Professor Sarathy's research interest is in developing sustainable energy technologies with decreased net environmental impact. A major thrust of research is simulating the combustion chemistry of transportation fuels. He develops fundamental chemical kinetic models that can be used to simulate fuel combustion and pollutant formation in energy systems. Engine designers then use these chemical kinetic models to achieve various performance targets using computational simulations. In addition, these models can be used to determine how the chemical structure of a fuel affects pollutant formation.
Mani Sarathy is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at KAUST. He assumed his duties in March 2012.
Mani Sarathy was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Combustion Chemistry group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. During that time he held a prestigious fellowship from NSERC of Canada.
Mani received his PhD and MASc degrees in Environmental and Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto and his BASc in Environmental Engineering Chemical Specialization from the University of Waterloo. He also has two years of professional cooperative education work experience that helped him cultivate practical engineering skills at ESSO Imperial Oil, Research in Motion, Dana Corporation, and Saint Gobain Technical Fabrics.
American Institute of Chemical Engineering
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
NSERC of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
NSERC of Canada PhD Scholarship
EcoTec Founder's Fellowship
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