Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Admission Announcement: Spring 2024

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence is focussed on imparting a quality education program, aligned with the evolving demands of the industry and R&D sectors, through a uniquely structured curriculum involving interdisciplinary collaborative efforts between our esteemed faculty and industry experts. The department houses several advanced research laboratories such as Biomass Conversion Lab, Microfluidics Lab, Sustainability & Polymer Lab, Energy & Environmental Sustainability Lab, Intencity Lab, Soft Matter Lab, Polymer Materials Research Lab, Complex Fluids Lab, Computational & Theoretical Soft Matter Lab, and Waste to Wealth Lab, which are fitted with cutting-edge infrastructure to support and invigorate our research environment.


  • Sustainable aviation fuel production using integrated milli and fixed bed reactors
  • Hydrogen rich syngas production from steam gasification of municipal and industrial waste
  • Process intensification of free radical polymerization
  • Nanomaterials synthesis and catalysis
  • Biopolymers based edible and bio-degradable coatings and films
  • Polymer coatings and membranes
  • Flow of non-newtonian fluids in microfluidic reactors
  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Development of microfluidic device for particles sorting
  • Computational modelling of responsive(bio) materials


  • R.P. Chhabra

Distinguished professor

Ph.D., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Specialization: Rheology of complex fluids, Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Multiphase flows.

  • Sanjeev Yadav

Associate Professor & Head

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Specialization: Thermochemical conversion of biomass, Waste water treatment, Process optimization.


  • V.M. Rajesh

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Specialization: Multiphase flows in microfluidics, multiphase distributors, Biodiesel synthesis, syngas conversion to specialty chemicals, development of electrochemical sensors for detection of paraquat in water using microfluidics.


  • Yamini Sudha Sistla

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Specialization: Molecular Modeling; Biopolymers based Edible and Bio-degradable Coatings and Films; High Entropy Alloys for Gas Turbine and Aerospace Applications; Refinery Separation Processes (Gas & Liquid); CO2 capture; Process Simulation, Optimization & Control.


  • Dhiraj Garg

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Strasburg, France

Specialization: Thermo-fluids and energy systems; Microfluidics and Nanotechnology; Numerical Modelling, Simulation and CFD; Mathematical Modelling; Process Safety and Process Intensification; Process System Engineering; Separation Science and Technology.


  • Priyanka Katiyar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Specialization: Energy and Environment Sustainability; Membrane Separation; Supercritical Fluid extraction; Catalysis and Reaction Engineering; Modelling and simulation; Industrial waste treatment and management.


  • Karan Gupta

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Specialization: Hydrodynamic flow instabilities; Polymer processing and instabilities; Polymer rheology; Membrane science for various fluid separations; Fluid flow in microcapillaries (self-imbibition, multiphase flows); Artificial Intelligence applications in research. 


  • Ashish Kumar Thokchom

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Specialization: Fluid dynamics, particle self-assembly, flow visualization, photolithography, photonic crystals structures, piezoelectric materials, flexible electronic devices, inkjet printing, Micro- and bio-fluidics, Evaporating Drops.


  • Swaminath Bharadwaj Gourishankar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Specialization: Computational modelling of responsive materials, solvation thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena and statistical mechanics.


  • Sanjay Krishna

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology Surat

Specialization: MD simulations of polymers, Nanomilling, Polymer Nanocomposites, and Bio packaging.




• For Applicants having B. Tech./B.E. as Highest Qualification

• Excellent grades in B. Tech. / B.E. degree (≥8 CGPA or 75% marks). A good GATE score, though not mandatory, would be an added advantage. Applicants waiting for their qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. The final selection will be subjected to their qualifying exam result at the time of admission.


• For Applicants having M. Tech./ M.E. as Highest Qualification

First Division in M.E./ M. Tech. or equivalent Master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized Technical Institute or University. A good score in GATE or CSIR -UGC NET-JRF is desirable though not mandatory. Applicants waiting for their qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. Their final selection will be subject to their qualifying exam result at the time of admission.




The candidates will be shortlisted based on eligibility criteria mentioned above. Applications not meeting the eligibility criteria and/or incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Please note that all the candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria may NOT be shortlisted. The final shortlisting will also be based on the merit of application material received such as academic qualifications, statement of purpose and reference letters. If the University decides to have face-to-face process for selection, then the shortlisted candidates will be entitled for re-imbursement of 3AC train fare (to and fro) against actual ticket for appearing in the selection process. For outstation candidates, one-day accommodation in SNU campus may be arranged at nominal cost. Transport may also be arranged from a few nearby metro stations. The selection process will include a written test and/ or an interview. If the University decides not to pursue in-person selection process, then the selection will be based on an in-depth Skype interview.

Applicants waiting for the qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. However, they must produce all the required proofs of eligibility at the time of admission. Failing to produce the necessary documents at the time of admission will lead to the automatic cancellation of admission.


The syllabus for the written test is same as Chemical Engineering syllabus of GATE 2023.

 The syllabus for the applicants with a particular area of specialization in M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering may be customized based on the applicant’s specialization; however, it is at the discretion of the department to provide a common/specialized syllabus for written test.


Dr. Yamini Sudha Sistla (PG Coordinator) at


Application Fees: The applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fees of

 Rs. 1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Only) by credit/debit card. Candidates may note that the University reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on the departmental screening criteria. Hence not all application may be shortlisted for written examination. Therefore, no requests for refund of the application fee shall be entertained whether or not the candidates are called for written examination.


 All interested applicants shall apply online by clicking “Apply Now” button. Please follow the instructions carefully.

  • Fill all the mandatory fields
  • Online upload of the following documents is required:
  • Passport size recent color photograph
  • Current CV
  • All mark sheets and degree certificates (10th Standard onwards)
  • Standardized examination certificate- CSIR, UGC, GATE etc. (If applicable)

The application fee can be paid online or a Demand Draft can be sent to University.

After online submission, print the completed form and send by speed post to the University address given below. A reference letter in support of your application will also be required

  • Checklist of the documents to be sent by speed post/ courier (Any additional documents may also be included in support of the application) is as follows

o Completed form

o All relevant documents

o Receipt of application fee paid

o At least one reference letter in support of application.

Please note that the application is not deemed complete until we receive all the necessary prescribed documents and application fees.

Address for sending the documents:

Mr. Vishnu Mishra

Sr. Administrative Assistant,

Room No. C-320H,

Department of Chemical Engineering,

School of Engineering,

Shiv Nadar institution of Eminence, 

Greater Noida, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314.

Telephone No. (0120) 7170 100, Ext. 651

Mobile No. 9911965932 (during office hours only)

E mail: