Debarun Banerjee

About Debarun

Debarun completed his Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering in 2019 from Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal. During his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a research intern at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in the field of wastewater treatment.

Debarun also pursued a Master of Technology in Fuel Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, from which he graduated in 2021. His postgraduate thesis was focused on green and sustainable synthesis of carbon nanomaterials using biochar. During his master’s degree, Debarun also worked on the fields of photocatalysis, waste management and in the application of machine learning in heterogeneous catalysis.

Project details

Rational Design of Carboxylate Supramolecular Complexes for Pyrolysis Bio-oil Valorization

A rational design of porosity has rarely been investigated in this class of carboxylate based supramolecular complexes for their use as catalysts in these bio-oil upgradation reactions. Theoretical investigations using DFT calculations will be performed first for the design of these new catalysts.

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UQ Supervisor
IITD Supervisor

Professor Sreedevi Upadhyayula

Department of Chemical Engineering