Preeti Aghalayam

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Phone: +91 44 22574185


2014-present: Professor at IIT M
2010-2014: Associate professor at IIT M
2009-2010: Associate Professor at IIT Bombay
2002-2009: Assistant Professor at IIT Bombay

Advisor Global Academic Activities at the Office of Global Engagement, IIT Madras

Research Areas

  • Underground Coal Gasification
  • Reduction of Automotive NOx
  • Reduction of Large Reaction Mechanisms
  • Reactor Modeling

Selected Journal Publications

  • Dammalapati, S; Aghalayam, P; Kaisare, N: Modeling the effects of the inlet manifold design on the performance of a diesel oxidation catalytic converter. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (10), pp. 3860-3870, 2021, ISSN: 08885885. (Type: Journal Article)
  • Dammalapati, S; Aghalayam, P; Kaisare, N: Modeling the Effect of Nonuniformities from Urea Injection on SCR Performance Using CFD. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 58 (44), pp. 20247-20258, 2019, ISSN: 08885885. (Type: Journal Article)
  • Samdani, G; Aghalayam, P; Ganesh, A; Mahajani, S: A process model for underground coal gasification – Part-III: Parametric studies and UCG process performance. Fuel, 234 , pp. 392-405, 2018, ISSN: 00162361. (Type: Journal Article)
  • Naidu, V Satyam; Aghalayam, P; Jayanti, S: Improving efficiency of CCS-enabled IGCC power plant through the use of recycle flue gas for coal gasification. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20 (6), pp. 1207-1218, 2018, ISSN: 1618954X. (Type: Journal Article)
  • Balaji, N; Aghalayam, P; Kaisare, N S: Global Kinetic Modeling and Analysis of Lean NOx Traps (LNT) Catalysts. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 57 (20), pp. 6853-6862, 2018, ISSN: 08885885. (Type: Journal Article)
  • Aghalayam, P: Cavity Models for Underground Coal Gasification. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, pp. 207-221, 2018, ISSN: 25228366. (Type: Journal Article)

Research Projects

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner of the prestigious INAE Young Engineer and the Amar Dye Chem awards, she develops games to use for teaching in class.
  • She’s a marathon runner and president of the Chennai Runners Association