Ramagopal V. S. Uppaluri

Prof. Ramagopal V. S. Uppaluri


Key Research Areas :Process Engineering – Solar pumps Process-product engineering – Refractance Window drying, Ultrasound-assisted extraction, Chitosan derivatives, Bio-fertilizer, Value-added and Low-cost food and functional food products, Adsorptive wastewater treatment; Product Design – Ayurvedic and Horticultural products, Amine impregnated zeolites, Bi-metallic catalysts, Waste to value products; Computational – Machine learning based solid waste management; Indian knowledge systems – Holistic Medicine, Vedanta and Science, Consciousness studies

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Dr. Ramagopal V. S. Uppaluri
Professor (HAG)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, India – 781039
Ph:   +91 361 258 2260
Fax: +91 361 258 2291
Mobile: +91 9957561840
Email: ramgopalu@iitg.ac.in                                                                                                      

Affiliation at IITG

1.  Department of Chemical Engineering
2. Center for the Environment
3. School of Agro and Rural Technology
4. Center for Indian Knowledge Systems


  • Ph.D. (Process Integration), University of Manchester, U.K. (2002)
  • M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (1999)
  • B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India (1997)


Research Interest

Present Research


  • Process Engineering – Bio-mass pyrolysis; Solar pumps
  • Process-product Engineering – Refractance Window Drying based turmeric powder products; Ultrasound-assisted extraction based horticultural extracts; Multi-heavy metal removal from waste streams using chitosan-based derivatives; Jeevamrutha bio-fertilizer; Sustainable mushroom cultivation; Low-cost technologies for iron and arsenic removal from water resources
  • Product Design – Dry Ayurvedic Kwath formulations; Catechins based functional tea product; Ready to eat Sweet Potato Chips and Papaya based Cookies; Ready to Cook Soup formulations; Amine impregnated zeolites for CO2 separation; Pt-V and Ru-V catalysis for green production of bio-energy products; Elephant grass-based bio-ethanol, cellulose, and lignin based value-added product development; Bio-char for pesticide mitigation in north-east India

Computational - Modeling, and Optimization of hole cleaning process in oil/gas drilling operations; Machine learning-based large scale municipal solid waste management

Indian Knowledge Systems - Herbal Medicine and Holistic Wellness; Consciousness Studies; Vedanta and Science; Value-education


Past Research

  • Process-product Engineering Ceramic membrane-based vegetable processing applications; Chitosan derivative and activated charcoal-based Pd adsorption from synthetic electroless plating solutions; Microfiltration of oil-water emulsions and fruit juices using low-cost ceramic membranes; Mass transfer enhanced electroless plating processes; Surfactant enhanced oil recovery
  • Product Design Low cost ceramic and polymer-ceramic membranes; PVA-Starch based wound dressing films; Ready to cook leafy and non-leafy soup formulations; Electroless plating based silver composite membranes; Electroless plating based Pd composite membranes; Polymer-natural fiber composites
  • Computational - Differential evolution based optimization of MSF, RO and hybrid MSF-RO processes; Inverse analysis of transient conduction-radiation phenomena; Virtual Labs


 Professor (HAG), IIT Guwahati, India (19th Jan 2022 onwards)
 Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (5th Jan 2013 onwards)
 Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (4th Nov 2008 to 4th Jan 2013)
 Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India (Aug 2004 to Oct 2008)
Research Fellow, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland (Jul 2002 – Jul 2004)

Courses Taught

 Theory Laboratory
  • Research methodology & Scientific Writing
  • Advanced Process Design
  • Petrochemicals
  • Natural gas Engineering
  • Refinery Process design
  • Engineering Optimization
  • Chemical process Technology
  • Chemical process Calculations
  • Scientific Communication and Writing
  • Petroleum lab
  • Thermodynamics lab
  • Heat and Mass transfer lab
  • Engineering Drawing