PhD Candidate, Fall 2016
Bachelor of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, INDIA
AREAS OF INTEREST
Heat Transfer, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Engineering, Modelling and Simulation, Fluid
Techno-Economic Feasibility Report on Production of Fuel Ethanol from Wheat Straw
B.Tech. Thesis Project, IIT Roorkee (July 2012 - April 2013)
Undertook comprehensive literature study for process selection followed by process flow
sheeting of individual plant units.
Designed the equipment involved in the process like batch reactor, evaporator, heat
exchangers and distillation columns
Computed the profit margin and payback period for project.
Lead a six member team successfully and presented the thesis to the panel of faculties
Process Modelling of an Integrated Ethanol and CHP Plant
B.Tech. Minor Project, IIT Roorkee (Aug 2012 - Dec 2012)
Constructed a process model using Aspen Plus.
Evaluated the impact of integrating an ethanol plant with a co -generation plant for heat and
electric power production.
Compared the energy production of integrated CHP plant with stand-alone CHP plant .
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemical Limited, Kota, INDIA (May 2012 - June 2012)
Production of Ammonia from Natural Gas
Studied Haber’s Process for production of ammonia from natural gas in Ammonia-II Plant.
Overviewed the major equipment the process comprised of.
Computed material balance of streams for overall process, calculated the flow rates and
verified it with the design values
SunBorne Energy Technologies Private Limited, Gurgaon, INDIA
Parabolic Trough Solar System Piping Model (June 2011 - July 2011)
Developed model of heat transfer fluid piping network in parabolic trough solar system using
Flow Expert Software
Results obtained were validated with the published results.
Studied the friction losses from various fittings of pipes.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, Panipat, INDIA
Involved in the operation of
Isomerisation, FCC Gasoline Desulfurization and Reformate Splitter Units
to produce EURO IV gasoline.
of products of desired specifications, executing start-up and shutdown activities of plant, handling emergency situations
in plant operation.
Performed successful simulations of above mentioned plants on
suggestion schemes to
improve reliability, safety and profitability of plants. The schemes have been
accepted for implementation
by the corporation.
Secured All India Rank-39 in Graduate Aptitude Test Examination (GATE) in Chemical
Engineering in the year 2013.
Was awarded the Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship from year 2010 to 2013 by the Institute
for meritorious performance.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVIES
Registration Committee, Workshop, Department of Chemical Engineering, Golden Jubilee Celebration (2012)
Worked as a member of registration committee to manage registration of participants during
Srishti - Annual Techno Hobby Exhibition of IIT Roorkee (2010 - 2012)
Runner up in each event for group discussion, dynamic model and astrophotogr aphy.
Co-Coordinator, Thomso - Annual Cultural Festival of IIT Roorkee (2010)
Managed a group of students to accomplish enrolment of around 1000 student
Coordinator, Ideaz, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cognizance (2012)
Organized Ideaz - A national level paper presentation event during Cognizance - Annual
Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee.
Srishti - Annual Techno Hobby Exhibition of IIT Roorkee (2012)
Organized Cosmic Vistas - a sky observation event to explore the night sky using telescope.
Member, NSS (National Service Scheme), IIT Roorkee (Aug 2009 - April 2010)
Volunteered in blood donation camps, cloth collection campaigns and distribution of clothes
among impoverished children