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.
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.
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.
New article published in Journal of Cleaner Production on Rational design of process parameters for carbon-neutral and sulfur-free motor fuel production from second-generation biomass generated syngas.
New article published in Chemical Engineering Journal on the Gas phase alkylation of biomass-derived m-cresol with iso-propanol over zinc modified HY zeolite: Elucidating reaction mechanism and kinetics including deactivation.