Professor Ramachandran joined Washington University in St. Louis in 1982 as an associate professor of Chemical Engineering. Today, he teaches many graduate courses in areas of transport phenomena, reaction engineering, multiphase reactor analysis, computational engineering, engineering mathematics, environmental reaction engineering, semi-conductor material processing analysis, and pollution prevention in chemical processes.
Professor Ramachandran's research interests are in chemical reaction engineering, three phase catalytic reactors, mathematical modeling, semiconductor material processing, boundary element and integral equations, and reactor design for pollution prevention.
Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM) Studies of Isobutane, n-Butane and Propane Sorption in β- and Y-zeolies,Gong, K.; Subramaniam, B.; Ramachandran, P. A.; Hutchenson, K. W., AIChE J. 2010.
Solution Strategy for film model for non-isothermal gas-liquid reactions. S. Limtrakul, A. Kongo, P. A. Ramachandran, Chem.. Eng Sci, 2010.
Hydrodynamic & Internal Diffusion Effects in Chemical Looping Combustion
Role: Principal Investigator