Delft University of Technology
Process and Energy Department, 3mE Faculty
Process and Energy Building - 34K 1.280
Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion, Molecular Simulations, Computational Transport Phenomena
About meI 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 researchMy 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.
PhD candidate 2021-present: PhD candidate in the group of Engineering Thermodynamics in Process and Energy Department at TU Delft. Under the supervision of Prof.dr.ir. Thijs J. H. Vlugt. Thesis - Modelling of shape selective catalysis of hydroisomerisation reaction. Master’s student 2018-2020: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (specialization in Process and Energy) from Delft University of Technology. Under the supervision of Dr.ir. Earl Goetheer. Thesis: Dynamic electrochemical promotion of catalysis. Bachelor’s student 2014-2018: B-Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Silchar, India. Under the supervision of Dr. Sujit Nath. Thesis: Comparative study of different packed bed thermal energy storage systems using encapsulated phase change material (PCM).