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Name : Dr. K.B RADHAKRISHNAN

Department : Chemical Engineering

Designation : Professor


Email: drkbrnair20@gmail.com

Office Phone: 04742712024

Mobile: 9447205767

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Dr. K.B. Radhakrishnan
Professor & Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
TKM College of Engineering Kollam Kerala 691 005

Official Email. ID: drkbrnair20@tkmce.ac.in

Education

  • PhD Chemical Engineering 1998 - IIT Madras
  • M.Tech Chemical Engineering 1991- IIT Madras, (CGPA): 9.06/10
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering 1984- Government Engg. College, Thrissur/Calicut University; % Marks: 79.3 %

Professional Experience

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • 30 years
  • INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE:
  • 2 Years and 1 month- Worked as Assistant Engineer (Chemical) with Government of India Public Sector Process Industry from 11 December 1984 to 29 December 1986.

Research Interest

  • No. of PhD’s Guided- ONE
  • Title of Thesis: “RISK ASSESSMENT AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN AUTO LPG DISPENSING STATIONS”
  • Heat Transfer
  • Nano fluids
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Safety & Hazard Assessment
  • Kinetics of reactions and reactor design

Ongoing PhDs.

  • 1. Investigations on the Microbial Remediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Industrial Effluents
  • 2. Active Biological Degradation of Perchlorate Waste and Investigation on the Optimization of Kinetic Parameters

Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

  • 1. Modernization of Heat Transfer Operations Laboratory, Sanctioned by MODROBS, MHRD, Government of India for Rs. 15 lakhs., 2013
  • 2. Construction and Implementation of “Microbial Fuel Cell for Generation of Power from Wastes” by Agency for Non-conventional Energy Research and Technology (ANERT), Government of Kerala, 2004.
  • 3. Setting up of a Process Modeling and Simulation Laboratory, Sanctioned by MODROBS, MHRD, and Government of India for Rs. 3 lakhs., 2004
  • CONSULTANCY SERVICES
  • 1. Investigation of alleged Gas leak at KMML, Chavara in 2012, Chairman of the technical Committee constituted by IIChE, TVRC and NIIST, Trivandrum to probe into the incident.
  • 2. Conduct of Process Safety Audit at KMML, Chavara in 2013
  • 3. Conduct of Safety Audit team at Extraweave, Spinning Mills at Chertala
  • 4. Conducted Safety Audit Safety Audit at Konkan Sorage Systems (Kochi) Pvt Willington Island, Kochi in 2012.
  • 5. Conducted Safety Audit at HHA Tank Terminals (P) Ltd, Willington Island, Cochin 23 in May 2012.

Awards and Honours

  • Appreciation Letter received from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization for serving as Assessor/Member of the enquiry Commission constituted by the Government of India to enquire into the Paravur Puttingal Temple Fireworks accident that took place on 10 April 2016

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Life Member, Society for Biotechnologists India (SBI)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaged in teaching the undergraduate Chemical Engineering students of the department
  • Setting up of new laboratories and modernization of existing ones
  • Conducting theory and practical examinations of the various universities as external and internal examiner for the B.Tech and M.Tech programmes
  • Guiding students for their project work, both industrial and internal projects
  • Student counseling: Acting as Senior Advisor to the students
  • Coordinating the Chemical Engineering Association activities by organizing co-curricular & Extra curricular activities.
  • Coordinating industrial institute linkage programmes.
  • Offering Consultancy Services to various Process Industries.] [n
  • Coordinated National Level seminars for students.
  • Setting question paper for both UG and PG programmes in Chemical Engineering and other allied branches in different universities in Kerala and other states in India
  • Served as Secretary of the Parent Teachers Association of the College in the year 2009-10.
  • Served as the Coordinator of the NBA Accreditation Committee of the college since March 2014
  • Served as the Coordinator, Career Guidance & Placement Cell for 2 years while serving in Mohandas College of Engineering& Technology, Trivandrum from October 2004 to October 2006.
  • Carried out the Designing, procuring/fabricating, erecting and commissioning of the laboratories and equipments with the state-of-the-art equipments and experimental facilities while serving at Mohandas College of Engineering& Technology, Trivandrum
  • Carried out the setting up of the Instrumental methods of Analysis Laboratory, Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Reaction Engineering. and Process Control Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics laboratory, Downstream processing laboratory and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory while serving in Mohandas College of Engineering& Technology, Trivandrum.
  • Coordinated the programmes on soft skill training/ invited lectures, industrial-institute linkage programmes, seminars and discussions with experts from industries and Software Companies for the benefit of students of the whole college.
  • FACULTY INTERACTION WITH OUTSIDE WORLD
  • Served as Chairman of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (IIChE), Trivandrum Regional Centre from 2009 to 2011.
  • Served as Vice-Chairman of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (IIChE), Trivandrum Regional Centre from 2009 to 2011.
  • Serving as the Member of the executive Committee of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (IIChE), Trivandrum Regional Centre.
  • Serving as Staff Coordinator of the Student Chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (IIChE)
  • Serving as Staff Coordinator of the ENCON Club, TKMCE Chapter
  • Served as the member of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Kerala from 2006 to 2012.
  • Served as the member of the Post Graduate Board of Studies in Biotechnology of the University of Kerala from 2009 to 2012.
  • Served as Chairman, Board of examiners, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Kerala University since 2006 and upto 2013.
  • Served as the Chairman, Board of examiners, Chemical Engineering, Kerala University since 2013 and upto Marchy 2015.
  • Serving as the Chairman, Board of examiners, Chemical Engineering, Kerala University since April 2015.
  • Acted as subject expert in Public Service Commission Interview for the selection of Engineers & Instructors in Technical Education Department, Government of Kerala in 2014.
  • Served as the member of the setting up of Syllabus for the Chemical Engineering Branch for the Kerala Public Service Commission in 2010 and 2014] [n
  • Acted as examiner for M.Tech and PhD thesis evaluation of various Universities including Anna University, Madras, Chennai, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, (CUSAT), Calicut and Mahtma Gandhi Universities.
  • Acted as question paper setter for Kerala University and CUSAT, Kochi for B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D (entrance) examination.
  • Served as member/Chairman of the Syllabus revision committee in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering branches in the University of Kerala.
  • Served as Member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory committee, Chaired by the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Trivandrum
  • Served as Reviewer of Technical papers in Conferences
  • Acted as reviewer for the technical papers in the 3rd International Conference on Materials for the Future, Nov 6-8, 2013.
  • Chaired Technical Sessions in the National Conference on Chemical & Biological Waste Treatment Processes for Green Environment, organized by the IIChE, Trivandrum from 25-26 June 2010, Trivandrum.
  • Acted as reviewer for the selection of selection of BEST PAPER AWARD in the 26th Session of Kerala Science Congress, Wayanad 28th – 31st January 2014.
  • Acted as expert member for the assessment of proposal- Refrigeration Adsorption Dehumidification Drying of Spices for the Prize Award for the National Research Development Corporation under the Department of Science Industry Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • Chaired Technical Sessions in the Workshop on “Biotechnology as a Tool for Environmental Conservation” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, 20th August 2004, Sree Budha College of Engineering, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.
  • MEMBERSHIP IN TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
  • Acted as the Chairman, technical Committee to investigate the Gas leak at Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML), Chavara, Kollam in 2012 and submitted report.
  • Acted as member of the Safety Audit team to conduct Safety Audit at KMML, Chavara, Kollam in 2013.
  • Acted as expert member of the Safety Audit team to conduct Safety Audit at Extraweave Spinning Mills at Chertala.
  • Acted as expert member of the Safety Audit team to conduct Safety Audit at Konkan Sorage Systems (Kochi) Pvt Willington Island, Kochi in 2012.
  • Acted as expert member of the Safety Audit team to conduct Safety Audit at HHA Tank Terminals (P) Ltd, Willington Island, Cochin 23 in May 2012.
  • Organized one day Workshop under Industry Institute Interaction Cell of TEQIP on “Perspectives, prospects and problems in value addition of Beach Sand Minerals” on 5 February 2016 at TKM College of Engineering Kollam with participation of experts from KMML, Chavara, IRE Chavara and TTPL Trivandrum.
  • Organized FDP on “ Renewable Energy, Policies and Practices” Nov 30 to Dec 5, 2015 under TEQIP TKMCE, Kollam.
  • Organized various Industry-Institute Interaction Programmes under TEQIP
  • Serving as the Chairman, Board of examiners, Chemical Engineering, Kerala University since 2015
  • RESEARCH GUIDANCE
  • GUIDED ONE Ph.D
  • Thesis: RISK ASSESSMENT AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN AUTO LPG DISPENSING STATIONS
  • Approved guide of the University of Kerala, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and Bansthali University, Rajasthan in Chemical Engineering and . Guided one Ph.D and guiding 2 students for their Ph.D.
  • CONFERNCES/FDPs/WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED
  • 1. Served as Organizing Secretary and organized the "International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering & Technology, ICACE TKMCE ’14' at Kollam Beach Hotel at Kollam on behalf of the Chemical Engineering Department, TKMCE, Kollam from 16-18 October 2014
  • 2. Was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee while serving as the Chairman of the IIChE, Trivandrum Regional Centre and organized National Conference on Chemical & Biological Waste Treatment Processes for Green Environment, on behalf of the IIChE, Trivandrum jointly with the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Kerala, from 25-26 June 2010, Trivandrum.
  • 3. Organized various programmes under Industry Institute Interaction Cell (IIIC) of TEQIP
  • 4. Chaired Technical Sessions in the Seminar on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, HTFF-15, IIT Madras, 12th February 2016
  • 5. Served as Assessor and member of the Inquiry Committee constituted vide Order No. 31 (03) 2016-Expl., dated April 2016 of the Government of India to enquire into the firework accident occured at Puttingal Temple, Paravur, Kollam on 10.04.2016

Teachng History

  • Joined the Department as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering on 30.12.1986 after serving as Assistant Engineer for two years in Central Government Public Sector Process Industry.
  • Promoted as Assistant Professor in October 1993
  • Serving as Professor since January 2007
  • SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  • Heat Transfer Operations
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Flow Operations/Fluid Mechanics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Process Control
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Chemical Plant Design
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Downstream Processing in Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Operations
  • Process Calculations
  • Economics & Management of Chemical Industries/Managerial Economics for Process Engineers
  • Petroleum Refinery Engineering
  • Chemical Technology

Courses and Training Attended

  • “Health Safety and Environmental Management Systems, 25-30 July 2016, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • “Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing, FDP under TEQIP, 4-9 January 2016
  • “Waste Management Issues and Priorities” FDP under TEQIP, 3-5 March 2014, TKMCE, Kollam
  • “Development of Communication Skills, Art of Teaching and Research” FDP under TEQIP, 11-15 Nov 2013, TKMCE, Kollam.
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  • “Quality Initiates in Technical & Higher Educational Institutions” 22-24, October 2013, Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
  • n]“Timeless Leadership”, (Management Development Programme) 27-29, 2013, IIM Kozhikode
  • n]“Separation Techniques in Process Industries” (FDP}, 16-20, December, 2013, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • “Development of Communication Skills, Art of Teaching and Research” (FDP), 11-15, November 2013, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam.
  • “Computational Fluid Dynamics and its Applications”, 19.8.2013 to 24.8.2013 at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala
  • n]“Water Hammer/Surge Analysis of Piping System”,17-18 December 2012 at Department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • “Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Technical Education”, 25th March, 2011, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • “Application of Softwares for Process Simulation and Equipment Design”, 18-20 February 2010 at Government Engineering College, Thrissur.
  • Software Tools in Electronics, sponsored by TEQIP, Government of India, SCT College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 28 August to 3rd September 2008
  • Environmental Biotechnology Engineering, sponsored by TEQIP held at SCT CE, Trivandrum from 28 July 2008 to 4 August 2008.
  • Novel Separation Techniques, Sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), held at Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, from 15th to 27th November 1999.
  • Applications of Fluidized Bed Energy Conservation in Heat Transfer in Industry, sponsored by ISTE held at Mar-Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Kerala from 11th to 23rd October 1999.
  • Recent Trends in Computers and their applications in Technical Education, sponsored by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala held at College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, from 18th to 30th Jan. 1999
  • Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Sponsored by the Continuing Education Programme, held at IIT Madras, Madras, India from 14th to 18th Dec. 1998.
  • Contributions to Technology fro space Research, sponsored by ISTE held at T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala from 2nd to 13th November 1998.
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Chemical Engineering sponsored by the ISTE/ AICTE held at KREC, Surathkal, Karnataka, India from 15th to 27th Feb. 1998.
  • Strategic Planning and Institutional Development, Sponsored by the ISTE held at Government Engineering College, Trichur, Kerala, India from 10th to 15th Nov. 1997.
  • New Separation Processes, Sponsored by the Quality Improvement Programme, IIT Bombay, held at IIT Bombay from 3rd to 13th Dec. 1991.
  • Numerical Methods, Sponsored by the Centre for Quality Improvement Programme, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, held at College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 30th April to 13th May 1991.
  • Inertial Navigation, Guidance and Control, Sponsored by the Centre for quality Improvement Programme, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, held at College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 24th June to 5th July 1991.
  • Recent Advances in Downstream Processing in Biochemical Engineering, Sponsored by the ISTE, held at IIT Madras, India from 1st to 7th Dec. 1990.
  • Recent Trends in Process Control and Analytical Instrumentation for Chemical Industries, Sponsored by the ISTE, held at Anna University, Madras, from 22nd May to 3rd June 1989.

Book Chapter:

  • Edited the Book "Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology", Published by Elsevier

International Journals:

  • 1. K.B. Radhakrishnan and A.R. Balakrishnan, Heat Transfer Analysis of Thermal Energy storage using Phase Change Materials, Heat Recovery Systems and CHP, Vol.12, No.5, 427-435, (1992).
  • 2. K.B. Radhakrishnan and A.R. Balakrishnan, Kinetics of Melt Crystallization in Falling Films, Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 171, 29-53, (1999).
  • 3 K.B. Radhakrishnan and A.R. Balakrishnan, Kinetics of Melt Crystallization of Organic Eutectic Forming Binary Mixtures in Non- Flow Systems, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 40, 71-81, (2001)
  • 4. Jerril Joy, Sruthi Sasidharan, Vishnu Prakash, Saibi R, Fazil A and Radhakrishnan K.B, Synthesis and Evaluation of Carbon Catalyst from Human Urine for Proton Exchange Fuel Cell, International Journal of Imperial Research, 2016
  • 5. Yedhu Raj R S, Akshay Kizhakkevila, Dana Tapa and Jikku P Kurien Tom and K.B. Radhakrishnan*, Construction and Evaluation of Performance of Liquid Cooled Peltier Effect Refrigerator, International Journal of Imperial Research, 2016.
  • 6. Abhishek J K Thomas, Nikhil S Thomas, Bindeesh R C, Unaira P and K B Radhakrishnan, Experimental Investigation on Heat Transfer Augmentation In Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Using Wire Coil/ Spring Inserts, International Journal of Imperial Research, 2016

National Journals:

    International Conference:

    • 1. R. Lubeena and K.B.Radhakrishnan, Heat Transfer Augmentation In Heat Exchangers Using Spiral Tube Inserts, 57th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, First joint Meeting of the Indian and American Institute of Chemical Engineers, CHEMCON, Dec 27-30, 2004, Mumbai.
    • 2. Dhanya S. Nair and K.B.Radhakrishnan, Pressure Drop Characteristics in a Vibro-fluidized Bed Using Boron Nitride Particles, Presented in the 57th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, First joint Meeting of the Indian and American Institute of Chemical Engineers, CHEMCON, Dec 27-30, 2004, Mumbai.] [n
    • 3. Prabikrishna and K.B. Radhakrishnan -"Kinetics of Generation of Power coupled with reduction in Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Effluents using Microbial Fuel Cell” presented in the International Conference on Biofuels Vision 2015,Oct 13-15 (2006), Bikaner, India.
    • 4. Arun Raj, Mohammad Nadim, Prince George, Sudhir Nair, Teena Livingstone and K.B. Radhakrishnan, Kinetics of Power Generation using Chloroplast extract Photo-fuel Fuel Cell, Joint conference of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, Culcutta Dec 2007 (CHEMCON 2007).
    • 5. Lorence Mathew and K.B. Radhakrishnan, Desilication of Black liquor using Carbonation Technique- a parametric Study. Joint conference of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, Culcutta, Dec 2007(CHEMCON 2007).
    • 6. Invited talk on “Freezing Techniques for Separation of Liquid Mixtures” delivered in the 4th Biennial International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science & Technology (ICETEST-2015) at Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

    National Conference:

    • 1. Prabikrishna, Prince George and K.B. Radhakrishnan, Comparison of Power Density Generated in a Microbial Battery with Yeast Cells on glucose substrate and a Photo Fuel Cell using Chloroplast extract as Biocatalyst during the Photolysis of Water, National Conference on Energy Efficiency: The Environmental Solution, CEESAT, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, December 2007.
    • 2. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Going Green” The Bio Battery Way: An Experimental Study on the Feasibility of Biofuel Cell, Conference Proceedings, National Level Technical Symposium on Green Technology, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (2008)
    • 3. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Modeling Approaches in Processes” Invited Lecture delivered at Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum during the short term course on Environmental Biotechnology Engineering, 30 July (2008).
    • 4. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Wet Nanotechnology” Invited lecture delivered at College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 3rd February 2009, short term course on “Nanotechnology”.
    • 5. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “A Peep In to The Current Trends in Waste Management Options and Initiatives” Invited Lecture delivered at IIChE, Kochi Chapter, May 23, 2009.
    • 6. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Wet Nanotechnology: Recent Developments in Heat Transfer Augmentation in Thermal Nanofluid and Biological Nanofluid Research” Invited Lecture delivered at the Twenty Fifth National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Oct 9-10, 2009, Kochi, India.
    • 7. Sooraj Sudhakar, Abhilash Bhaskar, Ashiksh Chacko, Elizabeth K. Thadathil, Jesna Sainudeen, Biju Jacob and K.B. Radhakrishnan, “ Comparison of Biomass productivity of S-platensis in a tubular photo bioreactor and shake flask cultures” Twenty Fifth National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Oct 9-10, 2009, Kochi, India.
    • 8. Rasya Krishnan, Preethi. G. Ravi , Reshmi. S. G, D. Nikhila Chandran, Biju Jacob and K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Comparison of Soy Protein Yield by Different Precipitation Techniques and its Parametric Studies on Neutral Salt Mediated Precipitation”, CHEMCON 2010, the Annual National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Dec 27-29, 2010, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
    • 9. K.B. Radhakrishnan, Heat Transfer Augmentation using Nanofluids: With Particular Reference to Investigations on Thermal Conductivity and Heat Transfer Coefficient Enhancement in Laminar and Turbulent Flows with and without Phase Change, Proceedings of the National Conference, CONJURA 2011 TKMCE, Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, 26.2.2011.
    • 10. K.B. Radhakrishnan, Heat Transfer Augmentation- As a Subset of Wet Side of Nanotechnology, Invited Lecture delivered College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 4 December 2012
    • 11. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Heat Transfer in Nanofluids and biological fluids” Invited Lecture delivered at College of Engineering, Trivandrum, March 2013.
    • 12. "Melt Crystallization as a Separation Technique", Invited Lecture delivered at the Short-term course on “Separation Techniques in Process Industries”, 16-20, December, 2013, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
    • 13. K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Agitation & Mixing of Fluids” Invited Lecture delivered at SCT College of Engineering, Papanamcode, Trivandrum, Workshop on Ozone Day Celebrations, 27 September 2014.
    • Neethu Jayan, Suji S.K, Binu T.V and Dr. K.B. Radhakrishnan, Isolation and Growth Optimization Studies on Lead Resistant Microroganisms Isolated from Contaminated Soil
    • 14. Neethu Jayan, Suji S.K., Binu T.V. and Dr.K.B. Radhakrishnan, “Isolation and Growth Optimization Studies on Lead Resistant Microorganisms Isolated from Contaminated Soil, The Third National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (NET 2015), ISBN 978-93-85477-33-1© 2015 Bonfring, Government Engineering College Kozhikode.] [n
    • 15. Kiran Jacob, Nithin Sebastian, Fazil A and K.B. Radhakrishnan, Enhancing Thermal Conductivity of Heat Exchangers using Epoxy Graphite Compounds, Kerala Technological Congress (KETCON 2016, Technology for Sustainability), Kottayam, 2016