Prof. Vimal Katiyar


Key Research Areas :Synthetic and Natural Polymers, Polymer Processing, Biothermoset, Nanobiocomposite, Organic Solar Cells.

  • Dean, Research and Development, IIT Guwahati
  • Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusPol)
  • Coordinator, NRL-Center of Excellence for Sustainable Materials, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusMat)
  • Coordinator, DBT Centre of Excellence on BioFuels and Biocomodities (DBT-TERI)
  • President, SPSI North East Chapter
  • Visiting Professor, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
  • Senior Fellow, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
  • Chair Professor, MP Birla Group of Companies (Hindustan Gum Limited)
  • Chair Professor, NRL (CoE-SusMat)




  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur

Research Interest

  • Sustainable Polymer Synthesis and Scale-up activities
  • Polymer Processing
  • Rheology
  • Structure Property Relationship
  • Development of Polymer based Nanomaterials and its Technologies
  • Polymer Degradation and Migration
  • Toxicological Studies
  • Clean Energy


  • Assistant Professor, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU, Denmark
  • Sr. Engineer, Synthetics and Chemicals Private Limited, India
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India, June 2011 - April 2014
  • Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, India, April 2014 - October 2018
  • Professor, IIT Guwahati, India, October 2018 - Till Date

Courses Taught

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (UG)
  • Chemical Process Calculations
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Composite Materials
  • Petrochemicals
  • Engineering Drawing
  • M. Tech Seminar
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Petroleum Lab