Welcome to Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CRE) Lab, IIT Delhi


CRE Research Group objective is to develop novel and transformative catalytic technologies that enable a sustainable energy economy. Accordingly, synthesis, characterization and application of both heterogeneous and homogenous catalysts are undertaken for fundamental studies and for the development of industrially relevant processes. To attain these objectives, state of art catalysts synthesis units such as batch reactors, deep coater, microwave synthesis units, ultrasonication synthesis units etc and characterization units such as physisorption unit, chemisorption unit, TGA, FTIR, DRIFT, MP-AES, and acid metal digestion system etc are available in the CRE lab besides several other instruments such as XRD, SEM, TEM, EDX, HR-TEM, Raman spectroscopy and many others available in the institute. Moreover, state of art catalyst testing facilities such as Parr high pressure batch reactor, Anton Paar high pressure microwave reactors, and several continuous reactors are available in the lab. Furthermore, CRE lab is equipped with state of art product characterization tools such as HPLC, UV, GC-MS, GC-FID and GC-TCD.

Some of the major current catalytic research areas are: Coal to Methanol and DME, CO2 Capture and Conversion, Crude oil to Chemicals, Biomass Valorisation, Natural Gas Decomposition to Hydrogen and CNTs, Plastic Waste conversion, and E-waste management.

Sustainable Metal Extraction from Waste Streams


By (authors) Dr. G. Chauhan, Dr. Perminder, Prof K.K. Pant, Prof K.D.P. Nigam

What's New

  • Congratulations Sonit on your publication in Catalysis Science and Technology
  • Congratulations Rohit on your publication in Applied Surface Science
  • Congratulations Dr. Shireen and Prof. Pant for Cover Page Article in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Congratulations Vaibhav Pandey for selection in Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research scheme
  • Congratulations Dr. Sonal and Prof. K.K. Pant for recieving Dr. A.V Rama Rao award for best PhD theis in Chemical Engineering
  • Congratulations Prof. K.K. Pant for recieving American Chemical Society International travel grant 2019
  • Congratulations Dr. Ejaz Ahmad for FITT best theis award
  • Congratulations Dr. Ejaz Ahmad for joining as Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT-ISM-Dhanbad
  • Congratulations Prashant Jadhao and Ramdayal Panda for first prize in IIT Delhi Industry Day 2019
  • Congratulations Dr. Ashish Pandey for getting selected for China InnoTour for Indian Young Scientists