Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait


Key Research Areas :Membrane technology; Effluent treatment and waste management; Advanced separation processes; Catalysis; Nanoparticles and nano-composites; Bio-diesel; Bio-products, vegetable and fruit juice processing; CO2 to products and liquid fuels.

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Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait 
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Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781039, Assam, India
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Phone: +91-361-2582262 / 2183 (O),  +91-9954248807 (Mobile)

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Awards & Recognitions


  1. Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK (2017, F-638258)
  2. Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), UK (2020)
  3. Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT) 2021
  4. Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India) (FIE) (2016, F-1219320)
  5. Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) (2020, LF-19472)
  6. Fellow of Indian Desalination Association (FInDA) 2021.
  7. BOYSCAST Fellow for the year 2009-2010, (DST), Govt. of India.

Association with professional bodies

    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)

    LMGEPRA (Life member, Global Economic Progress & Research Association)


  1. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship (2020) from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).

  2. Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering for the year 2018 from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).

  3. Young Scientist Medal Award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 2009.

  4. The Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from The Institute of Engineers (India), 2009.

  5. Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), (2009) Govt. of India.

  6. 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).

  7. Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Awardfrom National Integration and Economic Council, 2007.

  8. Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Gold Medal Award from Global Economic Progress & Research Association, Bangalore, 2013.