• Ph.D.  in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • M.Tech.  in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • B. E in Chemical Engineering, Banglore University
Research Areas:
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment (Biosorption, Biodegradation, Bioremediation)
  • Membrane based Separations (Membrane preparation and various application)
  • Bioseparation (Separation of Proteins and Antibodies)
  • Biofuels (Bio-Hydrogen, Bio-Diesel, Bio-Ethanol and Bio-Gas)
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass towards valued added products such as Bio-oil & Bio-chemicals
  • Ionic Liquids (Applications in Separation of Pollutants & Bio-products)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis (Development of catalysts and various applications)
  • Microalgae Biorefinery (Screening novel strains for various value added products)
Teaching Experiance:
UG Classes: Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Membranes Advanced Separations Technology, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer
PG Classes: Advanced Separations Technology, Membranes, Characterization of Materials
Member of the Professional Organizations:
  • LMIIChE - Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • MSIC - Member of Society of Chemical Industry, London, UK
  • MCIC - Member of Chemical Institute of Canada
  • MCSChE - Member of Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers
  • LMEEIU - Life Member of Eco-Ethics International Union, Germany
Academic/Professional Honors:
  • Editor, Environmental Chemistry Division, Journal of Chemistry
  • Associate Editor, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuel
  • Editorial Board Member, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Green Chemistry
  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Environmental Chemistry
  • Editorial Board Member, Biotechnology Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Agriculture
  • Editorial Board Member, Nanotechnology Series, Studium Press, Texas, USA
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Chemical Sciences, Special Issue, December 2007
  • Member, BoS (Chemical Engg.), MSR Autonomous Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from McMaster University, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Head, Centre for Career Development, since April 2015.
  • Chairman, Cultural Board, IIT Guwahati, 2008-2012.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Green Office, IIT Guwahati.
  • Faculty I/C, Training & Placement, Dept. of Chemical Engg., IITG, 2010-2012.
  • Coordinator & Faculty Advisor, IIChE Student Chapter.
  • DUPC Member, 2010-2012.
  • DPPC Member, 2012-2014.
  • Faculty Advisor of 2007 Batch UG students at IIT Guwahati.
  • Faculty Advisor of 2008 Batch PG students at IIT Guwahati.
  • Served the Executive Council of the IIChE Kharagpur Regional Centre as Hon' Joint Secretary for the period 2003-2004 and 2004-2005.
Reviewer of Journals:
Chemical Eng. Sci., Chem. Eng. Journal, J. Hazardous Materials, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Env. Eng. Science, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., J. Colloids Interface Sci., Chem. Eng. Communications, Water Research, Biotechnology Journal, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, Chemical Engineering & Technology, Energy & Fuels, Bioresource Technology, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Sep. Purif. Technol., Applied Surface Science, Biomass & Bioenergy, J. Membrane Science, Colloids & Surfaces: B, Desalination, Bioprocess & Biosystems Eng., Hydrometallurgy, Sep. Sci. Technol., Fuel, Applied Energy, Int. J. Chemical Rector Eng., Applied Clay Science, Energy, Canadian J. Chem. Engg., Renewable Energy, Analytical Methods, J. Env. Management, CLEAN, Water Sci. & Technology, J. Colloid & Interfacial Sci., Applied Surface Sci., Chemosphere, J. Sci. & Ind. Res., Desalination & Water Treatment, Env. Progress & Sust. Energy, Int. J. Green Energy, American J. Biomass & Bioenergy, J. of Chemistry, Energy Conversion & Management, Chem. Ind. & Chem. Eng. Quaterly, Scientific Res. & Essays., Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Energy.
Invited Talk:
  • Bio-Oil from Thermo-Catalytic Conversion of Non-Edible Seeds, 5th International.
  • Symposium on Energy from Biomass & Waste Venice, Italy, November 2014.
  • Environmental Biotechnology: Bioremediation of Heavy Metals, Guwahati University, March 14, 2009, Guwahati.
  • Membranes in Bioseparation, Guwahati University, March 14, 2009, Guwahati.
  • Global Warming: Engineering and Technology Solutions (Indian Perspective), Institute of Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre, Jan. 30, 2010, Guwahati.
  • Purification of humanized monoclonal antibody using membrane cascades, International Conference in Membranes, Sep. 17, 2011, Kottayam.
  • Lignocellulosic Bioethanol: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Recent Advances in Bio-Energy Research, Nov. 22, 2013, Kapurthala.
  • Applications of Liquid Membrane Technology in Wastewater Treatment, Indian Water Congress, Feb. 7, 2014, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujurat.
Events Organized:
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 4.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium,  25-27 March, 2016.
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 3.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium,  27-29 March, 2015.
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 2.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium, 29-30 March, 2014.
  • Organizing Secretary of the "National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007)" held during 12th - 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Offered QIP Short Term Courses on "Advances in Membrane Separations Technology" during Dec., 2007 and on "Advances in Biofuel Research", November, 2010.
  • Organizing Secretary of the "1st National Conference of Research Scholars and Young Scientists in Chemical Engineering (CRSYS-2004)" held during 25th - 27th Sep., 2004 at IIT Kharagpur.
Data regarding Research:
Total no. of papers in Referred Journals
Books (co-authored/co-edited)
Book Chapters 15
Ph.D Supervision (Completed+Thesis Submitted) 10
Ph.D Supervision  (Undergoing)                          
M.Tech/MS Supervision  (Completed)                        
M.Tech/MS Supervision  (Undergoing)                       
B.Tech Supervision (Completed)                         
B.Tech Supervision (Undergoing)                         
Total Citations received*                                             
(*Source:Google Scholar, as on 6th March 2018)