Srinivas Seethamraju

Srinivas Seethamraju

s.srinivas@iitb.ac.in

Academic Background:

  • 2002: B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT Kharagpur
  • 2010: Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), IIT Bombay

Contact Address:

Room No. 317, Transit Building, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Phone: +91 22-2576-7396 (O)


Research Interest:

  • Computer aided design and simulation
  • Conceptual Design of processes
  • Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
  • Thermodynamics of phase equilibria
  • Gasification
  • Reactive distillation
  • Integration of renewable energy and fossil energy resources
  • Waste to Energy

Courses Offered:

  • EN 218: Energy Resources, Economics and Environment (Jan-Apr 2015, Jan-Apr 2016, Jan-Apr 2017)
  • EN 602: Foundations for Energy Engineering (July-Nov 2015, July-Nov 2016) - Shared with Prof. Surya & Prof. Zakir, respectively
  • EN 632: Waste to Energy (July-Nov 2016, July-Nov 2017)
  • EN 609: Energy Systems Laboratory (July-Nov 2015, July-Nov 2016, July-Nov 2017) - Shared with Prof. Sankara in 2015
  • EN 310: IC Engines & Combustion Lab (Jan-Apr 2016, Jan-Apr 2017) - Shared with Prof. Manaswita in 2016

List of Publications:

  1. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis using bio-syngas and CO2, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. XI, No. 4, Dec 2007, 66-71.
  2. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Feasibility of Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47 (3), 2008, 889-899.
  3. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Feasibility of Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. 2., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48 (10), 2009, 4710-4718.
  4. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Feasibility of Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. 3., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48 (10), 2009, 4719-4730.
  5. Suman, T., Srinivas, S., Mahajani, S. M., Entrainer-based Reactive Distillation for Esterification of Ethylene Glycol with Acetic Acid, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48 (21), 2009, 9461-9470.
  6. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Feasible Solution space, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (14), 2010, 6350-6361.
  7. Srinivas, S., Malik, R. K., Mahajani, S. M., Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Simulation-based design methodology using Aspen Plus, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (20), 2010, 9673-9692.
  8. Srinivas, S., Field, R. P., Watanasiri, S., Herzog, H. J., Correlation to predict solubility of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in heavy paraffins, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 320, 2012, 11-25.
  9. Srinivas, S., Field, R. P., Herzog, H. J., Modeling tar handling options in biomass gasification: Review and analysis, Energy & Fuels, 27 (6), 2013, 2859-2873.
  10. Srinivas, S., Eisenberg, D., Seifkar, N., Leoni, P., Paci, M., Field, R. P., Simulation-Based Study of a Novel Integration: Geothermal–Biomass Power Plant, Energy & Fuels, 28 (12), 2014, 7632-7642.

Work Experiance:

  • 2002 - 2005: Senior Engineer (Chemical), Operations Department, GAIL (India) Limited
  • 2010 - 2014: Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Energy Initiative, MIT, Cambridge, USA

Invited Lecture:

  • 1. Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Reactive Distillation: Modeling and Simulation, Researchoscope – Talk To a Teacher series at IIT-Bombay, India, August 2010.
  • 2. Reactive Distillation for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Presentation given at Aspen Tech, Burlington, MA, USA, August 2011.

Current Students:

  • Mr. Shashwata Ghosh (PhD)
  • Mr. Praveen K. (PhD)
  • Mr. Sandeep Sabnis (PhD)
  • Mr. Prashant Gupta (PhD)
  • Mr. Parikshit Anil Deshmukh (M.Tech)
  • Mr. Chhotelal Sah (M.Tech)
  • Ms. Sukhada Bakare (Dual Degree)
  • Ms. Siddhi Kasliwal (Dual Degree)
  • Mr. Ravi Prakash (MSc-PhD)

Additional Information:

Graduated students: Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Mr. Pranshu Srivastava & Ms. Akriti Masoom (M.Tech - 2017); Mr. Prashant Merugu and Mr. Abhishek Shende (Dual Degree - 2017)