Prem Kumar Seelam

Doc.(Tech.), D.Sc.(Tech.)
Senior Researcher
Heterogeneous catalysis, Membrane reactors, Hydrogen & Carbon Production, Biomass Valorisation

Sustainable Chemistry
Faculty of Technology

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Experienced researcher & docent in chemical process engineering with 8 yrs of postdoc & 3+ yrs industrial research, development & innovation (RDI) experience in applied catalysis and reaction engineering. I was involved in many projects in designing & developing many novel catalytic materials and chemical processes for various applications. My core applications were focused on cleantech solutions i.e., sustainable materials & processes, environmental abatement technologies, clean energy, fuels & chemical intermediates production. I worked on methane pyrolysis, biomass-based platform molecule valorization, CO2 methanation, isomerization, 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, Austria, Morocco and published over 40 peer-reviewed articles.

Key areas: chemical process technology and catalysis in hydrogen production & purification, biomass conversion, and platform molecules valorization, waste utilization (CO2, H2 & industrial inorganic side streams), and circular economy approach.

Research interests

  • Applied heterogeneous catalysis
  • Methane splitting
  • Hydrogen production
  • Membrane reactors
  • Biomass valorisation
  • Sustainable chemical processes & catalytic materials

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90570 Oulu