Binod Giri

Research Scientist
Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the development of both experimental and theoretical methods that are applicable in the energy industry.  To this end, my areas of research primarily focus at understanding of chemical reactions in the gas phase at a molecular level to deduce reasonable thermodynamic and kinetic parameters.  The pressure and temperature dependence of the rate coefficients that are determined experimentally, are further analyzed using statistical rate theoryIn addition, my research also focuses in the areas of sour gas properties and sulfur chemistry relevant to the production, processing and utilization of sour natural gas, sour crude oils, oil sands and their related products with particular interest in the experimental determination and modeling of the viscosity surface of sour and/or acid gas fluids, and hydrocarbon system to quantify the effects of salinity and specific gravity in the water content of the system.  

Selected Publications

  • Reference Correlation for the Viscosity Surface of Hydrogen Sulfide, Sergio E. Quinones-Cisneros, Kurt A. G. Schmidt, Binod R. Giri, Pierre Blais and Robert A. Marriott, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2012, 57(11), 3014.
  • A Theoretical Analysis of the Kinetics of the Reactions of Atomic Bromine with Tetrahydrofuran, John M. H. Lo, Robert A. Marriott, Binod R. Giri, John M. Roscoe, and Mariusz Klobukowski, Can. J. Chem., 88, 1136-1145 (2010).
  • Kinetics of the Reactions of Cl Atoms with Several Ethers", Binod R. Giri and John M. Roscoe, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 8369-8375, (2010).
  • Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of the Kinetics of the Reaction of Atomic Bromine with 1,4-Dioxane, Binod Raj Giri, John M. Roscoe, Núria González-García and Matthias Olzmann, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 291-298 (2010).
  • An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Self-Reaction of Phenyl Radicals. Robert S. Tranter, Stephen J. Klippenstein, Lawrence B. Harding, Binod R. Giri, Xueling Yang and John H. Kiefer, J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 8240.
  • High-Temperature Kinetics of Propyne and Allene: decomposition vs. isomerization. Binod R. Giri, Ravi X. Fernandes, Tobias Bentz, Horst Hippler and Matthias Olzmann, Proc. Combust. Inst. 2010, doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2010.05.072
  • Temperature Dependence of the Rate Coefficients for the Reactions of Atomic Bromine with Toluene, Tetrahydrofuran, and Tetrehydropyran, Binod Raj Giri and John M. Roscoe, J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 8001-8010 (2009).​


  • 2012: Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering | SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Canada.
  • 2005: PhD in Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude) | University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1995: MSc. in Chemistry (Gold medalist with Distinction) | Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Professional Profile

  • 01/2009-12/2013 Instructor (contract limited term) and Research Scientist | University Research Center, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 09/2008-12/2008: Asst. Professor (contract limited term) | Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada
  • 08/2005-08/2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA

  • 08/2001-7/2005: Scientific Staff | Inst. of Physical Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), editorial board member for journal of chemistry


  • 05/2000 to 07/2001: DAAD Scholarship for Research and Teaching | University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 04/1998 : Pandit Narayan Medal | Awarded by Nepal Chemical Society 

  • 11/1997: Amrit medal for securing the highest marks in Chemistry
  • 03/1997 Gold Medal awarded by His Majesty the King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev for outstanding performance in Chemistry 
  • 12/1988 : Gold Medal for being the High School valedictorian