Ranjan Kumar Malik


12, Computer-aided Design Centre (CAD)

Contact Information


  • +91 (22) 2576 7796 (O)


  • rkmalik [at] che [dot] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in

Ranjan Kumar Malik

Emeritus Fellow



  1. B.Sc. Chemical Engg. Kanpur University 1970

  2. M.Tech. Chemical Engg. I.I.T. Kanpur 1973

  3. Ph.D. Chemical Engg. University of Wisconsin USA 1979

Professional Appointments

  1. Member Americal Chemical Society USA
  2. Member Heavy Water Board Department of Atomic Energy GoI
  3. Life Member Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

Awards & Fellowships

  • Indira Manudhane Applied Research Project Award IIT Bombay 2005

  • Best Paper Award (Modeling & Simulation Theme - Poster Session) in Conference on Distillation and Absorption at Imperial College London UK 2006

  • Excellence in Teaching Award IIT Bombay 2007 ( Awarded on Teachers' Day during Golden Jubilee Celebrations of IIT Bombay)

  • Indira Manudhane Best PG Teacher Award Chemical Engineering Department IIT Bombay 2008

  • Life Time Achievement Award IIT Bombay 2016

Bifurcation Plot for Methanol – Propanol System Three Steady States for Methanol–Propanol System

He has provided extensive support to Indian Process Industry in various aspects of Process Systems Engineering through consultancy and customized software development. For the Fertilizer Industry, rigorous mathematical models of various reactors in Ammonia Process (namely, Primary Reformer, Secondary Reformer, Shift Converters, Methanator, Ammonia Converter), and also of Urea Reactor, have been developed and implemented in commercial simulators for several operating plants in India. The mathematical models of ammonia converters have been developed using the building block approach so that these can be easily customized for a variety of configurations. The models have been tested on Topsoe converters (Radial Bed) as well as Casale converters (Axial-Radial beds). For refineries and petrochemical plants, simulation based assistance has been provided through projects on front-end design studies, debottlenecking studies, and design verifications.