The Department of Chemical Engineering Welcomes New Teaching Faculty

Sumant S. Patankar, Ph.D.

Sumant S. Patankar, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the University of Florida Department of Chemical Engineering as an Instructional Assistant Professor starting January 2021.

Dr. Patankar’s research focused on studying the properties of supercritical fluids under nanopore confinement – a system relevant to geological systems such as shale gas. His teaching interests include semi-conductor processing, and design and analysis of experiments.

“We welcome Dr. Patankar to our faculty and look forward to his contributions to graduate and undergraduate education,” said Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D., Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor.

Dr. Patankar received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, India. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. David Tomasko. He also worked for Intel Corp. in Hillsboro Oregon as a Process Engineer from 2017-2020. At Intel, he worked on developing lithography processes for the next generation of semi-conductor products.