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Prof. Preeti Aghalayam

Dean - School of Engg. &

Science Director-in-Charge


Educational Qualifications

PhD 2000

Chemical Engineering

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

M.S 1995

Chemical Engineering

University of Rochester, Rochester, USA

B.Tech 1991

Chemical Engineering

IIT Madras, India


  • Featured in “She Is: 75 Women in STEAM

    Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India, 2022

  • Amar Dye Chem Award

    Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • IIChE Young Achiever Award

    Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • INAE Young Engineer

    Indian National Academy of Engineering,

Research Interests

My interest areas include Underground Coal Gasification, Reduction of Automotive NOx, Reduction of Large Reaction Mechanisms and Reactor Modeling

Relevant Courses Taught

  • Computational Techniques
  • Process Calculations
  • Research Skills
  • Let’s Play to Learn

Selected Papers


Unravelling the role of metal-metal oxide interfaces of Cu/ZnO/ZrO2/Al2O3 catalyst for methanol synthesis from CO2: Insights from experiments and DFT-based microkinetic modeling

Dharmalingam, B C

V, A Koushik

Mureddu, M

Atzori, L

Lai, S

Pettinau, A

Kaisare, N S

Aghalayam, P

Varghese, J J

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 332


Optimizing the synthesis of Ag/γ-Al2O3 for selective reduction of NOx with C3H6: Experiments and modelling

Kummari, S K

Yedala, N

Selvam, P

Kaisare, N S

Aghalayam, P

Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering


A methodology for structure dependent global kinetic models: Application to the selective catalytic reduction of NO by hydrocarbons

Yedala, N

Aghalayam, P

Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 181


Low-temperature NH3-SCR of NO over robust RuNi/Al-SBA-15 catalysts: Effect of Ru loading

Perumal, S K

Kaisare, N

Kummari, S K

Aghalayam, P

Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10 (5)

Books Published

  • Book Cover of Mathematical Modeling for Underground Coal Gasification

    Mathematical Modeling for Underground Coal Gasification

    Momentum Press


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