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Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna is H. C. Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University since 1994. Since receiving his B.(Chem).Eng. from the University of Bombay in 1960, he obtained his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1965. After two years of being an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India where he served until 1974. Following two years of visiting appointments at the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota, he joined as a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University in 1976.
Dr. Ramkrishna’s research interests are in the application of mathematics to chemical and biochemical reaction engineering, particulate processes and biomedical engineering His research in the biological area encompasses applications of population balances, cybernetic modeling of metabolic systems, metabolic engineering, and modeling of cancer therapy. He has published over 200 papers, two books, and directed close to 40 PhD’s and numerous post-docs.
He has won awards from the AIChE: Alpha Chi Sigma (1987), Wilhelm Reaction Engineering (1998) and Thomas Baron (2004). From elsewhere: Germany: the Senior Humboldt (2000), India: UDCT Diamond Award (1994) and Platinum Award (2009) from Bombay University. Fellows of Professional Societies, AIMBE (1996), IIChE (Honorary; 2001), AIChE (2007), Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Minnesota in 2004, He has held Distinguished Visiting Professorships at the University of Minnesota (George T. Piercy: Fall 1988) and at the University of Notre Dame (Melchor; Fall 1994) and given numerous distinguished lectures. He was elected to the NAE in 2009.