Nitish Mittal

Senior Research Engineer, ExxonMobil

Dr. Nitish Mittal is an energy technologist and currently a senior research engineer with ExxonMobil in Texas. He has extensive experience in the process design, development and scale-up and techno-economic analysis of chemical and energy systems. 

Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Dr. Mittal was a research assistant 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 with Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Dow Chemicals and Cargill Inc. 

Dr. Mittal has published a number of peer-reviewed journal papers, is an inventor on two international provisional patents and serves as a reviewer for distinguished international journals and session chairs for international conferences. 

He has won numerous awards including the 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 Kanpur, India, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.