Puneet Kumar Chaudhary

Puneet Kumar Chaudhary

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

Dr. Chaudhary received his M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and his PhD from IIT Kanpur. His research activities lie in the field of heterogeneous catalysis with special emphasis on the catalyst and process development for thermo-catalytic reactions. The research focuses on probing fundamental catalytic phenomena and reaction mechanisms on well-defined catalysts for energy and environmental applications.

He also worked at Bharat Petroleum Corporation on versatile Catalysis and Reaction Engineering topics with a focus on solutions to net-zero emission challenges. There He worked on several CO2 utilization projects, including CO2 to Methanol, CO2 to SNG, CO2 to syngas, and Methanol to DME.

Professional Experience

Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune (2023-Present)

Researcher, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (2022-2023)

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2016-2022)

M.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2014-2016)

B.Tech, Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology Jhansi (2010-2014)

Selected Publications

  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary And Goutam Deo, Process and catalyst improvements for the dry reforming of methane, Chemical Engineering Science., 276, 118767 (2023), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2023.118767.
  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary, Arundhathi Racha, Mahesh W Kasture, Chanchal Samanta, Rakesh Vankayala And Chiranjeevi Thota, Temperature-dependent synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) from methanol over beta zeolite: A novel approach to a sustainable fuel, Royal Society Open Science., 10, 230524 (2023), DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.230524.
  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary And Goutam Deo, Influence of particle size and metal-support interaction on the catalytic performance of Ni-Al2O3 catalysts for the dry and oxidative-dry reforming of methane, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects., 646, 128973 (2022), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.128973.
  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary And Goutam Deo, Oxidative dry reforming of methane over a nickel-alumina catalyst for carbon free operation, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis., 133, 779 - 800 (2021), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11144-021-02043-3.
  • A S Russel, Puneet Kumar Chaudhary, Pulkit Jain And Goutam Deo, A little O2 goes a long way: Microkinetic and sensitivity analysis of oxidative dry reforming of methane on Ni-Co catalyst, Reaction Chemistry Engineering., 6, 2104 - 2113 (2021), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1039/D1RE00086A.
  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary, Neeraj Koshta And Goutam Deo, Effect of O2 and temperature on the catalytic performance of Ni/Al2O3 and Ni/MgAl2O4 for the dry reforming of methane (DRM), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy., 45, 4490 - 4500 (2020), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.12.053.

Research Interest

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

Contact Details

Dr. Puneet Kumar Chaudhary
Chemical Engineering and Process Development
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune, Maharashtra, 411008