G. Pugazhenthi

Prof. G. Pugazhenthi


Key Research Areas :Membrane Separation, Polymer Nanocomposites, Nanomaterials, Catalysis & Refinery Processes.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE ).
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association.
  • Life Member, Association of Separation Scientists and Technologists (ASSET)
  • Life Member, The Society for Polymer Science, India


  • IEI Young Engineers Award for the year 2012-2013
  • Guided Ph.D thesis entitled “Novel Low Cost Ceramic and Zeolite-Ceramic Composite Tubular Membranes for Liquid Phase Separation Applications” has been selected for Best Ph.D. Thesis in the Area of Membranes Research with Significant Commercial Potential for Prof. Shymal Kanti Sanyal Memorial Award – 2018 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • THREE of guided M.Tech thesis selected for Ambuja’s Young Researcher’s Award for the year 2008, 2010 and 2016 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology (ISSN (Print):2279-07 48; ISSN (Online):2319-5541); Journal of Materials Science and Surface Engineering (ISSN (Online):  2348-8956); International Journal of Biological Sciences and Technology (ISSN: 0975–8704); International Journal of BioEngineering and Technology (ISSN: 0976 – 2965); Scientific Journals International (ISBN: 1556-6757)
  • Best Paper award for the research paper entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene/Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposites” presented at International Seminar on Frontiers in Polymer Science and Technology (POLY-2007), 1-3 November 2007, Guwahati, India
  • Best Paper for the research paper entitled, Treatment of local dairy industry wastewater using novel low cost tubular ceramic membrane, presented at The annual Chemical Engineering symposium - Reflux 2016, 25-27 March 2016, IIT Guwahati, India