Shashi Lalvani, Ph.D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environmental Materials

Research Projects

  • Electrochemical processes
  • Corrosion processes
Portrait of Dr. Shashi Lalvani

Professor and Chair

64 D Engineering Building


  • Ph.D.—Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut—1982
  • M.S.—Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire—1979
  • B. Tech—Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology—New Delhi, 1976

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Process, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 1982–2003
  • Polyplast, Bombay, India, Design Engineer 1976–1977

Principal Publications

  • Xiao, HY, Kim, HJ, Min, DB, Lalvani, SB, (2010).  High Oleic and Low Trans Fatty Acid Formation by an Electrochemical Process. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY, 87 (1), pp. 9-17. 
  • Xiao, H., and Lalvani, S. B., "A Linear Model of Alternating Voltage-Induced Corrosion,” The Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 155, 2, C69-C74, 2008. 
  • Zhang, R.; Vairavanathan, P. R.; Lalvani, S. B., “Perturbation Method Analysis of AC-induced Corrosion, “ Corrosion Science, 50, 6, 1664-1671, 2008.
  • Xiao, H., and Lalvani, S. B., “Hydrogenation of Edible Oils: A Model Involving Competitive Adsorption of Reactants", Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 84, 11777-1181, 2007. 
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., “Low Temperature Soybean Oil Hydrogenation by an Electrochemical Process,” Journal of Food Engineering, 84, 4, 526-533, 2008. 
  • Mondal, K., and S. B. Lalvani, “Copper-Platinum Deposition by Pulse Plating,” Journal of Electrochemical Society, 153, 6, 393-399, 2006. 
  • Zhang, R. and Lalvani, S. B., "Comments on the article "Mechanical properties of the paper sheets treated with different polymers" by S. Kamel, M. El-Sakhawy, A. M.A. Nada, Letter to Editor, Thermochemica Acta 421 (1-2), 81-85, 2004, Thermochemica Acta, 436, 1-2, October, 2005.
  • Jegadeesan, G., Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Selenate Removal from Sulfate Containing Aqueous Solutions," Environmental Technology, 26, 10, 1181-1188, 2005 .
  • Jegadeesan, G., Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Arsenate Remediation Using Nanosized Modified Zerovalent Iron Particles," Environmental Progress, 24, 3, 289-296, 2005.
  • Wiltowski, T., Piotrowski, K., Lorethova, H., Stonawski, L., Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Neural Network Approximation of Iron Oxide Reduction Process," Chemical Engineering and Processing, 44, 775-783, 2005.
  • Mondel, K., Sathitsuksanoh, N., and Lalvani, S. B., "Electrodeposition and Characterization of Films of CoP," Plating and Surface Finishing, 92 (1), 42-44, January 2005.
  • Jegadeesan, G., Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Iron Removal and Simultaneous Regeneration of Hexavalent Chromium in Spent Plating Solutions," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 152 (2), D 26-33, 2005.
  • Mondal, K. Lorethova, H., Hippo, E., Wiltowski, T. and Lalvani, S. B., "Reduction of Iron Oxide in Carbon Monoxide Atmospher - Reaction Controlled Kinetics", Fuel Processing Technology, 86, 1, 33-47, Nov., 2004. 
  • Mondal, K., Jegadeesan, G. and Lalvani, S. B., "Removal of Selenate by Fe and NiFe Nanosized Particles", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 4922-4934, 2004.
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structur Spectroscopy of Amorphous IR Transmitting Optical Materials", Journal of Materials Science, 39 (3), 1065-1069, 2004.
  • Obert, J. and Lalvani, S. B., "Development of Bath for Codeposition of Copper and Platinum", Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 34, 397-401, 2004.
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Canola Oil using a Hydrogen Transfer Agent," , Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 80, 1135-1141,2003.
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Mediator-Assisted Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Soybean Oil," Chemical Engineering Science, 58 (12), 2643-2656, 2003. 
  • Jegadeesan, G., Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Comparative Study of Selenite Adsorption on Carbon Based Adsorbents and Activated Alumina," Environmental Technology, 24 (8) 1049-1059, 2003. 
  • Mondal, K., Sathitsuksano, N., and Lalvani, S. B., "EXAFS Analysis of Fe-P and Ni-P at the Phosphorous K-edge," J. Materials Science Letters, 22 (2), 95-97, 2003. Mondal, K., Sathitsuksano, N., Croft, M., and Lalvani, S. B., "Characterization of Electrodeposited Amorphous Cr-P via X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy," J. Materials Science Letters, 22 (9), 655-657, 2003.
  • Lalvani, S. B., Mondal, K., Pattanayak, J., Mandich, N.V., and Wiltowski, T., "Modeling of a Process for Removal of Metal Ions by Electromigration and Electrodeposition," Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, June, Volume 80, Number 3, 465-472, 2002. 
  • Mondal, K., Mandich, N. V., and Lalvani, S. B., "Regeneration of Hexavalent Chromium Using Bi-doped PbO2, Anode," Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 31, 165-173, 2001. 
  • Wiltowski, T., Howerton, R., Lalvani, S. B., "Photocatalytic Oxidation of Trichloroethylene and Carbon Tetrachloride using Titanium Dioxide as a Catalyst," Energy Resources, 23, 845-852, October, 2001. 
  • Lalvani, S.B., Mondal, K., Sathitsuksano, N., Wiltowski, T., and Xiao, Y., "Characterization of Nip and Fe-P by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy," J. Materials Science Letters, 20 (12), 1097-1098, June 2001. 
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Reply to Comments on A Second Order Model for Catalytic-Transfer Hydrogenation of Edible Oils," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 77, 1331-1332, 2000. 
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S. B., "Modeling and Mass Transfer Controlled Adsorption Rate Based on Langmuir Isotherm," Separation Science and Technology, 35, 16, 2583-2599, 2000. 
  • Mondal, K., and Lalvani, S.B., "A Second Order Model for Catalyic-Transfer Hydrogenation of Edible Oils," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 77, 1, 1-8, 2000.
  • Pattanayak, J., Mondal, K., Mathew, S., and Lalvani, S.B., " A Parametic Evaluation of the Removal of As(V) and AS (Ill) by Carbon based Adsorbents," Carbon, 38, 589-596, 2000. 
  • Mandich, N. V., Mondal, K., Pattanayak, J., and Lalvani, S. B., "Characterization of Deposits from Electrochemically Regenerated Electroplating Solutions," Plating and Surface Finishing, 87, 75, Jan 2000. 
  • Pattanayak, J., Mondal, K., Mandich, N. V.., Wiltowski, T., and Lalvani, S. B., "Recovery of Metallic Impurities from Chromium Plating Solutions by Electromigration," Metal Finishing, 39-45, March, 2000. 
  • Lalvani, S. B., Hubner, A., and Wiltowski, T., "Chromium Adsorption by Lignin," Energy Resources, 22, 1, 45-56, 2000. 
  • Lalvani, S. B., and Croft, M., "X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Amorphous Alloys," Journal of Materials Science Letters, 18, 1281-1283, 1999.
  • Pattanayak, J., Mondal, K., Mandich, N. V., Wiltowski, T., and Lalvani, S. B., "Removal of Iron and Nickel from Solutions by Application of Electrical Fields, " Environmental Technology, 20, 317-323, 1999. 
  • Kim, J. W., Lalvani, S. B., and Muchmore, C. B., "Coliquefaction of Coal and Black Liquor to Environmentally Acceptable Liquid Fuels." Energy Resources, 21, 9, 839-847, 1999. 
  • Mandich, N. V., Lalvani, S. B., Wiltowski, T., and Lalvani, L. S., "Selective Removal of Chromate Anion by a New Carbon Adsorbent," Metal Finishing, 39-44, May 1998. 
  • Lalvani, S. B., and Kang, J. C., "The Corrosion of Cu-Ni Alloy in a Chloride Solution Subjected to Periodic Voltage Modulation: Part I, " Corrosion Science, 40, 1, 69-89, 1998. 
  • Lalvani, S. B., and Kang, J. C., "The Corrosion of Cu-Ni in a Chloride Solution to Periodic Voltage Modulation : Part II," Corrosion Science, 40, 2/3, 201-214, 1998.
  • Lalvani, S. B., Wiltowski, T., Hubner, A., Weston, A., and Mandich, N., "Removal of Hexavalent Chromium and Metal Cations by a Novel Carbon Adsorbent," Carbon, 36, 7-8, 1219-1269, 1998.


  • Lalvani, S. B., and Mondal, K., "Electrochemical Hydrogrenation of Vegetable Oils", U. S. Patent Number 6,825,367, 2004.

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineerings
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry