Suresh Bhatia is a Professor at the UQ School of Chemical Engineering and leads the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Group within the school. Since January 2010 he holds an Australian Professorial Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. His formal qualifications include BTech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Master’s and PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Prof Bhatia’s main research interests are in adsorption and transport in nanoporous materials and in heterogeneous reaction engineering, where he has authored over 180 scientific papers in leading international journals. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences from the Government of India, and the ExxonMobil Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering in 2009. He is a Fellow of the IChemE, and is the Regional Editor of the international journal Molecular Simulation. He has held visiting positions at the University of Florida, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and the Technical University of Denmark.