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Dr. Vasanth Kumar Kannuchamy

Biography

I joined the Department of Chemical Sciences as a Lecturer of Chemical Engineering in June 2019. My research area focuses on gas storage, gas separations, carbon material synthesis, molecular modelling, crystal growth science, process analytical technology, purification of active pharmaceutical ingredients, in silico synthesis of porous materials and characterization, fuel cell catalysts, green carbons and waste water treatment.

I did my bachelors degree in chemical technology and masters in environmental technology. I have two PhD degrees, a PhD in Environmental Technology from Anna University (India) and a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from University of Porto (Portugal.).

I also won several prestigious fellowships that includes Senior Research Fellow (CSIR India), Juan de la Cierva (MICINN, Spain), IAPP Marie Curie Research Fellowship (EC) and IEF Marie Curie Research Fellowship (EC).

I published > 80 first plus communicating author high impact articles in numerous high impact journals that include Chemical Reviews (IF: 52.613), Journal of Materials Chemistry A (IF: 11.301),
ChemSusChem (IF: 7.962),which are cited 7200 times with an h index of 32. I was 'one of the top 50 cited researchers in the world' 2004-2007 under the field of colloid and interface science. I received gold plated pen from Elsevier for publishing the most cited article.

Currently, I am the PI of the project CRYSTASSEMB, funded by the Enterprise Ireland and European Commission.

Teaching: I am the module leader of four core chemical engineering subjects, Bioprocess Engineering 1 &2, Chemical Engineering Design, and Batch Process Engineering (Pharma).






Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - Best poster award, UKCCSRC Spring Biannual Meeting, Cranfield University
  • 2014 - IEF Advanced Marie Curie Research Fellowship (Grant agreement ID: 623227-(€ 299,558 Euros).
  • 2013 - IAPP Marie Curie Research Fellow (Grant agreement ID: 251562), (€ 86,000.00)
  • 2009 - Juan de la Cierva Research Fellowship (Grant number: jci–2009–04971) - (€ 100,980).
  • 2007 - Biography indexed in Marquis' Who's Who in the world 2007 and 2009
  • 2007 - One of the 50 top cited authors in the world in the field of Colloid and Interface Science (2004-2007)'
  • 2007 - Received a gold plated pen for publishing the highest cited paper in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier
  • 2003 - Senior Research fellowship - 360 K INR
  • 2001 - Young scientist project award

Education

  • 2011 University of Porto, Portugal - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2008 Anna University - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2002 Vellore Institute of Technology - Master of Environmental Technology
  • 2001 University of Madras - Bachelor of Chemical Technology

Language

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Tamil

Association

  • Member, Member of Royal Society of Chemisty

Research Collaborators

  • Dr Chris Howard - International Collaboration Type - University College London
  • Prof. Magdalena Titirici - Joint Publication - Imperial College London
  • Dr Srinivas Gadipelli - International Collaboration Type - University College London

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Probing adsorbent heterogeneity using Toth isotherms
Kannuchamy, Vasanth Kumar,Gadipelli, Srinivas,Kwapinski, Witold,Howard, Christopher A,Brett, Dan
Journal of Materials Chemistry A

2019

Characterization of the adsorption site energies and heterogeneous surfaces of porous materials
Kumar, K Vasanth,Gadipelli, Srinivas,Wood, Barbara,Ramisetty, Kiran A,Stewart, Andrew A,Howard, Christopher A,Brett, Dan JL,Rodriguez-Reinoso, Francisco
Journal of Materials Chemistry A

2019

Advanced size distribution control in batch cooling crystallization using ultrasound
Ramisetty, Kiran A,Kumar, K Vasanth,Rasmuson, Åke C
Organic Process Research & Development

2018

Preparation and properties of biomorphic potassium-based geopolymer (KGP)-biocarbon (CB) composite
Yu, Min,Bernardo, Enrico,Colombo, Paolo,Romero, Acacio R,Tatarko, Peter,Kannuchamy, Vasanth K,Titirici, Maria-Magdalena,Castle, Elinor G,Picot, Olivier T,Reece, Michael J
Ceramics International

2017

Nanoporous materials for the onboard storage of natural gas
Kumar, K Vasanth,Preuss, Kathrin,Titirici, Maria-Magdalena,Rodríguez-Reinoso, Francisco
Chemical reviews

2017

Salt templating with pore padding: hierarchical pore tailoring towards functionalised porous carbons
Kumar, K Vasanth,Gadipelli, Srinivas,Preuss, Kathrin,Porwal, Harshit,Zhao, Tingting,Guo, Zheng Xiao,Titirici, Maria‐Magdalena
ChemSusChem

2016

Understanding the hydrophilicity and water adsorption behavior of nanoporous nitrogen-doped carbons
Kumar, K Vasanth,Preuss, Kathrin,Guo, Zheng Xiao,Titirici, M Magdalena
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

2016

Bio-inspired carbon electro-catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction
Preuss, Kathrin,Kannuchamy, Vasanth Kumar,Marinovic, Adam,Isaacs, Mark,Wilson, Karen,Abrahams, Isaac,Titirici, Maria-Magdalena
Journal of Energy Chemistry

2015

Effect of nitrogen doping on the CO2 adsorption behavior in nanoporous carbon structures: a molecular simulation study
Kumar, K Vasanth,Preuss, Kathrin,Lu, Linghong,Guo, Zheng Xiao,Titirici, M Magdalena
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

2015

Insights on the physical adsorption of hydrogen and methane in UiO series of MOFs using molecular simulations
Kumar, K Vasanth,Charalambopoulou, G,Kainourgiakis, M,Stubos, A,Steriotis, Th
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry

2014

The required level of isosteric heat for the adsorptive/storage delivery of H 2 in the UiO series of MOFs
Kumar, K Vasanth,Charalambopoulou, G,Kainourgiakis, M,Gotzias, A,Stubos, A,Steriotis, Th
RSC Advances

2012

Effect of pore morphology on the adsorption of methane/hydrogen mixtures on carbon micropores
Kumar, K Vasanth,Müller, Erich A,Rodriguez-Reinoso, Francisco
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

2011

On the initial reaction rate of Peleg's model for rehydration kinetics
Kumar, K Vasanth,Souza, Hiléia KS,Gupta, VK
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers

2011

Molecular simulation of hydrogen physisorption and chemisorption in nanoporous carbon structures
Kumar, K Vasanth,Salih, Alaaeldin,Lu, Linghong,Müller, Erich A,Rodríguez-Reinoso, Francisco
Adsorption Science & Technology

2011

Heat of adsorption and binding affinity for hydrogen on pitch-based activated carbons
Kumar, K Vasanth,de Castro, MC Monteiro,Martinez-Escandell, M,Molina-Sabio, M,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
Chemical engineering journal

2011

Site energy distribution function for the sips isotherm by the condensation approximation method and its application to characterization of porous materials
Kumar, K Vasanth,Serrano-Ruiz, Juan Carlos,Souza, Hiléia KS,Silvestre-Albero, Ana María,Gupta, Vinod Kumar
Journal of Chemical & Engineering data

2011

A site energy distribution function from Toth isotherm for adsorption of gases on heterogeneous surfaces
Kumar, K Vasanth,de Castro, M Monteiro,Martinez-Escandell, M,Molina-Sabio, M,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

2010

Adsorption on heterogeneous surfaces: site energy distribution functions from Fritz–Schlüender isotherms
Kumar, Kannuchamy Vasanth,Monteiro de Castro, Mateus Carvalho,Martinez‐Escandell, Manuel,Molina‐Sabio, Miguel,Rodriguez‐Reinoso, Francisco
ChemPhysChem

2010

A continuous site energy distribution function from Redlich–Peterson isotherm for adsorption on heterogeneous surfaces
Kumar, K Vasanth,de Castro, M Monteiro,Martinez-Escandell, M,Molina-Sabio, M,Silvestre-Albero, J,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
Chemical Physics Letters

2010

A continuous binding site affinity distribution function from the Freundlich isotherm for the supercritical adsorption of hydrogen on activated carbon
Kumar, K Vasanth,de Castro, M Monteiro,Martinez-Escandell, M,Molina-Sabio, M,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

2010

Hybrid isotherms for adsorption and capillary condensation of N2 at 77 K on porous and non-porous materials
Kumar, K Vasanth,Valenzuela-Calahorro, C,Juarez, JM,Molina-Sabio, M,Silvestre-Albero, J,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
Chemical Engineering Journal

2010

A pseudo second-order kinetic expression for dissolution kinetic profiles of solids in solutions
Kumar, K Vasanth,Khaddour, Issam A,Gupta, Vinod K
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

2010

Neural network and principal component analysis for modeling of hydrogen adsorption isotherms on KOH activated pitch-based carbons containing different heteroatoms
Kumar, K Vasanth,de Castro, M Monteiro,Martinez-Escandell, M,Molina-Sabio, M,Rodriguez-Reinoso, F
Chemical Engineering Journal

2009

Equilibrium and thermodynamics of dye removal from aqueous solution by adsorption using rubber wood saw dust
Kumar, K Vasanth,Porkodi, K
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management

2009

Regression analysis for the two-step growth kinetics of crystals in pure solutions
Kumar, K Vasanth
Industrial & engineering chemistry research

2009

Neural network prediction of interfacial tension at crystal/solution interface
Kumar, K Vasanth
Industrial & engineering chemistry research

2009
2009
2008

Neural network modeling and simulation of the solid/liquid activated carbon adsorption process
Kumar, K Vasanth,Porkodi, K,Rondon, RL Avila,Rocha, F
Industrial & engineering chemistry research

2008

Langmuir–Hinshelwood kinetics–a theoretical study
Kumar, K Vasanth,Porkodi, K,Rocha, F
Catalysis Communications

2007

Comments on “Biosorption of nickel from protonated rice bran”
Kumar, K Vasanth,Porkodi, K
Journal of hazardous materials

2006
2006

Biosorption of malachite green, a cationic dye onto Pithophora sp., a fresh water algae
Kumar, K Vasanth,Ramamurthi, V,Sivanesan, S
Dyes and Pigments

2006

Comments on" Adsorption of acid dye onto organobentonite"
Kumar, K Vasanth
Journal of hazardous materials

2006

Selection of optimum sorption kinetics: comparison of linear and non-linear method
Kumar, K Vasanth,Sivanesan, S
Journal of hazardous materials

2006

Trap VOCs by Bio-Filtration
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS,Subanandam, K
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-

2005

Modeling the mechanism involved during the sorption of methylene blue onto fly ash
Kumar, K Vasanth,Ramamurthi, V,Sivanesan, S
Journal of colloid and interface science

2005

Equilibrium, kinetics, mechanism, and process design for the sorption of methylene blue onto rice husk
Vadivelan, V,Kumar, K Vasanth
Journal of colloid and interface science

2005

Prediction of optimum sorption isotherm: Comparison of linear and non-linear method
Kumar, K Vasanth,Sivanesan, S
Journal of hazardous materials

2005
2005

Removal of methylene blue by mango seed kernel powder
Kumar, K Vasanth,Kumaran, A
Biochemical Engineering Journal

2004

Adsorption parameters at fly ash/methylene blue interface, part 3: External mass transfer studies
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2004

Evaluation of fly ash as an adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue from its aqueous solution
Kumar, K Vasanth,Subanandam, K,Pulikesi, M,Sivanesan, S,Ramamurthi, V
Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation

2004

Adsorption parameters at fly ash/methylene blue interface, Part 4: Intraparticle diffusion
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2004

37 Transport Process During the Sorption of Methylene Blue onto Fly Ash K. Vasanth Kumar1, K. Subanadan2, P. Baskaralingam2 & S. Sivanesan2
Kumar, K Vasanth,Subanadan, K,Baskaralingam, P,Sivanesan, S
Industrial Pollution & Management

2004

Adsorption parameters at fly ash/methylene blue interface, part 2: Film diffusion studies
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2004

Solid liquid adsorption for wastewater treatment: principle design and operation
Kumar, K Vasantth,Subanandam, K,Ramamurthi, V,Sivanesan, S
Anna University College of Technology, India

2004

Adsorption parameters at fly ash/methylene blue interface, part 6: Heat transfer correlations
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2004

Surface Mass Transfer during the Sorption of Basic Dye onto Boiler Bottom Ash.
Kumar, K Vasanth,Sivanesan, S
Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

2004

Adsorption parameters at fly ash/methylene blue interface, Part 5: Kinetic studies
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
NATURE ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY

2004

Dynamic Studies for the Sorption of Methylene Blue onto Fly Ash
Kumar, K Vasanth,Sivanesan, S,Ramamurthi, V
Industrial Pollution & Management

2003

A new model to predict film transfer constant during the adsorption of basic dye onto bio-organic waste
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
INDIAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

2003

Biofiltration-The VOC Arrester: Design Concepts
Kumar, K Vasanth,Sivanesan, S
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-

2003

Composting of Municipal Solid Waste-An Overview
Kumar, KV
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-

2003

Mass transfer during the sorption of basic dye on to cow dung ash
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanula, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2003

Adsorption parameters at fly ash-methylene blue interface, Part 1: Batch contact time studies
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
NATURE ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY

2003

Langmuir isotherm for the sorption of methylene blue onto fly ash
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2003

Mathematical Models of Basic Dye Sorption Kinetics on to Flay Ash
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION CONTROL.

2003

Adsorption of Basic Dye Onto Bio-Organic Waste (Part 3: Kinetic Studies)
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION CONTROL.

2003

Adsorption dynamics of methylene blue onto fly ash
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS
Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology

2003

Making GAC Sorption Affordable
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, DVS,Subanandam, K
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-

2003
2002

Treatment of dye bearing wastewaters
Kumar, KV,Subanandam, K
TEXTILE MAGAZINE-MADRAS-

2002
2002

Boiler bottom ash, for removal of methylene blue from synthetic dye effluents
Kumar, K Vasanth,Bhagavanulu, DVS
TEXTILE MAGAZINE-MADRAS-

2002

Transport process during adsorption of basic dye from aqueous solution on to fly ash
Kumar, KV,Bhagavanulu, D VS
Environmental Pollution Control Journal

2001

Transport Process in Sorption of Basic Dyes on to Carbonised Coconut Shell
Kumar, KV,Krishnasamy, N
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-

2001

Decolorisation of astrazone-blue by adsorption process
Kumar, KV,Krishnasamy, N
TEXTILE MAGAZINE-MADRAS-

2001

Decolorisation of Dye Effluents Using Agro-based Wastes
Kumar, KV,Swamy, NK
CHEMICAL WEEKLY-BOMBAY-