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Recent Highlights

 "Akshay Modi, an M.Tech Graduate who was the student of Prof. Nishith Verma has been awarded the IIChE-Ambuja Young Researcher Award for 2015"
Congratulations to both Akshay Modi and Prof. Nishith Verma on this honor.

(Posted on December 10, 2015)
 "Prof. Yogesh Joshi of our department has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for the year 2015 in Engineering Sciences"
Congratulations to Prof. Yogesh Joshi on this honor.

(Posted on October 12, 2015)
 "Prof. Ashutosh Sharma of our department has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi"
Congratulations to Prof. Ashutosh Sharma

(Posted on Dec 20, 2014)
 "IEI Young Engineer Award 2014-2015"
Congratulations to Dr. Raju Gupta on this honor.

(Posted on July 8, 2014)

 "Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards/Appreciations - 2014"
Congratulations to entire Team working under supervision of Prof. Siddhartha Panda.

(Posted on March 24, 2011)


Seminar / Workshop

  "Continuous Flow Synthesis using Microreactors: Challenges in Scale-up"
    Speaker: Dr. Amol A. Kulkarni
    Date: November 4, 2017
    Time: 09:00
    Venue: L-16
  "Flow Boiling of Water in Horizontal Small Diameter Tubes"
    Speaker: Prof.Arcot R.Balakrishna
    Date: February 16, 2017
    Time: 16:00-17:00
    Venue: L-1
  "Effect of Entrainers on the Separation of Azeotropic Mixtures"
    Speaker: Prof.Arcot R.Balakrishna
    Date: February 15, 2017
    Time: 16:00-17:00
    Venue: L-1
  "Dynamics of Drops Impacting on a Liquid Surface"
    Speaker: Prof.Gautam Biswas
    Date: January 24, 2017
    Time: 14:30-15:30
    Venue: L-2
  "Flow Distribution in Reactors"
    Speaker: Dr. K. Parimi
    Energia Technologies, Inc., USA
    Date: October 14, 2015

  "Petrotel Distinguished Lecture 2015"
    Speaker: Prof. Aniruddha Pandit
    ICT, Mumbai
    Date: March 23, 2015


News & EventsFlashing new

  Dr. Siddhartha Panda, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Coordinator of the National Centre of Flexible Electronics, participated as a panelist in a panel discussion on Emerging Technologies in Sectors (EV, ESDM, Renewables) that took place in the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence Summit in Mumbai on 19th Feb. Part of the discussion was telecast live on CNBC18 and excerpts were telecast on NDTV 24x7 on 24th and 25th Feb. The other panelists who participated in this discussion were Dr. Pawan Goenka (MD, Mahindra and Mahindra), Mr. Sumant Sinha (CEO, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Ashish Khanna (CEO & ED, TATA Power Solar Systems Ltd.) and Mr. Kapil Maheswari (CEO, Hinduja Renewables Pvt. Ltd.). Professor Panda spoke about, among other things on ESDM sector in India, the need to embrace a new technology sector like Flexible Electronics, the research work currently being pursued at the FlexE Centre, IIT Kanpur and the importance of industry-academia collaboration. Flashing New
  The PG Admission window will run from 15th Mar 2018 (10:00 AM) to 4th Apr 2018 (5:00 PM)Flashing New
  Research Scholars' Day 2017
Prof. C. V. Seshadri Memorial Distinguished Lecture 2017
  IIChE Awards Announcement: Click here for Nomination Forms
 "Happy Hour: January 21st, 2017 , Venue: NL-II lawns,Time: 12:30 PM onwards"
 Prof. Ashutosh Sharma of our department has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
  Featured and cover article on JCP (Jayant K. Singh et al. J. Chem. Phys. 141, 204701)
  Post-doctoral positions

The Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur ranks among the best of the nation and commands very high level of respect both nationally and internationally. Our department has been built over the years by faculty members, who have always been exceptionally hard-working, highly dedicated to research and committed to provide cutting edge knowledge and rigorous training to their students. We carry out research in core areas such as Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Separation Processes and Controls as well as inter-disciplinary areas such as Nanosciences and Technology, Biosciences, Soft Matter Physics, Advanced Materials and High-Performance computing. The academic environment in our department is highly vibrant that nurtures creativity and inquisitiveness. We publish in top international journals like Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Langmuir, Soft Matter and many others. Our papers get routinely accepted as cover page articles of top international journals. Our research also features in many national and international newspapers and science magazines. In our department, we offer top-rated elective courses that often transcend the barrier of Chemical Engineering and these specialized electives are attended by students of different departments. Our students get to grow in an intellectually stimulating environment where emphasis is not on competition but individual excellence. They continue to excel long after they graduate and distinguish themselves in both academia and industry, in both within the country and abroad. We take great pride in our alumni, among whom we have recipients of almost all major national and international recognitions: National Science Medal by the President of the United States of America, Membership of National Academy of Science (USA), National Academy of Engineering (USA), National Medal of Technology and Innovation (USA), Infosys prize, Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar prize, TWAS prize and so on.

Our department is equipped with both state of the art under-graduate laboratories and highly equipped post graduate research laboratory (PGRL). The unique feature of our PGRL is that it hosts several important characterization facilities at one single place and are mostly run by our own students. These facilities allow our faculty and students to tackle complex phenomena requiring thorough understanding and also industrial R&D problems demanding practical approach.

In the days to come, we wish to see ourselves as one of the most accomplished chemical engineering department in the country that fosters and inculcates high degree of creativity, competitiveness and enterprising skill in our students. We wish to see ourselves also heavily engaged with our industry partners taking on high stake problems and bringing forth high value solutions.

We invite you to explore the webpage of our department and that of our faculty.

Animangsu Ghatak
Professor and Head
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Email: aghatak[AT]iitk.ac.in
Phone: +91-512-2597146