Chemical Engineering

Faculty Details

Abhiram Hens Assistant Professor
CV
Joined the Institute in 2018
ahens[dot]che[at]nitdgp[dot]ac[dot]in
Education
  • Ph.D, Engineering (2016), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) (under CSIR)
  • M.Tech, Chemical Engineering (2010), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • B. Tech, Chemical Engineering(2008), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • B.Sc., Chemistry Hons. (2005), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur,  University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Work Experiences
  1. Organization : CSIR - Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur,  WB,India

          Designation : Scientist (2010-2014), Senior Scientist (2014-2018)

    Duration : July, 2010 - December, 2018

2.  Organization : CSIR – Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

    Designation : Assistant Professor

    Duration : July, 2018 - December, 2018

3. Organization : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),  Kanpur

   Designation : Teaching Assistant

   Duration : 2008 - 2010

Research Interest

CFD and Heat Transfer , 

Molecular Dynamics Simulation,

Process modelling and Simulation,

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology 

Projects
Title Investigator Co-investigator Sponsered Agency Duration Status

"Modelling and Optimization of Ethylene Oxide Reactor"

PI: Dr. Sandip Kumar Lahiri, CO-PI: Dr. Abhiram Hens

Sponsered Agency: Scientific Design Company, Inc.

Duration: 36 Weeks (2020)

         

Modelling and simulation of nanoparticle mediated drug delivery systems

PI: Dr. Abhiram Hens

Sponsered Agency: NIT Durgapur (RIG Grant)

Duration: 2 Years (2019-2021)

       

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Solar Converted Thermal Energy Harvesting Mangrove and Composite Layer Mechanistic Photo-thermal Material in Interfacial Water Evaporator-Collector Desalination System to Potable Water

PI: Dr. Rajib Ghosh Chowdhury,

Co-PI: Dr. Abhiram Hens & Dr. Mrinal Kanti Mandal

Sponsered Agency: DST (Govt. of India) under SERD -2019

Duration: 3 Years (2021-2024)

         

 

Teachings
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics (CH1001)
  • Advanced Heat Transfer (CH2003)
  • Process Analysis and Optimization (CH-815)
  • Process Safety In Chemical Industries (CHE-715)
  • Fluid Dynamics Lab. 
  • Computing Lab
  • Mass Transfer Lab

UG / PG Students

Debanik Bose

Debanik Bose

M.Tech (completed)
Debanik worked on CFD-based simulations of high-temperature reformers and combustion chambers. His interest lies in the optimization of reactor and combustion units by thermal and hydrodynamic analysis. He published a journal paper in "Chemical Engineering Research and Design" and a few conference papers so far. He got a PhD offer from Washington State University (USA).
Debanik Bose

Debanik Bose

M.Tech (completed)

Debanik worked on CFD-based simulations of high-temperature reformers and combustion chambers. His interest lies in the optimization of reactor and combustion units by thermal and hydrodynamic analysis. He published a journal paper in "Chemical Engineering Research and Design" and a few conference papers so far. He got a PhD offer from Washington State University (USA).
Anindya Kanti Roy

Anindya Kanti Roy

M.Tech (Completed)
Anindya is jointly being supervised by Prof. K C Ghanta and Dr. A. Hens. He is currently working on molecular dynamics based simulations. He is investigating the nanochannel flow of ionic solutions in the presence of an electric field. After completeing 3rd semester he got a job offer from Saint Gobain along with an final semester internship. 
Anindya Kanti Roy

Anindya Kanti Roy

M.Tech (Completed)

Anindya is jointly being supervised by Prof. K C Ghanta and Dr. A. Hens. He is currently working on molecular dynamics based simulations. He is investigating the nanochannel flow of ionic solutions in the presence of an electric field. After completeing 3rd semester he got a job offer from Saint Gobain along with an final semester internship. 
Sudeshna Gun

Sudeshna Gun

B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree (Completed)
Sudeshna completed B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree in 2022 and got a PhD offer from Ohio State University (USA). She worked on computational fluid dynamics based simulations. As a part of her B.tech project, she completed the study of a chlorination contact tank. As a part of M.Tech project, she did CFD based analysis associated to the leakage of sub-sea pipelines. She has published one paper in Materials Today Proceedings and a couple of conference papers. 
Sudeshna Gun

Sudeshna Gun

B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree (Completed)

Sudeshna completed B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree in 2022 and got a PhD offer from Ohio State University (USA). She worked on computational fluid dynamics based simulations. As a part of her B.tech project, she completed the study of a chlorination contact tank. As a part of M.Tech project, she did CFD based analysis associated to the leakage of sub-sea pipelines. She has published one paper in Materials Today Proceedings and a couple of conference papers. 
Arghya Singha Mahapatra

Arghya Singha Mahapatra

M.Tech (completed)
Arghya has worked on OpenFoam (an open source CFD solver). He  investigated the multiphase flow inside a bent pipeline. He attempted to understand the Taylor bubble flow through the porous media as well. He is currently doing PhD at IIT Kharagpur
Arghya Singha Mahapatra

Arghya Singha Mahapatra

M.Tech (completed)

Arghya has worked on OpenFoam (an open source CFD solver). He  investigated the multiphase flow inside a bent pipeline. He attempted to understand the Taylor bubble flow through the porous media as well. He is currently doing PhD at IIT Kharagpur
Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar

M.Tech (Completed)
Rahul completed his M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Department in 2020. In his MTech thesis, he has studied growth and dynamics of vapor bubble using CFD. He has attempted to employ phase field method to study film boiling. He has received an offer to join TCE (Tata Consulting Engineers). Email ID: rahulkumarhost12.rk@gmail.com
Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar

M.Tech (Completed)

Rahul completed his M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Department in 2020. In his MTech thesis, he has studied growth and dynamics of vapor bubble using CFD. He has attempted to employ phase field method to study film boiling. He has received an offer to join TCE (Tata Consulting Engineers). Email ID: rahulkumarhost12.rk@gmail.com
Niraj Kumar

Niraj Kumar

M.Tech (Completed)
Niraj completed his MTech from Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Durgapur in 2019. His MTech project was jointly supervised by Dr. Shantanu Pramanik and Dr. Abhiram Hens. He worked on CFD based investigation of 'Microfluidic Thermophoresis'. Presently, he is pursuing PhD in IIT Delhi.
Niraj Kumar

Niraj Kumar

M.Tech (Completed)

Niraj completed his MTech from Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Durgapur in 2019. His MTech project was jointly supervised by Dr. Shantanu Pramanik and Dr. Abhiram Hens. He worked on CFD based investigation of 'Microfluidic Thermophoresis'. Presently, he is pursuing PhD in IIT Delhi.

Doctoral Students

Anshu Kumari

Anshu Kumari

Ph.D (On-going)
Nanoparticle/nanostructure synthesis, drug & neutraceuticals delivery
Nanoparticle/nanostructure structure-based drug & neutraceuticals delivery
Anshu Kumari

Anshu Kumari

Ph.D (On-going)

Nanoparticle/nanostructure synthesis, drug & neutraceuticals delivery

Nanoparticle/nanostructure structure-based drug & neutraceuticals delivery
Shilpi Chatterjee

Shilpi Chatterjee

Ph.D (Completed)
After completing Ph.D in 2022, Shilpi joined Tridiagonal Solution Pvt. Ltd., Pune (India) as Senior Project Engineer. Shilpi has completed B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University and completed PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering of NIT Durgapur. Shilpi worked in the area of CFD and Molecular Dynamics based simulations. She investigated the dynamics of nanodroplet as well as multiphase flow inside microchannels. She published two papers in Chemical Engineering Science journal which details the deformation behavior of ionic nanodroplet in presene of external electric field (Chatterjee et. al., Chemical Engineering Science 229 (2021) 116143, and 247(2022), 117083). She has completed another work which deals with Taylor flow inside spiral microchannel and it was published in the journal of Chemical Engineering research and Design (Vol. 165, pp. 398). email: sc.16ch1101@phd.nitdgp.ac.in, shilpichemeng781@gmail.com
Study of bubble and droplet dynamics at different length and time scale
Shilpi Chatterjee

Shilpi Chatterjee

Ph.D (Completed)

After completing Ph.D in 2022, Shilpi joined Tridiagonal Solution Pvt. Ltd., Pune (India) as Senior Project Engineer. Shilpi has completed B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University and completed PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering of NIT Durgapur. Shilpi worked in the area of CFD and Molecular Dynamics based simulations. She investigated the dynamics of nanodroplet as well as multiphase flow inside microchannels. She published two papers in Chemical Engineering Science journal which details the deformation behavior of ionic nanodroplet in presene of external electric field (Chatterjee et. al., Chemical Engineering Science 229 (2021) 116143, and 247(2022), 117083). She has completed another work which deals with Taylor flow inside spiral microchannel and it was published in the journal of Chemical Engineering research and Design (Vol. 165, pp. 398). email: sc.16ch1101@phd.nitdgp.ac.in, shilpichemeng781@gmail.com

Study of bubble and droplet dynamics at different length and time scale
Indradev Kumar

Indradev Kumar

Ph.D (Ongoing)
Indradev joined the Department as PhD scholar in 2019 after completing M.Tech in Advanced Material Science from NIT Durgapur. Prio to that he completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently investigating multiphase flow through the route of CFD. He is also interested in molecular dynamics based simulations as well as reactor modelling.
Indradev Kumar

Indradev Kumar

Ph.D (Ongoing)

Indradev joined the Department as PhD scholar in 2019 after completing M.Tech in Advanced Material Science from NIT Durgapur. Prio to that he completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently investigating multiphase flow through the route of CFD. He is also interested in molecular dynamics based simulations as well as reactor modelling.

Projects

Sl.No. Title Name of the PI Name of the CoPIs Funding Agency Amount (Rs.) Project Type Project Status Date of Initiation Date of Completion
1 Understanding the industrial reactor code for necessary upgradation and future application Abhiram Hens NA Scientific Design Company Ltd. (USA) Consultancy Ongoing 2023-09-29
2 Solar Converted Thermal Energy Harvesting Mangrove and Composite Layer Mechanistic Photo-thermal Material in Interfacial Water Evaporator-Collector Desalination System to Potable Water Dr. Rajib Ghosh Chowdhury Dr. Abhiram Hens
Dr. Mrinal Kanti Mandal
DST (Govt. of India) under SERD -2019 Sponsored Ongoing 2021 2024
3 Modelling and Optimization of Ethylene Oxide Reactor Dr. Sandip Kumar Lahiri Dr. Abhiram Hens Scientific Design Company, Inc. Sponsored 2020
4 Modelling and simulation of nanoparticle mediated drug delivery systems Dr. Abhiram Hens NIT Durgapur (RIG Grant) Sponsored 2019 2021

Projects

Sl.No. Title Name of the PI Name of the CoPIs Funding Agency Amount (Rs.) Project Type Project Status Date of Initiation Date of Completion
1 Solar Converted Thermal Energy Harvesting Mangrove and Composite Layer Mechanistic Photo-thermal Material in Interfacial Water Evaporator-Collector Desalination System to Potable Water Dr. Rajib Ghosh Chowdhury Dr. Abhiram Hens
Dr. Mrinal Kanti Mandal
DST (Govt. of India) under SERD -2019 Sponsored Ongoing 2021 2024
2 Modelling and Optimization of Ethylene Oxide Reactor Dr. Sandip Kumar Lahiri Dr. Abhiram Hens Scientific Design Company, Inc. Sponsored 2020
3 Modelling and simulation of nanoparticle mediated drug delivery systems Dr. Abhiram Hens NIT Durgapur (RIG Grant) Sponsored 2019 2021

Projects

Sl.No. Title Name of the PI Name of the CoPIs Funding Agency Amount (Rs.) Project Type Project Status Date of Initiation Date of Completion
1 Understanding the industrial reactor code for necessary upgradation and future application Abhiram Hens NA Scientific Design Company Ltd. (USA) Consultancy Ongoing 2023-09-29
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Awards and Recognitions
  1. Received CSIR Young Scientist Award – 2018
  2. Thermax ‘Sampark’ Professor Internship Programme-2020
  3. Organizing Secretary, 36th National Convention of Chemical Engineers (IEI) and National Conference on "Frontier Technologies for 21st Century's Process Industries" (March 6-7, 2021)
  4. Session Chair of Technical Session "International Chemical Engineering Conference 2021 NITJ"
  5. Session Chair of Technical Session on Fluid Dynamic 16th International Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering (ICheaP 16), Naples, Italy 21-24th May 2023
  6. GATE Fellowship - 2008

 

Administrative Responsibilities

Associate Dean (Research & Consultancy), NIT Durgapur (March 2024 onwards)

Warden, Hall-3 (R N Tagore Hall of Residence), NIT Durgapur  (2019 onwards)

Convener, DAC and DPRC (January 2021 onwards)

Convenor, DPC (July 2021 onwards)

Departmental Faculty Representative to Career Development Centre (CDC) [Training and Placement Cell]

Faculty Advisor, Chemical Engineering Students Society (ChESS)

 

Contact

Mobile : +91-9434789040
Email : abhiram.hens@che.nitdgp.ac.in, hens.abhiram@gmail.com

Miscellaneous

Prior to joining NIT Durgapur, Dr. Abhiram has completed two CSIR funded project as PI and another four as co-PI.


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