- Process modelling, control, optimisations of iron & steelmaking
- Computational thermodynamics & its application to high temperature
- Application of artificial intelligence (ANN, GA)
- Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE)
- Microwave assisted metal extraction, extractive metallurgy and heat and mass transfer
Shukla Ajay Kumar
Aug 2012 – till date: Assistant Professor
Selected Journal Publications
- Ravindra Dhirhi, Kali Prasad, Ajay Kumar Shukla, Sabita Sarkar, Renganathan T., Pushpavanam S. and Marutiram Kaza; Experimental study of rotating dry slag granulation unit, operating regimes, particle size analysis and scale up; Appl. Therm. Eng. 107 (2016 ) 898-906.
- Shukla A. K., Deo B. and Robertson D.G.C.; Scrap dissolution in molten iron containing carbon for the case of coupled heat and mass transfer control; Metall. Mater. Trans. B 44(2013)1407-1427.
- Shukla A. K., Deo B. and Robertson D.G.C.; Role of air gap in scrap dissolution process; Metall. Mater. Trans. B 44 (2013)1398-1406.
- Shukla A. K., Dmitry Reybov, Olena Volkova, Scheller P.R. and Brahma Deo; Cold model investigations of melting of ice in a gas stirred ladle; Metall. Mater. Trans. B 42 (2011) 224-235.
- Shukla A. K., Deo B., Millman S., Snoeijer B., Overbosch A. and Kapilashrami A.; An insight into the mechanism and kinetics of reactions in BOF steelmaking process: Theory vs. practice; Steel Research International 819 (2010) 940-948.
- Dry slag granulation process for energy recovery and cement clinker production, Ministry of Steel and JSW Steel Limited, 2016 – 2020.
- JSW-IITM Centre for applied Research (JICAR), JSW Steel Limited, 2015-2020.
- Development of static and dynamic control for BOF process, JSW Steel Limited, 2014-2017.
- Mathematical modelling of RH steelmaking process for IF steel production, JSW Steel Limited, 2014-2017.
- Data based modelling approach to control hot metal desulphurisation (HMDS) process, JSW Steel Limited, 2014-2017.
Awards & Recognitions
- Keynote speaker at high temperature processing symposium, 2016, Swinburne University, Australia.
- Visiting faculty on DAAD bilateral exchange fellowship to ferrous metallurgy division, RWTH Aachen University, Germany during Jul 2015.
- Visiting researcher on DAAD fellowship to ferrous metallurgy division, RWTH Aachen University, Germany during Feb 2014.