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Dr. Anand Kumar joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Qatar University in 2012 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining Qatar University, he completed his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and spent one year in MIT as a postdoctoral associate. His research interests include nanomaterials synthesis and their application in catalysis. Combustion synthesis and microfluidic synthesis are the primary techniques used for developing catalytically active nanomaterials consisting of metals and metal oxides. Currently his research group is working on hydrogen production, catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, oxygen reduction, photo-electrocatalytic water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction, solar fuels development.

  • Present2018

    Associate Professor

    Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 20182012

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 20122011

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • PhD 2011


    University of Notre Dame

  • B Tech 2006

    B Tech (Hons)

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Teaching Interests: 

Chemical Reaction Engineering
Mass Transfer
Chemical Process Control
Natural Gas Treatment


Plant Design
Pollution Control
Numerical Methods
Engineering Economics
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (Heterogeneous Catalysis)

Research Interest: Combustion synthesis, Microfluidic synthesis, Carbon dioxide conversion, Hydrogen production, Electrocatalytic oxygen reduction, Solar fuels


Researcher Positions: We are looking for postdocs and research assistants (RA) with a strong background in nanomaterials and catalysis. Experience in electrocatalysis is preferred. Interested applicants should send their inquiries along with CV to Dr. Anand Kumar by email.


Selected Publications (Full list can be accessed through google scholar)

  • A Kumar, “Current Trends in Cellulose Assisted Combustion Synthesis of Catalytically Active Nanoparticles”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2019, vol. 59, pages 7681-7689. [link]
  • M A Matin, M A H Saleh Saad, A Kumar, M J Al-Marri, S A Mansour, “Effect of fuel content on the electrocatalytic methanol oxidation performance of Pt/ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by solution combustion”, Applied Surface Science, 2019, vol. 492, pages 73-81. [link]
  • A Ashok, A Kumar, J Ponraj, S A Mansour, F Tarlochan “Effect of Ni incorporation in cobalt oxide lattice on carbon formation during ethanol decomposition reaction”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, vol. 254, pages 300-311. [link]
  • A Ashok, A Kumar, F Tarlochan, “Highly efficient nonenzymatic glucose sensors based on CuO nanoparticles”, Applied Surface Science, 2019, vol. 481, pages 712-722. [link]
  • A Ashok, A Kumar, F Tarlochan, “Probing the effect of combustion controlled surface alloying in silver and copper towards ORR and OER in alkaline medium”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2019, vol. 844, pages 66-77. [link]
  • A Kumar, A Ashok, R R Bhosale, F AlMomani, M A H Saleh, M J Al-Marri, M Khader, Faris Tarlochan, “In situ DRIFTS Studies on Cu, Ni and CuNi catalysts for Ethanol Decomposition Reaction”, Catalysis Letters, 2016, vol. 146, issue 4, pages 778-787.
  • A Ashok, A Kumar, R R Bhosale, Mohammad Ali H Saleh, Leo J P van den Broeke, “Cellulose Assisted Combustion Synthesis of Porous Cu-Ni Nanopowders”, RSC Adv., 2015, vol. 5, issue 36, pages 28703-28718.
  • A Kumar, A Cross, K Manukyan, R R Bhosale, Leo J P van den Broeke, J T Miller, A S Mukasyan, E E Wolf, “Combustion Synthesis of Copper-Nickel Catalysts for Hydrogen Production from Ethanol”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, vol. 278, pages 46-54.
  • RR Bhosale, A Kumar, LJP van den Broeke, S Gharbia, D Dardor, M Jilani, … “Solar hydrogen production via thermochemical iron oxide-iron sulfate water splitting” ”International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, vol. 40, issue 4, pages 1639-1650
  • 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”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2013, vol. 467, issue 0, pages 593-603.