Education:

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2004.
M.Tech.:  Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2001.
B.Tech.: Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta, 1999.
B. Sc. (Hons in Chemistry): University of Calcutta, 1996   

 

Present and past positions held:
 
Professor July 2015 onwards Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Associate Professor November 2008 to July 2015 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Assistant Professor September 2005 to November 2008 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Senior Lecturer December 2004 to September 2005 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
                                                                    
Honourary Positions:
  1. Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, July 2010 – June 2011.
  2. Visiting Professor, National Ilan University (NIU), Taiwan, May – July, 2017
  3. Visiting Professor, National Ilan University (NIU), Taiwan, June – July, 2018
  4. Visiting Expert, National Yunlin University of Sci. and Technology (Yun Tech), Taiwan, May 2018

  Awards:


  1. Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering for the year 2018 from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
  2. Young Scientist Medal Award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 2009.
  3. The Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from The Institute of Engineers (India), 2009.
  4. Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), (2009) Govt. of India.
  5. Dr. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best Ph.D Thesis and Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology” for the year 2007 from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
  6. Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award, from National Integration and Economic Council, 2007.
  7. Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Gold Medal Award from Global Economic Progress & Research Association, Bangalore, 2013.

Fellowships


  1. Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK (2017, F-638258)
  2. Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India) (FIE) (2016, F-1219320)
  3. BOYSCAST Fellow for the year 2009-2010, (DST), Govt. of India.

Member of Important Committee


  1. Water Quality Task Force member of PHED, Govt. of Assam
  2. Advisory Committee member of 107 MLD drinking water supply of GAMMON India, Ltd, Guwhati.
  3. Core Committee member of Task Force PHED, Govt of Assam
  4. Technical director of M/s Vixudha Bio Products Pvt. Ltd. for commercial production of various antioxidant from biological sources.
  5. Technical director of RD Grow Green India Pvt. Ltd. manufacturing water treatment plant.
  • Associate Editor for 5 years from Oct. 18, 2010, International Journal of Chemical Research.
  • Associate Editor for 5 years from Oct. 18, 2010, Journal of Biomedical and Bioengineering.
  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Membrane Science & Technology. 
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Waste Management using BioScience and Technology" in the International Journal of BioSciences and Technology.(2008).
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research
  • Honorary Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of BioSciences and Technology.(2008).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nano Science and Technology, (2012). 
Research supervision:

Thesis Completed:
Post Doc: 1
PhD: 16
MTech: 29
BTech: 34

 
Association with professional bodies:

FRSC (Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
FIF (Fellow of Institute of Engineers, India)
MAIChE (Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA)
LMEEIU  (Life member, Eco Ethic International Union - Germany)
LMIICHE  (Life member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - India)
LMISLCA (Life member, Indian Society for Life Cycle Assessment, India)
LMNEEF  (Life member, National Ecology and Environment Foundation, India)

 

Summary of contributions and innovations


Books authored= 4
2 in CRC press; 1 in Springer and 1 in Academic press (Elsevier)
Patent granted = 4
Patent submitted =  3
Paper published = 170
Citation = 7000
h – index = 45
 i10 - index: 99.
Project completed: 16
(DST, DBT, DRDO, CSIR etc)
Technology Incubation Centre at IITG: 2
Centre for Technological Excellence in Water Purification:  1