Research Guidance
PhD:       08 (Completed) & 05 (Ongoing)
M.Tech:  24 (Completed) & 02 (Ongoing)
Ph.D. students
Sl. No. Name Topic Status Joint Supervisor Currently Employed
1. P. Monash Development and characterization of low cost ceramic membrane for liquid phase separation applications Completed, 2011   Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
2. D. Vasanth Preparation, characterization and application of kaolin based low cost ceramic membranes Completed, 2014 Prof. R. Uppaluri Assistant Professor, Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Raipur,  Chhattisgarh, India
3. V.Ravi Babu Studies on Properties of Graphene and Sucrose Palmitate Reinforced Poly(lactic acid) Nanocomposite Films Completed, 2015 Dr. Vimal Katiyar Scientist, Centre for Biopolymer Science and Technology (CBPST), Kochi, India
4. Ashim Kumar Basumatary Fabrication, Characterization of Zeolite-Ceramic Composite Membranes and Their Application in Separation of Metal Ions from Aqueous Solution Completed, 2015   Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India
5. Manish Kumar Fabrication and Characterization of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) Nanocomposites with Organically Modified Montmorillonite (MMT) and Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) Completed, 2016   Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minho, Portugal
6. Vinoth Kumar R Novel Low Cost Ceramic and Zeolite-Ceramic Composite Tubular Membranes for Liquid Phase Separation Applications Completed, 2016   Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Porto, Portugal
7. Kanchapogu Suresh Preparation and characterization of fly ash based ceramic membranes for oily wastewater treatment application Completed, 2016   Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, MITS Gwalior
8. Kelothu Suresh Development and characterization of Polystyrene/LDH nanocomposites Completed, 2017    
9. Basudhriti Banerjee Ionic Liquid Supported Thermal Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane and its related compounds Thesis Submitted Dr. Tamal Banerjee  
10. Lalit Goswami Biological treatment of biomass gasification effluent and resource recovery In Progress Prof. K. Pakshirajan  
11. Gourhari Chakraborty PLA based nanocomposites: Processing, Characterization and Application In Progress Dr. Vimal Katiyar  
12. Arul Manikandan N Polyhydroxybutyrate production from waste lignocellulosic biomass as the cheap feedstock In Progress Prof. K. Pakshirajan  
13. Madu Purnima Ceramic membranes for water treatment applications  In Progress    
M.Tech students
Sl. No. Name of the Student Title of thesis Year of award
1. Kaalva Srinivasulu Preparation and characterization of hybrid nafion membrane for direct methanol fuel cell 2007
2. Abhijit Majhi Fabrication and characterization of -Al2O3 coated clay composite membrane 2008
3. Balakrushna Sahu Influence of organically modified layered double hydroxides (OLDHs) on the properties of polystyrene (PS)/OLDH nanocomposites 2008
4. Murali Krishna Beera Synthesis and characterization of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone) composite membrane for DMFC 2008
5. Sabuj Das Development of membrane separation module in Aspen Engineering Suite 2008
6. Kaberi Kakati Properties of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites prepared by melt intercalation technique 2009
7. Gantala Sangeetha Rani Fabrication and characterization of sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone) based composite membranes with zirconium titanium phosphate for direct methanol fuel cell 2009
8. Sama Vijaya Krishna Properties and thermal degradation kinetics of polymer/organoclay nanocomposites: Effect of processing conditions and organoclay loading. 2011
9. Yogendra Nath Prajapati A comparative study of methods for synthesizing nano-sized zirconia and its characterization 2011
10. Manish Kumar Sinha Development and Characterization of Polystyrene (PS) and Polypropylene (PP) Nanocomposites 2011
11. Vijay Kumar    Synthesis Characterization and thermal degradation kinetics of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) nanocomposites 2012
12. Kanchapogu Suresh Development of ceramic membrane for microfiltration application 2012
13. Samarshi Chakraborty Synthesis, Characterization, Thermal Degradation Kinetics and Rheological Study of Polymer/Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposites 2013
14. Vinoth Kumar R Fabrication and Characterization of Analcime C-Zeolite Composite Membrane for Removal of Chromium (VI) from Aqueous Solution 2013
15. Vikram Singh P Development and Characterization of MCM-48 Composite Membrane 2013
16. Vivek Chaudhary Synthesis and Characterization of Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/Co-Al Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Nanocomposites 2014
17. Tekula Srinu Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of TiO2 and γ-Al2O3 Composite Membranes by Separation of Oil-Water Emulsions 2014
18. Kunal Pant Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of FAU Zeolite-Ceramic Composite Membrane by Separation of Cr (VI) from Aqueous Solution 2014
19. Partha Pratim Adhikari Fabrication of MCM-41 and MCM-48 Composite Membranes for the Separation of FeCl3 and AlCl3 from Aqueous Solution 2015
20. Senthil S Reverse Osmosis-Pressure Retarded Osmosis Hybrid System, Modeling and Simulation 2015
21.* Vibhu Sharma Removal of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic from Aqueous Solution Using a Hybrid Process of Adsorption-Membrane Filtration 2016
22. Payel Sen Processing and Characterization of Multifunctional Polystyrene (PS) Nanocomposites Containing MWCNT and Ni-Al LDH: Role of Dual Nanofillers 2016
23. Gitanjali Roy Kaolin Based Tubular Ceramic Membrane: Optimization of Sintering Temperature and Its Applications 2017
24. Preethi A Effect of Nanofillers on Thermal Stability of Polystyrene Nanocomposites 2017
*Guided M.Tech thesis has been selected for Ambuja’s Young Researcher’s Award for the year 2008, 2010 and 2016 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).