Dr. B. Ashraf Ali

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK

Ph. D. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2011)

Phone: +91-824-2473648

E-mail: ashrafmchem@gmail.com(or)  ashrafali@nitk.ac.in



B.Tech. Chemical Engineering

Periyar University,

Salem, India


M.Tech. Chemical Engineering

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

West Bengal, INDIA


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, INDIA




Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems(Germany)
Univ. of Magdeburg "Otto von Guericke"  (Germany)

Associate Professor 
(October 2012 - June 2013)

Department of Chemical Engineering
SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, INDIA

Assistant Professor 
(July 2013 - present)

Department of Chemical Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, INDIA


Professional Service

Journal reviewer

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research  

Chemical Engineering Communications                  

Chemical Engineering Science

Multiphase flow                            




B. Ashraf Ali, G. Janiga, E. Temmel, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, D. Thévenin.  “Numerical analysis of flow characteristics and crystal motion in a batch crystallizer". J. Cryst. Growth 372, (2013) 219-229.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam. “Hydrodynamics, mixing and selectivity in a partitioned bubble column”. Chemical Engineering Journal, 187, 187, (2012) 261-274.

B. Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam. “Hydrodynamics and Mixing in a partitioned electrolytic tank”, International Journal of Multiphase flow , 37 (2011) 1191-1200.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam. “Experimental and computational investigation of two phase gas-liquid flows: point source injection at the centre”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (2011) 13220–13229.

B. Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam. “Analysis of unsteady gas-liquid flows in a rectangular tank: Comparison of Euler-Eulerian and Euler-Lagrangian simulations”. International Journal of Multiphase flow, 37 (2011) 268–277.

B. Ashraf Ali, Ch. Siva Kumar and S. Pushpavanam. “Analysis of liquid circulation in a rectangular tank with a gas source at a corner”. Chemical Engineering Journal, 144(2008) 442-452.



B.Ashraf Ali, S.Pushpavanam. "Hydrodynamics, mixing and reaction in bubble columns", Scholars Press (ISBN:13.,  978-3-639-70459-4), Saarbrücken, Germany (2014).

B.Ashraf Ali, S.Pushpavanam. “PIV Techniques in Experimental measurement of Two Phase (Gas–Liquid) Systems” Rheology of Complex Fluids, J.M. Krishnan et al. (eds.), Springer Science+ Business Media, LLC 2010.



B. Ashraf Ali, Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Dominique Thévenin. DPM/DEM approach for modelling crystal dynamics in a batch crystallizer.Feb 4th-6th 2013,  MaCKiE-2013, IIT-Madras.

B. Ashraf Ali, Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Dominique Thévenin,"Flow and crystal dynamics in a crystallization reactor". 2nd Indo-German Workshop on “Advances in Reaction and Separation Processes”. 20-22 February 2012 ,Bad Herrenalb, Germany.

B.Ashraf Ali, M. T. Bhoite, S. Pushpavanam, “Euler Lagrangian simulation / PIV experiments of two phase gas-liquid systems: point source injection at the center”. International Conference on Modeling, Optimization and Computing, NIT-Durgapur , AIP Conf. Proc. 1298, 91 (2010).

B.Ashraf Ali, S.Pushpavanam. “Gas-liquid flow in a rectangular bubble column tank through needle sparger : PIV” Tenth Asian Symposium on Visualization (2010),Chennai.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam, “Hydrodynamic behavior of Bubble columns with a corner gas source : Comparison of experiments with Euler-Eulerian (EE) and Euler-Lagrangian (EL) simulations”- REACH, International Symposium on "Thermodynamics and Transport Processes" (Poster presentation – Dec, 2010),IIT-Madras, Chennai-36.

B.Ashraf Ali, S.Pushpavanam. “Investigation of hydrodynamic characteristics of gas-liquid flow in a rectangular bubble column reactor: PIV/CFD”. CHEMCON-2009, Visakhapatnam.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam, “Hydrodynamics of buoyancy driven flows”-Indo-German workshop on advances in reaction and separation processes (Poster presentation - 2008), Chennai-36.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam, “Experimental and numerical investigation of gas-liquid flow in bubble column reactor”. Indo-German workshop on advances in reaction and separation processes (Key note Lectures - 2008), IIT-Madras, Chennai-36.

B.Ashraf Ali, S.Pushpavanam, “Experimental and numerical analysis of mixing analysis in bubble column reactor”. 23rd National Convention of Chemical Engineers, IIT-Roorkee,(2007)50-62.

B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam, “Hydrodynamics of liquid circulation induced by a bubble plume, International conference on modeling and simulation”. CITICOMS, Coimbatore, Vol-I (2007)53-58.



B. Ashraf Ali. "CFD modeling and simulation of bio reactors". FDP on "Bioprocess Simulation". 22nd April to 23rd April, 2014 at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

B. Ashraf Ali. "CFD modeling on single and multiphase flow reactors". Training program on "Modeling and UNISIM Design Simulation Software”.  30th June to 2nd July 2014 at B M S College, Bangalore.

B.Ashraf Ali. " Electrolytic degradation of uric acid using nickel electrodes in a un-partitioned and partitioned batch cell". Short Term Course on Integrating Energy and Environmental issues towards Cleaner Environment" during 2nd-3rd December 2013 at NIT Tiruchirappalli

B. Ashraf Ali. "CFD Modelling of industrial flow reactors". FDP programme on Recent Research  Trends in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (RRTCEE 2013) from 27th May -31stMay 2013 at NIT Calicut.         

B. Ashraf Ali. "CFD modelling of draft tube batch crystallizer". Seventeenth National Seminar on Crystal Growth at Department of Physics, January 9-11, 2013 at Anna University, Chennai.


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Raj Mohan B, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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