Vivek Utgikar, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering

Phone: (208) 885-6970, Fax: (208) 885-7462  E-mail:

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Fundamental Concepts and Computations in Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Idaho

University of Idaho at Idaho Falls

Center for Advanced Energy Studies


Dr. Utgikar joined the University of Idaho at its Idaho Falls Center in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He moved to the main campus of the university in Moscow, Idaho in 2012, and was promoted to rank of Professor in 2014. Dr. Utgikar served as the Interim Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program of the university from August 2014 - September 2015 before assuming the position of Associate Dean of Research for the College of Engineering. He has also served as the co-Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a public-private partnership of the Idaho National Laboratory, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University and the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Utgikar holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a registered professional engineer in the States of Idaho and Ohio. His other degrees include a Baccalaureate and a Masters in chemical engineering, from the University of Mumbai (Bombay), India.

Research Interests: Hydrogen and Hybrid Energy Systems, Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Reprocessing and Waste Management, Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery, and Energy Systems.

Teaching Interests: Computations in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering and Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, and Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

Dr. Utgikar has process development, design and engineering
experience in organic chemical industry, and has been a consultant to a number of industries in the areas of process/product improvement and environmental compliance.