|Dr Swapnil Ashokrao Dharaskar
HoD & Assistant Professor
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Swapnil.Dharaskar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Ionic Liquids, Desulfurization Process, Nanotechnology, Wastewater treatment, Separation technology, CO2 sequestration etc.
Brief Profile: Dr. Swapnil A. Dharaskar is currently working as Assitant Professor & Head in Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Technology at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has around 08 years of teaching and research experience. He worked as SERB-overseas postdoctoral researcher in Laboratory of Green Chemistry, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has published more than 30 research papers in international repute journals. He has attended 22 International and 25 National conferences. He has guided 01 (On going), 10 MTech, and more than 40 B.Tech students. He is the Editor and reviewer of several high repute international journals. He has recived several professional awards.
|Prof Syamalendu S Bandyopadhyay
Email : SS.Bandyopadhyay@pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest:
|Dr Pravin V Kodgire
B.Tech., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Pravin.Kodgire@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Fluid Mechanics, Energy and Environment, Biofuels, Nano materials for structural applications etc
Brief Profile: Dr Kodgire joined pdpu in month of May 2011, after completion of his PDF work at CSM, Co, USA. He did his doctoral studies from IIT BOmbay on the topic of polymer nano-composites for structural application. He completed his master's studies from M S University of Vadodara and UG from technological university near Mumbai.
|Dr ASHISH PRABHUDAS UNNARKAT
B.Tech., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Ashish.Unnarkat@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Catalytic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons, Reaction Engineering Studies, Kinetic Modelling, Catalyst Synthesis, Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica and Mesoporous Oxides for Oxidation Applications
Brief Profile: Dr. Ashish Unnarkat, currently Assistant Professor with Chemical Engineering Deparment, School of Technology. He completed PhD from IITB-Monash Research Academy, a unique collaboration of IIT Bombay, India and Monash University, Australia and worked in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Field. Prior to PhD, he worked for couple of years with Vedanta Resources, as Process Engineer with HZL, Dariba (Raj) and HSE Engineer with Sterlite Industries, Tuticorin (TN). he has acquired Master's Degree from BITS Pilani and Bachelor's Degree from Amravati University.
|Dr Manish Kumar Sinha
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Manish.Sinha@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Dr. Manish Kumar Sinha has interest in synthesis and characterization of stimuli responsive materials, designed to respond to change in pH, temperature and ionic strength and finally their application for the modification of polymeric membranes.
Brief Profile: Dr. Manish kumar Sinha has done his B.E. in Chemical Engineering form Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune. Afterwards, he joined M.Tech program in Petroleum Refinery Engineering at India Institute of Technology, Guwahati in 2009. He received PhD degree in 2015 from Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. His PhD thesis title was "Preparation and Characterization of Fouling Resistant Ultra Filtration Membrane". He has published several research papers in reputed journals like Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier), Desalination (Elsevier), RSC Advances ( Royal Society of Chemistry) etc. The total impact factor of his publication is 35.34. In 2009 and 2011, he was awarded with MHRD Govt. of India scholarship for perusing M.Tech and PhD respectively. In 2013 at CSIR-CGCRI Kolkata, during ICMA 2013, he was awarded with best poster presentation award.
|Dr Sukanta Kumar Dash, PhD,FIE
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech., B.Sc
Email : SK.Dash@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS): post combustion CO2 capture from flue gas streams with activated/blended chemical/hybrid solvents. Process optimazation, process economic study, pilot plant data validation using Aspen Plus®. Energy requirement study using alternative flow sheet configurations. Modeling and simulation using Aspen Plus®.
Natural Gas Processing: Removal of acid gases, VLE and kinetics study. Thermodynamics of activated and blended amine solvents.
1. Carbon Sequestration and Clean Development Mechanism
2. Optimization and Modeling
3. Chemical Reaction Engineering
4. Computer Aided Process Engineering
5. Process Simulation (Aspen and Hysis)
Brief Profile: Dr. Sukanta Dash is now with the department of chemical engineering as an Asst. professor. Dr. Dash has 18 years of teaching and research experience. With Industry, Dr. Dash is working as a process adviser to AGTS for the development of FSRU and allied technology and as a simulation expert to Carbon Clean solutions, UK. Dr. Dash is also now a Sr. Project Executive in the IITB- NTPC project.
|Dr Surendra Sasi kumar Jampa
Email : Surendra.Sasikumar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Membrane Gas Separations, Catalysis, Biofuels, Thin film coatings
Brief Profile: Membrane based gas separations is one of the fastest growing unit operations in industrial sectors. We focus on separation of green house gas like Carbon dioxide along with constructive modelling approaches. We have also group of eminent members focusing on production of Bio-Diesel from edible and non edible oil. We synthesize and study the Oxidizing and hydrogenation catalytic aspects with new generation nano catalysts called Metal Organic Frame Works (MOFs)
|Dr Vakamalla Teja Reddy
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Teja.Reddy@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: CFD, Mineral Processing, Fluidization, Slurry Rheology, Mathematical modelling
Brief Profile: Dr. Teja Reddy Vakamalla is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in PDPU, Gandhinagar. He specialized in the area of CFD in mineral processing. During PhD he worked for 3 different industrial projects (TATA Steel, Tega Industries and NMDC) apart from a DST project. His research out come is visible in terms his publications in internationally reputed peer reviewed journals (8) and conference proceedings (16). His research focus is more inclined towards solving the industrial comminution and classification problems by using CFD, DEM techniques. Currently he is the reviewer of Separation and Purification Technology, Powder Technology and Physicochemical Problem of Mineral Processing.
|Mr Anirban Dey
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Anirban.Dey@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Absorption based carbon capture technology, Nanotechnology aided waste water treatment
Brief Profile: Mr. Anirban Dey is working as a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at PDPU, Gandhinagar since July, 2013. He has completed M.tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Guwahati and currently pursuing Phd in the area of "Carbon capture using Chemical absorption" from IIT Guwahati
|Mrs Anvita Sharma Chakraborty
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Anvita.S@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Process Control, Biodiesel Production , Biochemical Engineering
Brief Profile: Mrs. Anvita Sharma is working as lecturer in department of Chemical Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar since July 2012. She has completed M.Tech in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Computer Aided Design & Control from Dharamsinh Desai University, Nadiad. She is currently pursuing part-time PhD in area of Biodiesel Production from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. She has around 8 years of teaching experience and has worked as a BOS member in PDPU.
|Mrs Bharti Saini Verma
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Bharti.Saini@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Synthesis and characterization of flat sheet antifouling ultrafiltration polymeric membrane by phase inversion method with suitable additives and their application in waste water treatment. Waste water treatment using adsorption technology.
Brief Profile: Mrs. Bharti Saini is currently working as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gujarat since June, 2013. She is also pursuing part time PhD in the area of "Synthesis and characterization of membranes". She has received M.Tech degree from IIT Roorkee wih specialization in Environmental Engineering and B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering with First Division Honours from IET Lucknow, UP. She has published 04 research papers in International Journals and presented 02 papers in International Conferences. She has around 07 years of academic experience. She has guided 27 B.Tech and 01 M.Tech students.
|Mr Himanshu H Choksi
M.Tech., B.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Himanshu.C@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Heat Transfer & Heat Exchanger Design
Brief Profile: Life Member of ISTE, IE, IIChE, BRSI, ISHMT.
Certified Chartered Engineer from IE, India.
Worked as Faculty Member for two years at Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar in their "Extended Learning In-House Training Program" for upliftment of employees.
Industrial experience of more than 3 years in different industries like Indian Rayon, Tata Chemicals,Petrofils cooperative Ltd.
Worked as "Environment Audit" team member at V.V.P. Engineering College, Rajkot.
Worked as Member of BoS at Saurashtra University as well as Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.
Editorial Board Member of five reputed journals.
|Ms Sweta Chetananand Balchandani
Email : Sweta.Balchandani@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Modeling and simulation, Carbon dioxide capture using blended solvents, Principal Component analysis, Optimization of Transportation and scheduling various chemical processes
Brief Profile: Ms Sweta Chetananand Balchandani is currently working as faculty in the department of Chemical Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar since 2013. She has completed her M.Tech from Dharamsinh Desai University, Nadiad with the specialization in Cad and Control. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in the field of Carbon Capture and Sequestration. She has around 7 years of teaching experience. She has published 2 papers in International Conferences. She has guided 12 B.Tech students.