Binod R. Giri
Binod R. Giri holds a Ph.D. degree (magna cum laude) in chemistry from University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. Giri is currently working for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Before he worked for Alberta Sulfur Research Ltd. (ASRL) in Calgary, Canada, he held a Research Scientist position. In addition, he is also heavily involved in teaching physical chemistry courses as a Lecturer at University of Calgary. Before joining ASRL, he spent more than a year at Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada, teaching undergraduate chemistry courses. Giri worked with Doctor R. S. Tranter as a Postdoc at the Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratory, USA, for two years. Over the last 12 years, his research has mainly focused on understanding the kinetics and mechanisms of chemical reactions in the gas phase at a molecular level to provide reliable and physically reasonable kinetic parameters in a broad range of experimental conditions. Giri research concentrated on the investigation of reactions that are important in combustion or atmospheric chemistry. For this, a variety of experimental setups, such as shock tube with different detection techniques, for example, time of flight mass spectrometry, laser densitometry, UV absorption, laser photolysis/UV absorption, and smog chamber/GC-MS, have been employed to determine rate coefficients, their temperature and pressure dependence, and product branching-fractions and analyze the experimental results in terms of statistical rate theories. Recently, his research focus has been shifted towards industrial chemistry relevant to the production, processing, and utilization of sour natural gas, sour crude oils, oil sands, and their related products.
Biography Updated on 28 March 2014