Amol M. Hengne, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist - Remote

Research Interest

To build a research career in the interdisciplinary area of chemistry particularly, in study and synthesis of heterogeneous catalysis and utilization for  organic synthesis (green chemistry approach involving catalytic routes), conversion of biomass and C1 feedstock’s into value added chemicals or biofuels, catalyst characterization, high & low pressure and temperature reactions.

Selected Publications

  • Role of supported Ru catalyst for hydrogenation of bio-derived methyl levulinate to -valerolactone
    A. M. Hengne, N. S. Biradar, C. V. Rode
    Catal. Lett. 142, 779-787, (2012)
  • Cu-ZrO2 nanocomposite catalyst for selective hydrogenation of levulinic acid and its ester to - valerolactone
    A. M. Hengne, C. V. Rode
    Green Chem, 14, 1064-1072, (2012)
  • Single pot conversion of furfuryl alcohol to levulinic esters and -valerolactone in presence of sulfonic acid func...
    A. M. Hengne, S. B. Kamble, C. V. Rode
    Green Chem. 15, 25402547, (2013)
  • Surface synergism of Ag-Ni /ZrO2 nanocomposite for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of bio-derived platform molecul...
    A. M. Hengne, A. V. Malawadkar, N. S. Biradar, C. V. Rode
    RSC Adv, 19, 9730-9736, (2014) 


  • Bachelor of Science (Maths, Physics, Chemistry)
  • SRTM University Nanded, Maharashtra state, India;
  • Master of Science (Organic Chemistry)
  • SRTM University Nanded, Maharashtra state, India
  • PhD as Senior Research Fellow at Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

Professional Profile

  • April 2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Kuo-Wei Huang group, KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR, India; Early Stage Researcher, ” –NARILAR- European Commission

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis C1 chemistry Biomass utilization Sustainable Chemistry