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Achievements

Awards/Honors/Distinctions Obtained

  1. External Academic Expert Members in Board of Studies (BoS) Constitution for Chemical Engineering, Galgotia University, Noida.
  2. Member of committee: Chemical Engineering, Pilani local Centre, The Institution of Engineers, Rajasthan Centre (India).
  3. Member of the Board of Studies of Faculty of Bio- and Chemical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai, October – November, 2014.
  4. External examiner for BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, January 3, 2014.
  5. External Examiner, MTech Viva, ITM University Gwalior, December 17, 2013.
  6. Invited Member in A day long workshop to review the existing scheme of the Engineering Services Examination conducted by the Commission organized by UPSC at the International Management Development Centre (IMDC) Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad on the 3rd of October, 2013.
  7. Ph.D. Thesis Examiner of Ms. E. Priya Rose entitled “Adsorption of Heavy Metal Ions from Aqueous Solution using Novel Acid Activated Artocarpus Hirsutus Bark” of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 24.
  8. The paper, “Removal of toxic metal Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions using sawdust as adsorbent: Equilibrium, kinetics and regeneration studies” published in Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 150, Issues 2-3, August 2009, Pages 352-365 and authored by Dr Suresh Gupta, Department of Chemical Engineering (co-authored with Prof B V Babu) has been listed as one among the most cited articles in the journal since 2008. The highly rated journal has an impact factor, 3.461.Source:  http://www.journals.elsevier.com/chemical-engineering-journal/most-cited-articles/).
  9. Chairperson of Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE) during March 22-23, 2013, BITS Pilani.
  10. External examiner for B. Tech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, December 2012.
  11. Vice-Chariman of Pilani Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
  12. Session Chair of session "Separation Processes" in the Conference "Technological Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012)" held on March 23 - 24, 2012, BITS Pilani.
  13. Invited Distinguished Speaker, “Computational Heat Transport” and “Separation Processes”, Staff Development Programme on Innovative Teaching Techniques for Transport Phenomena organized by ITM University, Gwalior, July 12-17, 2010.
  14. Technical Consultant for Sangam (India) Limited Textile Industry, Bhilwara, for Removal of Color, BOD, and COD from Effluent Treatment Plant, 2009. 

Invited Lectures/Talks Delivered

1

Invited talk entitled “Application of Nanocomposites for Heavy Metals Removal from Wastewater”, CHEM-CONFLUX 2020 organized by MNIT Allahabad, Feb 14-16, 2020.

2

Invited talk entitled “Industrial Wastewater Treatment: A Case Study”, TEQIP III-financed Short Term Course on  New Trends in Wastewater Treatment and its Reuse (NTWT-2019) during  March 12-16, 2019.

3

Invited talk entitled “Advances in Separation Processes” a Short Term Course on "Technological Advancement in Chemical Engineering" from July 27-31, 2019 at B.I.E.T., Jhansi.

4

Invited talk on “Principles and Applications of Process Intensification in Chemical Engineering” short term Course on Recent Trends in Process Intensification in Chemical and Allied Industries during October 27-31, 2018 at B.I.E.T. Jhansi.

5

Invited lecture on “Bioremediation: Heavy Metal Removal from Wastewater” one-week Faculty Development Programme during Feb 19-23, 2018 on "Industrial Pollution Abatement and Waste Mangement"  at B.I.E.T., Jhansi.

6

Invited lecture on “Application of Numerical Methods to Solve Complex Engineering Problems” in one day seminar and hands-on session on “Application of Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering” on 28th January, 2017 organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, Manipal University, Jainpur.

7

Invited lecture on “Research Methodology & Design of Experiments” in the 3rd Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE) during February 10-11, 2017, BITS Pilani.

8

Invited talk “Research Formulation, Data Analysis, and Interpretation” in the National Workshop on “Novel Approaches and Techniques in Research Methodology” organized by department of Chemistry, English and Mathematics at Government Women Engineering College, Ajmer on 29th November 2016 under TEQIP – II.

9

Invited talk “Biohydrogen production” the National Workshop on " Opportunities and Challenges in Bio-fuels & Bio-lubricants" scheduled during November 21-22, 2015 at HBTI, Kanpur.

10

Invited Distinguished Speaker “H2 Production as a Energy Source from Waste” in Symposia on Globalized Recent Advancement in Engineering & Technology as a part of the 10th India-Japan Bilateral Conference (BICON-2015) during September 23, 2015.

11

Invited talk “Bioremediation: Heavy Metals Removal from Wastewater” in the Short Term Course on Water Pollution and Wastewater Treatment (WPWT – 2015) during January 27 – 31, 2015, Organized by Department of Chemical Engineering & Civil Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad.

12

Invited lecture on “Design of Experiments” in the Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE) during March 22-23, 2013, BITS Pilani.

13

Invited talk, “Computational Heat Transport” and “Separation Processes”, Staff Development Programme on Innovative Teaching Techniques for Transport Phenomena organized by ITM University, Gwalior, July 12-17, 2010.

   

Membership of Professional Bodies/Institutions

  1. Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) - 9900183983

  2. Life Associate Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
  3. Fellow of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (FICCE)
  4. Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  5. Member of the Institute of Engineers (India) (IEI) - M-1483285

 

External Examiner

Ph.D. 

1

Ms. Janhavi M. Karekar, Ion exchange selectivity and adsorption studies in aqueous and mixed media, of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Jnana Sangama, Belagavi, Karnataka State, India, 2020.

2

Mrs. Gauri Manas Lohar entitled "Radiation induced graft copolymers for enviromental remediation", of University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, 2020.

3

Mr. Myneni Venkataratnam entitled “Synthesis and characterization of Magnesium Oxide Nano Composites for adsorptive removal of cationic and anionic dyes from aqueous solutions” of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 2018.

4

Abubakar Aisami entitled “Biodegradation of Phenol by Free and Immobilised Cells of three Locally-isolated Bacterial Strains, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia,  2017.

5

Shubha Dwivedi entitled “Biological Removal of Fluoride from Industrial Waste Water” of Faculty of Biotechnology, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, 2016.

6

D. Maruthamuthu entitled “Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of some novel organic compounds” of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 24, 2016.

7

Ms. E. Priya Rose entitled “Adsorption of Heavy Metal Ions from Aqueous Solution using Novel Acid Activated Artocarpus Hirsutus Bark” of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 24, 2014.

 
M. Tech. 

1

ITM University Gwalior, December 2013.

 
B.Tech.

1

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, July 2020.

2

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, April 2019.

3

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, December 2017.

4

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, May 2016.

5

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, May 2015.

6

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, January 2014.

7

Practical/Viva Examination, BTech (Chemical Engg.) students at Banasthali University, December 2012.

 

Scholarship/Fellowship Awarded

  1. Awarded Travel Grant to attend conference abroad (2013) by CICS, Chennai.

  2. Awarded Travel Grant to attend conference abroad (2013) by CSIR, New Delhi.

  3. Awarded Travel Grant to attend conference abroad (2008) by INSA-CICS, Chennai.
  4. Awarded Travel Grant to attend conference abroad (2008) by CSIR, New Delhi.
  5. GATE Scholarship for M.Tech Degree, 2001 – 2002.

 

Sessions Chaired in Seminars/Conferences

1

Session Chair of session "Water and Wastewater Treatment", CHEM-CONFLUX 2020 organized by MNIT Allahabad, Feb 14-16, 2020.

2

Session Chair of session "Separation Processes" in the Conference "Technological Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012)" held on March 23 - 24, 2012, BITS Pilani.

Journal Reviewer

  1. Desalination and Water Treatment (Desalination)
  2. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (Berkeley Electronic Press)
  3. Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
  4. Process Biochemistry (Elsevier)
  5. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research
  6. Journal of Advanced Research (Elsevier)
  7. Adsorption Science and Technology (Multi-Science)
  8. AIChE Journal (Wiley)
  9. Industrial Chemistry & Engineering Research (Wiley)
  10. Bioremediation Journal (Taylor and Francis)
  11. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Global Research)
  12. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley)
  13. Journal of Food Processing and Technology (OMICS)
  14. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
  15. Applied Water Science (Springer)
  16. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Academic Journals)

Industrial Training / Visit

  1. Visited The Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT Ltd), Kochi, Kerala (March 31 – April 1, 2014) as part of PS-I enhancement program taken by Practice School Division.

  2. Visited Ultra Tech Cement Kotputli Rajasthan, July 26, 2012.
  3. Visited Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company (ABSTC), Mumbai and TRC (Thaluja and Ahura Centre) for the possible collaborative research work during June 25 - 28,2012.
  4. Visited Reddipalayam Cements Works, Reddipalayam (March 15 - 16, 2012) and Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (March 19 - 20, 2012) as part of PS-I enhancement program taken by Practice School Division.
  5. Visited IndoGulf fertilizer plant for the discussion on short term training program for their employees, December 15 – 17, 2011.
  6. Visited ICT, Mumbai (March 27 - 28, 2012) and IIT Kanpur (April 23 - 24, 2012) for laboratory infrastructure development as a member of cross campus departmental committee.
  7. Visited Birla Cellulosic Kharach, Bharuch, Aditya Birla Group Company, to identify the research area for collaborative research, June 19 – 24, 2011.
  8. Visited Bharat Aluminum Company Ltd., Korba, for discussions on BITS Collaborative Programme on Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering for their Employees, March 3 - 5, 2010.
  9. Visited Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), Udaipur for discussions on BITS Collaborative Programme on Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering for their Employees, 2008.
  10. Visited Hindustan Zinc Limited Udaipur from Feb 20 - 23, 2007 to give students training in the plant and making them understand the relation between theoretical and practical approach.
  11. Visited of Hindustan Zinc Limited Udaipur from January 1 - 3, 2007.
  12. DLPD Contact Program of BITS for BS (Power Engineering), at various locations (Tanda, Unchahar, Vindhyachal, Kawas, Korba) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), July – December, 2005.
  13. Practice School –I Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, TISCO, Jamshedpur, May – July, 2003.
  14. Practice School –I Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, KLR Industries, Hyderabad & CMC Limited, Hyderabad, May – July, 2004.
  15. Two week industrial training in Polymerization Department Shree Synthetics Limited, Ujjain, M.P.

 

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