Seshagiri Rao Ambati

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest:

  • Process Control – Model based Control, Unstable Systems, Machine Learning based controller design, Nonlinear control

  • Process DynamicsNonlinear Dynamics and Analysis, Bifurcation

  • Wastewater Treatment – Modeling, Optimization, Monitoring, Soft-sensing, Advanced Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Hybrid Energy Systems - Modeling and Control

  • Flow Batteries - Modeling and Control

   

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Personal Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/seshagirirao/home?authuser=0

Teaching Interests

  • Data Analytics and AI for Process Industry (Autumn Semester, 2022-2023)
  • Process Modeling and Simulation (Spring, 2021-2022)
  • Petroleum Refinery Engineering (jointly with Dr. Ravi Kiran M.)  (Spring, 2021-2022)

Education

  • Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai (2007).

  • M.Tech. - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2003).

  • B.Tech. - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad (2000)

Professional Experience

  • 21-01-2022 to till date: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam, India
  • 20-11-2013 to 20-01-2022: Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
  • 08-09-2006 to 19-11-2013: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008

  • Member of International Water Association (IWA)

  • Member of Water Environment Federation

  • Member of IEEE

Journal Publications

Selected Publications:


  1. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, E. S. S. Tejaswini and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Design of Intelligent Control Strategies for Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plants with Struvite Unit, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2022 (SCI, Web of Science, Scopus, Impact Factor: 7.34).                  
  2. Indranil Dey, Abdul Gaffar Sheik, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Fractional order models identification and control within a supervisory control framework for efficient nutrients removal in biological wastewater treatment plants, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Accepted, 2022 (SCI, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 5.19)
  3. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Pothuraju Maheswari and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Evaluation of Controller Performances with Non-ideal Sensors and Actuators in Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants, International Journal of Environmental Research, Accepted, July 2022, (SCIE, Scopus, Impact Factor: 3.229).         
  4. Suresh Kumar Chiluka, Seshagiri Rao Ambati, Shirish H Sonawane, Uday Bhaskar Babu Gara, Robust control of discrete minimum and non-minimum phase systems via data-driven virtual reference feedback tuning and IMC, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Accepted, July 2022, (SCIE, Scopus, Impact Factor: 2.5).
  5. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Sheik Abdul Gaffar and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Fractional order based hierarchical controller design and evaluation with Burger-Diehl settler model in a total nitrogen removal wastewater treatment process, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Accepted, April 2022 (SCI, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 5.19)
  6. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, Murali Mohan Seepana and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Model based evaluation of three different A2O processes in the presence of carbon and metal dosages, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Accepted, May 2022 (SCI, Impact Factor: 3.519).
  7. Jailsingh Bhookyaa, M. Vijaya Kumara, J. Ravi Kumara, A. Seshagiri Rao, Implementation of PID Controller for Liquid Level System using mGWO and integration of IoT application, Journal of Industrial Information Integration, A28, 100368, 2022 (SCI, Impact Factor: 11.718).
  8. Piotr Skupin*, Piotr Łaszczyk, Ediga Chandramohan Goud, Ramsagar Vooradi, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Robust nonlinear model predictive control of cascade of fermenters with recycle for efficient bioethanol production, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 160, 2022, 107735 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 4.13).
  9. Juan Pablo Gallo-Molina*, Giuseppe Cogoni, Elisabeth Peeters, Seshagiri Rao Ambati and Ingmar Nopens, A hybrid model for multipoint real time potency observation in continuous direct compression manufacturing operations, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 613 (5), 121385, 2022 (SCI, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 6.51)
  10. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Soniya Panjwani, Elena Torfs, Ingmar Nopens and Seshagiri Rao Ambati, Design and Evaluation of Hierarchical Control Strategies for Wastewater Treatment Plants using Burger-Diehl Settler Model in BSM1 Framework, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 148(8), 04022042, 2022 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 2.479).
  11. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, MVS Raghu Kumar, Murali Mohan Seepana and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Integrated Supervisory and Override Control Strategies for Effective Biological Phosphorus Removal and Reduced Operational Costs in a Wastewater Treatment Processes, Chemosphere, 287, Part 3, 132346, 2022 (SCI, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 8.943).
  12. Anil Bhaskaran and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Enhanced Predictive Control Strategy for Parallel Cascade Unstable Time Delay Processes, Chemical Engineering Communications, 209(1), 2022. (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 2.586).
  13. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, E.S.S. Tejaswini, Murali Mohan Seepana, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Montse Meneses and Ramon Vilanova, Design of Feedback Control Strategies in a Plant-Wide Wastewater Treatment Plant for Simultaneous Evaluation of Economics, Energy Usage and Removal of Nutrients, Energies, 14(19), 6386, 2021 (SCIE, Impact Factor: 3.252).
  14. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Soniya Panjwani, Uday Bhaskar Babu Gara and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Multi-objective Optimization based Controller Design for Improved Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation, Environmental Technology & Innovation, Vol 23, August 2021 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 7.758).
  15. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, Murali Mohan Seepana and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Supervisory Control Configurations Design for Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Water Environmental Research, 93(8), 1289-1302, 2021 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 3.306).
  16. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, MVS Raghu Kumar, Murali Mohan Seepana and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Design of control strategies for nutrient removal in biological wastewater treatment plants, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28, 12092-12106, 2021 (SCI, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 5.19).
  17. Ediga Chandramohan Goud, A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram*, Simple Model Reduction Technique for Transfer Function Models, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 16(4), 2669, 2021 (Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 1.777).
  18. Suresh Kumar Chiluka, Seshagiri Rao Ambati, Muralimohan Seepana, Uday Bhaskar Babu Gara*, A Novel Robust Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning Approach for Minimum and Non-Minimum Phase Systems, ISA Transactions, 115, 163-191, 2021 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 5.911)
  19. E. S. S. Tejaswini, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu, A. Seshagiri Rao*, Design and evaluation of advanced automatic control strategies in a total nitrogen removal activated sludge plant, Water and Environment Journal, 35(2), 791-806, 2021 (SCI, Scopus, Web of Science, Impact Factor: 2.07).
  20. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Soniya Panjwani and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Design of Hierarchical Control Strategies for Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants to Reduce Operational Costs, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 161, 197-205, 2020 (SCI, Impact Factor: 3.73).
  21. Anil Bhaskaran and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Predictive control of unstable time delay series cascade processes with measurement noise, ISA Transactions, 99, 403-416,2020 (SCI, Impact Factor: 5.468).
  22. R. Ranganayakulu, A. Seshagiri Rao, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu, Analytical design of fractional IMC filter-PID control strategy for performance enhancement of cascade control systems, International Journal of Systems Science, 51(10), 1699-1713, 2020 (SCIE, Impact Factor: 2.46).                    
  23. E. S. S. Tejaswini, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Effect of Temperature on Effluent Quality in a Biological Wastewater Treatment Process, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 15(1), 2020 (Scopus).       
  24. G. Maruthi Prasad and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Evaluation of Gap metric based multi model controller schemes for non-linear systems: An experimental study, ISA Transactions, 94, 246-254, 2019 (SCI, Impact Factor: 4.343).
  25. K. Ghousiya Begum, A. Seshagiri Rao* and T. K. Radhakrishnan, Performance assessment of control loops involving unstable systems for set-point tracking and disturbance rejection, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 85, 1 – 17, 2018, (SCI Impact Factor: 4.217).
  26. K. Ghousiya Begum, A. Seshagiri Rao* and T. K. Radhakrishnan, Optimal controller synthesis for second order time delay systems with atleast one RHP pole, ISA Transactions, 73, 181 – 188, 2018, (SCI, Impact Factor: 4.3).
  27. B. Vivekanandan and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Estimation of yield, growth rate, decay rate and half-saturation coefficients of ASM1 model parameters, International Journal of Environmental Research, 11(4), 415 - 423, 2017 (SCIE, Impact Factor: 0.927).
  28. K. Ghousiya Begum, A. Seshagiri Rao* and T. K. Radhakrishnan, Enhanced IMC based PID controller design for non-minimum phase (NMP) integrating processes with time delays, ISA Transactions, 68, 223-234, 2017, (SCI, Impact Factor: 3.394).
  29. B. Vivekanandan, A. Seshagiri Rao* and R. Saravananae, Enhanced control of activated sludge process using pre-determined set points, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(3), 487-496, 2017 (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.34).
  30. Purushottama Rao Dasari, Lavanya Alladi, A. Seshagiri Rao*, ChangKyoo Yoo, Enhanced design of cascade control systems for unstable processes with time delay, Journal of Process Control, 45, 43-54, 2016 (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.216).
  31. K. Ghousiya Begum, A. Seshagiri Rao* and T. K. Radhakrishnan, Maximum sensitivity based analytical tuning rules for PID controllers for unstable dead time processes, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 109, 593-606, 2016, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.348).  
  32. S. Uma and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Enhanced modified Smith predictor design for second order non-minimum phase unstable processes, International Journal of Systems Science, 47(4), 966-981, 2016 (SCIE, Impact Factor: 2.1).
  33. B. Vanavil, K. Krishna Chaitanya and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Improved PID controller design for unstable time delay processes based on direct synthesis and maximum sensitivity, International Journal of Systems Science, 46(8), 1349-1366, 2015, (SCIE, Impact Factor: 2.1).
  34. B. Vanavil, M. P. Harikumar and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Bifurcation analysis of two continuous bioreactors operated in series with recycle, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 92, 2123-2130, 2014, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.348).
  35. B. Vanavil, M. Perumalsamy and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Studies on the effects of bioprocess parameters and kinetics of rhamnolipid production by p.aeruginosa nitt6l, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 28(3), 2014, (SCIE, Impact Factor: 0.91).
  36. B. Vanavil, A. V. N. L. Anusha, M. Perumalsamy and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Enhanced design of PID controller with lead-lag filter for unstable first order and integrating time delay processes, Chemical Engineering Communications, 201(11), 1468-1496, 2014 (SCI, Impact Factor:1.1).
  37. J. Lim, M. Kim, M. Kim, T. Oh, O. Kang, B. Min, A. Seshagiri Rao, ChangKyoo Yoo, A systematic model calibration methodology based on multiple errors minimization method for the optimal parameter estimation of ASM1, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 29(3), 291-303, 2012, (SCIE, Impact Factor: 1.166).
  38. S. Uma, A. Seshagiri Rao*, J. Kim, ChangKyoo Yoo, Modified Smith predictor based parallel cascade control strategy for non-self regulating time delay processes, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 44(8), 596-607, 2011, (SCI, Impact Factor: 0.6).
  39. S. Uma, M. Chidambaram and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Set-point weighted modified Smith predictor for non-minimum phase integrating processes, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 88, 592-601, 2010, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.348).
  40. S. Uma, M. Chidambaram, A. Seshagiri Rao* and ChangKyoo Yoo, Enhanced control of integrating cascade processes with time delays, Chemical Engineering Science, 65, 1065-1075, 2010, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.337).
  41. Han Kim, A. Seshagiri Rao* and ChangKyoo Yoo, Dual optimization strategy for optimal N and P removal in a biological waste water treatment plant, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48, 6363-6371, 2009, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.587).
  42. S. Uma, M. Chidambaram and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Enhanced control of unstable cascade processes with time delays using modified Smith predictor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48(6), 3098-3111, 2009, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.587).
  43. A. Seshagiri Rao*, S. Seethaladevi, S. Uma and M. Chidambaram, Enhancing the performance of parallel cascade control using Smith predictor, ISA Transactions, 48, 220-227, 2009, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.984).
  44. A. Seshagiri Rao, V. S. R. Rao and M. Chidambaram, Direct synthesis based controller design for integrating processes with time delay, Journal of the Franklin Institute, 346(1), 38-56, 2009, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.395).
  45. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, Analytical design of modified Smith predictor in a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme for second order unstable processes with time delay, ISA Transactions, 47, 407-419, 2008, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.984).
  46. A. Seshagiri Rao, V. S. R. Rao and M. Chidambaram, Delay compensated controllers for Two-Input-Two-Output (TITO) multivariable processes, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2, 510-516, 2007, (Impact Factor: 0.789).
  47. A. Seshagiri Rao, V. S. R. Rao and M. Chidambaram, Simple analytical designs of modified Smith predictor with improved performance for unstable first order plus time delay (FOPTD) processes, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46(13), 4561-4571, 2007, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.587).
  48. A. Seshagiri Rao, V. S. R. Rao and M. Chidambaram, Set point weighted modified Smith predictor for integrating and double integrating processes with time delay, ISA Transactions, 46(1), 59-71, 2007, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.984).
  49. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, Control of unstable processes with two RHP poles, a zero and time delay, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 1 (1-2), 63-69, 2007, (Impact Factor: 0.789).
  50. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, Enhanced two-degree-of-freedom control strategy for second order unstable processes with time delay, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45(10), 3604-3614, 2006, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.587).
  51. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, Smith delay compensator for multi variable non-square systems with multiple time delays, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 30, 1243-1255, 2006, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.784).
  52. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, Enhanced smith predictor for unstable processes with time delay, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44(22), 8291– 8299, 2005, (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.587).

Conference Publications

Recent Conference Publications:

1. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Sheik Abdul Gaffar and A. Seshagiri Rao, ‘Fractional order controller design and evaluation with Burger-Diehl settler model in a total nitrogen removal wastewater treatment process’, International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Research for Energy and Environmental Management (ASREEM-2021), NIT Surat, Gujarat, India, August 6th – 8th, 2021.
2. Abdul Gaffar Sheik, Murali Mohan Seepana, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Evaluation of effluent quality and operating cost in biological wastewater treatment plants with non-ideal sensors in the feedback control. International Conference on Innovative Trends in Hydrological and Environmental Systems (ITHES), April 28-30, 2021, NIT Warangal.
3. E. S. S. Tejaswini, P. Maheswari, Elena Torfs, Ingmar Nopens and A. Seshagiri Rao, ‘Integration of the Burger-Diehl settler model in BSM2 framework for the evaluation of advanced control strategies for a full-scale wastewater treatment plant’, International Conference on Recent Technologies and Advanced Materials for Green Energy and Sustainable Environment (RTAMGESE-2021), NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, March 12th – 13th, 2021. (Best paper award)
4. G. Maruthi Prasad, Vatsal Kedia, and A. Seshagiri Rao. "Multi-Model Predictive Control (MMPC) for Non-linear Systems with Time Delay: An Experimental Investigation." IEEE International Conference on Measurement, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICMICA), NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana India. (IEEE Xplore, 2020, 1 – 5).
5. P. Maheswari, Shiek Abdul Gaffar, E.S.S. Tejaswini, A. Seshagiri Rao, “Nested loop control configuration for a Three Stage Biological Wastewater Treatment Process”, International Conference on Chemical and Environmental Engineering, CHEM-CONFLUX20, NIT Allahabad, Feb 14th-16th 2020.
6. E. S. S. Tejaswini, Soniya Panjwani, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu, A. Seshagiri Rao, ‘Model based control of a full scale biological wastewater treatment plant’, ACODS-2020, IIT Madras, Feb 16th-19th 2020.
7. G. Maruthi Prasad, A. Adithya, and A. Seshagiri Rao. "Multi-model Control of Nonlinear Processes - A Fractional Order Filter based Approach." International Conference on Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICECON), December 19 to 21, 2019, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India.
8. G Maruthi Prasad and A. Seshagiri Rao, Design of a Cascade Multi-model Control Strategy using Hard Switching for Nonlinear Systems, International Conference on new Frontiers in Chemical, Energy, and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE), February15-16, 2019, NIT Warangal, India.
9. Abdul Gaffar Sheik, Murali Mohan Seepana, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Studies on aeration systems in biological wastewater treatment plants. 2nd international conference on new frontiers in chemical, energy and environmental engineering (INCEE), Feb 15-16, 2019, NIT Warangal.
10. Vatsal Kedia, Ulaganathan Nallasivam and A. Seshagiri Rao, Disturbance Modelling based Benefit estimation from Advanced Process Control: Case study on Delayed Coker Unit, Indian Control Conference (ICC), January 9-11, 2019, IIT Delhi
11. Soniya Panjwani, E. Tejaswini and A. Seshagiri Rao, “Optimization of controller parameters for improved wastewater treatment plant operation by genetic algorithms” presented at International Conference on new frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering at NIT Warangal, Telangana (February 15-16, 2019). (Best Paper award).
12. Abdul Gaffar Sheik, Murali Mohan Seepana, Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Simulation of different biological nutrient removal process using GPS-X. First international conference on energy & environment: Global challenges (ICEE), March 9-10, 2018, NIT Calicut.
13. E. Tejaswini, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu, A. Seshagiri Rao, Effect of temperature on the kinetic parameters in a biological wastewater treatment plant, CHEMCON, December 27-30, 2018, NIT Jalandhar
14. Suresh Kumar Chiluka, Ankur Kumar Bareliya, A. Seshagiri Rao, Uday Bhaskar Babu Gara, Muralimohan Seepana, A Comparative Study of Popular Tuning Methods for Quadruple Tank Process: Experimental Identification, International Conference on Advances and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosystems (ICACSE-2018), December 6 – 8, 2018, NIT Tiruchirappalli
15. E. Tejaswini, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu, A. Seshagiri Rao, Effect of Temperature on Effluent Quality in Biological Wastewater Treatment Process, International Conference on Advances and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosystems (ICACSE-2018), December 6 – 8, 2018, NIT Tiruchirappalli (Best paper award).
16. Soniya Panjwani, E. Tejaswini and A. Seshagiri Rao, “Improving the plant performance of activated sludge process using properly designed control strategies” presented poster at International Conference on Water at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala (December 7- 10,2018).
17. Purushottama Rao Dasari, M. Chidambaram and A. Seshagiri Rao, Simple method of calculating dynamic set-point weighting parameters for time delayed unstable processes, 3rd IFAC International Conference on Advances in Control & Optimization of Dynamical
Systems, (ACODS - -2018), February 18 – 22, 2018, Hyderabad.
18. G. Maruthi Prasad, L Rajesh, Uday Bhaskar Babu Gara and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Design of novel multi model switching controller for non-linear systems, IIChE, CHEMCON – 2017, December 27 – 30, 2017, Haldia

Book Chapters

  1. Sheik Abdul Gaffar, S. Murali Mohan and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Fuzzy Logic Control of Active Sludge based Wastewater Treatment Plants, Chapter in the book 'Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management', 2022, Elsevier.

  2. Abdul Gaffar Sheik, E. S. S. Tejaswini, Murali Mohan Seepana and Seshagiri Rao Ambati*, Evaluation of Effluent Quality and Operating Cost in Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants with Non-ideal Sensors in the Feedback Control, Chapter in the book Innovative Trends in Hydrological and Environmental Systems, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, 2022

  3. Thulasya Naik B, Ravi Kumar J and Seshagiri Rao Ambati, Real-time implementation of PID controller for cylindrical tank system using short-range wireless communication, chapter in the book Modeling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing (Edited by Goel et al.), Springer Nature, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Volume-659, Pages: 430-443, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4775-1.

  4. E. Chandra Mohan Goud, A. Seshagiri Rao* and M. Chidambaram, Simple PID controller design for Non-minimum Phase FOPTD and SOPTD processes, Intelligent Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Dynamical Systems” chapter in the book Intelligent Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Dynamical Systems, (Editors: Kumar, Rajesh, Singh, V. P., Mathur, Akhilesh) Springer, 2020.

  5. G. Maruthi Prasad, A. Adithya and A. Seshagiri Rao*, Design of multi model fractional controllers for non-linear systems: An experimental investigation, chapter in the book Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Anton A. Kiss, Edwin Zondervan, Richard Lakerveld, Leyla Özkan (Eds.), Elsevier, Volume 46, 2019.

  6. R. Ranganayakulu, G. Uday Bhaskar Babu and A. Seshagiri Rao, Design of Fractional Filter Fractional Order Proportional Integral Derivative (FFFOPID) controller for higher order systems, chapter in the book Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology for Society, Energy and Environment, CRC Press, edited by Rajesh Vanchipura and K.S. Jiji, 2018.

  7. R. Saravanane, Vivek V. Ranade, Vinay M. Bhandari and A. Seshagiri Rao, Urban wastewater treatment for recycle and reuse in industrial applications – Indian scenario, chapter in the book Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Recycling and Reuse, Elsevier, Edited by Vinay M. Bhandari and Vivek V. Ranade, 2014.

  8. A. Seshagiri Rao and M. Chidambaram, PID control of unstable and integrating processes, chapter in the book PID control in third millennium: lessons learned and new approaches, Editors: R. Valanova and A. Visioli, Springer, 2012.

Research Projects

  1. Development of Advanced Automatic Control based Wastewater Treatment Process towards Sustainable Water-Energy-Food Nexus, DST Funding under Water Technology Initiative (WTI) scheme, Rs. 67.48 Lakhs, 2021 - 2024

  2. Low cost innovative technology for water quality monitoring and water resources management for urban and rural water systems in India (LOTUS), Indo-European project under HORIZON-2020, 2019-2024.

Awards & Honors

  • Young Researcher Award from NIT Warangal for the year 2019
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award, 2014
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) Ame Dye-Chem Award for Excellence in Research and Development, 2014
  • Best teacher award from NIT, Tiruchirappalli for the year 2009
  • Invited workshop organizer at IFAC world congress, South Korea, 2008
  • Member of IFAC TC 2.1 Control Design (2020 - )
  • Executive member, Advanced Control and Dynamic Optimization (ACODS) Society (2020 - )

Administrative Responsibilities:

Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs): March 2022 - 

Phd Students:

Mr. Indranil Dey (Jointly with Dr. P. Sridhar, NIT Warangal)

Mr. A. Adithya (Jointly with Dr. G. Uday Bahskar Babu, NIT Warangal)

Invited Lecture

  • Delivered an invited lecture on "Soft-sensing in Wastewater Treatment Plants", in an STTP organized by NIT Calicut on July 22, 2022 
  • Delivered an invited lecture on "Water Energy Food Nexus", in the Indo-South African workshop  organized by IIT Madras on April 20, 2022
  • Delivered an invited lecture on "System Design, Optimization and Control" in the Short Term Course  organized by MNIT Jaipur on March 14, 2022&a

Reviewer

Reviewer to

      • Annual Reviews in Control; Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering; Automatica

      • Biotechnology Reports, Biochemical Engineering Journal

      • Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering; Chemical Engineering Communications; Chemical Engineering Research & Design; Chemical Engineering and Technology; Chemical Product and Process Modeling; Chemosphere; Control & Cybernetics Journal; Control Engineering Practice

      • Environmental Science & Pollution Research; Environmental Technology & Innovation; Environmental Science and Technology; Environmental Research

      • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics; IET Control Theory & Applications; Indian Chemical Engineer; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; International Journal of Systems Science; ISA Transactions

      • Journal of Environmental Management; Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering; Journal of Process Control; Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Journal of  Water Process Engineering.

      • Mechatronics; Microsystems Technologies

      • Neural Computing & Applications

      • Particulate Science & Technology; Powder Technology

      • Reviews in Chemical Engineering

      • Water and Environment Journal; Water Environment Research

      • Urban Water Journal

      • IFAC, ACC, AIChE, IEEE, ICC conferences