Dr. Sumit Bali

sumit.bali [at] chbe.gatech.edu
Current Position: 
Energizer Inc.
Educational Background: 
Research Scientist I, 2012-2015

Research Position in the Jones Group

Research Scientist I

Educational Background

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India


Prof. Christopher W. Jones

Project Title

CO2 capture from flue gas and ambient air (air capture) using novel sorbent systems


Patents and disclosures

1. Sumit Bali, Garima S. Bali, Ronald J. Pugmire, Richard D Ernst and Edward M. Eyring, “Ultra Small Synthetic Doped Ferrihydrite with Nanoflake Morphology for Synthesis of Alternative Fuels”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20110201702


2. Garima S. Bali, Sumit Bali, Ronald. J Pugmire and Edward M. Eyring, “Supercritical Pentane as an Extractant for Oil Shale”, U.S. Patent Application No.  20100032171


3. Patent application: Supported poly(allyl)amine and derivatives for co2 capture from flue gas or ultra-dilute gas streams such as ambient air or admixtures thereof., Ratayakorn KhunsupatChristopher W. Jones,Sumit Bali, US20140241966 A1



1. Sumit Bali, Thomas T. Chen, Watcharop Chaikittisilp, Christopher W. Jones, “Oxidative Stability of  Aminopolymer-Alumina Hybrid Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Capture” Energy & Fuels, vol. 27, no.3, pp. 1547–1554, 2013.


2. Sumit Bali, Marcus A. Tofanelli , Richard D. Ernst, Edward M. Eyring, “Chromium catalyst in green solvents for conversion of sugars to 5 (hydroxyl methyl)furfural (HMF): Key insight into biofuels synthesis via conversion of cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals”, Biomass & Bioenergy, vol.42, pp. 224-227, 2012.


3. Sumit Bali, Garima S. Bali, Frank. E. Huggins, Mohindar Seehra, Vivek Singh, Naresh Shah, Gerald P. Huffman, Ronald J. Pugmire, Richard D. Ernst and Edward M. Eyring, “Synthetic doped amorphous ferrihydrite for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of alternative fuels,” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 51, no.12, pp. 4515-4522, 2012.


4. Sumit Bali, Second generation biofuels: Global challenges and road ahead for their large scale contribution to clean sustainable energy. TERI Energy Security Insights, Special issue on biofuels, vol.6, issue 3, pp. 2-6, 2012.


5. V. Singh, M. S. Seehra, S. Bali, Edward M. Eyring, Frank Huggins, Naresh Shah, Gerald P Huffman, “Magnetic Properties of (Fe, Fe-B)/γ-Fe2O3 core shell nanostructure” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol.72, pp. 1373-1376, 2011.


6. Sumit Bali, Frank E. Huggins, Richard D. Ernst, Ronald J. Pugmire, Gerald P. Huffman and Edward M. Eyring, “Iron ceria mixed aerogels doped with palladium as water-gas shift catalysts for production of Hydrogen”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 49, no.4, pp.1652-1657, 2010.


7. Frank E. Huggins, Sumit Bali, Gerald P. Huffman and Edward M. Eyring, “Iron-oxide aerogel and xerogel catalyst formulations: Characterization by 57Fe Mössbauer and XAFS spectroscopies”, Spectrochimica Acta, Part A, vol. 76, pp. 74-83, 2010.


8. M.S. Seehra, V. Singh, X. Song, S. Bali, E.M. Eyring, Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of non-crystalline ferrihydrite nanoflakes Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 71, pp. 1362-1366, 2010.   


9. Sumit Bali, Frank E. Huggins, Gerald P. Huffman, Richard D. Ernst, Ronald J. Pugmire and Edward M. Eyring, “Iron aerogel and xerogel catalysts for synthesis of Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Fuel”, Energy & Fuels, vol. 23, no.1, pp.14-18, 2009.


10. Sumit Bali, Gregory C. Turpin, Richard D. Ernst, Ronald J. Pugmire, Vivek Singh, Mohindar S. Seehra and Edward M. Eyring, “Water-gas shift catalysis using iron aerogels doped with palladium by the gas-phase incorporation method”, Energy & Fuels, vol. 22, no.3, pp.1439 – 1443, 2008.


11. Garima Singh, Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, “Palladium(0) complexes of (P,P) and (P,N) ligands immobilized on silica gel as catalysts in selective Heck type carbon-carbon coupling reactions”, Polyhedron, vol. 26, no.4, pp. 897-903, 2007.


12. Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, J. E. Drake, M. B. Hursthouse, M. E. Light, “Tellurated heterocycles, 2-[(2-thienyltelluro)methyl]tetrahydrofuran (L1) and [(2-thienyl telluro) methyl]tetrahydro-2H-pyran (L2): Synthesis and complexation reactions with Pd(II), Pt(II), Hg(II), Ru(II) and Cu(I)”, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol.691, no.18, 3788-3796, 2006. 


13. Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, John E. Drake, M. E. Light, “Multidentate hybrid organotellurium ligands 1-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethane(L1)2-methyl-6-{3- [2-({2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl) propoxy]ethyl}telluranyl) ethoxy]propyl}pyridine (L2) and their metal complexes: Formation of 20-membered metallomacrocycle by L1”, Polyhedron, vol. 25, no.4, pp. 1033-1042, 2006.


14.  Raghavender K umar P., Garima Singh, Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, “Organotellurium ligands & their metal complexes: Recent developments”, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements, vol.180, no. (3-4), pp. 903-911, 2005.


15. Garima Singh, Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, John E. Drake, Charles L. B. ; Macdonald, M. B. Hursthouse, M. E. Little, ”Reactions of hybrid organotellurium ligands 1-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethane (L1) and 1-ethylthio-2-[2-thienyltelluro]ethane(L2) with mercury (II) bromide: formation of complexes and their decomposition”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 358, no.4, pp. 912-918, 2005.


16. Sumit Bali, Pankaj Sharma, Ajai K. Singh, R. A. Toscano, John E. Drake, M. B. Hursthouse, M. E. Light, “2-[2-(4-Methoxyphenyltelluro)ethyl]thiophene (L1) bis[2-(2-thienyl)ethyl] telluride (L2) and their metal complexes; crystal structure of trans-dichlorobis{2-(2-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro) ethyl)thiophene- Te}palladium(II) and {bis[2-(2-thienyl)ethyl] telluride }dichloro(p-cymene)ruthenium(II)”, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 689, no.14, pp. 2346-2353, 2004.


17. Sumit Bali, Ajai K. Singh, Pankaj Sharma, John E. Drake, M. B. Hursthouse, M. E. Light, “First example of bimetallic complex of platinum(II) with a hybrid organotellurium ligand [(4-MeOC6H4Te)CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH2(2-C5H4N)] (L1) containing 20-membered metallomacrocycle ring: synthesis and crystal structure”, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol.6, no.11, 1378-1381, 2003.

18. Sumit Bali, Johannes P. Leisen, Guo Shiou, Carsten Sievers, Christpher W. Jones, “Aminosilanes grafted to basic alumina as CO2 adsorbents – role of grafting conditions in   creation of unique materials with improved  COadsorption properties, ChemSusChem,  Vol. 7, pp. 3145-3156, 2014.

19.  Linda Al-Hmoud, Sumit Bali, Shilpa Mahamulkar, Joseph Culligan, Christopher W. Jones, “On the homogeneity/heterogeneity of solid copper oxide precatalysts in the oxidative homocoupling of ethynylbenzene” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A, Vol. 395, pp. 521-514, 2014.

20. Fateme Rezaei, Miles A. Sakwa-Novak, Sumit Bali, Daniel M. Duncanson, Christopher W. Jones, “Shaping amine-based solid CO2 adsorbents: effects of pelletization pressure on the physical and chemical properties” Microporous & Mesoporous Materials,  Vol. 204,  pp. 34-42, 2014.


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