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Rajinder Kumar
Honorary Professor
B.Sc.(Hons), Punjab University (1954)
M.Sc.(Tech), Punjab University (1955)
Ph.D., Punjab University (1965)

Phone : +91-80-2293-2320 Fax: +91-80-2360-8121
Email: kumar[AT]chemeng.iisc.ernet.in
 Research Interests
         Multiphase phenomena
         Dispersion of fluids in liquids from submerged nozzles
         Engineering analysis of foam beds
         Analysis of turbulent stirred dispersions
         Bio-leaching of copper from lean ores
         Multicomponent Precipitation involving small systems
         Analysis of sonochemical reactors

   • Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences, given by C.S.I.R (1976)
   • Herdilia Award for `Excellence in Basic Research', given by IIChE (1985)
   • Vasvik Award (1986)
   • Dr. K.G. Naik Gold Medal given by M.S.University of Baroda (1988)
   • Syed Hussain Zaheer Medal for Engineering and Technology by INSA (1989)
   • Alumni Award for excellence in Research in Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (1991)
   • Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Engineering (1991)
   • FICCI Award for Physical Sciences (1994)
   • Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Visiting Fellowship, INS (1995)
   • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, INSA (1997)
   • Prof N.R. Das memorial lecture, NASc (1997)
   • Padma Bhushan awarded by President of India (2003)

 Selected Publications
  1. Bandyopadhyaya R, Kumar R and Gandhi K S (2001). Modeling of CaCO3 nanoparticle formation during overbasing of lubricating oil additives. Langmuir 17, 1015-1029.

  2. Bandyopadhyaya R, Kumar R and Gandhi K S (2000). Simulation of precipitation reactions in reverse micelles. Langmuir 16, 7139-7149.

  3. Niyogi D, Kumar R and Gandhi K S (1999). Water blown free rise polyurethane foams. Polym. Engg. Sci. 39, 199-209.

  4. Kumar S, Ganvir V, Satyanand C, Kumar R and Gandhi K S (1998). Alternative mechanisms of drop breakup in stirred vessels. Chem. Eng. Sci. 53, 3269-3280.

  5. Rajan R, Kumar R and Gandhi K S (1998). Modelling of sonochemical oxidation of CCl4 in aqueous solutions Environ. Sci. Tech. 32, 1128--1133.


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