Dr. Kiran Dinkarrao Patil
Dr. Kiran Dinkarrao Patil


"Dr. Kiran Patil is an accomplished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineering. With 27 years of experience in general administration, research and development, and teaching, he is a seasoned academician, passionate researcher, innovative educator, and strategic planner. As a Chemical Engineer by training, he has extensive research experience in reactive separations, process modeling and simulation, and industry implementation.

Dr. Patil has held various prestigious positions, including Director-Examination, Polymer, Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering at the University of Pune and Head of the School of Chemical Engineering, School of Petroleum, Polymer, and Chemical Engineering, and School of Polymer Engineering at MIT World Peace University in Pune, India. During his tenure as Head of School, he successfully developed several research programs, designed and implemented new courses, and generated funding for infrastructure development through various funding agencies such as AICTE, DST, BCUD, University of Pune, and various industries.

Dr. Patil's research contributions are multidisciplinary, focusing on experimental investigations, design of experiments, modeling, and extensive application of commercial software in Chemical engineering, such as Aspen Plus®, UNISIM™, and MATLAB®. His significant academic and research contributions span separation science and engineering, reaction engineering, and catalysis, with a particular interest in modeling and simulation of complex chemical engineering processes.

Dr. Patil has been recognized with several awards for his contributions, including the MIT Group of Institutions' Ideal Teacher Award, BSA and Dewang Mehta Business School's national awards for Best Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Polymer Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, and the national award ""Shiksha Bharati Award-2020"" from the Indian Achiever's Forum. He has also served on numerous academic bodies and committees at various universities and autonomous institutes.

As a Ph.D. guide in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pune, Dr. Patil has successfully supervised over 80+ B.E./B.Tech and 20 Masters students, and he is currently guiding the Ph.D. research of 05 Chemical Engineering Ph.D. research scholars. He has published over 50 research papers, edited two research volumes, and authored two book chapters and four technical books on Chemical Engineering. His books cover the syllabus of major Indian universities and are used as textbooks in some universities' undergraduate courses. They are especially popular in SARC countries.

Dr. Patil is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering (IEI) and Indian Chemical Society and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), USA. He is also a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), ISTE, New Delhi, India, the Institution of Engineers, India, the Catalysis Society of India (CSI), the Indian Membrane Society, India, the Indian Plastic Institute, India, and the Institutions of Engineering and Technology, UK. He has visited Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Scotland, and Dubai for academic, research, and university collaborations."

Research Areas

Reactive Separations, Process Intensification, Modeling and Simulation of Engineering Systems, Green Engineering, Reaction Engineering, and catalysis.


1. Ganesh S. Zade, Kiran. D. Patil, “A State-of-the-Art Review of Graphene-Based Corrosion Resistant Coatings for Metal Protection” DOI:, Journal of Corrosion Science and Technology, Vol.21, No.5(2022), pp.390-411 , 2022,(ESCI, Scopus Indexed,Q3)

2. Varsha K. Patil, Kiran D. Patil, Traditional Indian Education Values and New National Education Policy Adopted by India. Journal of Education, 203(1), 242–245, 2021, DOI:,(Scopus Indexed, Q3)

3. Amruta T. Mokashi, Kiran D. Patil, Shilpa Kodolikar “Recovery of Pyruvic Acid: A theoretical approach for selection of solvents for Reactive Extraction”, Doi:, Elsevier, Materials Today: Proceedings, Accepted for PublicationsVolume 51, Part 1,pp 66-73,2022. (Scopus Index)

4. Kiran D. Patil, Niraj S. Topare, Satish S. Khedkar, “Comparative study of ultrasonic and conventional method for biodiesel production using different heterogeneous catalyst, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5656663 ELSEVIER, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, Vol.97, No.11b, pp 1-7, 2020, (Scopus Indexed, Q3)

5. Pratik Jagtap, Kiran D. Patil, Pankaj Dhatrak, “Polyelectrolyte Complex for Drug Delivery in Biomedical Applications: A Review”, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1183 012007, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/1183/1/012007, 2021, (Web of Science and Scopus Indexed)

6. Vivek Barmecha, Gaurav Bhattacharjee, Kiran D. Patil, Rajnish Kumar, Sanjay P. Kamble, “Formation and Dissociation Kinetics in Simulated Hydrate Bearing Reservoir,” DOI: 10.2174/2212717805666180111161919, Current Environmental Engineering, ISSN 2212-7186, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 78-85, 2018 (Scopus Indexed"

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Total Research Grant Fetched: 35 Lakhs funded projects from BCUD, University of Pune, AICTE, RPS Scheme, ASPIRE, University of Pune, Industry.

1. Modeling, Simulation Synthesis and Analysis for Reactive Distillation Processes for Esterification Reactions, BCUD, University of Pune, India, (File No: BCUD/578, dated, 10th January 2007, (2 years), Completed in February 2009, pp 100.

2. Studies in Reactive Separations, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, India, under Research Promotion Scheme (RPS), (File No: 8023/BOR/RPS/-11/2006-2007, dated,26th February 2007, 2 years), Completed in August 2009, pp 120.

3. Synthesis of Biodiesel from different feed stocks using Ultrasonic Process, Received Grant from BCUD, University of Pune, India, Online Proposal No: 13ENG001475 (Completed in January 2016)

4. A Minor research proposal on, Studies on the recovery of carboxylic acids from aqueous solution using reactive extraction, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (Innovation fund: New Technology Development), Ongoing (4.00 Lakhs)

5. A Minor research proposal on, Development and CFD Modeling Study of Effective Reactor Systems for Production of Biodiesel, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (Innovation fund: New Technology Development), Ongoing (3.50 Lakhs)

6. A Minor research proposal on, Development and Characterization of Sustainable Corrosion Resistant Coatings in Nexus with Nano Materials, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (Innovation fund: New Technology Development), Under Review (4.00 Lakhs)

7. A research proposal on, “Subcritical Water Wet Air Oxidation of Recalcitrant COD from Spent Caustic in Refineries”, SERB, SUPRA, New Delhi, in collaborations with DIVA ENVETECH, Mumbai, Rs. 75.0 Lakhs. (Under Preparations)

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