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    Faculty - TERI University


    Vidya S Batra
    Adjunct Faculty,
    Department of Energy and Environment

    Dr Batra's broad area of interest is clean technologies with specific research in the area of processing and characterization of materials such as intermetallics, ceramic composites, functionally gradient materials and porous materials. Her current research is on porous and powder materials for energy and environmental applications. This includes activated carbon from unburned carbon in fly ash, nano carbons from catalytic hydrocarbon cracking, waste based catalysts for oxidation and cracking reactions, inorganic membranes, glass-ceramics from fly ash. Several of these research efforts have been collaborative in nature with various European institutions. Dr Batra also has expertise in self propagating high temperature synthesis and was involved in development and scaling up of metallic and ceramic porous sheets for applications such as fuel cell catalytic electrodes for molten carbonate fuel cells. She has over 50 contributions in journals and conferences, one US patent and four more under processing.




    Educational Qualifications
    •  Ph D in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA, 1994

    •  B Tech in Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi,, 1989

    Selected Publications
     Carbon deposition and phase transformations in red mud on exposure to methane
    Sushil S, Alabdulrahman A M, Balakrishnan M, Batra V S, Blackley R S, Clapp J, Hargreaves J S J, Monaghan A, Pulford I D, Rico J L, Zhou W
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 409-418,,

     Preparation and characterization of ceramics from coal fly ash
    Bhagat N, Batra V S, and Katyal D
    Asian Journal of Chemistry,

     Hydrogen production from methane in the presence of red mud - making mud magnetic
    Balakrishnan M, Batra V S, Hargreaves J S J, Monaghan A, Pulford I D, Rico J L, Sushil S

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