Nageswara Rao Peela

Dr. Nageswara Rao Peela

Associate Professor

Key Research Areas :Heterogeneous Catalysis and reaction engineering, Biomass conversion to value added chemicals, Bio-oil up-gradation to transportation fuels, Carbon dioxide activation to valuable chemicals, Metal encapsulated zeolites

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1. M. Alam, R. Draksharapu and N.R. Peela, "Catalytic co-pyrolysis of wet-torrefied bamboo sawdust and plastic over the zeolite HY: Synergism and kinetics", Journal of the Energy Institute, 100, 76-88, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2021.11.004 [2022]

1. B. Velaga, R. Doley, N.R. Peela, "Rapid Synthesis of Hierarchical ZSM-5 Zeolites for the Reactions Involving Larger Reactant Molecules” Advanced Powder Technology, 32 (2021) 1033–1046 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2021.02.002", Advanced Powder Technology, 32, 1033-1046, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.02.002 [2021]

2. M. Alam, R. Draksharapu, A. Bhavanam, and N.R. Peela, "Wet Torrefaction of Bamboo Saw Dust and Its Co-Pyrolysis with Plastic", Fuel, 285, 119188, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119188 [2021]

3. P. Rambabu, D. Gogoi, R.V.S. Uppaluri and N.R. Peela, "Optofluidic Microreactor for the Photocatalytic Water Splitting to Produce Green Hydrogen", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy [2021]

4. M.A. Ashraf, S. Tacchino, N.R. Peela, G. Ercolino, K.K. Gill, D.G. Vlachos, and S. Specchia, "Experimental insight into the coupling of methane combustion and steam reforming in catalytic plate reactor in transient mode", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 60, 196-209, 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04837 [2021]

5. B. Velaga, N.R. Peela, "Novel One-Step Process for the Production of Levulinic Acid from Furfural Over Hierarchical Zeolites in a Microwave Reactor", Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5, 2000205, https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202000205 [2021]

6. A. Chowdhury, N.R. Peela and A.K. Golder, "Synthesis of Cu2O NPs using bioanalytes present in Sechium edule: Mechanistic insights and application in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to formate", Journal of CO2 Utilization, 51, 101622(1–12), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2021.101622 [2021]

7. M. Alam, R. Draksharapu and N.R. Peela, "Catalytic Co-pyrolysis of Wet-Torrefied Bamboo Sawdust and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) in Presence of Zeolite HZSM-5", Renewable Energy, 178, 608-619, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.06.109 [2021]

8. D. Gogoi, A.K. Shah, M. Qureshi, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Silver grafted graphitic-carbon nitride ternary hetero-junction Ag/gC3N4(Urea)-gC3N4(Thiourea) with efficient charge transfer for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic green H2 production", Applied Surface Science, 558, 149900-1-149900-15, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.149900 [2021]

9. A.K. Shah, S. Bhowmick, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, M. Qureshi, "Hollow cuboidal MnCo2O4 coupled with nickel phosphate: A promising oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst", Chemical Communications, 57, 8027-8030, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CC02383G [2021]

10. B. Das, D. Gogoi, M. Devi, S.S. Dhar, and N.R. Peela, "Synergistic Effect of Metal Complex and Dual Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Superior Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution", Energy and Fuels, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01732 [2021]

11. D. Gogoi, A.K. Shah, P. Rambabu, M. Qureshi, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela*, "Step-scheme heterojunction between CdS nanowires and facet-selective assembly of MnOx-BiVO4 for an efficient visible-light-driven overall water splitting", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13, 45475-45487, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c11740 [2021]

12. L.P.R. Pala, N.R. Peela, "Green Hydrogen Production in an Optofluidic Planar Microreactor via Photocatalytic Water Splitting under Visible/Simulated Sun Light Irradiation", Accepted for publication in ACS Energy and Fuels [2021]

1. L.P.R. Pala, V. Uday, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, "Surface and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 thin films prepared by non-aqueous surfactant assisted sol-gel method", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8, 104267, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104267 [2020]

2. T.K. Sahu , S. Alam , D. Gogoi , N.R. Peela and M. Qureshi, "Effect of Catalytically Silent Cerium Hydroxide in Cobalt - Cerium Mixed Double Hydroxide for Enhanced Water Oxidation Kinetics in BiVO4 Photoanode", ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00551, 5610-5619, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.0c00551 [2020]

3. S. Bhowmick, A. Dhankhar, T.K. Sahu, R. Jena, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, S. Ardo, M. Qureshi, "Low Overpotential and Stable Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction Utilizing Doped Perovskite Oxide, La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, Modified by Cobalt Phosphate", ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b02167, 1279-1285, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b02167 [2020]

4. S. Alam, T.K. Sahu, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, M. Qureshi, "Bio-template assisted hierarchical ZnO superstructures coupled with graphene quantum dots for enhanced water oxidation kinetics", Solar Energy, 199, 39-46, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.02.015 [2020]

5. D. Gogoi, A. Namdeo, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Ag-doped TiO2 Photocatalysts with Effective Charge Transfer for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Production through Water Splitting", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45, 2729-2744, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.11.127 [2020]

6. M. Alam, A. Bhavanam, A. Jana, J.K.S. Viroja, and N.R. Peela, "Co-Pyrolysis of Bamboo Sawdust and Plastic: Synergistic Effects and Kinetics", Renewable Energy, 149, DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.10.103, 1133-1145, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.10.103 [2020]

7. S.K. Yedla, B. Velaga, S. Chowdary, A. Namdeo, A.K. Golder, N.R. Peela, "1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Bromide Functionalized Zeolites: Nature of Interactions and Catalytic Activity for Carbohydrates Conversion to Platform Chemicals", Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 4, 1738-1750, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RE00277A [2020]

8. D. Gogoi, R. Koyani, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution using Green Carbon Quantum Dots Modified 1-D CdS Nanowires under Visible Light Irradiation", Solar Energy, 208, 966-977, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.08.061 [2020]

9. A.K. Shah, T.K. Sahu, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, M. Qureshi, "Surface-engineering of decahedron shaped bismuth vanadate for improved photoelectrochemical water oxidation by indium doping coupled with graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots", Journal of Power Sources, 477, 229024, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.229024 [2020]

1. B. Velaga, R.P. Parde, J. Soni, and N.R. Peela, "Synthesized Hierarchical Mordenite Zeolites for the Biomass Conversion to Levulinic Acid and Mechanistic Insights for the Humins Formation” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 287, 18-28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.05.049 [2019]

2. N.R. Peela, S.K. Yedla, B. Velaga, A. Kumar, A.K. Golder, "Choline Chloride Functionalized Zeolites for the Conversion of Biomass Derivatives to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural", Applied Catalysis A, General, 580, 59-70, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2019.05.005 [2019]

3. A.K. Shah, T.K. Sahu, A. Banik, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela and M. Qureshi, "Reduced graphene oxide modified CuBi2O4 as an efficient and noble metal free photocathode for superior photo electrochemical hydrogen production", Sustainable Energy Fuels, 3, 1554-1561, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SE00129H [2019]

4. B. Velaga and N.R. Peela, "Seed-Assisted and OSDA-Free Synthesis of H-Mordenite Zeolites for Efficient Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 279, 211-219, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.12.028 [2019]

5. C.T. Moi, G. Gogoi, T.K. Sahu, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, and M. Qureshi, "Design of noble metal free hierarchical VS2 onto WO3 nanoflakes as an effective heterojunction strategy for enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation", Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 3, 3481-3488, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SE00719A [2019]

6. M. Mohanta, T. Sahu, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, and M. Qureshi, "Hexagonal boron nitride quantum dots as a superior hole extractor for efficient charge separation in WO3 based photoelectrochemical water oxidation", ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, 7457-7466, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b01450 [2019]

7. G. Gogoi, C.T. Moi, A.S. Patra, D. Gogoi, N.R. Peela, and M. Qureshi, "A Z-Scheme Strategy Utilizing ZnIn2S4 and Hierarchical VS2 Microflowers with Improved Charge Carrier Dynamics for Superior Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation", Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 14, 4607-4615, https://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201900545 [2019]

1. V.R. Bakuru, B. Velaga, N.R. Peela, and S.B. Kalidindi, "Hybridization of Pd Nanoparticles with UiO-66(Hf) Metal-Organic Framework and the Effect of Nanostructure on the Catalytic Properties", Chemistry-A European Journal, 24, 15978-15982, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201803200 [2018]

1. P. Saxena, B. Velaga and N.R. Peela, "Ionic Liquid-Encapsulated Zeolite Catalysts for the Conversion of Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural", ChemistrySelect, 2, 10379-10386, https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201701955 [2017]

1. N. R. Peela, J. E. Sutton, I. C. Lee, and D. G. Vlachos, "Microkinetic Model for Total Oxidation of Ethane Over Pt", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 53, 10051-10058, dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie5004587 [2014]

2. N. R. Peela, A. S. Sandupatla and D. Kunzru, "Development of a Microfuel Processor: Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol and Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Noble Metal Catalysts in a Microreactor", Int. J. Environ. Eng., 6, 78-90 [2014]

1. N. R. Peela, W. Zheng, I. C. Lee, A. M. Karim, and D. G. Vlachos, "Core-Shell Nanocatalyst Design by Combining High Throughput Experiments and First Principles Simulations", ChemCatChem, 5, 3712-3718 [2013]

1. N. R. Peela, I. C. Lee, and D. G. Vlachos, "Design and Fabrication of a High-Throughput Microreactor and its Evaluation for Highly Exothermic Reactions", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51, 16270-16277 [2012]

1. N. R. Peela and D. Kunzru, "Steam Reforming of Ethanol in a Microchannel Reactor: Kinetic Study and Reactor Simulation", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50, 12881-12894 [2011]

2. N. R. Peela and D. Kunzru, "Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Rh based Catalysts in a Micro-channel Reactor", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36, 3384-3396 [2011]

3. N. R. Peela, A. Mubayi and D. Kunzru, "Steam Reforming of Ethanol Over Rh/CeO2/Al2O3 Catalysts in a Microchannel Reactor", Chem. Eng. J., 167, 578-587 [2011]

4. M. K. Moharana, N. R. Peela, S. Khandekar and D. Kunzru, "Distributed Hydrogen Production from Ethanol in a Microfuel Processor: Issues and Challenges", Renew. Sust. Energy Rev, 15, 524-533 [2011]

1. N. R. Peela, A. Mubayi and D. Kunzru, "Washcoating of γ-alumina on stainless steel microchannels", Catal. Today, 147S, S-S23 [2009]

1. N. R. Peela and D. Kunzru, "Fabrication of microchannels on stainless steel by wet chemical etching", J. Micromech. Microeng., 17, N99-N106 [2007]

1. N. R. Peela and D. Kunzru, "Thermal Cracking of JP-10: Kinetics and Product Distribution", J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis, 76, 154-160 [2006]

1. S.K. Yedla, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Choline Chloride Grafted Zeolites for the production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Carbohydrates Conversion", RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, March, 14-17th 2019 [2019]

2. A. Chowdhury, N.R. Peela, and A.K Golder, "Bio-inspired Cu2O Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Methanol", RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India., RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, March, 14-17th 2019 [2019]

3. D. Gogoi, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Plasmonic Ag nanoparticles on TiO2 as a visible active photocatalyst for hydrogen production", RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, March, 14-17th 2019 [2019]

4. L.P.R. Pala and N.R. Peela, "Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dye over TiO2 thin films prepared by non- aqueous surfactant assisted Sol-Gel method", RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, , March, 14-17th 2019 [2019]

5. B. Velaga and N.R. Peela, "Seed Assisted OSDA Free Mordenite Synthesis for Carbohydrate Conversion to Value-Added Chemicals", RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India., RESEARCH CONCLAVE 2019, March, 14-17th 2019 [2019]

6. D. Gogoi, A.K. Golder, N.R. Peela, "Photocatalytic water splitting reaction using visible active Ag doped TiO2", International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Science and Technology (AMEST-2019), Department of Energy Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, February, 26th - 28th 2019 [2019]

7. L.P.R. Pala and N.R. Peela, "Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dye over TiO2 thin films prepared by non- aqueous surfactant assisted Sol-Gel method", International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Science and Technology (AMEST-2019), Department of Energy Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, February, 26th - 28th 2019 [2019]

8. S.K. Yedla, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Glucose Dehydration to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural over H-Type Zeolites in a Water/MIBK Biphasic System", ICPOLC-19, ICPOLC-19, Hyderabad, India., January, 27th 2019 [2019]

9. S.K. Yedla, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Efficient Conversion of Carbohydrates to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural over Mesoporous Zeolites", ICET-19, ICET-19, Hyderabad, India., March, 2nd 2019 [2019]

1. B. Velaga and N.R. Peela, "Selective Production of Levulinic Acid from Bamboo Biomass Using Mesoporous Mordenite", CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar, India, CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar, India, December, 27-30th 2018 [2018]

2. D. Gogoi, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Photocatalytic Water Splitting over Bio-inspired Ag doped TiO2 semiconductor", 71th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON-2018, NIT Jalandhar, Jalandhar, Punjab, India, December, 27-30th 2018 [2018]

1. S.K. Yedla, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "One-Pot Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from Carbohydrates by using different Solid Acid Catalysts", REFLUX 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, March, 24-26th 2017 [2017]

2. S.K. Yedla, A.K. Golder, and N.R. Peela, "Production of 5-Hydroxymethylufurfural (5-HMF) from Fructose over H-MOR Zeolite Catalyst", REFLUX 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, March, 24-26th 2017 [2017]

1. N. R. Peela, D. Kunzru, "Microchannel Reactors for Ethanol to FC-Grade Hydrogen Production", Workshop on “Fuel to Electricity, Cape Town, South Afric [2016]

1. N. R. Peela, I. C. Lee and D. G. Vlachos, "Rational Design of Bimetallic Catalysts for Metal Catalyzed Vapor Phase Reactions", International Conference on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (NANOS-2015), Visakhapatnam, India [2015]

2. S. K. Yedla, A. K. Golder, and N. R. Peela, "Studies on the Production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from Cellulose- A Mini Review", CHEMCON 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, December 27-30th 2015 [2015]

1. N. R. Peela, W. Zheng, I. C. Lee, A. M. Karim, and D. G. Vlachos, "Rational Design of Bimetallic Catalysts for Total Oxidation Reactions", AICHE-2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA [2013]

2. N. R. Peela, J. E. Sutton, I. C. Lee, and D. G. Vlachos, "Density Functional Theory Based Microkinetic Modeling of Ethane Total Oxidation Over Pt(111)", AICHE-2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA [2013]

3. N. R. Peela, W. Zheng, I. C. Lee, A. M. Karim, and D. G. Vlachos, "Design of Bimetallic Catalysts for Propane Total Oxidation", 3rd North American Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Houston, USA [2013]

1. N. R. Peela, A. S. Sandupatla and D. Kunzru, "Hydrogen Production from Ethanol in a Microchannel Reactor", Int. Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection, Dublin, Ireland [2012]

1. N. R. Peela, A. Mubayi and D. Kunzru, "Steam Reforming of Ethanol Over Rh/CeO2/Al2O3 Catalysts in a Microchannel Reactor", 11th Int. Conference on Microreaction Technology, Kyoto, Japan [2010]

1. N. R. Peela, A. Mubayi and D. Kunzru, "Washcoating of γ-alumina on stainless steel microchannels", 3rd International Conference on Structured Catalysts and Reactors, Ischia, Naples, Italy [2009]

2. M. K. Moharana, N. R. Peela, S. Khandekar and D. Kunzru, "Producing Hydrogen from Ethanol in a Microfuel Processor: Recent Developments and Challenges", 6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion, China [2009]

1. N.R. Peela and D. Kunzru, "Microstructured Reactors for Hydrogen Production from Ethanol", Nanoscale and Microscale Phenomena: Fundamentals and Applications,S Khandekar and YM Joshi (Eds.) Book Series, Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering, 10.1007/978-81-322-2289-7 (2015)

2. M. Alam, S.K. Yedla, S.T. Bhutia, V.V. Goud, N.R. Peela, "Advancement in development of biodiesel production in last two decades: an Indian overview on raw materials, synthesis, byproducts and application", Sustainable Biofuels Development in India, A.K. Chandel, R.K. Sukumaran (eds.),Springer International Publishing, 10.1007/978-3-319-50219-9_7 (2017)

3. N.R. Peela, "Biomass Conversion to Selected Value-Added Chemicals Using Zeolites: A Review", Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering.,(Accepted for publication), 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11499-7 (2019)