Dr Sushil Gupta
- Senior Research Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia, 2015 – present
- Visiting Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia, 2014 – 2015
- Senior Research Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia, 2008 – 2014
- Research Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia, 2007 – 2008
- Research Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia, 2001 – 2007
- Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, University of Newcastle, 1999-2001
- Senior Lecturer (Physics), M D University (affiliated college), India, 1981-1994
- PhD in Chemical Engineering (1999) – University of Newcastle, Australia
- M.Sc in Physics (1981) – M D University, Haryana, India
- B.Sc in Mathematics (1979) – M D University, Haryana, India
Most significant contributions are in the field of coal pyrolysis, combustion and gasification phenomena with emphasis on impact of high temperature mineral chemistry. Areas of research include advanced characterization of carbon materials for coal fired power systems and blast furnace ironmaking process, high temperature interfacial reactions between refractories and hot metal, activated carbons for hot gas cleaning and gas storage.
Recognition of his research includes: 100+ papers in international journals and referred publications; 500+ citations, career h-index 11, >$2M research funding, has supervised to completion 3 PhD and 3 Masters Students.
Sushil has also been invited to deliver talks worldwide including LKAB, Sweden, Ruukki Metals Finland , CANMET Canada, Nottingham University, UK, Anglo Coal, South Africa, POSCO, Korea; GIFT, Pohang University Korea, Steel Authority of India, SinoSteel, China, CIMFRI India, NTPC, India and Pusan National University, Korea, He was invited to deliver 2 day course for coal use in Ironmaking to Hyundai Steel, Korea. He has delivered keynote/invited lectures at many international conferences including International Conference on Coking Coals & Coke, India, Asia Steel Conference Korea. His recent research is supported by global coal and steel stake holders including POSCO, Korea, LKAB Sweden and ACARP, Australia.
Courses taught are in the areas Introduction to Materials and Material Engineering.
Honours, Awards and Memberships:
- 2010-2014- Member Academic Board, UNSW Australia
- 2009 – Josef Kapitan Award - best cokemaking paper, (Effect of coke minerals and carbon structure on coke behaviour in the Ruukki blast furnace), AIST USA.
- 2008 - Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology, Liaoning, China.
- 2007- Fellow Member, Australian Institute of Energy
- 2007- Member, American Chemical Society, USA
- 2005- Member of Iron and Coke Producing Operating Committee, AIST, USA
- 2006-2008 -Member, AIST Distinguished Energy & Environment Award Committee
- “The effect of K2O on fusibility of coal ashes with high silica and alumina levels”, S. Gupta, R. Gupta, G. Bryant and T. Wall, Fuel, 77 (11), 1195-1201, (1998). [IF: 3.406]
- “Coal ash fusion temperatures—new characterization techniques, and implications for slagging and fouling”, TF Wall, RA Creelman, RP Gupta, SK Gupta, C Coin, A Lowe, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 24 (4), 345-353, (1998) [IF: 16.909]
- “The effects of pressure on coal reactions during pulverised coal combustion and gasification”, TF Wall, G Liu, H Wu, DG Roberts, KE Benfell, SK Gupta, JA Lucas and DJ Harris, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 28 (5), 405-433, (2002). [IF: 16.909]
- Carbon structure of coke at high temperatures and its influence on coke fines in blast furnace dust, S. Gupta, V. Sahajwalla, P. Chaubal and T. Youmans, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 36B, 85-394, (2005). .
- Degradation behaviour of a high CSR coke in an Experimental Blast Furnace: Effect of carbon structure and alkali reactions, Hilding T., Gupta S., Sahajwalla V. Björkman B. and Wikström J., (2005), ISIJ International, 45 (7), 1041-1050.
- Simultaneous combustion of waste plastic with coal for PCI application, S. Gupta., V. Sahajwalla and J. Wood, Energy & Fuels, 20, 2557-63 (2006) [IF: 2.733].
- Coke minerals and ironmaking reactions in blast furnaces, S. Gupta, D. French, R. Sakurovs et al., Progress in Energy & Combustion Science, 34, 155-197, (2008), [IF: 16.909]
- Effect of silica on high temperature interfacial phenomena of monolithic refractories with Al-alloy, P. Koshy, S. Gupta, V. Sahajwalla and P Edwards, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 39B, 331-339 (2008).
- Devolatilization and cracking characteristics of Australian lumpy coals. Energy & Fuels, B. Kim, S. Gupta, S. Lee, S. Kim and V. Sahajwalla, 22(1), 514-522 (2008).
- Characterization of ash deposition and heat transfer behavior of coals during combustion in a Pilot-Scale Facility and Full-Scale Utility, S. Gupta, R. Gupta, G Bryant, T. Wall T, S. Watanabe, T. Kiga and K. Narukawa, Energy & Fuels, 23, 2570-2575 (2009).
- Improving coke strength prediction using automated coal petrography, S. Gupta, F. Shen, W. Lee and G. O’Brien, Fuel, 94, 368-373 (2012).
- Coke graphitization and degradation across the tuyere regions in a blast furnace, S. Gupta, Z. Ye, O. Kerkkonen, R. Kanniala and V. Sahajwalla, Fuel,113, 77–85 (2013).
- Effect of reaction conditions on coke tumbling strength, carbon structure and mineralogy, F. Shen, S. Gupta, Y. Liu, Q. Meng, D French and V. Sahajwalla V (2013), Fuel, 111, 223–228 (2013).
- Sulfur removal property of activated-char supported Fe-Mo sorbents for integrated cleaning of hot coal gases, J Yu, F. Yin, S. Wang, L. Chang and S Gupta, Fuel, 108, 91-98, (2013).
- Sulfidation of Iron-based sorbents supported on activated chars during the desulfurization of coke oven gases: Effects of Mo and Ce addition, F. Yin, J. Yu, J. Dou, S. Gupta, B. Moghtaderi and J. Lucas, Energy & Fuels, 28(4):2481-2489 (2014).
- Effect of blending carbon-bearing waste with coal on mineralogy and reactivity of cokes, A. Fernández, C. Barriocanal, S. Gupta, D. French, Energy & Fuels, 28(1), 291-298 (2014).
- Assessment of ash deposition tendency in a rotary kiln using Thermo-mechanical analysis and Experimental Combustion Furnace, R. Bandyopadhyay, S. Gupta, B. Lindblom, S. Jonsson, D French and V.Sahajwalla, Fuel, 11, 301-307 (2014).
- Ultrasonic-assisted preparation of highly reactive Fe–Zn sorbents supported on activated-char for desulfurization of COG, J. Dou, J. Yu, A. Tahmasebia, F. Yin, S. Gupta, X. Lia, J. Lucas, C. Na and T. Wall, Fuel Processing Technology, 135, 187-194 (2015). [IF: 3.019]
- Ash deposition characteristics for Moolarben and its blends in coal combustion, B. Lee, S. Kim, S. Kim, D. Oh, S. Gupta and C. Jeon (in press), Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (2015).