Prof. Sirshendu De received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1997. His doctoral work established fundamental insights into the flux prediction of membrane systems. He is involved in fundamental as well as applied research in membrane systems. He had joined IIT Kharagpur in 1997 as a visiting lecturer and today he continues to serve the department as a professor
Prof. De is currently working upon drinking water purification technologies, low cost industrial wastewater treatment, affordable healthcare device development, processing of various medicinal herbs and fruit juices and extensive mathematical and computational modeling of transport processes
Prof. De has published over 215 international journals, he is the holder of 15 patents, has authored 7 books and has 4 technology transfers to his credit. He is the recipient of various awards, notably, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, DST Lockheed Martin Gold Medal, NASI Reliance Platinum Jubilee Award, Herdilia Award to name a few. He is also Fellow of National Academy of Science and Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. De had guided nine PhD students who are now in distinguished positions all over India and abroad. Currently he is advising ten PhD scholars in various fields of research and development.