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Dr Anil Kumar Sinha

Chief Scientist

Principal Scientist

Research Interest

  • Materials & Surface Science
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Petroleum refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Bio-Fuels
  • Photo-chemistry

Work Experience

Awards and Honors

  • CSIR Technology Award for innovation, 2021. Novel single step catalytic lipid hydroprocessing route resulted in India’s first Bio-Aviation Fuel Flight in India on 27 August, 2018. Globally, this was the first biofuel flight with fuel from a hydrocracking process. Using this technology, a continuous production plant was fabricated locally with in-house expertise to produce Bio-Jet Fuel specifically for the Indian Air Force (IAF) which resulted in the general certification of the fuel for use in aircrafts of IAF.
  • Placed in world top 2% scientists lists under Physical chemistry, prepared by Stanford University, USA, in 2020.
  • Omnipreneurship Award Grand Challenge 2021, Petrolube Oil, Demonstration phase.
  • CSIR-Energy and Energy Devices (E2D), Sub-Vertical Leader 2020-till date,
  • The (Late) Shri G.D. Gokhale Endowment Lectureship, ICT, Mumbai, November 2013
  • Associate Researcher, Materials Department, Toyota Central Research & Developement Labs Inc., JAPAN (March 2003 – February 2007)
  • AIST Postdoctoral Fellow, Kansai National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science andtechnology, AIST, JAPAN, November 2002 – February 2003
  • STA-JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Kansai National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and technology, AIST, JAPAN, November 2000 – November 2002
  • Awarded Lise Meitner Postdoctoral Fellowship, Austria to work on the project Hydroisomerizatrion of n-alkane more over molecular sieves (FWF project No.: M556)) from 25 Jan. 2000 to 25 Jan. 2001
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, IAMS, Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University, Taiwan October 1999 – July 2000
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India, 1994
  • Qualified UGC Fellowship for Lectureship, India, 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, International Zeolite Association (IZA)
  • Member, International Mesostructured Material Association (IMMA)
  • Member, Catalysis Society of India
  • Serving as reviewer to several international journals such as Advanced Materials, Small, Angewandte Chemie, JACS, Applied Catalysis etc.
  • Associate Professor (Chemical Science, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)) 2013 – Present
  • Technical Expert Member, BIS, Aviation Biofuels
  • Technical Expert Member, CII, Task Force on Bioenergy
  • Technical Expert Member, MoPNG Task Force on Bioenergy
  • Convener, BIS, Aviation Biofuels
  • Technical Expert Member, Technical Committee, ISO
  • Technical Expert Member, LTAG-TG, ICAO (Biofuels for Aviation)

Patents

Selected Publications

 


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