Sasank (Viswanath) Bethapudi

PhD Student

Email: viswanath.bethapudi.16@ucl.ac.uk

Education

  • PhD Chemical Engineering, University College London, London (2018 – Present)
  • MSc Chemical Process Engineering, University College London, London (2016 - 2017)
  • BE (Hons.) Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, India (2010)


Work Experience

  • Project Scientist, ARCI (Govt. of India R&D centre), India (2011-2014)
  • Research Engineer – II, Saint-Gobain Research India, India (2014-16)


PhD Research Abstract:

Fuel cells involve a complex interplay of physical and electrochemical processes. Development of advanced metrology tools is essential to understanding how they operate. Performance improvements have been shown to be possible by taking a ‘nature inspired’ approach to flow plate design but advanced metrology tools are required in order to optimise design and operation. This project will use advanced diagnostic techniques to understand the thermal and water management in nature-inspired fuel cells with a view to design and performance optimisation.

Publications:

V.S. Bethapudi, M. Maier, G. Hinds, P.R. Shearing, D.J.L. Brett, M.-O. Coppens, Acoustic emission as a function of polarisation: Diagnosis of polymer electrolyte fuel cell hydration state, Electrochemistry Communications, 2019, 109, 106582. [Link]

Bethapudi, V., Hack, J., Trogadas, P., Cho, J., Rasha, L., & Hinds, G. et al. (2019). A lung-inspired printed circuit board polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Energy Conversion And Management, 202, 112198. doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112198 (Link)

Sasank, B., Rajalakshmi, N. and Dhathathreyan, K. (2016). Performance analysis of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack operated under marine environmental conditions. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 21(3), pp.471-478. (Link)

Surendran, G., Viswanath Sasank, B. and Baral, S. (2013). Modeling and simulation for the adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52(28-30), pp.5652-5662. (Link)

Bethapudi, V., Rajalakshmi, N. and Dhathathreyan, K. (2012). Design and Optimization of a Closed Two Loop Thermal Management Configuration for PEM Fuel Cell Using Heat Transfer Modules. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, pp.243-248. (Link)

Bethapudi, V., Rajalakshmi, N. and Dhathathreyan, K. (2012). Design and Optimization of a Closed Two Loop Thermal Management Configuration for PEM Fuel Cell Using Heat Transfer Modules. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, pp.243-248. (Link)

Sasank (Viswanath) Bethapudi