Federation of Indian Petroleum Industries (FIPI)
Petrotech Chair Professor & Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Ph.: +91 11 2659 6172
E-mail: kkpant[at]chemical.iitd.ac.in, dr.kkpant[at]gmail.com

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Education:

PhD (1997) IIT- Kanpur
M. Tech (1989) IIT-Kanpur
B. Tech (1987) HBTI-Kanpur

Administrative Positions:

2018-till date Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi.
2016-2018 Professor In charge, Central Library,IIT Delhi.
2015-2016 Chairman, GATE,IIT Delhi
2015-2016 Chairman, JAM,IIT Delhi
2013-2015 Vice Chairman, GATE, IIT Delhi
2013-2015 Vice Chairman, JAM, IIT Delhi
2004-2006 Warden,Vindhyachal Hostel, IIT Delhi

Professional Affiliations:

• Adjunct Faculty, University of Queensland, Australia
• Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, London                                                                                                                                                                                                  
• Fellow Biotch Reseach Society of India
• Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society International Students Chapter
• Life Member, National Academy of Science, India
• Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
• Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education
• Fellow Member of Institution of Engineers India
• Life member of Oil Technology Association (India)
• Life Member of Catalytic Society of India
• Life Member of Bio Research Society
• Life Member of Indian Carbon Society
• Member and Faculty Advisor of Society of Petroleum
• Council member of Indian Institute for Chemical Engineers, IIChE
• Engineers (SPE) IIT Delhi Student Chapter
• Professional affiliations with IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, UOP, Halder Topse, SUMITO Japan.

Honours/Awards:

• Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation’sawardfor Best Ph.D. Thesis supervised and Research in Chemical Engineering/Technology, IIChE Award for the Year 2019
• Herdilia Award 2017 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers(IIChE) for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering
• DAAD International Faculty Visit Research Grant 2017, Germany
• American Chemical Society International Travel Grant 2017
• Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation’s award for Best Ph.D. Thesis supervised and Research in Chemical Engineering/Technology, IIChE Award for the Year 2015
• Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation’s award for Best Ph.D. Thesis supervised and Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology, Catalyst Chemcon 2009, Vishakapatnam
• Dr. S.S. Deshpande Award for overall Journal Impact factor (2011-2013) in 2013.
• INAE Award for the year 2002 on M. Tech. project entitled Fluoride removal from drinking water using activated alumina (student Ms. S.Ghorai)

Invited Talks:

• Invited talk during Indo-Finnish workshop
• Delivered talk on “Smart Tailored Bio Refinery: An Integrated Approach to Increasing Economic Value of Downstream Oil and Minimizing Environmental Aspects”, New Delhi.
• Invited talk on Novel Catalytic Process for conversion of renewable biomass into fuel and value-added chemicals in Academy of Finland-IITs joint workshop on “Bioenergy” IIT Delhi, New Delhi.
• Veterans Forum Talk on “Biofuels” organized by Petrotech Society
• Invited talk at Auburn University, USA
• Speaker on the panel of Energy and Environment: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Special Engaging Canada event
• Delivered Invited Talk at ODU Virginia Norfolk University
• Invited Talk at Tuskegee University, USA
• Invited Panellist at 9th Summer School “Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals” Panel: Academia Industry Interaction-What Next?
• Invited talk at PTU Chandigarh, Under TEQIP 2013.
• Invited talk at Tezpur University during Indo Finnis workshop at Tezpur.
• Invited Panellist in session on “Roadmap for sustainable utilization of alternative energy” at seminar “Innovation for Sustainability Dividends”
• Invited speaker on key note“Opportunities and Challenges in Biofuels and Bio-lubricants”
• Invited talk at HPCL R&D Bengaluru on “Thermocatalytic decomposition of Methane”
• Several invited talks at various academic institutes of national and international repute like Auburn University, ODU Virginia, Tuskegee university USA, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, Tezpur University, HBTI Kanpur, Manipal Universityamong many others during Petrotech Chair Professorship tenure

Courses Taught

• Transport Phenomena
• Advance Tranport Phenomena
• Advance Chemical Reaction Engineeering
• Plant Design and Economics
• Petroleum Refinery Engineering
• Petrochemical Technology
• Chemical Reaction Engineering
• Heterogenous Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors
• Design and Laboratory Practices
• Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Control
• Chemical Reaction Engineering and Mass transfer Lab
• Web-based course module on “Petroleum Refinery Engineering”, was prepared underNPTEL (2012-2013)
• A web /video-based course module was designed and lectures on“Heterogeneous Catalysisand Catalytic Reactor”, were delivered under NPTEL programme(2012-2013)