Rajnish Kumar

Professor

Chemical Engineering ,

2021-Present: Professor

2016-2021: Associate Professor

+91 44 2257 4180

rajnish@iitm.ac.in

https://sites.google.com/site/rajnishresearchgroup/

Research Areas

  • Gas Hydrates (Formation, Inhibition & Recovery)

  • Carbon Dioxide Capture & Sequestration

  • Methane & Hydrogen Storage material

  • Water Purification and Treatment by Gas Hydrate Process

  • Hydrothermal Liquefaction at sub-critical and super-critical conditions


Selected Journal Publications

  • A systematic molecular investigation on Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulphonate (SDBS) as a Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitor (LDHI) and the role of Benzene Ring in the structureArticle Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 337, Year 2021


  • Kinetics of Methane Hydrate Formation in the Presence of 1-Dodecyl-2-pyrrolidinone and Tetrahydrofuran in Pure WaterArticle Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Year 2021


  • Kinetic and Morphology Study of Equimolar CO2-CH4Hydrate Formation in the Presence of Cyclooctane and l-TryptophanArticle Energy and Fuels, Year 2021


  •   Combination of silica gel and surfactin promoting methane hydrate formationAmit Arora ., Swaranjit Singh Cameotra ., Chandrajit Balomajumder ., Rajnish Kumar ., Anil Kumar Singh ., Pushpendra Kumar ., Sukumar Laik .,Article Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, Volume 143, Year 2021


  • Rhamonolipids produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa promotes methane hydrates formation in fixed bed silica gel mediumArora A.;Cameotra S.S.;Balomajumder C.;Kumar R.;Singh A.K.;Santhakumari B.;Kumar P.;Laik S.Article Marine Geophysical Research, Volume 42, Year 2021


  • Effect of Methylamine, Amylamine, and Decylamine on the Formation and Dissociation Kinetics of CO2 Hydrate Relevant for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Chandan Sahu, Anirbid Sircar, Jitendra S. Sangwai*, and Rajnish Kumar* 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c04074  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res 


  • Effect of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) and tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) on the formation kinetics of CO2 hydrate in bulk and porous media in the presence of pure water and seawater relevant for CO2 sequestration 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103564 International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 


  • Hydrogen Economy and Role of Hythane as a Bridging Solution: A Perspective Review Mahant, Bhavikkumar, Praveen Linga, and Rajnish Kumar 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c02404  Energy & Fuels


  • Solidified Hydrogen Storage (Solid-HyStore) via Clathrate Hydrates Zhang, Ye, Gaurav Bhattacharjee, Rajnish Kumar, and Praveen Linga 10.1016/j.cej.2021.133702 Chemical Engineering Journal 

Research Projects

  • Gas Hydrates (Formation, Inhibition & Recovery)

  • Carbon Dioxide Capture & Sequestration

  • Methane & Hydrogen Storage material

  • Water Purification and Treatment by Gas Hydrate Process

  • Hydrothermal Liquefaction at sub-critical and super-critical conditions

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2020-Prof. Dr. YBG Varma award for Teaching Excellence in Chemical Engineering 

  • 2018-Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, Clarivate Analytics

  • 2017-Class of Influential Researchers, Invited by I&EC Research Journal

  • 2016-NASI – SCOPUS Young Scientist Award

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 

  • Editorial Board member, ACS Engineering Au 

  • Editorial Board member, Scientific Report