Deepak Kumar Ojha - Department of Chemical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Deepak Kumar Ojha
Deepak Kumar Ojha Assistant professor Website
Areas of Interest
  • Process Integration: Ammonia Synthesis, Methanol Synthesis from Coal and Biomass, Application of Separation Process, Biomass Conversion: Gassification, Torrifaction, Reactive Pyrolysis
Professional Background
2020-01-01OngoingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2017-01-013 years Postdoctoral AssociateUniversity of Minnesota
Honors and Awards
DST Travel GrantIIT Madras2016
Educational Details
PhDChemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technoogy Madras2017
M.E.Chemical EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani2012
B.Tech.Chemical EngineeringSathyabama University, Chennai2009
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
21st International Symposium on Analytical and Applied PyrolysisNancy, FranceCNRS, Université de Lorraine2016-01
AiChE National MeetingSan Fransisco, USAAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers2016-01
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Associate Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Transport Phenomena in Polymeric SolutionsPEN 325B. Tech. (Polymer Science and Engineering)Autumn
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Nancy, FranceTo attend International Conference2016-05-08
San Francisco, USATo attend International Conference2016-11-12
National International Collaboration
Ammonia Synthesis from Stranded Wind EnergyUniversity of Minnesota
Resource Recovery from lignocellulosic Biomass and Plastics using Co-PyrolysisIndian Institute of Technology Madras
Self appraisal - US Patent, Integrated Apparatus for Producing Ammonia, Utility application no. 16/849,550 on April 15, 2020; and Provisional application no. 62/834,126 on April 15, 2019
Books Authored

• Ojha, D.K.; Vinu, R. Co-pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass with waste plastics for resource and energy recovery, Pandey, A.; Bhaskar, T.; Mohan, S.V.; Khanal, S.; Lee, D.-J. (Ed.) Waste Biorefinery: Potential and Perspectives, Elsevier, 2018, ISBN: 978-0444639929

• Vinu, R.; Ojha, D.K.; Nair, V. Polymer pyrolysis for resource recovery. Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences, and Chemical Engineering 2016,

Refereed Journal Papers

9. Ojha D. K.;…. Cussler E.L. Desorption in Ammonia Manufacture from Stranded Wind Energy, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2020, DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03154

8. Mathew J.K.; Ojha D.K.;…. Cussler E.L. Optimizing Ammonia Absorbents for Sustainable Synthesis, ACS Appl. Energ. Mat. 2020, 3 (3), 2576–2584

7. Ojha D.K.; Mathew J.K.; McCormick A.V.; Reese M.; Dauenhauer P.; Cussler E.L. Integrated Ammonia synthesis and Separation, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2019, 7(23), 18785-92.

6. Ojha D.K.; Viju, D.; Vinu, R. Fast pyrolysis Kinetics of Alkali Lignin: Evaluation of apparent rate parameters and product time evolution, Bioresour. Technol. 2017, 241, 142- 151.

5. Ojha, D.K.; Shukla, S.; Sachin, R.S.; Vinu, R. Understanding the interactions between cellulose and polypropylene during fast co-pyrolysis via experiments and DFT calculations, Chemical Engineering Transactions 2016, 50, 67- 72

4. Ojha, D.K.; Vinu, R. Fast co-pyrolysis of cellulose and polypropylene using Py-GC/MS and Py-FTIR, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 66861-66870

3. Tripathi, A.K.; Ojha, D.K.; Vinu, R. Selective production of valuable hydrocarbons from waste motorbike engine oils via catalytic fast pyrolysis using zeolites, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. 2015, 114, 281-292.

2. Ojha, D.K.; Vinu, R. Resource Recovery via catalytic fast pyrolysis of polystyrene using zeolites, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. 2015, 113, 349-359

1. Suriapparao, D.V.; Ojha, D.K.; Ray, T.; Vinu, R. kinetic analysis of co-pyrolysis of cellulose and polypropylene, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 2014, 117, 1441-1451

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