Carnegie Mellon University

Hari Mantripragada

Hari Mantripragada

Research Scientist, Department of Engineering & Public Policy

Address Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Baker Hall 129
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Research Scientist (2014 – present), Carnegie Mellon University

  • Integrated Environmental Control Model (www.iecm-online.com) development;
  • Performance and cost modeling of advanced CO2 capture technologies;
  • Critical evaluation of cost-estimation methodologies.
Post-doctoral fellow (2010 – 2014), Carnegie Mellon University

Education

  • PhD (2006 – 2010): Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, USA
  • Discipline: Engineering and Public Policy
  • Research area: Techno-economic evaluation of coal-to-liquids (CTL) processes and their effects on resources and environment
  • Master of Technology (2003-05): Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • Discipline: Energy Systems Engineering
  • Research topic: Modeling and design of a low-NOx Burner
  • Bachelor of Technology (1999-2003): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering with a minor degree in Computational Solid Mechanics

Research

Current Research: Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Thermodynamic and cost modeling of advanced carbon capture technologies for power plants
  • Chemical looping; Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for CO2 capture
  • Water consumption modeling in coal-fired power plants with CO2 capture
  • Development of computer models for Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM)

Doctoral Research: Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (Advisor: Dr. Edward S. Rubin)

  • Techno-economic evaluation of coal-to-liquids processes
  • Process performance modeling using Aspen Plus to evaluate mass and energy balances and emissions from CTL processes; Process cost modeling to assess the capital and operating costs of CTL processes and cost of production of liquid fuels
  • Large scale impact assessment of CTL technology on resources and environment
  • Policy suggestions for large-scale implementation of CTL technology

RECS 2011 – Graduate Student at Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS)

Graduate Research Assistant – Development of Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM) for Shell gasification-based IGCC power plant

Research Associate: Energy Systems Engineering, IIT Bombay, India (Advisor: Dr. Anuradda Ganesh)

Masters’ Research: Energy Systems Engineering, IIT Bombay, India (Advisor: Dr. Anuradda Ganesh, Dr. Preeti Aghalayam) – Design of a low-NOx natural gas-fired burner - CFD modeling and experimental analysis

Undergraduate Research: Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India (Advisor: Dr. Sarit K. Das) - CFD modeling of a heat and mass transfer using FLUENT

Publications

  1. “Performance Model for Evaluating Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) Processes for CO2 Capture at Gas-fired Power Plants”, Energy and Fuels, (2016), 30, 2257 – 2267. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  2. “Techno-economic Evaluation of Fossil Fuel Electric Power Plants”, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum, First Quarter (2016)
  3. “Calcium Looping Cycle for CO2 Capture – Performance, Cost and Feasibility Analysis”, Energy Procedia (2014), 63, 2199 – 2206. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  4. “Chemical Looping for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture – Performance and Cost Analysis”, Energy Procedia (2013), 37, 618 – 625. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  5. “CO2 implications of Coal-to-liquids (CTL) plants”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2013), 16, 50 – 60.         Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  6. “Performance, Cost and Emissions of Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Plants using Low-quality Coals under Carbon Constraints",        Fuel (2013), 103, 805 – 813. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  7. “The Outlook for Improved Carbon Capture Technology”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (2012), 38, 630 – 671. Co-authors: Edward S. Rubin, Aaron Marks, Peter Versteeg and John Kitchin.
  8. “Techno-economic Evaluation of Coal-to-Liquids Plants with Carbon Capture and Storage”, Journal of Energy Policy (2011),   29, 5, 2808 – 2816. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  9. “CO2 Reduction Potential of Coal-to-Liquids Technology – Effect of Gasification Technology”, Energy Procedia 4 (2011),     2700 – 2707, Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  10. “CO2 Reduction Potential of Coal-to-Liquids Technology”, Energy Procedia 1 (2009) 4331 – 4338,                                           Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  11. GCEP Annual Report 2015
  12. GCEP Annual Report 2014
  13. Integrated Environmental Control Model Technical Documentation – Chemical Looping Combustion for Pre-combustion CO2 Capture, September 2012. Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  14. “Carbon Capture: A Technology Assessment”, Congressional Research Service report for US Congress, May 2010, Co-authors: Edward S. Rubin, Aaron Marks, Peter Versteeg and John Kitchin.
  15. Integrated Environmental Control Model – Technical Documentation updates Final Report submitted to DOE/NETL, November 2009, Co-authored with Berkenpas et al.


Conference presentations

  1. “Chemical Looping for Pre-combustion and Post-combustion CO2 Capture”, Accepted for presentation at the 12th Intl Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, November 14 – 18, 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  2. “Chemical Looping Combustion for Pre-combustion CO2 Capture – Effect of Different Oxygen Carriers”, 14th Annual Intl Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, April 28 – May 1, 2015, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  3. “Calcium Looping for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture: System performance and cost analysis”, 12th Intl Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, October 6 – 10, 2015, Austin, TX; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  4. “Post-combustion CO2 Capture Using Metal Organic Frameworks – Thermodynamic Analysis”, 31st Annual Intl Pittsburgh Coal Conference, October 6 – 9, 2014, Pittsburgh; Co-authors: Wenqin You, Edward S. Rubin and John Kitchin.
  5. “Post-combustion CO2 Capture Using Metal Organic Frameworks”, 13th Annual International Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, April 28 – May 1, 2014, Pittsburgh; Co-authors: Wenqin You and Edward S. Rubin.
  6. “Chemical Looping for Pre-combustion CO2 Capture – Performance and Cost Analysis”, 11th Intl Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, November 20, 2012, Kyoto, Japan (Poster); Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  7. “Calcium Looping for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture – Performance and Cost Analysis”, 12th Annual Intl Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, May 15, 2013, Pittsburgh (Poster); Co-authors: Edward S. Rubin.
  8. “Thermodynamic Analysis of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture with Calcium Looping”, 29th Annual Intl Pittsburgh Coal Conference, October 16, 2012, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  9. “Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) for Inherent CO2 Capture in a Coal-based IGCC Power Plant – Performance and Cost Analysis”, AIChE Fall Meeting, November 1, 2012, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin.
  10.  “Chemical-Looping Combustion for Inherent CO2 Capture in a Coal-based IGCC Power plant”, Presented at 10th Annual Intl Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, May 2 – 5, 2011, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  11. “Chemical-Looping Combustion for Inherent CO2 Capture in a Coal-based IGCC Power plant”, Presented at AIChE Spring Meeting, March 13 -17, 2011, Chicago; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  12. “CO2 Reduction Potential of Coal-to-Liquids Plants – Effect of Gasification Technology”, to be presented at the 10th Intl Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Sep 19 – 23, 2010, Amsterdam; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  13. “Synthetic Liquid Fuel and Electricity Production from Indian Coal”, Paper for Intl Conference on Advances in Energy    Research, December 9 – 11, 2009, IIT Bombay, India; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  14. “Performance, Cost and Emissions Analysis of Coal-to-Liquids Plants with Different Gasification Technologies, under  Carbon Constraints”, Presented at the 26th Intl Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September 20 – 23, 2009, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  15. “CO2 Reduction Potential of Coal-to-Liquids Technology”, Presented at 9th Intl Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, November 16 – 20, 2008, Washington DC; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin
  16. “CO2 Reduction Potential of Coal-to-Liquids Technology”, Presented at 7th Annual Intl Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, May 4 – 7, 2008, Pittsburgh; Co-author: Edward S. Rubin

Memberships and Awards

  • National Academy of Sciences Science and Engineering Ambassador
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of US Association for Energy Economics / International Association for Energy Economics.
  • Member of Carnegie Mellon Electric Energy Club.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, 2010 – 2014
  • US Department of Energy Graduate Research Assistantship, 2006 – 2010.
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research, Carnegie Mellon University 2006- 2007.
  • Forbes Marshall Fellowship for Masters’ Research 2003 – 2005.   

Teaching Experience

  • CO2 Capture and Storage – Graduate Level Course (2013 – present)
  • Guest lectures in Climate Change Mitigation, Energy and Environment etc at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Project Manager: Undergraduate project on Nuclear Power and Communities, Spring 2009, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University. Faculty: Keith Florig and Allen Robinson