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Devinder Mahajan

Professor and Graduate Program Director (CME)

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


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.


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  • 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.