Sourodipto Modak | Department of Chemical Engineering


PhD Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

Sourodipto Modak is a Chemical engineer who is currently working as a Ph.D. Scholar, under the guidance of Dr Priyanka Katiyar (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering) and under the co-guidance of Dr. Sanjeev Yadav (Head of the Department, Department of Chemical Engineering).  He is working in the field of utilization of waste biomass residues for bioenergy production as well as in wastewater treatment. Sourodipto has presented his research works in reputed conferences at a national level as well as abroad. Sourodipto holds a keen interest in the field of circular economy as well as the development of sustainable technologies which serve the same. Apart from academia, he is a musician and has performed in various tech fests in various colleges in and around Bangalore. 

Educational Qualifications 
B.E. (Chemical Engineering)
R V College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
MTech (Chemical Engineering)
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India
Work Experience 
Research Intern,
ITC Paper Boards,
West Bengal
Process Engineering Intern,
Himadri Chemical and Industries Ltd,
West Bengal
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Alternative fuels, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Waste to value added chemicals. Assisted minor projects of 3rd year and 4th year chemical engineering students during my Master’s program.

Conferences (Select): 

Sourodipto Modak, Aayush Raizada,Dr Priyanka Katiyar ,Dr Sanjeev Yadav," Valorization of essential oil industry waste to produce bioenergy using thermochemical conversion process"., International Conference in Chemical Engineering :Enabling Transition towards sustainable future ,September 8-10,2022, IIT Roorkee,

Sourodipto Modak and Priyanka Katiyar, “Physical, Chemical, and Thermal evaluation of Spent carrot seeds waste (SCSW) for thermochemical conversion”, 9th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (WasteEng2022), June 27-30, 2022 - Copenhagen – Denmark.

Sandra Saju, Sourodipto Modak, Priyanka Katiyar and Karan Gupta, “Development and physico-chemical characterization of thermally treated spent turmeric root waste to treat dye containing wastewater”, 1st International Conference on “Advances in Water Treatment and Management held at PDEU Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, 25-26 March 2022.

Presented a paper titled as “Nutrient analysis of Ligno-cellulosic agro-residue for bioenergy production” in CHEMIXIR: 16th Engineering Today 2021, Student technical symposium and Exposition organized by AISSMS college of engineering, Pune, Maharastra, India 29-30 September & 1 October 2021.

"Synthesis and evaluation of hierarchical Fe-Co-ZSM-5 for catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of waste water to bio-oil." Sourodipto Modak ,Rama Tejaswi Pasupula and Govindasamy Gopalakrishnan, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (AdChE-2020), February 5-7, 2020, UPES, Dehradun


Participated in “Rio+22 Sustainable Energy for All India Program” organized by United Nations and has been awarded ‘B’ Excellence Grade.


Won “Extra Ordinary achievement” award from Rastreeya Shikshana Samity Trust, Bangalore on Republic Day 2017.

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