B. Ashraf Ali


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor (July 2013 - present) - Department of Chemical Engineering National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, India
Associate Professor (October 2012 - June 2013, Department of Chemical Engineering SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems (Germany)
at Univ. of Magdeburg "Otto von Guericke" (Germany)

Contact Details


ashrafmchem [at] gmail.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3648
Academic Background

• Ph.D (IIT-Madras) (2010)
• PG : M.Tech (NIT Durgapur) (2005)
• UG: B.Tech (Periyar University) (2002)

Areas of Interest

Microfluidics, Multiphase flow reactor modelling, Flow Visualization, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Discrete Element Modeling (DEM), Transfer Operations,

Supervision of Ph.D

Lister H Falleiro (2015) – Ongoing
Sai Teja M V (2017) – Ongoing

Significant Publications

1. 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.
2. B.Ashraf Ali, S. Pushpavanam. “Hydrodynamics, mixing and selectivity in a partitioned bubble column”. Chemical Engineering Journal, 187, 187, (2012) 261-274.
3. 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.
4. Lister H. Falleiro & Ashraf Ali, B. (2019). Computational modeling of hydrodynamics and mixing in a batch stirred vessel. Chemical Engineering Communications, DOI: 10.1080/00986445.2019.1694919.
5. Akella Sriniketh & Ashraf Ali, B. (2019). Computational investigation of hydrodynamics and solid circulation in fluidized bed column. Chemical Engineering Communications, DOI: 10.1080/00986445.2019.1671831.
6. Ashraf Ali, B., Borner, M., Peglow, M., Janiga, G., Seidel-Morgenstern, A., & Thévenin, D. (2014). Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics–Discrete Element Method Simulations of a Pilot-Scale Batch Crystallizer. Crystal Growth & Design, 15(1), 145-155.
7. Ashraf Ali, B., & Pushpavanam, S. (2011). Analysis of liquid circulation and mixing in a partitioned electrolytic tank. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 37(9), 1191-1200.
8. Ashraf Ali, B., & Pushpavanam, S. (2011). Analysis of unsteady gas–liquid flows in a rectangular tank: Comparison of Euler–Eulerian and Euler–Lagrangian simulations. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 37(3), 268-277.
9. Ashraf Ali, B.., Kumar, C. S., & Pushpavanam, S. (2008). Analysis of liquid circulation in a rectangular tank with a gas source at a corner. Chemical Engineering Journal, 144(3), 442-452.
10. 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.
11. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2010). Euler lagrangian simulation / PIV experiments of two phase gas-liquid systems: Point source injection at the center. AIP Conference Proceedings. DOI: 10.1063/1.3516431
12. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2010). PIV techniques in experimental measurement of two phase (Gas-Liquid) systems. Rheology of Complex Fluids. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6494-6_5


Scopus ID – 24554145300
Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h0eI9yoAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
ORCID ID - 0000-0003-2078-3957


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Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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