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Message from Head

Dr Jayant K Singh Jayant K Singh
Professor & HOD
Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) at IIT Kanpur. We at ChE@IIT Kanpur continue to thrive to provide one of the highest quality educational experiences. We, over several years, through the remarkable efforts of our outstanding faculty and students, are on the trajectory of excellence and are at the forefront of chemical engineering education, research, and socioeconomic impact in the region and the world. We take great pride in providing an intellectually stimulating environment; as a result, our Alumni continue to excel after graduation and distinguish themselves in both academia and industry, both within the country and abroad. This is an exciting time to be part of ChE@IITK family! Please do not hesitate to contact the department for more information or to schedule a visit.


Research Highlights


Speaker: Prof. K. Ganapathy Ayappa
Affiliation: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Bangalore 560012, India
Title: Using Molecular Dynamics to Understand Interactions of Molecules with the Bacterial Cell Envelope
Date: January 19, 2024
Venue: Outreach Auditorium

Speaker: Dr. Arup K. SenGupta
Affiliation: P.C. Rosin Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Title: Taking on Unmet Global Needs: From Mitigating Climate Change Perils to Enhancing Access to Safe Water
Date: January 30, 2023
Venue: FB 485

Speaker: Dr. Alamgir Karim
Affiliation: Dow Chair Professor in the William A. Brookshire, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Director of Materials Science and Engineering Program, and Director of the Polymers and Soft Matter Center University of Houston
Title: Polymer and 2D Nanofiller Solid-State Capacitors for Next Generation EVs and Energy Storage Devices
Date: January 17, 2023
Venue: FB 485

Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Wahal
Affiliation: Sr. VP,Technology innovation and Product Development FyterTech Nonwovens, De Pere, WI (USA)
Title: Biobased Polymers:Vegan Leather
Date: December 01, 2022
Venue: FB 485

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About the Department

Department of Chemical Engineering is among the five departments established at the inception of IIT Kanpur in 1959. Ranked among the nation's top schools in Chemical Engineering, the department at IIT Kanpur is now endowed with state-of-art facilities and distinguished faculty members with both national and international recognitions. The 28 current faculty members with expertise in traditional as well as emerging areas of chemical engineering are at the forefront of nurturing the vibrant academic ambience of the department through their research and pedagogical endeavours. They are ably supported by 24 technical and secretarial staff members.. read more

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