Debasish Kuila





OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 342

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Debasish Kuila


Ph D: Chemistry, The City University of New York , 1984

Other: Chemistry, The City University of New York, 1982

MS: Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1979

BS: University of Calcutta , 1975

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

Abrokwah,  Richard  Dade,  William  Owen,  Sri Lanka  Deshmane,  Vishwanath  Kuila,  Debasish  ( 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    Taylor and Francis.

Okoli,  Celest  Kuttiyiel,  Kurian  Sasaki,  Kotaro   Su,  Dong  Kuila,  Debasish  Mahajan,  Devinder   Adzic,  Radoslav  ( 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.

Parveen,  Asma  Potluri,  Avinash  Kuila,  Debasish  Mills,  David  ( 2017).  Osteoblast Behavior on Silicon and Porous-Silicon Substrates.  ( 2017,  4,  pp. 1-12).   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.

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.

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.

Mehta,  Shirish  Deshmane,  Vishwanath   Zhao,  Shihuai  Kuila,  Debasish  ( 2014).  Comparative Studies of Silica Encapsulated Fe, Co and Ru Nanocatalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Si-Microchannel Microreactors.  ( 53 (42),  pp. 16245รข€“16253).   Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research .

Kosaraju,  Karshak  Rahman,  Atikur  Duncan,  Michael  Tatineni,  Balaji   Basova,  Yulia  Deshmane,  Vishwanath  Abrokwah,  Richard  Hosseinnezhad,  Shahrzad  King,  James  Ilias,  Shamsuddin  Kuila,  Debasish  ( 2014).  Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous Silica for Steam Reforming Reactions to Produce H2 for Fuel Cells.  ( 88,  pp. 337).   Future Energy, Environment, and Materials .