Goutam Deo


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    +91-512-259-7881 (Office)
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    Faculty Building 455 (Office)
    CL-201B (Lab)

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Research Interest

  • Catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Supported metal and metal oxide catalysis : synthesis, characterization and reactivity
  • Reaction Kinetics


  • B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur, 1985.
  • M.S., University of Iowa, 1988.
  • Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1992.

Research Overview

Research in our group is hinged on understanding the catalytic activity and selectivity issues for supported metal oxide and related heterogeneous catalyzed systems. Emphasis is placed on hydrocarbon partial oxidation for which the effects of various catalyst parameters were studied. A judicious choice of characterization techniques complimented with reactivity data assists in understanding why some of the parameters do or do not have an affect on the catalytic activity and selectivity. Designing a catalyst using modifiers has also been undertaken and from the structure-reactivity relationships and statistical methodologies, an optimum catalytic composition was determined. Specifically, the reactions studied are the ethane and propane oxidative dehydrogenation reactions and the CO2-H2 methanation reaction. Future studies will involve other hydrocarbon based reactions and the utilization of simultaneous in situ characterization and reaction techniques, coined as Operando spectroscopy, for the understanding of some heterogeneously catalyzed reactions.


  • AICTE career award for the young teacher (1997).
  • DAE-BNRS award for young scientist (1997).


  • Jitendra Kumar Prabhakar, Pankaj A Apte, Goutam Deo, Exploring optimal total metal loading of Ni3Fe/Al2O3 catalyst for CO2 methanation and its kinetic model, Fuel, 363 (2024)
  • Rajvikram Singh, Sudhir Charan Nayak, Raghvendra Singh, Goutam Deo, O2 and CO2 assisted oxidative dehydrogenation of propane using ZrO2 supported vanadium and chromium oxide catalysts, Catalysis Today, 114617 (2024)
  • Abir Lal Bose, Sayali Ramteke, Goutam Deo, Vishal Agarwal, Structures and reactivity of monomeric MoO moieties supported on ZrO2 (111) slab: A DFT study, Journal of Catalysis, 429, 115267 (2024)
  • Satyam Gupta, AS Russel, Goutam Deo, Flue Gas Reforming of Methane Over a Ni–Al2O3 Catalyst: A Microkinetic Modeling and Experimental Study, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 62 (46), 19607–19618 (2023)
  • AS Russel, Satyam Gupta, Goutam Deo, The rate determining steps and rate equation for the oxidative dry reforming of methane over supported Ni catalyst, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 11 (5), 110479 (2023)
  • Puneet Kumar Chaudhary, Goutam Deo, Process and catalyst improvements for the dry reforming of methane, Chemical Engineering Science, 276, 1187 (2023)
  • Jitendra Kumar Prabhakar, Pankaj A Apte, Goutam Deo, The kinetics of Ni/Al2O3 and Ni-Fe/Al2O3 catalysts for the CO2 methanation reaction and the reasons for promotion, Chemical Engineering Journal, 144252 (2023)
  • Satyam Gupta, Goutam Deo, Effect of metal amount on the catalytic performance of Ni–Al2O3 catalyst for the Tri-reforming of methane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 48 (14), 5478-5492 (2023)
  • P. Chaudhary, G. Deo, Role of metal-support interaction on the catalytic performance of Ni-Al2O3 catalysts for the dry and oxidative-dry reforming of methane, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 646 (2022)
  • A. S. Russel, P. Chaudhary, P. Jain, G. Deo, Microkinetic and sensitivity analysis of oxidative dry reforming of methane on Ni-Co catalyst using a reaction mechanism based on Ni, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 6 (2021)
  • A. S. Sandupatla, K. Ray, P. Thaosen, S. Chalumuri, G. Deo, Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane over alumina supported vanadia catalyst - Effect of carbon dioxide and secondary surface metal oxide additive, Catalysis Today, 354 (2020)
  • S. Katheria, D. Kunzru, G. Deo, Promotional effect of Rh over Ni/MgAl2O4 catalyst for steam reforming of methane, Applied Catalysis A: General, 570 (2019)
  • D. Pandey, K. Ray, R. Bharadwaj, S. Bojja, K.V.R. Chary, G. Deo, Promotion of Unsupported Nickel Catalyst using Iron for CO2 Hydrogenation Reaction, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (2018)
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