Core Faculty

Akash Choudhary

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Complex fluids and flows, Active Colloids & Biological Microswimmers: Dynamics & Rheology, Microfluidics, Electrokinetics

Email: achoudhary@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/akashchoudhary

Office: ESB-II,Room No. 608 | Phone: +91-512-679-2386

Animangsu Ghatak

Professor

Areas of Interest: Adhesion and friction on soft interfaces, Fracture of soft thin sheets, Bio-inspired approaches in design of engineering materials

Email: aghatak@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~aghatak

Office: CESE-216 | Phone: +91-512-259-7406/7146 Lab 1: CESE-216 | Phone: +91-512-259-6362

Anurag Tripathi

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Modelling and simulation of complex fluids, Rheology and segregation of granular mixtures, Wet granular flows

Email: anuragt@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/anuragtripathi/home

Office: Faculty Building 465 | Phone: +91-512-259-6591

Ashutosh Sharma

Professor

Areas of Interest: Confined Soft Materials, Nanomechanics, Meso-Patterning, Colloids and Interfaces, Wetting and Adhesion, Functional Interfaces

Email: ashutos@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/che/faculty/ashu/

Office: Faculty Building 462 | Phone: +91-512-259-7026

Dipin S. Pillai

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Stability Theory, Nonlinear Dynamics, Reduced-Order Modeling, Hydrodynamic Stability, Thin Films, Electrohydrodynamics, Multiphase flows

Email: dipinsp@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/niceiitk/home

Office: Faculty Building 452 | Phone: +91-512-259-2109

Goutam Deo

Professor

Areas of Interest: Catalysis and reaction engineering, Supported catalysts, Reaction kinetics

Email: goutam@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~goutam

Office: Faculty Building 455 | Phone: +91-512-259-7881 Lab 1: CL-201B | Phone: +91-512-259-7363

Harshwardhan H. Katkar

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Soft matter, Biophysics, Nanopores, Bacterial Assemblies, Fluid Mechanics, Multiscale modeling, Bottom-up coarse-graining, Enhanced sampling

Email: hkatkar@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~hkatkar

Office: Faculty Building 457 | Phone: +91-512-259-2095

Himanshu Sharma

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Flow through porous media,Enhanced oil recovery, Colloids & interfaces,Nanotechnology

Email: sharmah@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~sharmah

Office: Faculty Building 456 | Phone: +91-512-259-2073

Indranil Saha Dalal

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Modeling and simulation of the dynamics of polymer chains in flow, Mesoscale and molecular dynamics simulations, Modeling and simulation of complex fluids & Flow induced effects in biomolecules

Email: indrasd@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~indrasd

Office: Faculty Building 467 | Phone: +91-512-259-6702

Ishan Bajaj

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Process systems engineering,Nonlinear optimization,Technoeconomic and life-cycle analyses,Energy system modeling,Operations research

Email: ibajaj@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/che/ishan.htm

Office: 607, ESB-II | Phone: +91-512-679-2375 Lab 1: 715, ESB-III

Jayant K. Singh

Professor and Head

Areas of Interest: Porous materials development, Carbon capture and conversion, Selective adsorption and separation, Soil Sensor Development

Email: jayantks@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://cnislab.com/

Office: Faculty Building 469 | Phone: +91-512-259-6141 Lab 1: NL-II-202A/B | Phone: +91-512-259-7886 Head Office: FB-466 | Phone: +91-512-259-7406

K. P. Krishnaraj

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Flow, structure and stress transmission in granular media, structure and transport in spatial networks

Email: krishnaraj@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/che/krishnaraj.htm

Office: Office No. 7, Block - A, Old SAC Building | Phone: +91-512-259-2297

Naveen Tiwari

Professor

Areas of Interest: Transport Phenomena, Instabilities in micro-scale free surface flows, Flow through porous media

Email: naveent@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~naveent

Office: Faculty Building 459 | Phone: +91-512-259-6751 Lab 1: NL-II-203A | Phone: +91-512-259-6334

Nishith Verma

Professor

Areas of Interest: Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanofibres and Nanoparticles, Environmental Pollution Control Methods, Microbial Fuel Cells, Chemical Sensors, Carbon-based Electrodes, CFD and LBM-based Models

Email: nishith@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/che/nv.htm

Office: CESE-132 | Phone: +91-512-259-6767
Lab 1: CESE-Lab 10 | Phone: +91-512-259-6352

Nitin Kaistha

Professor

Areas of Interest: Process Engineering and Design, Plantwide Control, Process Intensification

Email: nkaistha@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~nkaistha

Office: FB-468 | Phone: +91-512-259-7513/7432 Lab 1: CL-101C | Phone: +91-512-259-6786

Pankaj Arvind Apte

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Cooperative phenomena in phase transitions, Ring based mesoscale structures in tetrahedral amorphous materials, CO2 absorption in potassium carbonate and amine solutions with promoters, CO2 methanation using Alumina supported Ni3Fe as a catalyst

Email: papte@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~papte

Office: FB-454 | Phone: +91-512-259-7457 Lab 1: NL-II-300 | Phone: +91-512-259-7457

Raghvendra Ragipani

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Carbon dioxide capture and mineralization, Resource recovery and solid waste utilization, Sustainable process engineering

Email: ragipani@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~ragipani

Office: FB-466 | Phone: +91-512-259-2241

Raghvendra Singh

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Stem Cells, Stochastic Processes, Systems Biology, Stem Cells and Statistical Mechanics, Cancer Stem Cells, Signal Transduction

Email: raghvend@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~raghvend

Office: FB-458 | Phone: +91-512-259-7605

Rahul Mangal

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Polymer physics, Colloids, Complex fluids, Nanocomposites, Active matter, Liquid crystals, Soft Matter

Email: mangalr@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~mangalr

Office: FB-451 | Phone: +91-512-259-2002 Lab 1: NL-II-307 | Phone: +91-512-259-6373

Raj Ganesh S. Pala

Professor

Areas of Interest: Electrochemical and Reaction Engineering, Sustainable Energy and Environment, Electro Catalysis, Fuel Cells and Photoelectrochemical Systems, Static and Dynamical Morphology of Nanostructures, Interfaces and Functional Materials, Transport Phenomena in Chemically and Electrochemically Reactive Systems

Email: rpala@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~rpala

Office: NL-II-304 | Phone: +91-512-259-6143 Lab 1: NL-II-304 | Phone: +91-512-259-6227

Raju Kumar Gupta

Professor

Areas of Interest: Photocatalysis, Green synthesis of nanomaterials, Surface chemistry, High dielectric constant materials, Perovskite solar cells, Supercapacitors, Electrospinning of functional polymers and nanocomposites for environmental and energy applications.

Email: guptark@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~guptark

Office: FB-486 | Phone: +91-512-259-6972 Lab 1: NL-II-303 | Phone: +91-512-259-6579

Sanjeev Garg

Professor

Areas of Interest: Bioinformatics, Bioremediation, RNA interference, Computer aided product and process design, Flexibility analysis of chemical and biological systems

Email: sgarg@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~sgarg

Office: FB-453 | Phone: +91-512-259-7736 Lab 1: NL-II-301 | Phone: +91-512-259-7860

Siddhartha Panda

Professor

Areas of Interest: Chemical sensors, Flexible electronics, Functional sensing materials, Sensing mechanism, Nano fabrication, Semiconductor devices, Transport and reactions, Microfluidics

Email: spanda@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~spanda

Office: 505 NCFlexE Building | Phone: +91-512-259-2040 Lab 1: SL-114 | Phone: +91-512-259-6146

Soumik Das

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Wettability alteration, Surfactants, Composites Molecular assembly and synthesis in structured solvents, Liquid crystals, Solitons in liquid crystals, Soliton-based chemical soft matter

Email: dsoumik@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.thesprintlabiitk.com/

Office: ESB-II, Room No. 609 | Phone: +91-512-679-2385

Sivakumar Sri

Professor

Areas of Interest: Lanthanide based nanodevices, Multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery and bio-imaging, Novel nanocatalyst, Nanomaterials for solar H2 generation, Photonic materials

Email: srisiva@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/che/faculty/srisiva/index.htm

Office: NL-II-204B | Phone: +91-512-259-7697 Lab 1: NL-II-204 | Phone: +91-512-259-7895

Vishal Agarwal

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Catalysis, Biofuels, Nucleation, Gas-Surface and Liquid-Surface Interactions, Molecular Simulation, Abintio Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory, Rare-Event Simulations, Reaction Rate Theory

Email: vagarwal@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~vagarwal

Office: NL-II-107 | Phone: +91-512-259-6895

V. Shankar

Professor

Areas of Interest: Stability of fluid flows, Rheology of complex fluids, Applied mathematics, Interfacial phenomena

Email: vshankar@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~vshankar

Office: NL-II-205 | Phone: +91-512-259-7377/7827 Lab 1: NL-II-203B | Phone: +91-512-259-7175

Yogesh M. Joshi

Professor

Areas of Interest: Structure and dynamics of Colloidal Glasses and Gels, Soft Matter, Rheology of Complex Fluids, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites

Email: joshi@iitk.ac.in

Website: https://home.iitk.ac.in/~joshi

Office: SL-114 | Phone: +91-512-259-7993 Lab 1: SL-114 | Phone: +91-512-259-7993