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,

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: 9.8 lakhs
Duration: Dec 2020 - May 2022

Supervision of Ph.D

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

Significant Publications

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Madana, V. S. T. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2020) "Numerical Investigation of Engulfment Flow at Low Reynolds Numbers". Physics of Fluids, 32(7), 072005.
5. 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.
6. Akella, S. & Ashraf Ali, B. (2019) "Computational investigation of hydrodynamics and solid circulation in fluidized bed column". Chemical Engineering Communications, 208(6), 843-850.
7. 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.
8. 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". Journal of Crystal Growth 372, 219-229.
9. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2012) “Hydrodynamics, mixing and selectivity in a partitioned bubble column”. Chemical Engineering Journal, 187, 261-274.
10. Ashraf Ali, B. & Pushpavanam, S. (2011) “Experimental and computational investigation of two phase gas-liquid flows: point source injection at the centre”. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(23), 13220–13229.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.


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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