Faculty Members



Name : Dr S. S Umre

Designation : Professor and Head of the Department

Area of Interest: Conducting Polymer, Bio-Polymers, Nanomaterials

Nano composite and Catalysis

Phone : 0712-2801316

Email Id : ssumre[at]chm[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in




Associate Professors

 KAILASWASEWAR Name: Dr. Kailas L. Wasewar

Designation: Associate Professor

Area of Interest: Process Intensification, Separation Processes, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology

Phone: +91-712-280-1561

Email: klwasewar[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in,


Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/klwasewar/

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 SachinMandavgane Name: Dr. Sachin A. Mandavgane

Designation: Associate Professor

Area of Interest: Solid Waste Utilization, Nano Catalyst, Adsorption, Green Chemistry, Ancient Sciences, Green building materials

Phone: +91-712-280-1563

Email: sam[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/samandavgane/ 


Name: Dr. Ashish S. Chaurasia

Designation: Associate Professor and Head

Area of Interest: Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis of Biomass, Modeling and Simulation 

Phone: +91-712-280-1784

Email: aschaurasia[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in,


Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/aschaurasia/



Name : Dr. Shriram S. Sonawane

Designation: Associate Professor

Area of Interest: Modeling & Simulation, Nanotechnology,     

Polymer Nanocomposites, Nanofluids, Extraction, Leaching

Contact No: +91-712-280-1562 (O), +91-712-280-1614 (R)

Email: shriramsonawane[at]gmail[dot]com

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/sssonawane/ 

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Name : Dr. Mahesh N. Varma

Designation: Associate Professor

Area of interest: Reaction Engineering,Biochemical Engineering, CFD

Contact No: +91-712-280-1570 (O), +91-712-280-1619 (R)

Email: maheshnvarma[at]gmail[dot]com 

Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/mnvarma/ 

 Assistant Professors

ajitrathod Name : Dr. Ajit P. Rathod

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Heat Transfer, Membrane Technology

Contact No: 91-712-280-1568(O), +91-712-280-1627 (R)

Email: ajitprathod[at]gmail[dot]com

Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/aprathod/


 diwakar shende Name: Dr. Diwakar Z. Shende

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Mass transfer, Reactive Extraction, Hydrocarbon Engg./Petroleum Refining

Contact No: +91-712-280-1567(O),+91-712-280-1612(R),                          9422390841(M)

Email: dzshende[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/dzshende/


shyamkodape Name : Dr. Shyam M. Kodape

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Membrane Bioreactor,Process Dynamics and Control

Contact No:+91-712-280-1571

Email: samkodape[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/smkodape/

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Name : Dr. Sonali Hiwarkar Tajane

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Membrane & Separation Technology, Biopesticides 

Contact No: +91-712-280-1569

Email: sonali_hirwarkar[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/sonalihirwarkar/

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Name : Dr. Vijayakumar R. P.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Processing, Structure and Properties of Polymers Composites,Nanocomposites Sustainability and Environmental Aspects of Polymers

Contact No: +91-712-280-1782 

Email: jbgvijayiitb[at]gmail[dot]com

Home Page : http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/rpvijayakumar/


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Name : Dr. Piyush P. Wanjari

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest:  Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Molecular Modeling, Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Materials, Carbon Capture, Drug Delivery Vehicles, Nanomaterial Characterization

Contact No: +91-712-280-1781

Email: ppwanjari[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/ppwanjari/

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 ravi methekar

Name : Dr. Ravi N. Methekar

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Modeling, Simulations, Identification and Control of Renewable Energy Resources such as Fuel Cell, Li-ion Battery, Stirling and IC Engines

Contact No: +91-712-280-1789

Email: ravimethekar[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/ravimethekar/

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Name : Dr. Pradip B. Dhamole

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: New Separation Techniques, Sugaring Out, Cloud Point Extraction, Biofuels and Biorefinery, Waste Water Treatment

Contact No: +91-712-280-1788

Email: pdhamole[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/pradipdhamole/

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Name : Dr. C. Ravi Kumar

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Colloids and Interface Science, Nanotechnology, Drug-delivery, Material Science, Modeling and Simulation, Polymers, Process Engineering, Process Intensification, Water Treatment.

Contact No: +91-712-280-1785

Email: ravikumarc[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in, ravikumarc2006[at]gmail[dot]com

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/cravikumar/

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Name : Dr. Shailesh G. Agrawal

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Industrial Crystallization, Secondary Nucleation, Population Balance, Mathematical Modeling, Fouling in Food Industry, Bioprocessing, Drying of Food Products

Contact No: +91-712-280-1787

Email: shaileshagrawal[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/shaileshagrawal/

 Ashwin Gaikwad

Name : Dr. Ashwin P. Gaikwad

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Bioenergy, Biochemical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation of Bioprocesses

Contact No: +91-712-280-1783

Email: apgaikwad[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/apgaikwad/


Name : Dr. Ashwin Kannan

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Probing Nanomechanical Properties of Cells and Biofilms using Atomic Force Microscopy, Extractive Fermentation using Aqueous Two-phase Systems

Contact No:

Email: ashwink[at]che[dot]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in

Home Page: http://chemical.vnit.ac.in/people/ashwinkannan/