The Department offers PhD Program on Transfer Operations in chemical and electrochemical systems;  Environmental/Industrial Pollution Control and energy Engineering; Industrial Biotechnology. Following are the key areas of research in the department.

Transfer operations in chemical and electrochemical systems

  • Cavitation assisted processes, Polymer Nano-composites
  • Multiphase flow, Flow Visualization, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Discrete Element Modeling (DEM)
  • Aqueous Two phase Extraction
  • Catalysis modeling and simulation
  • Electrochemistry, Photovoltaic materials synthesis
  • Optimization of Reactive Distillation Process
  • Design and Characterization of bio/reactors
  • Hydrodynamic studies spouted bed and pulsed plate reactors
  • Mass Transfer, Heat transfer and Kinetic Studies
  • Alternate Biofuel and Lubricants

Environmental/Industrial Pollution Control and Energy Engineering:

  • Environmental Immunology, Air pollution and Health
  • Adsorption of Heavy Metals and Dyes on nanoparticles doped materials
  • Energy production from Coal and renewable energy sources, Energy System Analysis, CO2 capture
  • Degradation of Hydrocarbons using microbial consortia
  • Industrial and domestics effluent treatment in aerobic and anaerobic systems
  • Degradation of halogenated compounds by microbial consortia
  • Management of municipal leachate, solid waste
  • Degradation of Hydrocarbons under Microwave, Sonication
  • Advanced oxidation of organic effluents
  • Bio-remediation

Industrial Biotechnology

  • Studies on Enzyme Based Biosensors for Pharmaceutical Applications.
  • Studies on Biological Oxidation of Sulfur Compounds using Autotrophic Sulfur Oxidizing Bacteria
  • Studies on Microbial Bio-Transformations for the Synthesis of Stereoselective compounds
  • Synthesis of Nano Drug Delivery, Smart Polymers,
  • Probiotics and Nematode production, Oenology
  • Synthesis of Nano Hard Drug Carriers (Controlled Movement), Enzyme Conjugation with Nano particles
  • Novel pharmaceutical Drug Precursors and their Pharmacological Evaluation
  • Bioprocess development, optimization and scale-up for animal/plant cell culture and microbial culture systems for various products

Contact us

Hari Mahalingam, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474057

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