Dheeban Chakravarthi Kannan
Department of Biotechnology
Dheeban Chakravarthi Kannan is engaged in algal biofuel research. His focus areas are photobioreactor design, algal harvest methodology and algal growth/lipid optimization. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2009. Dheeban Chakravarthi has been in-charge of setting up an algal demonstration facility at the Gurgaon.
TERI campus that houses a raceway pond, prototype photobioreactors and a tubular photobioreactor. He has previously been a Senior Research Engineer at the algal biofuel company, OriginOil in Los Angeles, USA. He was in-charge of the lab research in the company and had co-ordinated pilot-scale operations. He had developed a patented solid catalyst method for biodiesel production during his PhD research. He has publications on engineering aspects of algal biofuel, recovery of lipids from algae and his other research areas.