Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Department of Applied Chemistry


M.Tech Chemical Science and Technology Course Structure
M.Tech Energetic Materials and Polymers (EMP) Course Structure


  Name of the Faculty Members Designation Telephone.No.
Dr. P. K. Khanna Professor and Head
Dr. Shaibal Banerjee Assistant Professor 020-24304164

Dr. Prashant S. Kulkarni Assistant Professor 020-24304161

Dr. S. G. Kulkarni Sc.‘F’ (Cont) Visiting Professor
 Chetan_I-Card Dr. Chetan J Bhongale Assistant Professor 020-24304155
Dr.Priyesh V.More DST  INSPIRE Faculty 020-24304263

About Department: The department of Applied Chemistry although started in 1952 with the aim to impart education and training to DRDO work force in the area of high energy materials and propellants, it took proper shape under UGC guidelines from 2009 onwards and  over the years Department has moved on to cater to the need of DRDO and civilian students in order to bring the DRDO achievements closer to our society. The Department’s aim is to contribute to our understanding of the chemical world through excellence in observational, theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative and other appropriate methodologies to address problems in the fields of applied chemical science. In Applied Chemistry, we are endowed with faculties who are dedicated teachers and distinguished researchers that carry out cutting-edge research in all modern areas of Applied Chemistry that include combinations of Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry as well as Chemical Engineering, coupled with  inter-disciplinary areas such as  nanochemistry involving bottom-up approach  to nanotechnology, high energy chemical sand reagents for defence, polymer chemistry and technology etc. The first PhD of DIAT (DU) was from the Department of Applied Chemistry and currently dept. is guiding 30 PhD scholars and 11 M. Tech students in. We provide a vibrant and creative learning environment for our students and researchers. We also participate extensively in R&D for various DRDO labs and industries. Department boast for highest number of PhDs in DIAT as well as highest number of research publications.



  • Flash Chromatography
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (GPC-HPLC)
  • UV- Visible spectrophotometer
  • UV Nano drop spectrophotometer
  • Particle size analyzer
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • FTIR Spectrophotometer
  • Table-top Raman Spectrophotometer
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Bam-friction apparatus
  • Bomb calorimeter
  • Density Meter
  • Tubular & Muffle furnace
  • Spin Coating Machine
  • Ultra sonicator
  • Parallel reactor
  • High speed centrifuge
  • Microwave reactor
  • Photo catalysis reactor
  • Vapour Pressure Osmometer
  • Digital viscometer

  • Organic Synthesis Laboratory
  • Quantum Dots R&D Lab
  • Nanomaterial Synthesis & Processing Lab
  • Polymers Synthesis Lab
  • Energy & Environmental Lab
  • Explosive Testing Lab
  • Chemical Magazine
  • M.Tech Lab
  • Instrumentation Lab
  • Organic and Hybrid materials Lab.
  • Organometallic and Inorg. Chemistry Lab.

Research Areas


  • Development of Energetic chemicals for defence.
  • Green Chemical Processing
  • Organometallic precursor and Semi conductor/ quantum dots Solar cells for energy need
  • Large scale development of Nano materials for defence.
  • Development of Metal-oxide / Polymer nano composites for Armor Applications.
  • Polymer membrane for nuclear waste separation and Ionic liquids
  • Liquid Propellant for RAMJET & SCRAMJET
  • Organic and Hybrid materials for advanced application

  • aculty  members gave more than 50 invited Talk at national and International Conference
  • Organized 04 national and 02 International Conferences
  • Number of Research Publications in past 05 years:  107
  • Number of Projects in the Dept.  12
  • No. of Patent applications: 05
  • No. of customized courses: 04
  • Attracted young faculty funded by National agencies e.g. DST Inspire
  • Department has awarded 05 PhDs and Over 30 MTech. degrees

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2018 10:17