Chemical Engineering

Staff

Dr Diganta B Das BE PhD

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Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Background:

Diganta finished his Bachelor of Engineering degree (Chemical Engineering) from Rajasthan University, India (1996) and PhD (Chemical Engineering) from Loughborough University, UK (2001). He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and a visiting fellow at Princeton University, US (2001-2003).

Prior to joining Loughborough University, Diganta was a Departmental Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Oxford (2003-2007). He has also held a visiting faculty appointment at Eindhoven University, the Netherlands and Texas Southern University, Houston, the USA (short term).

Diganta was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2009.

Professional affiliations:

  • International Water Association (IWA), London, UK

Invited and keynote lectures (since 2000):

  • 58th Annual meeting of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (New Delhi, India, 2005)
  • 2nd International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (Guwahati, India, 2006)

Research interests and activities:

  • Drug delivery devices for skin and intervertevral disc
  • Bioreactor technology for growing artificial tissue
  • Dynamic theories for multiphase Flow in Porous Media
  • Up-scaling micro-heterogeneity effects on fluid flow and transport behaviour
  • Developing tools for problems involving coupled free and porous flow
  • Permeable reactive barrier for remediation of contaminated subsurface
  • Modern computing and monitoring methods

External appointments:

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Transport in Porous Media, entitled ''Upscaling multiphase flow in porous media: from pore to core and beyond',2005. (Springer-Verlag)
  • Co-Founding Member and Secretary, International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on 'Multiphase Flow and Transport of Contaminants in Porous Media.
  • Elected Vice Chair, International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on 'Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media'.
  • Associate Editor, Water Science and Technology (IWA Publishers) (2007-2010)
  • Editor, Water Science and Technology (IWA Publishers) (2011-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Biotechnnology Letters (Springer - Verlag)
  • Guest Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Enginering, 2010. (John Wiley and Sons)

Organising / Scientific Committee of International Conferences:

  • Engineering with Membranes: Medical and Biological Applications (Camogli, Italy, 2005)
  • Desalination and Water Purification (Jaipur, India, 2006)
  • Industrial Simulation Conference (Palermo, Italy, 2006; Delft, The Netherlands, 2007; Lyon, France, 2008; Loughborough, UK, 2009; Budapest, Hungary, 2010; Venice, Italy, 2011; Brno, Czech Republic, 2012; Ghent, Belgium, 2013; Skövde, Sweden, 2014)
  • Middle Eastern Conference on Simulation and Modelling (Alexandria, Egypt, 2006)
  • Computational Mechanics and Simulation (Guwahati, India, 2006)
  • Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena (Bansko, Bulgaria, 2007; Volterra, Italy, 2009)
  • European Simulation and Modelling Conference (Porto, Portugal, 2005; Tolouse, France, 2006; Malta, 2007;Lyon, France, 2008; Leicester, UK, 2009; Hasselt, Belgium, 2010; Guimaraes, Portugal, 2011; Essen, Germany, 2012; Lancaster, UK, 2013; Porto, Portugal, 2014)
  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK, July 13-18, 2008.
  • The Annual World Congress on Engineering (London, UK, 2007-2014))
  • Electronic Healthcare for the 21st Century (eHealth, 2008), (London,UK,2008)