Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics Of Multiphase Flows, Process Modelling, Process Equipment Design And Optimisation, Providing Technical Support To Industrial Plants.
Professor Ganguli received his PhD from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has more than eight years of experience in the chemical industry and has worked across the breadth of the domain, with projects spanning computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flows, process modelling, process equipment design and optimisation, plant support for extractive systems and some commodity chemical processes. He has received a number of laurels for his work, including the Abhaynkar Award in ICT, Mumbai and the Patent Award in the Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). He has about 18 international publications in such journals as Chemical Engineering Science, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, American Insitute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and Physics of Fluids. He has already amassed 250 citations to his publications. He is also a member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society.
He began his career as a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Paderborn, Germany. There, he worked on model development for mass transfer across interfaces and droplet coalescence. Subsequently, he joined the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, Technoforce Solutions, Mumbai and SABIC R&D, Bangalore before joining Ahmedabad University. At Technoforce Solutions Ltd he worked in optimizing process equipment using computational fluid dynamics: for instance, in impeller designs for pumps, optimization of liquid-liquid extractors etc. At SABIC (a petrochemical giant) Professor Ganguli was part of a team for developing integrated process models, kinetic models and separation column models for existing processes like isomerization, dehydrogenation and etherification; as well as providing plant support.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Part time lecturer in Bhabha Atomic Research Center (2011 – 2012)
Role: Engaging lecturers in teaching the basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Scientific Officers and giving hands-on lab training on using commercial software of CFD.
Part time lecturer in Khalsa College of Science and Commerce for TYBSc Computer Science during the period (2001-2002):
Role: Engage lectures of System Analysis and design for TYBSc Computer Science Students. Helping out students in their final third year projects i.e. helping them in planning, executing and presenting their results.
Lecturer in education and training department in Pentasoft Technologies Ltd. (2001-2002)
Assistant Professor in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (July 2018 - present)
Courses: Mass Transfer; Transport Phenomena.
Post Doctrate, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland (Jan 2011 to July 2011)
Post Doctrate, University of Paderborn, Germany (Jun 2009 – Dec 2010)
Senior Engineer in Technoforce Solutions Ltd. (TFS) (Aug 2011 – Sept 2013)
Scientist in SABIC Research and Technology Pvt Ltd. (Oct 2013 - June 2018)
Assistant Professor in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ahmedabad University (July 2018 - present)