Debasish Kuila





OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 342

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Debasish Kuila


Ph D: Chemistry, Inorganic/Physical Organic, The City University of New York , 1984

MPH: Chemistry, The City University of New York, 1981

MS: Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1979

BS: Honours in Chemistry, Calcutta University, 1976

Research Interests

Thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels- catalyst developments for fuels and H2 production, synthesis of novel mesoporous materials encapsulated metal nanocatalysts for conversion of syngas (from biomass gasification) and CO2- enriched syngas into fuels and H2 using packed-bed and Si-microreactors. The other area of research includes cell biology on modified surfaces for pharmaceutical applications. Cell culture studies on modified surfaces and scaffolds with a goal towards microfluidic [MEMS-based] drug toxicity screening and development of biosensors; primary hepatocyte behavior on immobilized growth factors

Recent Publications

Parveen, Asma  Potluri, Avinash  Kuila, Debasish  Mills, David  (2017).  Osteoblast Behavior on Silicon and Porous-Silicon Substrates.   Journal of Coating Science and Technology.

Abrokwah, Richard  Deshmane, Vishwanath   Kuila, Debasish  (2016).  Comparative Performance of M-MCM-41 (M: Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn and Sn) Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Methanol..  (MOLCAA-D-16-00109,  425,  pp. 10-20).  Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical.

Parveen, A.  Mills, D.  Kuila, D.  (2016).  Porous Silicon Substrates Support Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells.   IEEE.

Aithal, R.  Doss, A.  Kumaraswamy, D.  Mills, D.  Kuila, D.  (2016).  Growth and Functionality of Cells Cultured on Conducting and Semi-Conducting Surfaces Modified with Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs.  (6(1),  pp. 9-).  Coatings.

Deshmane, Vishwanath   Abrokwah, Richard  Kuila, Debasish  (2015).  Synthesis of High Stability Cu-MCM-41 Nanocatalysts for Selective Production of H2 via Steam Reforming of Methanol.  (33,  40 ,  pp. 10439-10452).  Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Abrokwah, Richard  Deshmane, Vishwanath   Owen, Sri Lanka  Kuila, Debasish  (2015).  Cu-Ni Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous MCM-41 and TiO2 to Produce Hydrogen for Fuel Cells via Steam Reforming Reactions.  (1096,  pp. 161-168).  Advanced Materials Research.