2014 to 2019: Associate Professor
2010 to 2014: Assistant Professor
Enhanced oil recovery
Nanotech applications for O&G
Gas hydrates in bulk and porous media
Rheology of complex fluids
Chowdhury S, Rakesh M, Medhi S, Trived J, Sangwai JS*. Pore-scale flow simulation of supercritical CO2 and oil flow for simultaneous CO2 geo-sequestration and enhanced oil recovery. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2022, 1-23.
Prasad SK, Sangwai JS*. Rheology of cyclopentane sII hydrate slurry in water-in-model oil emulsions: Effect of surfactant concentration and water droplet size relevant for flow assurance. Energy & Fuels, 2022, .
Kumar G, Behera US, Mani E, Sangwai JS*. Engineering the wettability alteration of sandstone using surfactant-assisted functional silica nanofluids in low-salinity seawater for enhanced oil recovery. ACS Engineering Au. 2022, .
Behera US, Sangwai JS*. Silica nanofluid in low salinity seawater containing surfactant and polymer: Oil recovery efficiency, wettability alteration and adsorption studies. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2022, 211, 110148.
Sahu C, Sircar A, Sangwai JS*, Kumar R*. Effect of methylamine, amylamine, and decylamine on the formation and dissociation kinetics of CO2 hydrate relevant for carbon dioxide sequestration. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 2022, 61, 2672–2684.
Sahu C, Sircar A, Sangwai JS*, Kumar R*. Effect of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) and tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) on the formation kinetics of CO2 hydrate in bulk and porous media in the presence of pure water and seawater relevant for CO2 sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2022, 114, 103564.
Chowdhury S, Shrivastava S, Kakati A, Sangwai JS*. Comprehensive review on the role of surfactants in the chemical enhanced oil recovery process. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 2022, 61, 21–64.
Anil JN. Bhawangirkar DR, Sangwai JS*. Effect of guest-dependent reference hydrate vapor pressure in thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate phase equilibria, with various combinations of equations of state and activity coefficient models. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2022, 556, 113356.
Sakthipriya N, Doble M, Sangwai JS*. Performance of thermophilic strain on the reduction of viscosity of crude oil under high pressure and high temperature conditions: Experiments and modeling. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2022, 210, 110016.
Upstream Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS)
Gas Hydrates Production and Enhanced Oil Recovery
Flow Assurance (wax, asphaltene, hydrate)
Nanotechnology application for oil and gas production
Rheology of oilfield systems (drilling fluids, gas hydrates, heavy crude oil, asphaltene).
Oilfield produced water treatment
Natural gas separation
Apparatus for measuring rheological parameters and methods for its operation. PCT Application No. PCT/IB2014/060545; 9/04/2014 (Published, WO/2014/167503, dated 16.10.2014).
Methods and apparatus for measuring rheological properties of multi-phase fluids. PCT/IB2014/063868; 12/08/2014.
Systems and methods for screening solvents for dissolving tank bottom sludge. PCT/IB2014/066097; 17/11/2014.
Apparatus for measuring rheological parameters and methods for its operation. Patent Application No. 1610/CHE/2013; 09/04/2013.
Methods and apparatus for measuring rheological properties of multi-phase fluids. Patent Application No. 3777/CHE/2013; 26/08/2013.
Gas hydrates slurry formation system and methods. Patent Application No. 5724/CHE/2013; 12/12/2013.
Formulations for dissolution of petroleum sludge or waxes and method for evaluation thereof. Patent Application No. 5300/CHE/2013; 18/11/2013.
Method of screening solvents for dissolving tank bottom sludge. Patent Application No. 5805/CHE/2013; 13/12/2013.
Methods and apparatus to store and transport gaseous hydrocarbons in porous media. Patent Application No. 6199/CHE/2013; 31/12/2013.
Methods and systems for hydrocarbon material recovery. Patent Application No. 1033/CHE/2014. 28/02/2014.
Methods and compositions for degrading oil sludge by microbes. Patent Application No. 1150/CHE/2014. 06/03/2014.
2022-National Geoscience Award from the Government of India - 2019 for significant contributions in oil, natural gas, and gas hydrates (declared in June, 2022).
2022-Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Technical Award - Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry for South Asia & the Pacific Region, 2022.
2021-Institute Research & Development Award - Mid Career, IIT Madras
2018,2016-National Award for Technology Innovation from the Government of India.
2020-The Highly Cited Author award from the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS Journal)
2018-One among '25 Emerging Investigators’ recognition by the American Chemical Society’s Journal, American Chemical Society
Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in the South Asia and the Pacific region by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
2017-Institute Research & Development Award - Early Career, IIT Madras
2014-Young Faculty Recognition Award, IIT Madras
Administrative And Institute Service
08/2010 - till date Founder and faculty-in-charge of the Laboratory, Gas Hydrate and Flow Assurance Laboratory
07/2014 - till date Member, Board of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR), IIT, Madras
07/2014 - till date Member, Board of Academic Courses (BAC), IIT Madras
12/2013 - till date Officer (Elected), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Chennai Section
10/2013 - till date Member, Institute Research Safety Committee, IIT Madras.
03/2013 - till date Member, Outreach Committee, IIT Madras.
08/2010 - till date Lead Institute Representative (Lead IR) for GATE and JEE national examinations across south India.
07/2012 - till date Faculty Advisor for various batches of M. Tech. (OE); B. Tech. (OE) IIT Madras.
Member, National Academy of Sciences India.
Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, American Chemical Society
Member and Director (Chennai Region), Society of Petroleum Engineers (2010 – till date)
Life member, Indian Thermodynamics Society