DEPARTMENT OF Chemical Engineering


 International Mentor

Prof. (Dr.) Prashant Valluri

Personal Chair in FLuid Dynamics and Head of Graduate School

Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, 

The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Dr. B. A. T. U. Lonere.,1998

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College London 2004.


Awards & Fellowships & Membership:

R&D Areas/Projects:

    • Multiphase and single-phase fluid dynamics and transport phenomena
    • Stability theory and turbulence
    • Process design and intensification
    • Biological fluid dynamics and material science

Publications: He has published around 70 papers in internationally peer reviewed reputed journal in research areas mentioned above.



National Mentor

Prof. (Dr.) Jitendra Sangwai

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IITM.


  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering,Dr. B.A.T.U, Lonere,1998

  • M.Tech.,Chemical Engineering, I.I.T. Kharagpur,2001

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur, 2007

Awards & Fellowships:

    • Associate Editor, Energy and Fuels (ACS Journal, with Impact factor of 5.3)

    • National Geoscience Award from the Government of India - 2019 for outstanding contributions in oil, natural gas, and gas hydrates (declared in June, 2022).

    • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Technical Award - Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry for South Asia & the Pacific Region, 2022. 

    • Top 3% Highly Cited ACS Authors from India by the American Chemical Society for the period (2019 and 2020)

    • Institute Research & Development Award Mid Career, IIT Madras, 2021.

    • National Award for Technology Innovation from the Government of India, 2016 and 2018.

    • The Highly Cited Author award from the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS Journal), 2020.

    • One among '25 Emerging Investigators’ recognition by the American Chemical Society’s Journal, American Chemical Society, 2018.

    • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in the South Asia and the Pacific region by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 

    • Institute Research & Development Award Early Career, IIT Madras 2017.

    • Young Faculty Recognition Award, IIT Madras, 2014.

R&D Areas/Projects:

    • Upstream Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

    • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS)

    • Gas Hydrates Production and Enhanced Oil Recovery

    • Flow Assurance (wax, asphaltene, hydrate)

    • Nanotechnology application for oil and gas production

    • Rheology of oilfield systems (drilling fluids, gas hydrates, heavy crude oil, asphaltene).

    • Natural gas separation

Publications: He has published around 50 papers in internationally peer reviewed reputed journal in research areas mentioned above.