Systems Engineering and Data Sciences

Our group works on the use of both first principles modeling and data science methods for solving design and operational problems in complex systems. We look at rational approaches to optimally design a wide variety of engineered systems. We also research on operational aspects of the engineered systems such as…

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Computational Research

Our department has a large group of people working in front line computational research in chemical engineering and allied areas. Depending upon the applications, our faculty use different computational techniques that may cover a range of length and time scales spanning atomic to geological scales. On one end of this…

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Process Intensification

Process intensification refers to a development that leads to a technology that is substantially smaller, cleaner, safer or more energy efficient. Faculty in our department working in this area, achieve process intensification either by improving the design or the operation of the equipment. Novel microfluidic systems, photocatalytic reactors and multiphase…

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Environmental Science and Engineering

Research related to the Environmental Science and Engineering is carried out a large number of faculty members in Chemical Engineering at IIT-Madras. The areas of research can be broadly Classified into the following areas: Development of Processes and Materials for the Managementof Waste and Environmental Resources Fate and Transport of…

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Molecular Engineering of Materials

Faculty members in our department are working on materials from molecular scale to macroscopic scale for applications in energy conversion and for solving environmental problems. Using computational approaches and diverse set of experimental tools, materials are designed for a specific application by understanding physics, chemistry and mechanics of the materials.…

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Energy & Fuel Research

Energy and sustainable use of fossil fuel is a major focus area in the department. Close to 10 full time faculty and roughly 30 PhD scholars are working on energy related projects. Efficient utilisation of high ash content Indian coal, clean coal technologies, CO2 capture from fossil fuel systems through…

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