Srinivas Krishnaswamy


Process Engineering/Intensification
Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus, Zuarinagar, Goa - 403726

About the Faculty:

Prof. Srinivas is presently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Shivaji University in 1991 and his Doctoral Degree from the University of London in 2004. 

Between 1991 and 1993, he worked as Trainee and Production Engineer at Oswal Petrochemicals. Subsequently in 1993, he was selected to be part of 38th Batch of the one year Training school programme at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). On completion of the training programme in 1994, he joined the Chemical Engineering Division at BARC as Scientific Officer and was successfully involved in the installation and commissioning of a 5TPA sulphur hexafluoride pilot plant (the first of its kind in India).
In January 2000, he joined Queen Mary College, University of London to study for a PhD in the area of condensation heat transfer in the presence of a non-condensing gas with emphasis on fuel cell exhaust condensers proposed to be used in vehicles. In August 2003, he joined the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant where he worked for a year in the area of thermo-chemical cycles for Hydrogen production. In January 2005, he joined the Chemical Engineering Group (presently Department of Chemical Engineering) at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus as Assistant Professor. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Lunghwa University of Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan from May to July 2009.
As a teacher, while he has been involved in several courses at First Degree (UG) and Higher Degree (PG) level, Prof. Srinivas’ main academic interests lie in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design, Modeling and Simulation. His main focus of research is in the area of Process Engineering and Intensification which involves addressing challenges posed in developing practical cost effective, energy efficient and environment friendly systems from a commercialization point of view, thereby attempting to bridge the gap between know-why and know-how.
Besides teaching and research, Prof. Srinivas has been associated with BITS Pilani administration assuming diverse responsibilities - Group Leader, Chemical Engg. (2006 - 2010), HOD (2010 - 2015), Resident Warden, Faculty-in-charge (Student Sporting Activities), Prof. in-Charge (Chemical Engineering Students Association), Chairperson (Departmental Research Committee), Member of Senate & Faculty Recruitment Committee etc. As part of the Mission 2012 - Vision 2020 initiative of BITS Pilani, he was Task Force leader for the Campus Life thrust area and subsequently with regard to Mission 2015 leads a team involved in Industry Engagement Imperative. He was also Professor in-Charge (University wide) of the Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship. He was a University wide Dean of the Academic Graduate Studies and Research Division from 2018 - 2020. He is currently the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
He is also an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), United Kingdom and Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
Dr. Srinivas enjoys listening to Bollywood songs and is an ardent cricket fan and lives life with a motto that “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional”.