Current and Past Students

The people who do real research are my students. Most of them are excellent experimentalists and good theoreticians. They plan, execute and take projects to completion. The research papers that have originated from the group have been mainly due to the hard work and motivation of these students.

Research Degrees


Ph.D 


Research Scholar

Joined

Research Topic

Graduated

Currently

Sujay Chattopadhyay*

1999

Continuous distribution kinetics for degradation of PVA

2002

Faculty@IIT, Roorkee

G. Sivalingam*

2002

Synthesis and degradation of biodegradable polymers

2003

Manager @ Sabic

K. Nagaveni*

2001

Synthesis, structure and photocatalytic activity of nano-titania

2004

Manager @ GE

S.Vijayalakshmi*

2003

Degradation of water soluble polymers

2005

Postdoc @USA

Mahesh Varma

2005

Synthesis of biodiesel and other organics in supercritical fluids

2009

Faculty@NIT, Nagpur

G. Chandrasekhar

2006

Solubilities of organics in supercritical fluids

2009

Faculty@CU,Pondicherry

R. Vinu*

2006

Catalytic and adsorption properties of nanomaterials

2010

Faculty@IIT, Madras

Ankur Goswami11 

2006

Micromaterial fabrication using rapid prototyping

2013

Postdoc @Canada

Parag Deshpande*

2007

Development of nanocatalysts for hydrogen production

2011

Faculty@IIT, Kharagpur

Sharad Sonattake

2007

Photocatalytic degradation of microorganisms

2012

Faculty@ICT, Mumbai

Neelesh Shukla 

2007

Synthesis and degradation of hydrogels

2012

Manager@Aditya Birla

Dipankar Saha10  

2007

Synthesis and catalytic properties of nanomaterials

2012

Postdoc@USA

Siva Mohan Reddy

2009

Ternary solubilities of isomer mixtures in supercritical fluids

2013

Faculty@IIT, Roorkee

Satyajit Gupta5  

2009

Development of polymer nanocomposites for solar cells

2013

Postdoc @USA

Vaishaki Mohanta6  

2009

Synthesis and properties of nanocomposites for drug delivery

2014

Postdoc @France

Prashant Pendyala8  

2009

Characterization and control of nanoscale roughness

2014

Postdoc @Korea

Vijay Shinde

2010

Development of catalysts for the production of syngas

2013

Postdoc @Netherlands

S. Saravanan5

2010

Polymer nanocomposites based on CoC for encapsulation

2015

Submitted 

P. Dhanalakshmi9

2010

Mechanically driven nanostructures and reactions

2015

Submitted

Shakti Swarrup7

2010

Polymer nanocomposite biomimetic flapping wing

2015

Submitted

Yashoda Chandorkar12

2011

Biodegradable polymers for drug delivery applications

2015

Postdoc @Germany

T. Greeshma12

2011

Invitro biocompatiblity study of biodegradable polymers

2015

Postdoc @USA

A. Leelavathi4

2011

Development of novel nanostructures for catalysis

2015

Postdoc @USA

S.Sindhu5

2011

Gas permeation in encapsulated polymer nanocomposites

2015

Postdoc @USA

Prasanna Kumar1

2012

Polymer blends based on carbon nanotubes for membranes

 2016

Submitted  

Krishna Rao Eswar5

2012

Development of antibacterial coatings using nanomaterials

 2016

Submitted  

Janeni Natarajan2

2012

Biodegradable polyester amides for tissue engineering

2016 

Submitted   

Disha Jain

2012

Development of ionic catalysts for methane reforming

 

 

Ram Narayanan

2012

Synthesis of biolubricants in supercritical fluids

2016 

Submitted   

Maya Sharma1

2013

Effect of CNTs on structural and ferroelectric properties of PVDF

2016 

Submitted   

Pritom Borah5

2013

Functionalized polymer composites for shielding applications

 

 

Queeny Dasgupta2

2013

Polymer nanocomposites for drug delivery

 

 

Satyapaul Singh

2013

Development of ionic catalysts for reforming

 

 

M. Ravi Kiran

2013

Synthesis and reaction mechanisms of ionic catalysts

 

 

Noopur Jain4

2014

Synthesizing new nanostructures for catalytic applications

 

 

Neha Lamba3

2014

Synthesis of biodiesel from algae

 

 

Ch. Anil

2014

Development of nanomaterials for energy applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 # - Won the medal for the best doctoral thesis in the department/ division/institute

Joint student1- Suryasarthi Bose (MT); 2- Kaushik Chatterjee (MT); 3-Jayant Modak (CH); 4- N. Ravishankar (MRC);  5- Praveen  Ramamurthy (MT);

6 - Satish Patil (SSCU); 7 -Ranjan Ganjuli (AE);   8 – M.S. Bobji (ME); 9 – Kamanio Chattopadhyay (MT); 10 - T.N. Guru Row (SSCU); 11-A.M. Umarji (MRC); 12- Bikramjit Basu (MRC);


  

 

I have contributed to the doctoral thesis of the following students in other departments. Though they were not officially registered with me as a student, I worked with them. To quantify the contribution, I have listed the number of publications with them.


Research Scholar

Department

Graduated

Number of publications

Priyadarshi De

IPC

2001

4

Muktha Bharathy

SSCU

2006

7

Sudarshan Mahapatra

SSCU

2008

6

Sounak Roy

SSCU

2008

7

Partha Mahata

SSCU

2008

4

Avijit Kumar Paul

SSCU

2010

4

Prangya Sahoo

SSCU

2011

4

Debajyothi Mahanta

SSCU

2011

5

Paromita Kundu

MRC

2012

3


Guidance towards masters degree

M.Sc (Engg)

 

Research Scholar

Title

Joined

Graduated

Currently with

Vishal Karmore

Kinetics of polymerization and depolymerization in non-conventional media

1999

Mar 2001

GE

Ganapathy Subramanian

Desorption of organics from activated carbon with supercritical carbon dioxide

1998

Aug 2001

NCL, Pune

Shireesh Srivastava1

Kinetics of enzymatic reactions in supercritical fluids.

1999

Aug 2001

NIH, USA

Ravi Kumar

Degradation kinetics of polypropylene in solution

1999

Dec 2001

USA

Rajnish Kumar

Enzymatic synthesis in supercritical fluids

2001

Aug 2003

NCL, Pune

Subhajit Dasgupta

Polymerization in supercritical fluids

2001

Aug 2003

Sterlite

Sachin Gupte

Catalytic Degradation of Polymers

2001

Aug 2003

TCS

Prasad Reddy*

Thermoplastic Starch Filled Polymers

2001

Dec 2003

IBM

Vivek Rathore

Synthesis of Biodiesel in supercritical fluids

2004

Jun 2006

BPCL

T. Aarthi*

Photocatalytic activity of nanomaterials for the degradation of organics

2005

Jun 2007

Shell

*Won GE scholarship for the best M.Sc (Engg) student in the department

Master of Engineering (M.E.)  Degrees

  

Name

Title

Joined

Graduated

Currently in

K. Srikanth

Modeling of adsorption isotherms in supercritical fluids

1998

2000

Infosys

Amitabha Sarkar

Lipase catalyzed reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide

1998

2000

Univesity ofNebrasaka

N.V. Saritha*

Optimal bed efficiencies for successive loadings on fixed bed columns in supercritical fluids.

1999

2001

Shell

Khamir Mehta

Evolution to similarity solutions for fragmentation and addition processes.

1999

2001

Merck, USA

R.Venkataramana*

Continuous distribution kinetics for simultaneous polymerization anddepolymerization.

2000

2002

IBM

Narendra Kumar

Modeling of the solubilities of organics in supercritical fluids.

2000

2002

TCS

Nitin Agrawal*

Kinetic studies of polymerization anddepolymerizationreactions

2001

2003

Reliance

R. Karthik

Kinetic Models for the thermal degradation of polymers and their blends

2001

2003

Evansys

JayantaChakraborty

Kinetics of the Ultrasonic Degradation of polymers

2002

2004

IISc

Sujit Jha

Phase Equilibria and the adsorption isotherms of various solids in supercritical carbon dioxide

2002

2004

TCS

Jyoti Prakash

Degradation of copolymers

2003

2005

University  of  Mass.

Hamsa Priya*

Photocatalytic degradation of organics

2003

2005

Faculty at IIT, M

Sachin Salam

Modeling of distribution coefficients

2004

2006

Honeywell

Dhilip Kumar

Modeling the solubilities of fatty acids in supercritical fluids

2004

2006

Prochem

Marimuthu

Modeling of reaction mechanisms in microwave  and catalytic reactions

2005

2007

University of Michigan

Vadhana

Modeling of organics in  supercritical fluids

2005

2007

Haliburton

Joshi Pushkaraj

Synthesis of nanoparticles in supercritical carbon dioxide

  2006

 2008

GE, India

Nagu Daraboina

Synthesis of biodegradable polymers 

  2006

 2008

U. British Columbia

Vinod Kumar

Non-conventional methods for the degradation ofpolyacrylates in solution

  2007

 2009

U. British Columbia

Sasikiran

Synthesis and degradation of biodegradable polymers for drug deliver applications

  2008

 2010

 Texas A&M

Rajasekhar

Solubilities of drugs in supercritical fluids

  2008

 2010

 Evansys

P.Sathis Kumar*

Development of biocompatible polymers for drug delivery

  2009

 2011

 ISRO

Satyapaul

 Photocatalysis with WO3-titania composites

  2010

  2012

 RGKU

Rajesh Bhagat*

 Degradation of copolymers

  2010

  2012

 Cambridge

 Uttiya Sengupta

 

  2011

 2013 

 

 Avanish Bharti*

 Polymers-CNT composites

  2011

 2013

 Ph.D, Germany

 Rahul Shukla*

Development of new nanomaterials for photoelectrocatalysis

 2012

2014 

 RGKU

 Manish Rana

 Polymer composites for membrane applications

 2012

 2014

 NALCO

 Gayathri Niveditha

 Development of polymers for encapsulation

 2013

 2015

 U. Mass, Amherst

 B. Kumar

 Polymer CNT nanocomposites

 2013

 2015

 

 G. Swathi

 Development of nanocomposites for encapsulation

 2014

 2016

 

*Won medal for the best M.E. student in the department