Welcome Dr Prem Kumar Seelam to Scientific Research and Reviews

Dr Prem Kumar Seelam
Environmental and Chemical Engineering Research Group
Faculty of Technology, P.O. Box 4300, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland


Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr Prem Kumar Seelam to Join the Editorial Board of Scientific Research and Reviews.

EDUCATION AND DEGREES AWARDED
D.Sc. (Tech.) (2008-2013) University of Oulu, Finland, Major: Chemical & Environmental Process Engineering, 13.12.2013, Prof. Riitta Keiski (Supervisor).
M.Sc. (2004-2006) Åbo Akademi University, Finland, Major: Chemical Engineering, 07.06.2007, Prof. Tapio Salmi (Supervisor).
B.Sc. (1998-2001) Loyola Academy (Affiliated to Osmania University, India, Major: Chemical Technology, 01.06.2001.

 Postdoctoral researcher (University of Oulu, Finland: Jan 2014 – Dec 2017)
# Experimental work and analytical studies on heterogeneous catalysis and chemical reaction engineering.
# Materials characterization, design and development for the energy and environmental applications.
# Measurements of chemical reactions, vapours & gas phase analysis using FT-IR GASMET analyser.
# Catalyst development for environmental applications: CO2 methanation and dry reforming of CH4.
# Technical reporting and data analysis, and invited peer reviewer/referee for the various journals.
# Writing technical/scientific reports, manuscripts, book chapters, & funding/grant applications.
# Teaching non-ideal reactors course and supervising graduate students.

 Doctoral researcher (University of Oulu, Finland: Mar 2008 – Dec 2013)
# Experimental work, theoretical and analytical studies on catalysis and membrane reactors (MR).
# Biomass derived i.e. bioalcohols processing for H2 production by steam and oxidative reforming for FC.
# Synthesis, characterization and activity testing of metal oxides and metal-doped CNT-based catalysts.
# Measurements of chemical reactions, vapours & gas phase analysis using FT-IR GASMET analyser.
# Comparison of two different reactors i.e. conventional and membrane reformer was studied.
# Writing manuscripts and technical/scientific reports for various projects.
# Technical reporting and data analysis, and invited peer reviewer/referee for the various journals.
# Teaching non-ideal reactors course for graduate students.

 Process researcher (Neste Oil Corporation, Finland: Jun 2006 – Oct 2007)
# Catalytic activity screening in ring opening of decalin in batch reactor (analysis of products using GC).
# Synthesis of commercial type zeolite-based catalysts for (hydro) isomerization of long-chain paraffinic.
# Performance evaluation of embedded zeolite (beta+MCM-41) structure in isomerization reactions.
# Characterization of zeolite based catalysts using XRD, NH3-TPD, BET (N2 adsorption), and HRTEM.
#Studying the feasibility of scale up and evaluating the different commercial synthesis protocols.

 Thesis worker (Åbo Akademi University, Finland: Sep 2005 – Mar 2006)
# Synthesis, characterization and catalyst testing of metal modified zeolites for model reactions.
# Studying the influence of surface acidity, Pd-modified zeolites, preparation methods and other parameters.
# Characterization of zeolites using different tools: BET (N2 adsorption), XRD, SEM, FTIR and DCP.
# Catalyst testing in model reactions i.e. n-butane isomerization and lactose oxidation.

RESEARCH INTEREST
 Chemical reaction engineering
 Heterogenous catalysis
 Biomass conversion
 Hydrogen production and fuel cell technology
 Steam, dry and autothermal reforming


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