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:

• Honorary Faculty, University of Queensland, Australia
• Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, London                                                                                                                                                                                                  
• Life Member, Biotech Research 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
• Life 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
• Life 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, HALDOR TOPSOE, SUMITO Japan

Honours/Awards:

• 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 2019
• Dr. 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 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
• 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 University among many others during Petrotech Chair Professorship tenure

Courses Taught

• Transport Phenomena
• Advance Transport Phenomena
• Advance Chemical Reaction Engineering
• 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 under NPTEL (2012-2013)
• A web /video-based course module was designed and lectures on“Heterogeneous Catalysisand Catalytic Reactor”, were delivered under NPTEL programme(2012-2013)