Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow

Name : Dr. Pravin G. Ingole, FMASc.
Designation : Sr. Scientist
Qualification : Ph.D. PDF at KIER South Korea.
Contact Details : Chemical Engineering Group, ESTD, CSIR-North East institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat-785006, Assam, India.
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Research Interest
  • Thin film composite (TFC) and Thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membrane synthesis
  • Separation processes like, Enantiomer separation, Gas separation etc.
  • Polymer surface modification
  • Applications to water and wastewater
  • Membrane fouling
  • Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO)
  • Membrane technology
  • Hybrid separation and reaction/separation systems
  • Low cost & high performance technologies
  • Research Scientist at Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea.
  • Research fellow at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  • R&D chemist at INDOCO REMEDIES LTD, Thane, Navi Mumbai, India.
  • Reviewer: 1. Journal of Membrane Science, 2. Journal of Material Chem. A, 3. Chemical Engineering Journal, 4. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 5. Chirality, 6. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 7. RSC Advances, 8. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 9. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 10. Desalination, 11. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 12. Korean J Chem. Eng. 13. Analytical Methods, 14. Polymer Bulletin, 15. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, 17. Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, 18. Vacuum, etc.
  • Projects reviewer: Europe Science Foundation
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications: 83
    1. S. Karki, M.B. Gohain, D. Yadav, N.R. Thakare, R.R. Pawar, S. Hazarika, Pravin G. Ingole*, Building rapid water transport channels within thin-film nanocomposite membranes based on 2D mesoporous nanosheets. Desalination 547 (2023) 116222. (IF = 11.211).
    2. S. Karki, Pravin G. Ingole*, Development of polymer-based new high performance thin-film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes by vapor phase interfacial polymerization for the removal of heavy metal ions. Chem. Eng. J. 446 (2022) 137303. (IF = 16.744).
    3. D. Yadav, M.B. Gohain, S. Karki, Pravin G. Ingole*, A Novel Approach for the Development of Low-Cost Polymeric Thin-Film Nanocomposite Membranes for the Biomacromolecule Separation. ACS Omega 7 (2022) 47967−47985. (IF = 4.132).
    4. Pravin G. Ingole*, Inner-coated highly selective thin film nanocomposite hollow fiber membranes for the mixture gas separation. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 140 (9) (2023) e53553. (I.F. = 3.125)
    5. M.B. Gohain, D. Yadav, S. Karki, A. Yadav, N.R. Thakare, S. Hazarika, H.K. Lee, Pravin G. Ingole*, Development of Antifouling Thin-Film Composite/Nanocomposite Membranes for Removal of Phosphate and Malachite Green Dye. Membranes 12 (2022) 768. (IF = 4.562).
    6. O. Choi, Pravin G. Ingole, C.H. Park, Precision-aiming tuning of membranes prepared by NIPS and its performance enhancement. Journal of Cleaner Production 365 (2022) 132858. (IF = 11.072).
    7. D. Yadav, S. Karki, Pravin G. Ingole*, Current advances and opportunities in the development of nanofiltration (NF) membranes in the area of wastewater treatment, water desalination, biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications. J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 10 (2022) 108109. (IF = 7.97).
    8. D. Yadav, S. Karki, Pravin G. Ingole*, Nanofiltration (NF) Membrane Processing in the Food Industry. Food Engineering Reviews, 14 (2022) 579–595. (IF = 6.738).
    9. S. Karki, M. Borpatra Gohain, D. Yadav, Pravin G. Ingole*, Nanocomposite and bio-nanocomposite polymeric materials/membranes development in energy and medical sector: A review. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 193 (2021) 2121-2139 (IF = 8.025).
    10. O. Choi, S. Karki, R.R. Pawar, S. Hazarika, Pravin G. Ingole*, A new perspective of functionalized MWCNT incorporated thin film nanocomposite hollow fiber membranes for the separation of various gases. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (2021) 104774 (IF = 7.97).
Total No. of Patents: 06
  • Kripal Singh, Hari C. Bajaj, Pravin G. Ingole. L-enantiomers selective membrane for optical resolution of α-amino acids and process for the preparation thereof. Patent Number: US Patent No. US 20150005530 A1.
  • Kripal Singh, Hari C. Bajaj. Pravin G. Ingole. International PCT granted, Title: A method for preparation enantioselective composite membrane. Patent Number(s): WO2010/109490-A1; IN200900629-I1; KR2012012801-A; CN102438734-A.
  • H.K. Lee, W.K. Choi, K.H. Kim, Pravin G. Ingole, Thin film composite membrane and manufacturing method thereof. Korean Patent No.: 10-2014-0039298.
  • H.K. Lee, W.K. Choi, K.H. Kim, Pravin G. Ingole, Polyamide thin-film composite membrane with dicarboxylic acid, and manufacturing method thereof. Korean Patent No.: 10-2014-0158559.
  • I.H. Baek, H.K. Lee, J.K. You, W. Choi, L. Hui, Pravin G. Ingole, Hollow fiber membrane comprising derivatives of transition metal-salen for separating oxygen and manufacturing method thereof. Korean Patent No.: 10-2015-0151806.
  • Technology transfer regarding water vapor removing using polymeric membrane from mixture gas to The DAEIL AQUA CO., LTD Daejeon, South Korea, Jan 2015.
Invited Talks
  • Pravin G. Ingole, "Role of nanomaterials in polymer chemistry for the development of polymeric membranes". Invited talk at the International Conference on Advances in Chemical and Physical Sciences for the Sustainable Development (ICACPSSD- 2022), organized by Loknete Gopinathji Munde Arts, Commerce and Science College, Mandangad, Dist. Ratnagiri (MS) India, on dated 28th April 2022.
  • Pravin G. Ingole, "Polymeric Membranes: Sustainable future for clean water and environmental protection". Invited talk at ACS Environment & Sustainability Event, INSA, New Delhi, India from November 6-8th, 2022 hosted in collaboration with the Indian National Science Academy [INSA], Indian Institute of Science [IISc] & Delhi Technological University-ACS Student Chapter.
  • Pravin G. Ingole, "Role of modern materials in membrane science and technology for the industrial applications: A novel approach". Invited talk in the National Conference on Modern Evolution in Chemical and Material Sciences (MEMCS-23) organized by the Department of Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry, Parul Institute of Applied Sciences, Parul University, Vadodara on January 6 & 7, 2023.  
Awards and Fellowships

  • “Springer Best Paper Award” to the paper entitled, “Development of Low-Cost Membrane Separation Technologies”, in North-East Research Conclave and Assam Biotech Conclave 2022 (NERC-2022) at IIT-Guwahati, 20-22 May 2022.
  • Elected as a Young Associate of Maharashtra Academy of Science year 2020.
  • Senior Member of the International Academy of Science, USA.
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Membership ID: 711097
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS) Membership No:  31481936
  • 2016 Korea Institute of Energy Research Excellence Researcher Award for outstanding performance and exceptional commitment. Date 17th Nov 2016 (Award as Certificate and 1000,000 KRW cash amount).
  • 2015 Korea Institute of Energy Research Excellence Researcher Award for outstanding performance and exceptional commitment. Date 15th Dec 2015 (Award as Certificate and 200,000 KRW cash amount).
  • 2014 Korea Institute of Energy Research Excellence Researcher Award for outstanding performance and exceptional commitment. Date 10th Dec 2014 (Award as Certificate and 800,000 KRW cash amount).
  • IRISH Government Post Doctoral Fellowship Award (2014), Ireland.
  • Selected on the PBC Program for Fellowships for Outstanding Post-doctoral Researchers from China and India - 2013/2014 in Israel.
  • Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowships - Research Award 2013/2014, Isreal.
  • Selected as Dr. DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow, 2012/2013 UGC India
  • Best research scholar award AGRSM-VI, MS University Baroda, India 2010.