Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula
Qualification: Ph. D.
Research Interests:Study of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis for the Production of Liquid Fuels in Microchannel Reactors, Regenerative Granular Filters (GF) to Replacements for High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPAs), Study of Ignition Time Delays in High Energy Materials such as Gel Propellants, Development of Process Models for the Production of Renewable Energy
Dr. Udaya joined as a faculty at Amrita in 2011. He finished his Ph. D. from Florida USA in 2010. Prior to obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Udaya worked as a Research Specialist at AKZO NOBEL Coatings, Bangalore, India. He worked on projects funded by Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE) USA. During his doctoral studies, he also worked as a consultant for RENTECH Clean Energy Solutions, Colorado, USA for separating sub-micron catalyst particles from wax-catalyst slurry.
Dr. Udaya has expertise in Reaction Engineering (Especially microreactor design and fabrication), Solid-Fluid Separations, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control. He has two Patents on Microchannel Reactors. He also Designed, Modeled and Simulated a DYNAMIC Settler for RENTECH.
- Udaya B Ragula, Subhash Dutta, Jonathan Whitlow, Harold Wright, A Novel Microreactor Design for the Efficient Production of Jet Fuels, submitted to US Patents Department.
- Udaya B Ragula, Subhash Dutta, Jonathan Whitlow, Harold Wright, Eric Elrod, CVD Technique for the Preparation/Deposition of Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst, submitted to US Patents Department.
- Udaya B Ragula, Subhash Dutta, Jonathan Whitlow, Harold Wright, Eric Elrod, "Production of Liquid Fuels Using Microreactor Technology", November 2009.
- Udaya B Ragula, J. Whitlow, S. Dutta, D. Fraenkel, J. White, "Selective Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst For Producing C9-C16 Hydrocarbons", Final Report to Office of Naval Research, Feb. 2008.
- Udaya Bhaskar Reddy, S. Gopala Krishnan, E Ramasamy, "Modeling and Analysis of Reaction in Turbulent Flows", IIT Kharagpur, September 2004.
- Udaya Bhaskar Reddy, Subhash Dutta, Paul Jennings, "Ignition Time Delay in Hypergolic Gel Bipropellant Combustion", Submitted to AIAA journal.
- Udaya Bhaskar Reddy, Subhash Dutta, Paul Jennings, "Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide in a Microchannel Reactor/Heat Exchanger", submitted to Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.