Chemical Engineering and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
Professor & Head
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering
Area of Interest:
Photocatalysis for Water Splitting and Pollution Control, Conversion of Methanol to Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Heterogeneous Process for Biodiesel Production, Catalytic Cracking of Methane, Production, Storage and Uses of Hydrogen, Nanomaterials, Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes
Research Projects (Completed/ Ongoing) :
Pilot Plant Scale (10 m3) Production of Hydrogen Utilizing Solar Energy Using Low Cost Photocatalysts (Ministry of Non- Conventional Energy Sources,Government of India, New Delhi)
Modernisation and Removal of Obsolescence in Catalysis Laboratory (All India Council of Technical Education, Government of India, New Delhi)
Process Development for Environmental Application of Photocatalysis with Emphasis on Utilization of Solar Energy (Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi
Modification of Zeolite ZSM-5 for the Conversion of Natural Gas, Light Naphtha and Methanol to Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons of High Aromatic Content (Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi)
Development and Demonstration of of Hydrogen Catalytic Combustion Cookers ( Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi).
Development of Electrodes for Hydrogen Fuel Cells (University Grants Commission, New Delhi)
Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Decompostion of Water Using Solar Energy (Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi)
Large Scale Hydrogen Production by Photocatalysis of Water Using Visible Light (Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India, New Delhi)
Development of Autothermal Process for Ammonia Cracking (All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi)
Joint Indo – US Project to work in the Area of Energy under Singh – Obama Knowledge Exchange Initiative (UGC, New Delhi)
Ph. D. Theses Supervised:
Studies on Development and Characterization of CdS Based Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production from Water .
Studies on Characterization of Ni- ZSM 5 Zeolite for Conversion of Methanol to Gasoline.
Development of Noble Metal – Semiconductor Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production from Water.
Studies on Conversion of Methanol to Lower Olefins Using Zeolite ZSM 5 Catalyst
Studies on Conversion of Vacuum Residue to Hydrogen
Head of the Department (Continuing)
Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Studies (Continuing)
Deputy Coordinator, CAS Programme, (2006 – 11)
Vice Chairman, Training and Placement Cell, IT BHU (2005 – 06)
Member, R & D Committee, IT BHU (2005 – 07)
Incharge, Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, BHU (Continuing)
Incharge, Sophisticated Instruments Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engg., BHU (Continuing)
Inchage, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Laboratory ( Continuing)
Coordinator, IT Hostels (2009 – 11)
Warden and Administrative Warden, Morvi Hostel (1999 – 05)
Chairman, Co-Curricular Wing, IT Gymkhana, 2003 – 05
Member of the Committees (at Department/ Institute/ University Levels) for Preparation of Plan Proposals,
Vision Documents etc.
List of Publications ( Refreed Journals Only) of Last 5 Years
Singh, D. P.; Neti, N. R.; Sinha, A. S. K.; Srivastava, O. N.; Growth of Different Nanostructures of Cu2O (Nanothreads, Nanowires and Nanotubes) by Simple Electrolysis Based Oxidation of Copper; J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007 111(4), 1638
Singh, R. N.; Malviya, M.; Anindita, Sinha, A. S. K. and Chartier, P.; Polypyrrole and La1−xSrxMnO3 (0≤ x ≤0.4) composite electrodes for electroreduction of oxygen in alkaline medium, Electrochimica Acta, 2007 52(12), 4264.
Singh, R. N.; Mishra, D.; Anindita, Sinha, A. S. K., Singh, A; Novel electrocatalysts for generating oxygen from alkaline water; Electrochemistry Communications, 2007, 9, 1369.
Ruhi, G.; Modi, O. P.; Sinha, A. S. K.; Singh, I. B.; Effect of Sintering Temperatures on Corrosion and Wear Properties of Sol- Gel Alumina Coatings on Surface Pre-Treated Mild Steel; Corrosion Sc. , 2008, 50, 639.
Sinha, A. S. K.; Sahu, N.; Upadhyay, S. N.; Kinetics of Photocatalytic Reduction of Water to Hydrogen by Visible Light; Int. J. Hydrogen Ener., 2009, 34, 130.
Singh, R. N.: Madhu, R.; Awasthi, R.; Sinha, A. S. K.; Preparation and Electrochemical Characterization of a New NiMoO4 Catalyst for Electrochemical O2 Evolution, J. Solid State Electrochem., 2009, 13(10), 1613.
Dubey, P. K., Mishra, P. R., Sinha, A. S. K., Srivastava, O. N., On Synthesis and Charaterization of TiO2 Nanotubes; J. Nanoscience and Nanotech., 2009, 9, 1.
P K Dubey, A S K Sinha, S Talapatra, N Koratkar, P M Ajayan, O N Srivastava, “Hydrogen generation by water electrolysis using carbon nanotube anode”, International J Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35, 3945-3950.
Sharma Y C, Uma, Sinha A S K, and Upadhyay S N, “Characterization and adsorption studies of Cocos nucifera L. activated carbon for the removal of methylene blue from aqueous solutions”, 2010, Chem & Engg. Data, 55(8), 2662.
Pukazhselvan, D., Hudson, M S L, Sinha, A S K, Srivastava, O. N., Studies on Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Catalyzed Sodium Aluminum Hydride, Energy, 2010, 35 (12), 5037.
M.Kumar, R.Awasthi, A.S.K.Sinha, R.N. Singh, New Ternary Fe, Co, and Mo mixed oxide electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution, International J. Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36(15), 8831.
Sahu, M. K., Sinha A. S K.,A Two-Step Process for Hydrogen Production from Vacuum Residue, International J. Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36(2), 1551.
Sahu, M. K., Tewari, K., Sinha, A. S. K., Oxidation of Vacuum Residue by Ozone and Nitrous Oxide, Indian J. Chem Technol, 2011, 18(2), 91.
Siddhartha Shrivastava, Sunil K Singh, Avijit Mukhopadhyay , Akhoury S K Sinha, Rajiv K Mandal, Debabrata Dash, “Negative regulation of fibrin polymerization and clot formation by nanoparticles of silver”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2011, 82(1), 241.
Sahu, M. K., Sinha A. S K., Oxidative Steam Reforming of Vacuum Residue for Hydrogen Production, International J. Hydrogen Energy, 2012,37(2), 1425.
Lal B., Sahu M K, Upadhyay S. N. and Sinha A. S. K., “Acidity and Activity of Kaolin and Silver Modified HZSM 5 Zeolite in MTO Process”, J. Ind. Eng. Chem., 2012 (Accepted).
Dubey, P. K. Tewari, R. S., Sinha, A. S. K., Srivastava, O. N., Preparation of Carbon Nanotubes from Bio Diesel, J. Experimental Nanoscience, 2012 (Accepted).
Singh, R. N.; Kumar, M.; Sinha, A. S. K.; Novel FeXCr2-x(MoO4) Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction; International J. Hydrogen Energy (Online) 2012
Sharma, A. K.; Gangwar, M.; Kumar, Dharmendra, Tilak, R.; Nath, Gopal; Sinha, A. S K; Tripathi, Y.B; Comarative Invitro Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Evaluation of Methanolic Extract of Root, Stem and Leaf of Jatropha Curcus Lin, Pharmacognosy Journal, 2012( Accepted)
Dubey P K, Tiwari R S, Srivastava O N, Sinha A S K, Synthesis of TiO2 nanoribbons and its application in photoelectrochemical water splitting for hydrogen production, International J. Nanoscience, 2012 (Accepted)
Participated in Two Week Course on Industrial Pollution Control, REC, Coimbatore, India
Participated in Two Week Winter Course on New Separation Process, IIT, Bombay, India
Organised a National Symposium on Advances in Chemical Reaction Engineering, BHU, India, March 5 - 7, 1997
Organised a National Symposium on Chemical Engineering Education and Research: Strategy for the Future, BHU, August 6 - 8, 1999.
Conducted a Two Week Summer School on Development and Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts, BHU, June 29 - July 11, 1998
Conducted a Two Week Intensive Course on Design, Evaluation and Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts, BHU, May 17 - 29, 1999
Organized a National Symposium on Photochemical Processes on Solid Surfaces, BHU, March 8-10, 2000
Faculty for Continuing Education Programme on Kinetics and Reactor Design, DMSRDE, Kanpur, February 7 - 11, 2000.
Conducted a Summer School on Catalyst Characterization, Kinetics and Reactor Design, BHU, May 22 - June 3, 2000.
Conducted a Short Term Intensive Course on Heterogeneous Catalysis, BHU, June 25 – 30, 2001
Organized a National Symposium on New Horizons in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Fab 21 – 23, 2002.
Chairperson of national and International Seminars/ Conferences
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