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Sankaran Sundaresan

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering


B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1976
M.S., University of Houston, 1978
Ph.D., University of Houston, 1980

A-315 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-4583
E-mail: sundar@princeton.edu


Honors and Awards

  • ISCRE22 Plenary Lecture, Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 2012 (pdf)
  • CFB10 Plenary Lecture, May 2011 (pdf)
  • Neal R. Amundson Lecture, University of Houston, January 2010
  • JM Burgers Visiting Professor of Fluid Mechanics, TU Delft, 2009-2012
  • JM Burgers Lecture, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2009
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008
  • Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2007
  • The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University, 2006
  • Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2005
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science Distinguished Teacher Award, Princeton University, 2005
  • Engineering Council's Excellence in Teaching Award, Princeton University, 2005, 2008, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2000
  • Richard H. Wilhelm Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1999
  • Rheinstein Award for Outstanding Young Faculty, Princeton University, 1982

Recent External Service

  • Associate Editor, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 2002 –  2011
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers International Relations Committee, 2010 -
  • Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal, 1995 –  1999
  • Editorial Board:                  
    • Powder Technology, 2002 – 
    • Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 2003 –  2005
    • International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2004 – 
    • Multiphase Science & Technology, 2008 – 
  •  Vice-chair, AIChE Catalysis & Reaction Eng. Division, 1999 – 2000 
  • Chair, AIChE Catalysis & Reaction Eng. Division, 2001
  • Chair, Engineering Foundation Conference:  CFD in CRE 7, 2000
  • Chair, 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • Board Member:
    • International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2005 – 

Technology Development

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Welcome to the Multiphase Flow Group home page!  Our group is based at Princeton University in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Our research is aimed at understanding the complexities manifested by disperse multiphase flows and developing mathematical models to describe them.  We welcome you to browse our website to see the current research being done within our group.