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.
Reaction Kinetics, Kinetic Modeling, Chemistry Model Development, Advanced Numerical techniques, Thermal and radiation modeling, Model Control
Sector Associated With:
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).
- 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.
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
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- 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).
INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering
Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013
Year of Birth: 1980