Ruben Sudhakar D


Assistant Professor (On Lien)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Professional Experience: 

5 years and 7 months of Professional Experience out of which 1 year at NITK

Contact Details


rubensudhakar [at]


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3649
Academic Background

• Ph.D. (IIT Madras) 2012
• M.Tech. (School of Energy, Bharathidasan University) 2004
• B.Tech. (University of Madras) 2000

Areas of Interest

Energy from Coal and renewable energy sources, Energy System Analysis, CO2 capture, Energy Conservation and Management

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 01

Significant Publications

1. Visualization and characterization of thermo-physical behaviour of wood during devolatilization in a hot fluidized bed using X-ray radiography technique, D. Ruben Sudhakar, and Ajit Kumar Kolar, Fuel, Volume 112, 2013, Pages 208–223
2. Devolatilization of Wood in Hot Fluidized Bed: Effect of Particle Size, Shape and Bed Temperature, D. Ruben Sudhakar, and Ajit Kumar Kolar, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Volume 92, 2011, Pages, 239-249
3. Transient Three Dimensional Mathematical Model and Experimental Investigation of a Wet Devolatilizing Wood in a Fluidized Bed, D. Ruben Sudhakar, and Ajit Kumar Kolar, Energy and Fuels, Volume 24, 10, 4820-4832
4. Modelling and experimental investigation of devolatilizing wood in a fluidized bed combustor, M. Sreekanth, D. Ruben Sudhakar, B.V.S.S.S. Prasad, Ajit Kumar Kolar, and Bo Leckner, Fuel, Volume 87, Issue 12, 2008, Pages 2698-2712
5. Fragmentation of wood char in a laboratory scale fluidized bed combustor, D.Ruben Sudhakar, K. Srinivas Reddy, Ajit Kumar Kolar, and Bo Leckner, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 89, Issue 11, 2008, Pages 1121-1134


• Qualified in “National Certification Examination for Accredited Energy Auditors and Managers” - Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, GoI, 2006
• First runner-up prize for the best poster in International Seminar on Coal Gasification: Challenges & Opportunities for India - IIChE Diamond Jubilee, IIT Bombay, 2007
• First Prize – “Green Campus” Project Competition - The Energy Forum, IIT Madras, 2008


Contact us

Prasanna B D, Associate 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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