Lavanya’s strong aspiration to work on the frontiers of scientific research has directed her to join the IITB-Monash Research Academy after her undergraduate degree, to explore the subject of ‘Solid settling in sheared non Newtonian fluids’. She feels that as a young chemical engineer, she can research, learn and hopefully bring some of the lesser explored but more interesting aspects of the field to the forefront of technological research. An opportunity to intern at CPCL (Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited), a petroleum refinery plant, allowed her to learn about industrial chemical engineering practices. The technical richness of practical engineering has enabled her to develop a healthy respect for practical engineering and to appreciate its being guided by sound fundamental theory. To enrich her academic experience, she has worked on research projects under the guidance of her Professors. She has studied the biological accumulation of toxics using various aquatic plants. Lavanya believes that advancement in particle engineering will be a key aspect to solid transport technology and human society in the near future. She fully intends to make useful contributions to this area through her research.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0329