Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7048


Priyadarshi Mahapatra

Priyadarshi Mahapatra

Priyadarshi Mahapatra, PhD
Sr. Research Scientist, Process Systems and Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy and Technology Laboratory, Morgantown
West Virginia, USA


Dr. Priyadarshi Mahapatra has received his Ph.D in Chemical & Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, with the Dissertation: Modeling & Simulation for Predictive Control of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants: Developed a detailed plant-wide dynamic system to understand inherent limitations on the current operability characteristics of IGCC power plants; Plantwide control structure based on PID and MPC approaches and various design configurations - inventory layer, supervisory layer (decentralized, centralized) - was developed and compared to study performance/computational-cost effects. The dynamic models were developed in Aspen Plus/Dynamics and were interfaced with Matlab/Simulink for control and optimization studies. (Aug 06 – Jul 10). He has done his M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA, Thesis: Modeling surfactant microstructure and phase behavior in Dianionic Systems, validated using initial lab derived data (Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering, Cryo TEM, DSC etc.). Shell-core Matlab derived models were used to predict microstructure shapes, structure, and properties at different anion concentrations. Minor Project: 2D to 3D Matlab surface profile evolution simulations along different surface morphologies for nano-structured thin films (predominantly used in semiconductor industry) during physical vapor deposition. (July 04 – July 06) B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA, Research Projects: Prediction of VLE Data for Refrigerant Mixtures using rigorous thermodynamic modeling and calculations (Jul 99 – May 03).

Research Interest

Simulation and Design using ASPEN Engineering Suite, Invensys Dynamic Simulation and Process Engineering, Suites, Design II, LabVIEW, MATLAB/Simulink, Optimization Tools: GAMS, IPOPT, Programming languages including C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Fortran