Dr. Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Membrane Separation, CO2 capture and CO2 utilization, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Gas Separation, Hydrogen production and separation, Biogas Upgradation
Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Research Interests

  • Membrane Gas Separations
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CO2 Capture and Separation
  • Hydrogen production and separation
  • Catalytic Membrane Reactors

Google Scholar Profile

Teaching Summary

  • Separation Processes-II 
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Membrane Science and Technology
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering | Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, 2013             
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) | Chemical Engineering,  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), College of Engineering, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, 2008


  • Associate Professor, Mar 2023- Till Date | Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), Pilani Campus, Rajasthan
  • Assistant Professor, July 2017-Feb 2023 | Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), Pilani Campus, Rajasthan
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, July 2014- June 2017 | Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts 
  • Research Assistant, 2010-2013 | Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas        
  • Research Assistant, 2008-2010 | Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut (UCONN), Storrs, Connecticut     

Selected Publications

  • Bharat Nayak; Priya Tanvidkar; & Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam*;  Preparation, Characterization, and CO2 Permeation testing of Cellulose Acetate and Polyimide Blend Membranes. Polymer Engineering and Science, Accepted, Nov 2023. 
  • Aditya Jonnalagedda & Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam*, Investigation of ZIF-8, Amine-modified ZIF-8 and Polysulfone based Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) for CO2/CH4 separation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Published Online 1 Sep 2023, 2023.
  • Priya Tanvidkar, Aditya Jonnalagedda, Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam*, Investigation of Cellulose Acetate and ZIF-8 mixed matrix membrane for CO2 separation from model biogas. Environmental Technology, 2023,  Link
  • Priya Tanvidkar, Bharat Nayak, Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam*, Study of dual filler mixed matrix membranes with acid-functionalized MWCNTs and Metal-Organic Framework (UiO-66-NH2) in Cellulose Acetate for CO2 separation, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2023. Link
  • Yash Katakia, Satyadevan Kanduri, Ritobrata Bhattacharyya, Srinandini Ramanathan, Ishan Nigam, Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam*, Syamantak Majumder*, Angular difference in human coronary artery governs endothelial cell structure and function, Communications Biology, 5 (1), 2022. Link
  • B.V.R Kuncharam,  & A.G Dixon"Multi-scale two-dimensional packed bed reactor model for industrial steam methane reforming", Fuel Processing Technology, 2020, 200, pp 106314.  Link

Sponsored Projects

  • Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS), Approved, 2024-2027.
  • Startup Research Grant (SRG), 24.47 Lakhs, "Assessment of Mixed-Matrix Membrane System for CO2 capture for Bio-gas Upgradation to Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG)", Department of Science & Technology (DST)-SERB, December 2019-June 2022.
  • Research Initiation Grant,   July 2017 – July 2019 2 Lakhs BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus