Shibashish Jaydev
Doctoral student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI E130
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 37343

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    Catalytic plastic upcycling into value-added chemicals

    In the context of exponential increase of plastic waste generation, it has become critical to discover chemical routes to recycle plastics. In particular, ubiquitously used plastics such as HDPE, LDPE, PP need more serious attention due to their nature to resist chemical changes. My project deals with implementation of novel catalysts based on transition metals for hydroprocessing into valuable chemical products with focus on liquid ones with low molecular weight. Apart from achieving a high yield, it is essential for catalysts to selectively convert plastics into chemicals with desirable properties. My project aims to develop such catalysts. My project also seeks to combine catalysis with reaction engineering to design processes that can be performed under mild conditions. The project is motivated by the idea of being able to achieve a circular economy for plastics

    2020 - present Doctoral studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    MSc. studies in Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    Master thesis: Design of microfluidic chip and cartridge for pressure-driven deformability cytometry


    B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India

    • Catalytic processing of plastic waste on the rise
      A.J. Martín, C. Mondelli, S.D. Jaydev, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Chem 2021, in press (doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2020.12.006)
    • K. Teuber, T. Broecker, S.D. Jaydev, G.M. Goitom, M. Sielaff, D. Despot, D. Stephan, M. Barjenbruch, R. Hinkelmann
      Multiphase CFD-Simulation of Transport Phenomena in Sewer Systems
      2019, 848-853 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-99867-1_146)