Dr. Satyapaul Singh Amarthaluri

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Adsorption, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Photocatalysis, Clean Energy, CO2 Sequestration, reforming, CO Abatement, Reaction Kinetics, Network Modelling, CO2 Hydrogenation
Room No: D204
Department of Chemical Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Additional Affiliation:
Materials Centre for Sustainable Energy & Environment (McSEE)
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013 – 2017: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Gold Medalist), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  •  2010 – 2012: M.E. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2006 – 2010: B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Bapatla Engineering College, affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh

Work Experience

  • May, 2023-July, 2023: Visiting Professor, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • 2018-Till Date: Assistant Professor, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad
  • July 2017-December 2017: Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2012-2013: Lecturer, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Idupulapaya, Andhra Pradesh

Research Contributions

Dr. Satyapaul A. Singh is a chemical engineer trained in materials science for catalysis applications. His current focus is on the following fields:

(i) CO2 to value-added fuels
(ii) NOx emissions control
(iii) Development of green H2 generators
(iv) Heavy metal removal using immobilized surfaces

A few of his research activities are outlined below:

  • His group synthesized low-cost, stable and active catalysts for CO2 methanation and trying to extend the applications to address biogas-to-power and CO2 -to-CH4 for the development of human modules in space sector. He received a core research grant from SERB to explore the nature of core-shell nanoparticles for the CO2 methanation. He has successfully established in situ FTIR, TPD/TPR/TPO/Pulse chemisorption for heterogenous catalysis and DFT tools to discover the intermediates role in the reaction pathway.
  • CO2 hydrogenation to methanol and DME are thermodynamically limited chemical reactions. However, the thermodynamics can be met if either of the reactants stays long on the catalyst surface. Currently, his group is developing the catalysts that can capture the reactants and avail for the surface catalytic reaction in excess. This project has been funded internally by BITS-Pilani, further support received from another SERB-CRG.
  • His research group developed novel and thermally stable pyrochlores successfully for dry reforming. His group is focusing on the mechanistic insights from first principles and in situ studies.
  • His research group also aiming on the defect and bandgap engineering to improve the photocatalytic efficacy of a catalyst for water purification and green hydrogen generation. A successful design of continuous H2 generator using sunlight will be a game changer in clean energy production. Currently, his group is working on multiphase simulations over immobilized catalytic systems, further, successfully established the reactor design strategies for the scale-up design of green H2 generators.
  • The studies on NOx reduction using H2 have been implemented in collaboration with chemistry department at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad. This project is targeted to futuristic H2 combustion engines and NOx abatement due to combustion with air. The first-principle investigations of the transition states and intermediate species have been found and are validated with advanced characterization techniques. His group studied the kinetics using the insights from DFT simulations as well as characterization methods.
  • He is also involved in designing the experimental plan for continuous heavy metal removal using immobilized polymeric membranes. His team has successfully implemented the batch experiments and taking it forward for the continuous application with an industry tie-up.
  • His group successfully developed an indigenous method for the synthesis of Vrantage VW 10200 FRP. This project is funded by DRDO-ASL Hyderabad for the defense and space applications.


2nd International Conference on Novel Materials and Technologies for Energy and Environment Applications (NMTE2A-2024) on 17-18 February 2024

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The International Conference on Science & Technology Integration for Circular Economy (on Hybrid Mode) will be organized by DST-PURSE Team at Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on 18-19 January 2024

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