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Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship awarded to Dr Parikshit Gogoi

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HT Correspondent

NAGAON, Sept 3: Dr Parikshit Gogoi, a distinguished faculty member at Nowgong College (Autonomous), has received the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Research Fellowship for the year 2023-24.

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As an assistant professor of Chemistry, Dr Gogoi will commence his research work under this fellowship starting from September 15, 2023. He will collaborate with Dr Jaemin Kim from the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Dr Kim is recognised as an outstanding material scientist with a research focus on catalytic materials, particularly in sustainable energy technologies.

Dr Gogoi has previously been honoured with several awards, including the INSA Summer Research Fellowship for Teachers in 2014 from the Indian National Academy of Science, Bangalore, the Raman Fellowship in 2016 for Post-Doctoral Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, awarded by the University Grants Commission. He also received the Dulal Ch Goswami Memorial Research Award in 2021 from Nowgong College (Autonomous).

During his Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship, Dr Gogoi’s research will centre on the catalytic conversion of biomass and lignin bio-oils into aromatics and fuel range hydrocarbons using polyoxometalate catalysts. His primary goal is to develop catalyst systems capable of achieving biomass conversions at lower temperatures and moderate hydrogen pressure. This innovative approach promises to offer new insights into the effective utilisation of lignin within a biorefinery, benefiting its overall economic sustainability.

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