Welcome to the Department Chemical Engineering
The department of chemical engineering was established in 2022. The department offers a four-year B.Tech. program in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at an undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, the department offers the Ph.D.
The B.Tech. programme is being offered in collaboration with the departments of Biosciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) and chemistry with a major emphasis to provide students with a multidisciplinary learning experience within the framework of National Education Policy – 2020. The core requirements of the program are divided as 3:1 between Chemical Engineering and Biology &chemistry with theoretical courses supplemented by cutting-edge laboratory experiences. The design of the programme allows the students to broaden their scope beyond the chemical engineering and learn principles of biology and chemistry which will be highly useful in their future career. The design also expected to allow the students to pursue higher academic or professional careers in the interdisciplinary areas of chemical engineering.
Dr. Sontti Somasekhara Goud:
Dr. Sontti Somasekhara Goud is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Dharwad. Prior to joining IIT Dharwad, he worked as a Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and Polytechnic Montreal in Canada. Dr. Sekhar earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Department from IIT Kharagpur. Dr. Sekhar research interests encompass a broad range of fluid mechanics topics, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphase flows, microfluidics, fluidization, and slurry transport, as well as their applications in chemical engineering.
Dr. Suvamay Jana:
Dr. Suvamay Jana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT dhArwAD. Suvamay comes with more than 6 years of professional experience in the domain of biocatalysis, drug discovery, API formulation, and drug delivery. Prior to joining IIT dhArwAD, he was working as a lead design engineer at Becton Dickinson, one of the world’s largest medical device companies. Suvamay earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in the USA in 2017.
Dr. Ravi Chandra Dutta:
Dr. Ravi Chandra Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology dhArwAD since April 2023. His research interests lie in the development of gas separation membranes and the design of energy storage materials. Prior to joining IIT dhArwAD as a faculty member, he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland (2019). He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.