The Department offers PhD Program in following key areas of research (in alphabetical order)

Advanced oxidation of organic effluents

Alternate Biofuels

Aqueous Two Phase Extraction for biomolecules

Bio-Nanotechnology for pollutants degradation and detection

Bio-Nanotechnology for sensor development

Bio-Nanotechnology for drug delivery systems

Bioprocess development for biological macro and micromolecules

Bioprocess scale-up 

Bioreactor design & characterization

Ceria based materials

Computational fluid dynamics

Degradation of pollutants under Microwave and Sonication

Degradation of pollutants using microbial consortia

Degradation of halogenated compounds by microbial consortia


Enzyme Based Biosensors for Pharmaceutical Applications

Enzyme production and characterization

Solid oxide Fuel cells

Hydrodynamics studies in spouted bed and pulsed plate reactors

Industrial and domestics effluent treatment in aerobic and anaerobic systems

Management of municipal leachate

Mass Transfer, Heat transfer and Kinetic Studies of novel chemical processes

Microbial Bio-Transformations for the Synthesis of Stereoselective chemicals

Molecular simulations

Novel downstream bioprocessing technology development

Novel pharmaceutical Drug Precursors and their Pharmacological Evaluation

Photocatalaytic degradation of pollutants

Production of Tannin Acyl Hydrolase by Submerged State Fermentation


Reactor design and characterization

Reverse Micellar Extraction


Contact us

Dr. P E Jagadeeshbabu, 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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