Education:

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2004.
M.Tech.:  Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2001.
B.Tech.: Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta, 1999.
B. Sc. (Hons in Chemistry): University of Calcutta, 1996   
 
Present and past positions held:

Professor                   July 2015 onwards                            Department of Chemical Engineering,
                                                                                         Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Visiting Scientist        July 2010 to June 2011                     Department of Chemical Engineering
                                                                                         Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                                                                         (MIT), USA                                 
Associate Professor    November 2008 to July 2015             Department of Chemical Engineering,
                                                                                         Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Assistant Professor     September 2005 to November 2008   Department of Chemical Engineering,
                                                                                         Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Senior Lecturer          December 2004 to September 2005    Department of Chemical Engineering,
                                                                                         Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
 
Research area: 

  • Membrane Technology (preparation/fabrication of ceramic/polymeric membranes and their application in RO, NF, UF and MF)
  • Treatment of Industrial Effluent
  • Surfactant mediated separation
  • Responsive materials for environmental, biological and chemical separation
   
Research supervision:

M. Tech: 24 (completed) + 2 (continuing)
PhD: 13 (Completed) + 7 (continuing)
 
Association with professional bodies:

FRSC      (Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry)
FIE           (Fellow of Institute of Engineers)
LMEEIU   (Life member, Eco Ethic International Union - Germany)
LMIICHE  (Life member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - India)
LMISLCA (Life member, Indian Society for Life Cycle Assessment)
LMNEEF  (Life member, National Ecology and Environment Foundation)
 
Other activities:

  • Warden of Kapili Hostel (IITG): July, 2008 to July, 2010.
  • Associate warden of Kapili Hostel (IITG): July, 2005 to July, 2008.
  • Organizing Secretary of the "National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007)" held during 12th - 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on "Advances in Membrane Separations Technology" during 10th - 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of a QIP Short Term Course on "Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena in Process Technology" 14th - 18th July, 2008 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Member of Co-ordination committee,  Central Instruments Facility (CIF)
  • Member of IADC
  • Member of DDC
  • Secretary, DPPC
  • Member of SCSP and TSP Committee
  • Various Departmental responsibilities like: T&P incharge, time table committee member, faculty advisor of UG and PG batches etc.