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Dr Indrajit K Ghosh

Senior Scientist


Research Interest

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis for Petrochemicals
  • In-situ mechanistic studies & Micro-kinetic modelling
  • Process design and optimization
  • Waste plastic to fuels and chemicals
  • Natural Gas to fuels and chemicals
  • Alternate and green route to Petrochemicals like olefins, aromatics

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • Quick Hire Scientist (Trainee) (2009)
  • Ranked 1st (Gold Medal) in B Tech, Department of Chemical Technology (Petrochemicals and Petroleum Refinery Engineering), University of Calcutta, Calcutta (2009)
  • Ranked 2nd (Silver Medal) in B Sc Chemistry (Hons), University of North Bengal, Siliguri (2007)


  • An improved process and catalyst for low-temperature non-oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propylene
    Sarkar, A. Agrawal, O. Singh, Indrajit K. Ghosh, S. Tripathi, S. Kumar, A. Ray
    India & US Patent, 0051NF2020 (2020)
  • An improved process for the selective production of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, S. L Jain, P. K Khatri, S S Ray, M O Garg,
    US 10,308,603 B2 (2019)
  • Heavy petroleum residue derived Iron incorporated sp2 carbon nanogranules for improved synthesis of light olefins
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, U. Kumar, A. Bordoloi
    US 10,364,198 B2 (2019)
  • An improved process for the selective separation of linear terminal olefins and n-paraffins from a coker distillate,
    Indrajit K Ghosh, S. Lata Jain, J. Kumar, A K Chatterjee, Bir Sain
    IN295352 (2018)
  • An improved process for syngas to lower olefins using alkali promoted supported iron catalyst
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, Ankur Bordoloi
    India & US, 201711038824 (2017)
  • An improved process for the synthesis of lower olefins from syngas using a boron-doped nanostructured iron catalyst
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, Ankur Bordoloi
    India & US, 201711004658 (2017)
  • Composition for the colorimetric detection of water in Hydrocarbon fuels and a process for the preparation thereof
    K. Khatri, S. L Jain, Indrajit K Ghosh, U. Kumar, A K Chatterjee, M O Garg
    US 9,638,680 B2 (2017)
  • Process for the production of tertiary butyl phenols
    Kumar Khatri, S. L Jain, Indrajit K. Ghosh
    US 9,434,668 B1 (2016)

Selected Publications

  • Renewable Aromatics from Tree-Borne Oils over Zeolite Catalysts Promoted by Transition Metals
    Singh, A. Agrawal, Tamilmani Selvaraj, Indrajit K. Ghosh, B. Vempatapu, B. Viswanathan, R. Bal, Bipul Sarkar
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12(22), 24756–24766
  • Insight of Boron induced single-step synthesis of short-chain olefins from Bio derived Syngas
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, Z. Iqbal, Sumantra Bhattacharya, A. Bordoloi
    Fuel 2020, 263, 116663
  • Converting Lignocellulosic Pentosan Derived Yeast Single Cell Oil into Aromatics: Biomass to Bio-BTX</br/> O. Singh, T. Sharma, Indrajit K. Ghosh, D. Dasgupta, B.Vempatapu, S. Hazra, Alexander L Kustov, D. Ghosh, Bipul Sarkar
    ACS Sus. Chem. Eng. 2020, 7(15), 13437–13445
  • Embedded Iron Nanoparticles in Carbon Nanogranules for Direct Synthesis of Lower Olefins
    Indrajit K. Ghosh, A. Ali, A.Dukare, U.Kumar, A.Bordoloi
    ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 4736 – 4741
  • Silver assisted separation of n-decane/1-decene using distillable CO2-derived alkyl carbamate ionic liquids
    M.Varyani, P.K Khatri, Indrajit K. Ghosh, S. L. Jain
    Fluid Phase Equilibria 2016, 412, 101-106
  • Copper ingrained poly(ethylene)glycols as cost-effective and reusable media for selective 1-decene/n-decane separation
    Manish Varyani, Indrajit K. Ghosh and Suman L. Jain
    RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 77037
  • Polymer impregnated sulfonated carbon composite solid acid catalyst for alkylation of phenol with methyl-tert-butyl ether
    Praveen K.Khatri, Manvi Manchanda, Indrajit K. Ghosh, Suman L. Jain
    RSC Adv. 2015, 5(5), 3286 – 3290

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