Department of Chemical Engineering

INSA Medal for Young Scientists -2021

Dr. Aravind Kumar Chandiran


Welcome to Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Surface grinding M/C commissioning ceremony in CHL Workshop

Surface grinding M/C commissioning ceremony in CHL Workshop





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Message From the Head of Department


The Chemical Engineering Department at IITM is a happening place with an exciting bunch of talented faculty and motivated students. The Department’s vision is to be a global centre of academic and research excellence in Chemical Engineering Sciences and Technology, where knowledge is vigorously and meticulously pursued and disseminated, application to industry and society is valued, free thinking is encouraged, intellectual rigour is demanded and thoroughness is rewarded. We are in the process of establishing world class research facilities and research groups in specific areas of energy, environment and materials.​

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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International Collaborations (Representative)