Taraknath Das - Department of Chemical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Taraknath Das
Taraknath Das Assistant professor taraknath.das@ch.iitr.ac.in
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
2013-01-011 year Post-docKIST, Seoul, South Korea
Multiple Posts
2020-06-01OngoingWardenAzad Bhawan
2014-12-24OngoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingFaculty in chargeMass Transfer lab (UG)
2019-01-01OngoingMemeberDepartment Academic Program Committee (DAPC)
2017-01-012 years MemberDepartment Research Committee (DRC)
2018-01-01OngoingAdvisorFaculty Advisor (UG II year)
2015-01-01OngoingMemberIA lab and FIST lab
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 AgencyStart DatePeriod
Catalytic oxidation reaction: A high pressure in situ FTIR studySERB-DST2017-01Ongoing
Production of hydrogen: Dry reforming of methane reactionFIG-IITR2015-015 years 6 months
  • 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 Date
Generation of H2 from NaBH4 using various catalysts and additives for fuelcell applicationsPrashant Kumar SinghA2014-01
Production of H2 from DRM using perovskite catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization and reactivityPradeep Kumar YadavO2015-07
Oxidation of cyclohexane over supported catalysts: An in situ FTIR studyVijendra Kumar YadavO2018-01
Storage and generation of hydrogen from metal-hydride: An insitu spectroscopy study(Experimental)Mamleshwar KumarO2018-07
Hydrogen Energy: Hydrogen productionAkanksha Singh RajputO2019-01
Production of olefins using supported catalystsCHAUHAN KRUNALSINH YOGENDRASINHO2019-08
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South KoreaPost-Doctoral Research2014-01-01
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USAOperando IV, 2012-01-01
Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie, Caen, FranceInternational Summer School and workshop2010-01-01
Particulars of course - Reviewer: Journal of Nanoparticle Research, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Catalysis Communications,Applied Catalysis A, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, International Journal of Energy Research, Environmental Sustainability
Refereed Journal Papers

In refereed Journal Papers:   

6..Prashant Kumar Singh, Ishwar Sharan, Mamleshwar Kumar, Taraknath Das,"Generation of Hydrogen from Sodium Borohydride at low Temperature using Metal Halides additive",International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 (2019) 20191-20202.

5.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 44 (3) (2019) 1659-1670 (Link)

4.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.

3. 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.

2.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.

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):

4.T.Das,"International workshop on Hydrogen storage materials" December 07, 2018, IOCL, R&D, Faridabad, Haryana,India

3.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

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

1. 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.                                                                                                   

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