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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.

NOTICE

Ph.D. Admissions (II Semester 2021-22)
 
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Current JRF/SRF & Other Openings
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Upcoming Events: 
 
  • Chemical Engineering department is organizing a 2-day webinar on " The Changing Face of Chemical Engineering: Future Prospects and Career Opportunities". Click here for more details.  

  • International Conference on Novel Materials and Technologies for Energy Applications- NMTEA 2022 (Feb. 18th & 19th, 2022). Click here for more details.

Faculty Achievements

The Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus congratulates the following faculty for their achievements:
 
* The paper titled “Enhanced Removal of Cu(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solution using novel and cost effective biochar based adsorbent” by Sarthak Gupta, S.Sireesha, U. Upadhyay, I.Sreedhar & K L Anitha, has received the Best Paper Award during International Chemical Engineering Conference 2021 Organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, September 16-19, 2021.
 
* Prof. Balaji Krishnamurthy for receiving a grant of Rs 32.16 lacs from DBT to work on the project titled “Modeling the performance of DET and MET based enzymatic glucose fuel cells” (2021-2024).
 
* Dr. Iyman Abrar for receiving Additional Competitive Research grant of Rs 9.5 lacs from BITS Pilani to work on the project titled “Development of alcohol-gasoline-water microemulsion fuels for spark-ignition engines” (2021-2023).
 
* Dr. Debirupa Mitra for receiving Additional Competitive Research grant of Rs 8 lacs from BITS Pilani to work on the project titled “Multifunctional Antimicrobial Hydrogels for Next-generation Wound Dressings” (2021-2023).
 
* Dr. Pankaj Kumar: Expert Lecture for Faculty Development Programme (FDP), Harcourt Butler Technical University (formally HBTI) Kanpur, August 9-13, 2021 on “Production of transportation fuels from biomass”.
 
* Prof. Srikanta Dinda for receiving a grant of Rs 36.4 lacs from DST to work on the project titled “Development of endothermic fuel for supersonic vehicle applications” (2020-2023).
 
* 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).
 
* 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).
 
* 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. 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).
 
* 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).
 
* 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).
 
* 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 (2020-2021).
 
* 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. Nandini’s article on "Durability of submerged hydrophobic surfaces" published in Soft Matter Journal (RSC) has been featured in the series of "Most Popular articles 2020".
 
* 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. 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. Arnab Dutta appointed as Editorial Board Member of Process and Energy Systems Engineering (Section of Frontiers in Energy Research, Impact Factor: 2.7, SCIE Indexed) as a Review Editor, since March 2021.
 
* Dr. Arnab Dutta received the Young Researcher Award, 2020 by institute of Scholars.
 
* Prof. I Sreedhar: Keynote Lecture for Faculty Development Programme (FDP), College of Engineering, JNTU Anantapuram, 15-20th, Feb 2021 (Laboratory and Workshop Learning Skills for Conducting Practical Classes).
 
* 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.
 
* Prof. I Sreedhar: Keynote Lecture, Faculty Development Programme (FDP), VIT Vellore, 7/12/2020 on CO2 Sequestration and Utilization.
 
* Prof. Jaideep Chatterjee: Invited Speaker, SESTEC 2020, BARC, March 2021, Mumbai. "Novel technique to removed dissolved surfactants from aqueous solutions"
 
* Prof. Vikranth Kumar Surasani: Invited Speaker, Gobal Meet on "Computational Modeling and Simulation " 17/10/2020, Topic: "Reactive Transport and Simulation of CO2 Sequestration in Geological formation", BITS Pilani Pilani.
 
* Dr. Arnab Dutta was invited as an external reviewer to evaluate the curriculum and research at School of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Seoul National University [QS Department Ranking, 2020: 25], 2021.
 
* Prof. I Sreedhar: Board of Studies Member, in Department of Chemical and Petrochemical Engg, at JNTU College of Engg Kakinada, Kakinada, AP, 2016 – till date.
 
* Prof. Srikanta Dinda for being nominated as Board of Studies Member in the Department of Chemical Engineering, BVRIT Hyderabad, 2020-2023.
 
* 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.
 
 
 

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Placements

* Congratulations to Gouri Karthik Gembali for getting an offer from L&T Infotech with an annual package of 9 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Naman Bung for getting an offer from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) with an annual package of 10 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Shivang Yadav for getting an offer from Landmark Group with an annual package of 12 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Divya Hemalbhai Vora and Rishit Agarwal for getting offers from ZS with an annual package of 12.8 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Laharee Ghosh for getting an offer from Meesho Analytics with an annual package of 11 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Devanshi Singh for getting an offer from Searce with an annual package of 12 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Utkarsh Upadhyay and Shagun Mishra for getting offers from Exxon Mobil with an annual package of 11.4 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Aditya Ravi Swami for getting an offer from Fisher Jordan with an annual package of 13 lacs.
 
* Congratulations to Aditya Tyagi for getting an offer from Epsilon with an annual package of 10 lacs.
 
 
 

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