Rahul Prasad Bangalore Ashok


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Rahul Prasad Bangalore Ashok carries out research at NREL with a focus on process simulation and modelling, techno-economic analysis, and life-cycle assessment for depolymerization of Nylon-6 and upcycling of single-use multilayer plastic films into high-value products through an integrated approach that aims to be more environmentally friendly, robust, energy efficient, cost-effective, and scalable. He also works on developing economic and sustainable pathways for recovery of biochemicals such as 3-hydroxypropionic acid and conversion into products of commercial interest.

Research Interests

Biomass valorization to renewable fuels and platform chemicals

Depolymerization and upcycling of waste plastics and plastic films to produce valuable products

Professional Experience

Consultant, Spinverse (2022–2024)

Process Development Engineer, Neste (2021–2022)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Aalto University

Master, Chemical & Process Engineering, LUT University


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