Srinivas Palanki, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught

CHE 441 Chemical Engineering Operations Lab I
CHE 442 Chemical Engineering Operations Lab II
CHE 452 Process Dynamics and Control

Faculty Advisor - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter

Research Interests
My research interests are in the application of systems engineering tools to problems in energy and cancer biology. In the energy field, my research group is developing tools for studying the dynamics and control of reformer and fuel cell systems that provide power for a variety of portable and stationary applications. In the biology field, my research group is studying the effect of nanoparticles for cancer chemoprevention and therapy. My research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation, Abe Mitchell Cancer Research Fund and Alabama EPSCoR.
Recent Publications

D. O'Keefe, J. Telotte, Y. El-Sharkh and S. Palanki, "Temperature Dynamics and Control of a Water-Cooled Fuel Cell Stack," J. Power Sources, 256, 470-478 (2014)

S. Palanki, "Design and Analysis of Glycerol Reformer for Stationary Fuel Cell Applications," Ind. Chem. Eng., 55, 3, 189-199 (2013)

S. Palanki, "Chemical Engineering at the University of South Alabama," Chemical Engineering Education, 47, 1, 2-8 (2013)

S. Palanki and D.E. Balzaretti, Design of Forest Products Process Plants for Production of Platform Chemicals," J. of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery, 1, 2, 233-236 (2012)

S. Palanki, "The Use of Podcasts in Teaching Process Control," Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. XXV, 4, 70-75 (2012)

S. Palanki, "The Application of Pontryagin's Minimum Principle for End-Point Optimization of Batch Processes," pp. 335-345, in Control and Optimization with Differential-Algebraic Constraints, L. Biegler, S. Campbell, V. Mehrmann (eds.), SIAM, Philadephia (2012)