Reaction Engineering

Molecular simulations of lithium insertion/deinsertion processes in novel lithium ion battery anode materials

Metal oxides, e.g., SiOx and SnOx, and Si are regarded a prime candidate materials for high energy batteries. However, many challenges need to be addressed, including issues related to the large volume variation during the discharging/charging process, poor electrical conductivity, and  unstable solid electrolyte interphase films, which restrict its stable cycle life as well as commercial viability. Here, we will use theory to first understand the Li insertion/deinsertion process and then design silicon and SnOx nanostructures that attempts to resolve such challenges.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Green Engineering
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling
  • Renewable Resources
  • Surface Science

Single-cell data guided modeling of phenotype switching

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Identification
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Systems Biology

Biocatalytic microreactors

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Process Control
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling

Mechanisms of failure in lithium ion battery

Lithium ion batteries are used with a number of electronics gadgets.
Extending their application to high power applications is a major
research problem due to the rapid loss in capacity in these batteries. The goal is to investigate mechanisms that lead to the detoriation in
battery performance primarily using computer simulations and comparing
with experimental results obtained in our group.

Students are encouraged to approach Prof. Chatterjee for more information. 

 

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Nanoparticles
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Renewable Resources

Process Intensification through multifunctional reactors and catalysis

The work involves identification of a gowing fine chemical and develop a process for the same. Catalyst would be identified and synthsized if required. Catalyst would be characterised and teh performance will be evaluaed and comapred with the conventional counterpart. Various strategies such as combining reaction and separation in a single unit would be explored. Kinetic modeling would be performed for the new catalyst. Modeling and simulation would be performed to comapre the same with the conventional process and bring out the added benefits offered by the porposed process.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling

Design and synthesis studies of porous materials

Please contact me if you are interested in this area. The project is
compulational base and would involve lots of programming and running
simulation softwares. The skills required are; a) good basics in
transport phenomena, b) basic (primariy level of) understanding in
interfacial science and c) good programming skills.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films
Ganesh A Viswanathan

Static Mercury Drop Electrode

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Bipotentiostat

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