Professor Kartic C. Khilar Distinguished Fellowship

Alumni and friends of Professor Khilar have launched an initiative to institute an annual "Professor Kartic C. Khilar Distinguished Fellowship" in the Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. This is to be funded by a corpus of about Rs 45,00,000 (about 100,000 USD). This is an invitation to contribute to the endowment for the establishment of this memorial fellowship.  read more »



Research and Development Projects

The following is a list of selected sponsored R&D projects taken up in the department. The trend of number of ongoing projects is shown elsewhere.
PeriodTitlePrincipal Investigators
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014Prediction of thermodynamic properties for industrially important polymerization systems using molecular simulation
Mar 2011 - May 2014Process Improvements and Technology Dissemination in Jaggery Making.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014Transport Properties in Nanofluids
Oct 2010 - Nov 2013JC BOSE FELLOWSHIP
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013Grid-enabled aerosol modeling system for climate change studies.
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013CSIR Junior Research Fellowship in r/o Ms. Amrita singh (Roll No. 08530020)
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013Solar Bio-fuel and Carbon Sequestration with Cyanobacteria : Role of Genetic Networks.
Jul 2010 - May 2013Development of Biotransformation process for synthesis of Chirally pure compounds
Jul 2010 - May 2013Electric Field Induced Vesicle and Drop Deformation.
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013SERC School on Electrochemical Systems
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013DST Screening Committee Meeting for Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist-Engineering Sciences on 6th July' 2010 at IIT Bombay
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013DST / Characterization of Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli to controlled gradients of ligands in the presence of oxygen
Jul 2010 - May 2013Multifunctional nanoparticle probes for in vivo cancer stem cell imaging and targeted treatment
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013Chemical Engg. Lab I
Jun 2010 - May 2013Discipline wise co-ordination
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013Electronics design using DSP, FPGA, CPLD and Micro controllers through simulation and direct access of the hardware
Apr 2010 - May 2013Research and Development support SERC (FIST) Programme.... Chemical Engg.Dept.
Apr 2010 - Apr 2013DBT-BINC Junior Research Fellowship of Mr. Danish Menon.
Apr 2010 - Apr 2013SERC Scheme for the Introduction to Immunology for Physical Scientist & Engineers is schedule to be held in May 2010.

Awards given by the Department

The Manudhane Excellence Awards have been made possible through a donation from the Indira Foundation, a trust promoted by a 1975 alumnus of the Chemical Engineering Department, Mr. Avi Nash. The individual awards are named after his parents Mr. R. G. Manudhane and Mrs. Indira Manudhane and are intended to encourage excellence in learning, teaching and research (particularly applied research) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay.

Department Brochure and Annual Reports

Please consult the following links for soft copies of Department Brochure, Publicity Materials, and Annual Reports.

Services to Society

Under construction


A list of patents filed by department faculty is summarised below. Under the names of the inventor, only the department faculty is shown here for purposes of initiating a contact. Please refer to the detailed patent record (click on the title) to see other inventors further details. A list of patent records classified according to research areas is also available.
TitleInventor FacultyLicensing StatusCountry of Publication
A process for sequential supercritical CO2 extraction and fractional of neem oil enriched with azadirachtin from neem kernelsAvailable for LicensingIndia
A process for cyclic supercritical fluid (SCF) CO2 extraction of fragrances (absolute or essential oils) from jasmine flowersAvailable for LicensingIndia
Processes for treatment of organic wastesAvailable for Non-exclusive LicensingUnited States of America
Method for improving particulate mixing and heat transfer in tumbling mixers and rotary kilnAvailable for LicensingIndia
Polylactic acid-clay nanocomposites and process for preparing themIndia
Method for producing lactic acid polymers of high crystallinity and molecular weightIndia
Polylactic acid-clay nanocomposites by lactide polymerization in clays India
A nano-structured biodegradable bone graft composition having improved properties and a process for the preparation thereofIndia
A nano-structured biodegradable bone graft composition having improved properties and a process for the preparation thereofLicensing at a Later DateIndia
Process for the production of isoosctaneIndia
A novel process for sterilizing of Bio-materials using Supercritical FluidAvailable for LicensingIndia
A novel process for production of nanoparticles using subcritical carbon dioxide Available for LicensingIndia
A novel process for the extraction of nutraceutical concentrate enriched with actrive ingredients using supercritical fluids Available for LicensingIndia
Clays as cell openers in polyurethane foamAvailable for LicensingIndia
Lipoxygenase inactivated and sterilised legumes and cereal products Available for LicensingIndia
Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Controlled Pore Size and Enhanced Electrical ConductivityAvailable for LicensingIndia
A nanoparticle exogenous protein free micronutrient added pulmonary surfactant composition for neonatal respiratory distress synAvailable for LicensingIndia
A process to manufacture highly stable and optically transparent aluminium hydroxide gelAvailable for LicensingIndia
An Improved Process For Making Natural Sweetener From Stevia Leaves.India
An enzymatic hydrolysis process for the production of liquefacts (maltodextrins) from tapioca starch  India
An enzymatic hydrolysis process for the production of glucose syrups from tapioca starchIndia
Process for Waste Water RenovationAvailable for Non-exclusive LicensingIndia
Process for Treatment of Organic Solid Waste Available for Non-exclusive LicensingIndia
A method of making a fluid separation material such as membrane of nanopore structureAvailable for LicensingIndia
A method of making a supported fluid separation membrane of nanopore structureAvailable for LicensingIndia
A Method and an Apparatus for Synthesizing Vesicles by Interdiffusion of Stationary PhasesGrant AwaitedIndia
Method for producing lactic acid polymers of high crystallinity and molecular weightIndia
Colouring Of Keratinous Fibers Using A Pretreatment Comprising An Iron SaltUnited States of America
An Electrolytic Method for Production of Bleaching AgentIndia