Dr Hare Krishna Mohanta

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Brief Profile

Dr. Hare Krishna Mohanta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan. He has obtained his B.E., MTech and PhD degrees (all in Chemical Engineering) from NIT Rourkela (1995), IIT Kanpur (1998), and BITS Pilani (2006), respectively. He has over 24 years of teaching & research experience and one-year industrial experience. He is a Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and a Member of Institution of Engineers (India). He has several publications in the international and national journals. His areas of research include process identification & control, design of soft sensors, process monitoring & control, reactive distillation design & control, nonlinear control & state estimation, modeling & simulation. He is associated with Bhaktivedanda Institute Kolkata since 2005 for synthesis of science and spirituality.


  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering -Process Control), B.I.T.S. Pilani (2006)
  • M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), I.I.T. Kanpur (1998)
  • B.E. (Chemical Engineering), N.I.T. (formerly R.E.C.) Rourkela (1995)


Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor in BITS Pilani, June, 2016 - till date
  • Assistant Professor in BITS-Pilani, June, 2006 – May, 2016
  • Lecturer in BITS Pilani, January, 2000 – May, 2006
  • Assistant Lecturer in BITS Pilani, June, 1998 - December, 1999
  • Senior Project Associate in Petroleum Lab of IIT Kanpur, April-May, 1998
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee in Indian Rare Earths Limited, November, 1995 - June, 1996
  • Part-time Lecturer in Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Sarang, Talcher, August - October, 1995

In-plant Training:

  • Rourkela Steel Plant (SAIL), May 1-31, 1994.
  • National Aluminium Company (NALCO), Angul (Odisha), May 1-31, 1993.

Professional Membership:

  1. Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), LM-11689
  2. Life Member of Institutions of Engineers (India), M-149225-4