Dr. Bokinala Moses Abraham, alumnus of the Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), School of Physics, University of Hyderabad has been awarded prestigious Fulbright-Kalam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for his contribution in the field of computational catalysis for sustainable energy and environmental applications.
Dr. Moses obtained his First-class BSc (Noble College, Machilipatnam) and MSc degrees in Physics from the Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. Thereafter, he received PhD degree in Physics from University of Hyderabad. Along his career, Dr. Moses contributed to nearly 50 international publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has received several prestigious and competitive fundings, which includes the RSC travel grant, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) international travel grant, National Post-doctoral fellowship (NPDF) at IIT Kanpur, HPC-Europa3 mobility grant from European Commission’s Horizon 2020, Juan de la Cierva-Formación fellowship from Ministry of Spain at University of Barcelona. His contribution towards design and development of highly efficient catalysts for CO2 conversion and hydrogen evolution reaction have made seminal contributions to the field of catalysis.
As a Fulbright-Kalam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Moses will work with Prof. Yury Gogotsi at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, to address the ever-increasing concentrations of CO2 and its effect on climate by developing a library of unique and fascinating catalysts using combined machine learning and experimental techniques for CO2 reduction into hydrocarbon fuels, thereby contributing to provide the real-world energy demands.
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Fulbright Commission in India jointly offer the Fulbright-Kalam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, which seeks to support early-career Indian faculties, scientists and researchers by providing them with opportunities to advance their research, enhance their research capabilities and gain access to top resources in their respective fields. This fellowship is designed to identify and assist talented individuals who have the potential to make significant contributions to their fields and to promote mutual understanding and cultural exchange between the United States and India.