Professor Doraiswami Ramkrishna

H.C. Peffer Distinguished Professor

Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering

480 Stadium Mall Drive

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA




Professor Ramkrishna's research group is motivated by ideas in the application of mathematics to solving problems in chemical and biochemical reaction engineering. Such problems involve both model building towards capturing essential behavior of systems, and evolving the theoretical and experimental machinery for the identification of model parameters and phenomenological functions. Their research ideas arise from linear (operator methods) and nonlinear analysis of ordinary and partial differential equations, stochastic processes, and population balance modeling involving integro-partial differential equations. The major thrust is fundamental and inspired generally by key technological issues.  Our focus is on problems associated with the production and conservation of energy.


    •Chemical Reaction Engineering

    •Dispersed Phase Systems

    •Biochemical Engineering

    •Applied Math

    •Personalized Medicine



Alan Min (junior undergraduate student working with Prof. Ramkrishna) wins Prestigious Barry Goldwater Award

Professor Ramkrishna gave a talk in UCSD on "Metabolic Complexity: Is there Music Behind it?". Here is the video of the talk.

Festschrift honoring Ramkrishna published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Workshop videos from: Design Principles for Engineering Biology: November 11-12, 2015 in Tysons Corner, VA

Cybernetic models featured on

Ramkrishna presented Purdue Sigma Xi Chapter Faculty Research Award

Ramkrishna's Reminiscences of Arnie Fredrickson



Alumni News:

Dr. Prasad Dhurjati's research on brain cancer appeared in Udaily

Dr. Terry Papoutsakis elected as member of National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Dr. Prasad Dhurjati's research on osteoporosis highlighted in local University news

Dr. Meenesh Singh featured in Chemistry World

Dr. Prasad Dhurjati appeared on NPR Radio and Press


Papers of Interest

Aris and Balakotiah on Asymptotic Effectiveness of a Catalyst Particle in the Form of a Hollow Cylinder








Contact Information:


Phone: (765)-494-4066

Fax: (765)-494-0805