Dr. Vidyasagar Shilapuram

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: vidyasagars@nitw.ac.in

: 0870 2462634

Interests: Chemical Engineering and allied areas

  • Career Profile & Experience

Duration

Position

Institute/Organization

Mar-18  Onwards

Associate Professor (Regular)

NIT Warangal

Dec-13 to Mar-18

Assistant Professor (Regular)

NIT Warangal

Apr-12 to Dec-13

Assistant Professor (Regular)

VNIT Nagpur

Jan-12 to Apr-12

Ad hoc Faculty (Temporary Position)

NIT Warangal

June-09 to Dec-12

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)

May-08 to May-09

Sr. Research Scientist (Regular)

Bharat Petroleum Corporate R&D Centre (BPCL), Noida

Nov-07 to Apr-08

Project Officer (Temporary Position) for

M/s. BHEL Trichy Project

IIT Madras

 

  • Academic Profile

Degree/Research

Year

Institute/Organization

% of Marks/CGPA

Ph.D

2008

IIT Madras

9.3 out of 10

M.Tech

2003

NIT Warangal

77.5%

B.Tech

2001

Osmania University College of Technology, Hyderabad

79.5%

   Ph.D Thesis submitted: 24-October-07    Provisional Degree Recieved: 25- March- 08

 

  • Awards/Honours/Distinctions
  • Visiting professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, May'13-June'13
  • Ambuja's young researcher's award by the society of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) in the 57th Annual session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 'First meeting of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) & American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)', 28-30 December 2004
  • Qualified GATE 2001 (AIR:220, Percentile:90.93)
  • EAMCET Rank: 1359 (In top 2.5%)

 

  • Research Interests

       Chemical Engineering and allied areas

 

  •  Research Profile
  • Google Scholar

                https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Pe2XeQIAAAAJ&hl=en

                Citations: 418;  H-index:10;   i10-index:11

  • Researcher ID: C-4247-2011

 

  • Invited Lectures
  • "Solar Hydrogen production from natural gas decomposition" in workshop on  "Renewable Energy and Environment (REE-14)" at NIT Raipur, 12th-13th June, 2014
  • 'Case studies of MATLAB applications', Research Methodology Course, VNIT Nagpur, 11th October 2012

 

  • Reviewer 
    • External Reviewer of Project Proposal, Chile, South America
    • Energy Conversion and Management ((Scopus/SCIE, IF:6.377)
    • Journal of membrane science (SCI, IF:6.578)
    • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (SCIE & Scopus, IF:4.229)
    • Powder Technology (SCI, IF:3.230)
    • Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (Scopus, I.F:3.141)
    • Environmental science and pollution research (SCI, IF:2.800)
    • Chemical Engineering Communications(SCI, IF:1.282)
    • Journal of porous media ( IF:1.061)
    • Particulate science and Technology (SCIE, IF:1.081)
    • Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (IF:0.568)
    • Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
    • Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series E

 

  • Work done

Position/Degree

Institute/Organization

Title of Thesis/Research conducted

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University at Qatar

(National Priority Research Project of Qatar, No.: NPRP 09-671-2-255)

1. Theoretical and experimental investigation of hydrogen and carbon production in  a solar reactor from natural gas cracking

2. Pitting corrosion studies

Sr. Research Scientist

BPCL R&D Center

Design of a gasifier for coal and pet coke gasification

Project Officer

 

IIT Madras (M/s. BHEL Trichy, Govt. of India sponsored)

Design Review of Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed Gasifier

Ph.D

IIT Madras

Hydrodynamic studies in a Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds

M.Tech

NIT Warangal

Residence Time Distribution (RTD) studies of Solids in a Gas-Solid-Circulating Fluidized Beds

 

  • Skills Acquired
  • (A) Experimental
  • Fabricated and conducted RTD experiments in a Gas-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed (M.Tech)
  • Designed, fabricated, and conducted Hydrodynamic studies in a Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed (Ph.D)
  • Handled Refinery Gas Analyser in estimation of product gas composition of steam gasification (BPCL)
  • Handled Thermogravimeter (Setsys Evolution 16/18, M/s. Setaram Instrumentation), BET surface area analyser (ASAP 2020, M/s. Micromeritics), Particle size analyser (LS13320, M/s. Beckman Coulter Inc.), Electrochemical Flexcell (M/s Gamry Instruments) (TAMUQ)
  • Analysis of XRD and SEM/EDAX (TAMUQ)
  • Conducted pitting corrosion experiments in a electrochemical cell (TAMUQ)

 

  • (B)Theoretical
  • Developed pressure balance model using MATLAB code for pressurised circulating fluidized bed of M/s. BHEL Trichy (Project officer at IIT Madras)
  • Designed and analysed solar reactor performance (TAMUQ)
  • RTD by CFD simulations of a Solar Cyclone Reactor (TAMUQ)
  • Theoretical design calculations of a coal gasifier (BPCL)

 

  • Simulation softwares
  • MATLAB, ASPENPLUS, ANSYS 

 

  • Thesis Supervision
  • PhD

S.No

Name of the student

Proposed Topic

Status

Presently

2

Bidesh Kirtania

Energy and Environment

Pursuing

 

1

Ritesh Ramesh Palkar

(701457)

Modelling and simulation of hydrodynamics in  Liquid solid circulating fluidized bed (co-supervisor: P V Suresh)

Awarded in 2017

Asst. Prof at Marwadi University

 

  • M. Tech

Year

Name of the student

Project Title

Status

2020-21

Sunny Sehrawat

Modeling of  a catalytic processPursuing

2019--20

Amarendra Kumar Gupta

(186502)

Screening of Metal Organic Framework for its storage capacity using various machine learning models

Completed

2018-19

Kamlesh Singh Yadav (176555)

Machine Learning based simulations of a chemical processes

Completed

2017-18

Ashish Sharma(166502)

CFD modeling to predict hydrodynamics of gas-solid circulating fluidized bed

Completed

2016-17

Darekar Ashitosh Dattatray (156504)

Detailed parametric investigation of Dry Gasification Oxycombustion Power Cycle using ASPEN Plus Simulations

Completed

2015-16

Sushmita Sati

(146516)

Aspenplus simulations of CO2 capture from natural gas using Ionic liquids

Completed

2014-15

Abhijit Baburao Patil

(136510)

Generalization of Gasification process and Simulation of Downdraft Gasifier using Aspenplus

Completed

 

 

 

  • Summer Intern student

Year

Name of the student

Work

Status

2014-16

Biswhadeep Bagchi

(Roll No. 126205, UG student at NITW)

Design of experiments, CO2 capture using Aspenplus simulations

Passed out in 2016

(Presently at IIMA)

 

  • Courses Taken
S.No.
Subject (Credits)
Theory/Lab
B.Tech/M.Tech
Year (Odd/Even)
No. of times
1
Nonlinear systems analysis and control (03)
Theory
M.Tech
17-18 (Even)
01
2
System Identification (04)
Theory
M.Tech
17-18 (Odd)
01
3
Petroleum Refining
& Petrochemicals (03)
Theory
B.Tech
16-17 (Even)
15-16 (Even)
14-15 (Even)
13-14 (Even)
04
4
Process Equipment Design & Drawing (04)
Theory & Lab
B.Tech
17-18 (Even)
16-17 (Even)
12-13 (Odd)
04*
5
Computational Techniques (04)
Theory
M.Tech
18-19 (Odd)
17-18 (Odd)
16-17 (Odd)
 
03
6
Computational Lab(02)
Lab
M.Tech
18-19 (Odd)
17-18 (Odd)
16-17 (Odd)
03
7
Chemical reaction engineering lab (02)
Lab
B.Tech
18-19(Odd)
16-17 (Odd)
15-16 (Odd)
13-14 (Odd)
04
8
Chemical Technology Lab (02)
Lab
B.Tech
15-16 (Even)
01
9
Principles of stiochiometry (04)
Theory
B.Tech
15-16 (Odd)
01
10
Energy technology & conservation (03)
Theory
B.Tech
14-15 (Odd)
01
11
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-II (04)
Theory
B.Tech
14-15 (Odd)
12-13 (Even)
02
12
Computational Methods for Chemical Engineering Lab (02)
Lab
B.Tech
14-15 (Odd)
01
13
Mass Transfer Lab(02)
Lab
B.Tech
14-15 (Even)
13-14 (Even)
02
14
Membrane Technology ()
Theory
B.Tech
13-14(Odd)
11-12(Even)
02
15
Chemical Process Modelling & Simulation
Lab
B.Tech
12-13 (Even)
01
16
Inorganic Chemical technology
Theory
B.Tech
13-14 (Odd)
01
17
Chemical reaction Engineering-II
Theory
B.Tech
12-13 (Odd)
01
18
Chemical Process Equipment Design        
Theory
B.Tech
12-13 (Odd)
01
19
Introduction to computing softwares for chemical engineering
Theory
B.Tech
12-13 (Even)
01


  • International Journal Publications

              SCI: Science Citation Index; SCI: Science Citation Index expanded; IF=Journal Impact factor; * Corresponding Author

S.No
Authors
Title
Journal Name
Volume, Page numbers
(No. of Pages)
Year
I.F
SCI/SCIE/Scopus
21
Darekar Ashitosh Dattatray, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
Detailed parametric investigation of Dry Gasification Oxy-Combustion Power Cycle using ASPEN Plus simulations
Fuel 
236, 501-515 
( 15 Pages)
Supplementary Material: 184 Pages
2019
4.908
Scopus 
20
Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, P.V.Suresh, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
Step by step methodology of designing a liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed using computational fluid dynamic approach
Chemical Engineering Research and Design 
138, 260-279
(20 pages)
2018
2.795
Scopus
 
 
19
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Bishwadeep Bagchi,  Nesrin Ozalp, Richard Devis
Statistical Modeling of Hydrogen Production via Carbonaceous Catalytic Methane Decomposition
ASME Journal of energy resources technology 
140 (7), 072006-1-8
(08 Pages)
2018
2.197
SCI & Scopus
 
18
Biswadeep Bagchi, Sushmita Sati, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
Modelling solubility of CO2 /Hydrocarbon gas in Ionic Liquid ([emim][FAP]) using ASPEN Plus simulations
Environmental science and pollution research
 
24(22), 18106-18122
(17 Pages)
 Supplementary Material:  191 Pages
2017
2.800
SCI
 
 
17
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp
Hydrogen production by carbon catalyzed methane decomposition via thermogravimetry
ASME Journal of energy resources technology
139(1), 012005-01 to 8
(8 Pages)
2017
2.197
SCI & Scopus
 
 
16
Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Hydrodynamics of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed
Chemical Engineering and Technology
40 (1), 145-152
(8 Page)
2017
1.588
SCI & Scopus
 
15
Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
Detailed parametric design methodology for hydrodynamics of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed using design of experiments
Particuology
 
31, 59-68
(10 Pages)
2017
2.785
SCISEARCH & SCIE
 
14
Biswadeep Bagchi, Sushmita Sati, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
 
Modelling solubility of CO2 and Hydrocarbon gas mixture in Ionic Liquid ([emim][FAP]) using ASPEN Plus
Journal of Molecular Liquids
224, 30-42
(13 Pages)
 Supplementary Material:  209 Pages
2016
4.513
Scopus
 
 
13
Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram*
 
Development of a model for the prediction of hydrodynamics of a Liquid-solid circulating fluidized beds: A full factorial design approach
Powder Technology
280, 103-112
(10 Pages)
2015
3.230
SCI & Scopus
 
 
12
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp
Thermogravimetric analysis of carbon based catalysts on methane decomposition
Chemical Engineering Transactions
39, 733-738
(6 Pages)
2014
0.82
Scopus
 
 
11
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp, Martin Oschatz, Lars Borchardt, Stefan Kaskel
 
Hydrogen production from catalytic decomposition of methane over ordered mesoporous carbons (cmk-3) and carbide-derived carbon(dut-19)
Carbon
67, 377-389
(13 Pages)
2014
 
7.082
Scopus
10
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp, Martin Oschatz, Lars Borchardt, Stefan Kaskel, Robert Lachance.,
Thermogravimetric analysis of activated carbons, ordered mesoporous carbide-derived carbons, and their deactivation kinetics of catalytic methane decomposition
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
53, 1741-1753  
(13 Pages)
2014
3.141
Scopus
9
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, P.S.T. Sai
Axial solids holdup distribution in liquid solid circulating fluidized bed: Effect of liquid distributor, method of operation, and viscosity of fluidizing media
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
51, 16242-16250
(9 Pages)
2012
3.141
Scopus
8
Joseph Costandy, Nour El Ghazal, Mohamed T. Mohamed, Akanksha Menon, Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp
Effect of reactor geometry on the temperature distribution of hydrogen producing solar reactors
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
37, 16581-16590
(10 Pages)
2012
4.229
SCIE & Scopus
7
Shilapuram Vidyasagar, K. Krishnaiah, P.S.T.Sai
Macroscopic properties of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed with viscous liquid medium
Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
50, 42-52
(11 Pages)
2011
2.826
SCI & Scopus
6
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, D. Jaya Krishna, Nesrin Ozalp
 
Residence time distribution and flow field study of aero-shielded solar cyclone reactor for emission-free generation of hydrogen
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
36, 13488-13500
(13 Pages)
2011
4.229
SCIE & Scopus
 
5
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp, Anam Waheed
Catalytical effect of Fluka 05120 on methane decomposition
International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
5(11), 981-985
(5 Pages)
2011
 
 
4
Nesrin Ozalp, Vidyasagar Shilapuram
 
Step-by-step methodology of developing a solar reactor for emission-free generation of hydrogen
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (DoS:10-11-09 DoA:06-02-10)
35, 4484-4495
(12 Pages)
2010
4.229
SCIE & Scopus
 
3
Vidyasagar Shilapuram, K. Krishnaiah, P.S.T.Sai
 
Comparision of macroscopic flow properties obtained by three methods of operation in a liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed
Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
48, 259-267
(9 Pages)
2009
2.826
SCI & Scopus
 
2
S.Vidyasagar, K.Krishnaiah, P.S.T.Sai
 
Hydrodynamics of a liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed: Effect of dynamic leak
Chemical Engineering Journal
138, 425-435
(11 Pages)
2008
6.735
Scopus
1
C. Easwaraiah, T. Kavitha, S. Vidyasagar, S.S.Narayanan
Classification of metals and plastics from printed circuit boards (PCB) using Air Classifier
Chemical  Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
 47, 565-576
(12 Pages)
2008
2.826
SCI & Scopus
 

 

 

  • In peer reviewed international conference proceedings (These articles are undergone for reviewing process)
8.Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Statistical Evaluation of hydrodynamics of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed reactor: A techno Economic Approach, International Conference on Environment and Energy, ISBN- 978-93-81212-96-7, Page No. 153, 15th – 17th December 2014, Hyderabad (Selected papers published in ESPR journal or Bioresource Technology).
7.Abhijit Baburao Patil, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Co-gasification of coal-pet coke and plastic waste, International Conference on Environment and Energy, ISBN- 978-93-81212-96-7, Page No. 174, 15th – 17th December 2014, Hyderabad (Selected papers published in ESPR journal or Bioresource Technology).
6.Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp., Thermogravimetric analysis of carbon based catalysts on methane decomposition, 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2014 Prague & 17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction PRES 2014, Czec Republic, 23rd-27th August 2014 (Scopus indexed).
5.Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp., Carbon catalyzed methane decomposition for enhanced solar thermal cracking, Proceedings of ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Paper No. ES2011-54644(doi:10.1115/ES2011-54644), pp. 1697-1706, August 2011, Washington, USA, ISBN:978-0-7918-5468-6 (Scopus indexed).
4.Joseph Costandy, Nour El Ghazal, Mohamed T. Mohamed, Vidyasagar Shilapuram, Nesrin Ozalp., Effect of reactor geometry on the temperature distribution of hydrogen producing solar reactors, International Conference on Hydrogen Production (ICH2P11), Paper No: 155-214-1-SM, June 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece (Selected papers from ICH2P-2011 published in special issue of Advances in Hydrogen Production in IJHE Journal).
3.Nesrin Ozalp, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Characterization of Activated Carbon for carbon laden flows in a solar reactor, Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal engineering joint conference, Paper No. AJTEC2011-44381 (doi. 10.1115/AJTEC2011-44381), pp. T20058-T20058-9, March 2011, Hawaii, USA, ISBN: 978-0-7918-3892-1, (Scopus indexed).
2.Nesrin Ozalp., Vidyasagar Shilapuram, D. Jaya Krishna., Modeling of vortex-flow solar reactor via ideal reactors in series approach, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 4th international conference on energy sustainability, Paper No. ES2010-90324 (doi. 10.1115/ES2010-90324), pp 255-236, May 2010, Phoenix, USA, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4394-9 (Scopus indexed).
1.Vidyasagar Shilapuram., P.S.T.Sai, K. Krishnaiah., Hydrodynamics of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed, Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Catalysis in Multiphase Reactors (CAMURE-6) and the 5th International Symposium on Multifunctional Reactors (ISMR-5), National Chemical Laboratory, January 2007, Pune, India (Selected papers published in IECR journal, Vol.46, 2007).

 

  • In international conference proceedings
5. Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, P.V.Suresh, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Flow modeling simulations of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed reactor-A CFD approach., CHEMCON-2017, December 27-30, 2017.
4. Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Model development for the prediction of hydrodynamics of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed-a mechanistic approach, CHEMCON-2015, 27th - 30th, Guwahati, December 2015.
3. Ritesh Ramesh Palkar, Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Modeling of a Liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed using statistical design approach, International Conference on Chemical Engineering  Emerging Dimensions And Challenges ahead and Indo Japanese Symposium on separation technology for green environment, CHEMCON-2014, Chandigarh, 27th - 30thDecember 2014.
2. Vidyasagar Shilapuram., Nesrin Ozalp, Anam Waheed., Catalytical effect of Fluka 05120 on methane decomposition, International Conference on Chemical Engineering ICCE 2011,November 2011, Venice, Italy.
1. Vidyasagar Shilapuram., P.S.T.Sai, K. Krishnaiah., Studies on hydrodynamics of liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed, Proceedings of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment, December 2005, Indore, India.
 
  •  Institute/Department Responsibilities
    • Faculty Coordinator, Centre for Career Planning and Development (Formerly known as Training and Placement), May 2019 to Till date
    • Additional Faculty Coordinator, Training and Placements, October 2018-May 2019 
    • Library Incharge on behalf of Department Library (2014 to June 2018)
    • Incharge, Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory(Academic year 13-14 till May-15)
    • Faculty Advisor for III B.Tech (July 2015 to June 2018)
    • Incharge, Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory( May 2015 to May 2019)
 
  • Administrative duties discharged
  • June'12 to May'13, Hostel Warden, VNIT Nagpur
 

(Dr. VIDYASAGAR SHILAPURAM)

 

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