Other Honours

Plenary/Invited lectures and Seminars

  • Distinguished Lecture, International Conference titled "International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology" (ICABET 2016); January 20-22, 2016 at HIT, Kolkata. Topic: Enzyme immobilization/bioconjugation in producing galactio-oligosaccharidies from lactose: developments of kinetic models and bio-reactors.
  • Invited Lecture, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. Invited lecture under Talk @ Green India at GraVITas (Students’ techfest) 25-27 September, 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, International Conference on 'Membrane Based Separations" (MEMSEP 2015) organized by Indian Membrane Society & BARC, at Vadodara, 21-23 March 2015. Topic: Application of Membrane for Enzyme Immobilization for Synthesis of Nutraceuticals.
  • Keynote Speaker, Cognizance 2014, Annual Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee, (on March 21, 2014), A lecture for the all-India participating students of Chemical Engineering. Topic: Membrane Separations - Concepts, Principles and Industrial Applications.
  • Brainstorming Meeting, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research “CEFIPRA- Beyond 25 years” on 21st August, 2013. New Delhi.
  • Invited Lecture, National Seminar on 'Advances in Membrane Processes and Materials (AMPM-13) organized by Indian Membrane Society along with the Applied Chemistry Department, The M. S. University of Baroda on the 6th April 2013. Topic: Advances of Membrane based Processes.
  • Keynote Address on “Pervaporation: an emerging separation technique for liquid mixtures”, at International Conference on “Water Desalination, Treatment and Management” organized by MNIT-Jaipur in association with Indian Desalination Association (InDA) and CCDU, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Rajasthan, Feb. 22, 2013 (could not attend to deliver).
  • Invited Lecture on a national course “Hazardous Waste, Batteries Waste and E-Waste Management" at Chemical Engineering Dept., I.I.T Roorkee from June 11-15, 2012. Topic: Removal of Hazardous Metal ions and Toxic species from Waste-water by Membrane processes Micellar Enhanced Ultrafiltration (MEUF) & Pervaporation.
  • Invited Lecture in a Symposium on “Recent Development in Process Industries” on the occasion of “THERMIC-12” organized by Council of Chemical Engineers at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped U.P., Kanpur during March 22-23, 2012. Topic: Pervaporation, Potential Membrane Technology for Typical Liquid Mixtures Separations.
  • Invited Lecture on the occasion to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya at Chemical Engineering Department, BHU on March 20, 2012. Topic: Pervaporation, Potential Membrane Technology for Typical Liquid Mixtures Separations.
  • Invited Lecture at “International Conference on Membranes: Environmental and Biological Applications”, organized by the Centre for Environment Education and Technology (CEET www.ceetindia.org), Kottayam, Kerala, during Sept.16-19, 2011 in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Topic: Organic-aqueous/organic-organic liquid mixtures separations through pervaporation: emerging membrane based technologies.
  • Invited Lecture on a national course "Environmental Health and Safety Management in Process Industries" at Chemical Engineering Dept., I.I.T Roorkee from January 25-29, 2011. Topic: Membrane Processes for Effluent Treatment.
  • Invited Lecture on “Chemical Engineering: Directions and Opportunities” at MANIT – Bhopal, October 23, 2010.
  • Plenary Lecture on “Typical Liquid Mixtures Separations through Pervaporation: An Emerging Membrane Based Technology” at S-CHEMCON 2010, 6th Annual Session, Students Chemical Engineering Congress 2010, Process Industries & Sustainable Development, 24-25 September, 2010 at RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Invited Lecture on “Enzymatic conversion of Lactose in to Galacto-oligosaccharides” at Indo-Australian workshop held at Jadavpur University on 8th December, 2009.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure driven membrane processes: Effluent Treatment” at INTERFACE-08 held at HBTI-Kanpur on 12th April, 2008.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure driven membrane processes for Effluent Treatment” at Dairy Australian Industries Ltd. (DAIL) at Melbourne, Australia on 19th February, 2008.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure driven membrane processes: Principles and Applications” at Department of Chemical Engineering and Bio-molecular Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia on 19th February, 2008.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure driven membrane processes: viable unit operations for effluent treatment in National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering Operation and Process in Chemical and Allied Industries, at Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas University, February 5-6, 2008.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure Driven Membrane Processes for Effluent Treatment”, in All India Seminar on Zero effluent discharge- latest development In recycling during 22-23 December, 2007; Organized By The Institute of Engineers (India) West Bengal State Centre Chemical Engineering Division at Kolkata.

  • Invited Lecture on “Pressure Driven Membrane Processes: Phenomena and Design” during 10-14 December 2007 in QIP Short-Term Course at Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

  • Keynote Lecture on “Pervaporation: an emerging separation technique for liquid mixtures”, during 12-14 December 2007 in National Conference on Frontiers of Chemical Engineering at Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

  • Keynote Address on “Bio-separations and pressure driven membrane separations: an overview”, in a Workshop on Biotechnology & Bio-separations (under TEQIP) at department of Chemical Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Ananthapur (A.P.) on February 16, 2006.

  • Invited Lecture on “An overview of pressure driven membrane processes”, at Z H College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, on January 28, 2006.

  • Invited Lecture in International Harcourtian Meet and Seminar cum Expo 2005 on “Impact of Technical Education on Society”, November 25, 2005.

  • Invited Lecture at Rotary Club Of India – Kanpur Chapter on “Career Councelling” on September 2004.

  • Invited Lecture at Kanpur Institute of Technology (KIT) on “Why Engineering?” on May 2004.

  • Invited Lecture at the Indo-French seminar on "Emerging Technologies for Water and Wastewater Management” at India Habitat Centre, Delhi during February 9-12, 2004.

  • Keynote address at the National Seminar on “Eco-Friendly Chemical Technologies in New Millennium”, February 7-8th, 2002, organized by UDCT, Amravati University, and Amravati.Topic: Overview of Membrane Technology for Effluent Treatment.

  • Invited lectures (Six Lectures) at Jadavpur University for a three week Refresher Course on ‘Membrane Separation Processes’ sponsored by UGC;held on July 2-21,2001.

  • Invited lecture at ‘National Seminar on Environmental Pollution and its Control’, BITS – Pilani, March 10, 1999.Topic: ‘Adoption of membrane processes in water pollution control’.

  • Invited lecture at ‘Council of Science and Technology, U.P.” for administrators, planners and scientific community of Lucknow on October, 1999.Topic: ‘Advances in Membrane processes for water pollution control’.

  • Invited lecture at ‘Regional Labour Institute, Kanpur’ in one-day seminar on ‘Industrial Environment and its control’ on Oct. 14, 1999.Topic: ‘Membrane Processes in Handling Industrial Liquid Wastes’.

  • Plenary lecture in the ‘National Symposium on Recent Trends in Membrane Transport’, IT, BHU, March 19-20, 1998.

  • Invited lecture for XVI National Conference of IMS on ‘Controlled Release Polymeric Membranes in Medicine and Agriculture’, Karnataka University, Dharwad, April 17-18, 1998.

  • Invited lectures in a short course on ‘Membrane and its Applications’, Feb. 13-15, 1996; organized by FITT and IIT-Delhi. Topic: Solvent and solute transport through membrane in RO and UF (Part I & II).

  • Plenary lecture at XII National Symposium of Indian Membrane Society, held at Jadavpur University, February 1994.Topic: Flux decline in pressure driven membrane separation processes.

  • Plenary lecture at XIV National Symposium of Indian Membrane Society on, ‘Membranes in Chemical and Biochemical Industries’, at IIT-Delhi, February 16-17, 1996.Topic: Limiting flux phenomena for pressure driven membrane processes.

  • Invited Seminar on ‘Limiting flux in Ultrafiltration with kraft black liquor’, University of Bath, UK, June 1992.

  • Invited lectures (4 hours total) at National Fertilizer Ltd., Vijaypur (MP). “Reverse osmosis/Ultrafiltration/Gas separation with particular reference to pollution abatement”, February 24, 1990.

  • Invited Lecture at University College of Technology, Hyderabad (A.P.), “Gas separations using polymeric membranes (National Summer Workshop on ‘Membrane Technology’; April 30 - May 1, 1989.

  • Invited paper for All India Small Paper Mills Association: “A look towards pollution abatement, usage and energy conservation with black liquor”, published in its 9th Annual Report, 1985.

Reviewer for Journals

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering Journal (American Inst ChE, Society)

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS Paragon Plus Environment)
  • Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley Online Library)
  • Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering (Springer)
  • Bio Resources Online Journal (NC State University, Raleigh)
  • Biotechnology Progress (Wiley-VCH)
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  • Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley Online Library)
  • Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering Communications (Taylor & Francis, Inc.)
  • Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley-VCH)
  • Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly (Assoc ChE, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Chemical Product and Process Modelling (The Berkeley Electronic Press)
  • Chimica Oggi (TEKNOSCIENZE Srl, Italy)
  • CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water (Wiley Online Library)
  • Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier)
  • Computers and Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences)
  • Desalination (Elsevier)
  • Desalination and Water Treatment (Taylor & Francis)
  • Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Enzyme and Microbial Technology (Elsevier)
  • European Polymer Journal (Elsevier)
  • Food and Bioproducts Processing) (Elsevier)
  • Indian Chemical Engineer (Indian Institute of ChE, Society)
  • Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (CSIR - NISCAIR Online Periodicals)
  • Industrial Engineering Chemistry & Research (ACS Paragon Plus Environment)
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Taylor & Francis)
  • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (INDERSCIENCE Publishers)
  • International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer (Elsevier)
  • International Scholarly Research Notices (Open access journal) (Hindawi Publishing Corporation)
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Paragon Plus Environment)
  • Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley Online Library)
  • Journal of Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis (Academic Journals – Open Access)
  • Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley online library)
  • Journal of Colloid & Interfacial Science (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Electrochemical Society (The Electrochemical Society Journals)
  • Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Institution of Engineers (India): Series E (Aries Systems Corporation)
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Scientific Research and Reports (SCIENCEDOMAIN international)
  • Journal of Waste Management (Elsevier)
  • Langmuir (ACS Paragon Plus Environment)
  • Nuclear Engineering and Design (Elsevier)
  • Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Polymer (Elsevier)
  • Polymer Composites (Wiley online library)
  • Polymer Engineering & Science (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Process Biochemistry (Elsevier)
  • Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier)
  • Separation Science Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Springer)
  • Water Science and Technology (InternationalWater Association, IWA)
  • Water Research (Elsevier)

Reviewer for Book/Handbook

  • Handbook on Membrane Separations-Chapter (Marcel Dekker)

Expert Member- Selection Committees for ChE Faculty positions

  • Selection of Director, L.I.T.-Nagpur, Nagpur University
  • Selection of Dy. Director (Safety) in chemical Engineering, UPSC
  • Selection of Faculty, I.I.T.-Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology - New Delhi)
  • Selection of Faculty, I.I.T.-Kharagpur ((Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur)
  • Selection of Faculty, I.I.T.-Patna ((Indian Institute of Technology - Patna)
  • Selection of Faculty, I. I.T. – Roorkee (Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee)
  • Selection of Faculty, I.I.T.- Hyderabad (Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad)
  • Selection of Faculty, I.I.T.-BHU ((Institute of Technology - Varanasi)
  • Selection of Faculty, Jadavpur University (Kolkata)
  • Selection of Scientist, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute – Bhavnagar (Gujarat)
  • Selection of Faculty, N.I.T. Surat
  • Selection of Faculty, N.I.T. Surathkal, Karnataka
  • Selection of Faculty, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad
  • Selection of Faculty, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology - Raebareli
  • Selection of Faculty, B.I.T. (Birla Institute of Technology) Mesra, Ranchi
  • Selection of Faculty, THAPAR UNIVERSITY Patiala (Punjab)
  • Selection of Faculty, Calcutta University, (Kolkata)

Member: Education/Research/Award Committee

  • Member - Board of Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi.
  • UGC Expert - Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi.
  • Member - Board of Studies in ChE, Gautam Buddha technological University, Lucknow
  • Expert Member - Review of NPTEL web course, IIT-Guwahati
  • Member (2010-2011) - Research Degree Committee (RDC) of Applied Chemistry/Chemical Technology/Chemical Engineering, GB Technical University, Lucknow
  • Expert Member - Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, UGC
  • Expert Member - CSIR young Scientist Award
  • Member - Board of Chemical Engineering Studies, MA NIT Bhopal
  • Member, Senate - Sardar Vallabhbhai N.I.T. Surat (S.V. National Institute of Technology - Surat)
  • Member (2006 -) - Advisory Board, National Sugar Institute Kanpur
  • Member (2003 - 2006) - Board of Studies for Chemical Engineering, UP Technical University, India
  • Member (2009 - 2011) - Board of Studies for Chemical Engineering, H.B.T.I.-Kanpur

Reviewer/Evaluator of Projects/Proposals for Agencies

  • Indo-US Science & Technology Forum
  • DBT (Department of Biotechnology, GOI)
  • DST (Department of Science & Technology, GOI)
  • DSIR (Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, GOI)
  • CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – GOI)
  • CST (Council of Science & Technology, UP)
  • CST (Council of Science & Technology, Rajasthan)
  • Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme in Sciences under UGC
  • MHRD / AICTE.
  • I.I.T.-Kanpur

Ph.D. Thesis Examiner

• I. I. Sc. Bangalore
• I. I. T. Bombay
• I. I. T. Delhi
• I. I. T. Madras
• I. I. T. Kharagpur
• I. I. T. Kanpur
• I. I. T. Roorkee
• I.T.-BHU, Varanasi
• Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
• Anna University, Coimbatore
• CSJM University, Kanpur
• Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
• Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur (A.P.)
• L.I.T., Nagpur University (Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University)
• N. I. T.-Durgapur
• N. I. T. Karnataka - Surathkal
• Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
• Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
• TERI-University (Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi)
• Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow
• University of Kerala, Thiruvananthanam
• Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721102, West Bengal

Overseas Visits

  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-Bangladesh: from December 27, 2011-January 1, 2012: Attended and presented a research paper, chaired a technical session as well as judged the poster session at the 3rd international conference in chemical engineering, Dhaka.

  • University of Melbourne, Australia: from 16th to 23rd February, 2008. Visit was part of collaborative project from DBT (India) & DSIT (Australia) on ‘Milk Neutraceuticals’ with regard to methodologies to be adopted and executed.

  • Institut Europe'en des Membranes, Montpellier, France: from June to July 2004 (one month) and December 2005 (one month). Visits were part of Indo-French Project (IFCPAR) to discuss, deliberate on methodologies to be adopted, executed and disseminated in the form of research publications on Effluent Treatment through Membrane Processes.

  • Separem spa, Biella, Italy: from Sept. 1987 to July 1988. Dr. Bhattacharya was invited by Prof. Drioli (univ. of Calabria) to work on an industrial project entitled, "Recovery of Water and Chemicals from Textile Dyeing Effluents", in a membrane manufacturing company (separem spa). European Economic Commission sponsored the project. Apart from the development of technology (already commercialized in couple of industries), partial information of the work is also published.

  • University Of Bath, UK: May-July, 1992. A pre-planned work was taken-up to utilize the period of stay effectively. The work was on ‚€œOily-Water Separation through Ceramic Membranes‚€œ, and was part of a project from Shell-Oil Co., UK. Meaningful data were generated from a MF rig; the results of which were modeled as well.

  • USA (1984 & 2012): Attended and presented research papers in international conferences. Further, few invited lectures were also given in institutions.

  • Germany (1992): Attended and presented research papers in international conferences. Further, few invited lectures were also given in institutions.

Other Awards & Honours

  • Research Paper Award: Best Paper Award in 4th International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Applications (CCEA-2013), Paris, France, October 12-13, 2013. Paper Title: Mathematical analysis of removal of acidic gases from synthetic waste water stream using hollow fiber membrane contactor and comparison with experimental results.

  • Research Paper Award: Second Best Paper Award in the Poster Main session of Heat & Mass Transfer held during CHEMCON-2001 (19-22 December, 2001) at CLRI, Chennai. The award carried certificates for authors and cash. Paper title:  Prediction of Partial Fluxes during Pervaporative Separation of Toluene-Water.

  • Excellence in Teaching: Commendation letters from Director, IIT-Kanpur on several courses.

Chairing Conference Sessions and other Sessions

  • Chairman, Oral presentation, Session VII of ICABET 2016 (International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology) on 22nd Jan, 2016 from 11:15 - 1pm. at Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata.
  • Member: DST organized ‘Brain Storming Session (BSS) and Working Group meeting on management of RO rejects of Leather and Textile Industries and its related issues’, 9-10 March 2013 at Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai.
  • Chairman of Technical Session on ‘Biochemical engineering on (December 29, 2011) at 3rd international conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChE-2011), December 29-30 (2011), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Judge, Students’ Poster Presentation, 3rd international conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChE-2011), December 29-30 (2011), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Chief Guest, inauguration of ‘Chemical Engineering Students Association (ChESA) & release of first Newsletter of ChESA’ at MANIT – Bhopal, October 23, 2010.
  • Chief Guest of the valedictory function at S-CHEMCON 2010, 6th Annual Session, Students Chemical Engineering Congress 2010, Process Industries & Sustainable Development, 24-25 September, 2010 at RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chairman of Session on (8th December) on ‘Hollow Fibre, Capillary Membranes & CO2 Capture’, International Workshop on ‘Advances in Membrane Technology for Water Treatment, Environment and Clean Energy’ December 7 - 8, 2009, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR).
  • Chairman of 2nd Technical Session in National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering Operation and Process in Chemical and Allied Industries, at Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas University, February 5-6, 2008.
  • Chairman, Plenary Session during “Overview of Membrane based Effluent Treatment at IIT-Kanpur”, in All India Seminar on Zero effluent discharge- latest development In recycling during 22-23 December, 2007; Organized By The Institute of Engineers (India) West Bengal State Centre Chemical Engineering Division at Kolkata.
  • Chairman, Technical Session during “National Conference on Frontiers of Chemical Engineering” at Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati during 12-14 December 2007.
  • Chairman, Technical Session V: Reuse and Recycle of waste water, at the Indo - French Centre Seminar on "Emerging Technologies for Water and Wastewater Management” at India Habitat Centre, February 9-12, 2004.
  • Chairman, Technical Session III, “Eco-Friendly Chemical Technologies in New, Millennium” February 8th, 2002 at UDCT, Amravati University, Amravati.
  • Chairman, Technical Session (TS-4.1) of ‘Transport Phenomena – IV (Dec. 19, 1998) at Chemcon-98, 51st annual session of IIChE, Vishakhapatnam, Dec. 16-19, 1998.
  • Chairman, Parallel Technical Seminars, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Novel Separation Techniques’, (December 17), Golden Jubilee IIChE Congress, IIT-Delhi, December 14-18, 1997.
  • Chairman, Technical Session XII, Novel Separation Technique - 2, (December 18), Golden Jubilee IIChE Congress, IIT-Delhi, Dec. 14-18, 1997.
  • Chaired a session as well as a panel discussion member in a conference on ‘Total Quality Management’, held at HBTI, Kanpur, and March 1997. The conference was a part to celebrate platinum jubilee of HBTI, Kanpur.
  • Co-chairman, Technical Session, National Seminar of ISTE on ‘Technical Education and the Environment’, IIT-Kanpur, January 16-17, 1993.
  • Discussion on the approach and the steps to be taken for conceptualizing and implementing a program on ‘Membrane Separations’, at national level in collaboration with EEC; meeting organized by DST at UDCT, Bombay on August 4, 1990.
  • India-European Community Workshop on Membranes. Discussion organized by DST at New Delhi on November 30 - December 2, 1989.
  • Future perspective of Environmental Engineering and Science in India. Panel discussion/meeting organized by Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur, 1988.
  • Energy Planning and Conservation in Pulp and Paper Industries. Panel discussion organized by National Productivity Council at Calcutta on January 21-22, 1980.
  • Controls in Pulp and Paper Industries. Lecture in a QIP course, organized by Mech. Engg. Department, IIT Kanpur on ‘Instrumentation and process control in industries’, December 1979.

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