CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Name of the department Chemical Engineering
Course BE & ME
Year of starting 1994 (BE)
2010 (ME)
Level UG & PG
1st year of approval by council 1994 F-700/41/GJ/(1)/RC/94,11/7/1994 (BE)
Year Wise Sanctioned Intake 60 (BE)
18 (ME)
Name of the department Chemical Engineering
Course BE & ME
Year of starting 1994 (BE)
2010 (ME)
Level UG & PG
1st year of approval by council 1994 F-700/41/GJ/(1)/RC/94,11/7/1994 (BE)
Year Wise Sanctioned Intake 60 (BE)
18 (ME)
Vision To foster vibrant environment for creating professional chemical engineers with integrity and ethics.
Mission 1. To develop open access laboratories and infrastructure for conducive learning.
2. To enhance the professional engineering skills along with entrepreneurship, innovativeness and management.
3. To strengthen linkages with industries, alumni and professional bodies.
4. To undertake industry collaborative projects and research.
5. To inculcate professional ethics and make socially responsible engineers.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) 1. To prepare graduates who will be skilled in fundamental concepts of chemical engineering.
2. To prepare graduates who will be capable of obtaining position in Industrial, Research, Government, Academic, Entrepreneur or other organizations, which use their technical knowledge and professional skills.
3. To prepare graduates who will have proficiency in execution of real time Chemical Engineering projects.
4. To prepare graduates who will contribute to the socio-economic environment of their communities.
Program Specific Outcome (PSOs) Curriculum of Chemical Engineering is designed to prepare graduates to attain the following program specific outcomes: 1. An ability to grasp and apply chemical engineering fundamentals considering the impact of environment, safety, economics and sustainability.
2. An ability to design, synthesize, model, simulate, control and optimize chemical engineering processes.
3. An ability to comprehend new frontiers in chemical engineering, for addressing future challenges faced by society and industry.
4. An ability to develop soft-skills and leadership attitude to work on industrial and professional arena.
Name Prof. Femina Jitendra Patel
desgination Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address femina.patel@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Heterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive Emission Control Technology, Waste Water Treatment Technology
Name Prof. Parin Shah
desgination Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address parin.shah@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Wastewater treatment, Green Chemistry and Green Technology, Environmental Audit, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency Studies and Energy Audit Separation Processes
Name Prof. Suchen Thakore
desgination Associate Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address sbthakore@yahoo.co.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Process Equipment Design, Process Engineering,Envornment Audit,Cleaner Production etc.
Name prof. Narendra M.Patel
desgination Associate Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address prof.nmpatel@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Optimization Simulation & Modelling
publication Publication :
  • N. Patel and N. Padhiyar, "Modified genetic algorithm using Box Complex method: Application to optimal control problems," Journal of Process Control, vol. 26, no. 0, pp. 35 - 50, 2015.
  • N. Patel and N. Padhiyar, "Alien Genetic Algorithm for Exploration of Search Space," AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1298, no. 1, pp. 325-330, 2010.
Name Prof. Dolly Rajnikant Gandhi
desgination Associate Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address drgandhi@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Petroleum Refining Engineering, Process Calculation
publication Publication :
  • Gandhi D.R., Bhagchandani C.G.Solar Air Conitioning,pp:75-79,Procceeding of National level Conference on Smart Energy -Generation,Promotion and conservation-2010,Jan 15-16,2010,ISBN:81-85266778,ISBN:97-88185266770
Name prof. Dharmendra D. Mandaliya
desgination Associate Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address ddmandaliya@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Generic Reactors Modelling and Simulations, Conservation Equations, Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Algorithms, Abstraction and Object Oriented Programming
publication Publication :
International Journals:
  • Mandaliya, D.D., Moharir, A.S., Gudi, R.D., 2013. An improved Green's function method for isothermal effectiveness factor determination in one- and two-dimensional catalyst geometries. Chemical Engineering Science, 91 , 197-211.
International Conferences:
  • Mandaliya, D.D., Moharir, A.S., Gudi, R.D., 2012. Generic Reactor Modeling and Simulation Framework for Industrial Reactors, AIChE Annual Conference 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. - Presented on October 30, 2012.
National Conferences:
  • Mandaliya, D.D., 2006. Solution of Reaction - Diffusion Equation for Monolithic Channels, CHEMCON 2006, Bharuch.
  • Mandaliya, D.D., 2005. Analysis of Hydrodynamics and Reaction Kinetics in Monolithic Reactors, PGCHEMEET, SVNIT, Surat.
  • Mandaliya, D.D., 2005. Multiphase Monolithic Reactors: A Review and Potential, CHEMCON 2005, Delhi.
  • Nath, K., Mandaliya, D.D., 2001. Modeling of a Trans-Membrane Competitive Facilitated Transport with Two Permeants and One Carrier, CHEMCON 2001, December 19-22, 2001, CLRI, Chennai.
Name Prof. Zoher Zoebbhai Painter
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E
Email address zzpainter@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Environmental engineering, Cleaner Production, Energy Technology, thermodynamics
Name Prof. Milap G. Nayak
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address Milapnayak0510@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Biodiesel, Plasma pyrolysis
publication Publication :
  • Nayak M.G. et al. "Hydrogen Production by Catalytic cracking of plasma pyrolyzed gas from vacuum residue," All India seminar on Bottomless refinery concepts by Institute of Engineers(India), Gujarat state, Proceedings , march-2014.
Achievement Achievement
  • Gold medal for securing first rank in M.E. Chemical
Name Prof. Jalpa A. Shah
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address jalpa6019@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Process Heat Transfer Mechanical Operation Energy Technology Environment and Safety Management
publication Publication :
  • Shah J.A and Thakore S.B "Experimental Investigation of Reaction Kinetics and Mass Transfer Data for Hydrolysis of Penicillin", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER ISSN 2229-5518),Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2012.
  • Shah J.A and Thakore S.B "Cleaner Production by Using Recent Type of Reactors in Chemical Reactions ", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (IJSER ISSN 2229-5518), Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2012.
  • Shah J.A and Morabia Y.J "Modeling & Simulation of Water Gas Shift Reactor", International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSER ISSN: 2277-1581), Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2012, pg:106-110.
  • Shah J.A and Williams"Rate Based Distillation", International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSER ISSN: 2277-1581), Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2012, pg: 21-23.
Achievement Achievement
  • Secured 1st position in Essay Competition "Effect of Ozone on Environment" at Government Engineering College.
Name Prof. Yogesh Morabiya
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address yjmgecv@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Essential oil extraction, Waste water treatment and Energy Engineering
publication Publication :
  • Morabiya Y.J and Shah J.A “Modeling & Simulation of Water Gas Shift Reactor, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSER ISSN: 2277-1581), Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2012, pg:106-110.
  • Sheikh T.A and Morabiya Y.J “Review of solar Absorption Refrigeration System using LiBr-Water and Simulate the Performance of the System” International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Studies (E-ISSN2249-8974)
  • Shaikh T.A and Morabiya Y.J Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Solar Absorption Refrigeration System International Journal of Emerging Treands in Engineering and Development (ISSN 2249-6149) Issue 3, Vol.2 (May 2013)
  • Manufacturing of Silicon softener Non toxic, Non Hazardous and Eco-riendly, National Science Day Celebration & National Symposium on Science for National Building (NSDC – 2015) at GCET, V.V. Nagar.
Achievement Achievement
  • Secured 1st position in National Science Day Celebration & National Symposium on Science for National Building (NSDC – 2015) at GCET, V.V. Nagar.
Name Prof. Kamlesh Gurjar
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address gurjar.kamlesh@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Green Chemistry, Cu Mediated C-N coupling, Bio-active molecules
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. S. N. Prajapati
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address sahilmsu@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Advanced Separation Techniques, Waste Water Treatment, Waste to Wealth
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. S. R. Patel
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address Sunilpatel.juet@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : advanced processes for wastewater treatment, removal of dye from wastewater by electro coagulation , adsorption, heavy metal removal from wastewater
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. N. M. Sharma
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D.
Email address nkj1000@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Corrosion and its inhibition, surface phenomenon, organic synthesis
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. Jay Trivedi
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address trivedijai34@yahoo.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Equipment Design, Waste Water Treatment
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. Ujvala P. Christian
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address upc@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Mass Transfer, Waste Water Treatment Technology, Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
Name Prof. R. R. Merchant
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification B.E.
Email address rrm@vgecg.ac.in
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Energy Technology, Environment and Safety Management Waste Water Treatment Chemical process Industries, Process Calculation
publication Publication :
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh K and Sharma Rajendra.K. "Green synthesis of Phenyl amines by Cu-mediated Ullmann Goldberg C-N coupling of ammonia surrogates and aryl halides," National Conference on green chemistry Dausa, Proceedings 15-16 December, 2014.
  • Gurjar, Kamlesh"Dyes sensitized solar cell." Research fair, GTU-2011
Achievement Achievement
  • Junior Research fellow(CSIR), NET-2004,2011 & 2012
Name Prof. Rupal Patel
desgination Assistant Professor
Qualification M.E.
Email address rupalridhima@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : Waste Water Treatment Chemical process Industries Mechanical Operation
Name Mr. R U. Gamar
desgination Laboratory Assistant
Qualification Senior Secondary
Email address rug3151968@gmail.com
Area of Interest Area of Interest : NA

Organic Chemistry Lab

  • Alpha-FTIR Spectometer: It is equipped with a versatile high throughput ZnSe ATR crystal for the analysis of powders, solids, pastes and liquids.
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer-It is suitable for organic and coloured metal samples.
  • Research Lab

  • Lambda LIIR-100 Dual-Beam Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • High precise balance
  • Sonicator, 600 W
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Elico SL-159)
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Bio-Reactor: micro-organism like bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae growth, fully automatic to control various growth parameters
  • Mass transfer Operation and Advanced Separation Techniques

  • Distillation Trainer: distillation is widely used in petroleum and synthetic chemistry industries
  • Distillation Units-Packed bed and sieve tube tray
  • Steam distillation Unit
  • Absorption Unit
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Lab

  • Flame-photometer:Estimation of the various metals by flame photometry is by far its most important application in routine chemical analysis in clinical and chemical industries
  • Ph-Meter, Conductivity Meter, Turbidity Meter etc.
  • Fluid Flow Operation Lab

    • Drag Coefficient Apparatus- Used to find drag coefficient which is a dimensionless quantity that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment, such as air or water
    • Friction losses in pipe
    • Flow measurement devices and set-up

    Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab

  • CSTR- A reactor used to estimate the key unit operation variables when using a continuousagitated tank reactor to reach a specified output
  • Plug flow reactor
  • Computational Chemical Engineering Lab

    This lab has facilities of ORCA, MAT lab, Sci lab and various open source solvers, like GAMS.

    Process Heat Transfer

    Lab is equipped with shell and tube heat exchanger, double pipe heat exchanger, emissivity measurement set-up, Heat transfer through composite wall set-up etc.

    Instrumentation and Process Control

    Temperature, pH control trainer, Interacting and non-interacting system and various other necessary instruments.

    Mechanical Operation and Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals

    Jaw crusher, roll crusher and cyclone separator, sieve analysis etc. Cleveland open cup tester, Softening point apparatus, Penskey Marten closed Apparatus, Redwood Viscosity meter etc.