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Raghubir Gupta

Senior Research Director, Center for Energy Technology

Raghubir Gupta, PhD, has more than 22 years of experience in coal gasification, gas cleanup, fluidization, reactor design, process engineering, and contaminant removal. Currently the senior research director, Center for Energy Technology (CET), Dr. Gupta is responsible for technical, financial, and administrative management of all Center activities. Principal areas of expertise for CET include hydrogen production, delivery, and storage; syngas cleaning; membrane separation; heterogeneous catalysis; and greenhouse gas control. Dr. Gupta also manages numerous projects in the area of catalysis and reaction engineering, including innovative approaches to the removal of sulfur from hydrocarbon fuels and syngas, as well as CO2 sequestration.


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology.

Latest Publications

Dayton, D.C., Carpenter, J., Farmer, J., Turk, B., & Gupta, R. (2013). Biomass hydropyrolysis in a pressurized fluidized bed reactor. Energy and Fuels, 27 (7):3778-3785.
Gangwal, S.K., Turk, B.S., & Gupta, R.P. (2011). Process for preparing zinc oxide-based sorbents.
Dayton, D.C., Turk, B., & Gupta, R. (2011). Syngas cleanup, conditioning, and utilization. In Brown, R.C. (Ed.), Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power . Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
Gangwal, S.K., Turk, B.S., & Gupta, R.P. (2010). Zinc-oxide-based sorbents and processes for preparing and using same.
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  • Greenhouse Gas Control
  • Synthesis Gas Cleanup
  • Membrane Separation
  • Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Storage