Group Members

Current Group Members

Principle Investigator

Principle Investigator

Dr. Rohit Srivastava

Assistant Professor

School of Petroleum Technology,

Pandit Deendayal Energy University Gandhinagar-382421

Gandhinagar, Gujarat


Ph.D. Scholars

Avani  Goswami

Avni obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Chemistry(2017)  from Saurashtra University, India and currently she is in her first year of PhD at the School of Petroleum Technology, PDPU. While working for Norway based European Mud Company (EMCAS) her main research interest lies in the direction of Drilling fluids and additives used in Oil & Gas Industry. Her doctoral research investigates the use of nanotechnology to develop drilling fluids under the guidance of Dr Rohit Shrivastava.

Sneha Sandeep Lavate

Sneha is full time Ph.D Scholar. She earned integrated M.Sc. (Nano Science and Technology) from School of Nano Science and Technology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. She is currently involved to design and developed of advance Nano-hybrid material as electro/photocatalyst for Hydrogen production and CO2 reduction into green fuels. Her Ph.D. research work is funded by DST government of Gujarat under the SHODH fellowship program. 

Hari Pavan Yalamati

Hari Pavan obtained  Bachelor's (B.Tech) in Mechanical engineering from Bonam Venkata Chalamayya Engineering college Andra Pradesh and  Masters (M.Tech) in Pipeline Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada. His current research focus on design and development of Hydrogen based fuel cell and low cost electrolyzer system for green hydrogen production. 


Anuj Jain

Anuj Jain obtained M.Sc. from IIT Mandi. His current research focus on development of low cost electrocatalyst for green hydrogen generation from sea water.


Junior Research Fellow

Sankhula Lokesh

Lokesh is working as a JRF in Catalysis and Hydrogen research lab and working on “Green hydrogen project” funded by shell Energy India Private Limited (SEIPL). Lokesh earned B.Tech (Chemical) from Andra University Vishakhapatnam and M.Tech (Chemical) from IIT Guwahati. His current research interest includes electro/photo-catalysts, Green hydrogen, Solid hydrogen storage material and hydrogen fuel cell.



Kanchan Rathore:  Kanchan completed  Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Petrochemical Engineering from Samrat Ashok Technological Institute,Vidisha (M.P.) in the year 2020 . She is currently pursuing Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Petroleum Engineering.  Her dissertation topic focuses on "Machine learning approach for eludicidating/predicting the role of photo/electro catalysts in hydrogen generation process". Her area of research interest is Machine learning approach, Green Hydrogen generation and CO2 reduction.

National & International Collaborations