Lalit Darunte, PhD Candidate

Co-advised by Dr. David Sholl and Dr. Christopher Jones

Building: Bunger-Henry
lalit.darunte [at] (email)

Mailing Address

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
778 Atlantic Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332


Education & Work Experience

B.Tech, 2011 Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, India
M.Tech, 2011 Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, India
Power, Controls & Instrumentation Engineer, 2011-2013, Procter & Gamble Company.
Summer Intern, 2009, Dr. Wayne Curtis Lab, Penn State University.


Lalit was borne and brought up in Maharashra, India. He did his undergraduate education in Mumbai at IIT-Bombay, India’s one of the premier technology schools. He worked on variety of research and group assignments spanning breadth of chemical engineering. He was the key part of the 30-member team that developed and built a pilot-scale biodiesel facility on IIT campus. He also worked for Procter & Gamble for two years as a Power, Controls & Instrumentation engineer & travelled around the world to support engineering projects. His academic & professional assignments allowed him to understand technology problems well. He then joined Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall of 2013 with an aim to develop sustainable technologies that have a strong impact in energy sector.

Research Interests

Lalit’s research focuses on metal organic frameworks to capture carbon dioxide.

Personal Interests

Swimming, Travelling, Learning Foreign languages, Photography, Hiking