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Dr Umesh Kumar



Research Interest

  • Development of speciality polymers for industrial application
  • Utilization of CO 2 /chicken feather to polymers
  • Processes for petrochemicals from low value refinery products
  • Nanomaterials and photocatalysis
  • Utilization of CO 2 to value added chemicals
  • Renewable hydrogen production
  • Development of Chemicals from renewable resources
  • Catalytic conversion of Bio-ethanol to ethylene

Work Experience


  • Composition for the calorimetric detection of water in hydrocarbon fuels and a process for the preparation thereof
    P K Khatri, S L Jain, I K Ghosh, U Kumar , A K Chatterjee and M O Garg
    US20150198576 A1
  • Heavy petroleum residue derived sp 2 carbon nanogranules for improved synthesis of light olefins
    I K Ghosh, U Kumar and A. Bordoloi
    US Patent Appl No 201611037408
  • A process for the aqueous polymerisation using bio free radical catalytic system
    P P Latha, A Bansal, I Shekhar, U Kumar, S L Jain, S S Ray and A K Chatterjee
    Indian Patent 938DEL2014
  • An improved process for the production of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)
    P P Latha, P K Khatri, U Kumar , I K Ghosh, S L Jain, A K Chatterjee and B Sain
    US20150198576 A1
  • An improved process for the production of 1,3-butadiene from C 4 stream
    U Kumar, I K Ghosh and SL Jain

Selected Publications

  • Continuous production of biodiesel in a packed-bed reactor using shell–core structural Ca(C 3 H 7 O 3 ) 2 /CaCO 3 catalyst
    L S Hsieh, U Kumar, J C S Wu
    Chem. Eng. J. 2010, 158, 250–256
  • Perchlorate removal from aqueous solutions by granular ferric hydroxide (GFH)
    E Kumar, A Bhatnagar, J A Choi, U Kumar, B Min, Y Kim, H Song, K J Paeng, Y M Jung, R.A.I. Abou-Shanab and B H Jeon
    Chem. Eng. J. 2010, 159, 84–90
  • Defluoridation from aqueous solutions by nano-alumina: Characterization and sorption studies
    E Kumar, A Bhatnagar, U Kumar and M Sillanpaa
    J. Hazard. Mater. 2011, 186, 1042-1049
  • Synthesis, structural characterization, encapsulation in zeolite Y and catalytic activity of an oxidovanadium(V) complex with a tribasic pentadentate ligand
    M R Maurya, M Bisht, N Chaudhary, F Avecilla, U Kumar and H F Hsu
    Polyhedron 2013, 54, 180-188
  • Oligonucleotides-assembled au nanorod-assisted cancer photothermal ablation and combination chemotherapy with targeted dual-drug delivery of Doxorubicin and Cisplatin prodrug
    V Shanmugam, Y H Chien, Y S Cheng , T Y Liu , C C Huang , C H Su , Y S Chen , U Kumar , H F Hsu and C S Yeh
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces  2014, 6, 4382-4393
  • Ionic-liquid-functionalized copper oxide nanorods for photocatalytic splitting of water
    R Gusain, N Singhal, R Singh, U Kumar and O P Khatri
    Chem. Plus. Chem. 2016, 81, 489 – 495
  • Efficient approach for simultaneous CO and H 2 production via photoreduction of CO 2 with water over copper nanoparticles loaded TiO 2 ”
    N Singhal, A Ali, A Vorontsov, C Pendem and U Kumar
    Appl. Catal. A 2016, 523, 107–117
  • Embedded iron nanoparticles in carbon nanogranules for direct synthesis of lower olefins
    I K Ghosh, A Ali, A Dukare, U Kumar and A Bordoloi
    Chem. Select 2016, 1, 4736 – 4741
  • Fabrication of visible-light-responsive InVO 4 for photoreduction of CO2
    N Singhal and U Kumar
    Chem. Select 2017, 2, 3534 – 3537
  • Noble metal modified TiO 2 : selective photoreduction of CO 2 to hydrocarbons
    N Singhal, U Kumar
    J. Mol. Catal. A 2017, 439, 91-99

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