Research Associates

Dr. Arjun Cherevotan House

I received my B.S.c Chemistry degree from Kannur University, Kerala in 2013 and completed his M.Sc. degree from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka in 2015. I joined Professor Sebastian C. Peter’s group at JNCASR in July 2016 and completed my Ph.D. in 2022. My research interest includes designing and screening of catalyst for carbon dioxide hydrogenation to fuels and value-added products. My hobbies include reading book and playing badminton.

Dr. Bharath Velaga

I received my B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from GVP College of Engineering (JNTU Kakinada) in 2010. Then I received my masters degree from Manipal University in 2016, during this period I received Rs. 40,000/- from Vision Group of Science and Technology under the TRIP scheme. Where, I worked on the design of multi functional catalysts for photocatalysis and gas sensing applications. After my M.Tech, I joined Prof. Nageswara Rao Peela, IIT Guwahati group to pursue doctorate degree. During the doctoral program, I worked on developing mesoporous catalysts and processes for the conversion of biomass and its derivatives to value added chemicals such as 5-Hydroxymethyl furfural and Levulinic acid. Doctoral thesis also includes techno-economics analysis of different processes to determine the feasibility for industralian. In the last 6 years of research, I published 10 research papers in high impact factor international peer review journals and filed 2 patents. 

         I joined this group in March 2022 and from then I'm working on developing and engineering catalysts and processes for large scale conversion of CO2 to methanol. This work includes both experimental and simulation parts. Further, we are intended to perform the techno-economics and life cycle assessment of the developed processes. 

Dr. Kousik Das

I was born in a remote village of West Bengal, India. I have completed my BSc from Scottish church College, Kolkata and later did my masters from IIT Madras. Next I pursued my PhD from IISER Kolkata under Prof. Soumyajit Roy. There I researched on designing different catalytically active hybrid supramolecular structures. Currently I am a research associate under Prof. Sebastian C. Peter in JNCASR. My research here is based on development of novel photocatalyst for CO2 reduction.

I like collecting headphones and listening music.

Dr. Mohd Riyaz

I was born in Kargil (Ladakh). I did my Masters and Ph.D. from Panjab University Chandigarh. My Ph.D. research topic was computational designing of graphene based heterogeneous catalysts for various energy conversion reactions. Currently I am working as research associate under Prof. Sebastian C. Peter in JNCASR. My research here computational designing and  development of novel  heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 reduction reaction.

Dr. Sathyapal Churipard R

I am currently a Research Associate at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) under the guidance of Prof. Sebastian C. Peter. My work at JNCASR is focused on development of adsorbents and catalysts for CO2 capture and conversion. I did my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Bangalore University. I received my Ph.D. in the field of Materials Science and Catalysis division, PPISR under the guidance of Dr. Sanjeev P. Maradur. During the tenure of my Ph.D. I have published 9 research articles and a book chapter in international peer-reviewed journals. I was awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship during the Ph.D.

Dr. Veenu Mishra

I am currently working as D. S. Kothari post-doctoral fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) under the guidance of Prof. Sebastian C. Peter. My work at JNCASR is focused on development of molecular catalysts for CO2 fixation into value added products. I did B.Sc. from G. F College Shahjahanpur (UP) and M.Sc. from Lucknow University (UP). I did my Ph.D from IIT Indore, Discipline of Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Shaikh M. Mobin. I have published 11 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals during my Ph.D journey. I was also awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship during my Ph.D.