Dr. Dipankar Pal

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest:

  1. Surface Engineering: Surface functionalization of polymers, Membrane surface modification
  2. Two-phase flow: Hydrodynamic investigations on gas-liquid, liquid-liquid flow


   

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Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy,
Department of Chemical Engineering Main Building, Floor II
AU college of Engineering (AUCE), Visakhapatnam 530003, AP, INDIA
Email: dipankar.che@iipe.ac.in

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Teaching Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics and Multiphase Flow (BS 20002), SEMESTER III
  • Heat Transfer (CH 20003), SEMESTER IV
  • Reaction Engineering II (CH 30002), SEMESTER V
  • Process Equipment Design (CH 30008), SEMESTER VI



Education

2013-2018; Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

2009-2011; M.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Professional Experience

  • August 2019 to present: Assistant Professor; Department of Chemical Engineering; IIPE, Visakhapatnam
  • September 2018 to July 2019:  Assistant Professor; Department of Chemical Engineering; Assam Engineering College, Guwahati (Govt. of Assam)
  • November 2017 to September 2018: Assistant Professor; Department of Chemical Engineering; C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Odisha 
  • June 2011 to September 2012:Assistant Professor; Department of Chemical Engineering;  Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technology, (Govt. of AP)


Journal Publications

  • J. Dasgupta, S. Chakraborty, J. Sikder, R. Kumar, D. Pal, S. Curcio, E. Drioli, The effects of thermally stable titanium silicon oxide nanoparticles on structure and performance of cellulose acetate ultrafiltration membranes, Separation and Purification Technology 133 (2014) 55-68. 
  • D. Pal, S. Neogi, S. De, Surface modification of polyacrylonitrile co-polymer membranes using pulsed direct current nitrogen plasma, Thin Solid Films 597 (2015) 171-182. 
  • D. Pal, S. Neogi, S. De, Improved antifouling characteristics of acrylonitrile co-polymer membrane by low temperature pulsed ammonia plasma in the treatment of oil–water emulsion, Vacuum 131 (2016) 293-304. 
  • S. Thakur, D. Pal, S. Neogi, Prevention of biofilm attachment by plasma treatment of polyethylene, Surface Innovations 4 (2016) 33-38. 
  • D. Pal, S. Neogi, S. De, Treatment of polyacrylonitrile co‐polymer membrane by low temperature radio‐frequency nitrogen plasma, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (2018) 775-784. 
  • D. Pal, S. Neogi, S. De, Hydrophilic surface modification of polyacrylonitrile based membrane: effect of low temperature radio frequency carbon dioxide plasma, Polymer Bulletin, 75 (2017) 3567-3586. 
  • D. Pal, S. Neogi, S. De, Comparative study of hydrophilic modification of polyacrylonitrile membranes by nitrogen and carbon dioxide RF plasma, Polymer Engineering & Science, 59 (2019) 2148-2158. 
  • A Sarkar, D Pal, L Das, S Saha, S Sarkar, Cold atmospheric plasma, a new promising advanced treatment modality for oral cancer, Journal of Indian Dental Association, 13 (2019) 20-27 
  • A Sarkar, L Das, A Adak, D Pal, S Sarkar, Parental awareness and knowledge for avulsed teeth among Bengali population in West Bengal, 13 (2019) 20-26 
  • N. V. Subrahmanyam, M. Jayadeekshitha, K. Raj, D. Pal, Low Temperature Plasma Treatment of Polymeric Membranes: A Comparative Review, International Journal of Polymer Science & Engineering, 6 (2020) 1-19. 
  • K. Raj, N. V. Subrahmanyam, M. Jayadeekshitha, D. Pal, Surface modification of polymeric membranes using plasma treatment: A comprehensive review, Journal of Polymer & Composites, 8 (2020) 91-100. (ESCI, WoS) 
  • M. Jayadeekshitha, N. V. Subrahmanyam, K. Raj, D. Pal, Antibacterial Surfaces: A Comprehensive Review, Journal of Polymer & Composites, accepted for Volume 8 Issue 3, 2020. (ESCI, WoS) 
  • M. Jayadeekshitha, Karthik Raj, Nistala Venkata Subrahmanyam, Dipankar Pal, Hydrophilic surface modification of polymeric membranes to improve antifouling property in membrane bioreactor: a review, International Journal of Forensic Engineering, (Accepted)

Conference Publications

  • D. Pal, S. De, S. Neogi, Surface modification of polyacrylonitrile co-polymer membranes using pulsed DC nitrogen plasma, presented in the International Workshop under New INDIGO Scheme on "Hybrid Membrane Based Separation Processes for Treatment of Industrial Wastewater" held at IIT Kharagpur on April 2014.
  • D. Pal, S. De, S. Neogi, Surface Modification of Polyacrylonitrile Co-Polymer Membranes Using Pulsed Direct Current Plasma. Conference: The African Membrane Society First International Congress: SFAX 2016-May 3rd to 5th 2016-Tunisia, Energy Aspect of  Desalination Processes.

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