KareemullaDudekula completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 2004 and his Master’s degree (M.S. by Research) in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Madras under the guidance of Prof.SreenivasJayanti in Aug., 2007. Subsequently, he worked for Bharat Petroleum Corporate Research & Development Center (CRDC) as a Research Engineer in alternative fuels group (Aug 2007 – Sep 2010). His commitment to continued personal and professional development coupled with his penchant for the design & development of sustainable process technologies prompted him to pursue postgraduate traineeship programleading to professional doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) diploma at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in Nov., 2012.Thereafter, he worked as a Junior Researcher (Feb 2013 – Aug 2013) at Utrecht University, under the guidance of Dr. Martin Patel (presently at Geneva University, Switzerland) for a Coca-Cola funded project on the sustainability assessment of second generation biomass feedstocks. Afterwards, he worked as a Process Engineer for Dosign Engineering B.V., until he moved back to India in Aug., 2014 in the pursuit of suitable PhD opportunities. He joined IIT-Madras as a Research Associate in Feb., 2015 and worked on a DST-funded project, “Global Technology Watch Group (GTWG) for Sustainable Power Generation in India”, before taking up a PhD position at IITB-Monash Research Academy. At the Academy, he pursues doctoral studies on the “Gasification characteristics of and chemicals production from low-rank solid fuels”, under the guidance of Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (IITB) and Prof.Sankar Bhattacharya (Monash University). He believes in a balanced life-style. His non-curricular interests are eclectic and primarily comprise of non-profit social service activities, travelling, and philosophy.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0494