Dhaval Ajit Bhandari | AIChE

Dhaval Ajit Bhandari

Dr. Bhandari’s career spans two of the nation’s top energy focused industrial labs - ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE) and General Electric (GE) Global Research where has progressed high-risk, high-reward research breakthroughs in energy and sustainability.

He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 and then worked as a Lead Engineer and Program Manager at GE Global Research from 2011 to 2014. Notably, at the age of 26, Dhaval was the principal investigator on a multi-million dollar Department of Energy (DOE) funded consortium focused around carbon capture.

He joined EMRE in 2014 where he has led teams to develop disruptive concepts for low-energy separations and process intensification for refining and petrochemical sectors. In 2020, he was selected to Georgia Tech’s inaugural class of ’40 under 40’ of global change makers. A Senior Member of AIChE, his work spans the Separations and Management divisions and the RAPID institute.