Amit Kumar

Dr. Amit Kumar

Associate Professor

Key Research Areas :Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites, Molecular Modelling and Simulation, Gas Separation in Porous Materials

1. Surendra Singh Gaur, Prodyut Dhar, Khalid Mehmood Wani, Muskan Srivastava, Shinichi Sakurai, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Ion transfer channel network formed by flower and rod shape crystals of hair hydrolysate in poly(vinyl alcohol) matrix and its application as anion exchange membrane in fuel cells", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 587, 214-228, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.12.012 [2021]

2. Richa Sharma, Amit Kumar, Rajesh K. Upadhyay, "Characteristics of a multi-pass membrane reactor to improve hydrogen recovery", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46, 27, 14429-14440, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.05.079 [2021]

1. Surendra Singh Gaur, Prodyut Dhar, Soundararajan Narendren, Shinichi Sakurai, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Fabrication and characterization of clay nanoscrolls and stable zerovalent iron using montmorillonite", Applied Clay Science, 193, 105670, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2020.105670 [2020]

2. Prodyut Dhar, Soundararajan Narendren, Surendra Singh Gaur, Saksham Sharma, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Self-propelled cellulose nanocrystal based catalytic nanomotors for targeted hyperthermia and pollutant remediation applications", International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 158, 1020-1036, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.04.204 [2020]

3. Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Microcrystalline cellulose, polylactic acid and polypropylene biocomposites and its morphological, mechanical, thermal and rheological properties", Composites Part B: Engineering, 184, 107717, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107717 [2020]

4. Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Kona Mondal, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Effect of microcrystalline cellulose [MCC] fibres on the morphological and crystalline behaviour of high density polyethylene [HDPE]/polylactic acid [PLA] blends", Composites Science and Technology, 187, 107941, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107941 [2020]

1. R Patwa, M Singh, A Kumar, V Katiyar , "Kinetic modelling of thermal degradation and non-isothermal crystallization of silk nano-discs reinforced poly (lactic acid) bionanocomposites", Polymer Bulletin, 76, 3, 1349-1382 [2019]

2. Surendra Singh Gaur, Prodyut Dhar, Shinichi Sakurai, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Cellulose nanocrystal/clay based macroion nanogel as support for stable platinum catalyst for electrochemical oxidation of methanol in alkaline medium", Applied Clay Science, 182, 105277, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2019.105277 [2019]

3. Richa Sharma, Amit Kumar, Rajesh K. Upadhyay, "Bimetallic Fe‐Promoted Catalyst for CO‐Free Hydrogen Production in High‐Temperature‐Methanol Steam Reforming", ChemCatChem, 11, 18, 4568-4580, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201901062 [2019]

4. Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Purabi Bhagabati, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Morphology and crystalline characteristics of polylactic acid [PLA]/linear low density polyethylene [LLDPE]/microcrystalline cellulose [MCC] fiber composite", Composites Science and Technology , 171, 54-61, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.11.028 [2019]

1. P Dhar, SS Gaur, A Kumar,V Katiyar , "Cellulose Nanocrystal Templated Graphene Nanoscrolls for High Performance Supercapacitors and Hydrogen Storage: An Experimental and Molecular Simulation Study", Scientific Reports, 8, 1, 3886-Nil, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22123-0 [2018]

2. R Sharma, A Kumar, RK Upadhyay , , "Characteristic of a multi-pass membrane separator for hydrogen separation through self-supported PdAg membranes", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 10, 5019-5032 [2018]

3. R Patwa, A Kumar, V Katiyar, "Crystallization kinetics, morphology, and hydrolytic degradation of novel bio-based poly (lactic acid)/crystalline silk nano-discs nanobiocomposites", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135, 33, 46590-Nil [2018]

4. R Patwa, A Kumar, V Katiyar , "Effect of silk nano-disc dispersion on mechanical, thermal, and barrier properties of poly (lactic acid) based bionanocomposites", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135, 38, 46671, https://doi.org/10.1002/app.46671 [2018]

5. K Kumar, A Kumar , "Enhanced CO2 Adsorption and Separation in Ionic Liquid-Impregnated Mesoporous Silica MCM-41: A Molecular Simulation Study", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, 15, 8216-8227, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11529 [2018]

6. Prodyut Dhar, Rajesh Kumar M, Siddharth M Bhasney, Purabi Bhagabati, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Sustainable Approach for Mechanical Recycling of Poly (lactic acid)/Cellulose Nanocrystal Films: Investigations on Structure–Property Relationship and Underlying Mechanism", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 43, 14493-14508, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02658 [2018]

7. Rahul Patwa, Narendren Soundararajan, Neha Mulchandani, Siddharth M Bhasney, Manisha Shah, Sachin Kumar, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Silk nano-discs: A natural material for cancer therapy", Biopolymers, 109, 11, e23231, https://doi.org/10.1002/bip.23231 [2018]

8. Kishant Kumar, Amit Kumar, "Adsorptive separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas using mesoporous MCM-41: A molecular simulation study", Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 35, 535-547, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11814-017-0283-y [2018]

1. Prodyut Dhar, Umesh Bhardwaj, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar , "Investigations on rheological and mechanical behavior of poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)/cellulose nanocrystal based nanobiocomposites", Polymer Composites, 38, E392-E401 [2017]

2. Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Rahul Patwa, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Plasticizing effect of coconut oil on morphological, mechanical, thermal, rheological, barrier, and optical properties of poly(lactic acid): A promising candidate for food packaging", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134 , 41, 45390, https://doi.org/10.1002/app.45390 [2017]

3. Richa Sharma, Amit Kumar, Rajesh K Upadhyay, "Performance comparison of methanol steam reforming integrated to Pd-Ag membrane: Membrane reformer vs. membrane separator", Separation and Purification Technology , 183, 194-203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2017.04.006 [2017]

4. Richa Sharma, Amit Kumar, Rajesh K. Upadhyay, "Catalytic Sol Assisted Dense Pd/γ-Al2O3 Membrane using Modified Electroless Plating: Effect of Process on Surface Morphology", Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 12, 2, 20160023, https://doi.org/10.1515/cppm-2016-0023 [2017]

5. Chandra Sekhar Bandi, R. Uppaluri, Amit Kumar, "Global optimality of RO seawater desalination networks with permeate reprocessing and recycle", Separation Science and Technology, 52, 7, 1225-1239, https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2017.1284867 [2017]

6. Prodyut Dhar, Surendra Singh Gaur, Narendren Soundararajan, Arvind Gupta, Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Medha Milli, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Reactive Extrusion of Polylactic Acid/Cellulose Nanocrystal Films for Food Packaging Applications: Influence of Filler Type on Thermomechanical, Rheological, and Barrier Properties", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 16, 4718-4735, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04699 [2017]

7. Surendra Singh Gaur, Prodyut Dhar, Amrita Sonowal, Akanksha Sharma, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Thermo-mechanically Stable Sustainable Polymer Based Solid Electrolyte Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications", Journal of Membrane Science, 526, 348-354, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.12.030 [2017]

1. Suman Mahato, Amit Kumar, Tamal Banerjee , , "PC-SAFT predictions on mixtures of 1-alkyl-3methylimidazolium-bis(trifluroromethanesulphonyl)amide with hydrocarbons, alcohols and aqueous systems using a correlative based binary interaction parameter", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 59, 69-78 [2016]

2. Prodyut Dhar, Debashis Tarafder, Amit Kumar,Vimal Katiyar , "Thermally recyclable polylactic acid/cellulose nanocrystal films through reactive extrusion process", Polymer, 87, 268-282 [2016]

3. Prodyut Dhar, Siddharth Mohan Bhasney, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Acid functionalized cellulose nanocrystals and its effect on mechanical, thermal, crystallization and surface properties of poly (lactic acid) bionanocomposite films: A comprehensive study", Polymer, 101, 75-92, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.028 [2016]

4. Akshay Sridhar, Amit Kumar, Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra, "Multi-scale molecular dynamics study of cholera pentamer binding to a GM1-phospholipid membrane", Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 68, 236-251, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmgm.2016.07.007 [2016]

5. Chandra Sekhar Bandi, R. Uppaluri, Amit Kumar, "Global optimality of hybrid MSF-RO seawater desalination processes", Desalination, 400, 47-59, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.09.021 [2016]

6. Chandra Sekhar Bandi, R. Uppaluri, Amit Kumar, "Global optimization of MSF seawater desalination processes", Desalination, 394, 30-43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.04.012 [2016]

7. Prodyut Dhar, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Magnetic Cellulose Nanocrystal Based Anisotropic Polylactic Acid Nanocomposite Films: Influence on Electrical, Magnetic, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 28, 18393-18409, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b02828 [2016]

1. Akshay Sridhar, Bharath Srikanth, Amit Kumar, Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra , "Coarse-grain molecular dynamics study of fullerene transport across a cell membrane", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 24907-24907 [2015]

2. ProdyutDhar, Debashis Tarafder, Amit Kumar,Vimal Katiyar , "Effect of cellulose nanocrystal polymorphs on mechanical, barrier and thermal properties of poly(lactic acid) based bionanocomposites", RSC Advances, 5, 74, 60426-60440 [2015]

3. ProdyutDhar, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar , , "Fabrication of cellulose nanocrystal supported stable Fe(0) nanoparticles: a sustainable catalyst for dye reduction, organic conversion and chemo-magnetic propulsion", Cellulose, 22, 6, 3755-3771 [2015]

4. Prodyut Dhar, Umesh Bhardwaj, Amit Kumar,Vimal Katiyar , "Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/cellulose nanocrystal films for food packaging applications: Barrier and migration studies", Polymer Engineering & Science, 55, 10, 2388-2395 [2015]

1. Prodyut Dhar, Sai Phani Kumar Vangala, Pankaj Tiwari, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Thermal Degradation Kinetics of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/Cellulose Nanocrystals based Nanobiocomposite", Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis , 5, 2, 1000134, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7544.1000134 [2014]

2. Surendra Singh Gaur, Prodyut Dhar, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar, "Prospects of poly (vinyl alcohol)/Chitosan/poly (styrene sulfonic acid) and montmorillonite Cloisite® 30B clay composite membrane for direct methanol fuel cells", Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 6, 5, 053135, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4899192 [2014]

1. A. Kumar, R. F. Lobo, N. J. Wagner, "Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation of adsorption of nitrogen and oxygen in realistic nanoporous carbon models", AIChE Journal, 57, 6, 1496-1505, https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.12356 [2011]

1. A. Kumar, R. F. Lobo, N. J. Wagner, "Porous amorphous carbon models from periodic Gaussian chains of amorphous polymers", Carbon, 43, 15, 3099-3111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2005.06.030 [2005]

1. Dhar, P., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Recyclable polylactic acid/cellulose nanocomposite films processed by reactive extrusion approach", 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, USA, Aug, 2016. (ORAL) [2016]

1. Kumar, K., Kumar, A., "Molecular simulation of adsorption of small hydrocarbons on MCM-41", CHEMCON-2015, CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

2. Patwa, R., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Mechanical, barrier and thermal properties of silk nanoparticles reinforced poly (lactic acid) biocomposites", CHEMCON-2015, CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

3. Kumar, A., Kumar, A., "Molecular simulation of polylactic acid/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: Gas diffusion and mechanical properties", CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL), CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

4. Bhasney, S. M., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V, "Plasticization effect on of coconut oil on mechanical, barrier and morphological properties of poly (lactic acid) base blend", CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (POSTER), CHEMCON-2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (POSTER) [2015]

5. Mishra, R. P., Kumar, A., "Adsorption and separation of CO2, CO, CH4, N2 and their mixtures in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks: A molecular simulation study", CCP 2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (POSTER), CCP 2015, Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (POSTER) [2015]

6. Sharma, R., Kumar, A., Upadhyay, R. K., "A Comparative Study of Integration Approaches in a Palladium Membrane Reformer for Ultra Pure H2 Production", 4th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference, Agra, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

7. Dhar, P., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Catalytically Powered Magnetic Cellulose Nanocrystals with Self-Propulsion Behaviour", 4th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2015), ICANN-2015, , Guwahati, India, Dec 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

8. Dhar, P., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Tuning the properties of biopolymers using polymorphic cellulose nanocrystals", ICBEE 2015, ICBEE 2015, Milan, Italy, Sep 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

9. Chandra Sekhar B., Uppaluri R., Kumar, A., "Optimization of multi-stage flash desalination system using differential evolution algorithm", International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE-2015), Warangal, India, Mar 2015. (ORAL) [2015]

1. Sharma, R., Kumar, A., Upadhyay, R. K., "Process optimization of palladium membrane performance for hydrogen separation", CHEMCON-2014, Chandigarh, India, CHEMCON-2014, Chandigarh, India (ORAL) [2014]

2. Sharma, R., Kumar, A., Upadhyay, R. K., "Hydrogen Recovery from a Palladium Membrane Reformer: Optimizing Reaction and Separation Effect", CAMURE-9 & ISMR-8, Lyon, France, CAMURE-9 & ISMR-8, Lyon, France [2014]

1. Dhar, P., Bhardwaj, U., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Rheological studies of poly-hydroxybutyrate and cellulose nanocrystal biofilms", Polymer Processing Society Asia/ Australia Conference (PPS 2013), (PPS 2013), Mumbai, India, Dec 2013. (ORAL) [2013]

2. Bhardwaj, U., Dhar, P., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "PHB/cellulose whiskers based bionanocomposites: Fabrication and properties evaluation for food packaging applications", 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, USA, April 2013. (ORAL) [2013]

1. Gaur, S. S., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan/polystyrene sulfonic acid/clay polymer composite membranes for direct methanol fuel cells application", International Meet by Society of Plastic Engineers, ANTEC Conference, ANTEC Conference, Mumbai, India, Dec 2012. (ORAL) [2012]

1. Kumar, A., "Adsorptive separation of CO2 and N2 on nanoporous carbon: A molecular simulation study", CHEMCON-2011, CHEMCON-2011, Bangalore, India, Dec 2011. (ORAL) [2011]

1. Kumar, A., Lobo, R. F., Wagner, N. J., "Molecular models for nanoporous amorphous carbons via a novel Monte Carlo algorithm", Oral Presentation, APS March Meeting, Oral Presentation, APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA [2006]

1. Kumar, A., Lobo, R. F., Wagner, N. J., "Structural modeling of nanoporous carbon supports", Oral presentation, 19th North American Catalysis Society Meeting (NAM), Philadelphia, PA, USA [2005]

2. Kumar, A., Lobo, R. F., Wagner, N. J., "Configurational diffusion of small molecules through nano confined polymers, Oral presentation", AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, USA [2005]

1. Katiyar, V., Gaur, S. S., Pal, A. K., Kumar, A., "Properties of Plastics for Packaging Applications. In S. Alavi, S. Thomas, K. P. Sandeep, N. Kalarikkal, J. Varghese, S. Yaragalla (Eds.)", olymers for Packaging Applications,Oakville, ON: Apple Academic Press. (2014)

2. Dhar, P., Bhardwaj, U., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Cellulose Nanocrystals: A Potential Nanofiller for Food Packaging Applications.", In V. Komolprasert, P. Turowski (Eds.), Food Additives and Packaging, ACS Symposium Series 1162, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. (2014)

3. Bhardwaj, U., Dhar, P., Kumar, A., Katiyar, V., "Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)-Cellulose Based Nanobiocomposites for Food Packaging Applications.", In V. Komolprasert, P. Turowski (Eds.), Food Additives and Packaging,ACS Symposium Series 1162, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. (2014)