Name Dr. R.Govindarasu
Designation Associate Professor
Areas of Interest Process Automation Modeling and Simulation
Room No. 6107
Intercom No. 552
Mobile 9444841014
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Email Id (Personal)

Ph.D. Topic : “Dynamic Modeling & Control of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”
Annamalai University,Chidambaram

M.Tech – Process Control and Instrumentation (2002-2004)
National Institute of Technology, Trichirapalli.

B.E. – Chemical Engineering (1994 – 1998)
Annamalai University,Chidambaram.



Life Member – Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

Academic Experience

Associate Professor and Assistant Head of the Department from Jun 2014 in Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur Tk.

Associate Professor in SVCE,Sriperumbudur from July 2013 to till date

Assistant Professor in SVCE,Sriperumbudur from June 2010 to June 2013

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engg, SVCE, Sriperumbudur from June 2008 to May 2010

Lecturer in Chemical Engg, SVCE, Sriperumbudur from Aug 2005 to May 2008

Lecturer & HOD i/c in Electronics & Instrumentation Engg.,J.J.College of Engg. and Tech.,Trichy. from July 2004 to Aug 2005

Lecturer in Chemical Engg. , Dr. Navalar Nedunchezhiyan College of Engg., Tholudur. from July 1998 to June 2004

Courses Handled


Heat Transfer
Process control
Fluid Mechanics
Mass Trasfer I & II
Bio-Chemical Engg.
Chemical Process Calculations
Fertilizer Technology
Petroleum Technology
Industrial Instrumentation I & II
Chemical Reaction Engg.
Safety and Hazards Analysis
Computer control of Process


Heat Transfer
Mechanical Operations
Process Control & Instrumentation
Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
Mass Transfer Lab
Fluid Mechanics Lab

Research & Consultancy

International Journal Publications:

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Investigation of Flow Maldistribution in proton exchange membrane fuel cell”, International journal of renewable energy research, 653-656, (2)4, 2012. ISSN 1309-0127.

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, S,Sankarabarathi, “Performance evaluation of liquid feed direct methanol fuel cell” , International Journal of Environment and bioenergy.7(3) : 178-183, 2013. ISSN 2165-8951.

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Recent evolutions in modeling of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, Elixir International Journal of Chemical Engineering, 72, 25428-25433, 2014. ISSN: 2229-712X

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, S.Sundar, “Recent Advances in Methanol Concentration Sensor for DMFC”, Elixir International Journal of Chemical Engineering, 72, 25423-25427 2014.ISSN: 2229-712X

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Experimental studies on catalysts in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, Elixir International Journal of Chemical Engineering, 73, 26330-26332, 2014. ISSN: 2229-712X.

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Studies on implementation of PI Control techniques in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, International Journal of ChemTech Research, 6(9), 4148-4153, 2014.ISSN: 0974-4290.

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Coefficient diagram: A novel tool in polynomial controller design”, International Journal of Chemical sciences, 12(4), 1645-1654, 2014. ISSN: 0972-768X

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Design and implementation of Polynomial PI control strategy in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 9(24),25841-25848, 2014. ISSN: 0973-4562

Govindarasu, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Experimental characterization of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell based on manifold design”, International Journal of Applied Chemistry 10(2), 197-203, 2014.ISSN: 0973-1792

R.Govindarasu, S.Somasundaram, P.K.Bhaba, “Dynamic studies and control of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, Taga Journal of graphic technology, 14(1), 1075-1085, 2018.

R.Govindarasu, S.Somasundaram, P.K.Bhaba, “Computer aided tool box for the design of CDM based PID family controllers”, Taga Journal of graphic technology, 14(1), 1525-1537, 2018.

R. Govindarasu, K. Hema Divya, B. Dhilipan, N. Dhanush, “Simulation of DME    Production from Carbon dioxide by Indirect Process”, International Journal of Modern  Computation, Information and Communication Technology, 1(2) : 57 – 60, 2018.

R.Govindarasu; S.Somasundaram. Studies on Influence of Cell Temperature in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Operation, MDPI Processes 2020, 8, 353-363

International Conference Publications:

Govindarasu, R.Guruprasad, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Analysis and overview of modeling and simulation in Direct methanol fuel cell”, Proceedings of int. conference on Renewable energy technologies,171-176, Dec 15-17,2011 at PSG Tech. Coimbatore.

Govindarasu, M,Sriya ,R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “An overview of recent development in membranes for DMFC operations”, Proceedings of international conference on Renewable energy utilization, pp 195-201 on Jan 4-6, 2012 at CIT, Coimbatore.

Govindarasu, V.Sitara, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, “Analysis on catalyst technology in Bio-fuel PEM fuel cell”, Proc on International conference on Bioenergy ,Environment and sustainable technologies, Jan 27-30, 2013, AEC, Tiruvannamalai.

Govindarasu, G.Ganeshraja, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, ”Analysis of catalyst technology in direct methanol PEM fuel cell”, Proc. IEEE Int conference on research and development prospects in engg and technology on Mar 29-30, 2013 at EGSPEC, Nagapattinam..

Govindarasu, G.Ganeshraja, R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, ”Analysis and overview on control of variables in direct methanol fuel cell”, Proc. IEEE Int. conference on research and development prospects in engg and technology on Mar 29-30, 2013 at EGSPEC, Nagapattinam.

Govindarasu , R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, S.Sundar, “Analysis on recent advances in vapour feed direct methanol fuel cell” , Proceedings of the International conference on renewable energy utilization, pp 323 – 328, Jan 8-9, 2014,CIT, Coimbatore

Govindarasu , R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, S.Sundar, “Analysis on recent developments in Catalyst technology in Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell” , Proceedings of the International conference on renewable energy utilization, pp 221 – 226, Jan 8-9 2014, CIT, Coimbatore.

Govindarasu , R.Parthiban, P.K.Bhaba, S.Somasundram, “Performance evaluation of PI control in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell” , Pro. of International conference on Green technology for environmental pollution prevention and control, pp188-189, Sep 27-29,2014, NIT,Tiruchirapalli.

S.Vijayalakshmi, H.Bakrudeen, M.Sugunalakshmi, BSR.Reddy, R.Govindarasu, “Magnetic nanoparticles – Preparation, properties, surface modification and application in drug delivery: A review”, Proc. of Int. conference on Innovative research and solutions,pp 67, April 2014, JIRAS, Puducherry.

L.Bhalamurugan, M.R. Sridharan, P.M.Thejaswini, V.Shashirekha, Yasmin Khambhaty, N.Vedharaman, R.Govindarasu, “Biotreatment of tannery wastewater using marine microalgae” , Proc. of International conference on science and Innovative Engineeering, April, 2015, Chennai.

Bhalamurugan, M.R. Sridharan, P.M. Thejaswini, Yasmin Khambhaty, N.Vedharaman, R.Govindarasu, V.Shashirekha, “Biotreatment of Tannery wastewater using freshwater microalgae” , Proc. of International conference on green technologies for energy management, 27- 28 Mar, 2015, Kilakarai.

R.Govindarasu, Kiran Prabhu, S.Jaiganesg, N.Meyyappan, “ Analysis on production and utilization of methanol as sustainable fuel for clean energy production”, International conference on recent trends in analytical chemistry,Chennai,15-17 March 2018.

R.Govindarasu, K.Hema Divya, B.Dhiliban, N.Dhanush, N.Meyyappan, “ Production and enrichment of geraniol from Cymbopogon Plants”, International conference on recent trends in analytical chemistry,Chennai,15-17 March 2018.

National Conference Publications:

Govindarasu, T.K.Radhakrishnan, Control of pH neutralization Process, Proceedings of the Second Control Instrumentation system Conference CISCON ’05, pp 480-483,Dec 2005, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

Govindarasu, T.K.Radhakrishnan, “Control of Non-Linear Process” Proceedings of the National Conference in Emerging trends in Instrumentation systems, pp 46-52, Jan 2006, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore.

Kumaravel , R.Govindarasu , V.Geetha , “Fuzzy logic based automatic generation control for multi-area system in a deregulated electricity market” Pro. of the National Conference on Computational intelligence to electric power systems, pp249-253, Sep 2006, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry.

Govindarasu, A.Balasubramanian , Priyanka Rajaram, “Study of optimization of the TSS removal in the Epichlorohydrin plant effluent”, Proceedings of the DRDO sponsored National Conference , pp 59, Mar 2009, St. Peter Engineering College, Chennai.

Subadhra. S. Sriniketh, R. Govindarasu, “Review on Modeling and Control of Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell Systems”, Proceedings of IIChE’s CHEMCON 2010, pp 28-31, Dec 29-31, 2010, at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

S.Vijayalakshmi, H.Bakrudeen, M.Sugunalakshmi, BSR.Reddy, R.Govindarasu, “Functionalished drug loaded Zn-Ferrite nano particles in the applications of nano medicine”, Proc. of national conference on Challenges in BCE & BT for sustainable environment, pp 21-22, April 2014, Annamalai University, Chidambaram.



Conference / Workshop / FDP

Attended an  AICTE Sponsored short term course on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” held at SVCE from 04th to 9th November 2019.

Organized an One day National Conference on “Technological Innovation on Clean Energy Generation and Environmental Remediation” held at SVCE on 04th October 2019.

One days national level Student symposium PANSOPHY’17 on 27th September 2018 at SVCE, Sriperumpudur.

Two days national level Seminar on “Dynamic modeling and distributed control system” during 16-17, March 2018 at SVCE, Sriperumpudur.

Two days national level seminar on “Technological advancements in fuel cell research” from 9th to 10th September, 2016.

Two days National level seminar on “Recent trends in Process control, modeling and simulation”, on July 2011 at SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Sriperumbudur.

Two days National Level workshop on “Emerging trends on Industrial Automation in Process control” on March 2004 at J J CCOLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Trichirapalli.

Two days National level seminar cum poster exhibition on “Environmental Awareness and pollution control” on Sep 2001 at Dr. NAVALAR NEDUNCHEZHIYAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Tholudur.

Workshops/Seminars/Conferences Participated

Bio-Process Technology, 3 weeks (May ’99) UGC-Refresher Course , Annamalai University.

Teaching Technology, one day workshop (Aug ’03) , Dr.NNCE, Tholudur 3) ISO 9001-2000 awareness, One day seminar (Dec ’03) , Dr.NNCE, Tholudur.

Faculty Development Programme on Comprehension, 2 days (Nov ’04) , KEC, Manaparai.

Process Control in Chemical Industries, 2 weeks (Dec ’04) ISTE -STTP , Annamalai University.

Emerging trends in Instrumentation systems, 2 days (Jan ’06), Conference , SREC, Coimbatore.

Modeling of Bio-Reactors, One week (Jan ’06), STTP , IISc, Bangalore.

Application of ASPEN Plus in process simulation, 2 days (Feb ’06) workshop , SVCE.

Environmental modeling and simulation, 3 days (Aug ’06) workshop , BIT, Sathiyamangalam.

ANN and its applications to industries, 2 days (Sep ’06) workshop , VIT, Vellore.

Safety and Stress management, One day (Dec ’06) workshop , NIT, Tiruchirapalli.

Control of Unstable systems, 2 days (Dec ’06) workshop , NIT, Tiruchirapalli.

Presented a paper in the National level conference on ” environmental issues and mitigations for sustainable development” at Dept. of Chemical engineering, Annmalai University from 4th to 5th November 2016.

Micro XL-DCS Fundamentals and Engineering, 2 week (Sep ’07 ), Ind. training , YIL, Bangalore.

Modern trends in material technology, 2 days (Jan ’09),Conference , Hotel Green park, Chennai.

Emerging trends & innovations in Chemical Engg, 2 days conference,(Mar ’09) , SPCE, Chennai.

Chemical systems modeling and simulation, one week(Jul 09) FDP , NIT, Tiruchirapalli.

Software tools and packages relevant to modern C&EE Practices, 2 day seminar(Aug ’09) , SVCE.

LABVIEW Programming for engineers, One Day (Sep ’09), FDP, Dept. of EEE, SVCE.

Paradigm shift in chemical engineering, 2 days seminar (Sep ’10) , SVCE.

Safety integrity a life cycle approach, one day seminar( Nov ’10), IIT Madras.

Fundamentals and Enginering of CS1000-DCS, One week (Dec ’10 ), Ind. training , YIL, Chennai.

Indian chemical engineering congress, 3 days conference (Dec ’10), Annamalai University.

MATLAB/Simulink for engineering education, one day seminar (Mar ’11), Mathworks Ltd, Chennai.

Innovations in process engineering for sustainable development, 2 day Conference (Sep ’12), SVCE.

Bioenergy, Environment & sustainable Technologies, 2 days conference (Jan ’13), AEC, TV Malai.

Strategies of harnessing fuel cell energy for Innovative applications, 2 day seminar (Feb ’13), VIT-C.

R & D prospects in Engineering & Technology, 2 day Conference (Mar ’13) , EGSPEC, Nagai.

Contemporary research & practices towards cleaner environment, One week FDP, (May ’13),SVCE.

Occupational hazards in process industry, 2 days Seminar (Jun ’13) , IE(I), TN centre, Chennai.

The Miracle of material choice towards S &E process industries, 2 days Seminar, (Sep ’13), SVCE.

Innovative Research in Engineering & Technology, 2 day Conference (Mar ’14) , EGSPEC, Nagai.

Research trends in Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering, National conference, at Vel Tech High Tech Engineering College, Chennai, on 12th August, 2014

Computational techniques and praticies for simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer, Seminar, at SVCE, September 26 -27, 2014

Green Technology for Environmental Pollution prevention and control, International Conference, at National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli. September 28-29, 2014

Prospects and challenges in fermentation and downstream processing, STTP , at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, 17th November to 06th December, 2014

Green Technologies for Energy management, International Conference, at Mohamed Sathak Engineering college, Kilakarai, 27-28 March, 2015

Advances in waste water treatment and air pollution control techniques, Two weeks Faculty development programmer,13-25, November 2017 at Annamalai University,Chidambaram.

Dynamic modeling and distributed control system, Two days Seminar,16-17, March 2018 at SVCE, Sriperumpudur.

Laboratory Handled
Training Attended
Additional Responsibilities

Assistant HOD/Chemical Engineering

YRC -SVCE Unit Coordinator

Kinetics and Process Control – Module Coordinator.

Class Committee Chairperson I Year & II Year (MCH)

Budget and Purchase  In-charge
Academic objective coordinator

  • Received funded project from AICTE, New Delhi, under RPS Rs.4.77 Lakhs on the title “Dynamic modeling and control of direct alcohol based PEM fuel cell (DAFC)” during 2012-13.
  • Received intramural project for UG Project from SVCE management Rs.10,000/- on the topic “Experimental validation of ethanol recovery from fermenter product using dibutyl phthalate” during 2016-17.
  • Received the TNSCST (Tamilnadu State Council for Science & Technology) students project fund Rs.10,000/- on the title Enrichment of Geraniol Composition in Palmorosa using simultaneous microwave-assisted extraction and hydro istillation” during 2017-18.
  • Received intramural projectfor UG Project from SVCE management Rs.10,000/- on the topic “Experimental investigation of yield using lab scale reactive distillation apparatus” during 2018-19.
  • Received intramural project for PG Project from SVCE management Rs.10,000/- on the topic “Investigation of variation of extraction methodology to infer the recovery performance of 1,8 Cineole from Eucalyptus oil” during 2021-22.
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