Faculty @ Chemical Engineering

Dr. Arghya Banerjee
PhD (National University of Singapore)
Research Interests: Molecular Modelling, Computational Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Biomass conversion to chemicals, CO2 valorisation to chemicals

Dr. Asad Sahir
PhD (University of Utah, U.S.A.)
Research Interests: Energy and Environmental Engineering; Energy Systems Analysis (Techno-economic, infrastructure integration and life cycle aspects); Particle technology and reaction engineering; Combustion; Modeling and Simulation; Process Engineering and Design ; Process Systems Engineering

Dr. Chandi Sasmal
PhD (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Research Interests: Polymer physics, microfluidics, single polymer dynamics, dynamics of DNA molecules in porous media, Brownian and molecular dynamics simulations, CFD, multiscale modeling of heat and mass transfer in non-Newtonian fluids and nanofluids

Dr. Himanshu Paliwal
PhD (University of Virginia)
Research Interests: Algorithm development to accelerate high throughput thermo-physical property estimation using molecular simulations; Molecular modeling and design; Chemical process design, optimization and techno-economic feasibility analysis; Multi-scale modeling and simulation;

Dr. Manigandan S.
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
Research Interests: Synthesis of polymeric and inorganic colloids; Synthesis of shape & functional anisotropic (Janus or Patchy) colloids; Self-assembly; Thermodynamics of interfacial systems; Pickering emulsion; Soft materials;

Dr. Navin Gopinathan
PhD (PhD, University of Bath, UK)
Research Interests: Gas and liquid adsorption, liquid intrusion, controlled drug delivery, enhanced oil recovery, oil upgrading and catalyst deactivation.

Dr. Neelkanth Nirmalkar
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)
Research Interests: Stability and dynamics of bulk nanobubbles, Rheology of nanosuspension, ultrasound cavitation, Heat transfer in nanofluids, Heat and mass transfer in Non-Newtonian fluids, Motion of Bubbles/Drops in Non-Newtonian Fluids, Buoyancy Driven Flow, Numerical modelling of ablation heat transfer in composite materials. phase change heat transfer in non-Newtonian fluids.

Prof. R.P. Chhabra
PhD (Monash University, Australia)
Research Interests: Hydrodynamics of non-Newtonian fluid-particle systems including bubbles, drops, particles and fluidization, Multiphase (Gas/Liquid) flow in pipes and in packed beds, Interaction between nonlinear properties of fluids and shapes of particles, Modeling of non-Newtonian fluid flow in fibrous media

Dr. Rajagopal Vellingiri
PhD (Imperial College London, UK)
Research Interests: Thin liquid films, Wetting dynamics, Multiphase flows, Low-dimensional modelling, Interfacial instabilities, Nonlinear waves

Dr. Saikat Roy
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Research Interests: Granular Mechanics, Complex Fluids , Soft Condensed Matter and related Solid Mechanics, Colloidal Gel Rheology, Jamming and Glass transition, Fluid Mechanics.

Dr. Sarang P. Gumfekar
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (University of Alberta, Canada)
Research Interests: Synthesis of functional polymers; Highly porous aerogel synthesis; Water treatment; Water-soluble polymers for wastewater treatment and mineral beneficiation;

Dr. Swati A Patel
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Complex Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transport Phenomena

Dr. Tarak Mondal
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)
Research Interests: Catalysis (Heterogeneous), Reaction Kinetics and Modelling, Hydrogen Production, Biomass Conversion Processes, Renewable Energy

Dr. Vishwajeet Mehandia
(Head of the Department)
Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Complex fluids (Active suspensions), Dynamics of Granular Materials, Biophysics (Active cellular processes, Physics of Tissue morphology)