|Dr ANIRBID B SIRCAR
Director & Professor
M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D, P.G. Diploma
Email : Anirbid.Sircar@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earth Science, Petroleum Exploration, Reservoir Engg., City Gas Distribution, Well Logging, Geothermal Energy
Brief Profile: Prof Anirbid Sircar is the In-charge Director, School of Petroleum Technology. He is actively involved in teaching and research and has successfully guided multiple M. Tech and PhD students. He also has immense experience in the applied Petroleum related activities.Received Indira Gandhi Siromani award (2011) and Bharat Vikash Award (2017).
|Dr Ashish Sarkar
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Ashish.Sarkar@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest:
|Dr Bhawanisingh G Desai
B.Sc, M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Bhawanisingh.Desai@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earth Science, Ichnology, Mesozoic Cephalopods, Sequence stratigraphy, reservoir Characterization
|Dr Uttam Kumar Bhui
Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Email : Uttam.Bhui@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Clay mineralogy and geochemistry, Characterization of crude oil for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), Reservoir characterization, Crude rheology,
Shale gas/oil exploration and exploitation
Brief Profile: Professional Appointments:
Associate Professor, PDPU: 2008 - Present
Lecturer (Sr. scale), Jadavpur University: 2006 - 2008
Lecturer: Jadavpur University: 2002 - 2006
Assistant Executive Engineer (Reservoir), ONGC:1999 - 2002
Dr. Bhui has both industrial as well as academic experience. He worked in ONGC as Reservoir Engineer and was involved in resesrvoir operation and management activities for field development and optimum oil production. Presently involved in research activities related to reservoir characterization, crude characterization for enhanced oil recovery, rheological characterization of crude oil, interaction of rock matrix and fluids (oil-water) of crude oil reservoir.His expertise is also in geological mapping and geochemical data (phase, bulk chemical and stable isotope) handling for magmatic rocks and associated economic mineral deposits particularly chromium,vanadium, nickel and platunum group of elements.
|Prof Shah Subhash N
B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D
Email : Subhash.Shah@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Hydraulic Fracturing, drilling, horizontal/multilateral well completions/stimulation and coiled tubing technology.
Brief Profile: Professor Subhash Shah, Ph.D, P.E., is a Shell Total Chair Professor in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He is an Emeritus Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum an Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Shah holds B.S. degree from M.S university of Baroda, India (1968), and MS (1971) and Ph.D (1974) degrees from university of New Mexico, USA all in chemical Engineering. He has a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry that spans over 40 years.
|Dr Achinta Bera
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Achinta.Bera@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Unconventional Energy Resources, Colloids & Interface Science, Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas
Brief Profile: Dr. Achinta Bera is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India. He received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad in 2014. After that, he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada in EOGRRC Group from 2014-2015. Thereafter, he moved to the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (Currently known as Khalifa University) to work as Postdoctoral Research Associate and spent 3 years working on a project related to carbonate reservoir characterization and modeling funded by ADNOC. He has published several articles in refereed international journals in the area of petroleum engineering. He serves as an active reviewer for several reputable international journals like Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Energy & Fuels, SPE Journal, Applied Energy, Fuel, Chemical Engineering Science etc. He is an active professional SPE member since 2014.
|Dr Balasubramanian Ragunathan
Email : Balasubramanian@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Petrochemicals, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Transport Phenomena, Petroleum Process Unit Operations, Health, Safety and Environment and Natural Gas processing.
Brief Profile: Dr. R. Balasubramanian joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in September, 2014 as faculty in School of Petroleum Technology.
He is basically Chemical Engineer with M.Tech.,(Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals) from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
B.Tech: Adsorption and Desorption of Lead by using Sargassum sp. Biomass
M.Tech: Studies on Customized Carbon Catalyst in Biodiesel production from A.Pavonina Seed Oil
PhD: Optimization and Kinetic Studies on Production of Biodiesel from Industrial Waste
|Dr Madhavan P Natarajan
Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc
Email : N.Madhavan@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on observational and empirical evidence. So, my interests are plant, soil and water. I am looking to work in the marshy lands of Nara Nadi, Rann of Kutch in Gujarat; Organic matter and trace elements in marine sediments of the late Jurassic: Erosional Processes are at my attention.
Brief Profile: After my graduation in Applied Geology, I continued my carrier in academics as a Research Fellow and then a Post Doctoral Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; Uppsala University, Sweden and University of California, Santa Cruz in United States. Prior to PDPU, I was teaching at BBIT&RC affiliated with Uttar Pradesh Technological University and Delhi Technological University.
|Dr Moumita Talukdar
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : Moumita.Talukdar@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petrology and Geochemistry.
Brief Profile: Joined PDPU as INSPIRE Faculty, Ph.D (Metamorphic petrology and Geochemistry) from Javavpur University, M.Sc., B.Sc. (Geological Sciences) from Jadavpur University.
|Dr Ranjan Kumar Pati
Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Email : Ranjan.Pati@sse.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Nanomaterials, Renewable Energy, Water-Gas-Shift (WGS) catalysts, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), Ionic Conductivity.
Brief Profile: Dr. Ranjan K. Pati has been working as Senior Scientist at Solar Research & Development Center, PDPU since July 2015 with the aim to establish and develop the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research facility at PDPU. Before joining at PDPU, he served as an Assistant Professor at SVNIT, Surat since 2011. Prior to that he spent almost 11 years at the United States of America both in Academic Institutions and Industries, which include New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, University of Maryland, College Park, Latitude 18, Inc. Dr. Pati's Research interests include Nanomaterials and their application in Fuel Cell Technology.
|Dr Rohit Srivastava
B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Email : Rohit.S@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: In 21st century, the major challenges facing scientific community is to search an alternatives of energy resources. The main objective of my research is to design and developed novel catalysis for energy applications. My areas of research interest includes: Functional Nano-materials, Electro/photo-chemical Technology, Energy Storage & Conversion and Bio-physical Chemistry.
Brief Profile: Dr. Rohit Srivastava received Master of Philosphy (M.Phil.) from Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University Agra, India in 2010 and after that he worked as Project Fellow on UGC major research project at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad India. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra Ranchi, India in 2015. He spent more than 1 year as Dr. DS Kothari Post-doctoral fellow at Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bangalore India. During working at IISc., he got an offer for another Post-doctoral position at Harvard University USA, where he spent 2 years working on a research project sponsored by Repsol SA (An global energy company based in Madrid Spain). He is acting as reviewer of more than 5 international journals. He returned to the country and joined as Assistant Professor at School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, since August 2018.
|Dr Sivakumar P
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Sivakumar.P@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Down Stream Processing; Petrochemical Engineering; Biofuels; Nano Technology; Catalysis; Cracking
Brief Profile: Dr. Sivakumar P holds the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Petroleum Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, India since 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree in Faculty of Technology from Anna University, Chennai in 2013. His current research focuses on several interdisciplinary areas in Biofuels, Nano Technology, Petrochemicals, Petroleum Engineering, Fuel Cells, Concrete etc. Expertise in laboratory techniques for molecular and structural characterization include SEM, TEM, FEM, GC, HPLC, XPS, DSC, TGA, FTIR, AFM, NMR, Confocal microscopy, wear testing fatigue testing, fracture mechanics analysis, non-destructive testing, and nano-indentation. He has published more than 50 research articles in peer-reviewed international Journals. Currently, he is supervising seven Ph.D. scholars and 15 PG and UG students. He is an active member of 6 National and International professional societies and serves on a number of committees of National Academies and Industries. He has also established petrochemical engineering laboratories in different institutions. His teaching expertise includes PG and UG courses in Chemical, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering.
|Dr Sivasankar P
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Sivasankar@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: His areas of interest are: Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Modelling & Simulation; Enhanced Oil Recovery - Microbial Flooding, Low Salinity Water Flooding, Surfactant Flooding, Polymer Flooding, Carbonated Water Flooding and Hybrid EOR Methods; Multiphase Fluid Flow and Multispecies Reactive Transport in Subsurface Porous Media; Computational Fluid Dynamics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Environmental Applications; Environmental Engineering (CO2 sequestration, Bioremediation of onshore oil spills)
Brief Profile: Dr. Sivasankar is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at PDPU. He did his both M.Tech and Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering (Upstream) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. His Ph.D research topic was on "Enhanced Oil Recovery by Microbial Flooding with Temperature, pH and Salinity Effects: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation". His research expertise lies in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques and Numerical Reservoir Simulation. His current research work focuses on experimental and numerical investigation of: EOR techniques, hydrocarbon production from unconventional reservoirs, Carbon dioxide (CO2) Sequestration and Bio-remediation of on-shore oil spills. At PDPU, he teaches Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Modelling & Simulation, Geomechanics and Strength of Materials. He also guide students on EOR projects.
|Mr Negi Gudendra Singh
Email : Gudendrasingh.Negi@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Reservoir characterization with the application of tracers for understanding the reservoir fluid dynamics to evaluate the techno economics of EOR application in our industry.
Brief Profile: I joined ONGC on 30th May 1985 at IRS, Ahmedabad and started working on the research project in the domain of Reservoir characterisation by tracer applications and rendered esteem contributions for reservoir characterisation and residual oil saturation estimation of flooded area of reservoirs. i was associated in this domain of R&D works for about 17 years.
I acquired my M.Tech Degree in Petroleum Engineering from ISM, Dhanbad in 2001. the research topic was based on Tracer application in oil field industry.
|Mr Shashi Shekhar Prasad Singh
Email : Shashi.Singh@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Petroleum Production Engineering,Advance Drilling,Production Optimization and Offshore Operations.
Brief Profile: Having graduated in Petroleum Engineering,from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad with 1st class Hounours in Yr-1969; served the National oil co ONGC for more than 38 yrs in various capacity both in Ops and R&D functions. Since superannuation in Yr-2008 associated with PDPU as Adjunct Faculty and teaching both at both UG and PG level.
|Mr Chandan Sahu
Email : Chandan.Sahu@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Directional Drilling Engineering , Reservoir Engineering , Slickline and Wireline Services , Stimulation Design , Artificial Lift Design.
Brief Profile: Joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University on 1st of June 2017. Completed B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering from Dibrugarh University - Assam and M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering from IIT(ISM) - Dhanbad. Has completed his Internship at Cairn India Pvt. Ltd. at Well Completion and Services Department.
|Ms Debanjali Mallick
Email : Debanjali.Mallick@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, Proppant shape,size distribution for Hydraulic Fracturing,
Brief Profile: Joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University on 1st June'17 as a Lecturer. Completed B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. Pursued master's in Petroleum Engineering (upstream) from PDPU, Gandhinagar.
|Mr HARI GANESH .
Email : Hari.Ganesh@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Design of Machine Elements like Electromagnetic repulsion engine, Sand processing machines and fishing tools, Drilling Engineering, Conventional Lost Circulation Materials, Well logging and Formation Evaluation.
Brief Profile: Mr Hari Ganesh joined PDPU as lecturer from May 2017.
He has completed his M tech in Petroleum Exploration from University of Petroleum and energy studies, Dehradun in 2017 & B tech in mechanical engineering from Hindustan University Chennai. He completed his training and internship at Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Kollam and Raeon Energy Services LLP, Mumbai.
|Ms Mahula Santra
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Mahula.Santra@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Natural gas engineering & processing, LNG value chain,Chemical Reaction engineering,Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Petroleum refining processes
Brief Profile: Ms. Mahula Santra joined PDPU as a Lecturer in the School of Petroleum Technology in May 2017. She is a B.Tech.(WBUT, 2015) and M.Tech.(UPES, 2017) in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Process Design Engineering. During masters, she has completed her major project work at BPCL R & D Centre, Greater Noida (July, 2016 - April, 2017). Currently, she is pursuing PhD in Chemical Engineering from Ahmedabad University.
|Mr Manan Rajiv Shah
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Manan.Shah@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation, Renewable Energy Sector, Reservoir Simulation, Mathematics
Brief Profile: Mr. Manan Shah joined Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in June, 2015 as a Lecturer in the School of Petroleum Technology. He is currently working in Centre of Excellence for Geothermal Energy, Gandhinagar as a Reserach Scientist. He has done his Bachelor in chemical Engineering from L.D college of Engineering and did his M.tech in Petroleum Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.
|Mr Maunish Sanjaybhai Shah
M.Tech., B.E., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Maunish.Shah@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Refracturing Technology, Particulate diverter for Refracturing, Hydraulic fracturing, Cement slurry design
|Ms Namrata Bist
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Namrata.Bist@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Production Engineering, Renewable Energy, Applications of Petroleum Engineering in Software domain
Brief Profile: Ms. Namrata Bist is a petroleum engineer and has completed her B.Tech in Applied Petroleum Engineering from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun & M.Tech from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.
She has a rich assortment of work experience from reputed firms like Weatherford International and Infosys Ltd.
|Ms Vaishali Sharma
Email : Vaishali.Sharma@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Shale Gas Exploration and Exploitation, Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling, Production Optimization, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Biofuel and Bioenergy, Waste to Fuel.
Brief Profile: Ms. Sharma is a Petroleum Engineering graduate from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad and possess 4+ years of academic, administrative and research experience. Her areas of expertise are Shale Gas Exploration and Exploitation and Alternative Energy Resources.