Jayant M. Modak

Ph.D (IISc Bangalore)

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering


Research Interest

  • Bioleaching of minerals and ores
  • Biosorption of metals
  • Modelling of fermentation processes
  • Optimization and control of bioreactors
  • Biomethanation of solid wastes
  • Technology development


  • PhD - Chemical Engineering, 1988, Purdue University, USA
  • MS - Chemical Engineering, 1985, Purdue University, USA
  • B.Chem(Engg) - Chemical Engineering, 1983, UDCT, Mumbai, India


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  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2004
  • Sir C. V. Raman Young Scientist Award, Government of Karnataka, 2004
  • Biotechnology Process Development Award, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, 2003
  • AvH Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1999-2000)
  • Amar Dye Chem award for Excellence in Research, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (1996)
  • P. C. Ray Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers ( 1983)
  • G. P. Kane Gold Medal, University of Bombay, India ( 1983 )



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