Sustainability: Catalysis, Continuous Manufacturing and Porous Materials

Vyoma Maroo

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Nirma University
Primary office:
Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2
Room 2447
University of Kansas
1536 W 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Vyoma Maroo received her Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Nirma University, India in 2014. She is now pursuing a masters degree under the guidance of Dr. Alan M. Allgeier, where she is currently working on finding the potential derivatives of bio-ethanol using enzymes. Her project aims at increasing profitability of not only the ethanol industry but also of the farmers. Recent concerns on the environmental quality and energy resources have made bio-catalysis and bio-fuels derived chemicals commercially important. Therefore, she also plans to develop various techno-economic models for the sustainable and efficient production of ethanol derivatives.

Besides the academic experience, Vyoma also has 3 years of industrial background, wherein she worked towards building a set of software skills on varied drafting, modeling & visualization software such as AutoCAD & NX. She was also the project lead for designing and developing commercial vehicle and light truck radial tires for long haul, regional and off-road applications for the Indian, American, Egyptian and Mexican market.

Selected Publications

  • Patni, N., Yadava, P., Agarwal, A., & Maroo, V. (2013). Study on Wheat Gluten Biopolymer: A Novel Way to Eradicate Plastic Waste. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(8), 253-255.
  • Patni, N., Agarwal, A., Maroo, V., & Yadava, P. (2013). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymer Based on Wheat Gluten. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 4(7), 1091-1094