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Institution

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Polymer and Surface Engineering

Institute of Chemical Technology, N. P. Road, Matunga East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019

Research Interests

Sustainable Engineering, Polymer and Paints Technology, Sonochemistry, Process Intensification, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Effluent Treatment, Soil remediation, Acoustic Cavitation, etc

 

Topics to speak on:

Sustainable Engineering, Polymer and Paints Technology, Sonochemistry, Process Intensification, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Effluent Treatment, Soil remediation

Biography

Dr. Pinjari, a Fulbright Alumnus and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, is a UGC Assistant Professor in Engineering Science at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Dr. Pinjari has developed protocols for synthesizing various nanomaterials in the laboratory as well as on a pilot scale using the cavitation technique.  He is actively working in the area of process intensification, environmental remediation, energy transformation, and utilization of cavitation in various fields. He had carried out the work on the development of corrosion inhibited nanocontainers for environmental application (marine coating). He is also developing sonochemical-based nanocontainers for textile and pharmaceutical applications. His recent stint for successfully developing solar energy-assisted protocols using Fresnel lens for the synthesis of nanoparticles and other chemical ingredients is remarkable. Using solar energy, he has synthesized various chemical entities and metal oxide nanoparticles as a proof of concept.
Dr. Pinjari has published more than 87 International Papers, 5 technological popularization articles, 10 International Book Chapters, and filed 7 Indian Patents. He is also actively involved in consulting for many industries and has completed more than 20 assignments.

For his research contribution, he has bagged various prestigious awards to his name (INAE Young Engineers Award 2016, Fulbright OLF Awards 2015, The Institution of Engineers Young Engineers Award 2014-2015, IIChE’s M P Chary Memorial Award for Best Chemical Engineering below 35 years, Wipro Earthian Award 2013, Infosys Social Innovation Awards, etc.

Awards

Fulbright OLF Award 2015 by OIE and CIES (State Departments, US Federal Government, Washington, USA)

Infosys Social Innovation Award 2018-2019 by Infosys Foundation for developing Germ-free Hand Pump based Clean Water Technology for Rural Peoples

 INAE Young Engineer Award 2016 by The Indian National Academy of Engineers, New Delhi, India

Young Engineers Award 2014-2015 by The Institution of Engineers (India)

Wipro Earthian Award 2013 by Wipro foundation, Bangalore (India) for Developing Methodology for Segregation and Effective Utilization of Municiple Solid Waste

M. P. Chary Memorial Award 2013 for research and technological contribution (below 35 years). The M P Chary Memorial Award was constituted by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), India.

 

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