Shrinjay Sharma

Shrinjay Sharma

PhD candidate
Delft University of Technology

Shrinjay Sharma


Process and Energy Department, 3mE Faculty

Contact information

Process and Energy Building - 34K 1.280

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Key expertises

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion, Molecular Simulations, Computational Transport Phenomena

About me

I was born and brought up in Guwahati, a city in the north-eastern part of India. I did my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Then, I came to the Netherlands for pursuing my masters at TU Delft. My specialization was in Energy and Process Technology. During my masters, I developed interests in catalysis and sustainable process technologies. I joined Process and Energy department at TU Delft as a PhD candidate in May 2021. During my spare time, I like to do painting.

About my research

My research topic is shape selective catalysis in hydroisomerisation reaction. It transforms linear chains of hydrocarbons into branched structures. It is useful in improving the quality of gasoline and dewaxing of hydrocarbons. The reaction takes place in a group of catalyst called zeolites. My goal is to understand the effect of the shape and structure of these catalysts on the product selectivity. It involves different fundamental processes like adsorption/desorption, reaction kinetics and micro/nano-porous diffusion inside the catalyst. I am taking a multiscale modelling approach ranging from molecular to continuum scale to understand these phenomena. Further, this should help the industry to design better reactors and processes for this reaction.