Contact Dr Kranthi Jonnalagadda

Areas of expertise

  • Biomass and Waste
  • Carbon Capture and Storage


Dr. Jonnalagadda joined the Cranfield University as a research fellow in 2018. Prior to that he completed his PhD in Cryogenic Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  His area of study included  single and multi stage pulse tube cryocoolers,  Pressure Wave Generators and a novel helium recondensation system.

Dr Jonnalagadda has a  Bachelor  degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His masters is Chemical  Engineering from  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  Before starting his PhD he worked as a software developer with Wipro Technologies.


Current activities

Dr Jonnalagadda is currently involved in optimising the transport  of captured CO2 using ships. This includes experimental investigation of the effect of transportation conditions like temperature, pressure, ship motion and presence of impurities.

Dr. Jonnalagadda is also involved in the development of a new wood burning stove prototype for   deployment in rural mexico. The stove prototype design not only takes into consideration safety and efficiency but also the ethno-graphic and cultural patterns of use. 

Dr. Jonnalagadda is also providing support  for the Nano-membrane toilet project where he is involved in the design of heat exchanger to enhance dryer operation.

He is also involved in the teaching of 'Heat and power generation systems'  and renewable energy' modules.