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Taraknath Das
Taraknath Das Assistant Professor tarak3581.fch[at] +91-1332-28-4828 (O)
Areas of Interest
  • Heterogeneous catalysis and spectroscopy, Supported metal/metal oxide catalysis: synthesis, characterization and activity;
  • Nano-materials: , Nano-material synthesis and applications in catalysis
  • Hydrogenation reaction, Oxidation reaction:, CO2 hydrogenation and value-added chemicals,Also interested on reforming reaction of hydrocarbons
  • In situ Spectroscopy (FTIR):, In situ adsorption and reaction studies (Operando spectroscopy)
  • Hydrogen Energy: , Production, Storage, and Generation
Professional Background
Dec, 2014till dateAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
July 2013Dec, 2014Post-docKIST, Seoul, South Korea
Educational Details
PhDChemical Engineering(Heterogeneous catalysis and spectroscopy)I.I.T. Kanpur2012
M.EChemical EngineeringJadavpur University2007
B.Sc-B.Tech.Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Calcutta2005
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Catalytic oxidation reaction: A high pressure in situ FTIR studySERB-DST2017
Production of hydrogen: Dry reforming of methane reactionIITR-FIG2015
  • IIChE,, Life Member (LM-26035)
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Nanotechnology in Chemical EngineeringCHN-4254th year B.TechAutumn
Chemical Reactor AnalysisCHN-505PhD/M.Tech/B.Tech 4thYr.Autumn
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reactor designCH-4274th year B.Tech and IDDAutumn
Chemical Reaction EngineeringCH-204B.Tech.Spring
Reaction Engineering (Lab)CHN-204BTechSpring
Hydrocarbon processing and Engineering-1CH-5514th year B.Tech and IDDAutumn
Thermodynamics and Chemical KineticsCHN-106B.TechSpring
Process Utilities and SafetyCH-4124th Year B.Tech Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Generation and storage of hydrogen from NaBH4 using various Catalysts: Spectroscopic observationPrashant Kumar SinghO2014(Jan)
Production of H2 from DRM using perovskite catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization and reactivityPradeep Kumar YadavO2015(July)
Oxidation of cyclohexane over supported catalysts: An in situ FTIR studyVijendra Kumar YadavO2017(Dec)
Storage and generation of hydrogen from metal-hydride: An insitu spectroscopy study(Experimental)Mamleshwar KumarO2018(July)
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South KoreaPost-Doctoral Research2013-2014
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USAOperando IV, April 2012
Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie, Caen, FranceInternational Summer School and workshopJuly, 2010
Refereed Journal Papers

In refereed Journal Papers:   

10.Pradeep K. Yadav, Taraknath Das, "Production of syngas from carbon dioxide reforming of methane by using LaNixFe1-xO3 perovskite type catalysts",  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2018) (accepted)

9.Prashant Kumar Singh,Taraknath Das,"Generation of hydrogen from NaBH4 solution using metal-boride (CoB, FeB, NiB) catalysts",International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42(49) (2017) 29360-29369.

8. Taraknath Das, In Wook Nah, Jeong-Gil Choi, In-Hwan Oh, " Synthesis of iron oxide catalysts using various methods for the spin conversion of hydrogen", Reac Kinet Mech Cat, 118 (2) (2016) 669-681.

7.Taraknath Das,Soon-Cheol Kweon,In Wook Nah,  Sarng Woo Karng,Jeong-Gil Choi,In-Hwan Oh," Spin conversion of hydrogen using supported iron catalysts at cryogenic temperature", Cryogenics, 69 (2015) 36-43.

6. Taraknath Das, Soon Cheol Kweon, Jeong Gil Choi, Seo Young Kim, In Hwan Oh,"Spin conversion of hydrogen over LaFeO3/Al2O3 catalysts at low temperature: synthesis, characterization and activity", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (2015) 383-391.

5.In Wook Nah, Jung Hyun Kim, Taraknath Das, Soon-Cheol Kwon, In-Hwan Oh,"A study on the ORtho-para hydrogen conversion characteristics of liquefied hydrogen by perovskite catalysts" Transactions of the Korean hydrogen and new energy society 26(1) (2015) 15-20.

4. Taraknath Das, Siddharth Sengupta, Goutam Deo, "Effect of calcination temperature during the synthesis of Co/Al2O3 catalyst used for the hydrogenation of CO2", Reaction kinetics, mechanism and catalysis, 110 (1) (2013) 147-162.

3.Taraknath Das, Goutam Deo," Effect of metal loading and support for supported cobalt catalyst", Catalysis Today, 198 (1) (2012) 116-124.

2.Taraknath Das, Goutam Deo,"Promotion of alumina supported cobalt catalysts by iron", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (39) (2012) 20812-20819.

1.Taraknath Das, Goutam Deo," Synthesis, characterization and in situ DRIFTS during the CO2 hydrogenation reaction over supported cobalt catalysts", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 350 (1-2) (2011) 75-82.

Conferences and workshops (National and International):

13.P.K.Singh, Ishwar Sharan, T.Das," Thermolysis of sodium borohydride at low temperature using metal halides as additive", 24-27th July, 2018, Hypothesis-XIII 2018, NTU, Singapore

12.P.K.Singh, T.Das, "Generation of hydrogen using Co,Fe, and Ni boride catalysts from NaBH4 solution",27-30thDec,2016, Chemcon2016, India

11. P. K.Singh, A.Jain, T. Das, " Generation and storage of hydrogen from NaBH4 solution using metal boride catalysts" June 13-16, 2016, 21st WHEC2016, Zaragoza, Spain.

10. Taraknath Das, In wook Nah, Jeong-Gil Choi, In-Hwan Oh,” Studying of iron oxide catalysts at cryogenic temperature for spin conversion of hydrogen”, Nov 6 to 07, 2014, 2014-KOCS Fall and 30th anniversary International Conference, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Technopark), Seoul, south Korea.

9. Taraknath Das, Soon-Cheol Kweon, Jeong-Gil choi, Seo Young Kim, In-Hwan Oh,” Spin conversion of hydrogen over LaFeO3/Al2O3 catalysts at cryogenic temperature: synthesis, characterization and activity”, June 15 to 20, 2014, 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014, Gwangju, South Korea.

8. Taraknath Das, Soon-Cheol Kweon, In-Hwan Oh,” Effect of La/Sr ratios in the LaSrCuFeO3 perovskite catalysts for the spin conversion of hydrogen at low temperature”, October 7-8, 2013, The Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society-2013, Gumi, South Korea.

7. Dong Wook Lee, Taraknath Das, Soon-Cheol Kweon, Jeong-Gil  Choi, In-Hwan Oh,” Spin conversion of ortho hydrogen at room temperature using LaSrCuxFe(1-x)O3 perovskite catalyst”, October 7-8, 2013, The Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society-2013, Gumi, South Korea.

6.Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo,”Effect of calcination temperature and in situ reduction in the synthesis of some supported cobalt catalysts”, 29th April to 3rd May 2012, Operando IV, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA.

5.Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo, “Studying the effect of magnesia on SiO2 and Al2O3 supported cobalt catalysts”, 20th-22nd February 2012, 2nd Indo-German workshop, Advances in Reaction and Separation Processes, Haus der Kirche, Bad Herrenalb, Germany.

4. Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo, “Effect of support and metal loading of supported cobalt catalyst for in situ DRIFTS of CO2 hydrogenation”, 27-29th December 2011, Chemcon-2011, M.S. Ramaiah Inst. Of Tech., Bangalore, India.

3.Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo, “In-Situ DRIFTS and simultaneous reactivity measurements over Co/Al2O3 catalysts: The CO2 hydrogenation reaction” International Summer School on vibrational spectroscopy, Spectrocat2010, 19th-23rd July 2010 Caen, France.

2. Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo, “Surface interaction and catalytic reactivity of CO2 with H2 over Co/Al2O3 catalysts,” (93-94), Annual Research Symposium, ChEmference2010, 13th-14th July 2010, IITKanpur, India.

1.Taraknath Das and Goutam Deo,  “ Olefin metathesis reaction over supported MoO3/Al2O3 or SiO2-Al2O3 catalysts: Effect of loading and support “  Catalysis for sustainable energy and chemicals, Nineteenth National symposium on Catalysis, 2009, NCL, Pune,  India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Reviewer: Catalysis Communications,Applied Catalysis A, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences.