Ph.D. Chemical Engineering,

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

Post-doc, Chemical Engineering,

University of Missouri-Columbia, USA


Email:; Phone: (605) 394-1231






Research: Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Alternative Fuels, Nanostructured Materials, Thin-Films and MEMS, Sensors and Therapeutics.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy– Energy generation and storage, solar catalysis for hydrogen and biomass reforming, solar/fuel cells

Alternative Fuels– Thermochemical H2 generation from water-splitting, solar fuels,  biofuels, hydrothermal liquefaction, oil upgradation, ASPEN modeling, TEA and LCA

Nanostructured Materials– Self-assembly of nanoparticles, synthesis of pyrophoric and energetic materials, core-shell nanoparticles, coupled heterojunction nanocomposites,

Thin-Films and MEMS– Ordered mesoporous metal oxides, MEMS devices for energetic and biological applications

Sensors and Therapeutics– Energetics, chemical sensors, biosensors (bacteria, environmental pollutants, disease markers) and control drug delivery systems

Teaching: Transport Phenomena: Momentum, Mass and Heat,  Multiphase Reactions and Reactors, Fluid Mechanics, Reactor Design, Chemical Process Safety, Process and Product Design for CBE, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, and Immuno-Engineering, Nanomaterials, Fluids Lab, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Lab











 #2207, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering,

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology,

501 East St Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 394-1231 (O), Fax: (605) 394 1232

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Rajesh Shende