Dr. K. Haribabu
Dr. K. Haribabu

Associate Professor

Office Address:

Room 109, Department of Chemical Engineering National institute of Technology Calicut Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, July 2015, NITC

  • M.E, Chemical Engineering, May 2004, Annamalai University,

  • M.B.A, Human Resource and Management, April 2005

  • B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, May 2002, Madras University

  • Educational Qualifications

    • PhD, Chemical Engineering, July 2015, NITC

    • M.E, Chemical Engineering, May 2004, Annamalai University,

    • M.B.A, Human Resource and Management, April 2005

    • B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, May 2002, Madras University


    • V Selvaraj, H Krishnan Acidic functionalized graphene dispersed polyethylene glycol nano-phase change material for the active cooling of a simulated heat-generating electronic system, Journal of Energy Storage (Accepted for Publication) - Impact factor: 6.583 - SCI

    • V Selvaraj, H Krishnan; Graphene-silver alloyed quantum dots nanofluid: Synthesis and application in the cooling of a simulated electronic system; Applied Thermal Engineering 187, 116580, 2021. (Impact factor: 5.295) - SCIE

    • Karthick S, Vishnuprasad S, Haribabu K & Manju N J; Activated carbon derived from ground nutshell as a metal-free oxygen reduction catalyst for air cathode in single chamber microbial fuel cell. Biomass Conv. Bioref. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01335-x (Impact factor: 4.987) - SCIE

    • V Selvaraj, K Senthilkumar, H Krishnan; Covalent Functionalization of Graphene for the Enhancement of Thermophysical Properties in Nanofluids; Chemical Engineering & Technology 44 (5), 811-818, 2021. (Impact factor: 1.728) - SCIE

    • R Rajendran, GPD Moorthy, H Krishnan, S Anappara; A Study on Polythiophene Modified Carbon Cloth as Anode in Microbial Fuel Cell for Lead Removal; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 46 (7), 6695-6701, (2021) (Impact factor: 2.334) - SCIE

    • Asok, A., Krishnan, H. Time-Optimized Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nano-WO3 for Application as Counter Electrode in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell. Arab J Sci Eng (2021). ttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-05556-0 (Impact factor: 2.334) - SCIE

    • A Sumisha, K Haribabu ;Energy Generation and Iron Removal in Batch and Continuous Single‐Chamber Microbial Fuel Cells ; Chemical Engineering & Technology 44 (2), 258-264, 2021, (Impact factor: 1.728) - SCIE

    • Karthick S, Sumisha A, Haribabu K; Performance of tungsten oxide/polypyrrole composite as cathode catalyst in single chamber microbial fuel cell. J Environ Chem Eng 2020; 8:104520. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2020.104520. (Impact factor: 5.909) – SCIE

    • Vishnuprasad S, Haribabu K. Synthesis of graphene encased alumina and its application as nanofluid for cooling of heat-generating electronic devices. Powder Technol 2020; 363:665–75. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2020.01.050. (Impact factor: 5.134) - SCI

    • Sumisha A, Kanirudhan A, Prabakar S, Haribabu K. Energy Generation in Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell from Pure and Mixed Culture Bacteria by Copper Reduction. Arab J Sci Eng 45 (9)7719-7724 (2020) doi: 10.1007/s13369-020-04832-9. (Impact factor: 2.334) – SCIE

    • Karthick S, Haribabu K. Bioelectricity generation in a microbial fuel cell using polypyrrole- molybdenum oxide composite as an effective cathode catalyst. Fuel 2020;275:117994. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.117994. (Impact factor: 6.609)- SCIE

    • Sumisha A, Ashar J, Asok A, S Karthick, Haribabu K. Reduction of copper and generation of energy in double chamber microbial fuel cell using Shewanella putrefaciens. Sep Sci Technol 2020; 55:2391–9. doi:10.1080/01496395.2019.1625919. (Impact factor: 2.475) - SCIE

    • Karthick S, Anappara S, Haribabu K, Ramasamy P. Simultaneous power generation and Congo red dye degradation in double chamber microbial fuel cell using spent carbon electrodes. Energy Sources, Part A Recover Util Environ Eff 2020;0:1–17. doi:10.1080/15567036.2020.1781978. (Impact factor: 3.447) - SCI

    • Sumisha A, Haribabu K. Nanostructured Polypyrrole as Cathode Catalyst for Fe (III) Removal in Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell. Biotechnol Bioprocess Eng 2020;25:78–85. doi:10.1007/s12257-019-0288-y. (Impact factor: 2.836) - SCIE

    • S Karthick , Sajal Wankhede, Vishnu Prasad, R Palani, K Haribabu, Experimental and kinetic study on the treatment of synthetic and real pharmaceutical wastewater by Electrocoagulation. J.  Ind. Chem. Soci. 97 (2020)326-331. (Impact factor: 0.284) - Scopus

    • Vishnuprasad S, Morri B, Karthick S, Haribabu K. Investigation on the heat transfer performance of BeO-water nanofluid in an electronic cooling system. IHMTC-2019;257-262.doi: 10.1615/IHMTC-2019.440 – Scopus
    • A.Ajith, N. Vishnuprasad, H. Krishnan, Removal of Congo Red from Aqueous Solution Using ‘ Perna viridis ’: Kinetic Study and Modeling Using Artificial Neural Network, Arab. J. Sci. Eng. 44 (2019) 9925–9937. doi:10.1007/s13369-019-03993-6. (Impact factor: 2.334) – SCIE.
    • Vishnuprasad S, Morri B, Nair LM, Haribabu K. Experimental investigation on the thermophysical properties of beryllium oxide-based nanofluid and nano-enhanced phase change material. J Therm Anal Calorim 2019;137:1527–36. doi:10.1007/s10973-019-08042-w. (Impact factor: 4.626) – SCI/SCIE.
    • S Vishnuprasad, K Haribabu, VT Perarasu; Experimental study on the convective heat transfer performance and pressure drop of functionalized graphene nanofluids in electronics cooling system; Heat and Mass Transfer 55 (8), 2221-2234 (2019 ) (Impact factor: 2.464) – SCI/SCIE.
    • Asok A, Naik AA, Arunachalam S, Govindaraj R, Haribabu K. Microwave assisted synthesis of polythiophene–molybdenum sulfide counter electrode in dye sensitized solar cell. J Mater Sci Mater Electron 2019;30:13655–63. doi:10.1007/s10854-019-01740-z. (Impact factor: 2.478) – SCI/SCIE.
    • Sumisha A, Haribabu K. Modification of graphite felt using nano polypyrrole and polythiophene for microbial fuel cell applications-a comparative study. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2018; 43:3308–16. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.175. (Impact factor: 5.816) – SCIE.
    • Vishveshvar K, Aravind Krishnan M V., Haribabu K, Vishnuprasad S. Green Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Using Ixiro coccinea Plant Leaves and its Characterization. Bionanoscience 2018;8:554–8. doi:10.1007/s12668-018-0508-5. – Scopus
    • N. Vedaraman, K. V Sandhya, N.R.B. Charukesh, B. Venkatakrishnan, K. Haribabu, Process Intensification Ultrasonic extraction of natural dye from Rubia Cordifolia , optimisation using response surface methodology ( RSM ) & comparison with artificial neural network ( ANN ) model and its dyeing properties on different substrates, Chem. Eng. Process. Process Intensif. 114 (2017) 46–54. doi:10.1016/j.cep.2017.01.008. (Impact factor: 4.237) – SCI.
    • Haribabu, V. Sivasubramanian, Biodegradation of organic content in wastewater in fluidized bed bioreactor using low-density biosupport, Desalin. Water. Treat. (2016) – 57(10) – 4322 -4327. doi:10.1080/19443994.2014.992978. (Impact factor: 0.854) – SCIE.
    • Minju N, Venkat Swaroop K, Haribabu K, Sivasubramanian V, Senthil Kumar P. Removal of fluoride from aqueous media by magnesium oxide-coated nanoparticles. Desalin Water Treat (2015); 53:2905–14. doi:10.1080/19443994.2013.868837. (Impact factor: 0.854) – SCIE.
    • K. Haribabu, V. Sivasubramanian, Treatment of Wastewater in Fluidized Bed Bioreactor Using Low Density Biosupport, Energy Procedia. 50 (2014) 214–221. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.06.026.
    • K. Haribabu, V. Sivasubramanian. Determination of Mass Transfer Coefficient in an Inverse Fluidized Bed Reactor using Statistical and Dynamic Method for a Non-Newtonian Fluid. J Sci Ind Res.  72 (2013)485-490 (Impact factor: 1.056)
    • K. Haribabu, N. Selvaraju,V. Sivasubramanian, Mathematical Model using Statistical Design of Experiments for the Determination of Minimum Fluidization Velocity in Inverse Fluidized Bed Bioreactor with Non-Newtonian Fluids, Res.J.Chem.Environ. 2 (2011) 15

    Professional Experience

    • NIT Calicut Associate Professor –Level – 13A 04-07-2022 Till date 4 Months

    • NIT Calicut Assistant Professor –Level - 12 26-04-2018 03-07-2022 4 Years 3 Months

    • NIT Calicut Assistant Professor – AGP 6000. 06-05-2010 25-04-2018 7 Years 11 Months

    • St. Peters Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai. Lecturer 20-09-2004 26-04-2010 5 Years 7 Months

    Conference and FDP Organized

    Coordinator for the Virtual International Conference on Green Energy and Environmental Sustainability, ICGEES 2020 from 5th to 6th August 2020, NITC.

    Coordinator for the two-day National Conference on Biological Wastewater Treatment towards Green Environment, BWTGE2011 from 28-29th January 2011, NITC.

    Coordinator for the faculty development programme on ‘”Computer Applications in chemical and biological Engineering” from 13 – 18 June 2011, NITC

    Ph.D Students

    Sumisha A (P150082CH) – Performance of Nano-Polypyrrole Coated Electrode for the Removal of Heavy Metals Using Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell– Completed - 18/02/2020.

    VISHNUPRASAD (P160054CH) - Investigation on the heat transfer performance of graphene-derived nanofluids in electronic cooling system. - Completed – 09/03/2020.

    KARTHICK S (P170060CH) - Synthesis and performance of transition metal oxide/polypyrole composite as cathode catalyst in single chamber microbial fuel cell. Completed - 04.10.2021

    Aswathy Asok (P150070CH)-Synthesis and performance of transition metal compound/Polythiopene composite as counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cell Completed - 08.10.2021

    KARNAPA AJIT (P200031CH) – Scale up of Microbial Fuel cell

    Research interests

    • Microbial Fuel cell for Energy generation and wastewater treatment

    • Nanofluids fpr heat transfer applications

    • Syntheis and fabrication of Electrode in dye sensitized solar cell.

    Courses Handled

    • Chemical Engineeirng Design

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics

    • Fluid Mechanics

    • Mass Transfer

    • Chemical Technology

    • Chemical Reaction Engineering

    • Introduction to chemical engineering

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Head of the Department - Chemical Engineering - 27/08/2022 - Till date

    • Vice Chairperson – Centre for Student Activities and Sports (CSAS) - 30/09/2022 – Till date.

    • Associate Dean – Students Welfare with additional charge of HOD – Physical Education from 20/12/2021 to 23/08/2022.

    • Faculty Coordinator – ICCR from 12/01/2022 to 17/08/2022

    • Warden – MBA Hostel – from 08/08/2018 to 31/07/2021