Yuvraj Birdja has a background in mechanical engineering (MSc. from TU Delft) and electrochemistry (PhD. and MSc. from Leiden University). Since his bachelor studies Yuvraj was intrigued by electrochemical processes and worked on various reactions: electrochemical nitrate reduction and glycerol electro-oxidation after which he pursued a PhD on the topic of electrocatalytic CO2 reduction under supervision of prof. dr. Marc Koper.

Yuvraj is currently working as a research scientist and project manager in the electrochemistry team of the unit separation and conversion technologies. He is involved in the electrocatalysis research at VITO. Yuvraj's research interests are fundamental as well as applied electrocatalysis, electrochemical engineering, electrosynthesis and reactor engineering and optimization of electrochemical technologies. 

Yuvraj Birdja has co-authored 16 publications in peer-reviewed journals since 2012, with about 1800 citations and an H-index of 13 (Google Scholar). He is co-inventor of 1 patent. He is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Dutch Catalysis Society (DCS) and a reviewer for scientific journals ACS Catalysis, Journal of Catalysis, Journal of CO2 Utilization, ChemSusChem, Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research as well as for international funding programs.