Luqman has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia where his research was on the catalytic conversion of cellulosic biomass to bulk chemicals that are intermediates for the production of bio-based fuels, chemicals and plastics. He then went on to work as a PostDoctoral Research Fellow at Nanomaterials Centre at The University of Queensland on an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded project to demonstrate the feasibility of biocrude upgrade using catalytic fast pyrolysis process. At present, he is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (CAB), Queensland University of Technology where he is demonstrating the feasibility of the production of aviation jet fuels from agricultural waste utilising the Mercurius Biorefinery Technology. Dr Atanda's reseacrh output spans across heterogeneous catalysis, green chemistry, fine chemicals synthesis, biofuels synthesis and biorefining, and he has more than 25 peer-reviewed articles published in reputable journals.
1. L. Atanda, G.L.L. Fraga, M.H.M. Ahmed, N. Batalha, W. Aslam, M. Konarova, Conversion of agricultural waste into stable biocrude using spinel oxide catalysts, J. Haz. Mater. 402 (2021) 123539.
2. S. Mukundan, D.C. Boffito, A. Shrotri, L. Atanda, J.N. Beltramini, G.S. Patience, Thermocatalytic hydrodeoxygenation and depolymerisation of waste lignin to oxygenates and biofuels in a continuous flow reactor at atmospheric pressure, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 8 (2020) 13195-13205
3. L. Atanda, A. Shrotri, S. Mukundan, Q. Ma, M. Konarova, J. Beltramini, Direct production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural via catalytic conversion of simple and complex sugars over phosphated TiO2, ChemSusChem, 8 (2015) 2907-2916.