Mamata Mukhopadhyay

Personal Information
Full Name: Mamata Mukhopadhyay
Room No: 302, Chemical Engineering
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  • B. Ch. E., Chemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1963.
  • M. Tech, Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 1965.
  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, U.S.A., 1969.

Awards & Fellowships

  • The Acharya P.C. Ray Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1964 for the Final Year. B.Ch.E. Design Project.
  • The NOCIL Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) for Excellence in Process Plant and Equipment Design in 1997.
  • The Suman Sharma National Design Award by the Institution of Engineers (India) for the performance as the Best Woman Design Engineer in 1999.
  • Dr. P.K. Patwardhan Award for Technology Development and Transfer in 2001.
  • The Best Ph.D. Thesis Supervised Award by the International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (ISASF), France in 1996.
  • The Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering by IIChE for the Year 2005.


A list of publications is available in this link.

R&D Areas/Projects

  • Projects:Technology Development for Direct Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Metal Oxides from Spent Nuclear Fuel.
  • Processing of Soybeans with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.
  • Efficient Recovery of High Quality Edible Oils from Soy Bean, Rice Bran and Oil Cake by Processing with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.
  • Production of Pharmaceutical Nanoparticles With Subcritical Carbon Dioxide.
  • Technology for Transfer:Production of submicron particles from solutions using subcritical carbon dioxide without any high pressure pumps or nozzles in a short span of time.
  • Sterilization and preservation of food and botanical products (e.g., milk, tomato juice, sugarcane juice, coconut water, aloe vera and fruit juice) using supercritical carbon dioxide at moderate conditions.
  • Production of ready-to-use dehulled soybeans and instant soymilk free of beany flavour and chalky mouth-feel by a novel pretreatment technique with supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Production of nutraceutical concentrates enriched with lycopene and lutein, the two natural color compounds, and -carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, from the plant sources: tomato, marigold flower, and carrot respectively using supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Production of High-value lecithin from crude lecithin in a single step with subcritical carbon dioxide.


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