Four ChE graduate students were felicitated at the Purdue Student Innovator reception

Ranjita Ghose
Aniruddha Kelkar
Krishnaraj Sambath
Anand Venkatesan

Four ChE graduate students: Ranjita Ghose, Aniruddha Kelkar, Krishnaraj Sambath and Anand Venkatesan were felicitated at the Purdue Student Innovator reception on December 5. The reception was attended by acting President Sands as well other officials from the Burton D. Morgan center, Office of Technology Commercialization and Krannert. They were honoring Purdue students who have filed for intellectual property during 2012.

Ranjita Ghose joined the School in fall 2009 and is advised by Professor Arvind Varma. Her undergraduate degree is from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly UDCT). Ranjita works on Oxidative Coupling of Methane to Ethylene and uses "Solution Combustion" to synthesize catalysts.

Aniruddha Kelkar began his studies in Chemical Engineering at Purdue in fall 2010, after finishing his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering also at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly UDCT). He is advised by Professors Franses and Corti and his research focuses on the dispersion stability of gas hydrate systems and related flow assurance issues.

Krishnaraj Sambath obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. Advised by Professor Osman Basaran, he works on explosion of electrified liquid drops and collision and coalescence of liquid drops.

Anand Venkatesan received his BTech in chemical engineering degree also from IIT Madras in 2008, with a minor in Industrial Engineering. The same year he joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue under the guidance of professor Wankat. Anand is a Donnan Fellow and his work involves process synthesis and optimization with multiple unit operations with a focus on desalination.