Educational Qualification

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Birla Institute of Technology and science (BITS) – Pilani, Rajasthan.
M.E. (Chemical Engineering) Birla Institute of Technology and science (BITS) – Pilani, Rajasthan.
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology (BIET) – Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

Book authored

1. Nikhil Prakash, ‘Commodity Thermoplastics with Bespoken Properties using Metallocene Catalyst Systems, Responsive Materials and Methods’. Ashutosh Tiwari and Hisatoshi Kobayashi (eds.), WILEY-Scrivener Publishing LLC, USA, 2013, 379-398. [ISBN: 978-1-118-68622-5]

2. Sushil Kumar; Nikhil Prakash and Dipaloy Datta, ‘Biopolymers based on Carboxylic Acids Derived from Renewable Resources, Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications’. Susheel Kalia and Luc Avérous (eds.), WILEY-Scrivener Publishing LLC, USA, 2011, 169-182. [ISBN: 978-0-470-63923-8]

Professional Membership

1. Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). [9900154642].

2. Life Associate Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). [LAM-34846].

3. Life Member of Asian Polymer Association (APA). [L224].

4. Member of The Institution of Engineers (India). [M-148293-3].

5. Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG). [113364].

6. Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). [200992].

7. Honorary Treasurer, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Pilani Regional Centre, Pilani (2013).

Award

Scholarship/Fellowship Awarded:

1. University Grant Commission (UGC); New Delhi India; Major Research Project of Rs. 2, 00, 000, 2013-2015.
2. Department of Science & Technology (DST); Ministry of Science & Technology; New Delhi, India, Travel
Grant to attend 2012-AIChE Annual Meeting at Pittsburgh PA, USA.
3. Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD); Government of India; New Delhi; GATE Scholarship for
Master’s degree, 2002-2003.

Publications

# PUBLICATIONS #

1. Prakash

, N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Simulation of isospecific propylene polymerization catalyzed by rac-dimethylsilylbis(2, 4, 6-trimethyl-1-indenyl)zirconium dichloride/methyl aluminoxane”, AIChEJ, (To be Communicated).
2. Prakash,
N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling of steric effects of substituents on the microstructure of polypropylene prepared by with bis(2, 4, 6-trimethylindenyl)zirconium dichloride and bis(2, 4, 7-trimethylindenyl)zirconium dichloride”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (To be Communicated).

3. Prakash

, N., “Constrained Geometry Single Site Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2017, OCT 29 – Nov 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [Accepted]

4. Prakash

, N., “A Mathematical Model Based on Artificial Neural Network for Ethylene/Norbornene Copolymerization Catalyzed By 2-(tetramethylcyclopentadienyl)-4, 6-Di-Tert-Butylphenoxytitanium Dichloride”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2017, OCT 29 – Nov 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [Accepted]

5. Prakash

, N., “Antimicrobial Polymers: Present State of the Art”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2017, OCT 29 – Nov 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [Accepted]

6. Prakash

, N., “On the Rice Husk Ash Admixing with Cement: Preparation, Characterization and Analysis”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2017, OCT 29 – Nov 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [Accepted]

7. Prakash

, N., “Optimized Kinetic Parameters for Propene Polymerization with Me2Si(Benz[e]Indenyl)­ZrCl2/MAO catalyst system”, International Symposium & 66th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2016), December 27-30, 2016 Chennai, India.

8. Prakash

, N. and Vineet Lundia, “Simulation studies on homogeneous catalyst system rac-Me2Si (Benz[e]Indenyl)2ZrCI2/MAO for synthesis of polypropylene”, Perspectives in Science, Elsevier. (Under Review)

9. Prakash

, N. and Vineet Lundia, “Simulation studies on homogeneous catalyst system rac-Me2Si (Benz[e]Indenyl)2ZrCI2/MAO for synthesis of polypropylene”, Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends In Engineering And Material Sciences (ICEMS-2016), March 17-19, 2016, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, India.

10. Prakash

, N. and Vineet Lundia, ” Simulation Studies on Et(Flu)(Cp)ZrCl2/MAO Catalyst System for the Synthesis of Syndiotactic Polypropylene”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2015, Nov 08 – Nov 13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

11. Prakash

, N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “High Molecular Weight Polypropylene with Me2Si(Ind)2HfCl2/MAO Catalyst System: Kinetics & Effect of Reaction Conditions”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2015, Nov 08 – Nov 13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

12. Prakash

, N., “Modeling & Simulation Trends and Application of Optimization in Polymerization Processes”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2015, Nov 08 – Nov 13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

13. Prakash

, N., “Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Alpha-Alkene Polymerization with Zirconocene/MAO Catalyst”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2015, Nov 08 – Nov 13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

14. Prakash

, N., “Propylene Polymerization with Metallocene/Methylaluminoxane Catalysts: Mechanisms, Modeling and Simulation”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2014, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2014, Hilton, Atlanta, USA.

15. Prakash

, N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Kinetic Modeling of Propylene Polymerization with Me2Si[Ind]2ZrCl2/MAO Catalyst System”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2014, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2014, Hilton, Atlanta, USA.

16. Prakash

, N., Sushil Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Metallocene Catalyzed Propylene Polymerization: Modeling, simulation and parameter estimation using differential evolution approach”, International Symposium & 66th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2013), December 27-30, 2013 Mumbai, India.

17. Ingle

, S. A., and N. Prakash, “Constrained Geometry Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization”, International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (ICRACS -2013), February 24-26, 2013, Panipat, India.

18. Ingle

, S. A., and N. Prakash, “Modeling and Simulation of Slurry Ethylene Polymerization with Supported Unbridged Zirconocene Catalyst using Logarithmic Differential Evolution Approach”, International Conference on Polymers on the frontiers of Science and Technology, APA-2013, Feb 21-23, 2013, Chandigarh, India.

19. Amin K.

, P. Goel and N. Prakash, ” Kinetic Modeling and Simulation of Ethylene Polymerization with Cp2ZrCl2/MAO Catalyst using Genetic Algorithm Approach”, International Conference on Polymers on the frontiers of Science and Technology, APA-2013, Feb 21-23, 2013, Chandigarh, India.

20. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling of Ethylene Polymerization with Zirconocene Catalyst and Estimation of Kinetic Parameters using Differential Evolution Algorithm”, International Journal of Chemical Modeling, 2012, 4 (4), 499-514.

21. Prakash

, N., Sushil Kumar and A. K. Sharma, ” Modeling and Simulation of Metallocene Catalyzed α-Olefin Polymerization: A Logarithmic Differential Evolution Approach”, Proceedings of International Symposium & 65th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2012), December 27-30, 2012 Jalandhar, India.

22. Prakash

, N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Kinetic Parameter Estimation of Ethylene Polymerization with Silica Supported dimethylsilylene bis(η5 –inden-1–ylidene)zirconium dichloride Catalyst using Differential Evolution approach”, Proceedings of Annual meeting of AIChE-2012, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

23. Prakash

, N., S. Kumar and A. K. Sharma, “Effect of Reaction Parameters on Propylene Polymerization with the Me2Si(2-Me-Ind)2ZrCl2 Catalyst: An Artificial Neural Network Approach”, Proceedings of National Conference (TACEE – 2012) on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, March 23-24, 2012, Pilani, India.

24. Narayanan

, P., N. Prakash and A. K. Sharma, “Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics of Olefin Polymerization catalyzed by Metallocenes: A Review”, Proceedings of National Conference (TACEE – 2012) on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, March 23-24, 2012, Pilani, India.

25. Ingle

, S. A., N. Prakash and A. K. Sharma, “Effects of Operating Conditions on Ethylene-Norbornene Co-polymerization Catalyzed by cyclopentadienyl-phenoxytitanium Catalysts: An Artificial Neural Network Approach”, Proceedings of National Conference (TACEE – 2012) on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, March 23-24, 2012, Pilani, India.

26. Yadav

, A., N. Prakash and A. K. Sharma, “Kinetic Modeling of Propene Polymerization with Silica Supported Zirconocene Catalyst and Estimation of Kinetic Parameters using Differential Evolution Algorithm”, Proceedings of APA International Congress (HEALTH CARE INDIA 2012) on Advances in Human Healthcare Systems, February 20-23, 2012 New Delhi, India.

27. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Kinetic Modeling of Gas Phase Ethylene Polymerization with Silica Supported Metallocene Catalyst and Determination of Kinetic Parameters using Differential Evolution Algorithm”, International Journal of Polymers and Technologies, 2011, 3 (2), 109-115.

28. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Kinetic Parameter Estimation of Ethylene Polymerization with Cp2ZrCl2–MAO Catalytic System using Differential Evolution”, Proceedings of International Symposium & 64th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2011), December 27-29, 2011 Bangalore, India.

29. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Studies on Ethylene Polymerization with Metallocene/Methylaluminoxane Catalysts: Mechanism and effects of reaction conditions”, Proceedings of APA National Conference (PSE – 2010) on Advances in Polymer Science & Engineering: Emerging Dimensions, November 26-27, 2010, Chandigarh, India.

30. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and simulation of constrained geometry titanocene catalyzed ethylene/norbornene copolymerization “Proceedings of International Symposium and 62nd Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2009), December 27-30, 2009, Visakhapatnam, India.

31. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Simulation of High Performance Polyolefin Production: Applications of homogeneous and supported (nBuCp)2ZrCl2 in ethylene polymerization”, Proceedings of APA International Conference (Poly – 2009) on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, December 17-20, 2009, New Delhi, India.

32. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Simulation of Metal Catalyzed Gas Phase Propylene Polymerization using Aspen Polymer Plus “Proceedings of International Symposium and 61st Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2008), December 27-30, 2008, Chandigarh, India.

33. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Recent Advances in Olefin Polymerization: Applications of Constrained Geometry Single Site Catalysts”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering Operations and Process in Chemical and Allied Industries, 5 – 6 Feb. 2008, GGU, Bilaspur, India.

34. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Modeling and Simulation Trends in Polymer Processing”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering Operations and Process in Chemical and Allied Industries, 5 – 6 Feb. 2008, GGU, Bilaspur, India.

35. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Metallocene Catalysts in Olefin Polymerization: Present State of the Art”, Proceedings of APA International Conference (Poly – 2008) on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, January 28 – 31 2008, New Delhi, India.

36. Prakash

, N. and A. K. Sharma, “Mathematical Modeling in Metallocene Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization”, Proceedings of APA International Conference (Poly – 2008) on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, 28 – 31 Jan. 2008, New Delhi, India.

Research

# Research Interests #

* Process Engineering; Modeling; Simulation and Optimization
* Polymer Science and Engineering
* Reaction Engineering
* Process Dynamics and Control
* Artificial Neural Networks
* Catalysis

# Sponsored Projects #

1. University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi India, Major Research Project of Rs. 2, 00, 000, 2013-2015.

# Supervision of Masters (ME) Dissertation & Undergraduate (BE/B.Tech.) Thesis #

ME Dissertation – 2
BE Thesis – 7

# Supervision of Project Work #

Supervised 260+ students for their Projects (Study oriented projects, Computer projects, Design projects, Special projects, Professional Practice, Research Practice; Course projects of Polymer Technology, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals and Petroleum Reservoir Engineering).

# Reviewer for Research Articles of International Journals #

o American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Journal (AIChEJ)
o International Journal of Industrial Chemistry (IJIC); Springer
o American Journal of Polymer Science
o International Journal of Materials Engineering
o Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
o Science and Technology

# Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Programmes Organized #

1. Organizing Faculty Member, Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS Pilani, April, 2006.
2. Organizing Committee Member, National Conference on Environmental Conservation (NCEC-2006),
BITS Pilani, September 1-3, 2006.
3. Resource Faculty, Academic Refresher Course Programme–III (Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering) for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, November 06–December 05, 2006.
4. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-4 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, December 08, 2006–January 09, 2007.
5. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-5 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, January 12–February 13, 2007.
6. Committee Member, Seminar on University-Industry Linkages held at BITS, Pilani organized by Practice School Division,
BITS, Pilani, Supported by UGC, New Delhi and CEL & TBI, BITS, Pilani, 9-11 March, 2007, Pilani, India .
7. Organizing Committee Member,
Conference on Photonic Polymers: Materials, Devices and Applications (PPMDA-2008), BITS Pilani, 03-04 April, 2008.
8. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-6 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, January 07–February 03, 2009.
9. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-7 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, February 04–March 03, 2009.
10. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-8 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, March 14–April 10, 2009.
11. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-9 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, June 29–July 24, 2009.
12. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-10 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, August 13-September 09, 2009.
13. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-1 for the Employees of Bharat Aluminum Company Limited,
Korba, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, February 26-March 25, 2010.
14. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-11 for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, June 21-July 19, 2010.
15. Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering-2 for the Employees of Bharat Aluminum Company Limited,
Korba, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, June 25-July 22, 2010.
16. Organizing Committee Member, Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012),
BITS Pilani, Pilani, March 23-24, 2012.
17. Organizing Committee Member, 8th Annual Session of Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON-2012),
BITS Pilani, Pilani, September 21-22, 2012.
18. Organizing Committee Member & Resource Faculty, Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2013), BITS Pilani, Pilani, March 22-23, 2013.
19. Committee Member,
MADHURAM 2015, SLIET Longowal. 13-14 April, 2015.
23. Committee Member,
TECHFEST 2016, SLIET Longowal. 14-15 April, 2016.
24. Organizing Committee Member, National Seminar on “Chemical Industry in India: Opportunities and Challenges” (CIIOC-2016),
SLIET, Longowal, 22-23 September 2016, Sangrur, India.

# Seminars/Symposia/Workshops/Conferences Attended #

1. International Short Term Course -2016 on Natural Smart Materials for Biomedical Applications Under GIAN, held at Dr B R Ambedkar N. I.T., Jalandhar, 7 – 11 November, 2016, Jalandhar, India.
2. Workshop on Statistical Techniques using SPSS, held at SLIET, Longowal, 6 October 2016, Sangrur, India.
3. National Seminar on “Chemical Industry in India: Opportunities and Challenges” (CIIOC-2016), held at SLIET, Longowal, 22-23 September 2016, Sangrur, India.
4. Training Workshop on ‘MATLAB Fundamentals’,
held at SLIET, Longowal, 3-5 Dec 2015, Sangrur, India.
5. Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2013), held at BITS Pilani, 22-23 March 2013, Pilani, India.
6. Annual Meeting of America Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE-2012), held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
7. 8th Annual Session of Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON-2012), held at BITS Pilani, 21-22 September, 2012, Pilani, India.
8. National Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE – 2012), held at BITS Pilani, 23-24 March, 2012, Pilani, India.
9. International Symposium & 64th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2011), held at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore, 27-29 December, 2011, Bangalore, India.
10. International Conference (Poly – 2009) on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi organized jointly by ‘Asian Polymer Association’ and ‘Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi ‘, 17– 20 December, 2009, New Delhi, India.
11. Academia Industry Interface held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, organized by ‘Petrotech Society’, 13-14 January, 2009, New Delhi, India.
12. International Symposium and 61st Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2008), held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, 27-30 December, 2008, Chandigarh, India.
13. Photonic Polymers: Materials,
Devices and Applications (PPMDA-2008), held at BITS Pilani, 03-04 April, 2008, Pilani, India.
14. International Conference (Poly–2008) on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi organized jointly by ‘Asian Polymer Association’ and ‘Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi ‘, 28–31 January, 2008, New Delhi, India.
15. Summer School Programme on Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, held at Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon organized by ‘Petrotech Society’, 25–30 June, 2007, New Delhi, India.
16. Seminar on University-Industry Linkages held at BITS, Pilani organized by Practice School Division, BITS, Pilani, Supported by UGC, New Delhi and CEL & TBI, BITS, Pilani, 9-11 March, 2007, Pilani, India.
17. National Conference on Environmental Conservation (NCEC-2006), held at BITS Pilani, 1-3 Sep. 2006, Pilani, India.