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Department of Chemical Engineering
Karnail B. Singh
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
Ph.D. (Chem. Engg.), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2008.
M. Tech. (Chem. Engg.), Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (UDCT), 2002
B. E. (Chem. Engg.), Mumbai University, 2000
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Shiv Nadar University , September 2015 onwards

Worked as a Research Engineer at GE’s John F. Welch Technology Center (JFWTC), Bangalore from Aug. 2008 till Feb. 2013

A short stint at SABIC Technology Center in Bangalore (STCB) from Mar. 2013 till Aug. 2013

Worked as a Scientist at SABIC Research Center in Riyadh (STCR), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Sept. 2013 till Aug. 2015
Research Interests
Colloids and Interfacial Engineering, Film Formation in Latex Dispersions, Ionic Liquids in Chemical Industry, Aspen Process Modeling, Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, Chemical Engineering in General
Select Publications
Karnail B. Singh and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, Cracking in Drying Colloidal Films, Phys. Rev. Lett. (PRL), 98, 218302 (1) - 218302 (4) (2007).

Karnail B. Singh, Girish Deoghare and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, Film formation in soft-hard latex blends: Theory and experiments, Langmuir, 25 (2), 751-760 (2009)

Karnail B. Singh, Laxman R. Bhosale and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, Cracking in drying colloidal films of flocculated dispersions, Langmuir, 25 (8), 4284-4287 (2009).

Karnail B. Singh and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, Cracking in Drying Colloidal Films, 81st ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, University of Delaware, US (June 24-28, 2007).

Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu and Karnail B. Singh, Cracking in Thin Films of Aqueous Suspensions: Experiments and Theoretical Considerations, 80th ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, Boulder, US (June 18-21, 2006).

Karnail B. Singh and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, Cracking in Drying Films of Aqueous Dispersions, A Poster presented at Research Scholars Symposium 2007, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (Feb 2007).

Karnail B. Singh and Mahesh S. Tirumkudulu, On understanding the Phenomenon of Cracking in Latex films, CHEMCON, Delhi, India (Dec 14-17, 2005).

Karnail B. Singh and Sudhir B. Sawant, Kinetic study of etherification reactions of phenol and substituted phenols, CHEMCON, Mumbai, India (Dec 27-30, 2004).

Karnail B. Singh, Compressors in Chemical Industry: Design and Selection, CHEMCON, Chandigarh, India (Dec 27-30, 2014).
National and International Recognition
Awarded “INNOVATIVE STUDENT PROJECT AWARD-2009” by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the most prestigious body of the engineering fraternity.


Received “SHAH-SCHULMAN AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D. THESIS IN THE AREA OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE-2009” from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Ph.D. research work reported in Physics Web & Physics World, the leading website and magazine of Institute of Physics (IOP) publishing house.


A news story on Research work appeared in a leading Indian Newspaper, DNA.


The research work was also cited on the front page of IIT Bombay Website.

Research work is highly cited by the international community


Invited speaker for SHAH-SCHULMAN AWARD, CHEMCON, Vishakhapatnam, India (Dec 27-30, 2009).

Stood 21st in the state merit list in H.S.C. examinations.

Second Ranker in the Undergraduate Degree.

Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2000.

Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from University Grants Commission

Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Best poster award in Research Scholars Symposium held at IIT Bombay, February 2007.

Best paper award in Research Scholars Symposium held at IIT Bombay, April 2008.
Executive Summary
Dr. Karnail is currently working at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prior to his current role, he was associated with leading corporate R&D organizations in India and abroad and has a total of 7+ years of experience. During his career in the industry, he has worked in the conventional as well as frontier areas of chemical engineering such as Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, Process Modeling, Polymer Science and Engineering, Applications of Ionic Liquids in Chemical Engineering, etc. His research work at IIT Bombay was published in the top scientific journals and was also reported in Physics Web & Physics World, the leading website and magazine of Institute of Physics (IOP) publishing house, UK. A news story on his research work appeared in a leading Indian Newspaper, DNA and the work was also cited on the front page of IIT Bombay Website. Karnail has been awarded the “INNOVATIVE STUDENT PROJECT AWARD-2009” by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the most prestigious body of the engineering fraternity in India. He has also received the “SHAH-SCHULMAN AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D. THESIS IN THE AREA OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE-2009” from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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