Dr Preetam Sharma M.Tech., PhD, AFHEA
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Dr Preetam Sharma is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is researching electrochemical CO2 reduction for olefins production under The UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy (CircularChem). Specifically, he is focusing on the novel catalysts preparation along with reactor development.
He received his PhD in photoelectrochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction from the School of Engineering, Ulster University, UK in 2017. Since completing his PhD, he has been working on a variety of academic and industrial projects focusing on advanced materials for energy, environment and health.
- Catalysis Today ‘Certificate of outstanding contribution’ in reviewing (2018).
- Best paper award, Research conference, Ulster University UK (2015).
- Vice Chancellor's Research Studentship, Ulster University for PhD (2013-2016).
- Best paper award, International conference on advanced nanomaterials and emerging engineering technologies at Sathyabhama University, India (2013).
- Project Fellowship from University Grants Commission, India (Feb-Nov 2013).
Outline of main research interests:
- Catalysts development for electrochemical CO2 reduction
- Reactor design and development
- Nanomaterials for energy and environment
Grants and contracts:
- 2020, Proof of Concept to Commercialisation proposal on “Eco-Friendly Nanopesticides”, submitted to Invest Northern Ireland (2021) with Dr Nikhil Bhalla, submitted.
- 2017-2018, Institutional Links STREAM-MENA 2016, British Council grant, under the guidance of Prof J. Anthony Byrne, Ulster University.
- 2014, SFERA travel grant, European Commission to work at Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain with Professor J. Anthony Byrne (Ulster University), access to PSA facilities and travel.
- 2014-2017, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India grant with Prof Somnath Biswas, LNMIIT, India.
- Multiple UK Solar fuels network travel grants for attending national and international conferences/events.
- RSC travel grants to attend RSC Photochemistry Meetings (June 2015 and Sept 2017).