SB AdvisoryApril 4, 2020 update: Keep up with the latest from Stony Brook about the coronavirus situation.  More information
Skip Navigation

Devinder Mahajan

Professor and Graduate Program Director (CME)
M.Sc. and Ph.D., Appl. Chemistry, U. of British Columbia, Canada  Mahan Devinder


Energy Policy Issues; Low Carbon Energy technology development and Implementation: Energy Research at the Chemical Engineering/Chemistry Interface– Clean Fuel production technologies complementing CO2 mitigation utilizing Methane hydrates, Methane and Biomass for catalytic methanol, mixed alcohols and hydrocarbon Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis; ultra-deep hydrodesulfurization (HDS); extremophiles-mediated H2-production for fuel-cell applications; Geothermal energy-minerals extraction from brines.


  • Marie​ ​Curie​ ​Senior​ ​Researcher​, 2013-17, Joint NSF-European Commission Project
  • Jefferson​ ​Science​ ​Fellow​, 2011-12, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Outstanding​ ​Mentor​ ​Award​. Energy Secretary, Office of Science, United States Department of Energy. 2009 and 2007.
  • Associate​ ​Editor-​ ​Bioenergy​,​ ​Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE), American Institute of Physics. 2009- Present
  • 2008     Member, Editorial Board, The Open Petroleum Journal, BENTHAM Science Publishers, Ltd.
  • 2007     Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology.  
  • 2007     Outstanding Mentor Award, Office of Science, United States Department of Energy
  • 2007     University Visiting Professor Fellowship, Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy
  • 2006     Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS)-US Section.
  • 2006     Recipient of the “Crown and Eagle Medal of Honor”, awarded by RANS for “Petroleum Engineering”.
  • 2006     Recognition of SBU “Artists, Authors, and Editors” by the University President.  
  • 2006     Featured in    Brookhaven Bulletin (09/22/06 issue) for a lead article on “Overcoming the Challenges of Developing A Hydrogen Economy”.
  • 2006     Recognition by the BNL-EENS Directorate for the “New Program Development”, External Award” and “Symposium Organization” in Energy   .
  • 2005     Promising Inventor’s Award, State University of New York


  • Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry, 1979, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • M.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Chemistry, 1976, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemistry, 1972, Panjab University, India.


  • Professor (with Tenure), Materials Science & Engineering Department, Stony Brook University, 2007-
  • Research Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Dept., Stony Brook U., 2002-2007.
  • Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1988-
  • Associate Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1985-1988.
  • Assistant Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1983-1985.
  • Adjunct Professor,Dept. of Chemical Engineering University of Akron, Ohio, 1991-1993.
  • Adjunct Faculty,The City University of New York, New York, 1983-1989.
  • Project Consultant, Master's Program, MIT Chemical Engineering Practice School- BNL Station. 1985-1988.


Office: 210 Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY
Phone:  631-632-1813