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Dastur Innovation Labs

Who we are

Dastur Innovation Labs (DIL), headquartered in Toronto, is a part of Dastur – the global steel, metals, mining and energy consulting firm. DIL carries out cutting-edge applied research, process and operations modeling, and design, to solve difficult challenges faced by our customers. The lab’s work spans the areas of quality, yield, throughput, logistics and metallurgical process improvements across ferrous and non-ferrous industries.

What we do

At DIL we are always looking to creatively tackle challenges faced by our customers using lab-scale models and large-scale simulations of their operations, while minimizing costly stoppages and downtime. Examples of recent solutions developed by the lab include mathematical and physical modeling of refining and casting operations, melt-shop throughput and capacity optimizations, emissions control, waste to value, and new process and grade development. These have led to significant improvements in product quality, production volumes and material consumption, translating into measurable cost reductions and profitability improvements for clients.

Our team

The DIL team includes our principal consultant Dr. Kinnor Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, who is a recipient of the AIST Kent D. Peaslee Award (2016) and the CIM METSOC Brimacombe Award (2016). The DIL global team consists of interdisciplinary experts in metallurgy, materials engineering, computation and engineering systems.They have significant experience in theindustry and work with Dastur's process operations, engineering, automation and business experts in Dastur's Indian and European offices.

  • Experts
  • Dr. Kinnor Chattopadhyay

    Assistant Professor, Univ. of Toronto, PhD, MS, McGill University

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      Dr. Saikat Chatterjee

    PhD, University of Toronto; M.Sc., McGill University


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  • Dr. Donghui Li

    Research Associate, Univ. of Toronto, Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University
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      Dr. Achintya Kumar Das

    BE, MTech, PhD


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  • Dr. Anand Senguttuvan

    Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada

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      Dr. Prabir Nandi

    B.E. & M.Tech. (REC Durgapur), Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)

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  • Nishit Patel

    M.Eng, McMaster University; B.Eng, Chemical & Bioengineering, McMaster University

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Contact Information

Dastur Innovation Labs
250 Yonge Street
Suite 2201 (22nd floor)
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
+1 647 632 7887

  • Nishit Patel
    Business Development Manager
    North America
    Nishit.P@dastur.com
    +1 905 906 2496
    Kinnor Chattopadhyay
    Principal Consultant
    Technology & Process Improvement
    Kinnor.C@dastur.com
    +1 905 601 6624

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