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Dr Asheesh Kumar

Research Interest

  • Gas Hydrates/Clathrate Hydrates
  • Flow Assurance in Deepwater Oil and Gas Production Systems
  • CO2 Capture and Storage/Sequestration
  • Methane/Natural gas and Hydrogen Storage

Awards and Honours

World’s top 2% Scientist  by Stanford University, 2022
Guest Editor by Energies (IF 2.7), an international, open-access journal in energy engineering and research, 2020
Certificate of outstanding contribution in reviewing by Applied Energy, Elsevier Journal (IF 9.0), 2019
Certificate of Recognition by American Chemical Society for publication reviewing activities, 2017
Best Research Scholars-NCL RF-Keerti Sangoram Memorial Endowment Award by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India,  2016
Elsevier Reviewer Recognition by Journal of Natural gas Science & Engineering (IF 4.0), 2015
NCL RF-Agnimitra Memorial Best Poster Award 2014 by National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India, 2014
Certificate of appreciation for “Patent Certificate Course for Scientist & Engineers by IPFACE Venture centre, Pune, 2014
CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, 2014
Gate (National level examination for IITs) by MHRD, India, 2008
CSIR, 2008

Work Experience

Ramanujan Fellow Scientist CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun (2021 -present)
Assistant Professor AcSIR (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research)- (2022 – Present)
Senior Research Associate The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia (Aug 2018 to Jan 2021)
Visiting Scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Western Australia (Sep 2018- Jan 2019)
 Post Doctoral
Research fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (May 2016 to Aug 2018)
 Assistant Professor Mewar University, Chittorgarh Rajasthan, India (Sep 2010- Oct 2011)
 Associate Editor Frontiers in Chemistry and Frontiers in Physics (2022)
Elsevier Book Editor
Challenges and recent advances in sustainable oil & gas recovery and transportation (2021-22)


  • Method and Apparatus for Hydrate Production and Storage in Presence of
    Thermodynamic Promoter, National University of Singapore, 10201810882W, 2018, USA/
    Singapore, Filed.
  • A Process for Dissociation of Hydrates in Presence of Additives or Hydrate Dissociation Promoters, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Chemical Laboratory and GAIL (India) Ltd,  WO 2017125954 A1, US10633572B2, 2017, USA, Granted.
  • Gas Hydrate Based Gas Separation Process Using Fixed Bed Setup, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Chemical Laboratory, 351428 2015, India, Granted.
  • A Method for Inhibiting Gas Hydrate Formation by a Novel Green Kinetic Inhibitor, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 311303, 2019, India, Granted.

Selected Publications

  • A Kumar, Avinash V. Palodkar, Rupali Gautam, Nilesh Choudhary, Hari Prakash Veluswamy, Sanat Kumar, Role of salinity in clathrate hydrate based processes, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2022, 108, 104811.
  • A Kumar, N Daraboina, P Linga, R Kumar, and J A Ripmeester, Experimental Study on Hydrate Structure Transition Using an In Situ High-Pressure Powder X-ray Diffractometer: Application in CO2 Capture, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2022, 10, 35, 11473–11482.
  • G Pandey, T Poothia and A Kumar, Hydrate based carbon capture and sequestration (HBCCS): An innovative approach towards decarbonization, Applied Energy, 2022, 326, 15, 119900.
  • R Gautam, S Kumar, A Kumar, Intensified Carbon Dioxide Hydrate Formation Kinetics in a Simulated Subsea Sediment: Application in Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Energy Fuels 2022, 36, 16, 9194–9202.
  • R Gautam, AV Palodkar, M Sahai, S Kumar, A Kumar, Assessment of a Biocompatible Additive for Hydrate Formation Kinetics along with Morphological Observations and Model Predictions, Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, 2022, 10, 100289.
  • A Kumar, HP Veluswamy, S Kumar, R Kumar, P Linga, In Situ Characterization of Mixed CH4–THF Hydrates Formed from Seawater: High-Pressure Calorimetric and Spectroscopic Analysis, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2021) 125 (30), 16435-16443.
  • A Kumar, CSH Yeo, S Kumar, P Linga, Calorimetric Assessment of Ternary Methane–Carbon Dioxide–Tetrahydrofuran (CH4–CO2–THF) Hydrates: Application in Storage and Transport of CO2 Lean natural gas, Energy & Fuels (2021) 35 (16), 13249-13255.
  • G Bhattacharjee, HP Veluswamy, A Kumar, P Linga, Stability analysis of methane hydrates for gas storage application, Chemical Engineering Journal (2021), 415, 128927.
  • S Sakurai, B Hoskin, J Choi, T Nonoue, EF May, A Kumar, BWE Norris, Z. Aman, Investigating hydrate formation rate and the viscosity of hydrate slurries in water-dominant flow: Flowloop experiments and modelling, Fuel (2021) 292, 120193.
  • A Kumar, HP Veluswamy, R Kumar, P Linga, Direct use of seawater for rapid methane storage via clathrate (sII) hydrates, Applied Energy (2019) 235, 21-30.
  • A Kumar, R Kumar, P Linga, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Preferentially Promotes Enclathration of Methane in Mixed Methane-Tetrahydrofuran Hydrates, Iscience (2019) 14, 136-146.

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