Fall 2016
Sankar Bhattacharya
Professor and Deputy Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Chemical looping is a rapidly developing process for CO2 capture from coal combustion at potentially low energy and cost penalty. However, the principle is also being tried for a variety of applications. In This presentation will provide some of the key research outcome from the industry-funded chemical looping research aiming at CO2 capture, and acid and hydrogen production.

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: