Research Interest:

  • Microreaction technology:micro-fluidics, design of miniaturized devices, development of protocols, modelling and experimentation.
  • Continuous flow synthesis (API, nanoparticles and azo colorants).
  • Investigation of hydrodynamics of multiphase reactors and design
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics
  • Flow visualization and analysis in single phase and multiphase reactors

Professional Experience

  • April 2005- Current- Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2004-March 2005 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Achim Kienle, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2000-2003 Ph.D Student (with Prof. J. B. Joshi, Inst. of Chem. Tech., Mumbai (formerly UDCT)

Selected Publications:


  • Gunwant M. Mule, Rajat Lohia And Amol A. Kulkarni, Effect of number of branches on the performance of fractal impeller in a stirred tank: Mixing and hydrodynamics, Chemical Engineering Research and Design., Volume 108, April 2016, 164 - 175 (2016), DOI:doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2016.01.025.
  • CA Shukla, AA Kulkarni And VV Ranade, Selectivity engineering of the diazotization reaction in a continuous flow reactor, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering., , (2016), DOI:10.1039/C5RE00056D.
  • Jaydeep B Deshpande And Amol A Kulkarni, Effect of interfacial mass transfer on the dispersion in segmented flow in straight capillaries, AIChE Journal., Volume 61, Issue 12, 4294 - 4308 (2015), DOI:10.1002/aic.14945.
  • Vivek V Ranade, Mrityunjay K Sharma And Amol A Kulkarni, CRE for MAGIC (modular, agile, intensified & continuous) processes, Chemical Engineering Journal., 278, 454 - 468 (2015), DOI:doi:10.1016/j.cej.2014.12.050.
  • Arun V. Nikam, Arulraj Arulkashmir, Kothandam Krishnamoorthy, Amol A. Kulkarni And B. L. V. Prasad, pH-Dependent Single-Step Rapid Synthesis of CuO and Cu2O Nanoparticles from the Same Precursor, Crystal Design & Growth., 14(9), 4329 - 4334 (2014), DOI:10.1021/cg500394p.
  • Ravi Kumar, D.V.; Prasad, B.L.V. and Kulkarni A.A. (2012) Segmented flow synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in spiral microreactor: Role of continuous and dispersed phase, Chem. Eng. J., 192 (2012) 357–368
  • Cabeza, V. S.; Kuhn, S.; Kulkarni, A. A. and Jensen, K. F. (2012) Size-Controlled Flow Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using a Segmented Flow Microfluidic Platform, Langmuir, 2012, 28 (17), 7007–7013
  • Kulkarni A. A.; Kalyani, V. S.; Joshi, R. A.; Joshi, R. R., Continuous Flow Nitration of Benzaldehyde, (2009) Organic Process Research and Development, 13 (5), 1003–1006
  • Kulkarni, A. A., Ranade, V. V., Rajeev, R. and Koganti, S. B., Flow pattern in vortex diode: experiments and CFD simulations, AICHE J., 54(5), (2008), 1139-1152
  • Kulkarni A. A., Experimental analysis of the lift force on bubbles in a swarm, Chemical Engineering Science, 63(6), (2008) 1710-1723
  • Kulkarni A. A., Mass Transfer in Bubble Column Reactors: Effect of Bubble Size Distribution, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46, (2007) 2205-2211
  • Kulkarni A. A. & Joshi J.B., Review on bubble formation, rise and break-up in a gas-liquid system, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (2005) (16), 5873–5931