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. EN 602, 6th Floor, DESE-ESED Building, Opposite K.V.School, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

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


Research Interest:

  • Conceptual Design of Processes and Process Simulation
  • Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
  • Reactive distillation
  • Gasification
  • Integration of renewable energy (biomass) and fossil energy resources
  • Waste to Energy

Courses Offered:

  • EN 204: Material Science for Energy Applications (Jan-Apr 2022)
  • EN 218: Energy Resources, Economics and Environment (Jan-Apr 2015, Jan-Apr 2016, Jan-Apr 2017, Jan-Apr 2018) - Shared with Prof. Anish in 2018
  • EN 310: IC Engines & Combustion Lab (Jan-Apr 2016, Jan-Apr 2017, Jan-Apr 2018, Jan-Apr 2019) - Shared with Prof. Manaswita in 2016, with Prof. Sandeep Kumar in 2018, with Prof. Asish in 2019
  • EN 315: Combustion and Reaction Engineering (July-Nov 2021, July-Nov 2022)
  • EN 403M: Energy Resources, Economics and Environment (Jan-Apr 2018)
  • EN 405: Innovation Lab (July-Nov 2018, July-Nov 2019) - Shared with Prof. Surya
  • EN 410: Energy Management (Jan-Apr 2019, Jan -Apr 2020, Jan-Apr 2021)
  • EN 602: Foundations for Energy Engineering (July-Nov 2015, July-Nov 2016) - Shared with Prof. Surya & Prof. Zakir, respectively
  • EN 607: Energy Management (Jan-Apr 2019, Jan-Apr 2020, Jan-Apr 2021)
  • EN 609: Energy Systems Laboratory (July-Nov 2015, July-Nov 2016, July-Nov 2017) - Shared with Prof. Sankara in 2015
  • EN 632: Waste to Energy (July-Nov 2016, July-Nov 2017, July-Nov 2018, July-Nov 2019, July-Nov 2020)

List of Publications:

  1. Ghosh, S., Srinivas, S., Reactive distillation for methanol synthesis: Simulation-based design methodology, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 39(9), 2022, 2291–2306
  2. Ghosh, S., Srinivas, S., Energy and economic analysis of methanol synthesis using Reactive distillation, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 6, 2022, 527-541
  3. Gupta, P., Dwivedi, S., van Duin, A. C. T., Srinivas, S., Tanksale, A., Coke resistant catalyst for hydrogen production in a versatile, multi-fuel, reformer, J. Catalysis, 2021, 402, 177-193
  4. Ghosh, S., Srinivas, S., Process Intensification with a Polar Solvent in Liquid Phase Methanol Synthesis, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 5, 2021 , 827-842
  5. Das, S., Ghosh, S., Nadeem, Mohd., Srinivas, S., Mahajani, S. M., Isobaric Vapor–Liquid Equilibria for Binary Mixtures of 2-Phenylethanol with 1-Phenylethanol, 2-Phenylpropan-2-ol, Ethylbenzene, and Isopropylbenzene at 101.3 kPa, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2021, 66, 1754-1762.
  6. Das, S., Ghosh, S., Shinde, A. S., Mahajani, S. M., Srinivas, S., Vapor − Liquid Equilibrium Analysis for Binary System of Acetophenone with 2-Phenylethanol, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2020, 65, 5129-5136.
  7. Pise, M. T., Srinivas, S., Chatterjee, A., Kashyap, B. P., Singh, R. N., Tatiparti, S. S. V., Influence of surface condition on the current densities rendering nucleation loop during cyclic voltammetry for electrodeposition of Pd thin films, Surfaces and Interfaces, 20, 2020, 100525
  8. Ghosh, S., Srinivas, S., Reactive Distillation for Methanol Synthesis: Parametric Studies and Optimization Using a Non-polar Solvent, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 4, 2020, 325-342.
  9. Praveen Kumar, K., Srinivas, S., Catalytic co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics (polypropylene and polystyrene) using spent FCC catalyst, Energy & Fuels, 34, 2020, 460-473.
  10. Ghosh, S., Srinivas, S., Feasibility of reactive distillation for methanol synthesis, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 145, 2019, 107673.
  11. Ghosh, S., Uday, V., Giri, A., Srinivas, S., Biogas to methanol: A comparison of conversion processes involving direct carbon dioxide hydrogenation and via reverse water gas shift reaction, Journal of Cleaner Production, 217, 2019, 615-626.
  12. Srinivas, S., Bioenergy Systems for Sustainable Energy Access, Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, 2017, 257-264, Elsevier Publications.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

Work Experience:

  • July 2002 - June 2005: Senior Engineer (Chemical), Operations Department, GAIL (India) Limited
  • Oct 2010 - March 2014: Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Energy Initiative, MIT, Cambridge, USA
  • Oct 2014 to May 2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • June 2021 to present: Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay

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:

  • Dr. Shashwata Ghosh (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
  • Dr. Akhil Mohan (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
  • Mr. Praveen Kumar (PhD)
  • Mr. Sandeep Sabnis (PhD)
  • Mr. Harshal (PhD) (Co-guide)
  • Ms. Ankita (PhD) (Co-guide)
  • Mr. Vishnu Lal (MSc-PhD) (Co-guide)
  • Mr. Narendra Yadav (PhD)
  • Mr. Ankush Kumar (MSc-PhD) (Co-guide)
  • Mr. Shashi Sourav (MSc-PhD)
  • Mr. Sandeep Yadav (PhD)(Co-guide)
  • Mr. Khursheed Afroz Ansari (PhD)
  • Mr. Mohnish M. Borker (PhD)

Additional Information:

Graduated students: Mr. Vikram Uday (Chemical) (M.Tech - 2016); Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh (Chemical), Mr. Pranshu Srivastava & Ms. Akriti Masoom (M.Tech - 2017); Mr. Prashant Merugu and Mr. Abhishek Shende (Dual Degree - 2017); Mr. Ravi Prakash (MSc - 2018); Mr. Parikshit Anil Deshmukh, Mr. Chhotelal Sah Kalwar, Mr. Anshul Chaudry, Mr. Prasun Goswami (M.Tech - 2018); Ms. Sukhada Bakare and Ms. Siddhi Kasliwal (Dual Degree - 2018); Mr. Satyam Sahu (Chemical), Ms. Remala Meghana (M.Tech - 2019); Mr. Sarthak Mittal, Mr. Suraj Naik, Mr. Aparant Pagare (Dual Degree - 2019); Mr. Nikit Savaliya, Mr. Tushar Tayade (M.Tech - 2020); Mr. Manish Mosalpuri, Mr. Nishant Kumar (Dual Degree - 2020); Mr. Nelson Dias (M.Tech - 2021); Mr. Sourabh Surage, Mr. Mohammad Razi Ansari (Dual Degree - 2021); Mr. Pankaj Verma (M.Sc - 2021); Mr. Prashant Gupta, Mr. Shashwata Ghosh (PhD - 2021); Mr. Kiran Prakash Vinerkar, Mr. Ibrahim Gamaleldin Ibrahim Elobaid, Mr. Ripu Singh, Mr. Manish Kumar Ravi (Chemical) (M.Tech - 2022); Ms. Komal Kujur (Dual Degree - 2022) Exchange Students:=: Mr. Wiseman Ngige (PhD), Moi University, Kenya