Hari Mahalingam



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Professional Experience: 

2017-2019 Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK Surathkal
2005-2015 Associate Professor andHead, Department of Chemical Engineering, JUET Guna
2003-2004 Research Fellow at TLIAP, NUS Singapore
2001-2002 Post-Doctoral Researcher at LGC, INP de Toulouse, France.
Total 17 years 11 months out of which 5 years 11 months at NITK

Contact Details


mhari [at] nitk [dot] edu [dot] in


Academic Background

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2002
M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) from A.C. Tech., Anna University, India, 1996
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) from A.C. Tech., Anna University, India, 1994

Areas of Interest

Novel multiphase reactors, Process modelling and simulation, Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, Wastewater treatment

Complete Profile

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 4 (3 from JUET Guna) 1 (from NITK)
Ongoing: 2

Significant Publications

1. Das, S. and Mahalingam, H, Novel immobilized ternary photocatalytic polymer film based airlift reactor for efficient degradation of complex phthalocyanine dye wastewater, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 383, art. no. 121219, 2020.
2. Manasa, M., P.R. Chandewar and Mahalingam, H., Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin & norfloxacin and disinfection studies under solar light using boron & cerium doped TiO2 catalysts synthesized by green EDTA-citrate method, Catalysis Today, in press.(2020)
3. S. Singh, P.K. Singh and H. Mahalingam, Novel floating Ag+-doped TiO2/PS photocatalysts for treatment of dye wastewater, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 53(42), 16332-16340, 2014.
4. S. Singh, H. Mahalingam and P.K. Singh, Polymer-supported titanium dioxide photocatalysts for environmental remediation: A review, Applied Catalysis A: General, 462-463, 178-195, 2013.
5. I.A. Karimi, M. Sharafali and H. Mahalingam, Scheduling tank container movements for chemical logistics, AIChE J, 51(1), 178-197, 2005.


1. HOD, Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK Surathkal from 2017 to 2019. 2. HOD, Department of Chemical Engineering, JUET Guna from 2005 to 2015 3. Chairman, Board of studies in Chemical Engineering, JUET Guna from 2010 to 2015. 4. Reviewer for various journals such as J. Env. Chem. Eng., J. Hazardous Materials, Env. Technology & Innovation, ESPR, Materials Letters, Indian Chem. Engr etc.


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

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