Rohit Srivastava earned PhD in Applied Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India, in 2015. He worked as Post-doctoral Fellow at IISc, Bangalore and Harvard University USA. During his post-doctoral training at Harvard University USA, he worked on a project which was completely funded by Repsol (A global energy company based in Madrid Spain). At Harvard, he worked with Prof. Juan Parez-Mercader, who is an Elected Member of the International Academy of Astronautics and of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the first Director of Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), Spain. At present Dr. Srivastava holds the position of Assistant Professor at Departmet of Petroleum Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar Gujarat India, since August 2018 and working in the area of advance nanomaterial-based catalyst for energy applications. His current thrust areas of research include “Green Hydrogen, CO2 reduction, Functional Nano-materials, Electro/photo-chemical Technology, Energy Storage & Conversion and origin of life”.


Assistant Professor

2018-Present:  Department of Petroleum Egieerig,  Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Post-doctoral Fellow

2016-2018: Department of Earth & Planetary Science, Origin of Life Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.  

 Advisor: Prof. Juan Parez-Mercader

Feb. 2015-May 2016: Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc., Bangalore, Karnataka India               

 Advisor: Prof. P.K. Das


2011-2015: Department of Applied Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra Ranchi, Jharkhand, India          

Advisor: Prof. P.K. Srivastava