Faculty Department

Dr. G Gopalakrishnan

Dr. G Gopalakrishnan

Sr. Associate Professor

BSc (Applied Sciences), Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

M.Sc (Applied Chemistry),  Anna University, Chennai 

Ph.D (Heterogeneous Catalysis), Anna University, Chennai

Area of Specialization"

Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalyst Development for Petroleum Refining, Bio-fuels

Career Graph:

  • Senior Associate Professor in University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun-248007, India
  •  Associate Professor in B.S.Abdur Rahman University, Chennai-48, India
  • Associate Professor in Ministry of Education, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (University of Gondar)
  • Assistant Professor in KCG College of Technology, Chennai-96, India
  • Lecturer in Easwari Engineering College, Chennai-89, India
  • Officer – R & D in Thirumalai Chemicals Limited, Ranipet, India
  • Lecturer in St.Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai–59, India

Honours and Achievements:

  • Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR
  • MRL research fellowship

Guest Lectures Delivered:

  • National Seminar on recent advances and future trends in chemical sciences, February 20, 2020, SGGSJ Govt. College, Paonta Sahib (HP).
  • International Conference on Energy, Environment and Industrial Safety (ICEEIS), Salvato ‘18, February 22-23, 2018, Anna University, Chennai-25

Sessions Chaired/Co-chaired in Conferences:

  • 3rd Biennial Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Conference(OGPC2020), December 28-29, 2020, Virtual (Jointly organized by UPES and PGU)
  • International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (AdChE-2020), February 5-7, 2020, UPES, Dehradun.
  • International Conference on Energy, Environment and Industrial Safety (ICEEIS), Salvato ‘18, February 22-23, 2018, Anna University, Chennai-25
  • 24th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, October 30-November 1, 2015, UPES, Dehradun

Research:

  • Contribution: Developed catalyst for hydrothermal liquefaction of sugarcane bagasse to bio-oil with 57.6% yield and 10.8% oxygen
  • Interest: Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalyst development for Petroleum Refining, Petrochemicals and Alternate Fuels

Recent Publications:

  • Configuring the municipal solid and liquid waste treatment plants into bio-refinery to achieve sustainable development goals Gopalakrishnan Govindasamy and Praveen Kumar J International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (WEECON 2021), ISET Research India in association with IET Vietnam, December 23-24, 2021
  • Bio-oil by the hydrothermal liquefaction of municipal sewage sludge using hierarchical Fe-Co-ZSM-5 catalysts. Gopalakrishnan Govindasamy, Praveen Kumar J and Ramatejaswi Pasupula International Conference on Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles 2021 (ICAFEV 2021), Pune, India, December 9-10, 2021
  • Studies on the catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of sugarcane bagasse to bio-oil, over cobalt oxide. Gopalakrishnan Govindasamy, Rohit Sharma, Sunu Subramanian International Conference on Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles 2021 (ICAFEV 2021), Pune, India, December 9-10, 2021
  • Effect of composition of iron-cobalt oxide catalyst and process parameters on the hydrothermal liquefaction of sugarcane bagasse Gopalakrishnan Govindasamy, Rohit Sharma, Sunu Subramanian Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, Vol.15. No.1 (2020) 186-198.
  • Studies on the effect of heterogeneous catalysts on the hydrothermal liquefaction of sugarcane bagasse to low-oxygen-containing bio-oil. Gopalakrishnan Govindasamy, Rohit Sharma & Sunu Subramanian Biofuels, VOL. 10, NO. 5, (2019) 665–675.

Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Direct conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse to auto fuels by Catalytic hydrous pyrolysis in the presence of carbon monoxide. Funding Agency: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India Grant Sanctioned: Rs.64,74,957. Period: April 2014 to January 2017
  • Development of Catalysts for isomerization & Dimerisation of light alkanes Funding Agency: Indian Oil Corporation Limited(R & D) Grant Sanctioned: 84.3 lakhs Period: 2012-14

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Life Member – Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Membership Number: LM-62558
  • Member and Chartered Scientist, Energy Institute, UK, Membership Number: 0052809, 2013 - 2016

Personal interests:

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