Ravindranath K
Chief Scientist
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology                             
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana, INDIA

Landline 27193117
Mobile 9440802808
Fax 91-40-27193230
Email ID kajjam@iict.res.in
Alternate Email ID kajjamravi@yahoo.com
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About

K. Ravindranath Chief Scientist & Head Of Instrumentation & Reaction Engineering pilot plant.Teamed with various Process groups, project management groups and systems engineering teams for developing optimal Instrumentation & Process Automation plan targeted for various chemical plants.Worked for Government & Public Sector sponsored projects. Worked with external Industrial clients in development and execution of collaborative projects.

Presently Working with Industrial Client M/s GACL-Vadodara in process development for their projects.

Education

K. Ravindranath pursued M.Sc (Tech) in Applied Physics Process Instrumentation, Andhra University, Vizag, India. Graduated with Distinction

Employment

K. Ravindranath Started His Professional Career in Csir- Indian Institute Of Chemical Technology (IICT). Hyderabad, India (31 Years) -- a constituent institute of CSIR-Government of India.



Research Interests

Present Research

Experienced Process Instrumentation Engineer with effective performance in many areas,these are

a).Design of Instrumentation & Automation systems.

b).Preparation of Basic & Detailed Design Engineering packages.

c).Sizing and design of Process Automation equipment & Instrumentation systems, etc.

d).Development of PFD’s & P & ID’s.

e).Preparation of Specification data sheets.

f).Project Engineering.

g).Testing ,commissioning, of Automation systems.

h).HAZOP.

Past Research

Successfully completed many projects Concept to Commercial scale for Industrial clients (up to 1000kg/day capacity)

a).Benzaldehyde plant.

b).Ammoxidation Reactions Plant.

c).Cyanuric Chloride Plant.

d).Coal gasification Plant .

e).Heptafluoropropane plant .

f).Hydroflouro Carbon ( HFC 134a ) plant.

g).Methonal Reformer for 10KW & 50 KW fuel cell.

h).Esterification Reactions plant.

Projects Involved

a).Hydrazine Hydrate plant.

b).Synthetic aviation lubricants plant.

c).Ethambutol Hydrochloride continuous plant.

d).Alkylation Project.

e).HAZOP Studies for BPCL, Indian Oil Corporation.



Research Group Members

  1. Prof.C.Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Department of Physics,Osmania Univ. Hyderabad.



Publications

  1. R.N. Rao, M.V.N.K. Talluri, T.S.V.N.M. Krishna, K. Ravindranath. Continuous counter current extraction, isolation and determination of solanesol in Nicotiana tobacum L. by non-aqueous reversed phase high performance liquid Chromatography, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2007).
  2. Purushotham, Y., Ravindranath, K., Kumar, A., Govindaiah, R., Prakash, T.L., Quality improvements in tantalum powder by automation of sodium reduction system, International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials (2008).
  3. TECHNICAL PROCESS DEMONSTRATION REPORTS PREPARED:SEVEN



Lectures

  1. INVITED LECTURE ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN PROCESS AUTOMATION at Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad-India
  2. GUEST LECTURE ON ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR EFFICIENCY & ENERGY SAVINGS as Indian Institution of Plant Engineers, Hyderabad, India
  3. GUEST LECTURE ON INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION IN PROCESS INDUSTRIES AT CVR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY-HYDERABAD-INDIA
  4. INVITED LECTURE ON AUTOMATION WHY? WHAT FOR? at Chaitanya Bharathi institute of Technology, Hyderabad-India
  5. Technical Lecture on “Concept to Commercialisation” at Indian Institute of chemical Technology-Hyderabad.



Awards

  1. Merit Performance award,1991 & 2001
  2. CSIR-IICT Technology Award,2005
  3. Best Performance award,2007
  4. Best Scientist award,2008



Honours

  1. National Merit Scholarship during 1976-78
  2. Univeristy Grants Commission Fellowship during 1978-79
  3. Associate fellow Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences – India.
  4. MEMBER: BOARD OF STUDIES – Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.





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