Dr. Santosh Kumar Gupta

Distinguished Professor (DOJ - 02.07.2012, Contractual)

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT Kanpur

M.S. (Chemical Engineering.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Area of Specialization:

Polymerization Reaction Engineering, Multi-objective Optimization using Evolutionary Techniques

Research Interests:

Bio-mimetic approaches in genetic algorithm and simulated annealing.

Multi-objective optimization of industrial processes

On-line optimizing control of polymerization reactors

Modeling of Complex Polymerization Systems.

Research & Publications:

Publications:

  • A. K. Ray and S. K. Gupta, Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Cengage Learning, Singapore, 2004, 689 pages.
  • H. Sahni, S.K. Gupta and A. Mehra, Modeling of Continous Entrapment and Growth of Gas Bubbles During the Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate, Polym. Eng. Sci., 51,1942-1956 (2011).
  • M. Ramteke and S. K. Gupta, Biomimicking Altruistic Beaviour of Honey Bees in Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm, Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 48, 9671-9685 (2009).
  • A. Agarwal and S. K. Gupta, Multi-Objective Optimal Design of Heat Exchanger Networks using New Adaptations of the Elitist Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm, NSGA-II, Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 3489-3501 (2008).
  • B. Sankararao and S. K. Gupta, Multi-objective Optimization of an Industrial Fluidized-bed Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) using two Jumping Gene Adaptations of Simulated Annealing, Comp. Chem. Eng., 31, 1496-1515 (2007).
  • J. S. Sangwai, D. N. Saraf and S. K. Gupta, Dynamic Viscoelastic Properties of Bulk Free Radical Polymerizing Systems under Near-isothermal and Non-Isothermal Conditions, Rheol. Acta, 46, 455-468 (2007).
  • J. S. Sangwai, S. A. Bhat, S. Gupta, D. N. Saraf and S. K. Gupta, Bulk Free Radical Polymerizations of Methyl Methacrylate under Non-Isothermal Conditions and with Intermediate Addition of Initiator: Experiments and Modeling, Polymer, 46, 11451-11462 (2005).
  • R. B. Kasat and S. K. Gupta, Multi-objective Optimization of an Industrial Fluidized-bed Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) using Genetic Algorithm with the Jumping Genes Operator, Comp. Chem. Eng., 27, 1785-1800 (2003).
  • V. Bhaskar, S. K. Gupta and A. K. Ray, Applications of Multiobjective Optimization in Chemical Engineering, Reviews Chem. Eng., 16, 1-54 (2000).

Books Published:

Text Books:

  • A. K. Ray and S. K. Gupta, Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Cengage Learning, Singapore, 2004, 689 pages. 
  • S. K. Gupta, Numerical Methods for Engineers, New Age Intl. Publishers (earlier: Wiley Eastern, New Delhi), 1995, 407 pages. 2nd Edition,* 2010.
  • S. K. Gupta and A. Kumar, Reaction Engineering of Step Growth Polymerization,Plenum, N.Y., 1987, 430 pages.
  • V. Gupta and S. K. Gupta, Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications, Wiley Eastern/New Age Intl.Pub., New Delhi, 1984, 532 pages; 2nd Edition,*  2010, 3rd Ed., 2012 (New Academic Science Ltd., Tunbridge Wells, UK).
  • S. K. Gupta, Momentum Transfer Operations, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1979, 347 pages. 
  • A. Kumar and S. K. Gupta, Fundamentals of Polymer Science and Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1978, 547 pages.

Edited Books: 

  • K. Deb, P. Chakroborty, N. G. R. Iyengar and S. K. Gupta, Eds., Advances in Computational Optimization and its Applications, Universities Press, Hyderabad, 2007.
  • K. Deb, S. K. Gupta, et al., Eds., Simulated Evolution and Learning, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6457, Springer, Berlin, 2010.

Solutions Manuals: 

  • T. Srinivas, R. Aravind and S. K. Gupta, Teachers’ Manual for ‘Numerical Methods for Engineers’, New Age Intl. Publishers, New Delhi, 1995, 309 pages; Second Edition*, 2010.
  • S. Sanghi, V. Gupta and S. K. Gupta, Teachers’ Manual for ‘Fluid Mechanics and its Applications’, Wiley Eastern, New Delhi, 1984, 136 pages; Second Edition,* 2010.
  • A. Saboo and S. K. Gupta, Solutions Manual for ‘Momentum Transfer Operations’, IIT Kanpur, 93 pages.* from IIT Bombay.

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Honoree, special session in the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 18 Oct 2011.
  • Honoree, Festschrift issue, Polym. Eng. Sci. (Volume 51, No. 10, 2011; a Society of Plastics Engineers-USA/Wiley Journal).
  • L & T Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Dec 2009-June 2010.
  • Professor, IIT Bombay, 2008-2010.
  • Fellow, The Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi, elected 2009.
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, elected 1987.
  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad, elected 2005.
  • Herdillia Award of IIChE for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering, 1987.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1985-87.
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 1998-99.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999-2000.