Prem Kumar Seelam
Heterogeneous catalysis, membrane reactors, reaction engineering, Hydrogen Production, Biomass valorisation
I'm an experienced researcher & docent in chemical process engineering with 8 yrs postdoc & 2 yrs industrial research, development & innovation (RDI) experience in applied catalysis and reaction engineering. I designed & developed many novel catalytic materials and chemical processes for various applications. My core research applications were focused on cleantech solutions i.e., sustainable materials & processes, environmental abatement technologies, clean energy, fuels & chemical intermediates production. I worked on biomass conversion, platform form molecules valorization, hydrogenation, isomerisation, catalytic reforming and hydrogen production, purification, and separation technologies. I'm flexible, social, curious, and a team player with a results-oriented mindset. I have made international research exchange visits to China, Italy, India, Morocco and published over 25 peer-reviewed articles.
Key application areas: chemical process technology and catalysis in hydrogen production & purification, biomass conversion and platform molecules valorisation, waste utilization (CO2, H2 & industrial inorganic side streams), and circular economy approach.
- Applied heterogeneous catalysis
- Chemical reaction & reactor engineering
- Hydrogen production
- Membrane reactors
- Sustainable chemical processes & catalytic materials
- Biomass valorisation
- Methane pyrolysis