Niket S. Kaisare

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai 600036, India
Tel: [+91] (44) 22574176, Fax: [+91] (44) 22574176, nkaisare[at]iitm.ac.in

Education

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PhD, Chemical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Advised by: Prof. Jay H. Lee
December 2004
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai, India
May 1999

Awards and Honors

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Work Experience

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Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor (November 2014 onwards)
"Multi-scale Modeling, Design and Control for Energy Applications"
Dynamic analysis of combustion in microreactors
Control of combustion instabilities

ABB Corporate Research Center, Bangalore

Principal Scientist (July 2012 - October 2014)
Control, optimization and monitoring of artificial lift in natural gas extraction
"Automation of Automation" – Improving efficiency of automation engineering
Energy efficiency and analysis

General Motors (GM) India Science Lab

Senior Researcher (July 2011 - June 2012)
Modeling of hydrogen storage
Kinetic modeling and control of exhaust gas emissions

Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Department of Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor (June 2007 - July 2011)
Ignition and transients in catalytic micro-reactors
Modeling and control of distributed parameter systems
Active control of thermo-acoustic instabilities in combustion systems
Model-based advanced process control

University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering

Post Doctoral Fellow (January 2005 to April 2007)
Multi-scale modeling of reacting flows in micro-reactors
Super-structure-based optimization of reactor network
Microkinetic model for ammonia decomposition and oxidative dehydrogenation

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Graduate Research Assistant (August 2000 to December 2004)
Modeling of hydrogen generation in a microreactor with flow reversal
Time scale analysis for optimal operation of the reverse-flow microreactor
Simulation-based Dynamic Programming (sim-DP)for bioreactor control
Exploration of state space to improve sim-DP performance
Two-step model identification and control of Kamyr pulp digester
Design of L-optimal input test signals for MIMO model identification
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Undergraduate Process control (course and lab): Grading, design project, tutorials
Advanced Process Control: Grading, two-lecture series on "Optimization in MPC," tutorials
Math Modeling: Grading, developed project on multiple steady states in CSTR
Prepared tutorials for Java-based control modules

Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, WA

Summer Intern (May - August 2001)
Labview modules for model identification and controller design for paper mill

University of Mumbai, India

Undergraduate Research Assistant (May - August 1997)
Photocatalytic degradation of industrial waste in solar illuminated TiO2 slurry
Advisor: Prof. A. B. Pandit
Won the best undergrad research project award for 1997

Books and Publications

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Books / Book Chapters

  1. Kaisare N. S., G. D. Stefanidis and D.G. Vlachos (2008), "Transport Phenomena in Microscale Reacting Flow," In Handbook of Microprocess Engineering, Part A: Fundamentals, Operations and Catalysts, A. Renken and Y. Wang (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Berlin, in press

Peer reviewed journals

  1. S.S. Iyer, T. Renganathan, S. Pushpavanam, M. Vasudevakumar, N. Kaisare (2015), "Generalized thermodynamic analysis of methanol synthesis: Effect of feed composition," J. CO2 Utilization, 10: 95–104.
  2. M. Sudhakar, S. Narasimhan and N.S. Kaisare (2014), "Order reduction and control of hyperbolic, countercurrent distributed parameter systems using method of characteristics," Chem. Engng. Sci., 110: 153–163.
  3. Agharkar P., P. Subramanian, N. S. Kaisare and R. I. Sujith (2013), "Thermoacoustic instabilities in a ducted premixed flame: Reduced order models and control," Combust. Sci. Technol., 185: 920-942.
  4. Reddy V.R. and N.S. Kaisare (2013), "Thermal coupling of ammonia decomposition and propane combustion in a cross-flow microreactor," Chem. Engng. J., 215-216: 876-885
  5. M. Sudhakar, S. Narasimhan and N.S. Kaisare (2013), "Application of Approximate Dynamic Programming for control of hyperbolic PDE systems using reduced-order model from Method of Characteristics," Comput. Chem. Engng., 57: 122-132.
  6. Ravikeerthi T., T. Raghuram, N. S. Kaisare and P. Aghalayam (2012), "Microkinetic model for NO–CO reaction: Model reduction," Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 44: 577-585.
  7. Anandhan M., N. S. Kaisare, K. Kannan and B. Varkey (2012), "A Population Balance Model for Vulcanization of Natural Rubber with Delayed-Action Accelerator and Pre-Vulcanization Inhibitor," Rubber Chem. Technol., 85: 219-243.
  8. Reddy, V.R., G. Selle and N. S. Kaisare (2012), "The role of homogeneous chemistry during ignition in a catalytic microburner," Int. J. Spray Combust. Dynamics, 4: 155-174.
  9. Kaisare N. S. and D. G. Vlachos (2012), "A review of the role of microcombustion in portable and distributed power generation," Prog. Energy Combust. Sci., 38: 321-359.
  10. Agrawal G., N.S. Kaisare, K. Ramanathan and S. Pushpavanam (2012), "Modeling the effect of flow mal-distribution on the performance of a Three-Way Catalytic Converter," Chem. Engng. Sci., 71: 310-320.
  11. Kaisare, N.S., V. Ramani and S. Ramanathan (2011), "An analysis of drifts and nonlinearities in electrochemical impedance spectra," Electrochimica Acta, 56: 7467-7475.
  12. Regatte, V. R. and N. S. Kaisare (2011), "Numerical Analysis of Fractal Catalyst Structuring in Microreactors," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50: 12925-12932.
  13. Reddy V. R. and N. S. Kaisare (2011), "Propane Combustion in Non-Adiabatic Microreactors: 1. Comparison of Channel and Posted Catalytic Inserts," Chem. Engng. Sci., 66: 1123-1131.
  14. Reddy V. R. and N. S. Kaisare (2011), "Propane Combustion in Non-Adiabatic Microreactors: 2. Flow Configuration in Posted Microreactors," Chem. Engng. Sci., 66: 3732-3741.
  15. Joy M. and N. S. Kaisare (2011), "Approximate Dynamic Programming Based Control of Distributed Parameter Systems," Asia Pac. J. Chem. Engng., 6: 452-459.
  16. Gopalakrishnan A., N. S. Kaisare and S. Narasimhan (2011), "Incorporating delayed and infrequent measurements in extended Kalman Filter based nonlinear state estimation," J. Process Control, 21: 119-129.
  17. Kaisare N. S. and J. H. Lee (2010), "Optimal Design of Periodic Test Input Signals for Multivariable Impulse Response Models," Optim. Control Appl. Meth., 31: 451–469.
  18. Seshadri V. and N. S. Kaisare (2010), "Simulation of Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Assisted Propane Ignition in Pt Catalyzed Microchannels," Combust. Flame, 157: 2051–2062.
  19. Seshadri V. and N. S. Kaisare (2010), "Ignition strategies for fuel mixtures in catalytic microburners," Combust. Theory Model., 14: 23–40.
  20. Kaisare N. S., G. D. Stefanidis and D. G. Vlachos (2009), "Comparison of Ignition Strategies for Catalytic Microburners," Proc. Combust. Inst., 32: 3027–3034.
  21. Kaisare N. S., G. D. Stefanidis and D. G. Vlachos (2009), "Millisecond production of hydrogen from alternative, high hydrogen density fuels in a co-current multifunctional microreactor," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48: 1749–1760.
  22. Stefanidis G. D., N. S. Kaisare, M. Maestri, and D. G. Vlachos (2009), "Methane steam reforming at microscale: Operation strategies for variable power output at millisecond contact times," AIChE Journal, 55: 180–191.
  23. Kaisare N. S., S. R. Deshmukh and D. G. Vlachos (2008), "Stability and Performance of Catalytic Microreactors: Simulations of Propane Catalytic Combustion on Pt," Chem. Eng. Sci., 63: 1098–1116.
  24. Stefanidis G. D., N. S. Kaisare and D. G. Vlachos (2008), "Modeling ignition in catalytic microreactors," Chem. Eng. Technol., 31: 1170–1175.
  25. Kaisare N. S. and D. G. Vlachos (2007), "Extending the region of stable homogeneous micro-combustion through forced unsteady operation," Proc. Combust. Inst., 31: 3293–3300
  26. Kaisare N. S. and D. G. Vlachos (2007), "Optimal reactor dimensions for homogeneous combustion in small channels," Catal. Today, 120: 96–106.
  27. Vlachos D. G., A. B. Mhadeshwar and N. S. Kaisare (2006), "Hierarchical multiscale model-based design of experiments, catalysts, and reactors for fuel processing," Comput. Chem. Eng., 30: 1712–1724
  28. Lee J. M., N. S. Kaisare and J. H. Lee (2006), "Choice of approximator and design of penalty function for an approximate dynamic programming based control approach," J. Process Control, 16: 135–156.
  29. Kaisare N. S., J. H. Lee and A. G. Fedorov (2005), "Operability analysis and design of a reverse-flow microreactor for hydrogen generation," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44:8323–8333.
  30. Peroni C. V., N. S. Kaisare and J. H. Lee (2005), "Optimal control of a fed batch bioreactor using simulation-based approximate Dynamic Programming," IEEE Trans. Control Syst. Technol., 13: 786–790.
  31. Kaisare N. S., J. H. Lee and A. G. Fedorov (2005), "Hydrogen generation in a reverse-flow microreactor: 1. Model formulation and scaling," A.I.Ch.E. Journal, 51: 2254–2264.
  32. Kaisare N. S., J. H. Lee and A. G. Fedorov (2005), "Hydrogen generation in a reverse-flow microreactor: 2. Simulation and Analysis," A.I.Ch.E. Journal, 51: 2265–2272.
  33. Kaisare N. S., J. M. Lee and J. H. Lee (2003), "Simulation based strategy for nonlinear optimal control: Application to a microbial cell reactor," Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control, 13: 347–363.

Conferences and Talks

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Proceedings and Presentations

  1. A. Gupta and N.N. Nandola, “Hybrid dynamical modeling of artificial lift in shale gas wells”, AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2014, Atlanta GA, USA.
  2. Nandola N.N., N.S. Kaisare and A. Gupta, “An efficient control formulation for cyclic processes,” AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2014, Atlanta GA, USA.
  3. Kaisare N.S., Gupta A. and Nandola N.N., “Modeling and Control for DeLiquification of Shale Gas Wells”, Artificial Lift Research and Development Conference, February 2014, Denver, CO. (Plenary Talk)
  4. Kaisare N.S., A. Gupta, V. Kariwala, N.N. Nandola, J.W. Green, G. Seikel and P. Som de Cerff, “Control and Optimization Challenges in Liquid-Loaded Shale Gas Wells,” DYCOPS 2013, December 2013, Mumbai, India.
  5. M. Sudhakar, S. Narasimhan and N.S. Kaisare, “Application of differential transform in method of characteristic for the order reduction of hyperbolic PDEs,” DYCOPS 2013, December 2013, Mumbai, India.
  6. Iyer S.S., Vasudeva M., Renganathan T., N.S. Kaisare, S. Pushpavanam, “Design of Reactive Separation Process for CO2 Sequestration From Exhaust Gases of Process Plants,” AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2013, San Francisco.
  7. Mandapaka R., C.N. Pratheeba, P. Aghalayam and N.S. Kaisare, “Reaction Mechanism Reduction and Monolith Reactor Modeling for Automotive Exhaust,” International Conference on Chemical Kinetics ICCK-2013, July 2013, Seville, Spain.
  8. Sudhakar M., S. Narasimhan and N. S. Kaisare, “Method of Characteristics based Model Reduction for Control of a Counter-Current Reactor using Approximate Dynamic Programming,” European Control Conference ECC-2013, July 2013, Zurich.
  9. Sudhakar M., S. Narasimhan and N. S. Kaisare, “Reduced order model for quasi-linear hyperbolic PDE systems using method of characteristics,” International Conference on Mathematics in Chemical Kinetics and Engineering, MACKIE-2013, Feb. 2013, Chennai.
  10. Sudhakar M., S. Narasimhan and N. S. Kaisare, “Approximate Dynamic Programming based control for water gas shift reactor,” 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering – PSE-2012, July 2012, Singapore.
  11. Ravikeerthi T., N. S. Kaisare and P. Aghalayam, “Sensitivity and Reaction Route methods for model reduction of NH3 formation,” Indo-German Workshop on Reaction and Separation Processes, Feb 2012, Magdeburg, Germany.
  12. Agharkar P., P. Subramanian, N. S. Kaisare and R. I. Sujith, “Control of thermoacoustic instabilties in a ducted premixed flame,” 18th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, July 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  13. T. Raghuram, P. Aghalayam and N. S. Kaisare, “Microkinetic model for NO–CO reaction: Model reduction,” International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, July 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  14. Agharkar P., P. Subramanian, N. S. Kaisare and R. I. Sujith, “Thermoacoustic instabilities in a ducted premixed flame: Reduced order models and control,” European Combustion Meeting, June 2011, London, England.
  15. Anandhan M., N.S. Kaisare, K. Kannan and B. Varkey, “Vulcanization of natural rubber: From kinetics to optimizing process conditions,” 2nd International Conference on Materials for the Future, February 2011, Thrissur, Kerala.
  16. Reddy V. R., Mukherjee A. and N. S. Kaisare, “Numerical analysis of fractal catalyst structuring in microreactors,” CHISA: 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, August 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
  17. Kaisare N. S. and S. Narasimhan, “State Estimation in Presence of Infrequent and Delayed Primary Measurements,” PSE-Asia 2010: 5th International Conference on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes, July 2010, Singapore.
  18. Joy M. and N. S. Kaisare, “Approximate Dynamic Programming based Control of Distributed Parameter Systems,” PSE-Asia 2010: 5th International Conference on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes, July 2010, Singapore.
  19. Vikram S. and N. S. Kaisare, “Simulation of Ignition Characteristics of Various Fuels in a Catalytic Microreactor,” European Combustion Meeting, April 2009, Vienna, Austria.
  20. Vikram S. and N. S. Kaisare, “Transient analysis of ignition of gaseous fuels in microburners,” Indo-German Workshop on Microreactor Engineering, March 2009, Pune, India.
  21. N. S. Kaisare, “Design principles and transient analysis of microreactors for fuel processing,” Indo-German Workshop on Microreactor Engineering (Invited talk), March 2009, Pune, India.
  22. Kaisare N. S., G. D. Stefanidis and D. G. Vlachos, “Comparison of Ignition Strategies for Catalytic Microdevices,” 32nd Symposium on Combustion, Canada, August 2008.
  23. Kaisare N. S., G. D. Stefanidis and D. G. Vlachos, “Ignition Strategies for Catalytic Micro-devices,” In IMRET - 10: 10th Int. Conf. on Microreactor Tech., April 2008, New Orleans, LA.
  24. Stefanidis G. D., N. S. Kaisare, M. Maestri, E. Tronconi and D. G. Vlachos, “Design Principles of Multifunctional Microdevices for Hydrogen Production Via Short Contact Time Steam Reforming,” In IMRET - 10: 10th Int. Conf. on Microreactor Tech., April 2008, New Orleans, LA.
  25. Prasad V., A. Karim, N. S. Kaisare, D. Hansgen and D. G. Vlachos, “A unified modeling framework for design of multi-site catalysts: Application to NH3 decomposition for H2 production,” 20th North American Meeting of Catalysis Society, June 2007, Houston, TX.
  26. Kaisare N. S. and D. G. Vlachos, “Optimization of heat recuperating reactor strategies for autothermal hydrogen generation,” 20th North American Meeting of Catalysis Society, June 2007, Houston, TX.
  27. Kaisare N. S., S. R. Deshmukh and D. G. Vlachos, “A numerical investigation of stability and performance of catalytic combustion in microreactors,” AIChE annual meeting, Nov. 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  28. Federici J. A., N. S. Kaisare, E. Wetzel and D. G. Vlachos, “Enhancing microburner stability for portable power generation through heat recuperation,” AIChE annual meeting, Nov. 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  29. Kaisare N. S. and D. G. Vlachos (2006), “Extending the region of stable homogeneous micro-combustion through forced unsteady operation,” 31st International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany.
  30. Vlachos D. G., A. B. Mhadeshwar and N. S. Kaisare (2006), “Hierarchical multiscale model-based design of experiments, catalysts, and reactors for fuel processing,” Chemical Process Control 7, Alberta, Canada.
  31. Deshmukh S. R., N. S. Kaisare and D. G. Vlachos (2005), “Hierarchical modeling of integrated microdevices for hydrogen production”, AIChE annual meeting, Nov. 2005, Cincinnati, OH.
  32. Kaisare N. S., J. M. Lee and J. H. Lee (2005), “Empirical results on convergence and exploration in simulation-based Approximate Dynamic Programming,” In proceedings of IFAC World Congress, July 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
  33. Peroni C. V., J. H. Lee and N. S. Kaisare (2003), “Optimization of a fed-batch bioreactor using simulation-based approach,” In proceedings of ADCHEM 2003, Jan 2004, Hong Kong.
  34. Lee J. H. and N. S. Kaisare (2003), “Control relevant L-optimal design of periodic test input signals for iterative open-loop identification of multivariable FIR systems,” In proceedings of 13th symposium on System Identification, SYSID-2003, August 2003, Rotterdam.
  35. Kaisare N. S., J. M. Lee and J. H. Lee (2002), “Simulation based optimization for nonlinear optimal control,” In proceedings of IFAC World Congress, July 2002, Barcelona, Spain
  36. Kaisare N. S., R. Amirthalingam and J. H. Lee (2001), “Inferential control of a two-vessel kamyr digester,” In proceedings of Pulp Digester Monitoring and Control Workshop, June 2001, Annapolis, MD.
  37. Kaisare N. S., J. M. Lee and J. H. Lee (2002), “Comparison of value iteration, policy iteration and temporal difference in dynamic programming based optimal control,” AIChE. annual meeting, Nov. 2002, Indianapolis.
  38. Lee J. M., N. S. Kaisare, T. Thosukhowong and J. H. Lee (2002), “Detection of abnormalities at their onset,” AIChE. annual meeting, Nov. 2002, Indianapolis.
  39. Kaisare N. S., A. A. Namjoshi, J. H. Lee and D. Ramkrishna (2000), “Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of hybridoma cell reactor using cybernetic modeling,” AIChE. annual meeting, Nov. 2000, Los Angeles.
  40. Bedekar A. S. and N. S. Kaisare (1998), “Reactive distillation for production of MTBE: A review,” Cheminar, March 1998, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.

Invited Talks

  1. Kaisare N.S., "Heirarchical Modeling and Design of Microreactors", R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, July 2014.
  2. Kaisare N.S., "Modeling, Design and Active Control for Combustion and Fuel Processing", IISc Bangalore, February 2014.
  3. Kaisare N.S., "Model-Based Advanced Control in Natural Gas Extraction", Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, February 2014.
  4. Kaisare N.S., "Advanced Automation in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry," Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar, October 2013.
  5. Kaisare N.S., "Model-Based Advanced Control – Perspectives from Academia and Industry," Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, August 2013.
  6. Kaisare N.S., "Design and Control of Catalytic Microreactors for Fuel Processing," Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Annual Meeting, DMRL-Hyderabad, December 2011.
  7. Anandhan M., N.S. Kaisare and K. Kannan, "Population Balance Model for Vulcanization of Natural Rubber," industrial talk in MRF Ltd., Chennai, June 2011.
  8. Kaisare N.S. and Seshadri V., "Modeling and Control of Small-Scale Reacting Systems for Fuel Processing," Industrial Flow Modeling Group, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, March 2011.
  9. Kaisare N.S., "Process Intensification in Catalytic Microreactors for Fuel Processing Applications," Workshop on Process Intensification, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Matunga, Mumbai, January 2011.
  10. Kaisare N.S., "Applying Chemical Engineering Principles for Fuel Processing / Fuel Cell System," Invited Lecture, Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, October 2010.
  11. Kaisare N.S., "Model Predictive Control – An Overview," NIT-Trichy, June 2008.
  12. Kaisare N.S. and Vlachos D.G., "Hierarchical Multi-Scale Approach for Modeling and Design of Thermally Integrated Microreactors," North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 2007.
  13. Kaisare N.S., "Approximate Dynamic Programming based Control of Chemical Systems," Chemical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, June 2006.

Computer Skills

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