Dr. A. Venugopal
Dr Venugopal Akula, is currently supervising 6 PhD students in the area of heterogeneous catalysis on the effective utilization of biomass derived compounds in to fuels and fine chemicals. He is also working on COx free hydrogen production by CH4 decomposition and also on the development of catalysts for selective CO oxidation. Apart from this he has international collaborations on the production of syngas and its subsequent conversion to DME (a substitute for diesel). Dr Venugopal has expertise on identification of active sites by in situ characterization techniques.