Dr. Jai Prakash Gupta (Director)

Ph.D. (Pennsylvania University, USA)
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Phone: +91-535-2211666,
Fax: +91-535-2211888, +91+0535 2217456
E-mail: jpg@iitk.ac.in
International Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Bhopal gar Tragedy
“Bhopal & its Effects on Process Safety, Dec 1-3, 2004”


        B. Tech (IIT Kanpur, 1966)
        MSE (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1967)
        PhD (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA 1971)


  • Research Engineer, UOP, Des Plaines, USA (1967-68)
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania (1971-72)
  • Asst. Prof., Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur (1973-82)
  • Professor, IIT Kanpur (1982 – 2010)
  • Head, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur (1995-98)
  • Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli

Other assignments:

  • Diplomat, (Sc. & Tech.) Embassy of India, Washington DC (1988-91)
  • India’s Delegate to the United Nations (1989)
  • UNDP Expert, PLAPIQUI, Argentina (1983)
  • Member, Board of Governors, and Finance Committee, IIT Kanpur (1986-87)
  • Offered Director’s Post, ISM Dhanbad, 2001
  • Director-General, Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute, Gandhinagar (2006 –07)
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Mexico, Mexico City (1975)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Michigan (1982-83)
  • EPSRC Visiting Fellow, Loughborough University, U.K. (2001-02)
  • Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University, USA (2002-03)
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole des Mines d’Ales, France (2004)
  • Visiting Professor, National Yunlin Univ. of Sc. And Tech, Taiwan (2006)
  • Sr. Scientist, EER Corp., Virginia, USA (1993-95)
  • Instructor, Short courses in Oman, U.K., Finland, India
  • Member, Governing Council, Thapar Institute of Technology (2001 – 03)
  • Visitor’s Nominee, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (2001 – 04)
  • Member, IIT Kanpur V-Year Plan Committee
  • Secretary, Alumni Association, IIT Kanpur
  • Consultant to Larsen & Toubro (Mumbai), Joseph Oat Corp. (USA)
  • Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who and International Biographical Centre, Cambridge

Research interests, Publications, etc.:

Process safety, risk analysis, process intensification, heat transfer, continuing engineering education. Published/ presented over one hundred twenty papers. Authored/ edited 6 books. Participated in conferences and delivered seminars worldwide, including at the World Bank. Keynote Lecture UNESCO Conference, Paris. Member, Editorial Board, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, UK, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (Elsevier, Netherlands), Int. Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (Inderscience, Switzerland). Evaluated PhD theses, research proposals, faculty performance for promotion for universities in Australia, Malaysia, India, Nigeria, Finland and Oman. Successfully organised an International Conference ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy and its Effects on Process Safety’, December 1-3, 2004, I.I.T., Kanpur with participation from 26 countries. Conducted short courses in India, Oman, Finland


Merit Scholarship all 5 years at IIT Kanpur during B. tech studies. Best Outgoing Student and Best Project Awards in Chemical Engineering (IIT Kanpur); University Fellowships at the Universities of Michigan and Pennsylvania, USA ; Hutchinson Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers, U.K. for Best Paper published in their journal in ‘02 (Jointly with Dr. David Edwards). IPCL Award for Safety and Hazard Management in Petrochemical Industry by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007