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Anand Kumar
Postdoctoral Associate

 

Anand

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 66-501
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307

Phone: (617) 253-1929
Fax: (617) 258-8992
Email: akumar1@mit.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2011)
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

M.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2010)
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

B.Tech. (Hons.), Chemical Engineering (2006)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

Research Area:

My research focuses on the continuous synthesis of multi-metallic nanoparticles and their application in catalysis.

Selected Publications:

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Impregnated layer combustion synthesis method for preparation of multicomponent catalysts for the production of hydrogen from oxidative reforming of methanol”,  Applied Catalysis A: General, 2010, vol. 372, issue 2, pages 175-183.

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Modeling Impregnated Layer Combustion Synthesis of Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Oxidative Reforming of Methanol”, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 2010, vol. 49, issue21, pages 11001–11008.

A Kumar, E E Wolf, A S Mukasyan, “Solution Combustion Synthesis of Metal Nanopowders: Nickel-Reaction Pathways”, AIChE Journal, 2010, vol 57, issue 8, pages 2207-2214.

A Kumar, E E Wolf, A S Mukasyan, “Solution Combustion Synthesis of Metal Nanopowders: Copper and Copper/Nickel Alloy”, AIChE Journal, 2011,vol 57, issue 12, pages 3473-3479.

A Kumar, Alexander S Mukasyan, Eduardo E Wolf “Combustion synthesis of Ni, Fe and Cu based multi-component catalysts for hydrogen production from reforming of ethanol”, Applied Catalysis A: General 2011, vol. 401, pages 20-28.

A Kumar, J T Miller, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “In-situ XANES and EXAFS studies on Ni/Fe/Cu based catalyst for hydrogen production from ethanol”, 2012, submitted, Journal of Catalysis.

A Kumar, A Cross, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Supported catalyst preparation using combustion synthesis: A metal distribution study”, under preparation.

Conference Proceedings:

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “A Novel Catalysts Preparation Method by Combustion Synthesis for Hydrogen Production From Oxidative Reforming of Methanol”, AIChE meeting, November-2009

A Kumar, E E Wolf, A S Mukasyan, “Impregnated Layer Combustion Synthesis: Mechanism and
Catalytic Applications” SHS 2009: X International Symposium on Self-propagating High Temperature
Synthesis, Armenia, July 6-9, 2009

 A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “A Novel Combustion Synthesis Method for Preparing Active and
Selective-High Area Multicomponent Catalysts for Hydrogen Production from Bio-alcohols”, Catalysis Club Chicago meeting, January-2010

A Kumar, E E Wolf, A S Mukasyan, “On the design of multi-component catalysts for hydrogen
production from bio-ethanol using a novel combustion synthesis method of catalyst preparation”, Michigan Catalysis Society, May 2010

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Modeling Impregnated Layer Combustion Synthesis of Catalyts for
Hydrogen Generation from Oxidative Reforming of Methanol”, ISCRE-21, June 2010

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Thermodynamic Analysis and Experimental Results of Fe-Ni-Cu
Metal Nanoparticles Preparation by Solution Combustion Synthesis for Catalytic Hydrogen Production”,
AIChE meeting, November-2010

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Oxidative Reforming of ethanol for Hydrogen Production On
Fe/Ni/Cu Multicomponent Catalysts”, AIChE meeting, November-2010

A Kumar, E E Wolf, A S Mukasyan, “Impregnated Layer Combustion Synthesis: a Novel Methodology to Prepare Multi-Component Catalysts, Fundamentals and Experiments”, AIChE meeting, November-2010

A Kumar, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Impregnated Layer Combustion Synthesis as a novel tool for
catalysts preparation for hydrogen production from light alcohols”, NACS meeting June-2011

 

 

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