Dr. Himanshu Goyal

Dr. Himanshu Goyal


Assistant Professor

NAC 450



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Research Areas

Clean Energy (biofuels & carbon dioxide capture); Process Intensification; Multiphase Reactors; Multiscale Modeling; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Uncertainty Quantification (UQ); High Performance Computing (HPC)

PRO Attainments

2018 –Doctor of Philosophy
Cornell University, USA
2017 — Master of Science
Cornell University, USA
2011 — Bachelor of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Career History

2019 – Current
Assitant Professor (Chemical Engineering Department)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Postdoctoral Researcher
Delaware Energy Institute, University of Delaware, USA

Project Assistant
Indian Institute of Science

Graduate Engineering Trainee
Jamnagar Petroleum Refinery, Reliance Industries Limited

Recent Publications


Goyal H., Mehdad A., Lobo R.F., Stefanidis G.D., Vlachos D.G (2019). Scale up of a single-mode microwave reactor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, accepted.


Goyal H., Pepiot P. (2018) On the validity of a one-dimensional biomass pyrolysis model using uncertainty quantification, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6 (9), 12153–12165.


Goyal H., Desjardins O., Pepiot P., Capecelatro J. (2018) A computational study of the effects of multiphase dynamics in catalytic upgrading of biomass pyrolysis vapor, AIChE Journal, 64, 3341–3353.


Goyal H., Pepiot P. (2017) A compact kinetic model for biomass pyrolysis at gasification conditions, Energy & Fuels, 31 (11), 12120–12132.


Goyal H., Kumar A.A.P., Bandyopadhyay D., Usha R., Banerjee T. (2013) Instabilities of a confined two-layer flow on a porous medium: An Orr-Sommerfeld analysis, Chemical Engineering Science, 97, 109–125.


Kumar A.A.P., Goyal H., Banerjee T., Bandyopadhyay D. (2013) Instability modes of a two-layer Newtonian plane Couette flow past a porous medium, Physical Review E, 87 (6), 063003.

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