Dr. Birinchi Kumar Das

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Chemistry
Name: Dr. Birinchi Kumar Das 
Official Address and Designation: Professor
Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014
Telephone (O): 91-361-2570535
E-mail: birinchi.das@hotmail.com
Duration of Grant: Eight Months
Project Title: Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Raw Materials to Value-Added Products
Abstract of Project :
Catalytic conversion of renewable raw materials to produce value-added chemicals gains importance considering that fossil resources are destined to be depleted in the foreseeable future. My Fulbright project will attempt to use various homogeneous and heterogeneous transition metal based catalysts for converting renewables as well as platform molecules derived from renewable raw materials. Efforts will be made to develop environmentally acceptable methods for the purpose in hand. Such an approach is likely to lessen our dependence on fossil resources and ensure sustainable development.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 1991
M.Sc. Chemistry Gauhati University, Guwahati 1986
B.Sc. Chemistry Cotton College, Gauhati University, Guwahati 1983
Professional Background :
Professor Gauhati University, Guwahati 2006-till date
Reader Gauhati University, Guwahati 1998-2006
Lecturer Gauhati University, Guwahati 1991-1998
Postdoctoral Fellow Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, ME 1993-1995 (2 Years)
Dr. Birinchi Kumar Das