Debasish Kuila


Debasish Kuila
College of Science and Technology


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

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, Sri Lanka Owen, Vishwanath Deshmane, Debasish Kuila (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.
  • Celest Okoli, Kurian Kuttiyiel, Kotaro Sasaki, Dong Su, Debasish Kuila, Devinder Mahajan, Radoslav Adzic (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.
  • Asma Parveen, Avinash Potluri, Debasish Kuila, David Mills (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. Kumaraswamy, D. Mills, D. Kuila (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, Sri Lanka Owen, Debasish Kuila (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.
  • Karshak Kosaraju, Atikur Rahman, Michael Duncan, Balaji Tatineni, Yulia Basova, Vishwanath Deshmane, Richard Abrokwah, Shahrzad Hosseinnezhad, James King, Shamsuddin Ilias, Debasish Kuila (2014). (Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous Silica for Steam Reforming Reactions to Produce H2 for Fuel Cells). 88, pp. 337. Future Energy, Environment, and Materials .
  • Shirish Mehta, Vishwanath Deshmane, Shihuai Zhao, Debasish Kuila (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 .
  • Balaji Tatieni, Yulia Basova, Atikur Rahman, Saiful Islam, Mijanur Rahman, Azhar Islam, Joslyn Perkins, James King, Jasmine Taylor, Dhananjay Kumar, Shamsuddin Ilias, Debasish Kuila, (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: .
  • Debasish Kuila, Balaji Tatineni, Joslyn Perkins, Sergey Yarmolenko, Zhigang Xu, Shamsuddin Ilias (2008). (In Situ Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Mesoporous Silica and Its Applications). The 2008 Spring National Meeting.