Principal investigator, Doctoral tutor
Address: No. 299, Bayi Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430072
Heterogeneous catalysis, the valorization of biomass, methane activation, carbon capture and utilization, reaction mechanism, elucidation of structure-property-function relationships, and the development of advanced characterization techniques.
Professional and Educational Experience
2019.09- Joining Principal investigator, Institute of Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, China
2018.05-2019.08 Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (Advisor: Prof. Jorge Gascon)
2014.11-2018.05 Postdoctoral fellow, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Advisor: Bert M. Weckhuysen)
2013.01-2014.10 Postdoctoral fellow, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis-Rostock, Germany (Advisor: Matthias Beller)
2008.08-2012.08 Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, Mumbai, India (Advisor: Goutam K. Lahiri)
2005.09-2007.07 M.Sc., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
2002.09-2005.07 B.Sc., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
 A. D. Chowdhury, A. L. Paioni, G. T. Whiting, M. Baldus, B. M. Weckhuysen*, “Unraveling the Homologation Reaction Sequence of the Zeolite-Catalyzed Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Process”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 131, 3948.
 G. T. Whiting*, N. Nikolopoulos, I. Nikolopoulos, A. D. Chowdhury, B. M. Weckhuysen*, “Visualising Pore Architecture and Molecular Transport Boundaries in Catalyst Bodies with Fluorescent Nanoprobes”, Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 23.
 A. D. Chowdhury*, J. Gascon*, “The Curious Case of Ketene in Zeolite Chemistry and Catalysis”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14982.
 Z. Ristanovi?, A. D. Chowdhury, R. Brogaard, K. Houben, M. Baldus, J. Hofkens, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. M. Weckhuysen*, “Reversible and Site-Dependent Proton-Transfer in Zeolites Uncovered at the Single-Molecule Level”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 14195.
 A. D. Chowdhury, A. L. Paioni, K. Houben, G. T. Whiting, M. Baldus, B. M. Weckhuysen*, “Bridging the Gap between the Direct and Hydrocarbon Pool Mechanisms of the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbon Process”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 8095.
 I. Yarulina,? A. D. Chowdhury,? F. Meirer, B. M. Weckhuysen*, J. Gascon*, “Recent Trends and Fundamental Insights in the Methanol-to-Olefins Process”, Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 398 (?=equal contributor).
 A. D. Chowdhury, K. Houben, G.T. Whiting, M. Baldus, S. Chung, B.M. Weckhuysen*, “Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution over Zeolites Generates Wheland-type Reaction Intermediates”, Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 23.
Grants, Awards, and Honors
2017 Travel grant award from the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) for attending EUROPACAT-2017 conference, Florence, Italy.
2015 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015-EF) from the European Commission’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation.
2013 DAAD-Leibniz research fellowship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and Leibniz Association, Germany.
2012 “Best Ph.D. thesis award” from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.
2011 Travel grant award from the Department of Science and Technology (India) for attending OMCOS-16 conference at Shanghai, China.
2008 Awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.