Dr. Vivek Pawar

Assistant Professor


Heterogeneous catalysis, Biofuels and Biorefinery




Heterogeneous catalysis, Biofuels and Biorefinery




Dr. Vivek Pawar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Thapar Institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Hyderabad in 2020. He did his Master’s from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad and Bachelors’s from Osmaina University in Chemical Engineering.

Academic Qualification: 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad Hyderabad-  Ph.D, Chemical Engineering,  2020

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad Dhanbad M.Tech, Petroleum Engineering, 1st Class, 2013

Osmania University Hyderabad B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, 1st class, 2011


Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai - Research Associate-ll (October 2021— June 2022) 

CSIR– IIP Dehradun Senior Project Associate (Sep. 2020–Sep. 2021) Production of aromatics from Light coke gas oil (LCGO) using high pressure fixed bed reactor and experienced in ZSM-5 catalyst synthesis.

Computer skills

Engineering design/simulation software: MATLAB and Aspen Plus

Programming skills: FORTRAN, C and C++.

Awards and achievements :

Academic Excellence Award- 2015 from IIT Hyderabad.

Core member of the sixth national level annual research symposium of chemical engineering research scholars, Chemference 2015.

Participated in an intensive workshop organised by PCRA, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas “SRIJAN-2012, ISM DHANBAD”.

International Conference attended: 

Oral presentation: Role of sulfur in catalyst poisoning and regeneration during biogas dry reforming, Global Congress on advancements in catalysis and Chemical Engineering Process (Catalysis 2018), 2018, Madrid, Spain.

SCI Publications:

[1] Ankit Agrawal, Omvir Singh, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Shailendra Tripathi, Anjan Ray, Vivek Pawar, and Bipul Sarkar. Low-temperature nonoxidative dehydrogenation of propane over sn-promoted mo-y zeolite: Catalytic performance and nature of the active sites. Fuel, 323:124350, 2022.

[2] Vivek Pawar, Prakash V. Ponugoti, Vinod M. Janardhanan, and Srinivas Appari. Experimental studies of catalyst deactivation due to carbon and sulphur during co2 reforming of ch4 over ni washcoated monolith in the presence of h2s. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021.

[3] Vivek Pawar, Srinivas Appari, Dayadeep S. Monder, and Vinod M. Janardhanan. Study of the combined deactivation due to sulfur poisoning and carbon deposition during biogas dry reforming on supported ni catalyst. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(30):8448–8455, 2017.

[4] Vivek Pawar, Debjyoti Ray, Ch Subrahmanyam, and Vinod M Janardhanan. Study of short-term catalyst deactivation due to carbon deposition during biogas dry reforming on supported ni catalyst. Energy & Fuels, 29(12):8047–8052, 2015.

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