Doraiswami Ramkrishna

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Doraiswami Ramkrishna
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Citizenship United States
Fields Mathematical Modeling, Chemical reaction engineering, Transport phenomena
Institutions Purdue University
Alma mater University of Mumbai
University of Minnesota
Doctoral advisor Arnold G. Fredrickson and H. M. Tsuchiya
Doctoral students Over 35 students
Known for Population Balance Modeling, Cybernetic Modeling and Linear Operators
Notable awards Member of National Academy of Engineering (2009)


Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University since 1994, obtained his B (Chem) Eng. Degree from University of Mumbai in 1960, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1965. Following his PhD, he was an Assistant Professor for two years at Minnesota before returning to the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he served on the faculty for nearly seven years. He returned to the United States in 1974 as a Visiting Associate Professor in 1974, thereafter as a visiting professor at Minnesota in 1975 before joining Purdue University as a Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1976.

Professor Ramkrishna’s research interests lie in the application of mathematics to chemical and biochemical reaction engineering. He has published nearly 200 papers and two books, one entitled Linear Operator Methods in Chemical Engineering (Prentice-Hall) coauthored with Neal Amundson, and the other on Population Balances. Theory and Applications to Particulate Systems in Engineering and Science (Academic Press). He has directed approximately 35 doctoral students and numerous post-doctoral associates, and placed several students in academia.

He has held a number of Distinguished Visiting Professorships in various universities such as, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1982: University Grants Commission Visiting Professor), Bombay University (1983: G. P. Kane Visiting Professor, 1994: Dow-Sharma Distinguished Fellow, 2010: M.M. Sharma Distinguished Professor), University of Minnesota (1988: George T. Piercy Distinguished Professor), University of Notre Dame (1994: Melchor Visiting Professor).

He is a member of National Academy of Engineering. He won the AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award in 1987, the Bombay University Distinguished Alumnus (UDCT Diamond) Award in 1994, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 1996, the AIChE Wilhelm Award in 1998, the Senior Humboldt Prize in 2001, the AIChE Thomas Baron Award in 2004, awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004, and the Purdue Research Excellence Award in 2005.[1] [2] [3]

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