Dhiraj Garg | Department of Chemical Engineering

Profile

Dhiraj
Kumar
Garg
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
D036B
Block-D-Block, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Budhha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
India
91-0120-7170100
Extn: 
411
PDF icon Download CV (849.95 KB)
Profile Summary 

Dr. Dhiraj is presently working in SNU in Dept. of Chemical Engineering of School of Engineering as Assistant Professor. 

He is involved in teaching various courses like

  • Numerical Methods,
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics,
  • Process Engineering,
  • Process Equipment Design,
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.

His areas of research and expertise include

  • Numerical Modeling and Simulation,
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),
  • Polymerization Reaction (Free radical polymerization),
  • Coiled Flow Inverter Microreactors (CFIM), 
  • Chaotic Advection,
  • Process Intensification,
  • Process Safety,
  • Process System Dynamics and Control,
  • Process Engineering,
  • Heat Transfer - Heat Exchanger Design.

He is just completed DST approved Project titled "Numerical Study and Analysis of Chaotic Advection During Free Radical Polymerization Reactions in Coiled Flow Inverter Microreactor" .

Earlier he had worked in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (DAE). There he had worked in 6 different nuclear power plants (NPPs) based on PHWR technology at 4 different sites throughout India varying from oldest (RAPS-1&2) to latest (RAPP-5) and smallest (RAPS-1&2) to largest (TAPP-3) NPP till that time. He had experience in General and Shift Operations, Pre-Commissioning, and Commissioning, and Technical Services. He had implemented and proposed various engineering changes to some existing systems which improved their efficiency, reliability and safety aspects. For which he was awarded outstanding promotion to Scientific Officer-D (SO-D).

Educational Qualifications 
2014
Ph.D. (Process Engineering/ Process simulation)
University of Strasbourg, France
2010
M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
2003
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
Guru Gobind Singh IndraPrastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi, India
Work Experience 
20032008
Scientific Officer-D,
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
2015
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University,
Dadri, Near Greater Noida
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 

The objectives of the ONGOING project are as follows.

1. To make the modelling of FRP in CFD as complete as possible to include all the relevant effects (gel, glass, and cage effect at higher conversion, variation of diffusion of individual chemical species in polymer solution alongwith variable fluid thermo-physical properties with conversion).
2. To validate the CFD simulation results obtained through modelling obtained above against the experimental data under similar operating conditions.
3. Visualization of chaotic advection through existing mathematical tools.
4. To perform the geometrical and operational optimization of CFIM with the objective of maximizing the extent of chaotic advection.
5. To figure out new correlations, conditions, parameters, if possible, characterizing the role played by various geometric, kinetic parameters, and fluid and flow conditions in affecting chaotic advection and its extent.
6. To extend this study to other monomer/polymer systems.

He is actively looking for PhD students for above mentioned research areas and even for noval and emerging research areas including bio-technology.

The PhD student should be

  • self-motivated,
  • research oriented,
  • self-disciplined,
  • not just hard working but smart working also, 
  • ready to learn new things and ready to work in team with sportsman spirit.

The interested candidate

  • must have high standard of ethics, moralities, honesty and scientific rigour and
  • must respect toward indian values, indian constitution and law and order and
  • must not indulge in any anti-indian activities.
Awards(Selected): 
2016

Project grant (Rs.17.6 lakh) under Young Scientist Scheme (No. YSS/2015/002088) in 2015 for three years.

2015

International travel grant for young scientist awarded by DST for attending conference Pacifichem 2015 (15th -20th Dec’2015) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2012

ISCRE Poster Award for poster titled, “Improvement of the control of polymer architectures by means of a coil flow inverter microreactor” authored by D. Parida, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D.K. Garg, at ISCRE 22, 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, 02-05 Sep 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

2006

Got an outstanding promotion to SO-D in 2006 during work tenure in NPCIL.

2003

University Topper in B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), GGSIP University, 2003

Scholarly Activity

Books and Chapters

  1. C. A. Serra, D. Parida, F. Bally, D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, V. Hessel, Micro-Chemical Plants, Chapter in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology; 4th ed., 06 Sep’2013, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (Germany), DOI: 10.1002/0471440264.pst612. Citations- 2.

    Scientific Articles

    Published (12)

    1. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Numerical Investigations of Perfectly Mixed Condition at The Inlet of Free Radical Polymerization Tubular Microreactors of Different Geometries. Macromol Theor Simul, 17 July 2020, mats.202000030R1, Accepted. Impact factor- 1.636
    2. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Numerical Investigations of Different Tubular Microreactor Geometries for The Synthesis of Polymers Under Unmixed Feed Condition. Macromol Theor Simul, 02 Jun’2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/mats.202000008. Impact factor- 1.636
    3. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, New Transformation Proposed for Improving CFD Simulation of Free Radical Polymerization Reactions in Microreactors. Microfluid Nanofluid, 14 Dec’2014, 18 (5-6), 1287-1297. DOI: 10.1007/s10404-014-1527-3. Impact factor- 2.384. Citations- 3.
    4. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Analytical Solution of Free Radical Polymerization: Applications- Implementing Non-isothermal Effect. Macromolecules, 02 Dec’2014, 47 (24), 8514-8523. DOI: 10.1021/ma501964h. Impact factor-5.914. Citations- 2.
    5. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Analytical Solution of Free Radical Polymerization: Applications- Implementing Gel Effect Using CCS Model. Macromolecules, 18 Nov’2014, 47 (23), 8178-8189. DOI: 10.1021/ma501251j. Impact factor-5.914. Citations- 13.
    6. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Analytical Solution of Free Radical Polymerization: Applications- Implementing Gel Effect Using AK Model. Macromolecules, 27 Oct’2014, 47 (21), 7370–7377. Impact factor-5.914. Citations- 9.
    7. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Analytical Solution of Free Radical Polymerization: Derivation and Validation. Macromolecules, 01 Jul’2014, 47 (14), 4567–4586. Impact factor-5.914. Citations- 14.
    8. D. Parida, C.A. Serra, D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, R. Muller, M. Bouquey, Flow Inversion: an Effective Means to Scale-up Controlled Radical Polymerization Tubular Microreactors, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 09 May’2014, 8 (8),597-603. Impact factor-1.543. Citations- 19.
    9. D. Parida, C.A. Serra, F. Bally, D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, F. Bally, R. Muller, M. Bouquey, Coil Flow Inversion as a Route to Control Polymerization in Microreactors, Macromolecules, 06 May’2014, 47 (10), 3282-3287. Impact factor-5.914. Citations- 36.
    10. D. Parida, C.A. Serra, R.I. Gómez, D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in Continuous-Microflow: Effect of Process Parameters, Journal of Flow Chemistry, 28 Apr’2014, 4 (2), 92-96. Impact factor-1.658. Citations- 6.
    11. D. Parida, C.A. Serra, F. Bally, D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, Intensifying The ATRP Synthesis of Statistical Copolymers by Continuous Micromixing Flow Techniques. Green Processing and Synthesis, 21 Nov’2012, 1 (6), 525-532. Impact factor-0.782. Citations- 14.
    12. F. Bally, D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, C. Brochon, D. Parida, T. Vandamme, G. Hadziioannou, N. Anton, Improved Size-Tunable Preparation of Polymeric Nanoparticles by Microfluidic Nanoprecipitation. Polymer, 12 Oct’2012, 53 (22), 5045-5051. Impact factor-3.364. Citations- 62.

     

    To be communicated (2)

    1. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, Numerical Modelling and Simulation of Semi-Batch Free Radical Polymerization Reactor Operation Using Analytical Solution with AK Gel Model, 2017, to be submitted.
    2. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, Algorithm to Deal With Very Large and Very Small Numbers to Enable Utilization of Analytical Solution of Free Radical Polymerization During Gel Effect, 2017, to be submitted.

    Conferences

    Oral Communications (9)

    1. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, Semi-Batch Free Radical Polymerization Reactor Modelling and Simulation Using Analytical Solution, Advancements in Polymeric Materials APM 2017, 11-13 Feb’2017, Bengaluru, India.
    2. D.K. Garg, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D. Parida, M. Bouquey, R. Muller, Analytical solution of free radical polymerization: Application to the numerical modeling and simulation of polymerization reactions in coiled flow inverters, Pacifichem 2015, 13th – 20th Dec 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
    3. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Derivation of analytical solution for the Free Radical Polymerization reaction conducted in a constant volume, isothermal, well mixed batch reactor and its applications to CFD modelling, WCCE9, 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 18-23 Aug 2013, Seoul, South Korea.
    4. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Analytical solution of FRP for constant volume, isothermal, well mixed batch reactor and its application, WPPRE 2013, 2nd Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering, 24-26 May 2013, Hamburg, Germany.
    5. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Numerical simulation of polymerization reactions in tubular microsystems: effect of reactor geometry, WPPRE 2012, 1st Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering, 11-13 Oct 2012, Lyon, France.
    6. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Flow improving polymerization reactions in coil flow inverter, EFMC9, 9th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, 09-13 Sep 2012, Rome, Italy.
    7. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Numerical modelling of polymerization reactions in different tubular microreactor geometries, ISCRE22, 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, 02-05 Sep 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    8. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Numerical investigations of different microreactor geometries for the synthesis of polymers, CHISA 2012, 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, 25-29 Aug 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.
    9. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, Numerical modeling of polymerization reaction in CFI, CFM 2011, XXème Congrès Français de Mécanique, 28 Aug-02 Sep 2011, Besançon, France.

    Posters (3)

    1. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Analytical solution of FRP for constant volume, isothermal, well mixed batch reactor and its application, 11th Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, 21-24 May 2013, Hamburg, Germany.
    2. D. Parida, C.A. Serra, Y. Hoarau, D.K. Garg, Improvement of the control of polymer architectures by means of a coil flow inverter microreactor, ISCRE22, 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, 02-05 Sep 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    3. D.K. Garg, Y. Hoarau, C.A. Serra, D. Parida, Numerical modeling of polymerization reactions in straight tube and coiled flow inverter (CFI) Reactors, SoMaS 2011, Summer school in soft matter, 10-15 July 2011 Mittelwihr, France.

    Workshop Attended

    1. Chevron Sponsored AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Faculty Workshop August 13-16, 2017 · Richmond, CA