Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu

Dr. Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu

Associate Professor

Profile Summary

Dr. Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu brings a rich blend of industry and academic experience to his career. His previous roles include being an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Andhra Pradesh, before joining UPES. With a Ph.D. earned in 2015 from IIT Madras, focusing on in-situ combustion-based enhanced oil recovery, he's a recognized authority in his field.

During his tenure in academia, Dr. Devarapu's contributions have been substantial. He actively shaped petroleum engineering curricula at JNTU Kakinada and KL University and held roles such as committee member and chairman for their respective BOS committees. Further, he played a pivotal role in establishing and enhancing petroleum engineering laboratories, demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence. Dr. Devarapu's research spans areas like mathematical modeling of reservoir flow, eco-friendly drilling fluids, and adsorbents for water treatment. His research has been featured in numerous international journals and patents, solidifying his impact on the field.

Work Experience

Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu boasts a dynamic career, including roles as an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Energy Cluster at UPES Dehradun. He also served as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KL University, along with positions at DIT University and ESSAR STEELS Ltd. His journey commenced with Apprentice Training at HPCL. This diverse trajectory reflects his dedication to both academic growth and industry engagement.

Research Interests

Enhanced Oil Recovery, Modeling of flow through porous media, Drilling fluids, Oil-water treatment.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Srinivasa Reddy holds the ideology that the ultimate purpose of education is to foster continuous learning. He firmly believes in the principle that teaching and learning should be intertwined. With this viewpoint, he strives to create a conducive environment that supports and encourages students' learning process. In his classes, he has implemented the concept of "flipping the classroom," incorporating pre-reading assignments. Before attending class, students are assigned sections of the textbook and other resources to read. These assignments are followed by quizzes and predefined tasks that assist students in comprehending real-time solutions related to flow through petroleum reservoirs.

Courses Taught

PG Courses

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

UG Courses

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation and Well Testing
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

Awards and Grants

  • Member Board of Studies for Department of Petroleum Engineering, JNTU, Kakinada from Apr 2019 - Mar 2022.
  • Chairman - Board of Studies for Department of Petroleum Engineering, KL University, Guntur from Apr 2017 to Jul 2018.
  • 3rd Prize at 6th World PetroCoal Congress-2016 for poster on “Development of Mathematical Model for Well Planning in CBM Wells.”
  • 2nd Prize in Technical-Quiz Competitions at 2nd Annual Session of SCHEMCON-06 organized at JNTU Anantapuram.
  • HOUSE Vice-Captain Pandya house at Sainik School Korukonda.

Scholarly Activities

International Journal Publications:

  • Ahmad Ali AlZubia, Srinivasa Reddy, Hannoud Al Moghrabi, Suresh Kumar Govindarajan, D.T.K. Dora. Synthesis of Porous, Hydrophobic Aerogel through the Reinforcement of Bamboo-shaped Oxidized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes in the Silica Matrix for Oil Spill Cleaning. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Online). 2023.
  • TNV Pavan, Srinivasa Reddy, K Vamsi Krishna, G Suresh Kumar. Numerical Investigations on sc-CO2 gas sequestration in layered heterogeneous deep saline aquifers. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (In Press). 2023.
  • Srinivasa Reddy, D Tapas Kumar, K Vamsi Krishna, G Suresh Kumar. Compositional Numerical analysis of Multiphase flow of Crude Oil in Porous Media under Non-Isothermal Conditions. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (In Press). 2023.
  • Gopal Kumar; D Tapas Kumar Dora and Srinivasa Reddy. Hydrophobicized cum Amine Grafted Robust Cellulose Based Aerogel for CO2 Capture. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, (Online). 2022.
  • Sapna Chaudhary; Tapas K. Dora; Srinivasa Reddy; Suheel K Porwal. Sustainable non-cytotoxic ultralight aerogel derived from waste tissue paper as an effective mechanically stable hemostatic agent. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, (Online). 2022.


  • Ponmani, Robello Samuel and D. Srinivasa Reddy. Water based drilling fluid additive and a preparation method thereof. Patent No. 409890; 26/10/2022.