Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
68 A Motilal Nehru Road,
Kolkata- 700029.
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Ph.D. 2000 Cranfield University, UK
M.Tech 1989 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
B.E. 1986 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (5)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Professor 2013 to Till Date
Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2010 to 2013
Jadavpur University Reader 2007 to 2010
Jadavpur University Senior Lecturer 2004 to 2007
Jadavpur University Lecturer 2000 to 2004
Industrial Experience (5)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
DASTURCO Senior Engineer 1999 to 2000
DASTURCO Engineer 1990 to 1996
DASTURCO Assistant Engineer 1989 to 1990
DASTURCO On Study-Leave 1987 to 1988
DASTURCO Assistant Engineer 1986 to 1987
Field of Specialization
1. Transfer Processes.
2. Mathematical Modelling.
3. Design of Sewage Treatment Plants.
4. High Pressure Hydrogenation.
5. Electronic Nose.
6. Waste Utilization.
7. Environmental Remediation: Pharmaceutical and Sewage Wastewaters.
Courses Taught/Teaching
1. Advance Transport Phenomena.
2. Mathematical Modelling in Chemical Engineering.
3. Process Heat Transfer.
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.
5. Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer.
6. Industrial Pollution Control.
7. Chemical Reaction Engineering.
8. Statistical Methods.
9. Outlines of Chemical Engineering.
10. Chemical Process Calculations.
Research Area
Design and Modelling of Secondary Treatment processes in Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs); Development of Treatment methods for Pharmaceutical Wastewaters; Electronic Nose based Odour Assessment and Control; Production of Ultra-Pure Instrument Air for Nano-Lithographic applications; Modelling the Chemistry of Tropospheric Trace Gases; Control of MSW Landfill waste-gases; Biorefinery.
• Piping Design for the Overhead Yard of various Integrated Steel Plants for various utilities.
• Development of codes for the piping design for in-house use.
• Design of air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
• Development of codes for natural ventilation systems for various shops within an Integrated Steel Plant.
• Design of various air pollution control systems like dust-extraction systems for raw material handling units, fume extraction systems off various types of furnaces etc.
• Preparing reports on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for environmental clearance from the Central Pollution Control Board.
• Developing Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling codes for in-house use.
• Development of codes for dispersion of gases in complex-terrain (Jammu & Kashmir).
• Co-ordination of overall projects and detailed engineering works related to above systems.
• Hazard Analysis and Operability.
• Practical experiences while working on various projects from Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant, Andhra Pradesh, India, Rourkela Steel Plant, Orissa, India, Tata Iron & Steel Company, Jamshedpur, Bihar, India, National Mineral Development Corporation, Panthal, Jammu & Kashmir etc.
Conference Papers Published (18)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

A semi-batch plug flow process for biosorption of p-Chloro meta xylenol (PCMX) by calcium alginate-encapsulated bacteria XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE2018) 2018 Brahma, Bhanupriya, Sarani Sen, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar -
Growth Kinetics of p-Chloro Meta Xylenol (PCMX) tolerant bacteria and their biodegradation National Seminar on Innovative Process Technology for Sustainable Development (IPTSD 2018) 2018 Bhanupriya Brahma, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar -
Electrochemical Biosensing of p-Chloro Meta Xylenol (PCMX) using tyrosinase modified unique polymeric matrix International Conference on Electrochemical Science and Technology (ICONEST 2017) 2017 Bhanupriya Brahma, Sarani Sen, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar -
Biosorption of p-Chloro Meta Xylenol (PCMX) by calcium alginate-encapsulated bacteria, in a Semi-batch plug flow process International Conference on Bioprocessing India 2017 (BPI 2017) 2017 Bhanupriya Brahma, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar -
P-Chloro Meta Xylenol (PCMX) Tolerant Bacteria and Their Biodegradation International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (ICCBE) (Thirteenth Research World International Conference) 2016 Bhanupriya Brahma, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar -
Journal Papers Published (45)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Interference-free electrocatalysis of p-chloro meta xylenol (PCMX) on uniquely designed optimized polymeric nanohybrid of P(EDOT-co-OPD) and fMWCNT modified glassy carbon electrode Analytica Chimica Acta 2021 Brahma, Bhanupriya, Sarani Sen, Priyabrata Sarkar, Ujjaini Sarkar 1168-338595
High-temperature tolerant enzyme based extraction of lignocellulose derived C5 and C6 sugars for the integrated production of a promising supplement for a diesel/jet-engine fuel Fuel 2020 Sibashish Baksi, Ujjaini Sarkar, Sneha Mukherjee, Jagdish Chandra Kuniyal, Sudeshna Saha 275-117740
Studies on delignification and inhibitory enzyme kinetics of alkaline peroxide pre-treated pine and deodar saw dust Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification 2019 Sibashish Baksi, Ujjaini Sarkar, Sudeshna Saha, Akash K. Ball, Jagdish Chandra Kuniyal, Alexander Wentzel, Cansu Birgen, Heinz A. Preisig, Bernd Wittgens, Sidsel Markussen 143-107607
Efficacy of a novel sequential enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass and inhibition characteristics of monosugars International journal of biological macromolecules 2019 Sibashish Baksi, Akash K. Ball, Ujjaini Sarkar, Debopam Banerjee, Alexander Wentzel, Heinz A. Preisig, Jagdish Chandra Kuniyal, Cansu Birgen, Sudeshna Saha, Bernd Wittgens, Sidsel Markussen 129-634-644
Biodegradation of p-Chloro Meta Xylenol (PCMX) and modelling of degradation kinetic analysis using Pandoraea sp Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 2019 Brahma, Bhanupriya, Priyabrata Sarkar 96-1545-1552
Books Published (6)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Energy Technologies, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability: Innovative Perspective (ISBN: 978-93-83083-87-9) Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi 2014 Second Author
Environment Observer SEERAM, India 2013 Second Author
IEEE transactions on Sensing Technology IEEE 2012 Second Author
Chemical Engineering Transactions AssociazioneItaliana Di IngegneriaChimica 2010 Second Author
Advances in Geosciences World Scientific, Singapore 2006 Third Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

British Council, United Kingdom UKIERI 2014
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom Faraday Discussions Sponsorship 2005
CVCP, United Kingdom Overseas Research Student (ORS) Award 1996
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (15)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Ratna Dutta Transient Behaviour of an Annular Packed Bed: Modelling Various Mass Transfer Regimes for the production of Sunn-Hemp Oil Alakananda Mukherjee Complete 2016
Suvra Sadhukhan Biorefining Crotalaria Juncea (Sunn-Hemp): Prospects of utilizing Waste Glycerol for the production of Succinic Acid Complete 2016
Rajib Kumar Das Zero Discharge of Pharmaceutical Wastewater Using Activated Sludge: Process Optimisation and Scale-Up of a Novel Bioreactor Ongoing 2016
Bhanupriya Brahma Biosensing and Remediation of pharmaceuticals in waste water Prof Priyabrata Sarkar (Calcutta University) Ongoing 2015
Surama Neogi Restoration of degraded aerobic rice ecosystem through carbon sequestration, biological productivity and nutrient use efficiency in the face of climate change Dr Pabitra Banik (ISI, Kolkata) Ongoing 2015
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (2)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Jayeeta Manna Analysis of Some Bioaerosols in Indoor Air 2010
Somdutta Singha Adsorption of PCMX (Para Chloro Meta Xylenal) in Composite Fixed Bed: Modelling and Simulations on Parametric Sensitivity 2008
MASTER Thesis Guidance (11)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Niwesh Ojha Studies on a bimetallic porous catalyst: Synthesis, characterisation and modelling the mass transfer and chemical kinetics 2015
Victor Avisek Chatterjee Generation of Zero Air (In collaboration with BOC, India) 2014
Pabitra Kumar Baidya Production of 1-4 Butandiol from Waste Glycerol 2014
Bisweswar Das Treatment of Wastewater containing a mixture of Chlorhexidinegluconate and cetrimide 2011
Bhaskar Bhaduri Studies on Simultaneous Adsorption and Reaction of Hexavalent Chromium on a Composite Fixed Bed 2010
Project Works (13)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Phase II: Environmental Observatory: Modelling the Photochemistry of Surface Ozone and its Unusual Precursors with a Regional Model : 2009 - 2017 Principal Investigator ISRO-GBP/-ATCTM 115.15 Lakhs 8 yrs 2009 to 2018 Ongoing
Biorefining Crotalaria Juncea (Sunn-Hemp): Prospects of Utilizing Waste Glycerol for the Production of Succinic Acid Principal Investigator UGC MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT SCHEME 13.325 Lakhs 3 yrs 2015 to 2018 Ongoing
EcoLodge - Efficient production of Butyl-Butyrate from Lignocellulose derived Sugars Principal Investigator DST (India)-RCN (Norway) 29.5348 Lakhs 3 Years 2015 to 2018 Ongoing
Studies on Source Apportionment Of Size-Fractionated And Characterised Fine Particulates (PM10) In And Around Urban Kolkata. Principal Investigator UGC (University Grants Commission) 4.37 Lakhs 2 years 2001 to 2003 Complete
Land Campaign: Indo-Gangetic Corridor Principal Investigator ISRO-GBP 3.03 Lakhs 1 year 2004 to 2005 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (6)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

UKIERI School of Water Sciences, Cranfield University, UK 2014
ENERGIX-INDNOR Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) + SINTEF 2014
Odour Assessment and Control Programme Iowa State University 2007
UK Environment Agency Bio-aerosols Programme School of Water Sciences, Cranfield University, UK 2002
India-Austria Scientific-Technological Cooperation University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna 2000
InviteLectures (4)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Competitive Removal of a Cationic Bisbiguanide in presence of a Cationic Surfactant IWSA Pune University 2013
Removal of Hexavalent Chromium using Natural and Functionalised Adsorbents Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata Kolkata 2012
Application of Dispersion Modelling in Odour Impact Assessment University of Veterinary Medizine, Austria Austria 1998
Modelling Odour Dispersion from Large Area Sources USDA (US Department of Agriculture) USA 1998
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)

Air & Waste Management Association, USA
Asia Oceania Geophysical Union
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Organized a Three weeks Refresher course on "Global Warming" Jadavpur University Jadavpur University, India 2003
Organized a Three weeks Refresher course on "Air Pollution: Measurement and Control Engineering" Jadavpur University Jadavpur University, India 2001
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (25)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

APCAT-7: Asia Pacific Conference on Catalysis Catalysis Society of India Mumbai, India 2017 Oral Presentation (1)
3rd IWA Specialized International Conference Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (ecoSTP16), Cambridge, UK. Cambridge University and IWA Cambridge, UK 2016 Corresponding Author
66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Quebec City, Canada 2016 Oral Presentation (2)
CRIBIQ Conference- Biobased economy in Quebec: Innovation, Challenges and Opportunities. Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Quebec City, Canada 2016 Invited Lecture
Fifth International Conference On Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering - ASEE 2016 Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors Hotel - G Tower Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016 Co-Author
Session chaired (1)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

CHEMCON Green Technology IIChE Heritage Institute of Technology 2008
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Professional Society Activity (1)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Executive Council Member (CRC, IIChE) 2009 to 2011
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (1)

Editorial Board Membership of ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT (Publisher: Elsevier); 1995-2000.