Gordon and Mary Cain Endowed Chair #2 & Professor
210 ChE Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
PhD Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, USA (1979)
MSc Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (1975)
BSc Chemical Engineering, University of Madras, India (1973)
Dr. K. Nandakumar has joined the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at the Louisiana State University as the Gordon A. and Mary Cain Endowed Chair Professor in August 2009. Prior to it he held the position of GASCO Chair Professor at the Petroleum Institute during 2007-2009 in the Chemical Engineering Program. He has had a distinguished academic career at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada since 1983 excelling in both teaching and research as evidenced by the numerous awards that he has received.
His main research interests are in the area of multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, computer aided modelling of chemical, mineral, polymer and electrochemical processes, including fuel cells.
He has been a Research Fellow in Erlangen, Germany during 1989-90, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1996-97, and a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore during 2002.
His research has been supported by NSERC discover, strategic and CRD grants and by industries such as Syncrude Canada, DuPont Canada and Koch-Glitsch. He has given training courses on computational fluid dynamics to industry.
He has given talks at various industrial laboratories around the world, including lectures on packed column modelling at Raschg Gmbh in Germany, Sulzer in Switzerland, BOC Gases in NJ, USA, Engineers India Ltd. in New Delhi, Indian Oil Corp. in New Delhi and Defence Science and Technology Organization, Australia. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering during 2005-2009.
Mranal Jain, Anthony Yeung, and K. Nandakumar, "Induced Charge Electro-Osmotic Concentration Gradient Generator," Biomicrofluidics 4, Article Number 014110 (2010).
Dayadeep Monder, Karl T. Chuang, and K. Nandakumar, "Models for a H2S SOFC A fully coupled multiphysics model," J. Elec Chem Soc. 157 (2010) B542-B551.
C.-L. Wu; A. S. Berrouk, K. Nandakumar , "An efficient chained-hash-table strategy for collision handling in hard-sphere discrete particle modeling" Powder Tech., 197 (2010) 58-67.
Rupesh K. Reddy, Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi, K. Nandakumar, Peter D. Minev, "Direct numerical simulations of a freely falling sphere using fictitious domain method: Breaking of axi-symmetric wake," Chem. Eng. Sci., 65 (2010) 2159-2171.
AKM M. Murshed, Biao Huang, K. Nandakumar, Estimation and control of solid oxide fuel cell system, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34 (2010) 96-111.
Jain, M, Yeung, A, Nandakumar, K., "Induced charge electro osmotic mixer: Obstacle shape optimization," BIOMICROFLUIDICS, 3(2), Artcile No. 022413: (2009).
C.-L. Wu; A. S. Berrouk, K. Nandakumar, "Three-dimensional discrete particle model for gas-solid fluidized beds on unstructured mesh," Chem Eng J., 152 (2009) 514-529.
Shi Jin, Peter Minev, and K. Nandakumar, "A scalable parallel algorithm for the direct numerical simulation of multiple particles in a three dimensional incompressible fluid flow", International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 23 (2009) 427-437.
Ekambara, K.R. Sean Sanders, K. Nandakumar and Jacob H. Masliyah, "Hydrodynamic Simulation of Horizontal Slurry Pipeline Flow Using ANSYS-CFX," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, (in press, 2009).
Wang MH, Huang CU, Nandakumar K, Minev P., Luo J, Chiovelli S, "Computational fluid dynamics modeling and experimental study of erosion in slurry jet flows" International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics,: 23 No 2 (2009) 155-172.
Jain M, Yeung A, Nandakumar K, "Efficient Micromixing Using Induced-Charge Electroosmosis, "Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18, No: 2 (2009) 376-384.
Veeramani, C., P. D. Minev and K. Nandakumar, "Collision modelling between two non-Brownian particles in multiphase flow", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48 (2009) 226-233.
Abbaspour Ali, X. Wen, K. Nandakumar, Karl T. Chuang and Jingli Luo, "Geometrical modeling of microstructure of solid oxide fuel cell composite electrodes" J. Power Sources 185 (2008) 961-966.
Cunkui Huang, S. Chiovelli, P. Minev, Jingli Luo, K. Nandakumar, "A comprehensive phenomenological model for erosion of materials in jet flow," Powder Technology, 187 (2008) 273-279.
Ekambara, K., K. Nandakumar, Joshi, J. B. "CFD Simulation of Bubble Column Reactor using Population Balance", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 21, (2008).8505-8516.
K. Ekambara, R.S. Sanders, K. Nandakumar, J.H. Masliyah, "CFD simulation of bubbly two-phase flow in horizontal pipes," Chem Eng Journal, 144 (2008) 277-288.