Sridhar Palla

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest:

1. Adsorption & Separation: 

  • Carbon capture from powerplant flue gases by metal-organic frameworks
  • Hydrogen and Methane storage for automobile applications
  • Alkane/Alkene and hydrocarbons non thermal membrane based separation from refinary gases
  • Heavy metal (Eg: Uranium, Vanadium and Nickel) and contaminants removal from water
2. Metal-organic frameworks

3.  Modeling of thermal behaviour in EV batteries

4.  Microwave-assisted pyrolysis modelling for solid waste management

5.  Multiscale modelling of energy storage

6. High throughput screening of porous crystalline materials

  1. Density functional theory (DFT)
  2. Molecular dynamics (MD) & Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) Simulations
  3. Regression Analysis
  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Software Tools Used: CFD - COMSOL or Fluent, Regression Analysis - MATLAB, DFT - VASP and Gaussian, Molecular Simulations - RASPA and GULP



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1. M.S & PhD - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (2020)

  • Thesis: Multiscale modelling of adsorption hydrogen storage in metal-organic frameworks

2. B. Tech in Chemical Engineering - Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam (2014)


Professional Experience

1. Assistant Professor - Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam (2021- Present)

2. Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Liverpool (2020-2021)

  • Project: Data-driven modeling and high throughput screening of metal-organic frameworks for ethane and ethylene separation

3. Institute postdoctoral fellowship at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2020)

  • Project: Investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) reaction mechanism of ethane to ethylene with CO2

Journal Publications

  1. Sridhar, P., and Niket S. Kaisare. "A critical analysis of transport models for refueling of MOF-5 based hydrogen adsorption system." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (2020). 
  2.  Palla S, Kaisare NS. On-board hydrogen storage in an adsorbent bed: Development of a multi-scale dynamic "1D-plus-1D" model. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020). 
  3.  Palla S, Kaisare NS. Evaluating the Impact of Pellet Densification and Graphite Addition for Design of On-Board Hydrogen Storage in a Fixed Bed of MOF-5 Pellets. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020).
  4. Mohan TV, Palla S, Kuppan B, Kaisare NS, Selvam P. Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons: Experimental and Modeling View Point. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. 2018;63(12):4543-4551. 
  5. Ethiraj Jayashree, Palla S, and Helge Reinsch. "Insights into high pressure gas adsorption properties of ZIF-67: Experimental and theoretical studies." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2019): 109867. 
  6. Rimita Bose, Jayashree Ethiraj, Palla S, Jithin John Varghese, Kaisare NS, Parasuraman Selvam. Adsorption of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide in Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Structure with SOD Topology: Experimental and Modelling Studies. Adsorption journal (2020).

Conference Publications

  1. Palla S, Kaisare NS. A Combined Adsorbent Bed and Pellet Model for Adsorptive Hydrogen Storage. AIChE Annual meeting October 28 - November 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  2.  Mohan, T.V.R.; Palla, S.; Kaisare, N.S.; Selvam, P., Experimental and Modelling Assessments of Hydrogen in Hexagonal Ordered Mesoporous Carbons, 3rd Int. Conf. on Advanced Energy Materials, September 10-12, 2018, Surrey, UK.