Prof. Kamal Kishore Pant received his PhD (Chemical Engineering) degree from the
Indian Institute of
Technology Kanpur in 1997. He took over as the Director of the Indian Institute of
Technology Roorkee on
October 12, 2022. Prof. Pant previously held the positions of Petrotech Chair and
Federation of Indian
Petroleum Industries Chair Professor, Chairman GATE & JAM, Chairman, Library, Head
of the Department
of Chemical Engineering, and Dean Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology
Delhi. He is Adjunct Faculty
at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
Prof. Pant’s research contribution involves a wide range of innovative studies covering heterogeneous green catalysis for hydrocarbon conversion, CO2 capture and conversion, biomass and coal to chemicals and Hydrogen and waste to energy. Prof. Pant has over 30 years of academic and research experience during which he published 260+ Journal articles having 15303 citations with h-index 63 (i-10 index 207) and is granted several national and international patents. Prof. Pant also serves as an editor for Chemical Engineering Science, Food and Bioproducts Processing Journal and has been invited as an editor of special issues in various journals published by Wiley, Springer Nature and Elsevier. He is fellow of several national and international academies such as Royal Society of Chemistry, London (FRSC, London), National Academy of Science India (NASI), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Fellow of Indian Desalination Association (InDA), Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), Institution of Engineers India, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers etc. He has been recipient of several national awards which include : Distinguished Alumni Award, HBTU-Kanpur, Prof. K. L. Chopra Applied Research Award by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, CHEMCON distinguished speaker award, Herdilia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and Dr. A. V. Rama Rao award for best Ph.D. supervised, Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award.
Prof. Pant is also an honorary Faculty at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and has been visiting professor at Auburn University USA, Tuskegee USA, University of Saskatchewan Canada, Aston University UK., UNSW Australia, University of Utah ,USA, etc
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