Aloke Kumar Ghoshal

Prof. Aloke Kumar Ghoshal


Key Research Areas :Advanced Separation Technology, Modeling & Simulation, Environmental Pollution Control, Pyrolysis of waste plastics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1997)
  • M.Tech. Tech  (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1992)
  • B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering), in Chemical Engineering, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. (1990)
  • B.Sc.  (Chemistry, Hons), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. (1986)

Research Interest

  • Advanced Separation Technology (adsorptive separation, membrane based separation, bio-separation).
  • Modeling & Simulation.
  • Environmental Pollution Control.
  • Pyrolysis of waste plastics


  • Academic : [Teaching Experience (15 Years)]
  • Independent Director, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) (2013 onwards)
  • Head, Centre for Energy, IIT Guwahati (2011 onwards)
  • Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati (2005-2009)
  • Organising Secretary1st. Students Chemical engineering Congress (SCHEMCON 2005) held at IIT Guwahati
  • Chairman, National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical engineering (NCFCE 2007) held at IIT Guwahati
  • Co-organiser, one day National seminar-cum-three day intensive course on Environmental Pollution and Its Control (NSIC '99) held at BITS, Pilani
  • Co-organiser, one day National seminar-cum-three day intensive course on Novel Separation Techniques and their Applications to Indian Chemical Industries (SIC' 2001) held at BITS, Pilani
  • Set up of Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Guwahati. (Fixation of layout of department; Planning, Procurement and Installation; Development of course structure with detailed syllabi for UG, PG, & Ph. D programme; Procurement of books and journals; and Recruitments at IIT Guwahati)
  • Various academic and administrative committees at IIT Guwahati
  • Non-Resident warden, Member: Research Board, Member: Doctoral Counselling Committee, and Professor in Charge of Chemical Engg. Association at BITS Pilani
  • Member, various selection committees at IIT Guwahati, BITS Pilani, Tezpur University, Jadavpur University, Rajiv Gandhi Univertsity of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) etc

Association with Professional Bodies:

  • Life Member of IIChE (LM 10733)
  • Honorary Secretary, Guwahati Regional Chapter of IIChE (2005-2006)
  •  Chairman, Guwahati Regional Chapter of IIChE (2006-2008)
  •  Council member of student chapter of IIChE (2006-2007)

Courses Taught

  • Fluid Flow Operations
  • Heat Transfer Operations
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Polymer Technology
  • Process Control & Instrumentation
  • Structure and Properties of Materials
  • Advanced Separation Technology
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory Courses
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Reaction engineering II
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Drawing