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Academic Biography

Dr Prasanth Karikkethu Prabhakaran is a Research fellow (Technical)in the Research England Hydrogen Innovation Project at NZIIC, Teesside University doing research on Green Hydrogen Production using electrolysis, Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells, Electrochemistry, Circular Economy and support systems for decarbonisation in industrial clusters. Prior to joining the team NZIIC in April 2022, Dr Prasanth worked as a researcher and assistant professor in various institutes like the University of Bristol (UK), St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam (India), Mahatma Gandhi University (India) and ENSTA Paris (France). He has immense research experience working on the design, characterization and application of sustainable materials for low-carbon energy.  Specifically on the synthesis and application of porous materials like Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), activated carbons, carbon nanotubes, zeolite, mesoporous silica materials and their composites for hydrogen storage and CO2 capture applications. His research interests span a wide range of topics such as Hydrogen storage, CO2 capture, High-pressure gas sorption measurements, porous nanocomposites and Fuel Cells. Dr Prasanth has 17 research publications in various peer-reviewed international journals and one US patent to his credit. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Synthesis and Characterization of Complex Hydrides, Metal Hydrides and Zeolite Based inorganic Materials for Hydrogen Storage, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

7 Jan 200722 Feb 2011

Award Date: 27 Nov 2011