Dr. Kawnish Kirtania

    Associate Professor
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Research area: H2 economy, Biofuels, CO2 Utilization
                              Life Cycle Analysis, Waste valorization, Techno-economics




Dr. Kawnish Kirtania is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He completed his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). After that, he received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 2014. Post PhD, he had worked at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden as a Post-doctoral researcher (2015-2017) to demonstrate catalytic gasification of biomass in pilot scale.

Dr. Kawnish Kirtania is involved in a number of interdisciplinary research projects funded by USAID, NASEM (USA), EPRC (BD), BANBEIS (BD) and Unilever (BD). He has published more than 40 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals with two book chapters (Elsevier) and made more than 40 conference contributions. He has been also serving as a reviewer for 17 international journals.


H2 energy; Bioenergy/biofuels; CO2 Utilization; Low carbon technology; Waste valorization, Life-Cycle and Techno-economic analysis.