Professor Deepak Kunzru

Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

chemical engineering; petroleum processing


catalysis; chemical reaction engineering; hydrodesulfurization; microstructured reactors;pyrolysis of hydrocarbons

Consultancy Areas:

pyrolysis; hydrodesulfurization; chemical reaction engineering


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

model development for pyrolysis of hydrocarbons; coke inhibition in pyrolysis; monoliths for hydodesulfurization; catalyst development for hydrodesulfurization

Professional Experience:

  • 2013-continuing: Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., I. I. T. Kanpur.
  • 1982-2013 : Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., I. I. T. Kanpur.
  • 1974-82 : Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., I. I. T. Kanpur.
  • Oct-Dec,2009: Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.


catalysis; chemical reaction engineering; pyrolysis; monoliths; hydrodesulfurization


Contact Information


Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208016
Phone: 0512-2597193(O); Fax: 0512-2590104

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  • PhD (Chemical Engg.), 1972, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • M. S. (Chemical Engg.), 1970, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA.
  • B. Tech. (Chemical Engg.), 1968, I. I. T., Kanpur, India.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (since Dec. 2009).
  • Chevron Corporation Chair Professor, IIT Kanpur (June 1, 2007-May 31, 2010; May 10, 2011-August 31, 2012).
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (from January 2002).
  • Herdillia Award of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for excellence in basic research in Chemical Engineering, 1992.
  • G. M. Abhyankar Memorial Distinguished Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai for 2010-2011.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2002

Year of Birth: 1947