Dr. Madhavan Krishnan Pozhath

Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Advanced Process Control, Process Modeling, Simulation, Process Optimization


Process Control and Process Systems Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Control Systems Design, Control Retrofit, Model Identification, Dynamic Simulation, Process Optimization


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations

Major Professional Contributions:

Active Involvement in setting up of a CAD Centre at IITB; Pioneering teaching & research in Process Systems Engineering; Development of Integrated Environment for Control Systems Design, Production planning and Scheduling - Multipurpose Dynamic Simulator and Advanced Production Planning System; Assistance to industries in Simulation, Control systems development and Optimization problems . Retainer consultant to an industry in its R & D Programmes for technology development and implementation; Manpower development in the area of Process Systems engineering.

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer Chemical Engineering Dept. IIT Bombay 1964-1970.
  • Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering Dept. IIT Bombay 1970-1980.
  • Professor Chemical Engineering Dept. IIT Bombay 1980-2002.
  • Head Chemical Engineering Dept. IIT Bombay 1982-1985.
  • Dean Research & Development IIT Bombay 1992-1995.
  • Visiting Professor Chemical Engineering Dept. Purdue (USA) 1987-1988.


Model based Control, Identification, Optimization, Dynamic Simulation, Data Analysis


Contact Information


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Phone: 022-25700917; 9322282920 (M)

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  • B. Sc. (Tech.) Chemical Engineering AC College of Technology Madras 1959.
  • M. Tech. Chemical Engineering IIT Bombay 1962
    (Automation in Chemical Industries).
  • PhD Chemical Engineering IIT Bombay 1979.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Excellence in Teaching - 1998 IIT Bombay.
  • NOCIL Award for Technology Development for Super Critical Plant- Joint award with other faculty members of the project team – 1997.
  • Life time achievement Award – 2002, IIT Bombay.
  • Elected to Fellowship of Indian National Academy of Engineering-2003.
  • Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay-2005.
  • ChemTech CEW Leadership and Excellence Awards 2011: Outstanding Achievement Award for Individual Excellence.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2003

Year of Birth: 20-11-1937