ANNUAL REPORT 2003-2004
The Department of Chemical Engineering has a strong focus on excellence in education and research. The Department has a dynamic faculty with a wide range of research specializations. Research activities in the Department are supported by excellent research students (75 Ph.D., 80 M.Tech. and 20 Dual Degree) very competent technical staff, and good experimental and computational facilities.
Two faculty members have joined the faculty in the year 2003-2004 - Professor Mahesh Tirumkudulu and Professor Madhu Vinjamur. Professors K. P. Madhavan, S.L. Narayanamurthy, and S.R. Patwardhan retired in this period, each after a long and valued service to the Department. The recruitment of students into the PhD programme has been very good this year and has contributed to the increase in research activity in the Department. The Department also received good funding for sponsored projects this year.
The Department-Industry interactions were multifold this year including continuing education courses, consultancy and technology transfer. The Department also received generous support from its alumnus, Mr. Avi Nash. The Manudhane Excellence Awards have been instituted and the renovation of 6 classrooms and undergraduate laboratories has been initiated from his donation.
The activities and achievements of the Department in the year 2003-2004 are given in the following sections.
(B.Tech., M.Tech.) 16
R & D Activities
The Department received grants from various sources towards many new projects during the year apart from various ongoing projects. A list of the sponsored projects initiated and ongoing are as follows:
Sponsored Research Projects
Sponsored Projects 21
Sanctioned Amount Rs.348.13 Lakhs
Emissions of Aerosols and Radiation perturbing chemical constituents from Biofuel Combustion in India (ISRO)
Atmospheric Modeling to study Aerosols & Climate in the Indian Region (MHRD)
Engineering and compaction of Cationic Nanodiscs (INDO-US)
Scheme of MODROB-Polymer Characaterization Undergraduate Lab (MHRD)
Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT) of AICTE
VolkswagenStiftung Foundation Project (INDO-US)
Value added Polymeric materials from renewable resources: Lactic acid and Lactic acid based Polymers (CSIR)
Scheme of Tat-Micronisation of Pharmaceuticals using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (MHRD)
Coarse Grain Molecular Modelling of Polycarbonates (CSIR)
R&D / High Performance Biodegradable Lactic Acid Polymers (MHRD)
Kinetics of Selective Reduction of NO by Hydrocarbons (DST)
Development of a recombinant Pichia pastoris system for himan beta-interferon (PRIVATE ORG.)
Scheme of Modernisation & Removal of Obsolescence (MHRD)
Optimal strategies for grade transition in large-scale distributed Systems (DST)
Research on Physiochemical and biological characterization of Ayurvedic Bhasmas (DONATION)
Tat/Intensification of Physical Rate Phenomena in Multiphase Rate Processes, through the Use of Nanomagnetic particles in the near-interface region (MHRD)
Scheme of R&D-Nanoparticles as Bio-active agents extension of Bhasma Concept in Veterinary applications (MHRD)
Development of bioreactors for shoot cultures of patchauli (Pogostemon cabin) (DBT)
Scheme of R&D-Improvement in Performance of Bioreactor employing recombinant organisms using the Liquid Phase Oxygen Supply (LPOS) strategy (MHRD)
Food Engineering Laboratory Development (MFPI)
BOYSCAST Fellowship (DST)
During the year the Department undertook 71 jobs generating Rs.42.60 lakhs. The total number of faculty involved were 12.
Basic Chemical Engineering, Reliance Industries Limited, Patalganga, 2003
Fermentation and Downstream Processing conducted for the employees from Biotech Industry, 2003.
CEP Course on “Quantitative Risk Assessment for Chemical Processes”, 19 – 20 September, 2003, IIT Bombay
CEP Course on “Hazid and Hazan”, 14 – 16 January, 2004; conducted for the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., Nagothane, Maharashtra.
CEP Course on “Risk Assessment in Refineries and Petrochemical Industries,” 9 – 14 February, 2004, IIT Bombay; conducted for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India.
CEP Course on Risk Analysis and Management, Oct. 2003
Series of 33 hour lectures on process control in training programme at Reliance, Patalganga during June, 03 to Sept.,03.
CEP course on Process Control at Birla Cellulosic during 6-7 Feb, 04.
CEP course on Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis during 3-5 March, 2004.
CEP course on Process Principles for Chemical Plant Operations for Vasant Chemicals, Hyderabad in December 2003.
A. Mehra & A.K. Suesh
CEP Course on Modelling, Analysis and Optimization of Industrial Processes, April 2003
CEP Course on Modelling, Analysis and Optimization of Industrial Processes, Nov. 2003
CEP Course on Process Simulation in Industry at UHDE India Limited, Mumbai, May 16-17, & May 23-24, 2003.
CEP Course on Process Simulation at IPCL – Nagothane Complex in Maharashtra, August 25-27, 2003.
CEP Course on Analytical Techniques & Good Laboratory Practices for IPCL – Nagothane Complex in Maharashtra, November 13-14, 2003.
CEP Course on HAZOP/HAZAN for IPCL – Nagothane Complex in Maharashtra, January 14-16, 2004.
CEP Course on Process Modeling & Simulation for IPCL – Baroda Complex in Gujarat, January 29-31, 2004.
CEP Course on Reactive distillation: Status and future directions, Sept. 2003
CEP Course on Reactive distillation: Status and future directions, Oct. 2003
CEP Course on Recent development in fermentation and downstream processing, Oct. 2003
CEP Course on Bioinformatics, Nov. 2003
Process principles for Chemical plant operations, Dec. 2003.
Acquisition of New Infrastructure
The Department acquired the following laboratory facilities during the year.
Olympus Microscope Model BX51
Motionpro 2000 Monochrome Camera
On-line Dual Channel Biochemistry Analyzer
Condensation Particle Counter
Batch Rotary Kiln
Shoot Culture Bio-Reactor
SAXSess Small Angle X-Ray Scattering System
Conferences and Symposia
ChEA symposium 2004
The Chemical Engineering Association of IIT Bombay (ChEA) organized a symposium "Biotechnology - A New Dimension to Chemical Engineering" on March 13, 2004. The focus of the symposium was on providing glimpses of cutting-edge research and on providing perspectives on intellectual property protection and the regulatory process for approval of biotherapeutics. Eminent experts from industry and academia delivered lectures at the symposium. Invited technical lectures were given by Mr. Satish Velankar, Lupin Ltd., Mumbai, Mr. Dhananjay Patankar, Indus Biotherapeutics Ltd., Ahmedabad, Dr. Prabuddha Ganguly, Advisor, VISION-IPR, Dr. Harikrishna Varma, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Surekha Zingde, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai, and Dr. Jayant Udgaonkar, NCBS, Bangalore. The symposium attracted wide participation by students and industry professionals. The convener of the symposium was Prof. S. Noronha and the co-convener was Prof. K. V. Venkatesh.
Prof. Sharad Bhartiya, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Modeling and control of a continuous pulp digester with grade transition, April 3, 2003
Dr. V. R. Pavoor, IVP Ltd., You can make a mark in the chemical industry, April 10, 2003
Prof Nivedita Gupta, Dept of Che Engineering , University of New Hampshire Durham New Hampshire USA, Marangoni Stresses at strongly deforming interfaces, Jan 08, 2004
Rajat Duggal, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Texas ,Houston, USA, Visualization of individual DNA molecules in small scale coating flows, Jan 12, 2004
Prof Uday Agarwal, Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven Institute of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Polymer based nano architectures for performance : design and synthesis, Jan 12, 2004
Prof Mukund Karwe, Dept of Food Science, Rutgers University, Newbrunswik, New Jersey, USA, Flow field in twin screw extruder: Numerical and experimental studies, Jan 22, 2004
Pankaj Doshi, Purdue University, West Laffaytte, Indiana, USA, Persistence of memory in drop breakup, The breakdown of universality, Feb. 05, 2004
Prof A Kienle, Max-Plank Institute for Dynamic Komplexer Technsher system sandstorstr Magdeburg, Germany, Synthesis Dynamics and Control of reactive distillation processes, Feb. 22, 2004
Prof. Chandra Venkatraman, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Modelling aerosol transport and source contributions during Indian NE monsoon, Mar 11, 2004
Ashish Orpe, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Surface flows in granular materials, Mar 25, 2004
Significant Awards and Distinction
Haagen-Smit Award Committee, Atmospheric Environment (2001-present), to judge recent publications in the journal for this award.
Recipient of "ICQESMS & NCBE 2004 Excellence Award” for paper presented at 3rd Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems & 1st National Conference on Business Excellence, February 5-7, 2004, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
R. Kumar - Perkin Elmer CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award, 2003.
KSS Raghavan Visiting Professor, PPV Division, UICT, Mumbai, 2003-2004.
Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
Fellowship, BOYSCAST DST
No. of books /chapters : 02
Papers in International Proceedings : 10
Papers in National Proceedings : 13
Papers in International Journals : 58
Papers in National Journals : 01
Papers in International Conferences : 15
Papers in National Conferences : 07
Book / Chapters in Books
Phase Equilibrium in Solid-Liquid-Supercritical Fluid Systems, Chapter-2 in Supercritical Fluid Technology for Drug Product Development, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, USA, March, 2004
Saurabh Tejwani and Jayesh Bellare
Nanotechnology on Bioengineering, Chapter 2 in "Advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology" Ed. by Ashutosh Sharma, Jayesh Bellare, Archana Sharma. Published by NISCIR, SCIR, New Delhi, 2004 (in press).
Papers in Proceedings
M.Mukhopadhyay and S.V. Dalvi
A New Thermodynamic Method for Solid-Liquid –Vapor Equilibrium in Ternary Systems from Binary Data for Antisolvent Crystallization” in the Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Versailles, France, April 2003
Tessy Vincent and Mamata Mukhopadhyay
Separation of heavy metal oxides using TTA-modified supercritical CO2, Proc. of SuperGreen-2003 held in Japan, November, 2003.
S. Rawool, S. Bhartiya, and K.V. Venkatesh
Ultrasensitive responses in genetic regulatory networks, published abstracts of International Conference on Mathematical Biology, IIT Kanpur, February 19-21, (2004)
Soil Biotechnology for wastewater Treatment and Utilisation,13th International Water Association Asia Pacific Regional Conference,13-18 Oct 2003,Cebu City, Philippines, pp181-186
M. A. Arunagirinathan, C. Manohar and Jayesh R. Bellare
Cryo-Electron Microscopic studies of the Pentaethoxy Nonylphenyl Ether / Water surfactant system. Proceedings of XXVII Annual Meeting of EMSI and Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, April 1-3, 2004, p182-183.
Kumkum Kahali, Kumar Varoon and Jayesh R. Bellare
Preparation of Lacey Polymer Film as Efficient Specimen supports for TEM and Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscpe (Cryo-TEM) Proceedings of XXVII Annual Meeting of EMSI and Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, April 1-3, 2004, p150-151.
T. Bhowmick, S. G. Kane, A. K. Suresh, A. Joshi and Jayesh Bellare
Quantitative Estimation of Indian Traditional Medicine (Jasada bhasma) with Multi-point ESEM-EDAX Analysis. Proceedings of XXVII Annual Meeting of EMSI and Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, April 1-3, 2004, p180-181.
Shenoy, U.V. and Fraser, D.M.
A New Method for Sizing Mass Exchange Units without the Singularity of the Kremser Equation, Proceedings of the European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13, ESCAPE-13, Lappeenranta, Finland, June 1-4, 2003.
Dalal, Nirav M., and Ranjan K. Malik
Solution Multiplicity in Multicomponent Distillation – A Computational Study In: Proceedings of European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13, Edited by Andrzej Kraslawsky & Ilkka Turunen, Elsevier (2003).
Nayak K. and Nanavati H.
Molecular Modeling of the Elasticity and Photoelasticity Relationships of Elastomeric Networks”, Proceedings Of The American Chemical Society, Division Of Polymeric Materials: Science And Engineering, Volume 90, Spring Meeting, March 28 – April 1, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA, pp 825-826
Tessy Vincent, P.K. Wattal, and Mamata Mukhopadhyay
In-situ chelation and extraction of heavy metal oxides using modified supercritical carbon dioxide, Proc. of Chem-Con , I.I.Ch.E. Convention, 2003
M.Mukhopadhyay and S.V. Dalvi
Prediction of Supersaturation Behaviour in Supercritical Antisolvent Crystallisation from PMVF of solvent in binary (CO2-solvent) mixture, Proc. of Chem-Con , I.I.Ch.E. Convention, 2003
Mamata Mukhopadhyay and S. V. Dalvi
Process Modeling and Analysis of Supercritical Antisolvent Crystallization Technique for Formation of Nanoparticles, In-House Symposium on Nanotechnology @ IITB, September 13, 2003
Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Herbal Medicines and Nutraceuticals in Emerging Trends in Herbal Technology, Proc. of All-India Seminar by Institution of Engineers (India), WBSC, Kolkata , Nov 28-29, 2003
Recovery of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicines by Supercritical Fluid Extraction, Indian Chemical Industries Association , Chennai, Feb. 2004
S. Verma, C. Venkataraman, O. Boucher, M.S. Reddy, D. Muller, B. Crouzille
Sea-breeze effects on lofting and vertical distribution, Workshop on Tropospheric Chemistry and Aerosols, March 25-26, 2004, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.
“Feedstock grade transition in a continuous pulp digester using model based management of Kappa profile”, Preprints of Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association Annual General Meeting and Annual Seminar on Environmental Management and Technologies in Pulp and Paper, Kolkata, 6-7 February, (2004)
M.A. Arunagirinathan, Ravi Shankar Choudary, C. Manohar and Jayesh R. Bellare
Non-Equilibrium Microstructures of Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Triolete. Proceedings of Eleventh National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids, Dec 11-13, Publised by Indian Surface Science Society, Matunga, 2003, A127-128.
R. S. Choudary, M. A. Arunagirinathan, C. Manohar and J. R. Bellare
Non-Equilibrium Microstructures in Surfactants. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 2003, CHEMCON-2003, Dec 19-22, 2003, p173-174.
Sen, P. K., and Roy, S.
Determination of Critical Contaminant Particle Diameter in Supercritical CO2 – based Cleaning, presented in the 11th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids, Mumbai, 2003.
Adapting Total Quality Management in the Academia, in Proceedings of 3rd Indian Congress On Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems & 1st National Conference On Business Excellence, February 5-7, 2004, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Using Quantitative Risk Assessment Optimally for Process Safety Management, in Proceedings of 3rd Indian Congress On Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems & 1st National Conference On Business Excellence, February 5-7, 2004, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Nayak K. and Nanavati H.
Elasticity And Photoelasticity Relationships Of Elastomeric Networks By Molecular Simulation, Proceedings of Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2003 (CHEMCON-2003), 56th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 19th - 22nd December, 2003, Bhubaneswar, CHM-187
Papers in Journals
Partial Molar Volume Reduction of Solvent For Solute Crystallization Using Carbon Dioxide as Antisolvent, J. Supercritical Fluids, vol. 25, No.3, pp.213-223, April 2003
Partial Molar Volume Fraction of Solvent in Binary (CO2-Solvent) Solution for Solid Solubility Predictions, The Jr. Supercritical Fluids, available online, 11 June 2003
Purification of Lecithin Using Dense Carbon dioxide as Antisolvent, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Available online 8 October 2003
Mass and heat transfer analysis of SAS: effects of thermodynamic states and flow rates on droplet size, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, available online, Available online 13 December 2003
Prediction of ternary solid-liquid–vapor equilibrium compositions from PMVF of solvent in binary (CO2-solvent) mixture Journal of Supercritical; Fluids, accepted for publication on 25 March 2004
Vivek K. Mutalik, Aditya P. Singh, Jeremy S. Edwards and K. V. Venkatesh
Robust global sensitivity in multiple enzyme cascade system explains how the downstream cascade structure may remain unaffected by cross-talk, FEBS Letters,  (1-3), 79-84, 2004.
An integrated mechanistic model for transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair, DNA Repair, , 343-348, 2004.
Expression of GAL genes in a mutant strain of Saccharomyces cerevisae lacking GAL80: Quantitative Model and Experimental Verification, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry  (1), 89-97, 2004.
Malkhey Verma, Paike Jayadeva Bhat, and K. V. Venkatesh
Quantitative analysis of GAL genetic switch of Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals that nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of Gal80p results in a highly sensitive response to galactose, The Journal of Biological Chemistry,  (49), 48764-48769, 2003.
Allosteric Interactions and Bifunctionality Make the Response of Glutamine Synthetase Cascade System of Escherichia coli Robust and Ultrasensitive, The Journal of Biological Chemistry,  (29), 26327-26332, 2003.
Dynamic Model of Escherichia coli Tryptophan Operon Shows an Optimal Structural Design, European Journal of Biochemistry, , 2644-2651, 2003.
An optimal model to represent the kinetics of growth and product formation by Lactobacillus rhamnosus on multiple substrates, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering  (5), 481-486, 2003.
Diacetyl Production and Growth of Lactobacillus rhamnosus on Multiple Substrates, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology,  (5), 509-514, 2003.
Turale, N., A. Devulapalli, R. Manchanda, K. Moudgalya, G. Sivakumar
A simulation framework for electrophysiological networks: application to synaptic potentials in syncytical smooth muscle. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, (2003), 41, 589-594.
Boucher, C. Moulin, S. Belviso, O. Aumont, L. Bopp, E. Cosme, R. von Kuhlmann, M. Lawrence, M. Pham, M.S. Reddy, C. Venkataraman
DMS atmospheric concentrations and sulphate aerosol indirect radiative forcing: A sensitivity study to the DMS source representation and oxidation, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 3, 49-65 (2003).
Franke, A. Ansmann, D. Mueller, F. Althausen, C. Venkataraman, M.S. Reddy, F. Wagner and R. Scheele
Optical properties of the Indo-Asian haze layer over the tropical Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 108(D2), AAC 16-1 to 16-17, doi:10.1029/2002JD002473 (2003).
C. Venkataraman, P. Joshi, V. Sethi, S. Kohli and M.R. Ravi
Aerosol and Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Low Temperature Combustion in a Sawdust Packed-Bed Stove, Aerosol Science and Technology, 38, 50-61(2004)
K.V. Venkatesh, S. Bhartiya, and A. Ruhela
Multiple feedback loops are key to a robust dynamic performance of tryptophan regulation in Escherichia coli, FEBS Letters, 563, pp 234-240, (2004)
Residence Time Distribution in Soil Filters, Water Environment Research, pp 69-75,Jan/Feb 2004
P. Ghosh and V.A. Juvekar
Effect of Temperature on Permeation of Air through Thin Liquid Films, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, 36, 711-715 (2003)
Shenoy, U.V. and Fraser, D.M.
A New Formulation of the Kremser Equation for Sizing Mass Exchangers, Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 58, pp 5121-5124, 2003.
Bandyopadhyay S., Malik R.K., and Shenoy U.V.
Feed Preconditioning Targets for Distillation through Invariant Rectifying-Stripping Curves, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 42, No.26, pp 6851-6861, December 2003.
Manjula Rao Y., Suresh A. K. and Suraishkumar G. K.
"Free radical aspects in Xanthomonas Campestris cultivation with the liquid phase oxygen supply strategy", Process Biochemistry, 38, 1301-1310 (2003).
Jyoti B. D., Suresh A. K. and Venkatesh K. V.
Effect of preculturing conditions on growth of Lactobacillus rhamnosus on medium containing Glucose and Citrate, Microbiol. Research, 159(1), 35-42 (2004).
Ramesh Kumar, A., Hota, G., Mehra, A. and Khilar, K.C.
Modeling of Nanoparticles Formation by Mixing of Two Reactive Microemulsions, AIChE J, accepted.
Bandyopadhyay, S., Malik, R. K., and Shenoy, U. V.
Feed Preconditioning Targets for Distillation through Invariant Rectifying-Stripping Curves Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42(26); 6851-6861 (2003).
S. K. Hajra and D. V. Khakhar
Sensitivity of granular segregation of mixtures in quasi-two-dimensional fluidized layers, Phys. Rev. E, 69, 031304 (2004)
Pravakar Mondal and D. V. Khakhar
Hydraulic resistance of rigid
polyurethane foams: 1. Effect of different surfactants on foam structure and properties, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., in press (2004).
Pravakar Mondal and D. V. Khakhar
Hydraulic resistance of rigid polyurethane foams: 2. Effect of variation of surfactant, water and nucleating agent concentrations on foam structure and properties, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., in press (2004).
Pravakar Mondal and D. V. Khakhar
Hydraulic resistance of rigid polyurethane foams: 3. Effect of variation of the concentration of the catalysts on foam structure and properties, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., in press (2004).
Shreesha, C., and Gudi, R.D.
MISO structure based control relevant identification of MIMO systems, (Accepted; To appear in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2004).
Munawar, S.A, Bhushan, M., Gudi, R.D, and Belliappa, A.M.
Cyclic Scheduling of Continuous Multiproduct Plants, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42, pp. 5861-5882, 2003.
Kapdi, M and Gudi, R.D.
Optimal control of fed-batch fermentation involving multiple feeds using differential evolution, (Accepted; To Appear in Process Biochemistry, 2003).
Meel, A. , Venkat, A. and Gudi, R.D.
Disturbance Classification and Rejection using Pattern Recognition methods”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42 pp. 3321-3333, (2003).
Shreesha, C. and Gudi, R.D.
Control relevant identification for two degrees of freedom control, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol. 81, Part A, pp 679-688, (2003).
Shreesha, C. and Gudi, R.D.
Analysis of Prefilter based Closed Loop Control Relevant Identification Methodologies, to Appear in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (October / December 2003).
Mandal, C., Kapdi, M, Sureshkumar, G.K and Gudi, R.D.
Productivity improvement in Xanthan gum fermentations using Multiple substrate optimization”, Biotechnology Progress, 19 ,1pp. 190-1198, (2003).
Venkat, A., Vijaysai, P. and Gudi, R.D.
Identification and Control of Complex Nonlinear Processes by Fuzzy Decomposition”, Journal of Process Control, 13, pp 473-488, (2003).
Vijaysai, P., Gudi, R.D., and Lakshminarayanan, S.
A New Recursive PLS approach for Dynamic Model Identification on Demand“, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42, pp. 540-554, (2003).
Singhvi, A, Madhavan, KP, Shenoy, UV
Pinch analysis for aggregate production planning in supply chains,
Computers & chemical engineering, Vol.28, p 7, Jun 15, 2004
Rao, RM, Rengaswamy, R, Suresh, AK, Balaraman, KS
Industrial experience with object-oriented modelling - FCC case study
Chemical engineering research & design, Vol.82, Apr 2004.
Kumar, PR, Chaudhari, S, Khilar, KC, Mahajan, SP
Removal of arsenic from water by electrocoagulation, CHEMOSPHERE, Vol.55, p.8, Jun 2004
Tendulkar, AV, Joshi, AA, Sohoni, MA, Wangikar, PP
Clustering of protein structural fragments reveals modular building block approach of nature, Journal of molecular biology, Vol.338, p.19, Apr 30, 2004
Tirumkudulu, MS, Russel, WB
Role of capillary stresses in film formation, M,Langmuir, Vol.20, pg.15, Mar 30, 2004,
Bapat, PM, Wangikar, PP
Optimization of Rifamycin B fermentation in shake flasks via a machine-learning-based approach, Biotechnology and bioengineering, Vol.86, p.8, Apr 20, 2004
Hota, G, Jain, S, Khilar, KC
Colloids and surfaces a-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Vol.232, p.9, Jan 23, 2004
Paria, S, Manohar, C, Khilar, KC
Effect of cationic surfactant on the adsorption characteristics of anionic surfactant on cellulose surface, Colloids and surfaces a-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Vol.232, p.4, Jan 23, 2004
Sen, TK, Shanbhag, S, Khilar, KC
Subsurface colloids in groundwater contamination: a mathematical model
Colloids and surfaces a-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Vol.232, p.10, Jan 12, 2004
Gangadwala, J, Kienle, A, Stein, E, Mahajani, S
Production of butyl acetate by catalytic distillation: Process design studies
Industrial & engineering chemistry research, Vol.43, p.8, Jan 7, 2004
Bapat, PM, Kundu, S, Wangikar, PP
An optimized method for Aspergillus niger spore production on natural carrier substrates, Biotechnology progress, Vol.19, p. 6, Nov-Dec, 2003
Sahoo, S, Verma, RK, Suresh, AK, Rao, KK, Bellare, J, Suraishkumar, GK
Macro-level and genetic-level responses of Bacillus subtilis to shear stress
Biotechnology progress, Vol.19, p.8, Nov-Dec, 2003
Tendulkar, AV, Wangikar, PP, Sohoni, MA, Samant, VV, Mone, CY
Parameterization and classification of the protein universe via geometric techniques, Journal of molecular biology, Vol.334, p.16, Nov 14, 2003
Rao, NM, Vora, P, Moudgalya, KM
PID control of DAE systems, Industrial & engineering chemistry research, Vol.42, p.12, Oct 1, 2003
Moudgalya, KM, Singh, SK, Madhavan, KP, Jain, G
A class of discontinuous dynamical systems - IV. A laboratory air-water system, Chemical engineering science, Vol.l58, p.11, Sep 2003
Dave, H, Surve, M, Manohar, C, Bellare, J
Myelin growth and initial dynamics, Journal of colloid and interface science, Vol.264, p.6, Aug 1, 2003
Kumar, SVS, Phale, PS, Durani, S, Wangikar, PP
Combined sequence and structure analysis of the fungal laccase family
Biotechnology and bioengineering, Vol.83, p.9, Apr 20, 2003
Chandrasekaran, SM, Wangikar, PP
Method for lipase-catalyzed carbonate synthesis via one- and two-step alkoxycarbonylation reactions, Biotechnology progress, Vo.19, p.6, Mar-Apr 2003
Wangikar, PP, Tendulkar, AV, Ramya, S, Mail, DN, Sarawagi, S
Functional sites in protein families uncovered via an objective and automated graph theoretic approach, Journal of molecular biology, Vol.326, p.24, Feb 21, 2003
M. Mukhopadhyay and Nitin Joshi
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Fractionation of Vitamins E & A from Vegetable Sources, Indian Chemical Engineer, Section A, Vol. 45, No.3, July-September, 2003
The 6th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Versailles, France, April–May 2003
Malkhey Verma, P. J. Bhat and K. V. Venkatesh
Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling of Gal80p causes ultrasensitivity of GAL gene expression to galactose in Saccharomyces cerevisae : Mathematical modeling and experimental verification, at the International Workshop for integrated Yeast Sciences 2004, held at Okinawa, Japan from March 14-20, 2004.
Steady State Analysis of Enzyme Cascades in Cellular Regulation at the International Conference on Mathematical Biology (ICMB)-2004, held at IIT Kanpur from Feb 19 to 21 , 2004.
Ultrasensitivity in genetic regulatory networks, at the International Conference on Mathematical Biology (ICMB)-2004, held at IIT Kanpur from Feb 19 to 21 , 2004.
Ian S Mudway, Sean T Duggan, Chandra Venkataraman, Frank J Kelly and Jonathan M Grigg
Particulates derived from the burning of biomass fuel display considerable levels of intrinsic oxidative activity, Annual Meeting of the European Respiratory Society, Glasgow, April, abstracts in European Respiratory Journal (2004).
Reddy, M. S., C. Venkataraman, and O. Boucher
Decadal trends in fossil fuel energy consumption and related air pollutant emissions, Joint Assembly of the European Geophysical Society – American Geophysical Union, Nice, France, 06-11th April (2003).
International Conference on Mathematical Biology, IIT Kanpur, February 19-21, (2004)
Dalal, Nirav M., and Ranjan K. Malik
Solution Multiplicity in Multicomponent Distillation – A Computational Study, Presented at ESCAPE-13, June 1-4, 2003, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland.
A. V. Orpe and D. V. Khakhar
Rheology of surface granular flows, AIChE Annual Meeting, November 17-21, 2003, San Francisco.
Rajat Duggal, Shashank Bansal, D. V. Khakhar and J. M. Ottino
Onset of axial segregation of granular mixtures in a rotating cylinder, AIChE Annual Meeting, November 17-21, 2003, San Francisco.
D. V. Khakhar
Granular flow in rotating cylinders, Workshop on Granular and particle laden flows, Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, November 23 - December 8, 2003.
The rotary kiln: Analysis of particle flow, mixing and segregation, International Symposium on Mineral Processing, CHEMCON 2003, Bhubaneswar, December 19-23, 2003.
Kapileswar Nayak and Hemant Nanavati
Elasticity and Photoelasticity Relationships of Real Elastomeric Networks by Molecular Simulation, Annual APS March Meeting 2004, March 22-26, 2004, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Kapileswar Nayak and Hemant Nanavati
Molecular Modeling of the Elasticity and Photoelasticity Relationships of Elastomeric Networks, 227th National Meeting of The American Chemical Society, March 28 – April 1, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA, Division Of Polymeric Materials: Science And Engineering
General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials; Surface Properties: 227th National Meeting of The American Chemical Society, March 28 – April 1, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA, Division Of Polymeric Materials: Science And Engineering
Vivek K. Mutalik and K V Venkatesh
Steady State Analysis of Signaling Pathways in Living Systems: Use of Dimensionless Parameters Akin to Chemical Plants, at CHEMCON-2003, Indian Institute Chemical Engineers (IIChe), Bhubaneshwar, India.
Annual General Meeting and Annual Seminar on Environmental Management and Technologies in Pulp and Paper organized by Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, Kolkata, February 6-7, (2004)
Inovative Technologiey for Distillery Waste water" All India Distlillers Association Annual Session ,New Delhi 13-16 Dec 2003
Organized 11th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids, Mumbai, 11 – 13 December, 2003.
Participated (& presented papers) in 3rd Indian Congress On Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems & 1st National Conference On Business Excellence, February 5-7, 2004, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Nayak K. and Nanavati H.
“Elasticity And Photoelasticity Relationships Of Elastomeric Networks By Molecular Simulation”, Proceedings of Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2003 (CHEMCON-2003), 56th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 19th - 22nd December, 2003, Bhubaneswar, CHM-187
Sushanta Das, Kapileswar Nayak and Hemant Nanavati
Molecular Modeling of the Elasticity and Photoelasticity Relationships of PET Fiber Networks by the RIS-Monte Carlo Approach, Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2003 (CHEMCON-2003), 56th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 19th-22nd December, 2003, Bhubaneswar
K. V. Venkatesh
Systems Biology-linking genotype to phenotype at the International Conference on Mathematical Biology (ICMB)-2004, held at IIT Kanpur from Feb 19 to 21 , 2004
Regional Emissions Estimates, and Aerosol Emissions from Small Biomass Fires, Atmospheric Brown Cloud: Science Team Meeting and South Asia Workshop on Air Pollution, Aerosols and Regional Impacts, February 2-4, 2004, TERI, New Delhi.
Source and species contributions to aerosol distributions during the Indian north-east winter monsoon,” Indo-US Workshop on Modelling Atmospheric Transport of Pollutants, November 11-13, 2003, NEERI, Nagpur.
Overview of Bioprocess Estimation and Control, at Curagen Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, USA on April 12, 2003
Issues in Control Relevant Identification, at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, April 17, 2003.
Improve Fermentor Productivity, at Merck Pharmaceutical Company, West Point, Pennsylvania, May 30, 2003.
Clustering and Classification Strategies for Process Monitoring and Control, at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, June 9th, 2003.
Issues in Continuous Plant Scheduling, at the Anderson School of Management Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, June 10th , 2003.
Identification for Decentralized MPC”, at the Texas-Wisconsin Modeling and Control Consortium Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 22, 2003.
Process Modeling and Analysis of Supercritical Antisolvent Crystallization Technique for Formation of Nanoparticles”, In-House Symposium on Nanotechnology @ IITB, September 13, 2003
“Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Herbal Medicines and Nutraceuticals” in Emerging Trends in Herbal Technology, All-India Seminar by Institution of Engineers (India), WBSC, Kolkata , Nov 28-29, 2003
“Recovery of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicines by Supercritical Fluid Extraction”, Indian Chemical Industries Association , Chennai, Feb. 2004
K. V. Venkatesh
In Silico analysis of Biological systems, at Biohorizon-2004, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, March 12-13, 2004
Department of Chemical Engg, IISc, on February 19, 2004, on Analysis of acetate metabolism in E. coli.
Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, November 29, 2003, on Recombinant DNA technology.
Cancer Chemotherapy at ACTREC Mumbai, on Bioinformatics in Drug Development
Water harvesting and Purification for Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad
Technical Education: Global Trends, delivered at “CII-AICTE Summit on Technical Education”, Nov 5-6, 2003, Pune.
Chemical Engineering: Past, Present and the Future, Workshop on “Globalization: A Driving force for Innovative Ideas in Chemical Industries,” at Maharashtra Academy of Engineering, 9-10 Jan 2004, Pune.
Selection of Modeling Techniques for Process Industries at Honeywell Technology Research Lab, Bangalore in May, 2003.
Fault Tolerant Control of Linear Multivariable Processes at G.E. Research Centre, Bangalore, May 2003.
Series of 24 lectures on Advanced Process Control at BARC Training school during March-April, 03 and March-April, 04.
Series of 8 lectures on numerical methods in SERC School on Numerical and Analytical Methods in Chemical engineering held in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, 12-16 Jan, 2004.
Lecture on “Primary Process Modeling: Distillation/Reactive Distillation, Extraction, & Stripping”, Workshop on Modeling & Simulation in Petroleum Refining Industry, organized by Indian Oil Corporation R&D, Faridabad, November 20, 2003.
CFD for viscous flows. IIChE-MRC Worshop on CFD, Mumbai, Sep 2003.
Global challenges in Chemical Engineering : Focus on Theory and Computations, IICT Diamond Jubilee, Hyderabad, January 10, 2004.
Synthesis of rodlike molecules, UICT, Mumbai, March 15, 2004.
Shear flow of granular materials, DCMPMS, TIFR, Mumbai, March 25, 2004.
Technical Working Group, Mumbai Urban Transport Project (2001-present).
ISRO-GBP Working Group on Aerosols, Atmospheric Chemistry and Radiation (2002-present).
Reviewer, Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, Aerosol Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Tellus – Series B.
Editor: Advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Published by NISCIR, SCIR, New Delhi, 2004 (in press).
Member of the Committee Constituted by the State Government of Maharashtra to revise the rules for assessment of the losses of ethanol during the manufacture, storage, transport and distribution.
Chairman, Technical Committee, National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions, and Biocolloids, 11–13 December, 2003. (UICT, Bombay)
Review of manuscripts for DYCOPS 7 to be held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. during 5-7 July, 2004.
Review of manuscript for Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Reviewed papers for International journals in chemical. biochemical and food engineering.
Reviewed proposals for national funding agencies such as DST.
Industry Consultation: Vasant Chemicals, Hyderbad (General advice on specific processes), Unilever Research Centre, Bangalore (Studies on spontaneous emulsification).
Member, Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India (Since 2001).
Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, Indian Chemicals Manufacturers Association (ICMA), Mumbai (Since January 2003).
Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Mumbai Regional Chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (Since 2003).
Co-chair, Session on CAPE in Pulp & Paper Industry, ESCAPE-13, June 1-4, 2003, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Expert Member, National Board of Accreditation of AICTE, July 25-27, 2003, Vishakapatnam.
Session Chair, Seminar on Water Resource Management in Chemical Industry, organized by Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association (ICMA), October 10-11, 2003, Mumbai.
Subject Expert for monitoring of AICTE R&D, TAPTEC, & MODROBS projects, September 29-30, 2003, New Delhi.
Expert Member, Selection Committee, Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee, October 27-28, 2003.
Expert Member, Board of Studies in Chemical Engineering, U.P. Technical University.
Member, International Relations Committee, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (2004).
Paper Reviewer (one manuscript), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, U.S.A.
Paper Reviewer (two manuscripts), Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (NISCAIR), New Delhi.
Reviewer for journals (Phys. Fluids, Eur. J. Mech. B, Europhys Lett., Chem. Eng. Sci., Chem. Eng. Processing, Proc. Roy Soc., AIChE J., Ind. J. Chem. Tech., Chem. Eng. Res. Des.) and proposals (DST, CSIR, Indo-French Centre).
Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, (2004-present), National Research Council, Canada, NRC Research Press.
Faculty Members and Specialisations
Preeti Aghalayam (Ph.D., U. Massachusetts, 2000)
Jayesh Bellare (Ph.D., U. Minnesota, 1988), Head, Bio-School
Microscopy, surface science, nanotechnology
R.D. Gudi (Ph.D., U. Alberta, 1995)
Process control, biochemical engg.
V.G. Gurjar (Ph.D., I.I.T. Bombay, 1978)
Electrochemical engg., corrosion
V.A. Juvekar (Ph.D., U. Bombay, 1976)
Multiphase reactions, polymers, interfacial engg.
Kannan Moudgalya (Ph.D., Rice U., 1985),
Process control, simulation, software engg.
D.V. Khakhar (Ph.D., U. Massachusetts, 1986), Head, Chemical Engg.
Polymerization, polymer materials, powders
K.C. Khilar (Ph.D., U. Michigan, 1981), Dean (R&D)
Colloids, interface science, porous media
S. Mahajani (Ph.D., U. Bombay, 1996)
Reaction engg. and catalysis, CFD
R.K. Malik (Ph.D., U. Wisconsin, 1979), Head, CAD Centre
Process modeling, simulation, energy integration
A. Mehra (Ph.D., U. Bombay, 1987)
Multiphase reactions, surface science
A. Misra (Ph.D., U. Massachusetts, 1974), Director
Polymer science and engineering
A.S. Moharir (Ph.D., I.I.T. Kanpur, 1981)
Modeling, simulation, adsorption, optimization
M. Mukhopadhyay (Ph.D., Ohio State U., 1969)
Thermodynamics, separations, supercritical extraction
H. Nanavati (Ph.D., Georgia Tech., 1998)
Polymer physics, structure-property relationships
S.B. Noronha (Ph.D., U. Maryland, Baltimore County, 1996)
Biochemical engg., recombinant biotechnology
S.C. Patwardhan (Ph.D., I.I.T. Bombay, 1994)
Computer control systems, adaptive & predictive control, system identification & fault tolerant control
T.S. Raghunathan (Ph.D., U. Birmingham, 1977)
Reaction engg.: polymers & catalysts, thermodynamics
V. Govardhana Rao (Ph.D., I.I.T. Madras, 1979)
Heat transfer, trickle beds, polymer rheology
Sandip Roy (M.S., SUNY, Buffalo, 1982)
Colloids, thermodynamics, safety
H.S. Shankar (Ph.D., Monash U., 1976)
Biochemical engg., vermiculture
A.K. Suresh (Ph.D., Monash U., 1986)
Biochemical engg., multiphase reactions
G.K. Suraishkumar (Ph.D., Drexel U., 1993)
Biochemical engg., aerosol processes
K.V. Venkatesh (Ph.D., Purdue U., 1993)
Biochemical and food engg.
P. Wangikar (Ph.D., U. Iowa, 1995)
Applied enzymology, drug discovery, bioseparations
Chandra Venkataraman (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles,1992) Aerosols and climate, Air pollution, Toxicity / risk assessment, Aerosol science and engineering.
Mahesh Tirumkudulu, Ph.D., City Univ. of New York, 2001), Fluid Mechanics, Colloids, interface science
(Ph.D., Drexel University, 2001) Drying of coatings, Oil recovery from porous rocks, Fluid mechanics of coating flows
Bhartiya Sharad (Ph.D., Oklahoma State U., 2000) Modeling, Identification and Control
Adjunct and Visiting Faculty
U.V. Shenoy (Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon U., 1988)
S.A. Baser (Ph.D., IIT Bombay, 1992)
S.G. Kane (Ph.D., Ex-Head R&D, NOCIL)
C. Manohar (Ph.D., Ex-Head Interfacial Chemistry Division, BARC)
S. Ganeshan (Ph.D., IIT Bombay, Toyo Engineering)