Sudipta De

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow​


Selected Publications

  • Ni-based bimetallic heterogeneous catalysts for energy and environmental applications
    S. De, J. Zhang, R. Luque, N. Yan
    Energy & Environmental Science, 9, 3314–3347, (2016)
  • Critical design of heterogeneous catalysts for biomass valorization: current thrust and emerging prospects
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    Catalysis Science & Technology, 6, 7364–7385, (2016)
  • Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion
    Y. Wang, S. De, N. Yan
    Chemical Communications, 52, 6210–6224 (2016)
  • Biomass-derived porous carbon materials: Synthesis and catalytic applications
    S. De, A. M. Balu, J. C. van der Waal, R. Luque
    ChemCatChem, 7, 1608–1629, (2015)
  • Furan-based acetylating agent for the chemical modification of proteins
    S. De, T. Kumar, A. Bohre, L. R. Singh, B. Saha
    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 23, 791–796, (2015)
  • Hydrodeoxygenation processes: Advances on catalytic transformation of biomass-derived platform chemicals into hydrocarbon fuels
    S. De, B. Saha, R. Luque
    Bioresource Technology, 178, 108–118, (2015)
  • One-pot conversions of lignocellulosic and algal biomass into liquid fuels
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    ChemSusChem, 5, 1826–1833, (2012)
  • Self-assembly of mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres via aspartic acid templating pathway and its catalytic application for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural synthesis
    S. De, S. Dutta, A. K. Patra, A. Bhaumik, B. Saha
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 17505–17510, (2011)
  • Microwave assisted conversion of carbohydrates and biopolymers to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural with aluminum chloride catalyst in water
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    Green Chemistry, 13, 2859–2868, (2011)


  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Delhi, India, 2015
  • MSc, Chemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2010
  • BSc, Chemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2017-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • ​2010-2015: PhD research fellowship, University Grants Commission, India

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center
  • ​Division of Physical Science and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Materials Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis Single-site Catalysis CO2 Conversion