|Dr Swapnil Dharaskar
HoD & Assistant Professor
Email : Swapnil.Dharaskar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Ionic Liquids, Desulfurization Process, Nanotechnology, CO2 seperations, Wastewater treatment etc.
Brief Profile: Dr. Swapnil 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 Department of Green Chemistry, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has published more than 30 research papers in international repute journals. He has attended 25 International and 30 National conferences. He has guided 03 PhD (On going), 12 MTech, and more than 50 B.Tech students. He is the fellow member of various professional bodies like IIChE, AIIChE, IEI, ISTE, IAENG, ISRD, IAN etc. He is the Editor and reviewer of several high repute international journals. He has the recipient of several professional awards.
|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,
Nano materials for structural applications etc
Brief Profile: Dr Pravin Kodgire is an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at PDPU. After completing Ph D from IIT Bombay, Dr Kodgire worked as a post doc fellow at CSM, Colodaro, USA, prior joining as a former Head of Department of Chemical Engineering. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience and taught various chemical engineering to UG and PG student. His research focus is biofuels, energy and environment , waste water treatment and published a good number of research articles.
|Dr Abhishek Kumar Gupta
Ph.D, M.E., B.Tech.
Email : Abhishek.Gupta@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Molecular Dynamics Simulations Studies of polymers, polyelectrolytes, water-soluble polymers and amorphous glassy polymers, Heterogeneous catalyst preparation and characterization
Brief Profile: Dr. Abhishek has completed his Ph.D. from Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Macromolecular modeling and simulation lab under Prof. Upendra Natarajan. Prior to this, he has done his M.E. and B.Tech. from Jadavpur University and SASTRA University respectively. He is interested to work broadly upon "Molecular Dynamics simulations studies of conformational structure and dynamics of polyelectrolytes and water-soluble polymers in solutions".
|Dr Abhishek Yadav
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Abhishek.Yadav@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Colloid and interface science, particle-particle interactions, Experiments, Modelling and Simulations
Brief Profile: Abhishek Yadav is currently working as an Asst. Prof. in Chemical Engineering department of School of technology, PDPU. He completed his B.Tech degree from HBTI Kanpur in 2011 and later did M.Tech from IIT Bombay. He continued to pursue his interest in research and joined for PhD at IIT Bombay. He was associated with Prof. Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu's research group. During this time he explored and developed his expertise in the field of colloid and interface science and its application in Photonics and other related areas. He with his advisor devised a new method to fabricate monolayer films of colloidal particles that find use in various field like Super-hydrophobic surfaces, anti-reflective coatings, optical sensors and other opto-electronic devices. Apart from this application based research he along with his advisor and Prof. E.J. Hinch (Trinity College, Cambridge) discovered a new form of capillary interactions between colloidal particles and made a fundamental contribution to the field of colloid and interface science.
|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 Hemanth Kumar Tanneru
Email : Hemanth.Tanneru@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Systems Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Mathematical modeling and development of energy
harvesting and energy conversion systems
Energy harvesting from renewable energy resources
Microscale energy harvesting devices development,
Process Systems Engineering
Mathematical modeling of process systems for control and state estimation
Data analysis and artificial intelligence for the process
monitoring and control
Application of machine and deep learning concepts for
process systems engineering: process monitoring and
Brief Profile: Dr. Hemanh Kumar Tanneru is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University, Gujarat, India.
His research interests are Mathematical modeling of Process systems for control and state estimation, Microscale Renewable energy harvesting, Applications of Data analytics and artificial l intelligence for process monitoring and control.
He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Prior to this, he worked as a consultant in Gyan Data Pvt. Ltd. at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.
Dr. Hemanth has obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras in 2017. He pursued his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy on "Modeling and optimization of micro photosynthetic power cells.
He has obtained his B.Tech. from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering.
He has attended and presented his research in various National and International conferences.
|Dr Lubhani Mishra
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Lubhani.Mishra@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and Rheology of Complex Fluids
The research interests are focused on computational modeling and simulation of Non-Newtonian fluids which contributes to the understanding of the momentum and heat transfer characteristics of the complex fluid flow past bluff bodies. The numerical experiments have been conducted using the finite element solvers. Additional software tools have been employed for post-processing of numerical results.
Brief Profile: Lubhani Mishra was a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. She obtained her bachelor's degree in 2013 from SSBUICET, Panjab University, Chandigarh where she investigated the process of manufacture of styrene from ethylbenzene as a part of her undergraduate research project. Her masters and doctoral research were focussed on the computational fluid dynamics and primarily deals with the role of non-Newtonian rheology on transport phenomena in complex geometries.
|Dr Manan Rajiv Shah
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Manan.Shah@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation, Renewable Energy Sector, Reservoir Simulation, Geochemistry and Hydrochemistry and Water quality
Brief Profile: Mr. Manan Shah joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in June, 2015 as a Lecturer in the School of Petroleum Technology. He is currently working in Centre of Excellence for Geothermal Energy, Gandhinagar as a Reserach Scientist. He has done his Bachelor in chemical Engineering from L.D college of Engineering and did his M.tech in Petroleum Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum 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 functional material and their application for the modification of polymeric membranes for water purification. He is also working in the field of membrane gas separation, lignin based hydrogels for water treatment, MEUF for heavy metal separation.
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. In 2009 and 2011, he was awarded with MHRD Govt. of India scholarship for perusing M.Tech and PhD respectively.
|Dr Rajasekhar Reddy Busigari
Ph.D, M.S., B.Tech.
Email : Rajasekhar.Reddy@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Thermochemical Conversion of Non-Renewable and Renewable Materials via Catalytic Pyrolysis, Microwave-Assisted Processing of Materials, Designing of Nano-structured Materials for Specific Applications, Characterization of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Fuels, Valorization of Low-Rank Indonesian Coals, CO2 to Chemicals and Fuels, Process Intensification of Coke Making, Deconstruction of Lignin, Cellulose and Hemicellulose, Coal and Biomass to Chemicals and Drop in Fuels.
Brief Profile: Rajasekhar Reddy has done B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from SV University, Tirupathi in 2014. He stood in top 3 of his batch. Afterward, he joined in IIT Madras for Ph.D. He completed Ph.D. in 2019 in Chemical engineering under Dr. R. Vinu. His dissertation is titled "Microwave-assisted pyrolysis of coal and biomass for valuable chemicals and nano-materials". He received the "Institute Research Award" for the quality and quantity of research done during his Ph.D. He also received M.H. Shukla Best Paper Presentation Award out of 1000 presentations in CHEMCON-2015.
|Dr Sukanta Kumar Dash, PhD,FIE
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech., B.Sc
Email : SK.Dash@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Energy and Environment, Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU): CO2 capture thermodynamics and Kinetics study with activated/blended chemical/hybrid solvents. Process modeling, simulation, optimazation, Industrial implementation, pilot plant data validation using Aspen Plus®. Modeling and simulation using Aspen Plus®. Natural Gas Processing
1. Carbon Sequestration and Clean Development Mechanism
2. Process Equipment Design (computer aided)
3. Chemical Reaction Engineering I and II
4. Computer Aided Process Engineering
5. Process Simulation (Aspen and Hysis)
6. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
7. Process Equipment Design including computer design
Brief Profile: Dr. Sukanta Dash is now with the department of chemical engineering as an Asst. professor. Dr. Dash has 19 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 Manager in the IIT Bombay- 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 Suriapparao DV
B.Tech., M.S., Ph.D
Email : Dadi.Suriapparao@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Value addition to solid wastes (municipal solid waste, plastic waste, e-waste, crop residues), combustion, pyrolysis, heat loss prevention systems development
Brief Profile: Dr. Surya is currently working as a faculty in department of Chemical Engineering PDPU, Gandhinagar since August 2018. He has completed both masters and PhD from IIT Madras. Prior to joining PDPU, he worked in fertilizers, propellant processing and petroleum refining sectors.
|Dr SUVERNA TRIVEDI
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Suverna.Trivedi@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Heterogeneous Catalysis Synthesis and Characterization, Nano-material Synthesis and Application in Electronic Storage Devices, Reaction Kinetics, Vehicular Emission Control.
Brief Profile: Ms. Suverna Trivedi has done her B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from UPTU, Lucknow. She has received M.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. Afterward, she joined Ph.D. program at IIT(BHU), Varanasi in 2014. Her Ph.D. thesis title was "Simultaneous Catalytic Oxidation of CO and CH4: An Approach of CNG Vehicular Emission Control." She has published research articles in reputed journals like New Journal of Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry), Journal of Environmental Science (Elsevier), AiChe (Wiley), etc. In 2012 and 2014, she was awarded with MHRD Govt. of India scholarship for pursuing M.Tech. and Ph.D. respectively. In 2016, at NIT Srinagar, during ICNBL-2016, she was awarded with the best poster presentation award.
|Ms Sweta Chetananand Balchandani
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
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.
|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 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 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 08 research papers in International Journals and presented 06 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.