• Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), 1998.
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India (FIE), 1994.
  • NOCIL Award of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering for Excellence in Design/Development of Process, Plant and Equipment (1989).
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (1987).
  • Milan Arthur Memorial Award, for best student in the Department, University of California, Berkeley (1964).

Industrial Interaction

  • Projects completed for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mathura. Refinery:
  • 1.) Modeling and advanced control of Amine Treating Unit.
  • 2.) Simulation and online optimization with product properties prediction of Crude Distillation Unit.
  • 3.) Virtual analysers for crude distillation unit.

Selected Publications

  • G.Nishanth and D.N.Saraf, “An Improved Equation for Heat of Vaporization", Fluid Phase Equilibria, 179, 277(2001).
  • RV.Kumar, A.Sharma, I.Roychoudhury and D.N.Saraf, “A Crude Distillaton Unit Model Suitable for Online Applications", Fuel Processing Tech, 73, 1(2001).
  • K.Basak, K.S.Abhilash, S.Ganguly and D.N.Saraf, “Online Optimization of a Crude Distillation Unit, with Constraints on Product Properties.", nd. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 1557(2002), also persented at the A.I.Ch.E. Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-17, 2000.
  • S.Ganguly, J.Sadhukhan and D.N.Saraf, “Artificial Neural Networks Based Estimation of Petroleum and Product Properties", Ind. Chem. Engr., 44, 7(2002).
  • R.C.Ramaswamy and D.N.Saraf, “Reduced Order Modeling of a Crude Distillation Unit for Online Applications.", Jour. Chem. Eng. Japan, 35, 4(2002).
  • R.B.Mankar, D.N.Saraf and S.K.Gupta, “Online Optimizing Control of Bulk Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate: Some Experimental Results for Heater Failure.", J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 85, 2350(2002), also presented at 2nd World Engineering Congress, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, July 22-25,2002.
  • D.N.Saraf, “Advanced Process Control for Refinery Profit Maximization", Ind. Chem. Engr., Special Issue, Vol 1, 57(2002).
  • R.B.Kasat, D.Kunzru, D.N.Saraf and S.K.Gupta, “Multiobjective Optimization of Industrial FCC Unit Using Elitist Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm.", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 4765(2002).
  • D.J.Dave, M.Z.Dabhiya, S.V.K.Satyadev, S.Ganguly and D.N.Saraf, “Online Tuning of a Steady State Crude Distillation Unit Model for Real Time Applications.", Jour. Process Control, 13(3), 267(2003).
  • S.Bhat, T.Chatterjee and D.N.Saraf, “Online Data Processing and Product Propeties Pediction for Crude Distillation Units to be presented at AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans", March30-April03, 2003.