Vilas Pol

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Materials Engineering (by courtesy)

FRNY 2146
Purdue University
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-0044 (office)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
M.Sc., Pune University, India, 1996
Ph.D., University of Bar-Ilan, Israel, 2005

Research Group

Graduate Students

  • Mihit Parekh
  • Lirong Cai
  • Zheng Li
  • Ethan Adams
  • Daniel Gribble
  • Sourav Ghosh, (Visiting Graduate Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)
  • Xinyang Jiao, (Visiting Graduate Student, China University of Mining and Technology, China)
  • Xu Tong, (Visiting Graduate Student, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
  • Sensen Zhang, (Visiting Graduate Student, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China)
  • Maria N. Carter, 2nd Lieutenant, USAF (co-advised by AAE Prof. Tomar)

Research Associates

  • Dr. P. Manikandan
  • Dr. Jassiel Rodriguez
  • Dr. Dhanya Puthusseri
  • Dr. Hamid Reza Seyf (Lillian Gilbreth Fellow, co-advised by ME Prof. Mukherjee)
  • Deep Jokhakar

Awards and Honors

Professional Achievement Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2019
Richard M. Fulrath Award - American Academic, The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), 2019
Salute to Excellence, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2019
Purdue University Outstanding Engineering Teacher, Spring 2019
Guinness World Record for the fastest time to arrange all the elements of the periodic table, 2018
Purdue University Faculty Scholar, 2018-2023
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, Trask Innovation Funds, 2017, 2018, 2019
Seeds for Success, Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University, (2015-2019)
Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2016
Fellow - The World Technology Network, 2016
R and D 100 award, R and D Magazine, Las-Vegas, USA, 2015
Bravo Award, Purdue University, 2015
Brian Kelly Award, British Carbon Society, World Carbon Conference, Rio-Brazil, 2013
First Place, Science as Art competition, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2012
Grand Prize, ACS worldwide "How Does Chemistry Help YOU Be Green"; video contest, 2010
Argonne Scholar (Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship), Argonne National Laboratory, 2008
Intel Prize, Outstanding poster, 25th Israel Vacuum Society Conference, 2006
Best Student Award, All Maharashtra State Student Welfare Association, India, 2000
Gold Medal, Kabaddi, DRDO Sports Board, Government of India, 2000