Dr. Srinivas Palanki joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of South Alabama as Professor and Chair in 2007. Prior to joining USA, he was a Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State University. He has been a visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Industries Chimiques (France) and National University of Singapore (Singapore). He obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi). His research focuses on the application of systems analysis tools to problems in engineering and biology.

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 (in press) (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)