Babul Prasad

Babul Prasad

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

My research interests encompass carbon capture utilizing polymeric membranes and the advancement of novel amine carriers to facilitate CO2 separation. We prioritize Thin Film Composite (TFC) membranes and asymmetric membranes, crafted from synthetic and bio-polymers, blended with nano fillers to enhance performance and long-term stability in practical settings. Transport studies are conducted to evaluate membrane performance under realistic conditions, contributing to our comprehensive understanding of membrane technology.

Our focus lies in CO2 separation from CO2/N2 and CO2/H2 gas mixtures at elevated temperatures, with additional attention directed towards membrane development for high-temperature fuel cells. To achieve commercial viability, we concentrate on membrane and module production, including spiral wound and hollow fiber module. We possess the infrastructure for pilot-scale support casting and membrane coating for both flat sheet and hollow fiber membranes.

Concurrently, we are engaged in a collaborative project aimed at fabricating a new membrane skid for field-testing, involving the construction of scrubbers and humidifiers.

To join our membrane group or explore collaboration in related fields, feel free to contact me.

Professional Experience


Scientist- Jan. 2024 - Current:

Post Doctoral Researcher (Apr. 2019- Aug. 2023):
William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 
The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.


PhD in Chemical Engineering (2013-2019):
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati  (IITG), Assam, India.

M. Tech in Chemical Engineering (2011-2013):
Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India.

B.Tech in Biotechnology (2007-2011):
Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab, India.

Selected Publications

  • Randeep Singh, Babul Prasad And Young-Ho Ahn, Recent developments in gas separation membranes enhancing the performance of oxygen and nitrogen separation: A comprehensive review, Gas Science and Engineering., 123, 205256 (2024), DOI:
  • Shraavya Rao, Babul Prasad, Yang Han And WS Winston Ho, Polymeric Membranes for H2S and CO2 Removal from Natural Gas for Hydrogen Production: A Review, Energies., 16(15), 5713 (2023), DOI:
  • Aviti Katare, Rajashree Borgohain, Babul Prasad And Bishnupada Mandal, A Strategical Improvement in the Performance of CO2/N2 Gas Permeation via Conjugation of L-Tyrosine onto Chitosan Membrane, Membranes., 13(5), 487 (2023), DOI:
  • Babul Prasad, Ratul Mitra Thakur, Bishnupada Mandal And Baowei Su, Enhanced CO2 separation membrane prepared from waste by-product of silk fibroin, Journal of membrane science., 587, 117170 (2019), DOI:
  • Shuxuan Li, Can Li, Xiaojuan Song, Baowei Su, Bishnupada Mandal, Babul Prasad, Xueli Gao And Congjie Gao, Graphene quantum dots-doped thin film nanocomposite polyimide membranes with enhanced solvent resistance for solvent-resistant nanofiltration, ACS applied materials & interfaces., 11, 6527 - 6540 (2019), DOI:
  • Babul Prasad And Bishnupada Mandal, Graphene-Incorporated Biopolymeric Mixed-Matrix Membrane for Enhanced CO2 Separation by Regulating the Support Pore Filling, ACS applied materials & interfaces., 10, 27810 - 27820 (2018), DOI:
  • Babul Prasad And Bishnupada Mandal, Preparation and characterization of CO2-selective facilitated transport membrane composed of chitosan and poly(allylamine) blend for CO2/N2 separation, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry., 66, 419 - 429 (2018), DOI:
  • Babul Prasad And Bishnupada Mandal, Moisture responsive and CO2 selective biopolymer membrane containing silk fibroin as a green carrier for facilitated transport of CO2, Journal of membrane science., 550, 416 - 426 (2018), DOI:
  • Babul Prasad And Bishnupada Mandal, CO2 separation performance by chitosan/tetraethylenepentamine/poly(ether sulfone) composite membrane, Journal of Applied Polymer Science., 134, 45206 (2017), DOI:

Research Interest

  • Polymer Science

Contact Details

Babul Prasad, PhD
Room No. 945
Polymer Science and Engineering Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008 India
Phone: +91-202590-3026 (Office)