Kannan M Moudgalya

Personal Information
Full Name: Kannan M Moudgalya
Room No: 311, Chemical Engineering
+91 (22) 2576 7213 (O)
+91 (22) 2572 6895 (Fax)
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  • B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, June 1980
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, Rice University, May 1985
  • Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, Rice University, May 1985


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R&D Areas/Projects

  • Simulation We are developing/using open source equation oriented simulators to model chemical processes.  We are exploring the possibilities of integrating OpenModelica, ASCEND and DWSIM to come up with friendly simulators that are flexible and at the same time, robust.
  • Virtual Labs for Process Control We have created a virtual laboratory using a Single Board Heater System.  All experiments required for the first control course can be conducted on this apparatus from anywhere in the world, absolutely free of cost.  We are developing more such experiments, such as PLCs and arduino based systems.
  • Education We are exploring the possibility of using open source software in academic institutions.  We have been promoting Scilab, an open source alternative to Matlab.  We are working on Aakash, the world's lowest cost computer and also its successor, a netbook computer costing Rs. 5,000.  We are developing educational content for these devices.
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