Dr. Sreedevi Upadhyayula
CLASS of 66 Chair Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Sreedevi Upadhyayula worked as a senior design engineer for five years in both Public sector (BHPV Ltd., Visakhapatnam, subsidiary of BYNL group) and Private sector (APL, Chennai, subsidiary of PTE, Singapore) after completing her M. Tech in Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Technology specialization) from IIT Kharagpur in 1993. She returned to academics in 1998 joining the Catalysis division of National Chemical Laboratory, Pune as a CSIR Senior Research Fellow. She completed her PhD in 2001 jointly from NCL, Pune and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. She then worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, before joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor in January 2004. In April 2006, she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and currently working as a CLASS of 66 Chair Professor. Her research interests include environmentally benign heterogeneous catalysis involving ionic liquids, zeotype materials in Petrochemical and Refinery catalytic processes, biomass conversion to biofuels: Catalyst design, Parametric study, Kinetics and Modeling of heterogeneous reactions.



**Updates from the Group**
  • Congratulations to Prof Sreedevi for receiving the Chair Professor possition (CLASS of 66 Chair) for teaching and research focused on Enviromental issues .
  • Congratulations to Kaisar Ahmad for sucessfully defending PhD seminar.
  • Prof Sreedevi got “Innovation Award 2018-2019" for “K-Model: Quick and Accurate Prediction of Crude Oil Blend Compatibility and Blend Optimization of N-Number of Crude Oils” from Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India.
  • Congratulations to Shashank Bahri for Keynote presentation in UK Catalysis Conference 2020 , Holywell Park, Loughborough, UK.
  • Congratulations to Gul Afreen for getting "Best oral presentation Award" at 22nd International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology, Paris, France.
  • Congrtulations to Dr. Sonal (joint PhD Student with Prof. KK Pant) for getting “Dr. A. V. Rama Rao Award 2018-2019" for best PhD thesis in Chemical Engineering.
  • Congratulations to Gul Afreen for getting "Best Poster Award" at 13th International Conference on Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Paris, France.
  • Congratulations to Rajeev Kumar for getting "Special Technical Award" by PETROTECH-2019.
  • Congratulations to Rajeev Kumar for getting "Special Technical Award" by PETROTECH-2019.
  • Congratulations to Mr Rajeev Kumar for getting "Best Poster Award" in 23 Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet.
Our Research Interest

We are a multidisciplinary group working on the development of sustainable catalytic processes for the production of clean energy sources. Our research interest involves development of environmentally benign approaches for the production of fine chemicals and fuels from renewable feedstocks. Detailed mechanistic study combining experimental and theoretical approach to improve the catalytic process is our primary goal.

Contact Details

Office: Block I-209, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.,
Laboratory: Heterogenus Catalysis and Reaction Enginnering Laboratory,
Block I-107, 108, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.

Email : sreedevi@chemical.iitd.ac.in