Welcome to the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) of Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun. The division established way back in 1987-88, completely devoted towards innovative research pertaining to continuous support and upgradation of petroleum industry for making it greener. The focus of the division outcomes in the development of cost effective technologies starting from basic research in the fields of petrochemicals, value addition to the refinery streams, corrosion, biodegradable lubricants and cutting oils, sweetening and oxidative desulphurization, polymeric additives, CO2 utilization, ionic liquids, photo catalysis, advanced functional materials, nano tribology etc. to mention few of them.
The division is felicitated with large number of projects sponsored by industry, government funding agencies, national as well as international collaborating organizations and institutes. The research potential of the division is evident by many prestigious awards like CSIR technology awards, FICCI-DST-Lockheed Gold medal, INSA Young Scientist Medal, National Academy of Science Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award, Tetrahedron Letter Most Cited Paper 2003-2006 Award, Hindustan Platinum Award by Catalyst Society of India and Catalyst Society of India Young Scientist Award. Last but not least, we are proud to have alumni of this division flourishing in different parts of the world.