Dr. Femina Patel

Faculty Details


  • Designation : Professor
  • Qualification : Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
  • Experience : 3 Years
  • Area Of Interest : Heterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive Emission Control Technology, Waste Water Treatment Technology

Profile

Dr. Patel is currently working as Professor & Head in Chemical Engineering Department.

She has published more than 13 research papers in referred Journals/e-Procedia and presented 35 research papers in International & National Conferences/Proceedings. She has written two books and one book chapter. She has also published two Patents. She has organized various STTPs/Workshop. She has attended number of seminar/workshop/conference/ training and also served as a resource person for many such programmes. She has completed four Minor Research Project and Major Research Project (Rs. 30 Lakhs) funded by Nirma University.

She won OYChE Award, First Prize in Global Learning Initiative Project competition (Rs. 1 Lakh), ISTE - IPCL best M Tech Thesis in Chemical as a Guide for the year 2017 & 2012. The projects guided by her received various National Awards like Go Green Emission Awards (Rs. 2 Lakh - two times), International Young Scientist Awards for Best paper presentation, First Prize for Best paper presentation, won second prize (Blast Carboblocks/UHDE India Pvt. Ltd./Chemical Weekly Award) etc.

She is actively involved in consultancy, research and testing in the area of chemical engineering. Dr. Patel's research interests include Heterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive Emission Control Technology, Waste Water Treatment using Photo catalysts. She is a member of various prestigious organizations like ISTE, IIChE, SAE etc.


Total Experience18 Year
Educational QualificationPh.D. & M.E. Chemical Engineering 
Research AreaHeterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive Emission Control Technology, Urban Pollution Control Technology, Waste Water Treatment Technology
General information
DesignationProfessor
Phone9898538809
Cabin NoH-202
Emailfemina.patel@vgecg.ac.in


 

Academic Qualifications

Secondary Education: 

Exam

Name of Board

Month & Year

Marks

%

S.S.C

G.S.E.B

March-1993

576/700

82.29

 Higher Secondary Education: 

Exam

Name of Board

Month & Year

Marks

%

H.S.C

G.H.S.E.B

March-1995

646/800

80.75

Undergraduate Studies:

Discipline:                   Chemical Engineering

Duration:                     1995-1999

Institute:                      Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology, Nadiad.

University:                  Gujarat University

Marks:                         65.85%

Seminar Topic:            Biofertilizer

Project Topic:              Manufacturing of Ammonia 

Semester

Month & Year

Marks

%

I

December, 1995

397/700

56.71

II

May, 1996

460/750

61.33

III

November, 1996

500/800

62.50

IV

April, 1997

455/750

60.67

V

January, 1998

434/750

57.87

VI

April-May, 1998

458/750

61.07

VII

November, 1998

458/650

70.46

VIII

April, 1999

401/600

66.66

B.E. Chemical

April, 1999

1317/2000

65.85=66.00

(First class with Distinction)

Post Graduate Studies:

Discipline:                   Chemical Engineering

Duration:                     1999-2001

Institute:                      Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology, Nadiad.

University:                  Gujarat University 

Semester

Month & Year

Marks

%

I

November, 1999

312/500

62.20

II

April, 2000

377/500

75.40

III

April, 2001

327/500

65.40

M.E. Chemical

April, 2001

1016/1500

67.73

(First class with Distinction)

Project Topic: A waste calcium carbonate up gradation using carbonation process in bubble column reactor

Project Details: The basic objective of the project is to studies the kinetics of absorption of lean CO2 in a suspension of lime in 8.0 cm. I.D. bubble column. The experimental study includes varied variable to be consider for carrying out carbonation process. The experimental conditions are done by employing height to diameter ratio equal to 6, superficial gas velocity equal to 10 cm/s. Under these experimental conditions, required particle size less than 10 mm of calcium carbonate is obtained.

Doctoral Studies: Completed (January 2014)

Discipline:                   Chemical Engineering

Institute:                      Institute of Technology

University:                  Nirma University

Topic of Ph.D.: Synthesis and characterization of perovskite based catalysts for automotive CO oxidation

Semester

Month & Year

CPI

I, II

October 2010

9

Professional experience

Institute

Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology, Nadiad

Department

Diploma Chemical Engineering

Designation

Visiting Lecturer (September 1999 to April 2000)

Institute

Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar

Department

Chemical Engineering

Designation

Visiting Lecturer (July 2000 to April 2001)

University

Nirma University

Institute

Institute of Technology

Department

Chemical Engineering

Designation

Visiting Lecturer (1st August 2001 to 19th August 2001)

Designation

Adhoc Lecturer (20st August 2001 to 31st July, 2002)

Pay scale/Pay band: 8000-275-13500 (old)

Designation

Lecturer (Regular) (1st August 2002 to 31st December 2005)

Pay scale/Pay band: 8000-275-15200

Designation

Assistant Professor (1st January 2006 to 31st January 2007)

Pay scale/Pay band: 15600-39100 (AGP Rs. 6000/-)

Designation

Assistant Professor (1st February 2007 to 15th January 2008)

Pay scale/Pay band: 15600-39100 (AGP Rs. 7000/-)

Designation

Assistant Professor (16th January 2008 to 17th March 2014)

Pay scale/Pay band: 15600-39100 (AGP Rs. 8000/-)

Designation

Associate Professor (18th March 2014 to 21st November 2018)

Pay scale/Pay band: 37400-67000 (AGP Rs. 9000/-)

Institute

Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda

Department

Chemical Engineering

Designation

Professor (22nd November 2018 to till date)

Pay scale/Pay band: 37400-67000 (AGP Rs. 10000/-)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Computer Knowledge of MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of POLYMATH Software
  • Knowledge of programming languages like C

Courses taught at Under Graduate & Post Graduate Level

Applied Instrumentation, Solid Fluid Operations, Process Calculations, Chemical Engineering Computations, Heat Transfer, Mathematics for Chemical Engineers, Chemical Engineering Economic and Project Engineering, Air Pollution Control Techniques, Liquid Effluent Treatment, Urban Pollution Control, Solid Waste Treatment and Managements, Air Pollution Control and System Design, Liquid Effluent Treatment (Laboratory), Air Pollution Assessment and Control (Laboratory), Advanced Catalytic Reaction Engineering (Laboratory)

Training and Workshop Attended

Short Term Training Programs (STTP) attended: 

  1. Attended two weeks ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” during 30th June – 11th July 2014 organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
  2. Attended two weeks AICET Sponsored Staff Development Programme on “Inculcating Research Aptitude in Engineering Faculty” during 25th June to 07th July 2007 organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology.
  3. Attended one week ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “New Horizons of Bioprocess Engineering & Nanobiotechnology Applications” on 18th–22nd December 2006 jointly organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology & Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University of Science and Technology.
  4. Attended two weeks ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Environmental Audit and Legislation” during 29th March–10th April, 2004 organized by Civil Engineering Department, Nirma University of Science and Technology.
  5. Attended two weeks ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Energy Management and Optimization in chemical Process Industries” during 16th– 7th December, 2002 organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Nirma University of Science and Technology.

Seminar/Workshops/Conferences/Symposia/Continuing Education Programmes/ Training etc. 

  1. Attended workshop on “Indian Chemical Security Assessment” from 26th-30th June 2017 organized by Gujarat Chemical Association (GCA) at Novotel, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad.
  2. Attended International Conclave on “Higher Education: Quality, Governance & Innovation” organized by The education Department, Government of Gujarat on 18th October 2016 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.
  3. Attended workshop on “Hazardous Waste Management” on 17th June 2016 jointly organized by NEERI-Nagpur, CEE and GPCB at Centre for Environmental Education, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad.
  4. Attended seminar ‘Outcome based Education’ on 18th June, 2016 organized by ADR cell, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  5. Attended workshop on “QMS and QTT Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be Competitive through Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools (QTT)” during 8th and 9th September 2015 organized by Gujarat Chemical Association (GCA) along with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME-DI) at Metropole hotel, Ahmedabad.
  6. Undergone Training on “Analytical Techniques for Environmental Auditors” during 7th – 9th October 2014 jointly organized by Co-Anchor Institute – L.D. College of Engineering (Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector) promoted by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat and Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar at L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad.
  7. Attended one day national seminar on “Advances in Catalysis and Catalyst” on 28th February 2013 organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology.
  8. Undergone Training on “Basic fundamentals, Maintenance of software operations for Gas Chromatography” during 17th18th November 2011 at Shimadzu Analytical (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.
  9. Undergone Theoretical & Practical training for GC (Gas Chromatography) in the month of December 2010 at Molecular Laboratory, Ahmedabad.
  10. Attended 3 weeks DST, Govt. of India sponsored 11th Orientation Programme in Catalysis Research during 17th November–4th December 2010 organized by National Center for Catalysis Research, IIT Madras.
  11. Attended National Seminar on Nanotechnology – Today & Tomorrows (NanoSys 10) on 8th March 2010 organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
  12. Attended National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE-2009) organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during  25th–27th November 2009
  13. Attended Workshop cum training course on “Chemical Engineering Laboratories” at Institute of Chemical Technology, Bombay during 29th–31st may 2009.
  14. Attended one week training in the area of Ambient air & Stack monitoring” at Thermal Power Station, Gandhinagar during 15th –20th December 2008.
  15. Attended National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE-2008) organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during 27th29th November, 2008.
  16. Attended National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE-2007) organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during 29th November 1st December, 2007.
  17. Attended lecture on” Career option, Post Engineering” by Mr. T. M. Narasimha on 8th September 2007 at Nirma University.
  18. Attended a one day seminar on “Pollution & Waste Disposal: Issue & Concerns” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Diploma Studies, Nirma University of Science & Technology in co-ordination with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Gandhinagar on 9th December 2006
  19. Attended National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE-2006) organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during 30th November–2nd December 2006.
  20. Attended In House Training Programme on “ Computational Tools for Chemical Engineers” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during 29th May2nd June 2006.
  1. Attended 1 week In-Plant Training on Industrial Waste water Treatment in CETP (Waste water Characterization) at The Green Environment Services Co-operative Society Ltd., Vatva during 15th May–20th May 2006.
  1. Attended “HRD Training (HRD Training for Trainer)”on 2nd June – 7th June 2003 organized at Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad.
  2. Attended “Communicational Skills Programme for teachers” during 3rd January–8th January 2002 organized at Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad.

Portfolio

  1. Head, Chemical Engineering Department
  2. Institute Coordinator for SSIP 
  3. Worked as Liaison Officers for International Conference STEM on 17 January, 2019  
  4. NBA Mentor - Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar

Major/Minor Research Project

Major Research Project

Completed Project:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Femina Patel

Co-Investigators: Dr. Sanjay Patel and Prof. N K Shah 

Project Title

Start Date

Completion Date

Project Cost (Rs)

Sponsoring Agency

Affordable Pd doped Perovskite based catalytic converter for abating automotive emission

5/10/2015

30/09/2018

27,00, 000

Nirma University

 Completed Projects:

Project Title

Start Date

Completion Date

Project Cost (Rs)

Sponsoring Agency

Synthesis of Spinels MFe2-xB'xO4 (M = Ni, Cu, Zn) and MFe2-xB'xO4/TiO2 nano-composite as novel photocatalysts for degradation of dyes

7/05/2015

30/04/2016

1,00, 000

Nirma University

Color removal from dyes waste water using pervoskites based adsorbent

12/12/2013

30/11/2014

1,00, 000

Nirma University

Development of non-noble metal based catalytic materials and their auto exhaust application

04/01/2012

04/01/2013

1,00, 000

Nirma University

Synthesis of perovskites based catalyst (Reactive grinding ball milling) for automotive exhaust emission control

10/02/2010

10/02/2011

1,00, 000

Nirma University

 

Papers Published in Referred Journals, Papers Presented in National/International conferences and Book Published

Papers Published in Referred Journals: 

  1. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, Photocatalytic degradation of RB21 dye by TiO­2 and ZnO under natural sunlight. Microwave irradiation and UV-reactor, International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 8 (1) (Jan 2017) 8-16. (ISSN Print: 0976-6480 and ISSN Online: 0976-6499).
  2. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, Synthesis of a Spinel Catalyst by Mechano-chemical Reaction for the degradation of RB21 Dye, Journal of Environmental Research And Development, 11 (2)  (October – December 2016) 250-262 (ISSN 0973 – 6921; E – ISSN 2319 – 5983).
  3. Femina Patel, Brinda Gangdev, Review – Reactive Grinding – A Noble Method for Perovskite Synthesis, International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovations, I (VIII) (Nov 2014) 606-608. (ISSN: 2321-2705).
  4. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, Use of Spinels to overcome the limitation of semiconductors as a photocatalyst for degradation of dyes from industrial waste water A review, International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovations, I (VII) (Nov 2014) 91-94. (ISSN: 2321-2705).
  5. Femina Patel, Panchami Patel, Nirali Patel, Sanjay Patel, Color Removal from Dye Wastewater using cost-effective La0.5Ca0.5NiO3 catalyst, International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management and Applied Science (IJLTEMAS), III (I) (2014) 35-41.
  6. Femina Patel, Panchami Patel, Nirali Patel, Sanjay Patel, Color Removal from Dye Wastewater: A Review, International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management and Applied Science (IJLTEMAS), III (I) (2014) 70-78.
  7. Femina Patel, Dimpesh Gupta, Devarsh Acharya and Sanjay Patel, Catalytic combustion of carbon monoxide over LaCoO3 perovskite catalyst, Journal of Environmental Research and Development (JERAD), 6 (4) (2012) 941-949.
  8. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, Recent trends in catalyst development for diesel engine exhaust emission control, Journal of Environmental Research and Development (JERAD), 6 (4) (2012) 958-965.
  9. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, LaCoO3 perovskite catalysts for the environmental application of automotive CO oxidation, Research Journal of Recent Sciences, 1 (2012) 178-184.
  10. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, Carbon monoxide oxidation on LaCoO3 perovskite type catalysts prepared by reactive grinding, Research Journal of Recent Sciences, 1 (2012) 152-159
 Papers Published in e-Procedia:
  1. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Photocatalytic degradation of Reactive Turquoise Blue dye using MFe2O4 (M=Ni, Zn) spinels by reactive grinding and sol-gel methods” Multi-disciplinary Sustainable Engineering: Current and Future Trends: Proceedings of the 5th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, November 26-28, 2015, Chapter 9, Page No. 193-200, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (Print ISBN 978-1-13802845-6; eBook ISBN: 978-1-315-67688-3; DOI: 10.1.1201/b20013-33; published on May 17, 2016; edited by: P.N. Tekwani, M. Bhavsar, B.A. Modi). 
  2.  Femina Patel, Sanjay Patel, Sandeep Chawla and Milka George “Production of synthesis gas by carbon dioxide reforming of methane over nickel based and perovskite catalysts”, Procedia Engineering 51 (2013) 461-466.
  3. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, La1-xSrxCoO3 (x=0, 0.2) perovskites type catalyst for carbon monoxide emission control from auto-exhaust, Procedia Engineering, 51 (2013) 324-329.
 Papers Presented in International conferences: 
  1.  Femina Patel, Darshana M. Poshiya, Payal R. Narmeti, Sanjay S. Patel “Pd-doped LaCoO3 Regenerative Catalyst for abating Automotive CO emission” Research Symposium ChEmference'16 2016, IIT-Gandhinagar, 3rd-4th December 2016 (Poster).
  2. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Photocatalyst NiFe2O4 prepared by reactive grinding method for the degradation of RB 21 under sunlight and UV-light photoreactor” International conference on Current Research in Engineering and Technology (ICET), IRAJ Research Forum in association with Institute of Research and Journals, Pune, 3rd July 2016.
  3. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Photocatalytic degradation of Reactive Turquoise Blue dye using MFe2O4 (M=Ni, Zn) spinels by reactive grinding and sol-gel methods” 5th International conference on Engineering (NUiCONE 2015) under theme Technologies for Green Environment, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 26th -28th November, 2015.
  4. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Effect of preparation method for NiFe2O4 photocatalyst for the degradation of industrial Reactive Torques Blue (RB 21) dye", 1st International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC – 2015), International Science Congress Association under the auspices of Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 8th – 9th August 2015.
  5. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel “La1-xAxCoO3 (A= Sr, Ce; x=0.2) perovskite based catalysts for abating automotive CO emission”, International conference on Energy, Environment, Materials and Safety (ICEEMS’14), School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, 10th 12th December 2014. 
  6. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Comparison of two different photocatalyst: Spinel and Pervoskite prepared by sol-gel and co-precipitationethods for degradation of RB5 dye”, 4th International Science Congress (ISC-2014), Pacific University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 8th – 9th December 2014.
  7. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Use of Spinels to overcome the limitation of semiconductors as a photocatalyst for degradation of dyes from industrial waste water. A review”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICMRP-2014), Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Ahmedabad on 30th November 2014.
  8. Femina Patel, Brinda Gangdev, “Review – Reactive Grinding – A Noble Method for Perovskite Synthesis”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICMRP-2014), Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Ahmedabad on 30th November 2014.
  9. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Degradation of Reactive Black (RB-5) induced Oxidation by NiFe2O4 using Sol-gel and Co-precipitation method under Microwave Irradiation”, International Conferences on Chemical Industry (ICCI-2014), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, 23rd August 2014.
  10. Femina Patel, Dhruvin Patel and Julie Pardiwala “Recent development of catalytic converter for auto exhaust emission”, International Conferences on Chemical Industry (ICCI-2014), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, 23rd August 2014.
  11. Femina Patel, Panchami Patel, Nirali Patel, Sanjay Patel “Removal of Color from Dye Wastewater using cheaper La0.5Ca0.5NiO3 adsorbent”, International Conference on Research and Scientific Innovation - ICRSI 2013, Research and Scientific Innovation Society at AMA, Ahmedabad, 22nd December 2013.
  12. Femina Patel, Panchami Patel, Nirali Patel, Sanjay Patel “Removal of Color from Dye Wastewater: A Review”, International Conference on Research and Scientific Innovation - ICRSI 2013, Research and Scientific Innovation Society at AMA, Ahmedabad, 22nd December 2013.
  13. Femina Patel, Suraj Sinha and Yogendra Dave Methods for Risk Representation and its Quantification”, 4th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE 2013), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 28th30th November 2013.
  14. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel  La1-xSrxCoO3 (x=0, 0.2) perovskites type catalyst for carbon monoxide emission control from auto-exhaust”, Third International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE 2012), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 6th8th December 2012.
  15. Femina Pate, Sanjay Patel, Sandeep Chawla and Milka George “Production of synthesis gas by carbon dioxide reforming of methane over nickel based and perovskite catalysts”, Third International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE 2012), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 6th8th December 2012.
  16. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel “Synthesis of LaCoO3 nano perovskite catalysts by mechanochemical method for environmental application of automotive CO oxidation” ECMA’s 1st international Conference on Pathways to meet future emission standards for off road engines, Emission Control Manufacturer Association, Delhi, 3rd4th September 2012.
  17. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel “Carbon monoxide oxidation on LaCoO3 perovskite type catalysts prepared by reactive grinding”, 1st International Science Congress (ISC-11), International Science Congress Association, Indore, 24th25th December 2011.
  18. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel “LaCoO3 perovskite catalysts for the environmental application of automotive CO oxidation” 1st International Science Congress (ISC-11), International Science Congress Association, Indore, 24th25th December 2011 (Poster).
  19. Femina Patel, Dimpesh Gupta, Devarsh Acharya and Sanjay Patel “Catalytic combustion of carbon monoxide over LaCoO3 perovskite catalyst” in International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-11), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) and Journal of Environmental Research and Development (JERAD), Surat,15th17th December 2011.
  20. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel  “Recent trends in catalyst development for diesel engine exhaust emission control” International Congress of Environmental Research ICER-11, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) and Journal of Environmental Research and Development (JERAD), Surat, 15th17th December 2011.
  21. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel “Review paper on catalytic converter for automotive exhaust emission” Second International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE 2011), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 8th10th December 2011.
  22. Femina Patel, Dhaval Tank and Sanjay Patel Poster presented on “Review paper on perovskite prepared by reactive grinding” in Second International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE 2011), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 8th10th December 2011 (Poster).
  23.  Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel “Review paper on PGM free catalyst for automotive exhaust emission” in First International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE-10), Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 9th11th  December 2010.
  24. Femina Patel, Kajal Patel and Sanjay Patel “Recent trends in catalyst development for automotive exhaust emissions control”  International Conference on Materials for the Millennium (MatCon 2010), Department of Applied chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology , Thrikkakkara, Kochi, 11th13th January 2010.
  25. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel Automobile exhaust emissions control with perovskites based catalyst” at International Conference on  in Chemistry, Center of Advanced Studies, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, 5th7th January 2010 (Poster)

Project Presented in Project Competition: 
  1. Vatsal Dave and Shobhit Shrama presented poster “Design and fabrication of palladium doped perovsite catalyst based catalytic converter to abate automotive emissions” Azeotropy 2018 under AFFICHE competition held at IIT Bombay and organized by IIT Bombay’s Chemical Engineering Symposium guided by Femina Patel.
  2. Jimeet Patel and Umang Jasani presented on “Design and Fabrication of Catalytic Converter based on Self-regenerative Catalyst for Automotive Emission Control” in SAE BAJA competition under Go-Green event held on 28th – 29th January 2018 at Pithampur, Indore guided by Femina Patel. 
  3.  Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel presented project on  “Affordable Palladium substituted perovskite based catalytic converter for abating CO emission from auto exhaust” at ECMA’s 2nd  Global Learning Initiative Award competition, Emission Control Manufacturer Association, Delhi, 31st October 2014.
 
Papers Presented in National conferences:
 
  1. Femina Patel, Darshana M. Poshiya, Payal R. Narmeti, Sanjay S. Patel “Synthesis of LaCoO3 by wet and dry chemical method for abating automotive CO emission” CHEMCON-2016, Anna University, Chennai, 27th - 30th December 2016.
  2. Femina Patel, Darshana M. Poshiya, Payal R. Narmeti and Sanjay S. Patel, “Design and Fabrication of Affordable Pd substituted Pervoskite based Catalytic Convertor for Abating Automotive Emission”, National Seminar on Advancements in Chemical Technology – An Indian Perspectives, Jointly organized by Industrial Chemistry Departments of  ISTAR and V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science college, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1st October 2016.
  3. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, “Preparation and characterization of spinel photocatalyst nickel ferrite obtain by mechanochemically assisted synthesis for the treatment of RB21 and industrial effluent”, National Seminar on Advancements in Chemical Technology – An Indian Perspectives, Jointly organized by Industrial Chemistry Departments of  ISTAR and V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science college, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1st October 2016.
  4. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, “Spinel for Environmental Remediation: NiFe2O4 Preparation, Characterization and Photocatalytic activity under Dark, Visible light and Sunlight”, National Level Paper Presentation Competition (CHEM-INNOVA 2015), Department of Industrial Chemistry (ISTAR),  Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 31st January 2015.
  5. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, “Spinel for Environmental Remediation: NiFe2O4 Preparation, Characterization and Photocatalytic activity under Dark, Visible light and Sunlight”, National Level Paper Presentation Competition (CHEM-INNOVA 2015), Department of Industrial Chemistry (ISTAR),  Vidya Nagar, 31st January 2015.
  6. Femina Patel, Julie Pardiwala and Sanjay Patel, “LaCoO3 perovskite type oxide synthesized by citrate method as CO oxidation catalyst”, Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical And Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, 23rd24th March 2012.
  7. Femina Patel, Kajal Patel and Sanjay Patel “A Review Paper on Automotive Emissions and its control”  4th National Conference - NUCONE 2009, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 25th27th November 2009.
  8. Femina Patel and Ashish Patel  “A Review paper on Electro Fenton Process for Waste water treatment”  National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE 2008) Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 27th29th November 2008.
  9. Femina Patel and Hitesh Patel “Removal of Phenolic Compounds by Advanced Oxidation Process (Fenton Process)” National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE 2007) at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 29th November 1st December 2007.
  10. Femina Patel “Modeling of Bubble Column Reactor in Up Gradation of Waste Calcium Carbonate using Carbonation process” National Conference on “Current Trends in Technology” (NUCONE 2006), Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad, 30th November – 2nd December 2006.
 Book Published:
  1. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, Catalyst Materials & Properties ((ISBN 978-3-656-68585-2), GRIN Publishing, GRIN Verlag GmbH 2014.
  2. Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel, Automotive Emissions and Its Control - Pollutant Formation and advance Control Technology (ISBN 978-3-8473-4726-2), Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken–Germany 2012.
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Academic Projects

NA

Patent Filed

  1. Patent Published on 26/06/2015 in “The Patent Office Journal” with patent title “An improved Planetary Ball Mill” page no. 41213 with application No. 2521/MUM/2013, dated 30/07/2013.
  2. Patent Published on 17/07/2015 in “The Patent Office Journal” patent title “A novel process for preparing perovskite catalysts by reactive grinding” page no. 45055 with application No. 3113/MUM/2013, dated 30/09/2013.
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Members of professional bodies

  • Life member, Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi.
  • Life member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • Annual member, Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE)
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Lectures Delivered

  1. Lecture delivered on "Automotive Emission Control" to the undergraduate students (6th Sem) of Mechanical Engineering as a part of co-operative teaching in the subject “Internal Combustion Engine” on 16th April 2018.
  2. Lecture delivered on "Basic of Gas Chromatography" for the undergraduate students of Chemical Engineering at workshop on "Sophisticated Analytical Instruments" during NUTECH 16 on 25th February 2016.
  3. Lecture delivered on “Analysis Techniques for Ambient Air and Stack” to GITCO LIMITED, "GITCO House", Opp. Sardar Patel Stadium Stadium Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad on 5th December 2015.
  4. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst materials – Active catalytic phase, support, promoter” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 30th June 2014.
  5. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Preparation” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 1st July 2014.
  6. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Preparation (Solid State, Citrate Complexation)”  in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 1st July 2014.
  7. Lecture delivered on “Demonstration of GC” and “Catalyst Preparation (Sol-gel)”  in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 2nd July 2014.
  8. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Preparation (Co-precipitation)”  in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 3rd July 2014.
  9. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Preparation (Reactive Grinding)” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 4th July 2014.
  10. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Characterization (XRD, BET, Particle size, SEM-EDAX, TEM)” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 7th July 2014.
  11. Lecture delivered on “Catalyst Preparation (Solution Combustion Synthesis)” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 9th July 2014.
  12. Lecture delivered on “Catalytic Testing using Atmospheric Gas-Solid Catalytic Reactor” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 11th July 2014.
  13. Lecture delivered on “Automotive Emission Control” to Diploma Chemical Engineering students of Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar on 14th February 2014.
  14. Lecture delivered on “Introduction to Gas Chromatography” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Sustainable Development & Environmental Management” organized by Chemical and Civil Engineering Department jointly, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 2th July 2013.
  15. Lecture delivered on “Application of Mathematics in Chemical Engineering” in ISTE approved self-financed STTP on “Recent Trends in Application of Mathematics in Engineering and Science” (RTAMES-2013) organized by Mathematics Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 3rd July 2013.
  16. Lecture delivered on “Fundamentals of Gas Chromatography” at Workshop on "Importance of Analytical Instruments" for the students of Chemical and Plastic Engg., Institute of Diploma Studies, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 14th October 2011.
  17. Delivered practical demonstration on “Gas Chromatography” for the students of Chemical and Plastic Engg., Institute of Diploma Studies, Nirma University, Ahmedabad at Workshop on "Importance of Analytical Instruments" on 14th October 2011.
  18. Lecture delivered on “Introduction and applications of LaTEX” to M. Tech Chemical Engineering students as a part of Orientation programme in July 2010.
  19. Lecture delivered on “Sample collections and Preservation Techniques” at ISTE approved self-financed STTP on Environmental Management and Analysis organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 24th June 2010.
  20. Lecture delivered on “Introduction to POLYMATH and its application ” during In house training programme on “Computational Tools for Chemical Engineers” organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology during 29th May to 2nd June 2006.

Awards

  • Vatsal Dave and Shobhit Sharma secured the 3rd (third) position in "Poster Presentation" at Student Outreach Program CHEMTECH World Expo 2018 in Gujarat during 23-25th January 2018 guided by Femina Patel (Won Rs. 15000).
  • Vatsal Dave and Shobhit Sharma secured 1st (first) position in "Chem Expo" in the state level event Chemo Confluence 2018 held at Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda during 16-18th February 2018 guided by Femina Patel (Won Rs. 3000).
  • Femina Patel won First prize for “ISTE best M Tech Thesis (Affordable Pd doped Perovskite based catalytic converter for abating automotive emission) in Chemical Engineering” as a Guide by ISTE – New Delhi for the year 2017.
  • Team STALLIONS won second prize Rs. 40,000 for Go Green Emission category to devise the innovative indigenous Catalytic Converter based on Affordable Pd/ZnO Nanowires/Cordierite Catalyst to reduce the tail pipe emission from the vehicle guided by Femina Patel in SAE BAJA competition held on 15th-19th February 2017 at Pithampur, Indore.
  • Chandni Dholakia, Brinda Gangdev and Dhruvinkumar Patel won second prize for Ideal Lab Project “Design and fabrication of Pd substituted pervoskite based catalytic convertor for automotive CO emission control” in Idea Lab Project competition held at Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 3rd October 2016 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won first prize for paper presentation on “Preparation and characterization of spinel photocatalyst nickel ferrite obtain by mechanochemically assisted synthesis for the treatment of RB21 and industrial effluent” at National Seminar on Advancements in Chemical Technology – An Indian Perspectives, Jointly organized by Industrial Chemistry Departments of ISTAR and V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science College, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1st October 2016 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won first prize for paper presentation on “Photocatalyst NiFe2O4 prepared by reactive grinding method for the degradation of RB 21 under sunlight and UV-light photoreactor” at International conference on Current Research in Engineering and Technology (ICET), IRAJ Research Forum in association with Institute of Research and Journals, Pune, 3rd July 2016 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Fenil Shah and Yagnesh Khambhadiya won first prize for paper presentation on “Review paper on catalytic converter” under the track “Synopsis – Paper presentation event pertaining to Chemical Engineering Department” at Footprint – A National Level Technical Event held at M. S. University, Vadodara during 18th -20th February 2016 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won International Young Scientist Awards for Best paper presentation on " Effect of preparation method for NiFe2O4 photocatalyst for the degradation of industrial Reactive Torques Blue (RB 21) dye", in 1st International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC – 2015) organized by International Science Congress Association under the auspices of Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 8th – 9th August 2015 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Chandni Dholakia, Brinda Gangdev and Dhruvinkumar Patel won First prize for research paper “Design and fabrication of Pd substituted pervoskite based catalytic convertor for automotive CO emission control” in oral presentation competition at REFECO 2015 held at IIT Gandhinagar on 11th -12th April 2015 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won first prize for Best Oral Presentation for the paper “Spinel for Environmental Remediation: NiFe2O4 Preparation, Characterization, and Photocatalytic activity under Dark, Visible light and Sunlight”, “National Level Paper Presentation Competition (CHEM-INNOVA 2015) on “New Trends and Developments in Chemical Science and Technology”, Department of Industrial Chemistry (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidya Nagar 31st January 2015 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won International Young Scientist Award for Best Oral Presentation for  paper Comparison of two different photocatalyst: Spinel and Pervoskite prepared by sol-gel and co-precipitation methods for degradation of RB5 dye”, 4th International Science Congress (ISC-2014), Pacific University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 8th – 9th December 2014 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won First Prize for Best paper presentation on" Application of NiFe2O4 photocatalyst prepared by Co-precipitation route in the degradation of Organic Pollutant under ultraviolet light, Microwave and sunlight", ISTE Students’ Chapter (IFEST 2K14), Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 15th – 17th October 2014 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Julie Pardiwala won first prize for Best Paper presentation on “Degradation of Reactive Black (RB-5) induced Oxidation by NiFe2O4 using Sol-gel and Co-precipitation method under Microwave Irradiation”, International Conferences on Chemical Industry (ICCI-2014), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, 23rd August 2014 guided by Femina Patel and Sanjay Patel.
  • Panchami Patel, Nirali Patel won second prize (Blast Carboblocks/UHDE India Pvt. Ltd./Chemical Weekly Award) for the category of oral presentation in 10th Outstanding Young Chemical Engineers Award - 2014 (OYCE) Competition Organized by  Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Bandra, Mumbai  on 8th March 2014 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Divyanshu Kothari, Pavas Jain won UG Consolation Award (Blast Carboblocks/UHDE India Pvt. Ltd./Chemical Weekly Award) for the category of poster presentation in 10th Outstanding Young Chemical Engineers Award - 2014 (OYCE) Competition Organized by  Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Bandra, Mumbai  on 8th March 2014 guided by Femina Patel.
  • Team STALLIONS won first prize worth Rs. 2.00 Lac for Go Green Emission category to devise the innovative indigenous Catalytic Converter based on Pervoskites to reduce the tail pipe emission from the vehicle guided by Femina Patel in SAE BAJA competition held on 20th-23rd February 2014 at Pithampur, Indore.
  • Lakin Naik (09BCH017) and Ankita Prajapati (09BCH023) won second prize for the best project entitled “Auto exhaust emission control using cheaper catalyst” guided by Femina Patel in Project exhibition cum competition organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 22nd April 2013.
  • Femina Patel won second prize (Blast Carboblocks Trophy) for the project “Synthesis of LaCoO3 and LaCo0.95Pd0.05O3 nano-perovskite catalysts by reactive grinding method for abating automotive CO emission” under the category for PG and doctoral student/working professional in 9th Outstanding Young Chemical Engineers Award - 2013 (OYCE) Competition organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) Mumbai Regional Center held at Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai on 17th April, 2013.
  • Team STALLIONS won first prize worth Rs. 2.00 Lac for Go Green Emission category to devise the innovative indigenous Catalytic Converter based on Pervoskites to reduce the tail pipe pollutant emission from the vehicle guided by Femina Patel in SAE BAJA competition held on 13th-17th February 2013 at Pithampur, Indore.
  • Femina Patel, Lakin Naik, Shivam Pandit won second prize for the project “Catalytic Converter” in Auto Mall Concept Car Design Competition 2013 jointly organized by Relio Quick and Nirma University held on 22nd-24th February 2013 at Ahmedabad.
  • Femina Patel won first prize Rs. 1.00 Lac in Global Learning Initiative Project competition for the project “Synthesis of LaCoO3 nano-perovskite catalysts by mechanochemical method for environmental applicationof automotive CO oxidation” during ECMA’s 1st International Conference on Pathways to meet future emission standards for off road engines organized by Emission Control Manufacturer Association, Delhi, 3rd-4th September 2012.
  • Femina Patel won second prize for ISTE - IPCL best M Tech Thesis in Chemical as a Guide by ISTE – New Delhi for the year 2012.
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