 - Present
As a selection committee member for the selection of PhD student under the sachem of Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF) at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar , Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India – 382355
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Conversion of Glycerol to Value Added Products over Supported Nanoparticle Catalyst
01 Jan 2014 - Present
5th Summer School on Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals
01 Jan 2010 - Present
Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management
As an external expert for the faculty Selection at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand, Distt. Mandi - 175075 Himachal Pradesh, India
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Conversion of Biomass Derived Oxygenates to Value Added Chemicals over Nano-structured Catalysts
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol over a Copper-Zinc bi-metallic catalyst
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Participated in the National Symposium on "Current Trends in Materials Characterization".
01 Jan 2005 - Present
Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
Heterogeneous Catalyst and its Application
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Byproducts of biodiesel plant waste (glycerol) to value added products
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Catalysis
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Visits
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2009-01-01
Post Doctoral Research
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
2020-08-04
AIChE Annual Meeting
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,
2014-01-01
Research collaboration.
York University, Canada
2014-01-01
Research Collaboration.
Administrative Positions
Liaison Officer for SC/ST
01 Jan 2019 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Professor
10 Aug 2020 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Chairman, DRC
03 May 2021 - 02 May 2023
Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Convener Faculty search commitee
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Faculty in-charge, Instrumental analysis Laboratory
01 Jan 2015 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Associated Factlty
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Center of Excellence for Transportation System (CTRANS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Associate Professor
23 Dec 2015 - 09 Aug 2020
IIT Roorkee
Faculty in-charge, UG Reaction Engineering Laboratory
01 Jan 2015 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty in-charge, Engineering of Catalysis and chemical kinetics Laboratory
01 Jan 2009 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member, Departmental administrative committee
01 Jan 2018 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member, Departmental academic committee
01 Jan 2018 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Dy. Chief Advisor
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2015
Himalayan Explorers Club, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Staff advisor
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2014
Himalayan Explorer Club, IIT Roorkee
Member, Departmental faculty research committee
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2017
IIT Roorkee
Warden
01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2015
Govind Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Member, Departmental purchase committee
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2018
IIT Roorkee
Provisional patent

·       Mo-V-Nb-Te-O catalyst for the ammoxidation of propane to acrylonitrile

Application submitted to IIT Roorkee for a provisional patent

Inventors: Prakash Biswas* and Co-workers

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India.

Status: Provisional patent is filed in December 2020.