Prof. Vimal Katiyar

Professor

Key Research Areas :Synthetic and Natural Polymers, Polymer Processing, Biothermoset, Nanobiocomposite, Organic Solar Cells.

  • Dean, Research and Development, IIT Guwahati
  • Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusPol)
  • Coordinator, NRL-Center of Excellence for Sustainable Materials, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusMat)
  • Coordinator, DBT Centre of Excellence on BioFuels and Biocomodities (DBT-TERI)
  • President, SPSI North East Chapter
  • Visiting Professor, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
  • Senior Fellow, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
  • Chair Professor, MP Birla Group of Companies (Hindustan Gum Limited)
  • Chair Professor, NRL (CoE-SusMat)


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Research Associate

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Balendu Shekher Giri

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: balendu@rnd.iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 9450129602

Research/Project title: CoE-biofuels and biocommodities; Compostable Mask
Year of Joining: 2020
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Current


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Dr. Naba Kumar kalita

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: n.kalita@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Biodegradation of biopolymeric composites and blends under different environmental conditions
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Current


  Dipanjan Bhattacharyya

Dipanjan Bhattacharyya

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: tintinasu@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Materials from Oil and Bio-Refinery Streams / NRL-CoE-SusMat project
Year of Joining: 2021
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Current


Doctoral Fellow

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Deepshikha Das

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 176107028

Research/Project title: Polymer Synthesis
Year of Joining: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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Doli Hazarika

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 176107021

Research/Project title: PCL Synthesis
Year of Joining: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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Bhanupriya Das

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 176107011

Research/Project title: Microbial Fuel Cell
Year of Joining: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Anki Reddy Katha
Status: Current


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Kona Mondal

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 176107003

Research/Project title: Active Packaging
Year of Joining: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Dr. VV Goud
Status: Current


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Pankaj Boruah

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 166107115

Research/Project title: Biopolymer
Year of Joining: 2016
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Raghvendra Gupta
Status: Current


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Munmi Das

Doctoral Fellow
Email: munmidas@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 166107113

Research/Project title: Biopolymer Synthesis
Year of Joining: 2016
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Bishnupada Mandal
Status: Current


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Khalid Mehmood Wani

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 166107105

Research/Project title: Edible Coating
Year of Joining: 2016
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ramagopal Uppaluri
Status: Current


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Chethana Mudenur

Doctoral Fellow
Roll No: 166107103

Research/Project title: Studies on Production of Biopolymers and Bionanocomposites
Year of Joining: 2016
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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Sayan Bhattacharjee

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Development of Cellulose Nanocrystal from Agrowaste and its Utilization for High Performance Applications
Year of Joining: 2015
Status: Current


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Devleena Bose

Doctoral Fellow
Email: dev1994@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 186107004

Research/Project title: Medical Biopolymer
Year of Joining: 2019
Status: Current


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Srijeeb Karmakar

Doctoral Fellow
Email: srijibkarmakar@gmail.com

Research/Project title: Biopolymer
Year of Joining: 2019
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Lalit Mohan pandey
Status: Current


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Kshitij Madhu

Doctoral Fellow
Email: madhu_kshitij@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 206107017

Research/Project title: Studies on the development of biopolymer-based films for food packaging
Year of Joining: 2020
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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B Kumar Raja

Doctoral Fellow
Email: bkumara@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 206107010

Research/Project title: Synthesis of biodegradable polymers originating from lignocellulosic biomass using various types of catalysts
Year of Joining: 2020
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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Manoj Kumar Dhal

Doctoral Fellow
Email: manojkumar@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 206107019

Research/Project title: Studies on Melt Processing of Heat Stable PLA-Cellulose Biocomposite
Year of Joining: 2020
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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DURLOV PAIT

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

Research/Project title: Sustainable Polymers
Year of Joining: 2020
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Current


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Abhishek Singh

Doctoral Fellow
Email: singhabhishek@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 176152004

Research/Project title: Eco-Friendly Abrasive Flow Finishing Medium: Finishing, Rheological and Biodegradable Performance
Year of Joining: 2017
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Vimal Katiyar
Status: Current


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GEORGE VARGHESE PJ

Doctoral Fellow
Email: george.varghese@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Research area: Polymer synthesis for biomedical applications.
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Current


Aparajita Roy

Aparajita Roy

Doctoral Fellow
Email: r.aparajita@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 216107001

Research/Project title: Microbial Fuel Cell
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Current


Vikash Kumar Chandravanshi

Vikash Kumar Chandravanshi

Doctoral Fellow
Email: vikash07051995@gmail.com

Research/Project title: polymer studies
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Current


M.Tech

Arjun Singh

Arjun Singh

M.Tech
Email: arjun1996@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Scale-Up Studies on the production of cellulose Nano-Fibers and its Polymer composites
Year of Joining: 2020
Status: Current


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PUNIT PATEL

M.Tech
Email: punit.patel@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Biodegradable Packing for Pharmaceutical Application
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Current


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SAKET APPARAO KUCHIBHOTLA

M.Tech
Email: a.saket@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 214107013

Research/Project title: Material Science and Technology Topic: Valorization of Lignin to Adipic acid, Succinic acid, and Lactic acid?
Year of Joining: 2021
Year of Complete: 2023
Status: Current


Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma

M.Tech
Email: shikhasharma@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 214162007

Research/Project title: Thesis Topic: Studies on development of functionalized biopolymeric nanocomposite based edible nanocoating on food products and sustainable secondary packaging
Year of Joining: 2021
Year of Complete: 2023
Status: Current


Ms. Giduturi Mohini

Ms. Giduturi Mohini

M.Tech
Email: g.mohini@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 204107008

Research/Project title: Development of Air Cathode Microbial Fuel Cell for simultaneous energy harvesting and real waste water treatment.
Year of Joining: 2020
Year of Complete: 2022
Status: Current


B.Tech

Rajesh chauhan

Rajesh chauhan

B.Tech
Email: rajes170107052@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 170107052

Research/Project title: Microbial Fuel Cell
Year of Joining: 2017
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Current


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Divya Rahangdale

B.Tech
Email: rahangda@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 180107017

Research/Project title: Studies on development of Bio Based Bulletproof Textile
Year of Joining: 2018
Year of Complete: 2022
Status: Current


Research Associate

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Dr. Riddhi Mahansaria

Research Associate
Email: riddhimahansaria@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Cost-effective fabrication of biomedical products and packaging wares from microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHA-Bioplastics] synthesized using cellulosic biomass waste derived from forestry feedstock
Year of Joining: 2020
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Purabi Bhagabati

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: purabi08@iitg.ernet.in

Research/Project title: Sustainable Polymer based Food Packaging, Elastomers and Polymer blends, Polymer nanocomposites.
Year of Complete: 2020
Current Address: Trinity College Dublin
Status: Completed


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Dr. Prasanta Baishya

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: baishya.prasanta@gmail.com

Research/Project title: Sustainable Nanobiocomposites
Status: Completed


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Parveen Kumar Deralia

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: deraliapk@rnd.iitg.ac.i

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Materials from Oil and Bio-Refinery Streams / NRL-CoE-SusMat project
Year of Joining: 2020
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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DR. SHRUTI MISHRA

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: drshruti@rnd.iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Materials from Oil and Bio-Refinery Streams
Year of Joining: 2021
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Surendra Singh Gaur

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: surendra.gaur@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Materials from Oil and Bio-Refinery Streams
Year of Joining: 2021
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Gourhari Chakraborty

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: gourhari115@gmail.com

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Materials from Oil and Bio-Refinery Streams
Year of Joining: 2021
Status: Completed


Doctoral Fellow

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Mohammed Modu Aji

Doctoral Fellow
Email: aji176107033@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 176107033

Research/Project title: Water Treatment
Year of Joining: 2017
Year of Complete: 2021
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait
Current Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maiduguri
Status: Completed


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Neha Mulchandani

Doctoral Fellow
Email: neha.mulchandani@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 166107006

Research/Project title: Polymers in Biomedical Applications
Year of Joining: 2016
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Tabli Ghosh

Doctoral Fellow
Email: tabli@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Application of Edible Coating on Fresh Food Products
Year of Joining: 2016
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Surendra Singh Gaur

Doctoral Fellow
Email: surendra.gaur@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 156107017

Research/Project title: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
Year of Joining: 2015
Year of Complete: 2021
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


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Dr. Gourhari Chakraborty

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Polymer Processing
Year of Joining: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. G Pugazhenthi
Status: Completed


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Dr. Monika Singh

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Thermal Degradation of Poly Lactic Acid
Year of Joining: 2013
Status: Completed


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Dr. Narendren S

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Migration of Polymeric Additives
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Prakash Kotecha
Status: Completed


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Dr. Shasanka Sekhar Borkotoky

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Polymer Synthesis and Its Composites
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Prakash Kotecha
Status: Completed


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Dr. Siddhartha Mohan Bhasney

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Studies on Polymer Blends
Year of Joining: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


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Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Pal

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Chitosan Based Nanobiocomposites for Food Packaging Applications
Year of Joining: 2011
Current Placement: Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Guelph, Canada
Status: Completed


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Dr. Arvind Gupta

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Polymer Based Solar Cells
Year of Joining: 2011
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Status: Completed


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Dr. Dhruba J Haloi

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Development of Bioplastic Based Nanobiocomposite Food Packaging Sustain-Nanopack
Year of Joining: 2014
Status: Completed


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Dr. Melaku Tesfaye

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Recycling of Poly Lactic Acid
Year of Joining: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Prakash Kotecha
Current Placement: Head of the Department, Department Chemical Engineering, Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia
Status: Completed


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Dr. Neelima Tripathi

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Development of Sustainable Bionanocomposites for Adhesive Applications
Year of Joining: 2011
Current Placement: SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Status: Completed


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Dr. Prodyut Dhar

Doctoral Fellow
Email: prodyut@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Cellulose Nanocrystals
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Current Placement: Assistant Professor
Current Address: IIT BHU Varanasi
Status: Completed


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Dr. Rahul Patwa

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Silk Based Nanobiocomposites
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


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Dr. Rashmi Rekha Devi

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Development of Bioplastic Based Sustainable Nanocomposites Food Sustain Nanopack
Year of Joining: 2013
Status: Completed


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Dr. V Ravibabu

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Fabrication and Characterization of Biopolymer Based Nanocomposites
Year of Joining: 2010
Co-Supervisor: Dr. G Pugazhenthi
Status: Completed


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Kiran Kumar Gali

Doctoral Fellow
Email: kiran.gali@iitg.ernet.in

Research/Project title: Production of Lactic Acid from Cassava Fiber Waste
Year of Joining: 2014
Year of Complete: 2021
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Senthilkumar S
Status: Completed


Dr. Arbind Prasad

Dr. Arbind Prasad

Doctoral Fellow

Research/Project title: Biopolymers for Medical Applications
Year of Joining: 2013
Current Placement: Faculty, Katihar College of Engineering
Status: Completed


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Naba Kalita

Doctoral Fellow
Email: n.kalita@iitg.ac.in

Research/Project title: Biodegradation Studies of Polymers
Year of Joining: 2013
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ajay Kalamdhad
Status: Completed


M.Tech

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Victor Kumar Sharma

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Development of Flexible Polymer Electrode for Microbial Fuel Cell Application
Year of Joining: 2017
Status: Completed


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Sunny Singh

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Status: Completed


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Sourav Pratim Kashyap

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Year of Joining: 2019
Status: Completed


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Ananya Das

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Film Processing of Chitosan Based Bio- nanocomposite
Year of Joining: 2013
Status: Completed


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Debashis Tarafdar

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Optimization of Biopolymer Based Melt Extrusion Process
Year of Joining: 2012
Status: Completed


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Anup Ashok

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Fabrication and Characterization of Transparent Nano-Electrodes for Polymer Solar Cells
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


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Mary Kumari Medikonda

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Prakash kotecha
Status: Completed


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Rupam Bharti

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


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Sai Phani Kumar V

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Thermal Degradation Studies of Biopolymers based Composites
Year of Joining: 2012
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Status: Completed


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Phani Kumar Pentyala

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Synthesis and Characterization of Bio- based Polymer-Furan Copolymer and their Thermoset
Year of Joining: 2011
Status: Completed


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Surendra Singh Gaur

M.Tech

Research/Project title: Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Composite
Year of Joining: 2011
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amit Kumar
Status: Completed


Urvashi Singh

Urvashi Singh

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Year of Joining: 2019
Status: Completed


Somashree Mondal

Somashree Mondal

M.Tech

Research/Project title: NA
Year of Joining: 2019
Status: Completed


Anshuman Sharma

Anshuman Sharma

M.Tech
Roll No: 194107002

Research/Project title: Studies on Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)
Year of Joining: 2019
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Satyam Garg

M.Tech
Email: satyam.garg@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 194107129

Research/Project title: Scale-up studies on Production of Biofuels
Year of Joining: 2019
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


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Shiva Wadhwa

M.Tech
Email: s.wadhwa@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 194107033

Research/Project title: Scale-up studies on Production of Nanocellulose
Year of Joining: 2019
Year of Complete: 2021
Status: Completed


B.Tech

Piyush Jadhav

Piyush Jadhav

B.Tech
Email: p.jadhao@iitg.ac.in
Roll No: 150107040

Research/Project title: Microplastics: Pollution and solution for the environment
Year of Joining: 2015
Status: Completed