Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Department
Jadavpur University
West Bengal,India
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Ph.D. Jadavpur University
M.E. IIT Kharagpur
B.E. Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (8)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor October, 2013 to 
Jadavpur University Sr. Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering June, 2007 to  October, 2013
Heritage Institute of Technology, Pin:700107,India Sr. Lecturer in Chemical Engineering July, 2006 to 07th June, 2007
Haldia Institute of Technology,Pin:721657, India Lecturer in Chemical Engineering February, 2001 to September, 2005
Heritage Institute of Technology, Pin:700107,India Lecturer in Chemical Engineering December, 2005 to June, 2006
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
#Reaction Engineering
#Heterogeneous Catalysis
#Biodiesel & bio-waste Valorization
#Energy-efficient Drying Technology
#Process Intensification, Modelling and Optimization
Courses Taught/Teaching
1.M.E.Chemical Engineering
2.B.E./B.Tech. Chemical Engineering
3.PG Diploma in Petrochemical Engineering
Research Area
2.Biodiesel/fuel additives Heterogeneous catalysis
3.Reaction Engineering/Process Intensification
More than 15 years of UG/PG teaching and associated academic/professional experience
Conference Papers Published (19)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Recent trends in synthesis of fatty acid esters applied as phase change energy storage materials National Conference on Renewable Energy- NCRE 2016 2016 Poulami Karan, Punam Mukhopadhyay, Rajat Chakraborty -
Advancements in de-oiled cake utilization for production in sustainable renewable energy: A review National Conference on Renewable Energy- NCRE, 2016 2016 Nirvik Das, Swapnendu Chatterjee, Rajat Chakraborty -
Recycling of Solid Waste to Heterogeneous Catalyst for Production of Valuable Fuel Additives 6th IconSWM 2016 2016 P. Mukhopadhyay, R. Chakraborty -
Utilization of waste biomass derived bioglycerol for synthesis of industrially important products 6th IconSWM 2016 2016 P. Karan, R. Chakraborty -
Biogas production from Waste De-oiled Cakes: A Review 6th IconSWM 2016; Kolkata 2016 N.Das, R. Chakraborty -
Journal Papers Published (41)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Infrared radiation promoted preparation of cost-effective lamb bone supported cobalt catalyst: Efficacy in semi-batch monoolein synthesis Catalysis Communications (Elsevier) 2017 P Mukhopadhyay, R Chakraborty doi.10.1016/j.catcom.2017.02.020-
Intensification of monostearin (phase change material) synthesis in infrared radiated rotating reactor: Optimization and heterogeneous kinetics Energy Conversion and Management(Elsevier) 2017 P Karan, P Mukhopadhyay, R Chakraborty 138-577-586
Effects of intermittent CO2 convection under far infrared radiation on vacuum‐drying of pre‐osmodehydrated watermelon Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 2017 R Chakraborty, P Mondal doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8246-
Progresses in Waste Biomass derived Catalyst for Production of Biodiesel and Bioethanol: A Review Procedia Environmental Sciences(Elsevier) 2016 R. Chakraborty, S. Chatterjee, P. Mukhopadhyay, S. Barman 35-546-554
Optimal biodiesel-additive synthesis under infrared excitation using pork bone supported-Sb Catalyst: Engine performance and emission analyses Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier) 2016 Rajat Chakraborty, Punam Mukhopadhyay, Bipin Kumar 126-32-41
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

5th International Conference on Solid Waste Management (5th IconSWM 2015) IconSWM 2015 Excellent Paper Award 2015
CHEMCON 2003 (IICHE) Best Paper Presentation Award 2003
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (8)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Ms. Poulami Karan Intensification and Optimization of bioglycerol conversion into valuable chemicals using electromagnetic radiation promoted reactor Ongoing 2016
Swapnendu Chatterjee Intensification and Optimization of Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass Ongoing 2014
Punam Mukhopadhay Studies on Development, Characterization and Application of Cost Effective Solid Catalyst Employing Natural Resources Ongoing 2014
Malashri Bera Studies on freeze-drying of foodstuffs and specialty items Prof. P. Bhattacharya Complete 2013
Niladri Chakraborty Studies on freeze drying of selective food items using novel freeze-drying methodology Prof. A.K. Saha Ongoing 2012
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (22)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Sagarika Roy Formulation of marketable functional food stuffs through fortification employing amalgamated dehydration method 2016
Pijus Mondal Preservation Of Commercially Important Bio Product Through Improved Drying Protocol 2016
Sourav Barman Intensification And Optimization Of Heterogeneous Catalyzed Hydrolysis Of Lignocellulosic Biomass 2016
Bipin Kumar Development Of Supported Metal Catalyst Using Waste Resources And Application To Synthesis Of Glycerol Esters 2016
Ritika Samanta Biomass Dehydration through hybrid drying operations: Process Intensification and Optimization 2015
Project Works (2)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Intensification and Optimization of Conversion of Bio-Glycerol into Value-added Products using Electromagnetically Irradiated Reactor through Novel Protocols UGC Major Research Project 2015 to 2018 Ongoing
Process Intensification, Optimization and Techno-economical Studies on Freeze-drying UGC 967800 Three Years 01.05.2009 to 30.04.2012 Complete
Patents (2)
Patent Name Year

Biological hydroxyapatite supported solid catalyst(s), reactor configurations and methods of hydrolysis, transesterification/esterification 2012(Applied)
A heterogeneous base catalyst and a process for the synthesis of fuel grade biodiesel involving the same 2011 (Applied)
Collaborative Programs (1)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Member of Visiting Indian Team under UGC-UKIERI Thematic collaborative research project and British Council funded research projects under UK India Educational research initiatives Prof. Prasanta Kr. De, Prof. Sadhon Kr. Ghosh 2015
InviteLectures (1)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Save Fuel - Save Future Shilpa Bichitra, an esteemed industry & commerce oriented English journal Rotary Sadan, Kolkata 2017
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)

Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, Jadavpur University Alumni Association
Member, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (5)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Recent Advances in Environmental Science and Engineering UGC Refresher, JU Civil engg. Dept. 2012
Recent Advances in Computational Sciences with Application IIT Kharagpur /AICTE Mathematics Dept. IIT Kharagpu 2010
Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development for Petrochemical Downstream Projects Haldia Institute of Technology HIT, Hatiberia, Haldia 2002
Petroleum Refinery Operation Testing and Characterization UGC Refresher, JU Chemical Engg. Dept. 2002
Accreditation Workshop in Degree Engineering Program Haldia Institute of Technology Golden Retreat ,Haldia, West Bengal
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (6)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

5th Books and LR Exhibition held at Mysore under TEQIP 2005
Indian Chemical Engineering Congress RRL Bhubaneswar RRL, Bhubaneswar 2003 Paper Presenter
Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development for Petrochemical Downstream Projects Haldia Institute of Technology Haldia 2002
Accreditation Workshop in Degree Engineering Program 2002
Seminar on Fluidization And Pneumatic Transport of solids IIChE, CRC H.L. Roy Auditorium
Session chaired (1)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

6thIconSWM 2016 international conference Solid waste Management 2016
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Professional Society Activity (2)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Member, Plant Visit Committee, IIChE July, 2009  to June, 2010
Coordinator, IIChE Students' Chapter (Jadavpur University) 2009 to 
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (2)

Reviewer of several leading international peer-reviewed journals :

I. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology(Wiley Interscience)
II. Bioresource Technology(Elsevier)
III. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society
IV. Catalysis Today(Elsevier)
V. Fuel Processing Technology(Elsevier)
VI. Chemical Engineering Journal(Elsevier)
VII. Food and Bioproducts Processing(Elsevier)
VIII. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces(American Chemical Society)
IX. BioEnergy Research (Springer)
X. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering(Wiley Interscience)
XI. The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering(Springer)
XII. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series E
XIII. Science Asia
XIV. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews(Elsevier)
XV. Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier)
XVI. Separation and Purification Technology(Elsevier)
XVII. Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers(Elsevier)
XVIII. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology(NISCAIR)
XIX. Fuel(Elsevier)
XX. Waste Management(Elsevier)
XXI. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy(Springer)
XXII. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical(Elsevier)

Mentor for hostel boarders of Chemical department

Member of Anti-Ragging Squad of Chemical department