Dr. Nitish Mittal is the Global Aromatics Business Planner at ExxonMobil. In his previous role as Staff Research Engineer, he worked on process design, development and scale-up and techno-economic analysis of chemical and energy systems.
Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Dr. Mittal obtained his PhD at the University of Minnesota where he developed advanced models for membrane-based energy-efficient separation in the chemical and the energy industry. He has also interned at Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Dow Chemicals and Cargill Inc.
Dr. Mittal has published several peer-reviewed journal papers, presented at several international conferences and is an inventor on three international provisional patents. He also serves as a reviewer for distinguished international journals and on organizing committee for international conferences.
He has won numerous awards including AIChE 35 Under 35 Award, Hart Energy’s E&P Plus’s 40 Under Forty Award, Technology Capability Award (ExxonMobil), Process Innovator of the Year (ExxonMobil), Global Technology Recognition Award (ExxonMobil), the Graduate Engineering Innovation Fellowship (University of Minnesota) and the Proficiency Medal (IIT Kanpur).
Dr. Mittal holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, USA.