Sasidhar Gumma
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
 Office: FH 465
 Phone: 216-687-3569
 Fax: 2166879220
 Email: s.gumma@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 465, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Metal organic frameworks, Nanoporous materials, Gas separation, CO2 capture, Adsorptive gas storage, Membrane separations, Drug delivery, Chemical sensors
 
Education:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 2003
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 1999
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, 1996
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Gumma joined Cleveland State University in Spring 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering working with Prof Orhan Talu with focus on thermodynamics of mixed gas adsorption equilibria. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Gumma was a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

Dr. Gumma primary research focus in on development of functionalized nanoporous materials for several applications including gas separations and carbondixoide capture, drug delivery and chemical sensors. These materials such as metal organic frameworks have high specific surface areas (500 to 5000 m2/g), high internal porosity (> 50 %) and pore sizes ranging from about 0.5 to 3 nm.  Dr Gumma's team studies the structure-property relationships in these porous materials and attempts to fine tune their properties for targeted applications. Some of the important research findings from the group can be found here.

Dr Gumma has been a consultant for development of separation processes for various industries in energy sector. In addition, he has also jointly developed a course on Chemical Reaction Engineering based on a rigorous pedagogical approach. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the International Adsorption Society.
 
Research Interests:
The focus of our research group is on development of functionalized nanoporous materials for several applications. Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) with their tunable characteristics and variety of organic linkers serve as hosts for functionalization. This  is achieved by varying the functional groups on the building blocks (linkers) or by modification of the synthesis routes to incorporate magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). The effect of functionalization on their properties for applications such as separations, drug delivery and chemical sensing are studied.

Some highlights of our research output so far include understanding the behavior of open metal sites and flexibility of the MOFs on their behavior of gas separations. At present, we are attempting to exploit the flexible MOFs and polymer-MOF membrane composites for separation applications. Preliminary investigations on MOFs incorporated with magnetic nanoparticles revealed several interesting properties; we are currently attempting to understand how these results can be used for targeted drug delivery applications.
 
Teaching Areas:
Separations, Thermodynamics, Process Control, Chemical Engineering Principles, Catalysis
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
International Adsorption Society
 
Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University (2017-)
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2015-2016)
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2011-2015)
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2004-2011)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University (2003-2004)
 
Research Grants:
Development of modified amine based absorption process for CO2 capture
Funding Agency: National Thermal Power Corporation (2014-2016)


Pilot Plant for Removal of C5+ hydrocarbons and  water vapor from natural gas by adsorption process
Funding Agency: Oil India Limited (2013 - 2016)


Modeling of membrane contactor for CO2 absorption in amine
Funding Agency: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (2013-2014)


Development of metal nanostructures for hydrogen storage
Funding Agency: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (2012 - 2015)


Study on assessment of technologies for CO2 capture and sequestration
Funding Agency: National Thermal Power Corporation (2009 - 2010)


Design and development of adsorption process for removal of C5+liquid condensate from gas lift pipeline network
Funding Agency: Oil India Limited (2008 - 2010)


Development of catalyst for coal liquefaction
Funding Agency: Oil India Limited (2007 - 2009)


Measurement of pure gas adsorption on metal organic frame works
Funding Agency: Rubotherm GmbH, Germany (2007 - 2012)