CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.RC. Panda
Principal Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    Ph.D(Chem. Engg)
Contact Details
Dr.RC. Panda
Principal Scientist
Honorary Faculty, Anna University
Chemical Engineering
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: panda@clri.res.in,
Phone:91 44 24916706


Area of Interest

utotuning of PID controllers, Relay feedback, Model based controllers, Intelligent control, Artificial Neural Network, Multi variable control, Semi automation of Tannery wet operations.

Institute Year Grades Degree
Indian Institute of Technology Chennai 1994   Ph.D.(Process Control)
Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Chennai 1989 1 (CGPA 8.86) M.Tech(Process Control & Instrumentation)
Chemical Engineering
Jadavpur University Calcutta 1987 1 (72.25%) B.Tech (Chemical Tech.)

Research Experience:

He started his research career since 1989. Hence he has got more than 25 yrs (5 yrs in Ph.D, 15 yrs in CLRI, Govt. of India, 1.5 yrs at Germany, 2 yrs at Taiwan, 1 yr at Australia) of experience. This is in the field of Process Control & Instrumentation, Process Modelling, Research with Industrial-Interactions. Working as scientist in the department of Chemical Engineering, CLRI, Chennai (1993-Till date).

Teaching Experience :

Working as Scientist at CLRI, India (24 yrs) & honorary faculty at Anna University, Chennai, India, for 17-20 yrs. Worked as Lecturer at the Dept. of Chemical Engg., Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia (2006-7).

Professional Experience:

He has executed engineering consultancy projects in (i) Process design (5) (ii) Semi automation in tannery wet processes – (20); Odor abatement in Tanneries; Chrome chemical sector (WB – proj); PITIE – Pallavaram (CETP) Problem on Evaporator

Major Field of Interest:

Mathematical modeling of processes, Autotuning of PID Controllers, Relay Feed Back, PID Controllers, Predictive Control, Model Based Control, Process Engineering, Smith predictor, Multivariable systems.

LIST OF BEST PAPERS : With Impact Factor & Citation Index (Dr. R. C. PANDA)

  1. R C Panda, V. Vijayan, V. Sujatha, P. Deepa, D. Manamali and A B Mandal, 2011, Parameter estimation of integrating and time delay processes using single relay feedback test, ISA Transactions, 50 (4), Oct, 529-37 (IF=1.6)
  2. Rames C. Panda and Moses Tade, 2011, Modified Smith predictor with PID structure for control of multivariable processes, Int J. Proc Syst Eng, Vol.1, No 2, 197-214
  3. V.Vijayan and Rames C. Panda, 2011, Design of a simple setpoint filter for minimizing overshoot for low order processes, ISA Transactions, 10, 271-276.(IF=1.6)
  4. Panda R C and Rao P G, 2011, Automation of unit operations in tanning industry, IJCEA, 2(2), Apr., 112-116.
  5. Rames C. Panda and H. Martin, 2011, Modeling the Coating of Lactose on a Single Particle through Fluidized Bed Spray Granulation Process, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 5-7
  6. R C Panda, 2011, Reply to Comments on “Synthesis of PID controller for unstable and integrating processes” —Chemical Engineering Science 64 (2009) 2807–2816 (IF=2.3)
  7. S. Sobana and Rames C Panda, 2011, Review on modelling and control of desalination system using reverse osmosis, Reviews in Sep Sci & Bio Tech. 10(2), 139-150. (IF=1.015)
  8. Lakshmanan, D., Sekharan, G., Panda, R, C, 2011, Studies on Performance of Radial Solar Convective Sprinkler with Forced Evaporation, Clean Tech & Env Policies, DOI 10.1007/s10098-011-0418-5, Vol.14, 589-96. (IF=1.753, CT=)
  9. Rames C Panda, 2011, Addition/ Corrections in Synthesis of PID Tuning Rule Using the Desired Closed-Loop Response, Ind. Eng Chem Res, 50(2), 1158 (IF=2.3)
  10. S. Sobana and Rames C Panda, 2011, Control of pH process using double-control scheme, Nonlinear Dynamics, 67(3), 2267-2277(IF=1.7)
  11. V. Vijayan, C. Selvakumar and Rames C Panda, 2011, Setpoint filters for minimizing overshoot for low order processes, ICIC Express Letters, part B, applications, 2(4), Aug 2011.
  12. J. Kanagaraj, Panda R C, 2011, Modeling of Dye Uptake Rate, Related Interactions and Binding Energy Estimation in Leather Matrix using Protein Based Nanoparticle, Ind. Eng Chem Res., 50(22), 12400-12408. (IF=2.206)
  13. Srinivasan, A. and Panda R C, 2011, Control Valve Stiction Identification, Modelling, Quantification and Control - A Review, Sensors & Transducers, 132 (9), 14-24.
  14. Rames C. Panda and V. Sujatha, 2011, Identification and Control of Multivariable Systsems – Role of relay feedback, book chapter in ‘PID Controllers,’ InTech Publisher (Croatia).
  15. V. Sujatha and R C Panda, 2012, Relay feedback based time domain modeling of off-diagonal elements of linear 2-by-2 mimo systems, Can J Chem Eng, Vol. 91, No.2, pp. 271-278, 2012  (IF=0.748)
  16. Srinivasan, A. and Panda R C, 2012, A real time steady state analysis of different types of control valves, Int J of Instrumentation Tech, 1(2), 93-102.
  17. Srinivasan, A. and Panda R C, 2012, Identification, Modelling, Quantification and Control of a Class of Nonlinear Systems - A Survey, accepted for public to Sensors & Transducers (IFSA)
  18. V. Vijayan and Rames C. Panda, 2012, Design of PID controllers in double feedback loops for SISO systems with setpoint filter, ISA Trans, 51(4), 514-21(IF=1.6)
  19. R. C. Panda, C. Lajpathi Rai, V. Sivakumar and A. Baran Mandal, 2012, Odour Removal in Leather Tannery, Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 199-203. (IF=0.75/CT=)
  20. Boopathy R, Panda, R.C. and Sekharan, G., 2015, Studies on reactive precipitation of sodium chloride crystals from evaporative residue, accepted for publication, I.Manager_Journal of Future Engg & Tech.
  21. A. KrishnaKumari, A E Perumal and Rames C Panda, 2012, Prediction for Condition Monitoring of Wear & Film Thickness in a Gearbox, J Eng Mech (Czech, Springer), 19(5), 1-13.
  22. A. KrishnaKumari, A E Perumal and Rames C Panda, 2012, ANN Model for Condition Monitoring of Wear & Film Thickness in a Gearbox, European J Sci Res, 2012, 78(3), 349-61. (IF=0.74)
  23. Sujatha, V and Panda R C, 2012, Relay feedback based time domain modeling of linear 3x3 MIMO system, Am J of Syst Sci, Vol.1, No.1, Apr 2012, 1-6.
  24. Vijayan V. and Rames C Panda, Autotuning of PID controllers: a relay feedback approach, Book chapter in Dr VSR Rao farewell function at IIT M, 3rd Mar 2012.
  25. Deepa, P., Rames C. Panda and Manamalli, D., 2012, Control of Liquid Level in Spherical Tanks using Auto-Tuned Fuzzy PI Controller, Abstract & Applied Analysis / Wulfenia, vol. 20(6), 343-354. (IF=0.276)
  26. A. KrishnaKumari, A E Perumal, Rames C Panda,C. Sreepradha, K. Harshabardhan and M. Aribalagan, 2013, Heuristic Model for Condition Monitoring of Wear & Film Thickness in a Gearbox, Neural Computing & Application (Springer), 22(8), 1741-9 (IF=0.7, CT=)
  27. Rames C. Panda C. Sreepradha, T. Narayani, V. Sivakumar and A B Mandal 2015, Control Techniques for Odor-Reduction in Wastewater in Tannery, I.Manager_Journal of Future Engg & Tech., vol. 10, No 2, 21-29
  28. S. Sobana and Rames C Panda, 2013, Development of a Transient Model for the Desalination of Sea/Brackish Water through Reverse Osmosis, Desalination & Water Treatment, vol. 51, issue 13-15, pp. 2755-67 (IF=0.85, CT=)
  29. Sujatha, V and Panda R C, 2013, Relay feedback response based identification of linear 2-by-2 MIMO system, Control & Intelligent Syst (ACTA Press), 41(2),2420-40  (IF=0.2)
  30. Sujatha, V and Panda R C, 2013, Parameter estimation of disturbance model of 3-by-3 MIMO process using relay feedback test,  J of modeling, simulation, identification & control, 1, 27-40 (IF=0.62)
  31. Sujatha, V. and Rames C Panda, 2013, Control configuration selection for multi input multi output processes, Journal of Process Control, 23(10)1567-74 (IF=1.85)
  32. Senthilvelan, J Kanagaraj and R C Panda, 2014, Degradation of Azo Dyes by Laccase: Biological Method to Reduce Pollution Load in Dye Waste Water, Clean Tech Env Pol., Nov. 1-10.DOI:10.1007/s10098-014-0869-6 (IF=1.75)
  33. Sobana and Rames C Panda, 2014, Statistical Regression and Modelling Analysis for Reverse Osmosis Desalination Process, Desalination, 351(10), 120-127 (IF=3.96)
  34. Deepa. P, R C Panda and D. Manamalli, 2012, Auto-Tuning of Fuzzy PI Controller for Liquid Level in Spherical Tank System, European J Scientific Research, 92(1), 76-84  (IF=0.74)
  35. Sobana, S. and R C Panda, 2013, Parameter Estimation of Reverse Osmosis Process Model Using Linear and Non-Linear Identification Methods, accepted Int J Comp & Tech., 11 (6), 2668-81 (IF=1.532)
  36. Sobana, S. and R C Panda, 2014, Modelling and control of reverse osmosis desalination using centralized and de-centralized techniques, Desalination 344 (7) 243-51. (IF=3.04)
  37. Sreepradha C., R.C. Panda and N S Bhubaneswari, 2013, Modeling, identification, and control of coal-fired thermal power plants, Reviews in Chem Engg, 30(2),1-17 (IF=1.2)
  38. J. Kanagaraj, R C Panda, T. Senthilvelan and A B Mandal, 2014,Bio-Degradation of Phenol by mixed microbial culture -an ecofriendly option for pollution reduction, Clean Tech Environ Policy, 16(1), 113-26 (IF=1.75)
  39. Sujatha, V and Panda RC, 2014, Parameter estimation from disturbance response of linear MIMO processes using sequential relay feedback test, AIChE J, 60(5), 1672-81 (IF=2.493)
  40. Rames C. Panda V. Sivakumar and A B Mandal 2014, Studies on development of odour control and abatement system for leather tanning industry , JILTA (in connection to 15th PrIEST Lecture), 64(3), 281-290
  41. T. Senthilvelan, J. Kanagaraj and R C Panda, 2014, Enzyme-Mediated Bacterial Biodegradation of an Azo Dye (C.I. Acid Blue 113): Reuse of Treated Dye Wastewater in Post-Tanning Operations, Appl Biochem Biotechnol 74: 2131–2152. (IF=1.687)
  42. Srinivasan A. and Rames C. Panda, 2014, Identification of Stiction Nonlinearity for Pneumatic Control Valve using ANFIS Method, IJET, 6(2), 570-78. (IF=0.847)
  43. Srinivasan A. and R. C. Panda, 2014, A simple method for compensating stiction nonlinearity in oscillating control loops, IJET, 6(4), 1846-55 (IF=0.847)
  44. T. Senthilvelan, J. Kanagaraj and R C Panda, 2014, Biodegradation of Azo dyes in industrial effluent: An eco-friendly way towards green technology, Clean Tech Env Pol, 16(5), DOI 10.1007/s10098-014-0783 y (IF=1.75)
  45. James Kanagaraj, Thamizharasan Senthilvelan, R. C. Panda, Rathinam Aravindhan, and Asit Baran Mandal, Biosorption of trivalent chromium from waste water: An approach towards green chemistry, Chem Eng Tech, 2014, 37(10), 1741-50 (IF=2.175)
  46. Narayani T. and Rames C. Panda, 2015 Modelling, identification and control for production of glycerol by hydrolysis of tallow fat –, Chem Eng Reviews, 31(4), 345-60. (IF=2.8)
  47. Kanagaraj J., T. Senthivelan, R.C. Panda, S. Kavitha 2015, Eco-friendly Waste Management Strategies for Greener Environment towards Sustainable Development in Leather Industry: A Comprehensive Review, J Cleaner Prod., 2, 89-99(IF=3.59)
  48. Kanagaraj J., R C Panda and V. Sumathi, 2015, Synthesis of graft-copolymer adsorbent through green route and studies on its interactions with chromium (III) through active functional groups: kinetics and improved adsorption supported by SEM-EDX and AFM, RSC Adv2015, 5, 45300-45319
  49. T. Narayani, R C Panda, S. Sobana and C Muralidharan, 2015, Online monitoring of temperature using wireless module in a rotating drum-applicable to leather industries,  Sensors and Transducers (IFSA), Vol.190, No.7, July 2015, pp. 47-52
  50. J.Nivetha, V.Vijayan, S.Devakumar, C.Selvakumar, R.C.Panda, 2015, Design of tunable method of PID controller for integrating process, IJECS, 4(12), 15148-51
  51. Kanagaraj J., R C Panda and V. Sumathi, 2015, A Water Soluble Graft Copolymer Synthesized from Collagenous Waste and PEG with Functional Carboxylic Chains: A Highly Efficient Adsorbent for Chromium (III) with Continuous Recycling and Molecular Docking Studies, Ind. Eng Chem Res, 54(30), 7401-14. (IF=2.58)
  52. Sivakumar V. and Panda R.C., Clean bill of health and safety, Leather International, May 2015, 38-41
  53. Panda R C., Siddharthan Selvasekhar, Murugan D., Sivakumar V, T. Narayani and C. Sreepradha, 2015, Optimized production of basic chromium sulfate – with a review of sustainable cleaner production options –J Clean prod, 112 (5), 4854-4862 (IF=3.84)
  54. Kanagraj J., R C Panda and T. Senthilvelan, 2015,Green remediation of sulfide in oxidative dehairing: correlation by mathematical model – An eco-friendly approach -Process Safety & Env Protection, vol 100, 36-48 (IF=2.551)
  55. Senthilvelan T, J Kanagaraj and R C Panda, 2016,Recent trends in fungal laccase for various industrial applications: an eco-friendly approach - a review, accepted  Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering., 21(1), 19-38 (IF=1.278)
  56. Sreepradha C. R C Panda, NS Bhuvaneswari, 2017, Mathematical model for integrated coal fired thermal power plant using physical laws, Energy, 118(1), 985-98 (IF=4.2)