Khokan joined Calix Limited in May 2012 as R & D Manager to lead the test works on Calix’s pilot and commercial calcination plants, develop recipes for MgO-based boards/panels, fertilisers and slurries, and lead the test work on numerous other product developments. He is one of the important team players to develop several Calix brand products such as ActiMag, ProtectaMag, BoosterMag, AquaCal+ etc.
Khokan completed PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2008 from RMIT University, Melbourne. He published nine peer reviewed research articles (2 journals and 7 conference papers) and became a member of the Australian Society of Rheology. He also completed Graduate diploma in Extractive Metallurgy in 2016 from Murdoch University, Perth and Diploma of Project Management in 2013 from Australian Institute of Management, Melbourne.
In 2008, Khokan joined the R&D division at Plantic Technologies Ltd as a Process and Development Engineer to develop starch-based bio-polymers for food packaging applications. He was promoted to Research Scientist and Pilot Plant Manager in 2011, and his team developed several resin recipes for blown film and injection moulding processing. During his work period at Plantic, Khokan completed a Cert-IV in Front Line Management in 2009 from the Kangan Institute, Melbourne,
At home, he enjoys time with his wife Bithi, two sons Ronodeep and Manodeep and his parents. Outside of work, he loves gardening, watching cricket/music videos/documentary movies on TV and reading journals/books. He plays tennis, soccer and badminton and is a great supporter of the Australian Cricket team.