Professor and Head
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
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.