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Nagu Daraboina PhD

Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Russell School of Chemical Engineering

nagu-daraboina@utulsa.edu
http://www.tupdp.utulsa.edu/staff.html
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Biography

Nagu Daraboina is an assistant professor at the Russel School of Chemical Engineering and associate director of Tulsa University Paraffin Deposition Projects (TUPDP). He also leads several projects in Tulsa University Center of Research Excellence (TUCoRE). Dr. Daraboina holds M.E. (2008) degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc, India), and a Ph.D. (2012) degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC, Canada). During doctoral degree (2010) Nagu worked as a Visiting Scholar in National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (NRC, Canada) and gained valuable experience in molecular level techniques (Raman, NMR, DSC, XRD etc). From 2012 to 2014, Nagu worked as postdoctoral research fellow in Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at Denmark Technical University (DTU, Denmark) and acquired skills in experimental and computational petroleum thermodynamics. His main research interest is in the areas of flow assurance, carbon dioxide capture & storage, petroleum thermodynamics, and polymer degradation. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 publications in these areas.


Ph.D., University of British Columbia
M.S., Indian Institute of Science


Flow Assurance
Hydrocarbon Thermodynamics
Energy and Environment

Heat Transfer
Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


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.

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.

Kumar, Asheesh et al. “Experimental Investigation to Elucidate Why Tetrahydrofuran Rapidly Promotes Methane Hydrate Formation Kinetics: Applicable to Energy Storage.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120.51 (2016): 29062–29068. Print.

Chi, Yuandao, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Investigation of Inhibitors Efficacy in Wax Deposition Mitigation Using a Laboratory Scale Flow Loop.” AIChE Journal 62.11 (2016): 4131–4139. Print.

Soedarmo, Auzan, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Microscopic Study of Wax Deposition: Mass Transfer Boundary Layer and Deposit Morphology.” Energy and Fuels 30.4 (2016): 2674–2686. Print.

Soedarmo, Auzan et al. “Microscopic Study of Wax Precipitationi-Static Conditions.” Energy and Fuels 30.2 (2016): 954–961. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Stylianos Pachitsas, and Nicolas Von Solms. “Natural Gas Hydrate Formation and Inhibition in Gas/Crude Oil/Aqueous Systems.” Fuel 148 (2015): 186–190. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Christine Malmos Perfeldt, and Nicolas Von Solms. “Testing Antifreeze Protein from the Longhorn Beetle Rhagium Mordax as a Kinetic Gas Hydrate Inhibitor Using a High-Pressure Micro Differential Scanning Calorimeter.” Canadian Journal of Chemistry 93.9 (2015): 1025–1030. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, and Nicolas Von Solms. “The Combined Effect of Thermodynamic Promoters Tetrahydrofuran and Cyclopentane on the Kinetics of Flue Gas Hydrate Formation.” Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 60.2 (2015): 247–251. Print.

Walker, Virginia et al. “Antifreeze Proteins as Gas Hydrate Inhibitors.” Canadian Journal of Chemistry 93.8 (2015): 839–849. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Stylianos Pachitsas, and Nicolas Von Solms. “Experimental Validation of Kinetic Inhibitor Strength on Natural Gas Hydrate Nucleation.” Fuel 139 (2015): 554–560. Print.

Herslund, Peter et al. “Measuring and Modelling of the Combined Thermodynamic Promoting Effect of Tetrahydrofuran and Cyclopentane on Carbon Dioxide Hydrates.” Fluid Phase Equilibria 381 (2014): 20–27. Print.

Perfeldt, Christine et al. “Inhibition of Gas Hydrate Nucleation and Growth: Efficacy of an Antifreeze Protein from the Longhorn Beetle Rhagium Mordax.” Energy and Fuels 28.6 (2014): 3666–3672. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Christine Malmos, and Nicolas Von Solms. “Investigation of Kinetic Hydrate Inhibition Using a High Pressure Micro Differential Scanning Calorimeter.” Energy and Fuels 27.10 (2013): 5779–5786. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, John Ripmeester, and Peter Englezos. “The Impact of SO2on Post Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture in Bed of Silica Sand through Hydrate Formation.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 15 (2013): 97–103. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, and Praveen Linga. “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Poly-N-Vinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP) on Methane/Propane Clathrates Using a New Contact Mode.” Chemical Engineering Science 93 (2013): 387–394. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu et al. “Assessing the Performance of Commercial and Biological Gas Hydrate Inhibitors Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy and a Stirred Autoclave.” Fuel 105 (2013): 630–635. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Christine Malmos, and Nicolas Von Solms. “Synergistic Kinetic Inhibition of Natural Gas Hydrate Formation.” Fuel 108 (2013): 749–757. Print.

Zhong, Dong, Nagu Daraboina, and Peter Englezos. “Recovery of CH4from Coal Mine Model Gas Mixture (CH4/N2) by Hydrate Crystallization in the Presence of Cyclopentane.” Fuel 106 (2013): 425–430. Print.

Linga, Praveen et al. “Enhanced Rate of Gas Hydrate Formation in a Fixed Bed Column Filled with Sand Compared to a Stirred Vessel.” Chemical Engineering Science 68.1 (2012): 617–623. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu et al. “Natural Gas Hydrate Formation and Decomposition in the Presence of Kinetic Inhibitors. 3. Structural and Compositional Changes.” Energy and Fuels 25.10 (2011): 4398–4404. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu et al. “Natural Gas Hydrate Formation and Decomposition in the Presence of Kinetic Inhibitors. 2. Stirred Reactor Experiments.” Energy and Fuels 25.10 (2011): 4384–4391. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu et al. “Natural Gas Hydrate Formation and Decomposition in the Presence of Kinetic Inhibitors. 1. High Pressure Calorimetry.” Energy and Fuels 25.10 (2011): 4392–4397. Print.

Shukla, Neelesh, Nagu Daraboina, and Giridhar Madras. “Oxidative and Photooxidative Degradation of Poly(Acrylic Acid).” Polymer Degradation and Stability 94.8 (2009): 1238–1244. Print.

Shukla, Neelesh, Nagu Daraboina, and Giridhar Madras. “Ultrasonic Degradation of Poly(Acrylic Acid).” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 112.2 (2009): 991–997. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, and Giridhar Madras. “Kinetics of the Ultrasonic Degradation of Poly (Alkyl Methacrylates).” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 16.2 (2009): 273–279. Print.

Book Chapter


Sun, Duo et al. “Capture of CO≪Inf≫2≪/Inf≫ and Storage in Depleted Gas Reservoirs in Alberta as Gas Hydrate.” Gas Injection for Disposal and Enhanced Recovery. 2014. 305–310. Print.

Conference Proceedings


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.

Daraboina, Nagu, Auzan Soedarmo, and Cem Sarica. “Microscopic Study of Wax Inhibition Mechanism.” Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference. Vol. 2. 2016. 1240–1249. Print.

Zhong, Dong, Nagu Daraboina, and Peter Englezos. “Coal Mine Methane Gas Recovery by Hydrate Formation in a Fixed Bed of Silica Sand Particles.” Energy and Fuels. Vol. 27. 2013. 4581–4588. Print.


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