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Bandaru Ramarao

Bandaru V. Ramarao
Professor

310 Walters Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6513/470-6502

Email: bvramara@esf.edu

Research Interests

  • Fluid Particle Separations- Aerosol Filtration, Hydrosol Filtration,
  • Consolidation and dewatering of pulp Suspensions with applications in papermaking, Colloidal and Surface Phenomena.
  • Transport and thermodynamics of moisture in paper and other cellulosic materials.
  • De-inking of recycled pulps using flotation processes.
  • Digital Image Processing, Image Analysis, Digital Signal Processing.

Courses

  • PSE467 Papermaking Wetend Chemistry
  • PSE371 Fluid Mechanics
  • PSE477 Process Control

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Somporn ChaiarrekijSomporn Chaiarrekij
schaiarr@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Previous Graduate Study: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSI (PAPER SCIENCE ENGINE)

Vignesh GnanavelVignesh Gnanavel
vgnanave@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Narayana Raju JampanaNarayana Raju Jampana
nvjampan@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Rengasamy KasinathanRengasamy Kasinathan
rkasinth@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Byeong Cheol MinByeong Cheol Min
bcmin@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: Seoul National University (Wood Science)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (Wood Science )

Mary Jennifer PuthotaMary Jennifer Puthota
mputhota@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Christopher ThomasChristopher Thomas
cmthom01@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ramarao
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Experience

  • Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1997- current.
  • Associate Director, Empire State Paper Research Institute, 2003-current.
  • Acting Chair, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1999-2000.Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. 1992 -1997.
  • Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1992-1997.
  • Senior Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (1995-1996).
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University. 1988 -.
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1988-1992.
  • Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University. 1986-1988.

Education

  • Ph. D. Chemical Engineering. Clarkson University, Potsdam NY 1986.
  • M. S. Chemical Engineering. Clarkson University, Potsdam NY 1982.
  • B. S. Chemical Engineering. University of Madras, India. 1980.

Memberships, Activities, Honors & Awards

INTERNATIONAL PAPER PHYSICS.

Session Chair and Organizing Committee:

  • 2010: Tissue and Towel Drying. Progress in Paper Physics Seminar. McGill University, Montreal.
  • 2009: Papermaking Research Symposium, University of Kuopio, Kuopio Finland.
  • 2008: Wet End Forming. International Paper Physics Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • 2006: Image Analysis and Paper Structure. Progress in Paper Physics Seminar, Miami University, Oxford OH.
  • 2004: Paper variation. Progress in Paper Physics Seminar, Technical University,Trondheim, Norway,
  • 2003: International Paper Physics Conference, Victoria BC, Canada 2003.
  • 2002: Progress in Paper Physics Seminar, Syracuse, NY 2002 (Meeting Program Chair).

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: AIChE

  • Director For Forest Products Division, Group 17.
  • Programming Chair, Forest Products Division, Group 17. 2005-Current.
  • 2010: AIChE Annual Meeting & 1st International Congress on Energy: Sustaining Supplies.
  • Key Session Chair: 'Separation and Transport Processes in Lignocellulosic Treatment Processes." Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 2009: "Separations Processes in Biorefineries." Nashville TN.
  • Session Co-Chair. ‘Nanotechnology in the Forest Products Industry.’ Annual Meeting, Cincinnati OH 2005.
  • Session Chair. ‘Fluid Mechanics and Rheology in the Forest Products Industry.’ AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (2001).
  • Session Chair. 'Transport Processes in the Forest Products Industry.' AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas TX (1999).
  • Session Chair. ‘Transport Processes in the Forest Products Industry.’ AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL (1998).
  • Program Chair. Symposium on Moisture Interactions with Paper Materials. Empire State Paper Research Institute, Syracuse, N.Y. 1998.
  • Member, Tappi – Since 1988. (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, USA).
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Since 1986; Forest Products Division.

9th World Filtration Congress. American Filtration & Separation Society. New Orleans, LA:

  • Session Chair: Paper Making and Rheology of Suspensions. 2004.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY,

  • Member since 1989; Fluid Mechanics Division

NASA - Space Alliance Technology Opportunity Program (SATOP).

  • Advised a small business on filter media. SATOP listed this as a success story and was extensively carried in the newsmedia in Florida. SATOP Award: Best partner in SATOP Alliances awarded to SUNY ESF, 2003.

University of Madras, India.

  • Dr. M. A. Govinda Rau Gold Medal and Alagappa Chettiar Memorial Prize Award for student graduating at the top of the B. Tech. Class with best academic record. (Out of approximately 150 students). (1975-1980).

Patents & Inventions

  • U. S. Patent, 5,954,922. (1999). ‘A method to determine pulp specific surface area, specific volume and compressibility characteristics on-line.’ B. V. Ramarao. Successfully commercialized with many units operating at industrial locations. This has spawned further modified instruments, which are in successful operation at pulp and paper industry and research center locations in North America, Europe, China and South America.

  • U. S. Patent Application. 20070079944. Product and processes from an integrated forest biorefinery. (2007). Amidon, T. E., Francis, R. C., Scott, G. M., Bartholomew, J. M., Ramarao, B. V., Wood, C. D.

  • International Patent Application: PCT/US2006/016118: ‘New product and processes from an integrated forest biorefinery.’ (2007). Amidon, T. E., Francis, R. C., Scott, G. M., Bartholomew, J. M., Ramarao, B. V., Wood, C.


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