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Department of Chemical Engineering

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About us

Looking into the rapid change in the global industry environment, Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus is determined to nurture new talents and create leaders and entrepreneurs who can bring high-level value addition to the Chemical and Allied industries. Our mission is to drive excellence in Chemical Engineering education and training thereby lead to the creation of a common platform for connecting academia and industry in the exchange of knowledge.
 
Chemical Engineering department comprises of highly experienced and qualified faculty who have received PhDs/Postdocs from IIT’s or universities abroad. The Department offers robust programs in three tiers of Chemical Engineering i.e Bachelors (B.E Honors), Masters (M.E) and Ph.D. We also train our students in doing research in thrust areas as part of the curriculum. We have well-equipped state of the art laboratories for students to gain extensive practical knowledge. Our B.E students have been placed in reputed companies such as Shell, Honeywell, etc. Our department has received funding different projects from DST, BIRAC (DBT), CSIR, ABSTC Mumbai, DRDO and BITS Pilani. Because of our close association with Industry, we invite experts to deliver talks to our students. We organize industrial trips every semester apart from 7.5 months of practice school training. Our faculty are also involved in teaching courses for Industry Professionals under the Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP). 
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Research

The Department of Chemical Engineering is working on diverse research areas such as:
 
Process Development, Reaction Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Polymers and Composites, Catalysis, Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, Biomaterials, Pulp and Paper Technology, Fuel Cells, Environmental Pollution Control, Material Science and Nanotechnology.
 
The research outcomes are regularly published in high impact journals and conferences. Please visit individual faculty profiles for more details or Click here
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Programs Offered

  • B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D.
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering
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Faculty

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.

Faculty Achievements

The Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus congratulates the following faculty for their achievements:
 
* Prof I Sreedhar for receiving a grant of Rs 18.85 lacs from CSIR to work on the project titled “Waste minimization and carbon capture with coal fly ash doped sorbents-A two edged sword” (2019-2022).
 
* Prof I Sreedhar for receiving a grant of Rs 5.04 lacs from HBL Power Systems Ltd to work on the project titled “Development of cost-effective bio-sorbents to remove heavy metals from the effluent (2019-2021).
 
* Prof I.Sreedhar for being nominated as Board of Studies Member in the Department of Chemical , Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering, JNTU Kakinada from 2016 till date.
 
* Prof I.Sreedhar for getting appointed as an Editorial Board Member of the Scopus Indexed Journal “Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing (FDMP), Tech. Science Press, USA from 2nd Nov 2020 to 2nd Nov 2022.
 
* Prof Srikanta Dinda for receiving a grant of Rs 40.6lacs from DRDO to work on the project titled “Cracking of hydrocarbon fuel for a possible heat sink application” (2018-2020).
 
* Prof Srikanta Dinda for being nominated as Board of Studies Member in the Department of Chemical Engineering, BVRIT Hyderabad, 2020-2023.
 
* Prof Balaji Krishna Murthy for receiving a grant of Rs 23.41 lacs from CSIR to work on the project titled “Modeling capacity loss in lithium ion batteries under conditions of cycling” (2019-2022).
 
* Prof A Ramesh Babu for receiving a grant of nearly Rs 25 lacs from ASL, DRDO to work on the project titled “Developmental studies include environmental conditioning of QCE Composite materials” (2020-2021).
 
* Dr Vikranth K Surasani for receiving a grant of Rs 21.7 lacs from DST to work on the project titled “Reactive transport modeling & simulation of CO2 sequestration in deccan volcanic province” (2017-2020).
 
* Dr Vikranth K Surasani for getting appointed as an Academic Editor in the International Journal of Chemical Engineering (Scopus Indexed) Hindawi Publishing, I.F: 1.8 since May 2020.
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for receiving a DST Inspire Faculty Project grant of Rs 35 lacs to work on the project titled “Development of superomniphobic surfaces for self-cleaning and antimicrobial applications” (2017-2022).
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for receiving Additional Competitive Research grant of Rs 9.5 lacs from BITS Pilani to work on the project titled “Underwater superoleophobic surfaces for oil/water separation” (2019-2021).
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for being nominated as a Board of Studies member in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Vizag for the year 2019-2020.
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for delivering an invited talk “Underwater durability of patterned hydrophobic surfaces” at 4th Indo-German Workshop in Materials, Reaction, and Separation Processes 2020 scheduled during February 24-26, 2020, in Berlin, Germany.
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for delivering an invited talk “Confinement Induced Ordering of Instabilities in Multi-Component Thin Polymer Films” at Young Scientists’ Conference, India International Science Festival, November 5-8, 2019 at Kolkata, India.
 
* Dr. Nandini Bhandaru for receiving an extension on OPERA grant of Rs 4.20 lacs per year from BITS Pilani for two years (2020-2022).
 
* Dr Satyapaul A Singh for delivering an invited talk titled “Trends in Thermo and Photo-Catalytic Processes: Mechanistic Aspects of PrOx, Scope for ALD Based Reactors”, at World Summit on Catalysis Engineering and Technology (CatET-2019) scheduled during November 12-13, 2019 at Valencia, Spain.
 
* Dr Satyapaul A Singh for being conferred with Young Scientist Award by Telangana Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad in Sep, 2019
 
* Dr Satyapaul A Singh for receiving Prof. N.R. Kuloor Memorial Award for the outstanding PhD thesis, IISc Bangalore in September, 2019.
 
* Dr Satyapaul A Singh for receiving Additional Competitive Research grant of Rs 10 lacs from BITS Pilani to work on the project titled “Synthesis of Core-Shell Nanoparticles (CSNs) for Photocatalytic Reforming (2019-2021)
 
 
 

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