Linga R. Enakonda, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interest

My research interests focus on catalysis and reaction engineering innovation for the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Heterogeneous catalyst development for ultra-clean fuels production from fuel processing, CO2 conversion and utilization; reforming of hydrocarbon and alcohol fuels for syngas and H2 production; catalysis and reaction chemistry for energy conversion; and synthesis and applications of nano-porous catalytic and sorbent materials. 

Selected Publications

  • Methane decomposition to pure hydrogen and carbon nano materials: State-of-the-art and future perspectives 
    Jing Xia Qian, Tian Wen Chen, Linga Reddy Enakonda, Da Bin Liu, Jean-Marie Basset*, Lu Zho...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(32), P15721-15743 , (2020)
  • Optimization of a fluidized bed reactor for methane decomposition over Fe/Al2O3 catalysts: Activity and regeneratio... 
    Jing Xia Qian, Linga Reddy Enakonda*, Wen Ju Wang, Daniel Gary, Pascal DelGallo, Jean-Mari...
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(60), p 3170031711 , (2019)
  • Ni–Sn-Supported ZrO2 Catalysts Modified by Indium for Selective CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol 
    Amol M Hengne, Akshaya K Samal, Linga Reddy Enakonda, Moussab Harb, Lieven E Gevers, Dalav...
    ACS Omega, 3(4), p 36883701 , (2018)
  • Fe catalysts for methane decomposition to produce hydrogen and carbon nano materials. 
    Lu Zhou*, Linga Reddy Enakonda*, Moussab Harb, Youssef Saih, Antonio AguilarTapia, Samy Ou...
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 208, p 4459 , (2017)
  • Methane-induced Activation Mechanism of Fused Ferric Oxide–Alumina Catalysts during Methane Decomposition. 
    Linga Reddy Enakonda, Lu Zhou, Youssef Saih, Samy Ould‐Chikh, Sergei Lopatin, Daniel Gary,...
    ChemSusChem, 9(15), p 1911-1915 , (2016)
  • Catalytic Methane Decomposition over FeAl2O3. 
    Lu Zhou, Linga Reddy Enakonda, Youssef Saih, Sergei Lopatin, Daniel Gary, Pascal Del-Gallo...
    ChemSusChem, 9(11), p 1243-1248 , (2016)
  • . Steam reforming of methanol over copper loaded anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) prepared through electrodeposition 
    E. Linga Reddy , J. Karuppiah, H.C. Lee, D.H. Kim
    Journal of Power Sources, (2014)
  • CO2 reduction to syngas and carbon Nanofibres by plasma assisted in-situ decomposition of water. 
    Sk. Mahammadunnisa, E. Linga Reddy, Debjothi Ray, Ch. Subrahmanyam, J.C. Whitehead. 
    International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 16(16), p 361-363 , (2013)
  • Production of hydrogen and sulfur from hydrogen sulfide assisted by non-thermal plasma. 
    E. Linga Reddy, V.M. Biju, Ch.Subrahmanyam
    Applied Energy, 95, p 87-92 , (2012)

PATENTS

SUPPORTED IRON CATALYSTS, METHODS OF MAKING, METHODS OF HYDROCARBON DECOMPOSITION.
Jean-Marie Basset, Lu Zhou. Youssef Saih, Linga Reddy Enakonda. 
Patent No. US 2016/0129423 A1 (filed on 1/12/2015, Published on 12/5/2016).

TREATED IRON ORE CATALYSTS FOR PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN AND GRAPHENE.
Jean-Marie Basset, Lu Zhou, Linga Reddy Enakonda. 
Patent No. WO 2018/189723 A1 (filed on 13/04/2018, Published on 18/10/2018).

CATALYSTS FOR CO2 HYDROGENATION.
Jean-Marie Basset, Kuo-Wei Huang, Amol M. Hengne, Linga Reddy Enakonda.
Patent No. WO 2019/123251 (filed on 18/12/2018, Published on 27/06/2019). 

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2013-2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018- Present : Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests Keywords

​Heterogeneous catalysis Hydrogen production Hydrocarbon reforming CO2 utilization novel materials synthesis screening & characterization