Research Interests

​Dehydrogenation of alkanes and characterization of the post-reacted catalyst materials

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Selected Publications

  • • Recent trends and fundamental insights in the methanol-to-olefins process
    I. Yarulina, A. D. Chowdhury, F. Meirer, B. M. Weckhuysen, J. Gascon
    Nat. Catal., 1, 398-411, (2018)
  • • Bridging the gap between the direct and hydrocarbon pool mechanisms of the methanol-to-hydrocarbon process
    A. D. Chowdhury, A. L. Paioni, K. Houben, G. T. Whiting, M. Baldus, B. M. Weckhuysen
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 8095-8099, (2018)
  • • Electrophilic aromatic substitution over zeolites generates Wheland-type reaction intermediates
    A. D. Chowdhury, K. Houben, G.T. Whiting, M. Baldus, S. Chung, B.M. Weckhuysen
    Nat. Catal., 1, 23-31, (2018)
  • • Initial carbon-carbon bond formation during the early stages of methanol-to-olefin process Proven by Zeolite-Trap...
    A. D. Chowdhury, K. Houben, G.T. Whiting, M. Mokhtar, A.M. Asiri, S.A. Al- Thabaiti, S.N. ...
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 15840-15845, (2016)
  • • Towards a practical development of light-driven acceptorless alkanes dehydrogenation
    A. D. Chowdhury, N. Weding, R. Jackstell, J. Julis, R. Franke, M. Beller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 6477-6781, (2014)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Techonology-Bombay, India (2012)
  • M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2007)
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2005)

Professional Profile

  • 2018-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2018: Marie-Curie Fellow, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2013-2014: DAAD-Leibniz Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany



KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)