Vinay M. Bhandari

Vinay M. Bhandari

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

We are working in the area of Separation Science & Catalytic Reaction Engineering. At NCL, we are also working with Indian industries for productivity improvements through improved reaction/separations, particularly for industrial processes and industrial effluent treatment. The research in this area has several challenges and will have continued research interest worldwide. Government regulations with respect to pollution control as well as growth of these industry sectors will be forcing increased attention in this area. Apart from engineering key modifications in the existing separations, process integration is an interesting and fairly wide open area for research and development wherein there is huge scope for intelligent combination of 2 or more operations. Advent of nano-materials has also increased scope of investigating advanced separations with altogether new perspective. Thus, there is ample scope in the form of development of new/ novel materials such as adsorbents/resins/coagulant formulations/ membranes/ hybrid membranes/nano-materials and so on, apart from process integration options for encompassing entire spectrum of separation science and technology in chemical and allied industry. Advanced research in the area of separation science and technology is essential to increase productivity and profitability of Indian industries, to attain global competitiveness and leadership and for safer environment. And, we at NCL, are trying to achieve these goals through our research and industrial work.

Professional Experience

Jan 2011 to date :                  Sr. Principal Scientist, 
                                                National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.                         
Feb. 2004 to 2011:                 Principal Scientist,                                               
                                                National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.                         
April, 1997 to 2004:              Scientist E-I,  
                                                National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.                       
April, 1992 to 1997:              Scientist C,  
                                                National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.             
Apr.2004 to Mar. 2005 :       Visiting Scientist, 
                                                Korea Institute of Energy Research,                               
                                                Daejeon. South Korea
Dec., 1998 to Oct., 1999:       University Research Associate                                                         
                                                Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
June, 86 to July, 87:              Plant Supervisor, Asian Paints (I) Ltd.,                            
                                                Apcotex Div. Bombay.
June, 85 to May, 86:              Assistant Chemical Engineer,                               
                                                 Garware Plastics and Polyesters  Ltd.,                         
                                                 Polyester Division, Waluj, Aurangabad.                          

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Catalytic Reaction/Reactor Engineering
  • Applied research in nanomaterials/ Process Development/Engineering
  • Bioseparations
  • Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control

Contact Details

Dr. Vinay M. Bhandari
Senior Principal Scientist 
Office: CEPD-821, Chemical Engineering Building
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 2171
Fax +91 20 2590 2621
Email: vm.bhandari@ncl.res.in