Mr. Niraj Subhashrao Topare
Assistant Professor
Mr. Niraj Subhashrao Topare


Niraj S. Topare is a Chemical Engineering professional with a Master's degree and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the same field. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune (MIT-WPU, Pune), where he has been teaching for more than 10 years.

Niraj has an impressive academic and research record with more than 30 research papers published in national and international journals and conferences, 02 books, and 05 book chapters. He has attended over 20 symposiums, short-term courses, training, and workshops, and has served as a session chair and Judge for prestigious international conferences. Niraj has also received several awards for his research, including 07 best research paper awards, 01 best poster award, and 04 research excellence awards from prestigious organizations.

In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Niraj is an editorial board member and reviewer for various international journals. He is associated with several professional societies like the Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata; Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi; Catalysis Society of India; Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society; Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi, and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

Niraj's contributions to academia and research have been recognized with the "Ideal Teacher Award" given by Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune (MIT-WPU, Pune) in the year 2022. His dedication to teaching and research is an inspiration to students and fellow professionals alike.

Research Areas

Separation Processes, Bio-energy (Biofuels, Biodiesel Production, Biochar), Wastewater Treatment, Photocatalysis and Ultrasound


1. Salma A Al-Zahrani, Mallikarjunagouda B Patil, Shridhar N Mathad, Arun Y Patil, Ahmed Al Otaibi, Najat Masood, Dorsaf Mansour, Anish Khan, Vikas Gupta, Niraj S Topare, Amita Somya, Manikandan Ayyar, Photocatalytic Azo Dye Degradation Using Graphite Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst and UV-A Irradiation, Crystals, 13 (4), 2023, 577.

2. Niraj S. Topare, Anish Khan, Satish V. Khedkar, Shantini A. Bokil, Niobium Pentaoxide (Nb2O5) as Efficient Photocatalyst for Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine-B, AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (2022) 71 (12): 1344–1350.

3. Sneha Deshmukh, Niraj S. Topare, Sunita Raut-Jadhav, Prashant V. Thorat, Shantini A. Bokil, Anish Khan, Orange peel activated carbon produced from waste orange peels for adsorption of methyl red, AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society, 71 (12), 2022, 1351–1363.

4. Niraj S. Topare, Satish V. Khedkar, Kiran D. Patil, Nilesh Inamdar, Design, Fabrication of Multi-Functional Reactor System and Its Application for Biodiesel Production, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2417, 2021, 30002.

5. Niraj S. Topare, Sudarshan Surange, Aishwarya Chaudhari, Sunita Raut-Jadhav, Satish V. Khedkar, Shantini A. Bokil, Adsorption of Rhodamine-B by Using Citrus Peel Powder: Influence of Operating Parameters, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 97 (11a), 2020, 2188-2194.

6. Niraj S. Topare, Kiran D. Patil, Satish V. Khedkar, Comparative study of the ultrasonic and conventional method for biodiesel production using a different heterogeneous catalyst, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 97 (11b), 2020, 2446-2452."

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Project-1: Title of Project: Synthesis of Biodiesel from different feed stocks using Ultrasonic Process Funding Agency: Received Grant from BCUD, University of Pune, India Amount: Rs. 2,00,000/- Status: Completed in 2016 (Completed as Co-Investigator)

Project-2: Title of Project: Development and CFD Modelling Study of Effective Reactor Systems for Production of Biodiesel Funding Agency: Dr. Vishwanath Karad, MITWPU research funding scheme Amount: Rs. 3,20,000/- Status: Ongoing (as Investigator)

Project-3: Title of Project: Removal of Heavy Metals and Dyes from Industrial Wastewater Using Ultrasound-Assisted Bio-Sorption Process Funding Agency: Dr. Vishwanath Karad, MITWPU research funding scheme Amount: Rs. 3,50,000/- Status: Ongoing (as Investigator)"

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