Honours / Recognition:
 
  • Received a Marshall Award for best student contribution to Chitin and Chitosan Research in 2015-16 under the discipline: “Application of Chitin and Chitosan in Chemistry & Environmental Application” in 11th Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium & 5th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society Symposium on 28-30th September, 2016 at Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Received a Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award on “Processing of Biodegradable Films for Food Packaging Application with High Oxygen Barrier Properties” under ‘Materials Engineering’ category in 6th Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2017 organized by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions on 05th March, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • Received a Best Poster Award on “Poly (Lactic Acid)/Amphiphilic Chitosan Bionanocomposite Films with Improved Crystallization, Mechanical and Gas Barrier Properties” under ‘Departmental Best Poster’ category in Research Conclave 2017 organized by Student’s Academic Board, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati on 16-19th March, 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
  • Dr. Vimal Katiyar has been conferred the Dr J N Baruah Science Award 2016 in 'Chemical Sciences' for outstanding achievements during the period 2011-2016.
  • Arvind Gupta and Vimal Katiyar’s research work is Selected for IIChE award on Synthesis, Characterization and Property Evaluation of Stereocomplex Poly-(Lactic Acid)” that was presented in CHEMCON 2015.
  • Vimal Katiyar and Neelima Tripathi, selected for the work on Biobased Adhesive have been awarded by Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards on Sunday, 13 March, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, President's Estate, New Delhi.
  • Vimal Katiyar and Prodyut Dhar selected for 6th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastic Processing Industry (2015-16) for Innovation in Polymer Waste Management & Recycling Technology and Green Polymeric Materials and Products "Value Added Cellulose Nanocrystals Production from Waste Resources and its High End Applications" from GoI. (January 20, 2016).
  • Vimal Katiyar, Akhilesh Kumar Pal and Neelima Tripathi selected for 6th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastic Processing Industry (2015-16) on behalf of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati for Innovation in Polymeric Materials "Industry Production of Degradable Packaging Films for Stringent Food Packaging Applications" from GoI.(January 20, 2016).
  • Vimal Katiyar and Neelima Tripathi selected for 6th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastic Processing Industry (2015-16) on behalf of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati for Innovation in Polymer Waste Management & Recycling Technology and Green Polymeric Materials and Products "Biobased Adhesive for Structural Applications" from GoI.  (January 20, 2016).
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON NEERI Distinguished Speaker Award, 29th Dec., 2015.
  • EU-COST Cash Award for COST-Training school on "Synthesis of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanoparticles for Innovative Nanostructured Composites" at the Engineering Faculty, University of Naples "Federico II" Italy from February 28th to March 2nd, 2011.
  • EU-COST Cash Award for participation of COST-Training school on "Mastering interfaces in composite and nanostructured materials: advances in processing and characterization methods" at Thun, Switzerland, May 4-8, 2009.
  • EU-COST Cash Award for COST-MP0701/Joint Workshop WG1 & WG4 meeting on "Plasma in Nanomaterials and nanocomposites" at Antalya, Turkey, October 8-9, 2009.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Danish Strategic Science Council, Government of Denmark to Carry out research at DTU, from June, 2008 to February 2011.
  • First Prize in Technical Research Paper presentation on PHB and PHB clay nanocomposites and antimicrobial effect of PHB preservative film in Interface 2008 at HBTI Kanpur.
  • First Prize in poster presentation on PHB synthesis by SSF and antimicrobial effect of PHB preservative film in Interface-2008, HBTI Kanpur.
  • World Bank Grant (TEQIP-HBTI) for research paper presentation in APME-2007 conference at Miami, USA.
  • IIT Bombay Travel Grant for research paper presentation in AICHE Annual Meeting at Cincinnati, USA.
  • IIT Bombay Travel and Registration Grant for research paper presentation in polymer Processing Society Conference (PPS-22), Yamagata, Japan from July 2-6, 2006.
  • DST Travel Award for research paper presentation in AICHE Annual Meeting at Cincinnati, USA, 2005.
  • AICTE Registration Award for research paper presentation in AICHE Annual Meeting at Cincinnati, USA, 2005.
  • CSIR Lab Fellowship under "New Millennium Industrial Technology leadership Initiative Project Scheme" during Ph. D at IIT Bombay.
  • First Prize in Technical Poster Presentation in International Conference on Nanotechnology: Perspective and prospects at TIFR, Mumbai, India, May 25-26, 2006.
  • First Prize in Technical Poster Presentation in CHEMCON-04, 57th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, December, 2004.
  • Best Paper in Technical session of Paper Presentation in CHEMCON-03, 56th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, at National Research laboratory, Bhubaneshwar, December, 2003.