Education:
 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chermical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2008
  • M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 2001
  • B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1999
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) (Hons.), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1996
 
Major Research Interests:
 
  • Membrane based separation technology
  • Bioremediation using Spirulina Platensis, blue-green microalgae
  • Supercritical fluid extraction for the production of peonidin, peonidin 3-glucoside and cyanidin 3-glucoside from black rice and 6-gingerol, vitamin C content, essential oil content from ginger of North East India of North East India
  • Natural products, namely, aloe vera, polyphenol, stevia, lycopene extraction and purification
  • Sustainable material for corrosion protection
 
Present and positions held:
 
  • Associate Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, April, 2014 - Present.
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, July, 2008 - April, 2014.
  • Senior Lecturer: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Jan., 2008-July, 2008.
  • Assistant Chemical Engineer: Kesoram Rayon, a B.K. Birla Group of Companies, July, 2001-Feb., 2004.
 
Professional Affiliation:
 
  • Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), India
  • Member of European Desalination Society (EDS), Italy
  • Joint Secretary of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre for the Year 2008 - 2009.
  • Honorary Treasurer of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre for the Year 2009-2010.
  • Honorary Secretary of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre for the Year 2010-2011.
 
Industrial Experience:
 
  • Worked as Assistant Chemical Engineer at M/s. Kesoram Rayon, a B. K. Birla Group of Companies from 25.07.2001 to 05.02.2004.
 
Other activity:
 
  • Associate Warden of Barak Hostel from 21.04.2017-31.03.2019
  • Faculty Coordinator: Research Conclave 2017
  • TEQIP Short Term Course Coordinator: Membrane Technology & Application, December 09-10, 2014, Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (Joint coordinator: Prof. B.P. Mandal).
  • Time Table coordinator of Chemical Engineering Department from July 2013 to June 2016
  • Faculty advisor for 2011 M.Tech. batch.
  • Member of Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee (DUPC) from 2015 to till date
  • Editorial board member of Oriental Journal of Chemistry (OJC)
  • Guest Editor of International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST)
  • Journal Editorial Board of International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Membrane Science (JMS); Desalination (DES); Industrial Crops Products (INCRO); Chemical Engineering & Technology (CET); Separation Science & Technology (SST); J. Food Process. Preservation (JFPP); International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (IJCRE); International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM); International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE); Journal of Environmental Protection Science (JEPS)
 
Students Guided:
 
  • Number of Ph.D. students guided (12): 5 (Completed) + 7 (Ongoing)
  • Number of M. Tech. students guided (22): 18 (Completed) + 4 (Ongoing)
  • Number of B. Tech. students guided (23): 21 (Completed)+ 2 (Ongoing)