Dr. Vinay Prasad


Associate Chair - Graduate Program
Office: 12-230 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211 - 116 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9
Phone: 780.248.1595
Fax: 780.492.2881

Research Areas:

process control, process estimation and optimization, fuel cells, multiscale modeling, heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics, design of experiments, systems biology


Vinay Prasad’s research interests are in catalysis and process systems engineering. The focus is on applications in heterogeneous catalysis and kinetics, fuel cells, multiscale systems and systems biology. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, he held academic positions at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the University of Delaware, and earlier a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Focus Center – NY, Rensselaer. In addition, he has industrial experience in refinery process optimization and hydrogen production for fuel cells and industrial applications. He holds a B.Tech. Degree from IIT Bombay, an MS degree from Kansas State University and a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Vinay Prasad