Dr. Rakesh Agrawal

Withrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering/Purdue University


Areas of Interest:

Photovoltaics, Energy Systems, Process Synthesis, Biofuels, Separations, Cryogenics, Distillation..

Specialization:

Photovoltaics, Energy Systems, Process Synthesis, Biofuels, Separations, Cryogenics, Distillation, chemical engineering

Consultancy Areas:

photovoltaics, Energy Systems, Process Synthesis, Biofuels, Separations, Cryogenics, Distillation, chemical engineering.

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Novel gas separation and liquefaction processes, Biofuel processes, over 120 USA patents applied to over 100 plants with billions of dollars investment.

Professional Experience:

  • Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University. (2004-Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University (2011- Present)
  • Director, Solar Economy Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Center. (2009-Present)
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Sept 2010).
  • Visiting Scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (Oct 2010-Feb. 2011).
  • ExxonMobil Visiting Chair Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, (2011-2014).
  • Texas Institute of Advanced Studies (TIAS) Eminent Scholar Lecturer, Texas A&M University (2014-2015).
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Keywords:

Photovoltaics, Energy Systems, Process Synthesis, Biofuels, Separations, Cryogenics, Distillation, chemical engineering, solar cells..

 

Contact Information

Office

480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
1-765-494-2257 United States

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Education

  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980 (Ch.E.)
  • M.Ch.E. University of Delaware, 1977
  • B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1975

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • AIChE Founders Award (2011)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States of America, (2011), (The highest honor given by the U.S. government for Technology and Innovation)
  • Foreign Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (2011)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AAAS (2013)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2014)

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2011


Year of Birth: 1953