Education:
 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chermical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 2012
  • M. Tech. (Chemical Engineering), SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, 2004
  • B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu India, 2000
Professional Experience:
 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, March 2013 onwards
  • Senior Project Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, May 2012 - March 2013
  • Lecturer, School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, June 2004 - November 2007
Research Areas:
 
  • Clean energy production through underground coal gasification and coalbed methane
  • Clean fuel production through desulfurization and de-ashing of Indian coals
  • Co-gasification and co-pyrolysis of coal, biomass and municipal solid wastes (MSW)
  • Carbon capture using chemical looping combustion (CLC) technologies
  • Carbon sequestration in coal beds
  • Coal dissolution and liquefaction
  • Synergies between gasification and power generating system
Reviewer for international journals:
  • Applied Energy, Elsevier
  • Fuel, Elsevier
  • Energy conversion and management, Elsevier
  • Journal of CO2 utilization, Elsevier
  • Journal of clean production, Elsevier
  • Energy and Fuels, ACS
  • Environmental Science & Technology, ACS
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Elsevier
  • Measurement, Elsevier
  • Applied Thermal Engineering, Elsevier
  • International Journal of thermal sciences, Elsevier
  • Fuel processing technology, Elsevier
  • Energy Exploration & Exploitation, SAGE
  • International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley
  • Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Wiley
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer
  • Energy Science & Engineering, Wiley
  • International Journal of Green Energy, Taylor & Francis
Invited Lecture:
  • Invited lecture on “Clean Coal Technologies”, QIP Short Tem Course on “Recent Advances in Energy Research (RAER)” March 23rd to 27th 2014, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam
  • Invited lecture on “Bio-fuel and Bio-energy in the context of carbon capture and storage (CCS)” in "Popular Lecture Series", Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi on 10-12 August 2016, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology
  • Lecture delivered on “Clean Fuel Technologies”, Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) on “Advanced clean fuel technologies and alternative energy systems” funded by MHRD, Government of India on March 7-11, 2016 at Dept. of Chemical Eng., IIT Guwahati.
Workshop conducted:
A national five day short term course is conducted entitled “Advanced clean fuel technologies and alternative energy systems” under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) funded by MHRD, Government of India on March 7-11, 2016 at Dept. of Chemical Eng., IIT Guwahati.