Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow

Established in 1973, the chemical engineering group provides a broad spectrum of engineering inputs to the other research and development groups at CSIR-NEIST. The group has expertise in coupled research of Applied and Basic research for generation of knowledge base, knowhow and knowwhy. The group is involved in industry oriented research in the area of Separation and Purification Technology, Reaction Calorimetry, Food & Nutraceuticals and Reaction Engineering & Catalysis. Membrane Technology is one of the priority research area of the group. Transport phenomena in solid/liquid membrane based separation, catalytic membrane reactors, controlled transport in microcapsule membrane of stimuli responsive smart polymeric micro gel, facilitated transport in gas and liquid phases through host-guest chemistry are the basic/applied R&D work of the group. Membrane based Technology for Biomolecule separation from natural feedstock, Racemic Resolution, Gas separation etc. are the priority research work for Translational research from the group. Engineering analysis of chemical reaction systems i.e. reaction-diffusion phenomena in heterogeneous catalysed reactions, Design and Scale up studies of bioprocesses, Reaction calorimetry, development of process for food & nutraceuticals etc. are also the current activities of the group.

Group Leader
Dr Swapnali Hazarika
M.Sc.(Physical Chemistry), Ph.D.
Senior Scientist & Assistant Professor
ID. No. 1053,
Ph : + 91- 0376-237011/2370139 extn. 2383 Fax:0376-2370011, Mob: +91-9435713687
Area’s of Interest : Membrane Science & Technology: Design and Development of membrane for different applications e.g. Membranes for Racemic resolution, Gas Separation, Biomolecules separation, Treatment of Industrial waste water etc., Chemical Kinetics, Reaction Engineering of Chemical/Biochemical processes, Adsorption and Adsorptive Separation processes, Polymer Chemistry and Engineering: Design and development of Chiral Polymers, Extraction/Isolation of bioactive molecules from natural Feedstock, Process optimization and scaling up, Molecular Modelling and Simulation using DFT
Sri Bipul Das
B.E. (Chemical Engg), M.Tech (Chemical Engg) IIT Guwahati, Ph.D. (Chemical Engg.)(Pursuing)
ID. No. 1226,
Ph : + 91- 0376-2371097, extn. 2464, Fax: +91 376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Advance Separation Processes, Membrane Technology, Risk and Hazard Analysis
Dr Ashutosh Namdeo
B.E.(Chemical Engg), M.Tech(Chemical Engg) IIT BHU, Ph.D.(Chemical Engg.)(IIT Bombay)
ID. No. 1257
Fax: 0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Reaction Engg, Catalysis, Green Chemistry
Sri Ravi Kumar Lingam
M.Tech(Chemical Engg.) IIT Kharagpur
ID. No. 1273,
Ph.- 0376-2370121
Area’s of Interest : Gas-Liquid-Solid reaction systems, Green Technology , Extractive Metallurgy, Process Engineering
Dr. Pravin G. Ingole
M.Sc. Ph.D.
ID. No. 1280,
Ph.- 0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Membrane science and technology, with special interest in - Thin film composite (TFC) and Thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membrane synthesis, Separation processes like, Enantiomer separation, Gas separation etc., Polymer surface modification, Applications to water and wastewater, Membrane fouling , Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), Membrane technology, Hybrid separation and reaction/separation systems, Low cost & high performance technologies,
Technical Officers
Dr Madan Mohon Bora
Ph D (Chemistry)
Principal Technical Officer
ID. No. 368
Ph : + 91- 0376-237011/2370139 extn. 2381 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Chemical sciences
Mr Samiran Borthakur
Principal Technical Officer
ID. No. 538
Ph : + 91- 0376-237011/2370139 extn. 2381 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Chemical sciences
Technical Staff
Er. Tobiul Hussain Ahmed
B.E(Chemical Engg.), M.S. by Research IIT Madras(Thesis submitted)
Technical Assistant
ID. No. 1137
Ph : + 91- 0376-237011/2370139 extn. 2381 Fax : +91 0376 2370011

Area’s of Interest : Chemical sciences
Mr. Rajen Chandra Dutta
Lab. Attendant(1)
ID. No. 1187
Ph : + 91- 0376-237011/2370139 extn. 2381
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
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