Disha Jain

Disha Jain

Postdoctoral researcher
Utrecht University

Disha Jain


Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Vening Meinesz C

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Key expertises

Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry, operando spectroscopy, density functional theory

About me

I have done Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India. Thereafter, I finished Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, India, where the work was focused on the understanding reaction mechanism for gas phase reactions. Then, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher under Prof. dr. Atsushi Urakawa in collaboration with Toyota, where the work was focused on understanding the catalytic processes by spatiotemporal operando techniques. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (ICC) group at Utrecht University under Dr. Matteo Monai.

About my research

My research is focused on developing coke and poison-resistant Ni-based bimetallic catalysts for dry methane reforming. We will utilize operando and computational techniques to gain deeper insights into the reaction/deactivation mechanism under reforming conditions to guide the development of better reforming catalysts.