Prof. Kaustubha Mohanty

Professor

Key Research Areas :Biofuels, Biomass pyrolysis, Biological wastewater treatment, Heterogeneous catalysis, Microalgae biorefinery, Membrane based separations, Ionic liquid based separations, Waste management.

Prof. Kaustubha Mohanty
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Guwahati
Assam 781039
Phone No: +91 361 258 2267
Email:        kmohanty@iitg.ac.in


Data Regarding Research
  • Total no. of papers in Referred Journals: 140
  • Books (co-authored/co-edited): 03
  • Book Chapters: 18
  • Ph.D Supervision (Completed+Thesis Submitted): 12
  • Ph.D Supervision (Undergoing): 16
  • M.Tech/MS Supervision (Completed): 28
  • M.Tech/MS Supervision (Undergoing): 02
  • B.Tech Supervision (Completed): 27
  • B.Tech Supervision (Undergoing): 02
  • h-index*: 32
  • i10-index*: 81
  • Total Citations received*: 4275

(*Source: Google Scholar, as on 21-09-2020)
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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. S. Saran

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: saran@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Green synthesis of magnetically separable nanoparticles and its catalytic applications
Current Placement: Institute PDF, Centre for Environment
Status: Current


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Dr. Rahul Kumar Maurya

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: rahul.maurya@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Lab-scale and pilot-scale optimized process development for industrial (diary) wastewater treatment using potential algal strains
Current Placement: Research Associate, Indo-Denmark “InWAP” project
Status: Current


Doctoral Fellow

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Sanjeev Mishra

Doctoral Fellow
Email: m.sanjeev@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Microalgae based wastewater treatment and hydrothermal liquefaction towards fractional biofuels
Status: Current


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Barasa Malakar

Doctoral Fellow
Email: barasa@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Harvesting of microalgae on low-cost substrates: Process optimization
Co-Supervisor: Prof. D. Das
Status: Current


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Sachankar Buragohain

Doctoral Fellow
Email: sachankar@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass for biogas production
Co-Supervisor: Prof. P. Mahanta
Current Placement: Center of energy
Status: Current


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Santosh Kumar Hotta

Doctoral Fellow
Email: h.santosh@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Design and development of biogas engine & emission analysis
Co-Supervisor: Prof. N. Sahoo
Status: Current


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Sounak Bera

Doctoral Fellow
Email: b.sounak@iitg.ernet.in

Research/Project title: Phenol degradation using mixed microbial consortium
Status: Current


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Bikashbindu Das

Doctoral Fellow
Email: d.bikashbindu@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Heterogeneous catalysts from red mud and it’s applications
Current Placement: Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


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Pranab Jyoti Sarma

Doctoral Fellow
Email: s.pranab@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Plant Microbial Fuel Cell
Current Placement: Centre for Energy
Status: Current


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Madonna Roy

Doctoral Fellow
Email: madonna.roy@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Microalgae harvesting towards value added products
Current Placement: Centre for Energy
Status: Current


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Munmi Bhattacharyya

Doctoral Fellow
Email: munmi.2015@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Co-gasification of low-rank Indian coal with biomass
Co-Supervisor: Prof. P. Mahanta
Current Placement: Centre for Energy
Status: Current


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Harsh Vardhan

Doctoral Fellow
Email: harsh.vardhan@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Xylitol from low-cost substrate and process optimization
Co-Supervisor: Dr. S. Sasmal, NSUT, Delhi
Current Placement: Part-time Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


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Om Prakash

Doctoral Fellow
Email: om.arya@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Biomass fractionation using subcritical water to value added chemicals
Co-Supervisor: Dr. I.D. Bhatt,
Current Placement: External Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


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Naveenkumar A Yaranal

Doctoral Fellow
Email: navee176107022@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Identification, quantification and separation of microplastics from aquatic environment
Co-Supervisor: Prof. S. Senthilmurugan
Current Placement: Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


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Aanisha Akhtar

Doctoral Fellow
Email: aanisha.akhtar@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Fouling and cleaning studies of textile Effluent treatment and Sugarcane Juice Filtration for Inorganic membrane
Co-Supervisor: Prof. S. Senthilmurugan
Current Placement: Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


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Ananya Bardhan

Doctoral Fellow
Email: anany176107102@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Concentration of Tea extract using Forward Osmosis process
Co-Supervisor: Prof. S. Senthilmurugan
Current Placement: Department of Chemical Engineering
Status: Current


M.Tech

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Vishal Kumar Sandhwar

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Performance Characterization of Shear Enhanced Spinning Basket Membrane Module
Co-Supervisor: Dr. C. Das
Status: Current


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Debanjan Dey

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Solid Liquid Equilibria Predictions of Gun Powder and Propellant Stabilizer Mixture
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Current


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Methelesh Koul

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Thermochemical Conversion of Kusum Seed to Liquid Fuel
Status: Current


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Jonnalagadda Suvardhan

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Development and Characterization of Biowaste-based Heterogeneous Catalyst for Non-edible Oil Epoxidation
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Current


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Gourav Chatterjee

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Thermochemical Conversion of Non-edible Oil Seed towards Transportation Fuel
Status: Current


B.Tech

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Sarthak Dube

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Preparation, characterization & application of metal doped heterogeneous catalysts
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Current


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Akash Kumar Vikal

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Gas Solubility Predictions using Scaled Particle Theory
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Current


Postdoctoral Fellow

Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Somen Jana

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Composite Membrane Preparation, Characterization and Applications
Year of Complete: 2011
Co-Supervisor: Prof. M. K. Purkait
Current Placement: Dept. of Chemical Engg., Banasthali University, Rajasthan
Status: Completed


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Dr. S. Murugavelh

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Bioreduction of Cr(VI) using Environmentally Significant Microorganisms
Year of Complete: 2013
Current Placement: CO2 Research and Green Technologies Center, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), TN
Status: Completed


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Dr. S. Sasmal

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Simultaneous Production of Ethanol and Hydrogen from Agricultural Waste and Forest Residues Available in North-East India
Year of Joining: 00
Year of Complete: 2014
Co-Supervisor: Prof. V. V. Goud
Current Placement: Dept. of Biotechnology, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi
Status: Completed


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Dr. S. R. Pilli

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Extraction of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals from Aqueous Solutions using Ionic Liquids: Theoretical Predictions and Experimentations using Supported Liquid Membrane
Year of Joining: 00
Year of Complete: 2014
Co-Supervisor: Prof. T. Banerjee
Current Placement: Dept. of Chemical Engg. & Technology, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Status: Completed


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Dr. K. P. Shadangi

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Thermal, Catalytic and Co-conversion of Non-Edible Oil Seeds to Pyrolytic Oil
Year of Complete: 2015
Current Placement: Affiliation: Dept. of Chemical Engg., Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Odisha
Status: Completed


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Dr. Samarpita Basu

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: CO2 Sequestration using Novel Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus SA1 isolated from Bio-diversity Hotspot Region of Assam
Year of Complete: 2016
Current Placement: Earth System Science, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Status: Completed


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Dr. Amrita Difusa

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Cultivation Strategies and Biodiesel Production from Selected Microalgae Species of North-East India
Year of Complete: 2016
Co-Supervisor: Prof. V.V. Goud
Status: Completed


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Dr. Himadri Sahu

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Preparation and Characterization of Bio-waste derived Metal Doped Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Production of Biolubricant
Year of Complete: 2017
Current Placement: Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Brahmapur, Odisha
Status: Completed


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Dr. Madhusmita Dash

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass available in North-East India through Biochemical Route with Focus on Pretreatment
Year of Complete: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Prof. V. V. Dasu
Current Placement: RA, IIT Bhubaneswar
Status: Completed


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Dr. Sanjukta Bhoi

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Dispersion and Dissolution of Coals in Ionic Liquids
Year of Complete: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Prof. T. Banerjee
Current Placement: Dept. of Chemical & Polymer Engineering, Tripura University, Agartala
Status: Completed


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Dr. Kulbhushan Samal

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Development of hybrid membrane process for various applications
Year of Complete: 2018
Co-Supervisor: Prof. C. Das
Current Placement: Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior
Status: Completed


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Ranjeet Kumar Mishra

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Catalytic thermochemical conversion of biomass towards value added products
Current Placement: IPDF, IIT Madras
Status: Completed


M.Tech

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K. Srividya

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Biosorption of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions by Catla catla scales: Equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamic studies
Year of Complete: 2009
Status: Completed


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Biswakant Pradhan

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Biodegradation of Phenolic Wastewater using Indigenous Mixed Microbial Culture
Year of Complete: 2010
Status: Completed


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Santhi Raju Pilli

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Biosorption of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions by Hydrilla verticillata weed: Batch and Column studies
Year of Complete: 2010
Co-Supervisor: Dr. V.V. Goud
Status: Completed


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Hemant Kumar

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Biodegradation of Phenol using mixed microbial culture
Year of Complete: 2011
Status: Completed


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Debashis Kundu

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Quantum and Statistical Mechanical Approaches for the Prediction of Pure Component and Phase Equilibrium Properties
Year of Complete: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Santosh Kumar

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Bioreduction of Cr(VI) by indigenous microorganisms
Year of Complete: 2012
Status: Completed


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Kulbhushan Samal

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Development of Hybrid Membrane System for the Treatment of Pb bearing Wastewater
Year of Complete: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. V.V. Goud
Status: Completed


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C. V. Manohar

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Improving Separation Efficiency in Aromatic Extraction Processes using Ionic Liquid with Co-solvents
Year of Complete: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Kuntal Maiti

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Treatment of PVA-rich Effluent by Spinning Basket Membrane Module
Year of Complete: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. C. Das
Status: Completed


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Gautam Ganeshan

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Thermo-chemical Conversion of Mango Seed towards Value Added Products
Year of Complete: 2013
Status: Completed


B.Tech

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Sidhartha Mohanty

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Separation of Phenol and Phenolic Compounds from Aqueous Solutions using Ionic Liquids: Prediction of Distribution Coefficients using COSMO-RS
Year of Joining: 2009
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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V. Venugopal

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Studies on removal of Hexavalent Chromium from aqueous solutions by using Parthenium Hysterophorous weed
Year of Complete: 2009
Status: Completed


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Lalan Kumar

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Ionic liquid as a solvent for extraction of methyl phenols from their aqueous solution
Year of Complete: 2010
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Piyush Mittal

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Synthesis of low cost ceramic-polymeric composite membrane for treatment of oily waste water
Year of Complete: 2010
Status: Completed


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Himank Khulbe

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Screening of ionic liquids for extraction of biodiesel from its reaction mixture using COSMO-RS model
Year of Complete: 2010
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Akash Anand

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Extraction of Ibuprofen from aqueous solution using ionic liquid
Year of Complete: 2011
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Dinesh Kr. Lahoti

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Screening of ionic liquids for the removal of recalcitraint organic compounds from their organic solutions
Year of Complete: 2011
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Abhishek Panigrahi

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Separation of Bisphenol A from aqueous solution using ionic liquids
Year of Complete: 2011
Status: Completed


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Manish Saini

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Study on the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls from wastewater using ionic liquids
Year of Complete: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Sumit Hablani

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Extraction of Anthracene from wastewater using Ionic liquid
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Bikash Ranjan Mishra

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Theoretical predictions for extraction of drugs from aqueous solution using ionic liquids
Year of Complete: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed


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Bhuvnesh Jindal

B.Tech

Research/Project title: Ionic liquid Cosolvent mixtures as an extractant in liquid-liquid extraction
Year of Complete: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. T. Banerjee
Status: Completed