Dastur Innovation Labs

"Dastur Innovation Labs's approach of integrating process, operations and cost aspects of steelmaking under one global roof is an effective approach to improve the competitiveness of North American steel plants. ..."

Kalyan Ghosh
- CEO Algoma Steel, Canada

  • Saikat Chatterjee

    - Practice Leader, Process Metallurgy, Dastur Innovation Labs, India

Who we are

Dastur Innovation Labs (DIL), headquartered in Toronto, is a part of Dastur - the global metals, mining and energy consulting firm. DIL carries out cutting-edge applied research, process and operations modelling, and design, to solve difficult challenges faced by our customers. Our 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 trial-run and stoppages. Examples of recent solutions developed by the lab include mathematical and physical modelling 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. We have significant experience in the industry and work with process operations, engineering, automation and business experts in Dastur's Indian and European offices.


Dr. Kinnor

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


Dr. Saikat

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


Dr. Donghui Li

Research Associate, Univ. of Toronto, Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University


Dr. Achintya
Kumar Das

BE, MTech, PhD


Dr. Anand

Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada


Nishit Patel

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

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