Sirkar is a co-editor of the widely used Membrane Handbook (Chapman and Hall Publishers, NY,1992; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2001). He has authored 186 publications; his research has most recently been published in: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research; Journal of Membrane Science; Chemical Engineering Science; Biotechnology Progress; Journal of American Chemical Society; Polymer; and Journal of Controlled Release.
Sirkar graduated with a bachelor's degree with honors in 1963 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He received his master's degree in 1966 and his PhD in 1969 from the University of Illinois, Urbana. NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 8,000 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 92 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning. In 2006, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation's top 25 campuses for technology and top 150 for best value. U.S. News & World Report's 2007 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities