Chaitanya Mali

Chaitanya Mali

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

Dr.Chaitanya Mali is a CFD engineer cum chemical engineer by training. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, in 2013 and his Master's from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Raigad, in 2015. He secured a Ph.D. (Tech) in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formally known as UDCT, Mumbai) in 2020. During his Ph.D, he worked on two projects sponsored by Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam. He has three years of professional experience (Tridiagonal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Sulzer India Pvt. Ltd.), mainly in computational fluid dynamics consulting for different problems in the oil and gas industries. His research interests include CFD, Multiphase flow modeling, Process equipment design and optimization, heat transfer studies, etc.

Professional Experience

Worked as an Assistant Manager at Sulzer India Pvt. Ltd, Pune, March 2023-February 2024

Worked as a Senior Project Engineer at Tridiagonal Solutions, Pune, January 2021-February 2023 

Selected Publications

  • Chaitanya R. Mali , Ashwin W. Patwardhan, G.K. Pandey, Indranil Banerjee And V. Vinod, CFD study on the effect of various geometrical parameters of honeycomb type orifices on pressure drop and cavitation characteristics, Nuclear Engineering and Design., 370, (2020), DOI:
  • Chaitanya R. Mali, V. Vinod And Ashwin W. Patwardhan , New methodology for modeling pressure drop and thermal hydraulic characteristics in long vertical boiler tubes at high pressure, Progress in Nuclear Energy., 113, 215 - 229 (2019), DOI:
  • Jyeshtharaj Joshi, Arun Nayak, Ashwin W. Patwardhan And …Chaitanya R. Mali, 2 - Computational fluid dynamics, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy., , 21 - 238 (2019), DOI:

Research Interest

  • Mathematical & computational modeling
  • Process Development & scale-up
  • Industrial Flow Processes
  • Computational Industrial Risk Assessments
  • Chemical Engineering and Process Development

Contact Details

Dr.Chaitanya  R. Mali
Scientist, Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune, 411008
Contact Number: +91 020 2590 3046
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