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Photocatalysis - Advanced Materials and Reaction Engineering

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  • 338 Pages
  • May 2021
  • Materials Research Forum
  • ID: 5309090

This book on Photocatalysis discusses new materials and reaction engineering techniques, such as heterojunction formations, composites, ion exchangers, photocatalytic membranes, etc.

Photocatalysis is important in fighting environmental pollution, such as pharmaceutical effluents, dyes, pesticides and endocrine disruptors. It is also used for the production of clean energy, e.g. by way of hydrogen production from water splitting, or CO2 conversion into fuels. Further, photocatalytic N2 fixation is promising for achieving sustainable ammonia synthesis. The book discusses new materials and reaction engineering techniques, such as heterojunction formations, composites, ion exchangers, photocatalytic membranes, etc.


Dr. Gaurav Sharma research activity started in 2009 at Shoolini University (India) as a master of philosophy student, and then, he continued his research work as PhD student. He is working on the preparation and characterization of diverse multifunctional nanomaterials, and their composites, especially focused on their potential applications in environmental remediation and biological field. At the School of chemistry, Shoolini University (India) he carried out diverse research lines, interrelated to each other based on synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, hydrogels, bi and trimetallic nanoparticles, ion exchangers, drug delivery nanomaterials, adsorbents and photocatalysts etc. Moreover, he performed and taught different courses as nanochemistry, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy and natural products, among others. On the other hand, he supervised 5 Master of Philosophy, and more than 25 Master and Bachelors students. He established collaborative research with various groups in countries such as Finland, Saudi Arabia, China, Spain, Vietnam and South Africa. In this context, he was invited as visiting research professor from the University of KwaZuklu-Natal (South Africa) in 2017 and 2019. In 2017, he joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the college of materials science and engineering, Shenzhen University. He got a project from China's postdoctoral science foundation in 2018. He is a reviewer of more than 36 journals.

The outcome of his research work includes more than 130 publications-SCI, in reputed journals such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Carbohydrate Polymers, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules etc. He contributed to 9 book chapters and edited 5 books.

Furthermore, the impact of his research has been highlighted too by fact, that he has been recognized as Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher-2020. For instance, a few of his research papers in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Materials Science and Engineering: C; Journal of King Saud University-Science, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry; are the most cited articles published since 2017.

His h-index is 47, citations: 5050 (web of science). He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer); Chemical Papers (Springer). Editorial Board member of Current Organic Chemistry, Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Springer), Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering(Springer), Letters in Applied NanoBioScience etc, and Academic Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials and  Advances in Polymer Technology.