Faculty Profile  

Santosh K. Gupta

B.Tech., IIT Kanpur, 1968
M.S., University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1970 
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1972

Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Petroleum Studies (UPES), Energy Acres
P.O. Bidholi, via Prem Nagar
Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007

Phone: +91-97209 69040, 95542 72320

email : skgupta[AT]iitk.ac.in , skgupta[AT]ddn.upes.ac.in

Research Interests

  • Bio-mimetic approaches in genetic algorithm and simulated annealing.

  • Multi-objective optimization of industrial processes

  • On-line optimizing control of polymerization reactors

  • Modeling of Complex Polymerization Systems.

Awards and Honours

  • Honoree, special session in the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 18 Oct 2011.

  • Honoree, Festschrift issue, Polym. Eng. Sci. (Volume 51, No. 10, 2011; a Society of Plastics Engineers-USA/Wiley Journal).

  • L & T Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Dec 2009-June 2010.

  • Professor, IIT Bombay, 2008-2010.

  • Fellow, The Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi, elected 2009.

  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, elected 1987.

  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad, elected 2005.

  • Herdillia Award of IIChE for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering, 1987.

  • Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1985-87.

  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 1998-99.

  • Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999-2000.


  • A. K. Ray and S. K. Gupta, Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Cengage Learning, Singapore, 2004, 689 pages.

  • H. Sahni, S.K. Gupta and A. Mehra, Modeling of Continous Entrapment and Growth of Gas Bubbles During the Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate, Polym. Eng. Sci., 51,1942-1956 (2011).

  • M. Ramteke and S. K. Gupta, Biomimicking Altruistic Beaviour of Honey Bees in Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm, Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 48, 9671-9685 (2009).

  • A. Agarwal and S. K. Gupta, Multi-Objective Optimal Design of Heat Exchanger Networks using New Adaptations of the Elitist Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm, NSGA-II, Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 3489-3501 (2008).

  • B. Sankararao and S. K. Gupta, Multi-objective Optimization of an Industrial Fluidized-bed Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) using two Jumping Gene Adaptations of Simulated Annealing, Comp. Chem. Eng., 31, 1496-1515 (2007).

  • J. S. Sangwai, D. N. Saraf and S. K. Gupta, Dynamic Viscoelastic Properties of Bulk Free Radical Polymerizing Systems under Near-isothermal and Non-Isothermal Conditions, Rheol. Acta, 46, 455-468 (2007).

  • J. S. Sangwai, S. A. Bhat, S. Gupta, D. N. Saraf and S. K. Gupta, Bulk Free Radical Polymerizations of Methyl Methacrylate under Non-Isothermal Conditions and with Intermediate Addition of Initiator: Experiments and Modeling, Polymer, 46, 11451-11462 (2005).

  • R. B. Kasat and S. K. Gupta, Multi-objective Optimization of an Industrial Fluidized-bed Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) using Genetic Algorithm with the Jumping Genes Operator, Comp. Chem. Eng., 27, 1785-1800 (2003).

  • V. Bhaskar, S. K. Gupta and A. K. Ray, Applications of Multiobjective Optimization in Chemical Engineering, Reviews Chem. Eng., 16, 1-54 (2000).

Complete Resume Research Publications Citations

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NSGA-II-aJG (Fortran)   MOSA-aJG (Fortran)   Alt-NSGA-II-aJG zdt4 (Fortran) Biogenetic-NSGA-II-aJG (Fortran)
Heat-Exchanger-Network-Optimization (Fortran) NSGA-II-JG (with various adaptation) (C)