Graduate Students

Name Degree Date of graduation Present position Research topic
Jayachandran Devaraj Ph.D May 2014 Dow Chemical Company On an Expanded Framework for Personalized Cancer Treatment: Beyond Pharmacogenomics
Meenesh Singh Ph.D April 2013 University of Illinois, Chicago Towards the Control of Crystal Shape and Morphology Distribution in Crystallizers
Che-Chi Shu Ph.D August 2012 Post Doctoral researcher 
U. of Minnesota
Modeling Signal Transduction Process in Cell Population Application to Transfer of Drug Resistance

Jin Il Kim

Ph.D

August 2007

Samsung, Korea

A Hybrid Model of Anaerobic E.Coli: Cybernetic Approach and Elementary Mode Analysis

Eric A. Sherer Ph.D December 2006 Louisiana Tech University Age-Structured Cell Models in the Treatment of Leukemia

Jamey Young

Ph.D

August 2005

Vanderbilt University

A System-Level Mathematical Description of Metabolic Regulation Combining Aspects of Elementary Mode Analysis With Cybernetic Control Laws

Qiang Qin Ph. D July 2005 Datang Powergen
To Improve Performance of Fischer Tropsch Synthesis, Model Studies on Catalysts, Reactors and Processes.

Pankaj Doshi

Ph.D

May 2003

Pfizer, New London

Deformation and Break-up of Liquid-Liquid Threads, Jets and Drops

Abhijit Namjoshi

Ph.D

May 2003

Dow Chemical Company

A Mathematical Investigation of the Consequences of Metabolic Regulation in Complex Pathways: The Cybernetic Approach

Tanmay Lele

Ph.D.

December 2002

University of Florida

Pattern Formation on Catalyst Surface

Jon Shepler

M. S.

May 2002

Dupont 

Experimental Measurements of Cancer Cell Death Kinetics

Alan Mahoney

Ph.D.

May 2001

Max Planck Institute, Magdeburg, Germany

Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Precipitation Processes

Aaron Cote

Ph.D.

August 2000

Merck, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Spatially Patterned Catalytic Reactors

Ted Pirog

M.S. 

May 1995

Exxon, Houston, Texas

Qualitative Study of Coalescence in Food Emulsions  

Ted Pirog

Ph.D.

April 1998

Dynamics of Destabilization of Food Emulsions. Measurement and Simulation of Gravity Driven Particle Velocities in Polydisperse Dispersions  

John Schell

M.S.

December 1992

University of Texas

On self-similarity of microbial populations. 

Michael Hogan

M.S. 

1996

Bioremediation of Naval Shipboard Effluent

S. Krishnaswami

Ph.D. 

1997

Jeff Varner

M.S.

May 1995

Genencor

Analysis of the Dynamic Behavior of Phenanthrene Degradation

Jeff Varner

Ph.D. 

1997

Cornell University

Metabolic Engineering from a Cybernetic Perspective. A Conceptual Framework

Ramprasad Ramakrishna

Ph.D. 

May 1996

Physiome

Cybernetic Modeling of Microbial Growth on Substitutable Substrates, Applications in Bioremediation

Sinh Trinh

Ph.D. 

1996

Conoco, Inc. Ponca City, Oklahoma

Atul Narang

Ph.D. 

December 1994

University of Florida

The Dynamics of Microbial Growth on Mixtures of Substrates

Ken E. Yasuda

M.S. 

June 1994

The Manipulation of Selectivity of Reaction in Liquid-Liquid Systems by Control of the Dispersion Process

Arun N. Sathyagal

Ph.D. 

December 1994

Graco Industries, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Self-Similarity in Drop Break-up Phenomena in Liquid-Liquid Dispersions. Identification of Break-up Functions by Inverse Problem Approach.

Thomas Tobin

M.S. 

May 1989

International Paper, Mobile, Alabama

Experimental Measurement of Drop Coalescence Frequencies in Turbulent Liquid-Liquid Dispersions

Ph.D. 

December 1992

Measurement and Modelling of Drop Charge Effects on Coalescence in Agitated Liquid-Liquid Dispersions

Harold A. Wright

Ph.D. 

1991

Conoco, Inc. Ponca City, Oklahoma

Inverse Problems in Agglomeration

Jeff Straight

Ph.D. 

1991

International Paper, Mobile, Alabama

Microbial Growth in Continuous Cultures Subject to Single and Multiple Limitations Involving Carbon and/or Nitrogen

Pedro Arce

M.S. 

1987

Florida A&M University  -Florida State University  

Ph.D. 

1990

M.L. Alexander

Ph.D. 

1990

Operational Technologies Corp., San Antonio, Texas

 
S. Baloo

Ph.D. 

1990

BP Amoco

 
Ramachandran Muralidhar

M.S. 

1985

Motorolla An inverse problem of agglomeration kinetics 

Ph.D. 

1988

Brian G. Turner

M.S. 

1982 

Biotech Industry

Analysis of multicomponent diffusion and complex chemical reactions in isothermal tubular reactors. 

Ph.D. 

1986

Dhinakar S. Kompala M.S. 1982 University of Colorado at Boulder Cybernetic modeling of microbial growth on multiple substrates. 
Ph.D 1984 Bacterial growth on multiple substrates: experimental verification of cybernetic models. 
Pramod Agrawal M.S. 1980   Theoretical Investigations of Dynamic Behavior of Isothermal Continuous Stirred Tank Biological Reactors
Ph.D 1983 Characterization of the growth dynamics and development of a mechanistic model of a methanol-utilizing bacterium
Satish J. Parulekar

Ph.D. 

1983

Illinois Institute of Technology

Analysis of axially dispersed systems with general boundary conditions 

Gregory M. Nejfelt

M.S. 

1982

Steady state dropsize distributions in continuous flow mixing vessels for lean liquid-liquid dispersions 

Prasad S. Dhurjati

Ph.D. 

1982

University of Delaware

Cybernetic modeling of the growth of microorganisms in multiple substrate environments. 

Kendree J. Sampson

Ph.D. 

1981

Ohio University

An investigation of particle size correlations and the effect of limiting mixing and Brownian coagulation 

Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis

Ph.D. 

1979

Northwestern University

The solution of boundary value problems in diffusive heat and mass transfer with convection: functional analytic methods 

Ganesan Narsimhan

Purdue University

R.K. Bajpai

Ph.D. 

1976

University of Missouri

B.H. Shah

Ph.D. 

1974

Xerox

S. Raghavan

M.S. 

1972

M. Sheth

M.S. 

1974

ICI, India

N.J. Rao

Ph.D. 

1972

Centre for Electronics Design and Technology

Power Electronics Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, India

P.N. Singh

M.S.   Ph.D. 

1972 - 1974

M.C. Misra

M.S. 

1972

Central Food Technological Research Institute 

S.L. Gandhi

M.S. 

1969

Kelloggs

G. Subramaniam

M.S. 

1969

Exxon

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Name Duration of visit Current Position Research Topic
G. Narsimhan   1980-1982 Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Purdue University
Parichay K. Das  1985-1987 Scientist. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
R. Muralidhar  1987-1990
Ramprasad Ramakrishna  1996 (4 months)
Sanjeev Kumar Gupta  1993-1996 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Hyun-Seob Song  2000-2001 Nonlinear Analysis of Fischer-Tropsch Slurry Bubble Column Reactor Models 
Nandkishore Nere 2003-2008 Abbott Laboratories Modeling of Milling
Jayanta Chakraborty 2008-2010 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Modeling of Milling and Crystal Morphology Distribution
Hyun-Seob Song 2007-2012 BHSAI, MD Dynamic Metabolic Modeling based on the Cybernetic Approach
Pathway Analysis of Genome-scale Metabolic Networks

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