Debasish Kuila


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Science and Technology


New Science Building 342
B.S.University of Calcutta
M.S.Chemistry / Indian Institute of Technology Madras
OtherChemistry / The City University of New York
Ph.D.Chemistry / The City University of New York

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

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Recent Publications

  • Richard Abrokwah, William Dade, Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila, Sri Lanka Owen (2019). (Effects of Mesoporous Supports and Metals on Steam Reforming of Alcohols). In S. Nanda, P. K. Sarangi, and Dai-Viet N. Vo, (Fuel Processing and Energy Utilization) pp. 93-108 ). Taylor and Francis.
  • Radoslav Adzic, Debasish Kuila, Kurian Kuttiyiel, Devinder Mahajan, Celest Okoli, Kotaro Sasaki, Dong Su (2018). (Highly Dispersed Carbon Supported PdNiMo Core with Pt Monolayer Shell Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction). (15) 165, pp. J3295-J3300 ). Journal of The Electrochemical Society.
  • Debasish Kuila, David Mills, Asma Parveen, Avinash Potluri (2017). (Osteoblast Behavior on Silicon and Porous-Silicon Substrates). (2017) 4, pp. 1-12 ). Journal of Coating Science and Technology.
  • Richard Abrokwah, Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila (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.
  • R. Aithal, A. Doss, D. Kuila, D. Kumaraswamy, D. Mills (2016). (Growth and Functionality of Cells Cultured on Conducting and Semi-Conducting Surfaces Modified with Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs). 6(1), pp. 9- ). Coatings.
  • Richard Abrokwah, Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila, Sri Lanka Owen (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.
  • Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila, Shirish Mehta, Shihuai Zhao (2014). (Comparative Studies of Silica Encapsulated Fe, Co and Ru Nanocatalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Si-Microchannel Microreactors). 53 (42), pp. 16245–16253 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research .
  • Richard Abrokwah, Yulia Basova, Vishwanath Deshmane, Michael Duncan, Shahrzad Hosseinnezhad, Shamsuddin Ilias, James King, Karshak Kosaraju, Debasish Kuila, Atikur Rahman, Balaji Tatineni (2014). (Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous Silica for Steam Reforming Reactions to Produce H2 for Fuel Cells). 88, pp. 337 ). Future Energy, Environment, and Materials .
  • Yulia Basova, Shamsuddin Ilias, Azhar Islam, Saiful Islam, James King, Debasish Kuila, Dhananjay Kumar, Joslyn Perkins, Atikur Rahman, Mijanur Rahman, Balaji Tatieni, Jasmine Taylor (2011). (Development of Mesoporous Silica Encapsulated Pd-Ni Nanocatalyst for Hydrogen Production, Chapter 9,). In Hu, Y. et al, (In Production and Purification of Ultraclean Transportation Fuels; Hu, Y., et al.; 2011, ) (Chapter 9) pp. 178-190. ). ACS Symposium Series ACS: .
  • Shamsuddin Ilias, Debasish Kuila, Joslyn Perkins, Balaji Tatineni, Zhigang Xu, Sergey Yarmolenko (2008). (In Situ Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Mesoporous Silica and Its Applications). ). The 2008 Spring National Meeting.
  • Richard Abrokwah, Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila, Sri Lanka Owen (Steam Reforming of Alcohols to Produce H2 using Mesoporous Catalysts). ). CRC.