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Swambabu Varanasi

Post-doctoral research fellow

PhD (Monash University)

Email:        v.swambabu@monash.edu

Dr. Warren Batchelor

PhD Thesis Title
Eco-friendly Cellulose Nanofibre Membranes 

  1. Varanasi, S., Low, Z., Batchelor, W. (2015), Cellulose nanofibre composite membranes – biodegradable and recyclable UF membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 265, 138-146. Link
  2. Varanasi, S., Batchelor, W (2014). Superior non-woven sheet forming characteristics of low-density cationic polymer – cellulose nanofibre colloids. Cellulose, 21, 3541-3550. Link
  3. Varanasi, S., He, R., Batchelor, W. (2013). Estimation of cellulose nanofibre aspect ratio from measurements of fibre suspension gel point. Cellulose, 20(4), 1885-1896. Link
  4. Varanasi, S., Batchelor, W. (2013). Rapid Prepararion of Cellulose Nanofibre sheet. Cellulose, 20(1), 211-215. Link
  5. Varanasi, S., Chiam, H.-H., and Batchelor, W.J., - Application and interpretation of zero and short-span testing on nanofibre sheet materials, Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 27(2):343 (2012).Link
  6. Zhang, L., Batchelor, W., Varanasi, S., Tsuzuki, T., and Wang, X., - Effect of cellulose nanofiber dimensions on sheet forming through filtration, Cellulose, 19(2):561 (2012). Link
  7. Varanasi S, Balasubramanian P (2010) Simple model for finding the efficiency of a uniflow cyclone. Filtration 10 (1):71-78
  8. Swambabu.V, Praveen Kuamr. R, Purushothaman. V., - Investigation of the biosorption mechanisms of Methylene blue unto press mud through kinetic modeling analysis, Indian J.Sci.Technol., 3(1):54 (2010). Link
  1. Varanasi, S., Batchelor, W. (2014). Review – mechanical properties of cellulose nanofibre films. International conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable materials. Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Raj, P., Varanasi, S., Garnier, G., Batchelor, W. (2014) Control of Colloidal Structure using Polyelectrolytes to Improve Filtration and Sheet Properties. International conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  3. Varanasi, S., Low, Z., Batchelor, W. (2013). Cellulose nanofibre composite membranes. International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC), Melbourne.
  4. Varanasi, S., Batchelor, W. (2012). Preparation of a Cellulose nanofibre, TiO2 nano particles and cataionic poly electrolyte composite. International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials, Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Sriram, S., Praveen Kumar, R., Swambabu, V., Purushothaman., “Fluid To particle mass transfer studies in downers”, International Conference on Chemical and Biological Engineering, February 24-26(2010), Penang, Malaysia.
  6. Swambabu,V., and Pitchumani, B., “ A Simple Model for finding Efficiency of Uniflow Cyclone”, American Filtration & Separations Society Annual Conference, May 19-22 (2008),Valley Forge,PA
  7. Swambabu, V., Venkat Reddy, Pitchumani, B., “Effect of tangential velocity on performance of uniflow cyclone”, 59th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2006, Ankleshwar, Dec 27-30, 2006.
  8. Swambabu, V., Pitchumani, B., “ Sampling Cyclone” ,58th Annual session of IIChE, CHEMCON 2005, New Delhi, Dec 14-17, 2005.
Bachelor of Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash Univerisity, Australia

Other Experiences
IBM Global India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
Application Programmer
2006 - 2007
SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India
2007 - 2010
SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India
Assistant Professor
2010 - 2011
Monash University, Australia
  • CHE5295 - Control of Process and Quality
Tutor/ Demonstrator
  • CHE2162 - Material and Energy Balance
  • CHE3161 - Chemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHE3165 - Separation Processes
2011 - 2014
 Post-doctoral Research Fellow at BioPRIA, Monash University 2014 - Present

Research Interests
  • Cellulose nanofibres and its applications
  • Filtration (Water/Gas – separation)