Skip to main content

Debangsu Bhattacharyya

GE Plastics Professor - Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Debangsu Bhattacharyya joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 2009. His research interests are in the area of advanced modeling and simulation, condition monitoring, fault diagnosis, state estimation, optimization, uncertainty quantification, sensor placement, scheduling, biomimetic control, artificial intelligence and machine learning including reinforcement learning, and advanced manufacturing.  His group is applying these process systems engineering approaches to energy-generating and energy storage processes including green and blue hydrogen generation and utilization processes, carbon capture and utilization systems, and natural gas and biomass utilization processes. 

Professor Bhattacharyya received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Clarkson University, New York in 2008. Till 2020, he has authored/co-authored more than 125 research papers, 5 book chapters, 300 oral presentations and 60 poster presentations. He is a co-author of the popular chemical engineering design book, “Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes.” He is a member of the prestigious 2015 R&D 100 (widely recognized as the “Oscars of Invention”) winning team three times under the Software/Services category - for “EYESIM v2.3 Immersive Real-Time Virtual Reality Software for Improving Energy Plant Operations and Safety” in 2015, for the “CCSI Toolset” in 2016, and for “IDAES PSE Computational Platform." In 2021, his team won the IChemE Global Award for a Transformative Microwave-Based Ammonia Synthesis Process. He also holds an adjunct professor position in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.


Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, NY, USA, 2008 

BE, Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, 1993