Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan

Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan

Academic Background:

  • PhD (Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering): Washington University, Saint Louis, USA
  • MS (Chemical Engineering): University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
  • B. Tech. (Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering): Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India.

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra India. Office location: 3rd Floor, DESE-CESE Building

+91 22-2576-4890 (Fax)

Research Interest:

  • Modelling & numerical simulation of electrochemical energy storage systems
  • Model based design and optimisation of Li-ion batteries
  • Solar-PV- battery integrated performance models
  • Large scale energy storage for grid level and EV applications

Courses Offered:

  • EN 214/ EN 418 Transport Phenomena
  • EN 305 Fluid Mechanics
  • EN 403 Energy Resources, Environment and Economics
  • EN 410 Energy Management
  • EN 621/EN 409 Mathematical Foundation for Energy Science
  • EN 652/ EN 417 Computational Laboratory
  • EN 658 Electrochemical Energy Storage

List of Publications:

  1. S. Anwani, R. Methekar, and V. Ramadesigan, "Life cycle assessment and economic analysis of acidic leaching and baking routes for the production of cobalt oxalate from spent lithium-ion batteries," J. Mater. Cycles. Waste. Manag. (2020).
  2. S. Anwani, R. Methekar, and V. Ramadesigan, Resynthesizing of lithium cobalt oxide from spent lithium-ion batteries using an environmentally benign and economically viable recycling process, Hydrometallurgy, 105430, 2020.
  3. M. P. Bonkile and V. Ramadesigan, "Physics-based models in PV-battery hybrid power systems: Thermal management and degradation analysis," Journal of Energy Storage, 31, 101458, 2020.
  4. S. B. Lee, K. Mitra, H. D. Pratt III, T. M. Anderson, V. Ramadesigan, B. R. Chalamala and V. R. Subramanian Open Data, Models, and Codes for Vanadium Redox Batch Cell Systems: A Systems Approach using Zero-Dimensional Models. J. Electrochem. En. Conv. Stor., 17(1), 011008-1-19 (2020) .
  5. M. P. Bonkile, V. Ramadesigan, "Power management control strategy using physics-based battery models in standalone PV-battery hybrid systems," Journal of Energy Storage, 23, 258-268 (2019).
  6. Y. Qi, T. Jang, V. Ramadesigan, D. T. Schwartz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Is There a Benefit in Employing Graded Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries?,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 164(13), A3196-A3207 (2017).
  7. K. Shah, N. Balsara, S. Banerjee, M. Chintapalli, A. P. Cocco, W. K. S. Chiu, I. Lahiri, S. Martha, A. Mistry, P. P. Mukherjee, V. Ramadesigan, C. S. Sharma, V. R. Subramanian, S. Mitra and A. Jain, “State of the Art and Future Research Needs for Multiscale Analysis of Li-Ion Cells”, J. Electrochem. En. Conv. Stor., 14 (2), 020801-020801-17 (2017).
  8. S. B. Lee, C. Pathak, V. Ramadesigan, W. Gao, and V. R. Subramanian, “Direct, efficient, and real-time simulation of physics-based battery models for stand-alone PV-battery microgrids”, J. Electrochem. Soc, 164 (11), E3026-E3034 (2017).
  9. M. T. Lawder, V. Ramadesigan, B. Suthar and V. R. Subramanian, "Extending explicit and linearly implicit ODE solvers for index-1 DAEs", Computers and Chemical Engineering, 82, 283-292 (2015)
  10. US PATENT: "Systems and methods for improving battery performance," V. Subramanian, V. Ramdesigan, P. Northrop, S. De, B. Suthar, M. Lawder, US10037395B2 (2014).
  11. P. W. C. Northrop, B. Suthar, V. Ramadesigan, S. Santhanagopalan, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Efficient Simulation and Reformulation of Lithium-Ion Battery Models for Enabling Electric Transportation,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 161(8), E3149-E3157 (2014).
  12. B. Suthar, V. Ramadesigan, S. De, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Optimal Charging Profiles for Mechanically Constrained Lithium-ion Batteries,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16(1), 277-287 (2014).
  13. S. De, P. W. C. Northrop, V. Ramadesigan, and V. R. Subramanian, “Model-Based Simultaneous Optimization of Multiple Design Parameters for Lithium-ion Batteries for Maximization of Energy Density,” J. Power Sources, 227, 161-170 (2013).
  14. V. Ramadesigan, P. W. C. Northrop, S. De, S. Santhanagopalan, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Modeling and Simulation of Lithium-Ion Batteries from a Systems Engineering Perspective,” Critical reviews in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology (CRES3T), J. Electrochem. Soc., 159(3), R31-R45 (2012).
  15. P. W. C. Northrop, V. Ramadesigan, S. De, and V. R. Subramanian, “Coordinate transformation, orthogonal collocation and model reformulation for simulating electrochemical-thermal behavior of lithium-ion battery stacks,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 158(12), A1461-A1477 (2011).
  16. R. N. Methekar, V. Ramadesigan, J. Carl Pirkle Jr., and V. R. Subramanian, “A perturbation approach for consistent initialization of index-1 explicit Differential-Algebraic Equations arising from battery model simulations,” Comput. Chem. Eng., 35(11), 2227-2234 (2011).
  17. V. Ramadesigan, K. Chen, N.A. Burns, V. Boovaragavan, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Parameter Estimation and Capacity Fade Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Reformulated Models,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 158(9), A1048-A1054 (2011).
  18. V. Ramadesigan, R. N. Methekar, F. Latinwo, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Optimal Porosity Distribution for Minimized Ohmic Drop across a Porous Electrode,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 157(12), A1328-A1334 (2010).
  19. V. Ramadesigan, V. Boovaragavan, J.C. Pirkle Jr., and V. R. Subramanian, “Efficient reformulation of solid-phase diffusion in physics-based lithium-ion battery models,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 157(7), A854-A860 (2010).
  20. V. Boovaragavan, V. Ramadesigan, M. V. Panchagnula and V. R. Subramanian, “Continuum representation for simulating discrete events for battery operations,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 157(1), A98-A104, (2010).
  21. V. Boovaragavan, R. N. Methekar, V. Ramadesigan and V. R. Subramanian, “A Mathematical model of the lead-acid battery to address the effect of corrosion,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 156(11), A854-A862, (2009).
  22. V. R. Subramanian, V. Boovaragavan V. Ramadesigan, and M. Arabandi, “Mathematical model reformulation for lithium-ion battery simulation: Galvanostatic boundary conditions,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 156(4), A260-A271 (2009).