Fall 2016
Sankar Bhattacharya
Professor & Deputy Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, September 8, 2016

This presentation will first provide an overview of the fuels research at Monash University in oxy-fuel combustion, biofuels, and fuel cell areas. This will be followed by the presentation of outcomes from the gasification trials at bench to pilot plant scale – first using HTW gasifier and Transport reactors, and currently using entrained low reactors.

Bio:  Professor Bhattacharya joined academia in 2009 after having worked for twenty-one years in industry - at the International Energy Agency in France, Anglo Coal Australia and CRC for Lignite in Australia, and Development Consultants in India. He commissioned the first Circulating Fluidized bed Combustion pilot plant in Australia, led the first Oxygen-blown pressurized Fluidized Bed and Transport Reactor gasification trials of Victorian brown coal, and worked on commissioning of coal-fired plants in India. He currently leads a group of 16 PhD students working on coal and biomass gasification, biofuels and chemical looping applications. Professor Bhattacharya holds a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University-India, MS in Energy Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology –Thailand, PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle-Australia and Diploma in Management from the Melbourne Business School. His details can be found in: