Professor Jayant M Modak

Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Areas of Interest:

Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Optimisation and Control


Modeling, Optimization and Control of Chemical and Biochemical Processes
CFD modeling of Chemical & Biochemical
Reactors Bioreactors for algal cultivations
Wastewater treatment

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Major Professional Contributions:

Our significant contributions are in the area of "difficult to model" bioreactor analysis. Combining the experience and rigorous analysis, novel technique which combines genetic algorithm with optimal control theory to develop optimal strategies for bioreactors. Such an approach ensures optimality conditions within a feasible computational time. Combining modelling and experimental work, a pilot plant for bioprocessing of gold ores and hate water treatment have been successfully deployed in the field.

Professional Experience:

  • Deputy Director 2015 - Present
  • Chief Executive, Society for Innovation & Development
  • Chairman, Center for Sponsored Schemes & Projects 2010 - 2012
  • Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering 2002 - 2008
  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering 2002 -


Modeling, optimisation, waste water, reaction engineering, biological engineering


Contact Information

Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute Of Science
Bangalore 560012, India

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Phone: +91 9434020641



  • 1988 PhD in Chemical Engineering Purdue University, USA
  • 1985 MS in Chemical Engineering Purdue University, USA
  • 1988 PhD in Chemical Engineering Purdue University, USA

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, The National Academy of Science, elected in 2013
  • Independent Director, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, 2013 - 2014
  • Sir C. V. Raman Young Scientist Award, Government of Karnataka, 2004
  • Biotech Process Development and Commercialization of Technology, 2003, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India,
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1999-2000).

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2004

Year of Birth: 1962