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Dr. Hiralal Pramanik
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT BHU.
Area of Interest: 
•Fuel cell –DAFC, PEMFC, URFC & Microfluidic Fuel cell •Electrochemical Engineering •Energy Engineering• Petroleum Refinery Engg, Biodiesel & Pyrolysis

Teaching Experience:

  •  Associate Professor, IIT(BHU), 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, IIT (BHU), 2005-2015
  • Lecturer , UPES, Dehradun, 2005

Sponsored/Consultancy/Institute  Projects:
1. DST, New Delhi (UNDER SERC FAST TRACK PROPOSAL FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS), “Development of Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell for the Direct use of Ethanol as   Fuel  for Power Generation”, 24.69 Lakh, (2013-2016); PI.
2.  Institute Research Project (For Individual Faculty) on "Development of Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC) for In-Situ Production of Hydrogen and Electricity", 14.47 Lakh,(2017-2019); PI.
3. CERD, IIT(BHU) Sponsored Project on " Development of high temperature direct alcohol fuel cell (DAFC) for power generation",        7 Lakh, (2016-17), PI.
4. Institute Project under the scheme Sprouting Grant for Faculty on "Energy", 15 Lakh, (2014-2015); PI.
5. UGC, New Delhi sponsored project Under “Joint Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiatives on “Energy”,1.25 Crores,  (2012-2014); (Co-PI).
6. UGC (Minor Project Grant), “Modeling on Direct Ethanol fuel Cell (DEFC)” , 0.5 Lakh, (2008-2010); PI.
7. MHRD, Govt. of India     Under FAST Scheme “Centre for Energy and Resources Development “   2.44 Crores, (2014-16); Co-PI.

Research Interests:

  • Fuel cell –DAFC, PEMFC, URFC & Microfluidic Fuel cell
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Biodiesel & Pyrolysis


1.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “A Study on Process Parameters of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 85                      (2007) 781-785.

2.       Pramanik, H., Wragg, A. A., Basu, S., “Studies of some operating parameters   and cyclic voltammetry for a direct ethanol fuel cell”                              Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 38 (2008)1321-1328.
3.       Basu, S., Agarwal, A., Pramanik, H., “Improvement in performance of a direct ethanol fuel cell: Effect of sulfuric acid and Ni-mesh”                             Electrochemistry Communications, 10 (2008) 1254–1257.
4.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Modeling and experimental validation of overpotentials of a direct ethanol fuel cell”,Chem. Engg. and Process,                   49 (2010) 635-642.
5.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Cyclic Voltammetry of Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) using Pt based electrocatalysts on a Nafion-bonded                     Carbon Electrode for Direct Ethanol Fuel cell”, Indian Chemical Engineer  53(3) (2011)124-135.
6.       Jazie Ali A., Sinha A. S. K., Pramanik H.,” Optimization of biodiesel production from peanut and rapeseed oils using response surface                          methodology,” International Journal of Biomass and Renewables,1(2)(2012) 2289– 1492.
7.       Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K.,” Egg shell as eco-friendly  catalyst for transesterification of rapeseed oil: optimization for biodiesel                production,” International Journal of Sustainable Development and Green Economics,  2 (1) (2013) 2315 – 4721.
8.    Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K., “Egg shell waste-catalyzed transesterific-ation of mustard oil: optimization using response  surface               methodology (RSM),” 2012 2nd International Conference on Power and  Energy Systems (ICPES 2012), DOI: 10.7763/IPCSIT.2012.V56.10,               IPCSIT   vol. 56 (2012) © IACSIT Press, Singapore, 2012.
9.    Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K. “ Transesterification of peanut   and    rapesheed oils using waste of animal bone as cost effective                catalyst” Mater Renew Sutain Energy (2013) 2:1, DOI 10.1007/s40243-013-0011-4.
10.     Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., Jain, V., Srikanth, P.V.K., “Electrooxidation Study of Methanol in a Laminar Flow Membraneless Microfluidic                  Fuel  Cell-A Review”, ICONCE-2014, IEEE ;2014, p-220-223, DOI:10.1109/ICONCE.2014.6808723.
11.     Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., “Electrooxidation Study of Ethanol in  Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell at Low Loading of Electrode-catalyst”             International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 6(2) (2015) 90-94.
12.     Suroshe, P., Pramanik, H.,  “Recovery of Valuable Bio-oil and Char via Pyrolysis of Sugarcane Bagasse” International Journal of Chemical              and Environmental Engineering, 6(3) (2015) 137-141.
13.     Pawankumar, S. , Pardhikar,S., Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation Study of Acetic Acid at Low Temperature in Membraneless Microfluidic Fuel               Cell for Portable Power Application” Journal of Modern Chemistry & Chemical Technology, 7(1) (2016) 58-66.
14.     Rathoure, A.K., Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation study of methanol using H2O2 and air as mixed oxidant at cathode in air breathing microfluidic            fuel cell” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(2016) 15287-15294.
15.     Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., “Electrooxidation study of NaBH4 in a membraneless microfluidic fuel cell with air breathing cathode for                        portable  power application” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,  42(2017)5340-5350.
16.     Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H., “Production and characterization of pyrolysis oil using waste polyethylene in a semi batch reactor” Indian Journal of           Chemical Technology, (Accepted) 2017.
17.      Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H.,”A novel approach of solid waste management via    aromatization using multiphase catalytic pyrolysis of waste                     polyethylene”  Waste Management, 71 (2018) 86–96.