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Dr Bipul Sarkar



Research Interest

  • Catalyst for Petrochemicals
  • Depolymerization of Waste Plastic to Platform Chemicals
  • Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids
  • Surface Chemistry of Nanomaterials
  • Hydrogen Production form Natural Gas

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Fellow, Korea (2016)
  • Brian Korea Postdoctoral Fellow, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (2016)
  • CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Doctoral Fellowship (2009)
  • Ranked 3rd in Masters in Chemistry from University of Kalyani, India (2009)


  • An improved process and catalyst for low temperature non-oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propylene
    Bipul Sarkar, Ankit Agrawal, Om Vir Singh, Indrajit Kumar Ghosh, Shailendra Tripathi, Sanat Kumar and Anjan Ray
    Applied for India & US Patent (Patent Application: 0051NF2020)
  • Process for the preparation of Cu-Cr oxides for selective oxidation reactions
    R Bal, B Sarkar, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh, C Pendem and J Kumar
    US 20130085305 A1
  • Process for the selective hydroxylation of benzene with molecular oxygen
    R Bal, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh, B Sarkar, K S Rawat and C Pendem
    US 20130096351 A1
  • A process for preparation of Ag-W oxide catalyst for the selective conversion of propylene to propylene oxide with molecular oxygen
    R Bal, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya, B Sarkar, R K Singha and C Pendem
    WO 2013098855A1
  • Catalyst for single step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid and process for the preparation thereof
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, C Pendem, S S Acharyya and S Ghosh
  • Coke resistant solid catalyst, process for the preparation thereof and a process for vapour phase dry reforming of methane
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya and C Pendem
    US 20140145117 A1
  • Catalyst for selective dehydrogenation / oxidative dehydrogenation reactions and process for the preparation thereof
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya and C Pendem
    US 20140128653 A1
  • Process for the preparation of nanocrystalline Pt-Ce oxide catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of phenol and its derivatives
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, R Goyal, S Das, C Pendem, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh and A Bordoloi
    US 20150080614 A1
  • Ni-MgO-ZnO catalyst for activation of methane and a process for the preparation thereof. R Bal, R K Singha, B Sarkar, C Pendem and A Bordoloi
    Application No: 2508Del2014 (Indian & US Patents)
  • An improved process for the production of syngas by oxy-dry reforming of natural gas over bimetallic catalyst
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R Goyal, L N S Konthala, C Pendem and A Bordoloi
    Application No: 0226NF2014 (Indian & US Patents)
  • An improved metal sulphide catalyst for the slurry hydrocracking of the refinery resid
    K Nagaraja , R Ravishankar, B Sarkar, G Valavarasu, , P V C Rao and N V Choudary
    US Patent App. 15/740,957

Selected Publications

  • Renewable Aromatics from Tree-Borne Oils over Zeolite Catalyst Promoted by Transition Metals
    Omvir Singh, Ankit Agrawal, Tamilmani Selvaraj, Indrajit Ghosh, Bhanu Prasad Vempatapu, Balasubramanian Viswanathan, Rajaram Bal and  Bipul Sarkar
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, Just Accepted
  • Ag and WOx Nanoparticles Embedded in Mesoporous SiO2 for Cyclohexane Oxidatio
    Reena Goyal, Bipul Sarkar, Siddharth Sameer, Arijit Bag and Ankur Bordoloi
    ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2019, 2, 9, 5989-5999
  • Converting Lignocellulosic Pentosan Derived Yeast Single Cell Oil into Aromatics: Biomass to Bio-BTX
    Omvir Singh, Tripti Sharma, Indrajit Ghosh, Diptarka Dasgupta, Bhanu Prasad Vempatapu, Saugata Hazra, Alexander L Kustov, Debashish Ghosh and Bipul Sarkar
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7 (15), 13437–13445
  • CNx stabilized Ni-Ga nanoparticles for CO2 hydrogenation: Role of preparation methods
    Goyal, W. J. Lee, S. Sameer, B. Sarkar, K. Chiang and A. Bordoloi
    Catalysis Today, 2019, in Press
  • Supercritical methanol as an effective medium for producing asphaltenes-free light fraction oil from vacuum residue
    Kwek, M. K. Khan, B. Sarkar and J. Kim Supercritical Fluids, 2018, 133, 184-191
  • K-Promoted Pt-Hydrotalcite catalyst for production of H2 by Aqueous phase reforming of Glycerol
    Pendem, B Sarkar, N Siddiqui, LNSK Konathala, C Baskar and R Bal
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (2), 2122–2131
  • Role of pyridinic-nitrogen on base catalyzed Knoevenagel condensation over pristine CNx
    Goyal, B. Sarkar, S. Sameer, N. Singhal and A. Bordoloi
    ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 8086-8071
  • Effective vacuum residue upgrading using sacrificial nickel(II) dimethylglyoxime complex in supercritical methanol
    B. Sarkar, W. Kwek, D. Verma and J. Kim
    Appl. Catal. A: Gen, 2017, 545, 148-158
  • Room temperature selective oxidation of cyclohexane over Cu-nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline Cr2O3
    B Sarkar, P Prajapati, R Tiwari, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya, C Pendem, R K Singha, L. N. S.
    Konathala, J. Kumar, T. Sasaki and R. Bal
    Green Chem. 2012, 14, 2600-2606

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