Skip to main content
School of Engineering

Prashant Deshlahra

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Deshlahra Research Group

Prashant Deshlahra

Prashant Deshlahra

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Deshlahra Research Group

Phone 617-627-3900
Science and Technology Center, Room 267C
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
experimental and computational catalysis, material science
Biography: 

Prashant Deshlahra received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2012, performing his dissertation research with Professors Eduardo Wolf and William Schneider on spectroscopic and computational probes of electric fields near catalyst-support interfaces. His postdoctoral research with Professor Enrique Iglesia at UC Berkeley was focused on mechanisms of dehydration and oxidative dehydrogenation reactions of alcohols on polyoxometalate catalysts. His research group at Tufts University seeks to develop better understanding of heterogeneous catalysis and its applications to problems relevant to energy and the environment.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2012
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2006
Research Interests: 

Prashant Deshlahra's research seeks to establish accurate relations between accessible properties of solids and their ability to catalyze chemical reactions, and to use such relations for developing better catalysts and processes for efficient thermal and photo-assisted chemical transformations and energy conversion.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2012: Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, University of Notre Dame
2011: Center for Research Computing Award, University of Notre Dame
2011: Invited Student Speaker Award, Center for Nanoscale Materials Users Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory
2011: Kokes Award, North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Professional Memberships: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Chemical Society
North American Catalysis Society

Related Links