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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.

  • Phone No: +91 361 258 2262/+91 99542 48807
  • Email: mihir@iitg.ac.in
  • Room No: 105
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Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Presently he is Chair professor of National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), Min. of Jal Shakti (Govt. of India). He is energetically involved in frontier areas of Chemical Engineering with his major research interest in the field of advanced separation processes and material science .

Prof. Purkait has done outstanding contribution in translational and applied research on two major SDGs (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 9: Industry and Innovation;  SDG 12: Production). Quality and quantity of his research is reflected in terms of large number of publications, patents, technology transfer, start-ups, projects, consultancies and involvement with various national and international scientific committees. His work has remarkable relevance in societal as well as industrial sectors.

He has more than 20 years of experience in research & academics and published more than 300 papers in different reputed international journals with h-index of 69 and 12 granted patents and made 3 technology transfer. He has authored 15 books, completed 42 sponsored projects/consultancies from various funding agencies. Prof. Purkait has supervised 22 PhD students on fundamental and applied research.

Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait 
Dean of Alumni and External Relations
Chair Professor, National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), Min. of Jal Shakti (Govt. of India)
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781039, Assam, India
E. Mail: mihir@iitg.ac.in ,  mihirpurkait@gmail.com
Phone: +91-361-2582262(O),  +91 - 9954248807 (Mobile)

Homepage: https://www.iitg.ac.in/chemeng/faculty_profile.php?name=mkp
Google Scholar Citation:  https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=9Z4kD-sAAAAJ&hl=en

Administrative Activities

  • Professor Chair, National Jal Jeevan Mission, Min. of Jal Shakti (GoI), March 2022 onward. 
  • Dean, Alumni and External Affairs (IITG), Jan, 2021 onward. 
  • Head, Centre for the Environment (IITG), May, 2018 to Feb, 2021.
  • Warden of Kapili Hostel (IITG): July, 2008 to July, 2010.
  • Associate warden of Kapili Hostel (IITG): July, 2005 to July, 2008.
  • Member of Co-ordination committee, Central Instrumental Facility (CIF)
  • Member of IADC
  • Member of DDC
  • Secretary, DPPC
  • Various departmental responsibilities like; T&P in charge, time table committee member, faculty advisor of UG and PG batches etc.
  • Member of SCSP and TSP Committee
  • Member of Advisory Board to RAM cell (15/9/16 to 3 yrs)
  • Member of selection committee for the TS/JTS
  • Organized TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on Rise of Arsenicosis and Fluorosis like diseases in the North-Eastern states of India – Technologies and techniques for mitigation. January 23rd  - 24th, 2020, Centre for the Environment, IIT Guwahati.
  • Organized CPCB sponsored Workshop on Polluted River Stretches-Preparation of Action Plan for North East States 25 February, 2019 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Organized CPCB Sponsored short term course on Cleaner Technologies & Waste Minimization for Prevention of Industrial Pollution and Four R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover - case studies, 24th - 26th October 2018, Centre for the Environment, IIT Guwahati.
  • Organized TEQIP short term course on Surfactant mediated pollutant removal techniques, January 19 - 23, 2016, Centre for the Environment, IIT Guwahati.
  • Organizing Secretary of the National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007). 12th to 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on Advances in Membrane Separations Technology. 10th to 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena in Process Technology, 14th to 18th July, 2008 at IIT Guwahati.