DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC & POLYMER ENGINEERING

ABOUT

Polymer Engineering uses the theory and knowledge of Chemical Engineering/Technology to solve various problems involving the production and use of polymers. Polymer engineers use the principles of plant design, process design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to develop new products. Polymer engineers also supervise the production process of plastic and other polymers. Under their supervision, plastic moulders and technicians carry out the shop floor manufacturing processes. In recent times, polymer has become the most rapidly growing sector of the materials industry. As polymer production has grown, so has the number of people who work in this field.

It has been estimated that about 50 percent of the chemical engineers and chemists in the United States work in the polymer industry. Furthermore, in India the demand of polymer engineers is increasing with opening of more and more new polymer industries. The Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering (PPE) is one of the prestigious departments in the institution and currently having one Undergraduate Programme. The department possesses dedicated staff and well developed laboratories with modern sophisticated instruments.

VISION

Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering aspires to achieve excellence by imparting education and training to develop young technocrats as multidimensional personalities for the service of mankind.

MISSION

  • To impart quality education to the aspiring students for fulfilling technological and societal needs by providing State of–the-art infrastructural facilities and competent faculties..
  • To impart quality education to the aspiring students for fulfilling technological and societal needs by providing Practical training to face challenges of modern plastic and polymer industries

Department Of Plastic & Polymer Engineering

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Room no :227

Department of Plastic & Polymer Engineering

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad

Landline no: 240-2375260
Email: hodppe.mitt@mit.asia

Mon – Fri 08:00A.M. – 03:00 P.M.

Sat   10:15A.M. – 05:15 P.M.

 

MESSAGE FROM HOD

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering. This Department was established in the year of 2001 to meet the ever-increasing demand of polymer technologists. The career scope of polymer engineering includes various posts in polymer industries, academic research institutions and national laboratories. The department not only endeavours for excellence but also enhances the absolute knowledge, power of analysis and problem-solving aptitudes through students. With the help of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculties, the department aims to enrich the students with strong foundation in polymer engineering and its applications which in turn will help them to find placement in the job market and also equip them for further higher studies and independent research. In matters of teaching, research & development, the department has always tried to strike a balance between design and experiments on one hand, and theory and computational aspects on the other. In addition, our department is also bestowed with “MIT-Centre for Advanced Materials Research and Technology (M-CAMRT) and MIT-Center for Industry Relevance in Polymer Science and Technology (M-CIP)” centers especially for advanced research, characterization of materials, plastic processing and allied works. This provides direct exposure for the students to higher education and plastic industries. Our alumni are spread all over the world and shine and excel in various fields of polymer technology. Study in this area not only defines your carrier as polymer engineer but also establishes a defined personality with a scientific outlook and problem-solving aptitude into you. Wish you Good Luck and All the Best!

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Graduates will have technical skills for the corporate world in the areas of materials, processing, design, quality and R & D using their knowledge of science and core engineering courses.
• Graduates will have strong communication skills and personality development etiquettes with a lifelong learning attitude.
• Graduates will have professional work ethics and responsibility for personal & professional growth.
• Graduates will have the ability to conscious on the issues of social concern through a meaningful linkage with the society.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

PO1:

Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2:

Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first of mathematics, natural science and engineering sciences.

PO3:

Design & Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety and the cultural ,societal and environmental considerations.

PO4:

Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5:

Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6:

The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7:

Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8:

Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9:

Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10:

Communication: Communicate Effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11:

Project management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12:

Life-Long Learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

• Explain the fundamental elements of polymer materials, synthesis, testing, characterization, processing techniques, economics and management to develop the intellectual capabilities & alternative solution strategies.
• Emphasize basic engineering principle to demonstrate skills of product & mould designing as well as design industrial polymerization processes required by the corporate world.
• Provide students with opportunities to design and conduct chemical engineering experiments and apply the basis of chemical engineering to design systems, components and chemical processes to meet specific needs and constraints.

MoU Details

S.no

Name of Organization/ Industry

Date of Signing MoU

Type of MoU- Training/ education/ research….

Major Objectives

Activities Performed

01

Shimadzu Asia Pacific

10/1/2019

Training and research 

Instruments maintenance & support during various training programmes

6 Day Faculty development program on Advanced Analytical Testing & Characterization during 2nd July – 7th July 2018

02

Shimadzu Asia Pacific

21/07/2014

Training and research

Instruments maintenance & support during various training programmes

  • 6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” Date: 20/02/2017 to 25/02/2017

 

  • 6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” Date: 01/02/2016 to 06/02/2016 

 

  • 4 day workshop on “Analytical Testing & Characterization “  Date:     31st August – 3rd September 2015

 

Faculty Publication

Year: 2018 – 2019

S.no

Name of Faculty

Title of Paper

Details of Conference/ Journal

National/ International

01

Dr. Ayan Dey 

Adsorptive removal of alcohols from aqueous solutions by N-tertiary-butylacrylamide (NtBA) and acrylic acid co-polymer gel

 

Materials Today Communications

 

International

 

02

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Layered double hydroxide based bionanocomposites

 

Applied Clay Science

 

International

 

03

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Investigation of properties of cement mortar incorporating pond ash – An environmental sustainable material

 

Construction and Building Materials 

 

International

04

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Stress-strain characteristics of brick masonry prepared with pond ash in cement mortar under uniaxial compressive strength

 

European Chemical Bulletin

International

Year: 2017 – 2018

01

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Enhancement of Plastic Stage Properties of Self Compacting Concrete Using Nano Composite Particles

 

International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering

International

02

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

Electrolyte and current density determines the fate of electrodeposited polythiophene from waveguide to photovoltaics

 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

 

International

03

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Microstructure Study And Strength Behavior Of Cement Mortar Incorporating Pond Ash 

 

Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative

International

04

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Laboratory Investigation of Portland Pozzolona Cement (PPC) with Hot Mix Plant Filler Material (HMPFM)

 

International Journal of Management, Technology and Engineering

 

International

05

Dr. Ayan Dey 

Influence of a biobased reagent on properties of industrial resin for printing ink application vis-à-vis comparison with standard commercial resin

 

Polymers from Renewable Resources

International

06

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

Carbon Black‐Filled Nitrile Rubber Composite as a Flexible Electrode for Electrochemical Synthesis of Supercapacitive Polyaniline

 

Polymer Composites

 

International

Year: 2016 – 2017

01

Dr. Ayan Dey 

Synthesis of poly (ethylene glycol) di-itaconate and investigation of its influence on acrylamide based hydrogels meant for water treatment

 

Polymer

 

International

02

Dr. Ayan Dey

Exploration of carboxymethyl guargum grafted hyperbranched poly (acrylic acid) as a scaffold for silver nanoparticles for ultrafast and selective sensing of Hg (II)

 

New Journal of Chemistry

 

International

03

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

A New Insight in Determining the Percolation Threshold of Electrical Conductivity for Extrinsically

Conducting Polymer Composites through Different Sigmoidal Models

 

Polymers

 

International

04

Ms. Aarti Mulay

Esterification of maleic acid and butanol using cationic exchange resin as catalyst

 

Journal of Chemical Sciences

 

International

05

Dr. Ayan Dey

Tuning of the swelling and dye removal efficacy of poly (acrylamide-AMPS) based smart hydrogel

 

Separation Science and Technology 

 

International

06

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Polystyrene-grafted wollastonite nanofiller for styrene butadiene rubber nanocomposite: rheological, thermal and mechanical studies

 

Polymer Bulletin

 

International

07

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Advanced Microemulsion Synthesis and Characterization of Wollastonite (CaSiO3) /Polystyrene One Dimensional Nano-rods with Core-Shell Structures 

 

Particuology

 

International

08

Mr. Y. G. Thakare

MMA/BA copolymer with high solid contents emulsion for waterborne coatings

 

International Journal of Research Publications in Engineering and Technology

International

09

Mr. Y. G. Thakare

Copolymerization of MMA/BA for high solid content acrylic latex applied as a binder in surface coating

International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

International

10

Mr. Y. G. Thakare

Synthesis of High Solid Content Acrylic Resin by Emulsion Polymerization used as a Binder in Surface Coating

International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology

International

11

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Optimize Properties of Concrete with Silica Fume

MAYFEB Journal of Materials Science

International

12

Mr. Mujahid A. Ansari,

Plastics Product Design and Analysis

 

International Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering

International

13

Aastha P. Chakraborty,

Eggshell as Calcium Supplement Tablet

International Journal of Animal Biotechnology and Applications

International

14

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

Electrodeposition of nanostructured silver particles and it’s composite with polyaniline on flexible electrode

Journal of Basic and Applied Research International

International

15

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

Synthesis of MnO2 nanoparticle and its effective utilization as UV protector for outdoor high voltage polymeric insulator used in power transmission line

 

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

 

International

16

Dr. Subhendu Bhandari

Synthesis of graphene-like ultrathin polyaniline and its post-polymerization coating on nanosilica leading towards superhydrophobicity of composites

 

Chemical Engineering Journal

 

International

17

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Surfactin-functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate) as an eco-friendly nano-adsorbent: from size-controlled scalable fabrication to adsorptive removal of inorganic and organic pollutants

 

RSC Advances 

 

International

 

Student Publications

Year: 2016-17

S.no

Name of Student

 

Title of Paper

Details of Conference/ Journal

National/ International

01

SrushtiWadekar, Priyanka Gaikwad, Sujata Shinde

Plastics Product Design and Analysis

 

International Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering

International

 

02

Nemade S. N., Ambekar R. S., Patil B. R., Palakudtewar O. B.

Synthesis of High Solid Content Acrylic Resin by Emulsion Polymerization used as a Binder in Surface Coating

International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology

International

 

 

Department Achievements

Sr. No.

Title

Name of achiever

2018-19

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Vikram Mane 

A research project entitled “Sonochemical synthesis of polyacrylonitrile based activated carbon grafted layered double hydroxide: ecofriendlynanoadsorbents for removal of toxic pollutants from drinking and industrial wastewater” amounting Rs. 73,98,200/- has been sanctioned from Nanomission, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Dr. A. Chatterjee (PI) & Dr. S. Bhandari (Co-PI) 

2017-18

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Prathamesh Trivedi  

2016-17

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Satish Chopade 

National conference on “Materials for Advanced Technology & Application” on 20th & 21st September 2016 sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India and All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)

Convenor: Dr. A. Chatterjee 

Organizing Secretary: Ms. A. H. Mulay 

Student Achievements

Year: 2018-19

S.no

Name of Student

Name of Event

Level- Local/ state/ national/ international

Position Secured

01

Shweta Upganlewar and Chinmay Zinge

 

Poster Presentation(REACT-2019)

 

National 

First  prize

 

02

Pravin Waghmode and Chirag Shah 

“Plastic in Packaging” technical quiz competition  

National

Second prize 

Year: 2017-18

01

Deepak Prajapati and Geetanjali Tiwari

 

National Conference 2017,Rangotsav

 

National 

Second research prize

 

02

Prathamesh Trivedi and Chandrakant Mane

 

National Level Technical Quiz Competition,P-Pack

 

National 

Second  prize

 

03

Kiran Thakare

 

Robowar at VJTI, Mumbai 

 

National 

Second  prize

 

04

Pravin Waghmode

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

Local

First  prize

 

05

Sachin Shelar and Lokesh Mohod

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

Local

Second  prize

 

06

Jay Patel, Mohd. Yasin and Ashish Kulkarni

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

Local 

Third prize 

07

Kiran Thakare

 

PRAGYA-2018,organized by SGGS Nanded

National 

Second  prize

 

08

Bhagyesh Chavan and Akshay Pawar

National Conference: APC-Rangotsav-2018

National 

Second  prize

 

Year: 2016-17: NIL 

Events Organized

Sr. No

Title of Event/ workshop/ STTP/ FDP

Duration (Dates)

Faculty/ Student

Level- institutelevel/ State Level/ National Level

Year: 2018-19

01

6 Day Faculty development program on Advanced Analytical Testing & Characterization 

2nd July – 7th July 2018

Faculty and industry people 

State Level

Year: 2017-18

01

6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” 

20th February 2017 to 25th February 2017

 

Students 

Institute level

Year: 2016-17

01

6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” 

01st February 2016 to 06th February 2016

Students

Institute level

Year: 2015-16

01

4 day workshop on “Analytical Testing & Characterization “     

31st August – 3rd September 2015

 

Faculty and industry people 

State Level

02

5 day workshop for students on “Plastics Product Design & Modelling using CAD” 

 

1st – 6th March 2016.

Students

Institute level

 

 

 

  • List of Expert talk/ seminar year wise for last 3 years

 

S.no

Title seminar/ expert talk

Date

Name of Speaker

01

Rheology as characterization tool

9th Jan, 2017

Dr.Subhendu Bhattacharya,Shell Technology Centre,Bangalore

02

Plastics For A Sustainable Lifestyle: From Pollution To Solution

8th Oct, 2018

Dr. Sameer Joshi, Owner, Knoesis Industries, Pune.

03

Tyre Technology

7th Sept, 2018

Mr. Mohammed Junaid and Mr. Sonu Yadav,Senior Officer,QC Dept,BKT, Aurangabad

04

Basics of Chemistry

14th July, 2018

Mr. Abhijit Gurav,Asst Prof.BSH Dept,MIT,Aurangabad.

Industry Visits

Year: 2018-19

S.no

Name of Organization/ industry

Photograph ( provide photo in separate folder –‘industry visit’name them as per name of visit)

Class

No of Students visited

Date

01

Garware Polyester Pvt.Ltd,Aurangabad 

Available in folder 

Final Year

29 Students and 3 Faculties

11th Oct 2018

02

Sudarsshan Polyblends Pvt. Ltd. Aurangabad.

Available in folder

TY

37 Students and one Faculty

6th Oct 2018

Year: 2017-18

01

CIPET, Aurangabad

Available in folder

Final Year

30 Students and 2 Faculties

28 Sep 2017.

Year: 2016-17

01

Industrial exhibition visit to Plastivision 2017, Goregaon,Mumbai.

Available in folder

TY and Final Year

15 Students and 2 Faculties

19th to 23th Jan 2017

02

Balkrishna Tyres, Aurangabad.

Available in folder

Final Year

42 Students and 2 Faculties

16th Sept,2016

03

Industrial Tour to Plastindia 18, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Available in folder

TY and Final Year

23 Students and 2 Faculties

7th to 13th Feb 2017

04

Lyondell Basell Polyolefins Ind. Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad

Available in folder

TY

45 Students and 3 Faculties

8th April 2017