Dr Ashwin Kumar Rajagopalan

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

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I am a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering specializing in chemical process engineering, particularly on gas adsorption and crystallization. I am the lead investigator of the Purification and Separation Technology (PAST) laboratory. The PAST laboratory aims to develop sustainable technologies for challenging purification and separation problems. To achieve this the research activities span all the way from understanding fundamentals to developing processes. Particulate TechnologyGas Separation, and Porous Materials are the three focus areas of the laboratory. The research activities undertaken in the laboratory exploits state-of-the-art experimental, modeling, and data analytics techniques for designing and controlling chemical processes.

External positions

SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, Imperial College London

Oct 2020Aug 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate, ETH Zurich (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich)

Aug 2019Sep 2020

Sustainable Development Goals

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Science, A Dual Projection Imaging System To Characterize Crystallization Processes: Design and Applications, ETH Zurich (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich) (2015 - 2019)
  • Master of Science, Material selection and process design for adsorptive CO2 capture, University of Alberta (2013 - 2015)
  • Bachelor of Technology (not to be confused with BTEC), Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (2009 - 2013)

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