Advanced Materials Science & Engineering
Partha’s current research focus is in the development and scale-up of low carbon energy technologies, including Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) oxygen carriers, solid sorbents based technology for CO2 capture, high efficiency solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), Reversible SOFC for energy storage, CO2 utilization using dry reforming SOFC technology and membrane-based technologies such as high membrane distillation using ceramic membrane to treat produced water. His work is focused on improving the economics and integration of these technologies within industrial processes, in order to realize GHG reductions. He also works on surface modification to enhance corrosion resistance of steels, antifouling performance of materials, and oil/water separation.
Partha has considerable expertise in Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) based ceramic forming technology and micro solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). He is an adjunct professor of Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering of University of Alberta and has has published over 75 technical papers, received ten patents and is a contributor to three technical books