Debasish Kuila

Position Department / Business Unit
Department of Chemistry
Institution Disciplines
Louisiana Tech University
City State / Provence
Ruston Louisiana
Country Website
U.S.A. link
Research Interests:

Tissue engineering on modified surfaces such as - SAMs on conducting and semiconducting surfaces, micro-/nano-porous Si and that modified with TiN; proteins on metallic/semiconductor surfaces; biocatalysis, degradation of pollutants; microreactors for catalysis; self-assembly based approaches for electronic devices, nano-scale charge-transfer in metal-molecule interfaces; nanobiotechnology


B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, University of Calcutta, 1976; M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1979; M. Phil. in Chemistry, The City University of New York, 1982; Ph.D. in Chemistry, The City University of New York, 1984

Career Highlights


2002-06 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.
2002(Spring) Adjunct Professor of Indiana U-Purdue U, Indianapolis, IN.
2000-2002 Principal Research Scientist (Res. Professor), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
1997-2000 Research Chemist II /Project Leader, Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, West Lafayette, IN.
1995-1997 Senior Research Chemist, Hoechst Celanese Corp., Corpus Christi, TX.
1992-1994 Research Chemist II, Hoechst Celanese Corp., Corpus Christi, TX.
1988-1992 Research Associate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
1985-1987 Staff/Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos Nat.l Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
1984-1985 Research Fellow, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Important Articles

Selected Publications

1. D. Kuila; D. Janes; C. P. Kubiak . Charge Transfer in Metal-Molecule Heterostructures. in the 1st edition of .Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Mercel Dekker, NY, 2004, Vol. 1, 683-698.

2. D. Kuila, V. S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, H. Indukuri, Y. Liang, A. Potluri, U.Siriwardane, N. Seetala, J. Fang .Characterization of Alumina and Silica Sol-Gel Encapsulated Fe/Co/Ru Nanocatalysts in Microchannel Reactors for F-T Synthesis of Higher Alkanes., Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2004, Vol. 820, Materials Research Society, O3.4.1-O3.4.6.

3. N.V. Seetala, J. Leonard, V. S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, D. Kuila, J. Fang, U. Siriwardane .Magnetization and Composition Studies of Co/Fe/Ru Encapsulated Al2O3 or SiO2 Sol-gel Micro-reactors. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2004, 10, 484.

4. A. Doss; R. Aithal; J. Roldan; D. K. Mills; D. Kuila, .Growth & Functionality of Cells Cultured on Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) J. In-Vitro Biology, 2004, 40 (supplement): 13, 200.

5. S. Zhao, J. Hu, R. Besser, R. Nassar, D. Kuila, J. Palmer, .Nanoscale Platinum Catalyst in Microreactors for Preferntial Oxidation of CO Amelioration in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Feeds. Book Chapter, ACS Symposium Series 914, 2005, Chapter 8, 129-144.

6. S. Zhao, V. S. Nagineni, Y. Liang, J. Hu, R. K. Aithal, N. Seetala, J. Fang, U. Siriwardane, R. Besser, K. Varahramyan, J. Palmer, R. Nassar, D. Kuila .Microreactor Research and Development at Louisiana Tech University: Fabrication of Silicon Microchannel Reactors for Catalyst Studies on Conversion of Cyclohexene and Syngas to Alkanes., Book Chapter, ACS Symposium Series 914, 2005, Chapter 5, 84-101.

7. D. S. Patel, K. R. Aithal, G. Krishna, Y. Lvov, M. Tien, and D. Kuila .Nano-assembly of Manganese Peroxidase and Lignin Peroxidase from P. chrysosporium for Biocatalysis in Aqueous and Non-aqueous Media., Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2005, 43, 13-19.

8. V. S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, A. Potluri, Y. Liang, U. Siriwardane, S. Naidu, J. Fang, J. Palmer, and D. Kuila, . Microreactors for Syn-gas Conversion to Higher Alkanes: Characterization of Sol-gel Encapsulated Nanoscale Fe-Co Catalysts Fabricated in the Microchannels. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2005, 44, 5602-5607.

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