Day 1 – Session 01
Towards A Green Tomorrow: Energy Generation And Energy Storage



Day 1 – Session 02
Multiphase Flows And Particle Dynamics


Day 2 – Session 01
Molecular And Systems Approach to Understanding Biological Systems


Day 2 – Session 02
Advancements In Separation, Detection, And Sensing Technologies



Day 01 – Forenoon Session
Towards A Green Tomorrow: Energy Generation And Energy Storage

Prof. M Ali Haider
Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi

Dr. M. Ali Haider has completed his M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia and B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Delhi in 2013. His research interests are focused on experimental and theoretical heterogeneous catalysis applied to renewable energy and chemicals. He is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Delaware on a ‘Bio energy-Award for Cutting Edge Research’ sponsored by the Indo–US Science and Technology Forum.  He has received ‘Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam HPC Award for R & D in HPC Applications’ by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel. Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers has bestowed him the ‘Amar Dye-Chem Award for Excellence in Basic Research and Development in Chemical Engineering’. He is a recipient of the ‘DAE-BRNS Young Scientist Award’, ‘Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award’ and Institution of Engineers (India) ‘Young Engineers Award’. Journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry have recognized his contributions at various occasions as an ‘Emerging Investigator’, ‘Highly Cited Author’ and in ‘Editor’s Choice Collection’. At IIT Delhi, his contributions in teaching and research are noted by the ‘Industry Relevant Best PhD Thesis Supervision’, ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ and ‘Early Career Research Award’. He is a member of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS).

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Dr. Shashisekar P. Adiga
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)



Shashishekar P. Adiga obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003. He currently heads the NextGen Projects team at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), India in Bangalore. Prior to joining SAIT, Adiga worked at Argonne National Laboratory, Kodak Research Labs, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories and Shell Technology Center. His research interests include computational materials science, materials for energy storage and conversion, deep learning based  materials discovery, functional and device materials and artificial intelligence based solutions for semiconductor manufacturing. He has over 40 publications, and several patents  in the areas of battery management systems and functional materials and printing.

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Prof. Bharatkumar Suthar
Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay



Prof. Suthar has been an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay since Dec 2019. He received his undergraduate education from the same department (2005-09) and worked for two years in ONGC (2009-11). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2011-15). After completing his Ph.D., he worked with Prof. Paul Kohl at Georgia-Tech for two years, followed by Prof. Hubert Gasteiger at TUM Germany for another two years as a postdoctoral researcher. Prof. Suthar works in the field of electrochemical energy storage systems focusing on the reaction-coupled transport in the porous electrodes, which are at the core of batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers. His interest lies in developing detailed models using electrochemical engineering principles and measuring such parameters that go into these complex models. His recent interest lies in the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to obtain transport and kinetic parameters of porous electrodes, explicitly focusing on the porous electrode inhomogeneity characterization.

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Day 01 – Afternoon Session
Multiphase Flows and Particle Dynamics

Prof. Ganesh Subramanian
Engineering Mechanics, JNCASR

Prof. Ganesh Subramanian completed his B.Tech in chemical engineering from UDCT (now ICT) in 1996, went on to complete his PhD in chemical engineering from Caltech in 2002, and was subsequently a post-doctoral scholar in the department of chemical and bio-molecular engineering at Cornell University from 2002 to 2005. He joined the Engineering Mechanics Unit (EMU), JNCASR, as a faculty fellow, in November 2005, and is currently a professor (and chair) at EMU. His research interests span a wide range of topics in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena.

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Mr. Nilesh Gandhi
General Manager, Reliance Industries Limited



Mr. Gandhi is the general manager (Modelling and Reaction Engineering) at Reliance Industries Ltd. He received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai in 2000. Subsequently, he completed his M. Tech Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2002. He worked in ANSYS Fluent India from 2002-2007 as a Lead Engineer. He then joined Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2007 and worked there as Lead Engineer – CFD and Project Manager – Aerospace Hydraulic system till 2012. Between 2010 and 2012, he completed his executive MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Pune. He then joined Reliance in 2012. He has experience and 20+ years of expertise in CFD for different business verticals like Aerospace, Automobile, Chemical Refinery, and Petrochemical. His work involves decision-making at different stages: new technological development, troubleshooting, value maximization projects, and capacity scale-up.

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Dr. Abhineet Gupta
Researcher, Systems Modeling, Computational Science, Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB)



Abhineet is a Researcher, Systems Modeling Computational Science at Shell Technology Centre Bangalore, primarily leading the wind technology, green hydrogen and physics-informed machine learning portfolios since August 2021. Abhineet began his career with Shell in 2017 as a fluid flow researcher at Fluid Flow and Reactor Engineering team and spent first 4 years of his Shell career in developing technology capabilities, deploying technologies and providing advanced technical support to assets and projects. He has a PhD in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and an MSc degree (Hons.) Aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology. Abhineet is a native of U.P and graduated from the aerospace department of IIT Kanpur. He has co-authored several publications and currently leading collaboration with IISc on Physics-informed neural networks for offshore windfarm modelling.

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Mr. Aditya Singh
Senior Researcher Fluid Flow and Reactor Engineering (FFRE), (STCB)





Aditya has about 15 years of experience in Fluid flow, Multiphase flow, Flow Assurance and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He joined Shell in 2009 as a Flow Assurance Engineer providing technical support for engineering design, project development and Operation support. There he worked on projects in Iraq, Australia and Russia and led a program where he developed CFD based erosion modelling capability for Shell. In 2017, he joined the Fluid Flow and Reactor Engineering (FFRE) team where he is working till date as Sr. Researcher Fluid Flow. In this role, he has built an Experimental Facility at STCB for multiphase flow and sand erosion in pipe flow and is carrying out development and deployment of flow technologies via CFD modelling and Experiments. Prior to joining Shell, he worked for General Motors as a Powertrain CAE engineer involved with the CFD analysis of in-cylinder mixture preparation and combustion of next generation Gasoline Engines. Aditya holds an Integrated Dual Degree B.Tech (Hons) + M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India).

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Prof. Himanshu Goyal
Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras


Dr. Himanshu Goyal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. He received his BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Guwahati in 2011. Subsequently, he worked at Reliance Industries Limited and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore before starting his PhD program at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. After his PhD, Dr Goyal joined the University of Delaware as a postdoctoral researcher working on microwave-assisted process intensification. Since 2019 Dr Goyal has been working as an Assistant Professor at IIT Madras. His research interests lie in modeling and simulating multiphase reactors with applications in clean energy technologies.

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Day 02 – Forenoon Session
Molecular And Systems Approach To Understanding Biological Systems

Prof. Sarika Mehra
Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Prof. Mehra is a Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay professor. She completed her B.Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at IIT Delhi in 1999. After that, she pursued her doctoral study in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 2005. Her areas of interest are Biomolecular engineering, computational, and systems biology. She is currently working on cell culture engineering and studying antibiotic resistance mechanisms and strategies to counter them.

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Prof. Deepa Agashe
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)



Dr. Deepa Agashe is an Associate professor at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS–TIFR), Bengaluru, working at the interface of evolutionary biology, ecology, and molecular biology. Using tools such as experimental evolution, genomics, molecular analyses, and phylogenetics, her group aims to understand how bacteria and insects adapt to new environments. Dr. Agashe received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Abasaheb Garware College (University of Pune) and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and conducted postdoctoral work at Harvard University, USA.

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Prof. Mithun Radhakrishna
Chemical Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar






Mithun Radhakrishna is working as an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Chemical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar. He is also associated with the Center for Biomedical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar. He obtained his PhD from Columbia University in 2014. Prior to joining IITGN, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His research areas lie at the intersection of biology and polymer physics. His group is interested in the study of soft-matter systems (proteins, polymers and other biological macromolecules) using the principles of Statistical Mechanics and Polymer Physics. His group uses a combination of mean field theory and molecular Simulations (Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics) to draw insights into the interactions that take place at the nano-scale. Mithun is also a performing carnatic musician who plays the electric mandolin.

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Day 02 – Afternoon Session
Advancements in Separation, Detection and Sensing Technologies

Dr. Chandrashekhar Nair
Co-Founder & CTO, Molbio Diagnostics




Dr. Nair heads Bigtec labs and is the Chief Technical Officer of Molbio Diagnostics. He received his bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani in 1991. He has worked in Senior Management positions with the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation. He has extensive experience in bioprocess modeling, scale-up, and commercial implementation of bio and chemical processes. Over the past decade, his focus has been on the realization of rapid, portable, high-quality, and low-cost diagnostics that would bring the power of a modern laboratory to near-care use. He obtained his Ph.D. in BioMEMS from Vellore institute of Technology in 2016. He holds many Indian and international patents.

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Prof. Siddhartha Panda
Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur


Siddhartha Panda is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, and a participating faculty in the Materials Science Programme, and is a participating faculty and the past Head of the National Centre for Flexible Electronics (NCFlexE), at IIT Kanpur.  His research focuses on chemical sensors for healthcare applications and the accompanying transport, reactions, transductions materials processing, and intelligence, utilizing flexible printable platforms.  Prior to joining IIT Kanpur in 2006, he was a Staff/Advisory Engineer at the IBM Semiconductor R&D Center, New York, for over six years.  He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1999, an M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, all in Chemical Engineering.

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Prof. Susy Varughese
Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras




Prof. Varughese is a Faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Science and Technology from CUSAT, Cochin. She obtained her Ph.D. from  IIT Kharagpur. Prior to joining IITM, she worked as a postdoctoral associate at Cambridge University Engineering Dept. Her research focus has been on Conducting polymers for devices, Natural polymers: (mechanics, interfacial behavior, design of novel products and applications), and Sustainable and green approaches to recycling polymers and composites.


Prof. Tamal Banerjee
Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati






Prof. Banerjee is currently a Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati since 2017. His group uses both Quantum Chemical and Molecular Dynamics methods to predict thermodynamic and transport properties of Ionic Liquid and Deep Eutectic Solvent(DES). His interests lie in the Conductor like Screening Model) (COSMO) based methods and Molecular Modelling Techniques which includes both classical MD and Reactive Force Field simulations (ReaxFF). Application area includes both renewable (alcohols) and non-renewable (coal and chemical hydrides) energy sources. He has also authored three books (CRC and Elsevier) and over 140 publications. His group has till date contributed around 900 data points related to the thermodynamic Data Points for IL and DES mixtures and are now available in NIST. He also holds a patent on DES based Nanofluid and has transferred a technology with respect to a novel ligand to BARC for nuclear reprocessing. Overall he has guided 16 PhD students where most of them are involved in the application of green solvents to energy and environmental domain. He is currently the Fellow of both Royal Society of Chemistry and Indian Chemical Society. He also serves in the Editorial Board of Fluid Phase Equilibria. Currently he is serving as the Guest Editor of “Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis” for a Special Issue on Deep Eutectic Solvents.

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