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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.

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Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait 
Dean of Alumni and External Relations
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 / 2183 (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

  • Head, Centre for the Environment (IITG), May, 2015 onward
  • 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 incharge, 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
  • Organizing Secretary of the “National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007)” held during 12th â€“ 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on “Advances in Membrane Separations Technology” during 10th â€“ 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on “Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena in Process Technology” 14th â€“ 18th July, 2008 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a TEQIP Short Term Course on “Surfactants Mediated Pollutant Removal Techniques” 19th â€“ 23rd January, 2016 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of CPCB Sponsored Training Programme 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), in the Centre for the environment, IIT Guwahati.