Susanta K. Mohapatra obtained his doctorate in 2005 from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India in the field of heterogenous catalysis. During his Ph.D. degree, he investigated the “Application of mesoporous molecular sieves for the production of petrochemical and polymer chemicals”. Thereafter, in 2005, he joined Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada Reno as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where he investigated “Catalysis for hydrogen and biodiesel production”. In late 2008, he joined the same department as a Research Professor and continued his research in "Catalysis for renewable energy applications". In early 2010, he moved to Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, to work as a Visiting Scientist on “Catalyst development for Algae oil upgrade”. From October 2010, he joined American Science and Technology, a Chicago based company, specialized in various aspects of renewable energy production. Mohapatra currently has 61 referred publications to his credit, which include one US Patent and 53 highly reputed journal articles. He also presented more than 25 times in various international conferences. Mohapatra’s current research interests focus around synthesis of advanced nanomaterials for various renewable energy application, biopolymers, and develop separation technology.
Biography Updated on 19 March 2015