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Catalysis and Process Integration


Group research keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Micro/Milli-fluidics
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Process intensification


Dr. Krishna is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) at the University of Cambridge. He joined the CaPI group in March 2022.

He received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras for this thesis titled “Insights into morphology-controlled synthesis and separation of metallic nanoparticles.” He works on continuous nanoparticle synthesis in microfluidics and process intensification.


Krishna’s work during his Ph.D. focused on understanding the effects of kinetic, transport, and physicochemical parameters on nanoparticle morphology. These insights aid in developing a sustainable continuous large-scale synthesis process. He has extensively worked on synthesizing metallic nanoparticles in millifluidic/microfluidic reactors and developed a large-scale nanoparticle synthesis and separation process by exploiting interfacial trapping in an aqueous-two-phase system.

At CaPI, he will be working on the synthesis of nanomaterials in novel deep eutectic solvents and developing an automated manufacturing protocol for precise morphology control of these nanomaterials.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact Details

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Philippa Fawcett Drive
West Cambridge Site, Cambridge
Email: kv345 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk