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Dr. S. Suresh

Dr. S. Suresh

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 Assistant Professor


 Department of Chemical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal


Sureshs[at]manit[dot]ac[dot]in, sureshpecchem[at]gmail[dot]com

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Date of Birth


Educational Qualification

PhD (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 2010

M.E (Chemical Engineering), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, 2006

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Pondicherry Engineering College , Pondicherry University, 2004

P.G. Diploma (Industrial Safety), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (Distance Course), 2005

Professional Background

Head of Department, MA-NIT Bhopal (January 2019-October 2019)

Departmental Coordinator, MA-NIT Bhopal (July 2013-January 2016)

Assistant Professor, MA-NIT Bhopal (August 2010-Present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Discovery & Innovation, CUNY, USA (2017-2018)

Visiting Faculty, Asian Institute of Technology Thailand (January-May 2016)

Visiting Fellow, International Centre for Materials. Science, JNCASR Bangalore (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012)

Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (February-July 2007)

Research Fellow, Centre for Pollution Control & Energy Technology, Pondicherry University (June 2006-Jan. 2007)


10 years


Separation process, New sorbents & Catalysts, Reactor Design, Environmental Biotechnology, Waste-to-Energy, Nanomaterials, Gas separation, Sensing of toxic gases


  • 01 Patent published
  • 07+02 Book series
  • 23+04 Book chapters
  • 70+08 Journals
  • 77+02 Presentation/Proceedings
  • 19 Invited Talk

Patents, Awards and Honors

  1. Indian Patent: Silica-Titanium Dioxide doped Photocatalyst, and a Reactor Vessel for Effluent Treatment. Indian Patent No. 1599/MUM/2015 dated 18/04/2015 and Published on 21/10/2016 in The Patent Office Journal Issue No. 44/2016 (Applicant: MA-NIT Bhopal, Investor: S. Suresh)
  2. REP-Certified Renewable Energy Professional: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), USA, 2018 (Preliminary)
  3. SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Fulbright House, New Delhi, July 2016.
  4. Bharat Excellence Award: Friendship Forum, New Delhi, August 2016.
  5. Best Poster award: in the 103rd Indian Science Congress, University of Mysore, 3-7th January 2016.
  6. 4th IGCW-2015 award in the Knowledge Community & Academic Research category: Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW 2015), organised by Green ChemisTree Foundation, Mumbai, India, December 2015.
  7. Short term Visiting Faculty: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India, August 2015.
  8. IEI Young Engineers Award: Institute of Engineers, Kolkata, India, August 2015.
  9. Rashtriya Gaurav Award: India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2015.
  10. Award of Member: National Innovation Club by Rashtrapati Bhavan-The President of India, New Delhi, March 2015.
  11. Prof R C Singh Memorial Medal: 28th Indian Engineering Congress, Institution of Engineers India (IEI), 2013.
  12. Visiting Research Fellowship: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, International Centre for Materials Science, Bangalore, Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012.
  13. Young Scientist Award: 4th Uttarakhand State Science & Technology Congress, Department of Science & Technology, 2009.
  14. Junior and Senior Research Fellowship: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, July 2007-July 2010.
  15. Best Fielder in the cricket (sport club): Association of Chemical Engineering Students, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 2004.
  16. Best Performer Award: Association of Chemical Engineering Students, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 2003-2004.
  17. Winner-up Cricket Team Shield: Pondicherry Region Zonal Level–Schools Games and Athletics Competitions (IV-Zone), conducted by Education Department, Government of Pondicherry, Puducherry, 1997-98.

Member of professional bodies 

  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Solar Energy Society of India
  • Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Chemical Research Society of India
  • Catalysis Society of India
  • Indian Water Resources Society
  • International Congress of Chemistry and Environment
  • The Biotech Research Society
  • Materials Research Society of India
  • Indian Water Works Association
  • Institution of Public Health Engineers
  • Indian Society of Hydraulics
  • The Indian Science Congress Association
  • Biogas Forum India
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering

   Country  Visited

 USA, UAE,  Malaysia, Thailand

Number of P.G. Projects guided


  • 30 +3* M.Tech (ongoing)

Project/ Consultancy undertaken 

  1. R&D Project: Treatment of industrial wastewater using sequential batch reactor (SBR) - 45 Lacs, MHRD-MANIT, Bhopal (Grant-Aid-Scheme), India, 2010-2012.
  2. R&D Project: Extraction of fibres from raw sisal plants-15.45 Lacs, Handloom and Handicraft Rural Development Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, 2011-2013.
  3. R&D Project: Development of Novel separation Processes, MHRD-MANIT Bhopal-50 Lacs, 2011-2012.
  4. R&D Project: Treatment of industrial wastewater using photocatalysis process, MPCST, MP Govt, India-5.45 lacs, 2012-2015.
  5. R&D Industrial Project: Treatment of brine sludge using combined adsorption-Electro-chemical methods, TEQIP & Grasim Industry, Nagda, Bhopal, India- 14.45 lacs, 2012-2015.
  6. R&D Project: Machining and analysis of various parameters of nanocomposites prepared from industries wastes for various applications, MPCST, MP Govt, India-4 lacs, 2015-2017.
  7. R&D Project: New carbon-based nanocomposites (biochar) from waste biomass and carbon cloth: Experimental and modeling studies to adsorption of H2S, HCHO from air, sensing of H2S and ammonia gases, and photo-oxidation/CO2 reduction. SERB/IUSSTF, DST, 40000 USD, 2017-2018.
  8. R&D Project: Development and optimization of bio-char enriched super compost from forest necromass for enhanced soil carbon sequestration, MoES, India- 25 lacs collaboration with Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam (2018-2021).
  9. R&D Project: Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO using an Inexpensive Nano-porous carbon doped oxides through plasma/photocatalysis, ONGC Energy Centre, New Delhi, India-14.86 lacs (2016-2018).
  10. R&D Project: Development of process and technology for value added products from segregated biocrude (in collaboration with Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering Bhopal), Ministry of Agriculture. (August-2018 to July-2021). 60 Lacs.
  11. R&D Project: Process optimization indigenously developed catalysts in plasma assisted photo-catalytic reactor and regeneration of catalysts, ONGC Energy Centre, New Delhi, India-10.6 lacs (2019-2020).

Administrative work done

  • Editor, International Journal of Frontier in Technology (MANIT Journal), May 2014.
  • Institute level solid waste management committee member, December 2014.
  • Warden, New Hostel (Energy Centre), MANIT Bhopal, July 2012-July 2013.
  • Warden, Hostel No.8, MANIT Bhopal, July 2013-July 2014.

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