Sanjay M Mahajani

Personal Information
Full Name: Sanjay M Mahajani
Room No: 125, Chemical Engineering
+91 (22) 2576 7246,2578 2545 (O)
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  • B.Chem. Engg. University of Bombay, 1989
  • M. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Bombay, 1996

Awards & Fellowships

  • Manudhane Best Undergraduate Teacher Award (2006)
  • Manudhane Award for Applied Research (2007)
  • Excellence in Teaching, IIT Bombay (2008)


A list of publications is available in this link.

R&D Areas/Projects

  • Reaction Engineering, Catalysis and Multifunctional Reactors: Studies in reaction kinetics of both catalysed/ uncatalysed homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Catalysis with solid acid catalysts like ion exchange resins, zeolites etc. for liquid phase organic reactions. Reactions in supercritical media. Experimental and theoretical investigations to check the feasibility of reactive adsorption (chromatography), reactive distillation and extractive reactions for industrially important processes.
  • Energy: Coal gasification, Biofuels, Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Underground Coal Gasification, Process and catalyst development studies in synthesis of biodiesel, Kinetics and reactor engineering for Fischer Tropsch Synthesis.
  • Computer Aided Design  Simulations: Conceptual Design of distillation and reaction systems, application of residue curve maps and attainable region concepts for reactive separation, Steady state and dynamic simulation of complex reaction systems e.g. reactive distillation, simulated moving bed reactors, Non-linear dynamic effects and Optimization.
  • Reaction Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics: Studies on influence of flow patterns on the reactor performance. Determination of velocity field, power in agitated vessels. Compartment modeling based on residence time distribution for non-conventional reactors (e.g. underground coal gasification, mixer-settlers).


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