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Department of Chemical Engineering

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The Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus is one of the premier departments in the country that provides a unique educational and research environment. We have a major emphasis on interdisciplinary and industrial collaborations. Our primary missions are to educate undergraduate and graduate students, and to discover and disseminate knowledge through research.
The Department is committed to achieving excellence in these activities, and evaluates the success and leadership of its programs using the highest standards of quality, innovation, & visibility, while at the same time providing a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our goal is to provide to our students strong fundamentals complemented by professional skills including communication. Our other important goal is to produce students and faculty who will become leaders in their areas.
Vision: To excel in teaching/learning, innovative research and industry engagement and to disseminate the same in order to become a world leader in chemical engineering and allied interdisciplinary areas.
  • To impart quality education and training in chemical engineering and associated fields to enable the students to imbibe technical and analytical skills through the culture of logical and critical thinking.
  • To inculcate sense of social and environmental responsibility among students which inspires them to apply chemical engineering principles in solving industrial problems through sustainable and eco-friendly technologies for the betterment of industry and nation. 
  • To establish modern infrastructure and conducive research environment for carrying out academic and sponsored research.
  • To foster spirit of excellence and professional leadership in students and faculty members through exposure to leading academic institutions, research organizations and external experts.
  • To generate suitable opportunities for sustained interaction and collaboration with academia and industry.

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The department is capable of undertaking contract research projects sponsored by a company, commercial organization or institution with a predefined work scope and schedule.  We also can work closely with companies to define project goals and tailor the project to meet specific needs.
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We offer several courses under First Degree, Higher Degree, and Doctoral Programmes. The course details can be accessed here.

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Student Activities

The following are some association formed by Chemical engineering students on campus :

Latest News

The department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani congratulates Ms. Linisha Biswal for winning the GOLD AWARD under Research Scholar category during CII MILCA 2020 programme  for her work on conductive polymeric beads for effluent treatment under the supervision of Dr. Somak Chatterjee. 
Mr. Astitva Kumar Gupta (2019A1PS0694P), B.E. Chemical Engineering student has won the prestigious 2019-2020 Freshman Recognition Award by The American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE).
Mr. Gaurav Bellal Natesh (2018A1PS0027P), B.E. Chemical Engineering student has been awarded with the 2019-2020 Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award by The American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE).
The Department of Chemical engineering, BITS Pilani would like to congratulate winners of the Academic Writing Competition .   
1st prize: Ms. Priya S. Tanvidka
2nd prize: Mr. Prateek Sharma
3rd prize: Mr. S. Anil Kumar

Recent Events

A talk is organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani
Speaker: Prof. Yong Tae Park
    Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 

   Myongji University, Korea

Title:      Layer-by-Layer Assembled Multi-Functional Nano Thin Films
Date:      28.11.2020
Time:     11:00-11:50 am
A Webinar on “The Chemical Sciences: A Touch of History and the Future” by Prof. Arvind Kumar Sharma, was organized by BITS Pilani Library in association with the Royal Society Of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering on 7th November 2020. 
Here is the link to download the presentation slides:
A talk on the topic "Fluoropolymers and its applications" was organized by  the Chemical Engineering department.
Speaker-Mr. Kapil Malhotra(Sr. Vice President Marketing  Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited)
A talk on " was conducted by Dr. Sandeep Mora (from Merck (MSD), US ) on  3.10.2020.
"Bioprocess Development and Scale-up: Biomaterial, Biobutanol, and Bioethanol

Publications and Patents

  • Anand, A., Raghuvanshi, S., & Gupta, S. (2020). Trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation by microbial cultivations. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 7(2), 40-47. Link
  • Ashik, U., Asano, S., Kudo, S., Pham Minh, D., Appari, S., Hisahiro, E., & Hayashi, J. (2020). The distinctive effects of glucose-derived carbon on the performance of Ni-based catalysts in methane dry reforming. Catalysts, 10(1), 21. Link
  • Athira, G., Bahurudeen, A., & Appari, S. (2020). Thermochemical conversion of sugarcane bagasse: Composition, reaction kinetics, and characterisation of by-products. Sugar Tech. 
  •  Bhaskaran, K., Bheema, R. K., & Etika, K. C. (2020). The influence of Fe3O4@GNP hybrids on enhancing the EMI shielding effectiveness of epoxy composites in the X-band. Synthetic Metals, 265, 116374. Link
  • Ellamla, H. R., & Appari, S. (2020). Technoeconomic analysis of Biorefinery processes for Biofuel and other important products. Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologies, 333-351.
  •  Kumar K, A., Verma, G., Raghuvanshi, S., & Gupta, S. (2021). Defluoridation studies using graphene oxidebased nanoadsorbents. Green Chemistry and Water Remediation: Research and Applications, 35-57. 
  • Kuncharam, B. V., & Dixon, A. G. (2020). Multi-scale two-dimensional packed bed reactor model for industrial steam methane reforming. Fuel Processing Technology, 200, 106314. 
  • Maran Beena, A., Pani, A.K. Fault Detection of Complex Processes Using nonlinear Mean Function Based Gaussian Process Regression: Application to the Tennessee Eastman Process. Arab J Sci Eng (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-05052-x
  • Prakash Singh, R., Mishra, S., Raghuvanshi, S., & Nath Jha, P. (2020). GC-MS analysis of change in fatty acid composition of Halobacterium bacillus Licheniformis HSW-16 under varying salinity condition. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 09(04), 290-292. Link
  • Sharma, P., Sheth, P. N., & Mohapatra, B. N. (2020). Waste-to-Energy: Issues, challenges, and opportunities for RDF utilization in Indian cement industry. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, 891-900. Link
  • Sharma, S., Aich, S., & Roy, B. (2021). Low temperature steam reforming of ethanol over Cobalt doped bismuth vanadate [bi4(v0.90co0.10)2o11-δ (BICOVOX)] catalysts for hydrogen production. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 148, 109754. Link

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