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Personal Profile

Dr. Bipul Sarkar, Sr. Scientist

Catalytic depolymerisation Area

Upstream & Wax Rheology Division

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

Haridwar Road, Mohkampur

Dehradun, India-248005

Email: bsarkar[at]

Contact: +91-135-2525831

Researcher Profiles


Bipul Sarkar holds a PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysts from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research or AcSIR (is an Indian institute of national importance) where he worked on nanocatalysis and materials for fine chemicals at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. He had also been attached to the catalysis area, Green R&D centre, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bangalore for his research in catalyst development for residue upgradation technology. He was an NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) Fellow at the SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea where his work mainly includes interface engineering of heterogeneous catalysis for green energy. Currently, he is working as a Sr. Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, India. He has published several papers in peer review international journals and presented papers at national and international conferences.  

Dec. 2020-Present

CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India

Dec. 2016-Dec. 2020

CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India

Mar. 2016-Dec. 2016

SKKU Advanced Institute of
Nano Technology, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea

Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016

HP Green R&D Centre,
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bangalore, India

Jun. 2014-Nov. 2014

Indian institute of petroleum (IIP),
Dehradun, India

Aug. 2009-Jun. 2014

Indian institute of petroleum (IIP),
Dehradun, India

Senior Scientist

Ongoing Projects:

  • Mission mode (HCP-46) Analysis and Up-gradation of Pyrolysis oils for meeting fuel specifications as per BS-IV/VI

  • Mission mode (HCP-46) Enhanced production of α-olefins by thermal/catalytic degradation of high-density polyolefins                                   



  • FTT (MLP-1091) Development of catalyst and alternate process for producing light olefins(C2-C4)

  • SERB (GAP-0022) Production of gasoline-range aromatics and hydrogen-enriched fuel gas from non-edible/ waste cooking oils over-engineered hierarchical nano zeolites

  • Mission (HCP-0028) Light-Coker GasOil (LCGO) to high-value aromatics (OLP-1061)                                                                                                                 

BrainKorea21 Plus Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Advance carbon-based CNx material for battery application.

  • Development of hydro deoxygenation and denitrogenation catalyst of pyrolysis oil upgradation.

  • Catalytic upgradation of sludge oil (GS-Caltex project) in supercritical fluids.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Synthesis and development of oil dispersed nanocatalysts for the slurry phase hydrocracking of refinery residues. Materials investigated include nano-metal sulphides, and monolayer MS2 nanocatalysts.

  • Delayering, pillaring of two-dimensional lamellar zeolites for iso‐butane/olefin (C4) alkylation and liquid phase short chain aromatic alkylation.

  • Detail characterization of the nature and origin of coking in continuous catalytic reforming (CCR) catalyst (form Vizag refinery).

  • Involved in setting up several low and high pressure continuous flow reactors in the present group.                                                                                                      

Postdoctoral Fellow (CSIR)

  • Synthesized & characterized different zeolites, metal-supported zeolites and metal oxides for selective oxidation reactions, vapour phase oxidation of propylene, aromatization of propene & propane, and water gas shift.

Doctoral Fellow (CSIR)

  • Synthesized & characterized zeolites, metal-supported hydrotalcite, and different kinds of supported and unsupported metal oxide along with metal nanoclusters via different sonochemical, hydro- and solvothermal methods.

  • The as-prepared catalyst was tested for selective up-gradation of lighter hydrocarbon, bio-oil upgradation, aqueous phase reforming, dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene, selective epoxidation of propene to propylene oxide, dry reforming of methane, auto thermal reforming and hydrogenation of phenolic derivatives of bio-oil.                                                  

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