Department of Chemical Engineering

Congratulations to Dr. Rajnish Kumar for receiving  
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
for Science and Technology for the year 2022 in Engineering Sciences

Ms. K P Geetha(Junior Assistant) had won Silver medal in 400M Relay at 28th Inter IIT Staff Sports meet held at IIT Gandhinagar December 24-29, 2023.


Research @ChE



Chemical Engineering IIT Madras, through its Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research, offers contractual positions in the various sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects it undertakes. These positions are temporary in nature and the duration can vary from a few months to a couple of years. Besides a consolidated salary, the project staff is also entitled to a host of benefits.

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▌Chemical Engineering Research

Message From the Head of Department


We have revised our academic curriculum to be in tune with the current developments in the field while retaining the core concepts from the discipline. Faculty introduce new electives related to their research and these are well subscribed.​ The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in industrial collaboration and consultancy, research projects, research publications and faculty awards. Our students have actively participated in National and International Conferences and won many Best Paper/poster awards. In recent years, several publications have made it to the Journal Cover pages. Patents and start-ups abound among faculty and students. Or alumni are in leadership positions across myriad fields.

Research Areas

Energy and Materials

▌ Energy and Materials Fundamental as well as application oriented research in the area of transport of heat, mass and momentum invariably need robust computational...
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Molecular Simulations

▌ Molecular Simulations Faculty members in our department are working on materials from molecular scale to macroscopic scale for applications in energy conversion and for...
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Process systems engineering

▌Process systems engineering Using various optimization tools, data analysis, multivariate statistical analysis including time series analysis our faculty are involved in investigating undertraining propagation in...
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Process Intensification

▌ Process Intensification Process intensification refers to a development that leads to a technology that is substantially smaller, cleaner, safer or more energy efficient. Faculty...
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▌ Environment Research related to the Environmental Science and Engineering is carried out a large number of faculty members in Chemical Engineering at IIT-Madras. The...
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Reaction Engineering

▌Reaction Engineering will be updated..
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