Devang Khakhar is Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), in Mumbai, India.
He obtained a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) in 1981 and his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA in 1986.
He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 1987, and has been with the institute since then. He served as Professor-in-Charge of IIT Bombay’s Continuing Education Program (2001-02), as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (2002-04), and has been the Dean of Faculty Affairs since 2005.
His research interests include: dynamics of particulate systems, polymerization of rigid molecules and fluid mixing. He has published and presented over 150 papers, including papers in Nature and Science.
His research achievements were recognized by the Bhatnagar Prize (1997) and the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (1998). He is also a recipient of IIT Bombay’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” and the “Mathur Award for Research Excellence”.
Devang Khakhar delivered the Welcome Address at the 4th International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, held at the IIT Bombay in April 2013.