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Welcome to ICPHD 2023

Sustainable and economic energy resources are the primary need for energy security. Hydrogen is a promising source of energy while petroleum dominates the present energy basket. The path of energy transition need to be in the frame of decarbonisation to meet stringent environmental regulations. With this aim, an International Conference on Petroleum, Hydrogen and Decarbonisation (ICPHD) 2023 is being jointly organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati and IIT Guwahati Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter. The ICPHD 2023 will bring together students, researchers, industry leaders, innovators and policy makers to discuss technology, policy and strategy needed for sustainable petroleum production and energy transition. The conference will feature renowned keynote speakers from academia, industry, and policymaking bodies, offering their expertise and insights into the conference themes along with panel discussions and exhibitions, and will provide ample opportunities for networking.

About IIT Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments, seven inter-disciplinary academic centres and five schools covering all the major engineering , science, healthcare, management and humanities disciplines, offering B.Tech., B.Des., M.A., M.Des., M.Tech., MS(R), M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. Besides its laurels in teaching and research, IIT Guwahati has been able to fulfil the aspirations of people of the North East region to a great extent since its inception in 1994. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.

IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India that occupied a place among the top 100 world universities – under 50 years of age – ranked by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) in the year 2014 and continues to maintain its superior position even today in various International Rankings. IIT Guwahati ranked 41 globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category and overall 384 rank in the QS World University Rankings 2023. IIT Guwahati ranked 7th in Engineering, 9th in Overall & Research institute of the country in the ‘India Rankings 2023’ by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Union Ministry of Education, India. IIT Guwahati has been also ranked 2nd in the ‘Swachhata Ranking’ conducted by the Govt. of India. Recently, IIT Guwahati has been ranked as the top-ranked University in 2019 for IT developers by HackerRank in the Asia-Pacific region.

About the Dept. of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Guwahati started functioning in 2002 with the initiation of an undergraduate program (Bachelor of Technology) in Chemical Engineering. Currently, the department offers masters as well as doctoral degrees in chemical engineering. The masters program in chemical engineering is offered in three different specializations, namely, (1) Petroleum Science and Technology (PST), (2) Material Science and Technology (MST) and (3) Computer Aided Process Engineering. In addition, an international joint M. Tech degree in Food Science and Technology is offered jointly with GIFU University, Japan. The Department has very strong research profile with faculty members engaged fundamental and translational research in conventional as well as interdisciplinary domains ranging from separation processes, transport processes, chemical reaction engineering, nanotechnology with applications in energy, water and environment, enhanced oil recovry, carbon capture storage and utilization, flow through porous media etc . The Department has state-of-the-art research facilities established through funding from various Government Agencies as well as Industry.

About the IIT Guwahati SPE Student Chapter

The IIT Guwahati SPE Student Chapter was founded in 2016 with a vision to fulfil the mission of SPE International - "To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge regarding exploration, development and production of Oil & Gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit and to provide opportunities for students & professionals to enhance their technical and professionals expertise. We aim to foster an environment that nurtures talent, sparks creativity and encourages students to take up exciting careers in the oil and gas industry. It hopes to bridge the gap between industry and academia through a series of events, competitions and industrial visits. IIT Guwahati SPE Student Chapter will always strive to improve the quality of petroleum engineering education not just within the institute but also in the whole of north-east India. IIT Guwahati SPE Student Chapter was re-established in 2022 and conducted worshop, symposium, and invited talk in recent year.

Conference Themes

  • Date
    Important Event
  • 01 July, 2023
    Submission of Abstract Starts
  • 15 September, 2023
    Submission of Abstract Closes (Final)
  • 25 September, 2023
    Notification of Acceptance
  • 20 September, 2023
    Registration Starts
  • 20 October, 2023
    Last Date of Registrations
  • 03 November, 2023
    Spot Registrations
  • 03 November, 2023
  • 05 November, 2023

Contact Us


Prof. Pankaj Tiwari

Convener, ICPHD-2023

Department of Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati, Assam-781039, India