National Institute of Technology Rourkela

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान राउरकेला

ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ ରାଉରକେଲା

An Institute of National Importance

Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Prateek Khatri completed his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at ITGGV in 2013, followed by obtaining his M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi in 2016. Subsequently, he pursued his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, successfully obtaining it in 2022. He gained research experience as an Early-doc research fellow at IIT Delhi and later worked as a Post-doctoral Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo. In 2023, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at NIT Rourkela. His research revolves around heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst design, and surface science, with a specific emphasis on applying these catalysts to environmental processes. His primary goal is to create novel catalytic materials under controlled conditions, investigate their catalytic activity, and optimize formulations to achieve superior reactivity. Additionally, he conducts evaluations of the materials stability, which involves subjecting them to hydrothermal treatments at elevated temperatures. This critical aspect helps determine their long-term performance and durability.

EXPERTISE INFORMATION

Research Group
  • Material Research, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Dry reforming of methane and complete methane oxidation
  • Design of mixed metal oxides and zeolite based catalysts
  • Catalytic removal of nitrogen oxides from vehicles and power plants
  • Removal of various pollutants from vehicular exhausts

Prateek Khatri Assistant Professor Grade-II

Chemical Engineering

khatrip@nitrkl.ac.in

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Prateek Khatri

Assistant Professor Grade-II

Chemical Engineering

Room Number: CH-311

Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

2022

Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

2016

M.Tech
Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

2013

B.Tech
Chemical Engineering
ITGGV

Teaching Experience
  • Chemical Engineering,  NIT Rourkela,   29 Mar 2023 - Present
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Catalyst Design and assesment for their application in environmental processes,  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, New York, USA,   25 Jul 2022 - 02 Mar 2023
  • Catalyst Design and assesment for their application in catalytic convertors of vehicles,  Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi,   06 Apr 2022 - 06 Jun 2022

Advanced materials: Materials for catalytic reduction of pollutants and their application as supercapacitors for energy storage Chemical Engineering (Workshop)
Series2: INSPIRATION WORKSHOP ON ROBOTICS, AI, SEM, XRD, BET, HRMS, SCXRD, LN & OTHER CRF EQUIPMENT Centralized Instrumentation Facility (Workshop)
Series1: Inspiration Workshop on Robotics, AI, SEM, XRD, BET, HRMS, SCXRD, TEM & Liquid Nitrogen Centralized Instrumentation Facility (Workshop)

  • CH1400 : Environment and Safety Engineering {Theory}
  • CH6103 : Advanced Mass Transfer {Theory}
  • CH6437 : Special Topics in Energy and Environment – I {Theory}
  • CH3174 : Process Equipment Design Laboratory {Practical}

Awards And Honours
  • Recipient of DST INSPIRE FACULTY research grant 2022,   2023