Sudipta De, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​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, 33143347, (2016)
  • Critical design of heterogeneous catalysts for biomass valorization: current thrust and emerging prospects
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    Catalysis Science & Technology, 6, 73647385, (2016)
  • Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion
    Y. Wang, S. De, N. Yan
    Chemical Communications, 52, 62106224, (2016)
  • Biomass-derived porous carbon materials: Synthesis and catalytic applications
    S. De, A. M. Balu, J. C. van der Waal, R. Luque
    ChemCatChem, 7, 16081629, (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, 791796, (2015)
  • Hydrodeoxygenation processes: Advances on catalytic transformation of biomass-derived platform chemicals into hydro...
    S. De, B. Saha, R. Luque
    Bioresource Technology, 178, 108118, (2015)
  • One-pot conversions of lignocellulosic and algal biomass into liquid fuels
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    ChemSusChem, 5, 18261833, (2012)
  • Self-assembly of mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres via aspartic acid templating pathway and its catalytic application for...
    S. De, S. Dutta, A. K. Patra, A. Bhaumik, B. Saha
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 1750517510, (2011)
  • Microwave assisted conversion of carbohydrates and biopolymers to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural with aluminum chloride ca...
    S. De, S. Dutta, B. Saha
    Green Chemistry, 13, 28592868, (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 (KCC)
  • ​Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Material chemistry heterogenous catalysis single-site catalysis CO2 Conversion