Chattopadhyay, Kinnor


Kinnor Chattopadhyay | BEng (Jadavpur), MEng (McGill), PhD (McGill), PEng
Assistant Professor & Dean’s Catalyst Professor

Office: EA 201
T: 416.978.6267

Research Group: Process Metallurgy Research Labs

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Honours and Awards

  • AIST Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award, 2016
  • CIM METSOC Brimacombe Award, 2016
  • Best Graduate Poster Award, Conference of Metallurgists, COM 2010, Vancouver Canada

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
  • Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) – Life Member
  • Canadian Institute of Metallurgy, Mining and Petroleum (CIM)
  • Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)

Research Areas

The Process Metallurgy and Modelling Group focuses on physical and mathematical modelling of metallurgical process for  designing new processes, better understanding of existing process, operational improvements, and to perform ‘what if’ and ‘root cause’ analyses of problems. Fundamentals of metallurgical thermodynamics, transport phenomena and CFD modelling are applied to simulate real industrial processes.

Topics of Interest

  • Fluid flow, heat transfer, and thermodynamics
  • Steelmaking and casting
  • Ferroalloy production and refining
  • Transport phenomena in metallurgical reactors and furnaces
  • Integration between thermodynamics and transport phenomena
  • Knowledge cross pollination between ferrous, non ferrous and light metal processes
  • Air emissions from metallurgical furnaces
  • Integrated Modelling Solutions (Data Driven Modelling +ANN +Thermodynamic Modelling +Computational Fluid Dynamics)

Select Publications

Book Chapter

Contributor of four subchapters in Volume 2., Chapter 4, Metallurgical Process Technology- Treatise in Process Metallurgy, Elsevier Publications, Editor in chief, Prof Seshadri Seetharaman, KTH, Sweden, 2012

Contributor of chapter “ Mn emissions from Steelmaking” in Dangerous Emissions in Iron and Steelmaking Plants, Springer Publications, Editor in chief, Prof Pasquale Cavaliere , University of Salento, Italy, 2015


Alvin Ma, Sina Mostaghel, Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Development of an Artificial Neural Network to Predict Sulphide Capacities of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-MgO Slag System” Accepted ISIJ International, 2016

Lei Gao, Shi Zhe, Donghui Li, Guifang Zhang, Yindong Yang, Alex McLean, and Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Applications of Electromagnetic Levitation and Development of Mathematical Models: A Review of the Last 15 years (2000-2015)” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, February 2016, Volume 47,Issue 1, pp 537-547

Dawei Yu and Kinnor Chattopadhyay,” Numerical Modelling Copper Recovery from Converter Slags by the Utilization of Spent Potlining (SPL) from Aluminium Electrolytic Cells” Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2016, VOL 55, NO 2, pp 251

Saikat Chatterjee and Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Physical modeling of slag ‘eye’ in an inert gas shrouded tundish using dimensional analysis” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, February 2016, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 508-521

Saikat Chatterjee and Kinnor Chattopadhyay, “Formation of Slag ‘eye’ in an inert gas shrouded tundish” ISIJ International, March 2015, 55(7), pp 1416-1424

Dawei Yu, Vishnuvardhan Mambakkam, Andre Hernandez Rivera, Donghui Li and Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Spent Potlining (SPL): A myriad of opportunities” Aluminium International Today, September-October 2015 

Conference Publications

Saikat Chatterjee and Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Tundish Open eye formation: Understanding and trouble shooting through experimental and modelling techniques” (Keynote address) SimSym 2016, Freiberg, Germany, 2016

Li, Chatterjee S, K. Chattopadhyay, ” Exposed Slag Eye Formation: Air and Argon Convectional Flow and Re-oxidization” AISTech 2016, 16-19 May Pittsburgh, USA

Chatterjee S, Li D, Leung J, Sengupta J, Chattopadhyay K, “Tundish Open Eye Formation: What is the Effect on Liquid Steel Cleanliness?”, AISTech 2016, 16-19 May Pittsburgh, USA

Viraj Parekh, Xiao Zhang, Sina Mostaghel, Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Modelling of emissions from Electric Arc Furnaces” Sustainability in Ironmaking/Steelmaking, COM & AMCAA 2015, Paper number 8850, Toronto, Canada

Dawei Yu and Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Fluxing Molten Converter Slags with Spent Potlining (SPL) for Metal Recovery” Torstein Utigard Memorial Symposium, COM & AMCAA 2015, Paper number 8923, Toronto, Canada

Saikat Chatterjee & Kinnor Chattopadhyay “Modelling of the exposed slag ‘eye’ during inert gas shrouding in a tundish” METEC-ESTAD 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 15-19, 2015

Kinnor Chattopadhyay, Brett (Xingtong) Liu, Saikat Chatterjee “Integrated modelling, CFD+Thermodynamics, for prediction of organic emissions during pre heating of magnesia-carbon bricks” METEC-ESTAD 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 15-19, 2015