B. Ashraf Ali


Associate 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

Multi Scale Simulations, Process Intensification (micro reactor), Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Visualization
Complete Profile

Significant Projects

Design and Optimization of Distributor and Flow Distribution of a Multiphase Trickle Bed Reactor Using 3D CFD Modelling
Funding Agency: MRPL, Mangalore
Funding Amount: 11.564 Lakhs
Duration: Dec 2020 - Ongoing

Supervision of Ph.D

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

Significant Publications

1. Ashraf Ali, B., & Singh, S. K (2023) "Effect of nozzle configuration on performance of spray dryer". Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. https://doi.org/10.59957/jctm.v59.i1.2024.14

2.Ashraf Ali, B. & Roy, A. K (2023) "Effect of indentations on the performance of PEM fuel cell". Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. ISSN 1314-7978.

3. Ashraf Ali, B., Kumar, B., & Madana, V. S. T. (2022) "Experimental and computational investigation of solid suspension and gas dispersion in a stirred vessel". Physics of Fluids, https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0122635

4. Ashraf Ali, B. & Bhasme. M. (2022) "Computational Investigation of Hydrodynamics, Flow Regimes and Bubble Size Distribution in an Airlift Reactor". Chemical Engineering Communications, https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2022.2075740.

5. Ashraf Ali, B.& Falleiro, L. H. (2022) "Effect of baffle configuration on performance of batch stirred vessel ". Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 39, 1146-1157.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11814-021-1008-9

6. Ashraf Ali, B. & Kumar, B. (2021) "Effect of baffle configuration on hydrodynamics and solid suspension in a continuous stirred vessel".Chemical Engineering Communications, https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2021.1975681.

7. Madana, V. S. T. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2021) "Computational investigation of flow field, mixing and reaction in a T-shaped microchannel", Chemical Engineering Communications, 208(6), 903-913.https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2020.1865936

8. Singh, S. K. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2020) "Computational investigation of air solid flow in a spray dryer for effluent treatment", Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 97(7), 1142-1145.

9. Santhosh Kumar, N. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2020) "Computational investigation of hydrodynamics and drying of industrial sludge waste in a spouted bed column". Journal of Indian Chemical Society,97(7), 1129-1132.

10. Madana, V. S. T. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2020) "Numerical Investigation of Engulfment Flow at Low Reynolds Numbers", Physics of Fluids ,32(7), 072005.https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0013957

11. Falleiro, L. H. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2019) "Computational modeling of hydrodynamics and mixing in a batch stirred vessel", Chemical Engineering Communications, 208(6), 883-892.https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2019.1694919

12. Akella, S. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2019) "Computational investigation of hydrodynamics and solid circulation in fluidized bed column", Chemical Engineering Communications, 208(6), 843-850.https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2019.1671831

13. 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. https://doi.org/10.1021/cg501092k

14. Ashraf Ali, B., Janiga, G., Temmel, E., Seidel-Morgenstern, A., Thévenin, D. (2013) “Numerical analysis of flow characteristics and crystal motion in a batch crystallizer", Crystal Growth & Design, 372, 219-229.http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.24846.77125

15. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2012) “Hydrodynamics, mixing and selectivity in a partitioned bubble column”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 187, 261-274.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2012.01.078

16. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2011) “Experimental and computational investigation of two-phase gas-liquid flows: point source injection at the center”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(23), 13220–13229.https://doi.org/10.1021/ie2002268

17. Ashraf Ali, B., & Pushpavanam, S. (2011) "Analysis of liquid circulation and mixing in a partitioned electrolytic tank", International Journal of Multi phase Flow, 37(9), 1191-1200.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2011.06.006

18. 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.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2010.10.002

19. 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, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3516431

20. 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.

21. 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.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2008.07.009


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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