The knowledge of chemical analysis, properties and behavior of different materials using various instrumental techniques are parts of engineering. This implies that engineers and technologists dealing with materials must have elementary training in chemistry so as to prepare themselves for the profession. This book presents laboratory experiments for the first year engineering students that can be adapted in almost all the chemistry laboratories across all the universities in the country. It will be a good reference resource for preparing students for chemistry practical examinations. Practical experiments in this book have been prepared keeping in mind the major theory chapters in engineering chemistry. The book is designed as a teaching aid to help communicate simple chemistry experiments to students.
Payal B Joshi is Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at SVKM's NMIMS, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering. She obtained her Master of Science (Organic Chemistry) from Smt. Chandibai H. Mansukhani College, University of Mumbai in 2005. During her masters' program, she was conferred with National Scholarship by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India. Further, she qualified GATE 2007 (IIT Kanpur) in February, 2007. She obtained her Ph.D. (Chemical Science) from School of Science, SVKM's NMIMS (Mumbai) in 2010. Her doctoral work is featured in Pharma Times, a leading publication of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. She has a decade long experience in teaching and research. She has taught graduate courses including Organic Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering Chemistry. She has published more than ten research and review papers in reputed national, international journals and conferences. She is actively involved as a Chemistry Ambassador in American Chemical Society (ACS) to propagate chemistry to undergraduate students in India.