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Nagu Daraboina, PhD

Nagu Daraboina, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemical Engineering


Research Interests

Flow Assurance
Hydrocarbon Thermodynamics
Energy and Environment

Teaching Interests

Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics


  • Dubey, Anshul, Yuandao Chi, and Nagu Daraboina. “Investigating the Performance of Paraffin Inhibitors under Different Operating Conditions.” Proceedings – SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2017. Print.

  • Agarwal, J. et al. “Effect of Hydrodynamic Parameters on the Wax Mass Density: Scale up from Laboratory Flow Loop to Crude Production Pipelines.” Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference. Vol. 1. 2017. 664–674. Print.

  • Soedarmo, Auzan, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Validation of Wax Deposition Models with Recent Laboratory Scale Flow Loop Experimental Data.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 149 (2017): 351–366. Print.

  • Navaneetha Kannan, Seetharaman et al. “Settling and Re-Entrainment of Wax Particles in near-Gelling Systems.” AIChE Journal 64.2 (2018): 765–772. Print.

  • Chi, Yuandao, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Effect of the Flow Field on the Wax Deposition and Performance of Wax Inhibitors: Cold Finger and Flow Loop Testing.” Energy and Fuels 31.5 (2017): 4915–4924. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Thermodynamics
  • Research and Dissertation

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Enginers
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award