Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Pavan Kumar Naraharisetti

Assistant Professor & Degree Programme Director (Industrial Automation & Machine Learning, PG)



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2005-19, Scientist (and other positions) at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.

2004-05, Research Assistant at the Singapore-MIT Alliance


2009-15, Ph. D (Chem. Eng), National University of Singapore, Singapore,  (via the Scientific Staff Development Award 2009-14, A*STAR, Singapore)

2001-03, M. Eng (Chem. Eng), National University of Singapore, Singapore.

1997-2001, B. Tech (Chem. Eng), Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India. It is currently called National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW).


I have experience in the following topics:

1. Data Analytics / Simulation / Automation using Python/Matlab and others

2. Process Design/Systems Analysis for Sustainable Development

3. Techno-Economic Evaluation/Process Economics & Optimization

4. Mathematical Modelling (Mixed-Integer Linear Programming, Mass/Energy Balance and Thermodynamic Models, Models for Cost Estimation)

5. Development of Genetic/Evolutionary/Hybrid Algorithms for Multi-Objective/Multi-Modal Optimization

Enquiries from potential Ph.D/M.Phil candidates (Singapore Residents only) are welcome.


Postgraduate Teaching:

NUS8304 Programming for Automation

NUS8305 Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning

NUS8108: Process Control

NUS8302 Electro-Mechanical Systems & Systems Safety

Undergraduate Teaching:

CHE1011: Engineering Mathematics - I

CHE1021: Engineering Mathematics - II

CHE2017: Computing & Simulation

Past Teaching Activities:

CHE3021: Process Control 2

NUS8101: Environmental Impact, Legislation & Engineering in Process Safety

NUS8106: Hazard Identification & Quantitative Risk Assessment