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Agarwal, Vijay K
Vijay Kumar Agarwal Professor vijayfch[at] 01332-285718
Areas of Interest
  • Modelling and Simulation,CAD,process control and heat transfer, Process Modelling & Simulation, CAD, Process Control & Heat Transfer
  • CFD, Gasification of Biomass, coal in Fluidized Bed and Circulating Fluidized Bed
Professional Background
09-03-199030-10-2003Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
31-10-200324-06-2007Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
25-06-2007till dateProfessorIIT Roorkee
Educational Details
B.E.Chemical Engg.University of Roorkee1977
M.E.Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Roorkee1979
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Roorkee1993
Administrative Background
01-01-201231-01-2015Head of Department IIT Roorkee
20112013Chairman, DAPCIIT Roorkee
May 2011May 2012Vice Chairman GATE-2012IIT Roorkee
June 2009May 2011Chairman, PG AdmissionIIT Roorkee
June 2007May 2009Vice Chairman, PG AdmissionIIT Roorkee
April 2010Dec. 2012Chairman, Community DairyIIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
9th international Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering (ICheaP-9)Rome, ItalyAIDIC10-05-2009
International Conference of Heat and Mass TransferGuwahati, AssamInstitute02-01-2006
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow member
  • Alumni Association, (IIT Roorkee), Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
CAD of Mass Transfer EquipmentsCHN-502M.Tech (CAPPD)Spring
Mass Transfer-ICHN-201B.Tech (Chemical) II Year Spring
Mass TransferCHN-211B.Tech (PSE) II Year Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Nucleate Pool Boiling of saturated Liquids on Horizontal Tube Surfaces coated with TeflonC.B.Vijaya VittalaA1995
Nucleate Pool Boiling of Saturated Liquids on PTFE coated horizontal heating tubeSri Swapan BhaumikA1999
Enhanced Boiling of Saturated Liquids on Copper coated heating tube surfaceLaljee PrasadA2002
A study of Nucleate Boiling of Saturated Liquids on Copper coated heating tube surfaceMihir Kumar DasA2000
Enhanced Boiling of Water- Methanol mixtures on coated surfacesMohd.Siraj AlamA2003
Development of Digital Control Strategy of a Continiuos Distillation COlumnSurendra Kumar SainiA2002
Biological Removal of Zinc from Industrial EffluentsVishal MishraA2008
Simultaneous Adsorption and Biodegradation of Cyanide from Industrial waste waterNeha GuptaA2008
Nucleate Pool Boiling of Liquids and their mixtures on coated Horizontal tubesChandra KishoreA2009
Performance Characteristics of warm mix AsphaltAmbika BehlA2011
Simulation of Biomass Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor using CFDUmesh KumarA2012
Preparation and Characterization of Coir and Banana Fiber Reinforced LDPE compositesNirupamaA2012
Pool Boiling of Nano-fluidsSomesh BhambiO2013
CFD of Circulating Fluidized Bed GasifierVikrant SharmaO2014
CFD of Fixed bed reactorBaljinder Kaur RiyarO2014
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Adddis Ababa Science and Technology UniversityInstitute Representative in GATE-201803-02-2018
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
23rd National Convention of Chemical Engineers on Recent Trends in Chemical EngineeringIIChE05-10-2007
Workshop on Future Trends in Chemical Engineering Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi18-08-2012
International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ACE-2013)TCS, ONGC, GAIL, DST, CSIR, PETRONET LNG Ltd., IOCL, RCF, Perkin Elmer, DAE22-02-2013
Refereed Journal Papers


(In last five years)

  1. Refereed Journals:                                                  



  1. Umesh Kumar and Vijay K Agarwal, “ Biomass gasification in fluidized reactor and heat transfer studies”, Numerical heat transfer part A. doi/full/10.1080/10407782.2016.1177340, (2017).
  2. Nirupama, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Hybridization effect of coir fiber on physico-mechanical properties of polyethylene-banana/coir fiber hybrid composites”, Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, DOI:, (2016).
  3. Nirupama, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Thermal degradation of coir fiber reinforced low-density polyethylene (LDPE) composites”, Science and engineering of composite materials, DOI:, (2016).
  4. Nirupama Prasad, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha., “Banana Fiber Reinforced Low-density Polyethylene Composites: Effect of Chemical Treatment and Compatibilizer”, Iranian Polymer Journal, 25, 229-241, (2016).
  5. Ambika Behl, Prof Satish Chandra, Prof V.K Aggarwal, Dr. S. Gangopadhyay, “Durability and Performance Characteristics of Warm Asphalt Mixes”, Journal  of Indian Road Congress,  pp 101-106, (2016).
  6. Umesh Kumar and Vijay K Agarwal, “Simulation of 3D gas-solid fluidzed bed reactor hydrodynamics”, Particulate science and Technology, DOI:10.1080/02726351.2015.1119227, (2016).
  7. Nirupama Prasad, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Physico-mechanical properties of coir fiber/LDPE composites: Effect of chemical treatment and compatibilizer”,  Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 32, 2534-2541, (2015).
  8. Ambika Behl, Satish Chandra, V.K Aggarwal, S. Gangopadhyay, “Zero Shear Viscosity of Bitumen-Filler Mastics of Warm Mix Binders”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering of ASCE (SCI) ISSN 0899-1561/04014260(6), (2015).
  9. Vishal Mishra, Chandrajit Balomajumder, Vijay Kumar Agarwal, “Biological removal of heavy metal zinc from industrial effluent by zinc sequestering bacterium VMSDCM”,  Clean Technologies and Environmental Policies, 16: 555-568, (2014).
  10. Vishal Mishra, Chandrajit Balomajumder,  Vijay Kumar Agarwal, “Dynamic, Mechanistic and Thermodynamic modeling of Zn (II) ion biosorption onto Zinc sequestering bacterium”, Clean Soil Air Water, 41: 1-7,(2013).
  11. Vishal Mishra, Chandrajit Balomajumder, Vijay Kumar Agarwal, “Simultaneous adsorption cum bioaccumulation: A study on continuous mass transfer in column reactor”, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 32: 605-614, (2013).
  12. Ambika Behl, Satish Chandra, V.K Aggarwal, “Rheological Characterization of Bituminous Binder containing Wax based Warm mix asphalt additive”, Journal of Mechanical & Civil Engineering, ISSN 2278-1684, (2013).
  13. N. Gupta, Chandrajit Balomajumder, Vijay Kumar Agarwal, “Adsorptive Treatment of Cyanide-Bearing Wastewater: A Prospect for Sugar Industry Waste”, Chemical Engineering Communications, 200 (7) pp 993-1007, (2013)




  1. Refereed Conference


  1. Nirupama, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Natural fiber based polymer composites: a review”,  International conference on advances in chemical engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, I.I.T. Roorkee, Uttrakand, India, February 22-24, (2013).
  2. Ambika Behl, Satish Chandra, V.K Aggarwal, S. Gangopadhyay, “Effect of Sasobit on Viscosity and Rheology of Bituminous Binders”, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, (2013).
  3. Nirupama, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Thermal characterization of coir fiber/LDPE composites”, 3rd International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (ICRM 2014), Mahatama Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, April 11-13, (2014).
  4. Nirupama, Vijay K. Agarwal, Shishir Sinha, “Effect of coir fiber incorporation in banana fiber/LDPE composites”, CHEMCON 2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, December 27-30, (2014).
  5.  Ambika Behl, Satish Chandra, V.K Aggarwal, S. Gangopadhyay, “Temperature Susceptibility of Warm Mix Bituminous Binders”, International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, IIT Mumbai, 10-12th December (2014).
  6.  Umesh Kumar and Vijay K Agarwal, “CFD analysis hydrodynamics and heat transfer in fluidized bed reactor”, 23rd National and 1st ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass transfer, ID:210, ISRO Trivandrum, 17-19 Dec. (2015).
  7. Somesh Bhambi and Vijay K. Agarwal, “Effect of Nanoparticles on heat transfer during sub atmospheric pool boiling of distilled water”, II International conference on condensed matter and applied physics, ICC-2017, GEC, Bikaner, 24-26 Nov.(2017).
  8. Somesh Bhambi and Vijay K. Agarwal, “Sub atmospheric pool boiling and experimental heat transfer of alumina nano fluids”, International conference on Nano technology; Ideas, Innovations and Initiatives-2017, IIT Roorkee, 6-8 Dec. (2017).