Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Department
Jadavpur University
Kolkata-700032
West Bengal,India
India
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Education
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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 Professor 2016, October to Till Date
Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2013 to 2016
Jadavpur University Sr. Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering 2007, June to 2013, October
Heritage Institute of Technology, Pin:700107,India Sr. Lecturer in Chemical Engineering 2006, July to 2007, 07th June
Heritage Institute of Technology, Pin:700107,India Lecturer in Chemical Engineering 2005, December to 2006, June
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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
1.Freeze-drying/Lyophilization
2.Biodiesel/fuel additives Heterogeneous catalysis
3.Reaction Engineering/Process Intensification
Experience
More than 15 years of UG/PG teaching and associated academic/professional experience
Conference Papers Published (32)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Used Rice Bran Oil Employing Waste Derived-hydroxyapatite Supported Vanadium Catalyst International Conference on Water, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability (WEES2020) 2020 Piasy Pradhan, Poulami Karan, Rajat Chakraborty -
Energy-proficient Infrared Radiated Rapid Hydrolysis of Pineapple Skin to Reducing Sugar: Optimization, Heterogeneous Kinetics 2nd International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 2020 (ICABET-2020), HIT, Kolkata 2020 Swapnendu Chatterjee, Sayan Kumar Bhattacharjee, Rajdip Roy, Rajat Chakraborty -
Energy-proficient Infrared Radiated Rapid Hydrolysis of Pineapple Skin to Reducing Sugar: Optimization, Heterogeneous Kinetics 2nd International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 2020 (ICABET-2020) 2020 Swapnendu Chatterjee, Sayan Kumar Bhattacharjee, Rajdip Roy, Rajat Chakraborty -
Optimization of wheat husk conversion employing energy-efficient hybrid electromagnetic radiations for sustainable production of fermentable sugar International Conference on Bioprocess for Sustainable Environment and Energy (ICBSEE-INDIA-2020), NIT Rourkela 2020 Sohini Roy Choudhury, Rajat Chakraborty -
Accelerated conversion of waste tea leaves to total reducing sugar through sustainable energy-efficient process International Conference on Bioprocess for Sustainable Environment and Energy (ICBSEE-INDIA-2020), NIT Rourkela 2020 Oindrila Roy, Rajat Chakraborty -
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Journal Papers Published (56)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

LCA of sustainable biodiesel production from fried Borassus flabellifer oil in energy-proficient reactors: Impact assessment of multi fuel-additives on pour point, NOx and engine performance Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 2021 Punam Mukhopadhyay and Rajat Chakraborty Volume 44-100994
Sustainable development of inexpensive visible-range CuO-TiO2 nano-photocatalysts deploying in situ recovered glass fiber and Cu(CH3COO)2 from waste printed wiring board: Optimal lignin photo-degradation for valuable products Sustainable Materials and Technologies (ELSEVIER) 2020 Debnil Bose, Sourav Barman, Rajat Chakraborty DOI: 10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00162, Volume 24-
Preservation of Aloe Vera and Soybean Flour Fortified Granny Smith Apple through optimised Quartz-Halogen Radiated Vacuum Drying: Kinetics and Quality Evaluation Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture ( Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) 2020 Rajat Chakraborty, Ritika Samanta, Sabyasachi Das DOI: 10.1002/JSFA.10983-
Optimisation of accelerated biodiesel production under near infrared radiation from de-oiled mustard and sunflower cakes Indian Chemical Engineer (Taylor & Francis) 2020 Monosij Maitra , Swapnendu Chatterjee , Punam Mukhopadhyay & Rajat Chakraborty DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00194506.2020.1828192-
Quartz Halogen Radiated Fast and Energy-efficient Convective Vacuum Drying of Green Tea Fortified Himsagar Mango: Optimization, Kinetics and Quality Assessment Journal of Food Process Engineering; (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) 2020 Rajat Chakraborty, Sagarika Roy, Pijus Mondal -
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Books Published (7)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Optimization of Energy-Proficient Infrared Radiated Rapid Hydrolysis of Pineapple Skin to Reducing Sugar by Swapnendu Chatterjee,Sayan Kumar Bhattacharjee,Rajdip Roy, Rajat Chakraborty Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology. Lecture Notes in Bioengineering. Springer, Singapore 2020
Recent Trends in Valorization of Non-metallic Ingredients of Waste Printed Circuit Board: A Review by Bose D., Barman S., Chakraborty R Emerging Technologies for Waste Valorization and Environmental Protection. Springer, Singapore 2020
Use of Green Fuel Blends: A Pollution Reduction Approach ELSEVIER Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering by Rajat Chakraborty and Punam Mukhopadhyay 2019
Renewable Jet Fuel(RJF):Mitigation of Aviation-Related GHG Emissions Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering,(ELSEVIER) 2019
Recycling of Solid Waste to Heterogeneous Catalyst for Production of Valuable Fuel Additives by Mukhopadhyay P., Chakraborty R Ghosh S. (eds) Waste Management and Resource Efficiency. Springer 2019
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Awards(2)
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 (10)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Ritika Samanta Sustainable Production of Valuable Chemicals and Fuel Additives from Lignocellulosic Agro-Industry Wastes Ongoing 2019
Sourav Barman Preparation of Cost-Effective Green Catalyst for Sustainable Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biofuel Production Ongoing 2017
Ms. Poulami Karan Intensification and Optimization of bioglycerol conversion into valuable chemicals using electromagnetic radiation promoted reactor Ongoing 2016
Punam Mukhopadhay Studies on Development, Characterization and Application of Cost Effective Solid Catalyst Employing Natural Resources Ongoing 2014
Swapnendu Chatterjee Intensification and Optimization of Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass Ongoing 2014
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M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (24)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Debnil Bose Preparation of Cost Effective Waste Derived Catalyst and Its Application Thereof 2019
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
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Project Works (4)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Sustainable production of platform chemicals and fuel additives from lignocellulosic agro-industry wastes Principal Investigator Government of West Bengal, Higher Education Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology 2019 to 2022 Ongoing
Development of efficient biomass conversion routes for biofuel production and utilisation Co-Investigator INNO INDIGO (DST) 2017 to 2020 Ongoing
Intensification and Optimization of Conversion of Bio-Glycerol into Value-added Products using Electromagnetically Irradiated Reactor through Novel Protocols Principal Investigator UGC Major Research Project 2015 to 2018 Complete
Process Intensification, Optimization and Techno-economical Studies on Freeze-drying Principal Investigator UGC 967800 Three Years 2009 to 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 (GRANTED) 2011
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 (3)
 
Title Organised By Venue Year

BIO-FUEL World Biofuel Day Meghnad Saha Auditorium of CSIR-CGCRI, Jadavpur, Kolkata 2018
Save Fuel - Save Future Shilpa Bichitra, an esteemed industry & commerce oriented English journal Rotary Sadan, Kolkata 2017
Energy System Integration: Role of Chemical Engineering C.V. Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar 2017
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)
 
Title

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 (8)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

TEQIP-III sponsored Short Term Course on Recent Refinery Practices Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2018 Jt. Coordinator
Sustainable synthesis of glyceryl monostearate in electromagnetically radiated reactor: statistical optimization and reaction kinetics Calcutta Regional Centre, IIChE 2018
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
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Session chaired (5)
 
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

2nd International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 2020 (ICABET-2020) of Sustainable Energy (SE) Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India 2020
UGC-SAP sponsored National Seminar Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Applications Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University 2020
International Seminar on Sustainable 2-G Biorefinery Platforms Lecture Session-III and Technical Session-III Jadavpur University; Kolkata; India 2019
Technical session in CHEMCON 2017 HIT Haldia 2017
6thIconSWM 2016 international conference Solid waste Management 2016
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Professional Society Activity (3)
 
Type of Professional Activity Period

Chairman, Student Program; Calcutta Regional Cetre; IIChE 2018 to 
Member, Plant Visit Committee, IIChE 2009, July  to 2010, June
Coordinator, IIChE Students' Chapter (Jadavpur University) 2009 to 
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (3)

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)
XXIII: Applied Energy (ELSEVIER)
XXIV: Journal of Cleaner Production (ELSEVIER)
XXV: Energy (ELSEVIER)

Mentor for hostel boarders of Chemical department

Member of Anti-Ragging Squad of Chemical department

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing-Journal: ENERGY, ELSEVIER-December, 2016

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, ELSEVIER,October, 2016

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing-Journal: FUEL, ELSEVIER,August, 2016

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing(Journal: Energy Conversion Management), ELSEVIER, March 2015

Received Acknowledgement for valuable services Journal of The Institution of Engineers(India)-2014

Received CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION - ACS (American Chemical Society)-2014

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing-Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, ELSEVIER-2016