Objective:
Endowed with a rare blend of computational and experimental expertise in many areas of chemical engineering, my objective is to accomplish balanced engineering professionalism driven with innovation, practicality, prosperity and harmony.
I. Education:
Ph.D. (Process Integration), University of Manchester, England (2002)
M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1999)
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam (1997)
II. Professional Experience:
Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (5th Jan 2013 onwards)
Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (4th Nov 2008 to 4th Jan 2013)
Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (August 2004 to Oct 2008)
Research Fellow, Robert Gordon University, Scotland (July 2002 to July 2004)
III. Areas of Research
Experimental Computational
Old
  • Mass transfer coupled electroless plating
  • Metal composite membrane fabrication
  • Polymer-Natural fiber composites
  • Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Micro and Ultra-filtration of Fruit Juice

Contemporary

  • Low cost ceramic membranes: Fabrication and application for vegetable juice processing
  • Adsorption based Noble Metal Recovery and Reuse
  • Bio-fertilizer from cow dung using rural science and technology
  • Synthesis of wound dressing films
  • Solar engineering (Solar Pumps and driers)
  • Food product development (Ready to eat vegetable soups and Functional tea beverages)
  • Simulation of Chemical Processes
  • Evolutionary optimization
  • Hybrid optimization
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Process Design and Integration
IV. Affiliation at IITG
  1. Department of Chemical Engineering
  2. Centre for Environment
  3. Centre for Energy
  4. Centre for Rural Technology