Dr. Vikas Mittal
Dr. Vikas Mittal Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Vikas Mittal received his PhD degree in 2006 from Department of Materials and Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Afterwards, he was employed at SunChemical, UK as materials scientist and at BASF, Germany as polymer engineer. Dr. Mittal joined the Petroleum Institute (now part of Khalifa University) as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2010 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor rank in 2013. He has also worked as Department Deputy Chair and Department Associate Chair during this duration. He has been an active researcher in the field of polymer nanotechnology and its applications in various streams. He has published more than 125 peer reviewed papers on these subjects, along with 40 edited and authored books.

Education
  • PhD, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
  • MTech, Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Inida)
  • BTech, Chemical Engineering, Punjab Technical University (India)
Teaching Areas
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Nanostructured polymeric (and composite) coatings for corrosion protection
  • Novel polymer (and hybrid) membranes for gas treatment
  • Nanocomposites and bio-nanocomposites for diverse applications
  • Nanostructured materials for adsorption (gases, oil, dyes, and phenols) as well as energy storage, such as N- and P-doped graphene, graphene/metal oxide nanoparticles and graphene cryogels