Dr. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar


Gordon A. and Mary Cain Endowed Chair #2
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, USA (1979)
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Univ of Saskatchewan, Canada (1975)
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Madras, India (1973)

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Dr. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, nicknamed "kumar", joined the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at the Louisiana State University as the Gordon A. and Mary Cain Endowed Chair Professor in August 2009. Prior to this, he held the position of GASCO Chair Professor at the Petroleum Institute during 2007-2009 in the Chemical Engineering Program. He has had a distinguished academic career at the University of Alberta, since 1983 excelling in both teaching and research as evidenced by the numerous awards that he has received.

His main research interests are in the area of multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, computer aided modeling of chemical, mineral, polymer and electrochemical processes, including fuel cells.

He has been a Research Fellow in Erlangen, Germany during 1989-90, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1996-97, and a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore during 2002.

His research has been supported by NSERC discovery, strategic and Collaborative Research & Development grants and by industries such as Syncrude Canada, DuPont Canada and Koch-Glitsch. He has given training courses on computational fluid dynamics to industry.

He has given talks at various industrial laboratories around the world, including lectures on packed column modeling at Raschig Gmbh in Germany, Sulzer in Switzerland, BOC Gases in NJ, USA, Engineers India Ltd. in New Delhi, Indian Oil Corp. in New Delhi and Defense Science and Technology Organization, Australia. He served as the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering during 2005-2009.