Anantharaj Associate Professor

Dr.R. Anantharaj M.E., Ph.D

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E-mail : anantharajr@ssn.edu.in


  • Doctorate in Chemical Engineering – 2012 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
  • Master in Chemical Engineering – 2007 Annamalai University.
  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering – 2005 Anna University.
  • Diploma in Chemical Technology (Honours) – 2002 Department of Technical Education. 





SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Associate Professor Mar 2015 – Present
University of Malaya, Malaysia. Senior Lecturer Oct 2012 -Jan 2015
NIT Tiruchy, Tiruchy. Adoc.Fcaulty Sep 2011 – Oct 2012
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur. Lecturer Jan 2008 – Jun 2008
E.G.S.Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam. Lecturer Jan 2007 – Dec 2007

 Abroad Visited:

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 Professional Affiliation/Membership:

  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers – Life Member (LMIIChE: LM-47605), India.
  • Association of Separation Scientist and Technologist – Life Member (LMASSET: LM-0246), India.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Member (MAIChE: 009900217598), US.
  • The Institute of Chemical Engineers – Associate Member (AMIChemE: 99967430), UK.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Member (MSPE: 4153979), US.

Research Interest:

Fundamental & Computational Research:

  • Unimolecular Quantum Chemical Calculations – Ab Initio Method
  • Density Functional Theory Approach (DFT) – B3LYP, MP2, MP3, etc.,
  • Volumetric Properties Prediction – R.K Equations.
  • Phase Diagram Generation – NRTL, UNIFAC, UNIQUAC & COSMO-RS.
  • Process Simulation – ASPEN PLUS.

Applied Research:

  • Zero Emissions from Liquid Fuels & Industry.
  • Green Synthesis of Esters for Industrial Scale.
  • Green Synthesis of Organic Solvent for Industrial Scale.
  • Phase Equilibria with Green Solvents. 

Sponsored Projects (As PI):

Funding Agency/Scheme Budget Duration Status CO-PI
Science and Engineering Research Board – DST/Young Scientist. INR 19.47 Lakhs Mar 2016 -Mar 2019 On Going
Faculty Internal Funding, SSN CE. INR 3.3 Lakhs Oct 2016 -Oct 2019 On Going Dr.B.Ambedkar
University of Malaya Short Research Fund. INR 4.62 Lakhs Apr 2013-Apr 2014 Completed
University of Malaya Research Grant. INR 20.34 Lakhs April 2013- Jan 2015 Completed

 Consultancy Projects (As PI):

Funding Agency/Scheme Budget Duration Status CO-PI
Sheenlac Paints Limited. Chennai-600 098. INR 5.0 Lakhs Mar 2018 -Mar 2019 On Going Dr.K.Sathish Kumar
Sheenlac Paints Limited. Chennai-600 098. INR 2.5 Lakhs Nov 2015 –  Feb 2018 Completed Dr.K.Sathish Kumar

 Awards & Recognitions:

  • Dr.ABJ.Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientists – Marina Labs,2017.
  • Young Scientist Award – Institute of Engineers in India (IEI),2017.
  • Best Young Scientist – A Foundation of PEARL,2016.
  • Best Young Scientist Award – Venus International Foundation,2016.
  • Young Scientist – Science and Engineering Research Board, 2015.
  • Financial Supportedfor Attending Conference Abroad – Human Resource Division (HIR), Malaysia,2014.
  • Thermax-ASSET Awards 2013 for best Ph.D. Thesis – SESTEC-2014.
  • Financial Supported for Attending Conference Abroad – Human Resource Division (HIR), Malaysia,2013.
  • ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award – ELSEVIER, 2013.
  • Financial Supported for Attending Conference Abroad–Department of Science and Technology (DST), India,2010.

 Doctorate Guidance[Anna University (AU) Guideship Number:2650011]



Registered Year




Ms.K.Ashwini Jan 2018 (Regular)


On Going


Ms.R.S.Achsah June 2016 (Regular)


On Going


Ms.A.Ashadevi June 2016 (Part Time)


On Going

 Research Publications:


  1. Dr. Tamal Banerjee, Dr.R.Anantharaj. Desulphurization and Denitrification of Diesel Oil using Ionic Liquids. ISBN: 978-0-12-801347-2.Elsevier, MA, USA.

Book Chapter:

  1. R. Achsah, M. Danish John Paul, Dr.R.Anantharaj. Evaluation of Solution Thermodynamic Properties of Mixed Ionic Liquids at Different Temperature (293.15 – 343.15) K. Edited byProf.Omar M. Basha, Prof. Badie I. Morsi, ISBN: 978-953-51-6249-0.Publisher: InTech.

Selected Publications:

  1. S.S.Judith Emiliah, B.Ambedkar, R.Aanantharaj, J.Dhanalakshmi, Potential applications of ionic liquids (IL) for the treatment of synthetic turbid water (STW), Journal of Molecular Liquid 256 (2018) 121 -126.
  2. AnamAsghar, Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman, Wan MohdAshri Wan Daud, R Anantharaj, Reactivity, Stability & Thermodynamic Feasibility of H2O2/H2O at Graphite Cathode: Application of Quantum Chemical Calculations in MFCs. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. DOI: 10.1002/ep.12806.
  3. Md.Arafat Hossain, J.Jewaratnam, R.Anantharaj, J.N.Sahu, P.Ganesan, A DFT method analysis for formation of hydrogen rich gas from acetic acid by steam reforming process. Fuel, 212 (2018) 49 – 60.
  4. R.Anantharaj, Interaction energy of pyrrole and pyridine with 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulphate, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 231(2017) 56–63.
  5. MohdAzlanKassim, Nor AsrinaSairi, RozitaYusoff, R.Anantharaj, Yatimah Alias, Mohamed KheireddineAroua. Experimental densities and viscosities of binary mixture of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide or glycerol with sulfolane and their molecular interaction by COSMO-RS. Thermochimica Acta, 639 (2016) 130-147.
  6. HaneeFarzanaHizaddin, Mohamed Omar Hadjkali, R.Anantharaj, Mohd. Ali Hashim, Extractive Denitrogenation of Diesel fuel using Ammonium and Phosphonium based Deep Eutectic Solvents. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 95(2016)164-173.
  7. R.Anantharaj, JewaratnamJegalakshimi, Simultaneous Interaction between Similar or Dissimilar Structure of Aromatic Sulfur and Aromatic Nitrogen Compounds with Imidazolium based Ionic Liquid Using Quantum Chemical Method. Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 10 (6) (2015) 904–922.
  8. R.Anantharaj, B.Ambedkar, Liquid-Liquid equilibrium (LLE) data for ternary mixtures of {[EMIM][EtSO4] + thiophene/benzothiophene + n-hexadecane}and  {[EMIM][MeSO3] + thiophene/benzothiophene  + n-hexadecane} at 298.15K. Journal of Molecular Liquids 212(2015) 372-381.
  9. Mohamed Omar Hadjkali, HaneeFarzanaHizaddin, R.Anantharaj, Extraction of nitrogen compounds from diesel fuel using imidazolium- and pyridinium- based ionic liquids: Experiments, COSMO-RS prediction and NRTL correlation. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 405 (2015) 55–67.
  10. R.Anantharaj,S.Sugashini, K.M.MeeraSheriffaBegam. Removal of Cr (VI) ions using Fe loaded chitosan carbonized rice husk composite beads (Fe-CCRCB): Experiment and Ab-Initio Calculations. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 208 (2015) 380-387.

 Editorial Board Member:

  • Journal of Innovative Engineering (JIE)
  • Journal of Computational Methods in Molecular Design (JCMMD)

 Reviewer of Journals:

RSC Publishers:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry in advance (RSCA)

ACS Publishers:

  • Journal of Chemical Engineering Data
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Elsevier Publishers:

  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review.
  • Fuel (Fuel)
  • Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (JIEC)
  • Chemical Engineering Science (CES)
  • Journal of Fuel Processing Technology (FPT)
  • Engineering Science Technology: An internal Journal( ESTIJ)
  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE)
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (JHM)
  • Chiang Mai Journal of Science (CMJS)
  • The Chemical Society of Ethiopia (CSE)
  • Journal of Molecular Liquids


  • Journal of Molecular Modelling (JMM)
  • Journal of Solution Chemistry


  • International Journal of Research in Engineering & Technology (IJRET)

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