Dr. Karthik Ramanathan

Member of Technical Staff, Applied Materials India Private Limited


Areas of Interest:

Chemical Reaction Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Modeling of Reaction and Transport Processes, Non-linear analysis, Emission Control.

Specialization:

Reaction Kinetics, Kinetic Modeling, Chemistry Model Development, Advanced Numerical techniques, Thermal and radiation modeling, Model Control

Consultancy Areas:

 

Sector Associated With:

Industry

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic Institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

1. Ramanathan, K.; Oh, S. H., Modeling and analysis of rapid catalyst aging cycles. Chemical Engineering Journal 2014, 92, 350-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2013.06.020

2. Ramanathan, K.; Koch, C; Oh, S. H., Kinetic modeling of hydrocarbon adsorbers for gasoline and ethanol fuels. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 207-208, ISCRE 22, 175-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2012.06.035

3. Ramanathan, K.; Sharma, C. S.; Kim, C. H., Global Kinetics for Ammonia Formation and Oxidation Reactions in a Commercial Three-Way Catalyst. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2012, 51, (3), 1198-1208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie2017866

4. Agrawal, G.; Kaisare, N. S.; Pushpavanam, S.; Ramanathan, K., Modeling the effect of flow mal-distribution on the performance of a catalytic converter. 2012, 71, (0), 310-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2011.12.041

5. Sharma, C. S.; Ramanathan, K.; Li, W., Post-processing of vehicle emission test data for use in exhaust after-treatment modelling and analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 2012, 226, (6), 840-854. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954407011427812

6. Ramanathan, K.; Sharma, C. S., Kinetic parameters estimation for three way catalyst modeling. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2011, 50, (17), 9960–9979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie200726j

7. Ramanathan, K.; Oh, S. H.; Bissett, E. J., Electrically Heated Catalysts for Hybrid Applications: Mathematical Modeling and Analysis. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2011, 50, (14), 8444-8467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie200044w

8. Rao, S. K.; Imam, R.; Ramanathan, K.; Pushpavanam, S., Sensitivity Analysis and Kinetic Parameter Estimation in a Three Way Catalytic Converter. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2009, 48, (8), 3779-3790. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie801244w

9. Ramanathan, K.; Gopinath, A., Light-off location and front diffusion in a catalytic monolith reactor. AIChE Journal 2008, 54, (7), 1860-1873. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.11517

10. Ramanathan, K.; Balakotaiah, V.; West, D. H., Ignition criterion for general kinetics in a catalytic monolith. AIChE Journal 2006, 52, (4), 1623-1629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.10757

11. Ramanathan, K.; West, D. H.; Balakotaiah, V., Optimal design of catalytic converters for minimizing cold-start emissions. Catalysis Today 2004, 98, (3 SPEC. ISS.), 357-373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2004.08.003

12. Ramanathan, K.; West, D. H.; Balakotaiah, V., Light-off and cumulative emissions in catalytic monoliths with nonuniform catalyst loading. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2004, 43, (16), 4668-4690. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie034131v

13. Ramanathan, K.; Balakotaiah, V.; West, D. H., Geometry effects on ignition in catalytic monoliths. AIChE Journal 2004, 50, (7), 1493-1509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.10120

14. Ramanathan, K.; Balakotaiah, V.; West, D. H., Bifurcation analysis of catalytic monoliths with nonuniform catalyst loading. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2004, 43, (2), 288-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie030124v

15. Ramanathan, K.; Balakotaiah, V.; West, D. H., Light-off criterion and transient analysis of catalytic monoliths. Chemical Engineering Science 2003, 58, (8), 1381-1405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(02)00679-6

16. Blint, R. J.; Ramanathan, K.; Dawody, J.; Moore, R.; Bissett, E. J.; Olsson, L.; Li, W., Experimental Analysis and Kinetics Development of an Oxygen Storage Catalytic Additive–Part 1: Oxygen Storage Oxidation Reactions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015. (Submitted)

17. Blint, R. J.; Ramanathan, K.; Dawody, J.; Bissett, E. J.; Olsson, L., Experimental Analysis and Kinetics Development of an Oxygen Storage Catalytic Additive – Part 2: Reduction Reactions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015. (Submitted).

Professional Experience:

  • July 2012 to Present – Member of Technical Staff, Applied Materials India.
  • Apr 2007 to June 2012 – Senior Researcher at India Science Lab, R&D Division of General Motors.
  • Dec 2004 to Apr 2007 – Researcher at India Science Lab, R&D Division of General Motors.
  • Aug 2000 to Nov 2004 – PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston.

Keywords:

Reaction Kinetics, Kinetic Modeling, Chemistry Model Development, Advanced Numerical Techniques, Thermal and Radiation Modeling, Model Control, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Modeling of Reaction and Transport Processes, Non-Linear analysis, Emission Control

 

Contact Information

Office

#21, Lakshmi Narayana Pura Road, Parimala Winsome Apartments, Flat No. 309, Kundanahalli Gate, Bangalore - 560037 Karnataka


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Education

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (Nov 2004), University of Houston, Texas.
  • B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering (May 2000), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INAE Young Engineer Award for the year 2013 – Awarded by Indian National Academy of Engineering. This award recognizes outstanding achievements /contributions made by Young Engineers in any branch of engineering.
  • John M. Campbell Award for the year 2008 – Awarded by General Motors, Global Research and Development Center. This Award recognizes recent outstanding contributions to pure or applied science made by a GM R&D researcher or team and published in the open literature. The accomplishment is considered to be “game-changing” science or technology and recognized as a breakthrough development that enhances the reputation of GM. This is a prestigious award and the selection is made from the entire GM Global R&D community.
  • Most Cited Paper 2003-2008 Award – Awarded by Chemical Engineering Science (CES) Journal.
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award for the year 2003 – Awarded by the Environmental Division of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
  • Recipient of the C. A. Sastry Award, from IIT, Madras for the undergraduate student with best overall performance in curricular and co-curricular activities in chemical engineering (2000).

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013


Year of Birth: 1980