Dr. Ashish N. Sawarkar



Dr. Ashish N. Sawarkar

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, India-211004
E-mail: ansawarkar[at]mnnit[dot]ac[dot]in
Telephone: 0532-2271587(O) +91 8795291646(M)

Other Academic Achievements


Keynote Address/Invited Talks in Conferences & Workshops:

Delivered an Invited talk on “Pyrolysis of Biomass” in Short term course on “Recent Advances in Biomass Utilization & Fermentation Technology" (SFC-BUFT 2017) held at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad during January 9-15, 2017.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Importance of Co-Curricular Activities in Personality Development” in National Seminar on “Educated youth -Future challenges and personality development" held at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad during November 18-19, 2017.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Current Status of Pyrolysis of Agricultural Crop Residues in India: Challenges and Opportunities” in the 17th Annual event of BRSI International Conference on "Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Health" (BSAEH-2021) jointly organized by MNIT Jaipur and The Biotech Research Society, India held at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India during April 4-8, 2021.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Biochar from Pyrolysis of Biomass: Recent Advances and Applications” in National Conference on "Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology" (NCEIB-2022) organized by Department of Biotechnology, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped, Kanpur (AITH, Kanpur) during November 10-12, 2022.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Pyrolysis of Finger Millet Straw for the Production of Biochar in a Drop Tube Furnace” in International Conference on "Biotechnology, Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy" (BSBB-2022) jointly organized by the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Energy Science & Engineering, and School of Agro & Rural Technology, IIT Guwahati in tandem with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) during December 7-11, 2022.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Advances in Valorization of Agro-residues through Pyrolysis: A Case Study of Finger Millet Straw” in VII International Conference on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges" (VII SEEC) organized by Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India Under the auspices of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES) during December 16-18, 2022.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Co-gasification of Biomass and Petroleum Coke: Recent Advances and Future Directions” in International Conference on "Advances and Innovations in Biotechnology for Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy" (AI- BSBB2023) held at AKS University, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India during November 22-25, 2023.
Delivered an Invited talk on “Co-gasification of Petroleum Coke and Agro-residues” in the National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Energy and Fuel Production Technologies (RTEFPT-2024)", organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Odisha during February 24-25, 2024.

Chair in Conferences:

Served as a Session Chair in the National Level Technical Paper/Poster Presentation “INSIGHT-11” held on 26th March, 2011 at Anuradha Engineering College, Chikhli in collaboration with ISTE Student’s Chapter Chikhli.
Served as a Session Chair of the Poster session of the National Conference on “Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering” held on February 4, 2012 at UDCT, Jalgaon.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the 6th International and 43rd National Conference on “Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power” held at MNNIT Allahabad during December 15-17, 2016.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the 71st Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2018) held at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar during December 27-30, 2018.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the International Conference on "Biotechnology, Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy" (BSBB-2022) held at IIT Guwahati in tandem with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) during December 7-11, 2022.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the VII International Conference on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges" (VII SEEC) organized by Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India Under the auspices of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES) during December 16-18, 2022.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the International Conference on "Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development" (TISD-2023) organized by the Central Library, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, India during October 27-29, 2023.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the International Conference on "Advances and Innovations in Biotechnology for Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy" (AI- BSBB2023) organized by the Department of Biotechnology, AKS University, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India during November 22-25, 2023.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the 1st International Conference on "Advancement in Energy" (ऊर्जाSangam-2023) organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India during December 18-20, 2023.
Served as a Session Chair of one of the Technical Sessions of the International Conference on "Sustainable Energy & Environment (ICSEE-24)" held during February 23-25, 2024 at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.

Conferences Attended for Presenting Paper:

Sawarkar, A. N., Kataria, K. L., Kulkarni, R. P., Pandit, A. B., Joshi, J. B., Yadram, Tandon, D., Kumar, M. M. "Kinetic behavior of Arab mix short residue during coking reactions". Paper presented at the "6th International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition-PETROTECH-2005" held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India during January 15-19, 2005.
Satheesh, R., Singh, G., Upadhyay, M., Chaudhari, P. K., Sawarkar, A. N. "Petroleum coke gasification: An emerging refinery operation". Paper presented at the "National Symposium on Reaction Engineering", held at NIT, Raipur, India during January 22-23, 2010.
Sawarkar, A. N., Pandit, A. B., Joshi, J. B. "Studies in delayed coking of Arabian mix asphalt". Paper presented at the "61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference" held at London, Ontario, Canada during October 23-26, 2011.
Kasture, P. K., Sawarkar, A. N. "Utilization of dairy waste for the production of biodiesel and glycerin". Paper presented at the "National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering" held at UDCT, Jalgaon on 4th February, 2012.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Studies in delayed coking of Bombay high vacuum residue". Paper presented at the "National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering" held at UDCT, Jalgaon on 4th February, 2012.
Jain, S., Sawarkar, A. N. "Role of plant derived-derived biopesticides for sustainable agricultural activities". Paper presented at the "International conference on Health, Environment and Industrial Biotechnology (BioSangam-2013)" held at MNNIT, Allahabad during November 21-23, 2013.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Value addition via pyrolysis of North Gujarat vacuum residue". Paper presented at the "66th Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2013)" held at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai during December 27-30, 2013.
Sawarkar, A. N., Kashyap R., Pandey A., Sawhney S., Ritendra Kumar, Sharma R. "Numerical investigation of cavitation for simple geometries and study of effect of geometry on cavitation number". Paper presented at the "National conference on Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Sciences (AMES-2014)" held at MNNIT, Allahabad during November 29-30, 2014.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Novel batch reactor for pyrolysis of waste tyres into useful products". Paper presented at the "International Conference on Environment and Energy (ICEE)" held at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad on during December 15-17, 2014.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Processing of heavy crude oils: A challenge as well as an opportunity for petroleum refiners". Paper presented at the "67th Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2014)" held at Punjab University, Chandigarh during December 27-30, 2014.
Sawarkar, A. N., Singh, V.P. "Disparities in the kinetic results of pyrolysis of biomass: Recent advances and the possible way forward". Paper presented at the "1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Bio-Energy Research (ICRABR-2015)" held at Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala during March 14-17, 2015.
Gokul, P.V., Sawarkar, A. N. "Utilization of rice husk through pyrolysis". Paper presented at the "69th Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2016)" held at Anna University, Chennai held during December 27-30, 2016.
Gokul, P.V., Singh, P., Hasan, S., Sawarkar, A. N. "Bio-oil and bio-char potential of arecanut husk". Paper presented at the "International Conference on Emerging Materials & Applications” (ICEMA-2017)" held at Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh during February 20-22, 2017.
Verma, A., Singh, H., Sawarkar, A. N. "Kinetics of pyrolysis of rice straw". Paper presented at the "70th Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2017)" held at Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia during December 27-30, 2017.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Heavy crude oil upgrading: Recent advances and possible way forward". Paper presented at the "71st Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2018)" held at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar during December 27-30, 2018.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Pyrolysis of waste tyres in the presence of rice husk ash". Paper presented at the "72nd Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2019)" held at IIT Delhi during December 16-19, 2019.
Sawarkar, A. N. "Petroleum coke gasification: Status and future perspective in Indian context". Paper presented at the "74th Annual session of IIChE (CHEMCON-2021)" organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers Bhubaneswar Regional Centre & CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar in association with Institute of Chemical Technology-IndianOil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar held during December 27-30, 2021.
Sawarkar, A.N. "Bioenergy potential of waste sugarcane leaves via pyrolysis". Paper presented at the International Conference on “Advances in Chemical and Materials Sciences” (ACMS-2022) organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata in association with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, and Osmania University College of Technology, Hyderabad during April 14 - 16, 2022.

Award and Honors:

Stood 1st at Lokvidyalaya, Wardha in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination.
Recipient of University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India fellowship for doctoral research.
United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), Mumbai fellowship for post doctoral research.
Recipient of International Travel Support from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for presenting research paper at the 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held during 23-26 October, 2011 at London, Ontario, Canada.
One of the published papers titled "Petroleum residue upgradation via visbreaking: A review" has featured in the list of Top 20 most accessed articles published during July, 2008 to June, 2009 in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (I&ECR), an American Chemical Society (ACS) publication.
One of the published papers titled "Petroleum residue upgrading via delayed coking: A review" in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE), a Wiley publication has featured in Virtual Issue of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering on “Exploring the Diversity of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering” published on August 14, 2009. (This virtual issue of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering has collected several of top articles published recently, as well as some highly cited older papers).
One of the published papers titled "Petroleum coke gasification: A review" (2014) has featured in the list of most accessed articles published in "The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering" (Wiley publication).
One of the published papers titled "Kinetics of co-gasification of rice husk biomass and high sulphur petroleum coke with oxygen as gasifying medium via TGA" has featured in the list of most cited articles in Bioresource Technology Reports, an Elsevier publication (The list comprises Top 25 most cited articles published since 2019).
One of the published papers titled "Pyrolysis of garlic husk biomass: physico-chemical characterization, thermodynamic and kinetic analyses" has featured in the list of most cited articles in Bioresource Technology Reports, an Elsevier publication (The list comprises most cited articles published since 2020).
Best paper presentation award for the paper titled "Bioenergy potential of waste sugarcane leaves via pyrolysis" in one of the technical sessions (Biochemical Science and Engineering) of the International Conference on “Advances in Chemical and Materials Sciences” (ACMS-2022) organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata in association with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, and Osmania University College of Technology, Hyderabad during April 14 - 16, 2022 as part of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of IIChE.
Awarded with a Certificate of Achievement and Medallion during 51st Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) National Annual Convention held on August 27, 2022, for having guided Best M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering (I Prize) titled "Studies on Co-gasification of Petcoke and Biomass" submitted by Mr. Zavin R. Gajera (2020).
Awarded with a Certificate of Achievement and Medallion during 51st Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) National Annual Convention held on August 27, 2022, for having guided Best M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering (II Prize) titled "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Analysis of Pyrolysis of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) Stalk" submitted by Mr. Nikhil Kirti (2021).
Featured in the coveted list of TOP 2% SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE, created by Stanford University, United States, for the year 2023.
Conferred with "Biotechnology Research Excellence Award" by the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) and the Society of Life Sciences (SLS), India on the occasion of 2nd International Conference on "Advances and Innovations in Biotechnology for Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy" (AI- BSBB2023) on November 24, 2023, organized by Department of Biotechnology, AKS University, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Elected as Fellow (2023) of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata, INDIA.
Elected as Fellow (2024) of the Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI], Kolkata, INDIA.

Conferences/ Workshops/Symposium/ Short-term Courses Organized:

Organizing Member, "National Symposium on Reaction Engineering (NSRE-2010)" held during 22.01.2010-23.01.2010, NIT Raipur.
Coordinator, Expert Lecture “Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Process Industry” delivered by Dr. V.P. Mishra, Asst. Vice President, Reliance Technology Group, Navi Mumbai on 12.02.2015, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert lecture “Innovations in IFFCO Phulfur Unit” delivered by Mr. Sanjay Vaish, DGM (Process), IFFCO, Phulpur Unit on 01.10.2016, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Workshop on "Career Opportunities for Fresh Graduate Chemical Engineers" held on 05.11.2016, MNNIT Allahabad.
Convener, Workshop on "Application of Multi-physics and Inverse Modeling to Industrial Problems" held during 18.12.2016-19.12.2016, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert Lecture “Global Energy Outlook and Transformation” delivered by Mr. Abhinay Sangwai, Project Manager, PETROFAC, Mumbai on 19.06.2021, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Workshop on "Experimental Approach in Analytical Electrochemistry" held on 28.01.2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Workshop on "Energy Efficiency Management" held during 24.03.2017-25.03.2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert Lecture “Coiled Flow Inverter: A Novel Device” delivered by Prof. K.D.P. Nigam, Emeritus Prof., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi on 29.03.2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert Lecture “IFFCO Phulpur Unit- Energy Conservation” delivered by Mr. Deepankar Gupta, Manager (Process Engineering), IFFCO, Phulpur Unit on 27.09.2018, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Short Term Course "Industrial Applications of Heat Transfer Operations" held during 10.10.2018-14.10.2018, MNNIT Allahabad.
Joint Organizing Secretary, "Global Alumni Convention-2018" held during 16.11.2018-18.11.2018, MNNIT Allahabad.
Joint Organizing Secretary, Workshop on "Professional Networking in Technical Institutes for Competence Development" held on 16.11.2018, MNNIT Allahabad.
Convener, Workshop on "Research-Academia-Industry Interaction (RAII-2018)" held during 03.02.2018-04.02.2018, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Short Term Course "New trends in Wastewater Treatment and its Reuse (NTWT-2019)" held during 12.03.2019-16.03.2019, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Workshop cum Summer Training Programme "Research Aspects in Chemical Engineering (RACE– 2019)" held during 24.05.2019 -06.07.2019, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert Lecture “Career Prospects in Chemical Engineering” (delivered by Mr. Abhishek Pandey) on 23.09.2019, MNNIT Allahabad.
Joint Organizing Secretary, "Global Alumni Convention-2019" held during 08.11.2019-10.11.2019, MNNIT Allahabad.
Joint Organizing Secretary, Workshop on "Role of Alumni in Professional Growth of Students in Enhancing Professional Competency" held on 10.11.2019, MNNIT Allahabad.
Organizing Secretary, National Conference on "Industrial application of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (IANN- 2019)" held during 15.11.2019-16.11.2019, MNNIT Allahabad
Organizing Secretary, International Conference on "Energy and Environmental Technologies for Sustainable Development (CHEM-CONFLUX20)" held during 14.02.2020-16.02.2020, MNNIT Allahabad
Coordinator, Expert Lecture "Career Opportunities as Process Engineer” delivered by Mr. Ankit Shukla, Asst. Manager, KRIBHCO, Surat on 12.12.2020, MNNIT Allahabad
Coordinator, Short Term Course "Opportunities and Challenges for Employment and Entrepreneurship Chemical and Bio-process Industries (OCEE-2021)" held during 16.03.2021-20.03.2021, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert lecture “Significance and Opportunities for Higher Studies: My Experience as a Chemical Engineer” delivered by Mr. Md Rizwan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway on 26.02.2022, MNNIT Allahabad.
संयोजक, एक दिवसीय हिंदी कार्यशाला “प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थानों के अधिकारिक कार्यो में हिंदी भाषा का प्रयोग एवं महत्त्व”, 29 मार्च 2022, मो.ने.रा.प्रौ.सं. इलाहाबाद.
Organizing Secretary, International Conference on “Technological Interventions for Sustainability” (CHEM-CONFLUX22) jointly organized by MNNIT Allahabad and USM Malaysia held during 14.04.2022-16.04.2022, MNNIT Allahabad.
Coordinator, Expert lecture “Why Chemical Engineers are Important for the Future - Journey of MNNIT ChemE Alumna” delivered by Ms. Ibrija Musfique, Battery Process Engineer, Norsk Hydro, Norway on September 16, 2023, MNNIT Allahabad.
Organizing Secretary, International Conference on “Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development” (TISD-2023) organized by Central Library, MNNIT Allahabad held during 27.10.2023-29.10.2023 at MNNIT Allahabad.
Organized Invited lecture delivered by Mr. Sabyasachi Das, Chief Officer, MediBuddy on "The Power of Project-based Skills" on February 10, 2024 under the aegis of Institute Industry Interaction (III) Cell.

On-going Projects:

"Co-gasification of biomass and petroleum coke for production of hydrogen-rich syngas: Kinetics and thermodynamic analysis" sponsored by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata, India. (Co-PI)

Projects Completed:

"Kinetic and thermodynamic analyses of pyrolysis of sugarcane leaves through thermogravimetric analysis" sponsored by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata. (PI)
"Studies on pyrolysis of rice husk" sponsored by Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai. (PI)
"Nanocellulose from banana agro-waste: Isolation, characterization, and applications" sponsored by DIC, MHRD. (PI)
"Kinetics of gasification of petcoke" sponsored by TEQIP-III. (PI)
"Kinetics of pyrolysis of agricultural biomass waste" sponsored by TEQIP-II. (PI)
"Feasibility of ionic liquids as potential lubricant additives" sponsored by TEQIP-II. (PI)
"Value added products from bottom-of-the-barrel" sponsored by Plan Grant of the Institute, MNNIT Allahabad. (PI)
"Biochar from pyrolysis of sugarcane leaves: Production and applications" sponsored by Council of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh, India. (PI)

Overseas Assignments:

Oral presentation at the 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held during 23-26 October, 2011 at London, Ontario, Canada.

Reviewer for Transactions / Journal / Conferences:

Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier)
Renewable Energy (Elsevier)
Bioresource Technology Reports (Elsevier)
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Elsevier)
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Elsevier)
Food Chemistry (Elsevier)
Journal of the Indian Chemical Society (Elsevier)
RSC Advances (RSC)
International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley)
Energy Science and Engineering (Wiley)
ACS Omega (American Chemical Society)
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer)
Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer)
Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer)
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer)
Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer)
Thermochimica Acta (Elsevier)
Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier)
Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier)
Ingeniería e Investigación (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
South African Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
Results in Engineering (Elsevier)
Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier)
Results in Materials (Elsevier)
Vacuum (Elsevier)
Scientific Reports (Springer Nature)
Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)
Industrial Crops and Products (Elsevier)
Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier)
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society)
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer)
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (Elsevier)
Materials Chemistry and Physics (Elsevier)
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Elsevier)
Energy (Elsevier)
Fuel (Elsevier)
Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier)
Biomass and Bioenergy (Elsevier)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley)
Scientific African (Elsevier)
Heliyon (Elsevier)
Bioresource Technology (Elsevier)
Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier)
Energy & Environment (Sage)
Waste Management (Elsevier)
BioEnergy Research (Springer)
Combustion Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis)

Other Significant Achievements:

One of my students, Mr. Sagar Hatwar (Final year B.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2012-13), Anuradha Engineering College, Chikhli, Maharashtra) won FIRST PRIZE for the paper titled “Ionic Liquids: Novel Versatile Lubricants/Lubricant Additives” in National Level Technical Paper Presentation Competition, THRESHOLD-2012, for students held at Babasaheb Naik College of Engineering, Pusad, Maharashtra.
One of my students, Mr. Trilok Patil (Final year B.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2019-20), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh) received award by MNNIT Alumni Association (MAA) for publishing paper in SCI Journal (Bioresource Technology; Impact Factor (2021):11.889)
One of my students, Ms. Ankita Tagade (PhD scholar), was adjudged with the BEST ORAL TALK for the paper titled "Valorization of Finger Millet Straw as a Precursor for Biochar Production: Production, Characterization, and Applications" authored by Ankita Tagade and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in one of the technical sessions (Renewable and Sustainable Energy) in the National Conference on "Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science" (ACES-2022) held at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal during 25-26 March, 2022.
One of my students, Mr. Gunavant Deshpande (Ph.D. scholar) was adjudged with the BEST ORAL PRESENTER award for the paper titled "Multiobjective optimization with minimization of eco-indicator and damage index for ultrasound intensified in situ biodiesel production from microalgae" authored by Gunavant Deshpande, Dipesh S. Patle, and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in one of the technical sessions (Biomass Utilization and Bioenergy (Part-2)) of the International Conference on Technological Interventions for Sustainability (CHEM-CONFLUX22) jointly organized by MNNIT Allahabad and USM Malaysia during April 14-16, 2022.
One of my students, Mr. Ramprakash Nagar (Final year B.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2021-22)) was adjudged with the First Runner-up Presenter award for the paper titled "Bioenergy potential of sugarcane leaves via pyrolysis: Characterization, kinetics, and reaction mechanism" authored by Ramprakash Nagar, Avadhesh Sehra, and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in one of the technical sessions (Biomass Utilization and Bioenergy (Part-1)) of the International Conference on Technological Interventions for Sustainability (CHEM-CONFLUX22) jointly organized by MNNIT Allahabad and USM Malaysia during April 14-16, 2022.
One of my students, Mr. Nikhil Kirti [M.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2020-21)] (Reg. No. 2019CL05), has been adjudged with the ISTE-IPCL National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering (SECOND PRIZE) for the thesis titled "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Analysis of Pyrolysis of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) Stalk".
One of my students, Mr. Zavin Gajera [M.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2019-20)] (Reg. No. 2018CL06), has been adjudged with the ISTE-IPCL National Award for Best M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering (FIRST PRIZE) for the thesis titled "Studies on Co-gasification of Petcoke and Biomass".
One of my students, Mr. Nikhil Kirti [M.Tech. (2020-21)] secured admission for Ph.D. programme in the University of Adelaide, Australia with graduate research scholarship as well as complete tuition fees waiver based on his research credentials.
One of my students, Ms. Ankita Tagade, PhD scholar, bagged FIRST PRIZE in Poster presentation for the poster titled "Millets: a “wonder crop” for food security, health and a plausible solution for sustainable future" in the workshop on "Introduction of Millets in Day-to-Day Life for a Healthy Well Being" organized by Central Library, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj on November 30, 2022.
One of my students, Ms. Lakshmi Rajpoot [M.Tech. (2021-22)] was adjudged with the Ambuja’s Young Researcher’s Award for doing Post-Graduate studies in India after GATE Examination for the year 2022 for the thesis titled "Pyrolysis of Flaxseed De-oiled Cake: Physico-chemical Characterization, Kinetics, and Thermodynamic analysis" by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Kolkata.
One of my students, Ms. Ankita Tagade (PhD scholar) bagged BEST PAPER AWARD for the paper titled "A comprehensive evaluation on the synthesis and characterization of biochar derived from slow pyrolysis of sorghum millet straw for its prospective applications" authored by Ankita Tagade and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in the National Conference on "Sustainable Technologies in Chemical-Biological Systems" (STCBS 2023) organized by Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India in association with BRSI, IIChE and ISTE held during April 5-6, 2023.
One of my students, Mr. Saurav Kandpal, M.Tech. (II year) (2023-24) (Reg. No. 2022CL02) won BEST PAPER AWARD for the paper titled “Novel rotary kiln reactor for biochar production through biomass pyrolysis and its application in microbial fuel cells” authored by Saurav Kandpal, Ankita Tagade, and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in one of the technical sessions of 1st International Conference on Advancement in Energy (ऊर्जाSangam-2023) organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad during December 18-20, 2023.
One of my students, Ms. Ankita Tagade, PhD scholar (Reg. No. 2020RCL05) bagged BEST PAPER AWARD for the paper titled “An in-depth analysis of biochar synthesis via slow pyrolysis of banana agro-residues: characterization and emerging applications” authored by Ankita Tagade, Saurav Kandpal, and Ashish N. Sawarkar, in one of the technical sessions of the National Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology Research – HAPTEN2024 organized by Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College, Affiliated to Anna University, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India in association with BRSI held on March 22, 2024.