M B Saidutta


Professor (HAG)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, February 1, 1993

Professional Experience: 

29 years of Professional experience out of which 27 years at NITK.

Contact Details


mbs [at] nitk.ac.in


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3603
Academic Background

Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) from IITBombay, 1990
M Tech (Chemical Engineering) from Anna University, 1983
B.Tech. (Chemical Enginering) from Mysore University, 1981

Areas of Interest

Reaction Engineering, Catalysis, Biotechnology, Transport Processes
Complete Profile

Significant Projects

1. Regeneration of spent transformer oil sponsored by John Fowler India Ltd., Bangalore.
2. Development of expert system for risk management in process industries sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.
3. Building Capacity in Teaching and Collaborative Research in sensor systems for public utilities sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering, London; Higher education partnership-India scheme
under UK Govt.’s Newton fund. Popularly known as Newton-Bhabha Fund.
4. Methanol as a clean energy source for India sponsored by Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative.Popularly known as Obama-Singh project

Supervision of Ph.D

Awarded: 08
Ongoing: 04

Significant Publications

1. Direct synthesis of phenol from benzene on iron-impregnated activated carbon catalysts JS Choi, TH Kim, KY Choo, JS Sung, MB Saidutta, SO Ryu, SD Song, Applied Catalysis A: General 290 (1), 1-8, 2005

2. Optimization of two step karanja biodiesel synthesis under microwave irradiation H Venkatesh Kamath, I Regupathi, MB Saidutta. Fuel Processing Technology 92 (1), 100-105, 2011

3. Prediction of Water Quality Indices by Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks.ER Rene, MB Saidutta. International Journal of Environmental Research 2 (2), 2008

4. Selective oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde using modified iron-molybdate catalysts. TH Kim, B Ramachandra, JS Choi, MB Saidutta, KY Choo, SD Song, Catalysis letters 98 (2-3), 161-165, 2004

5. Adsorption of Phenol on Granular Activated Carbon from Nutrient Medium: Equilibrium and kinetic Study. MA Dabhade, MB Saidutta, DVR Murthy International Journal of Environmental Research 3 (4), 2009

  • Center-in-Charge, AIEEE Counseling for 2005, 2006 & 2007.
  • Co-Coordiantor, CCB-2011
  • Co-Coordinator, DASA-2010,’11 &’12.
  • Chairman, IIChE, Mangalore Regional Center for 2011-12 & 2012-13.
  • Member, High Power Committee, Excise Department, GOK. 2010- till date
  • Direct synthesis of phenol from benzene on iron-impregnated activated carbon catalysts • Article Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 290, Issue 1-2, 1 August 2005, Pages 1-8 Choi, J.S.; Kim, T.H.; Choo, K.Y.; Sung, J.S.; Saidutta, M.B.; Ryu, S.O.; Song, S.D.; Ramachandra, B.; Rhee, Y.W.  Was a Science Direct Top 25 Hottest article in the subject area of Chemical Engineering, in the Journal Applied Catalysis A: General

Contact us

Dr. I. Regupathi, Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474057

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