Faculty Department

Dr. Vamsi Krishna Kudapa

Dr. Vamsi Krishna Kudapa

Assistant Professor (SG)

Ph.D (Oil & Gas), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, 2018

M.S (Petroleum Technology), Teesside University (UK), 2010

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Nagarjuna University, 2008

Career Graph:

  • 2nd June 2016 – Present, Assistant Professor (SG), Department of Chemical Engineering, UPES, Dehradun.
  • 24th June 2013 – 1st June 2016, Assistant Professor (SS), Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences, UPES, Dehradun.

Honours and Achievements:

  • Received “Best Paper Award” in International conference on “Advances in the field of Health, Safety, Fire, Environment, Allied Sciences and Engineering, (HSFEA 2016)", Nov 18-19, 2016.
  • Honored with “Certificate of Merit” for achieving 9th Prize, in RISE 2016 for the project “Research Project on Preparation of High Membrane Efficiency Water Based Drilling Mud”.
  • Established “Drilling Fluids Lab and Fluids Testing Lab” at Sri Aditya Engineering College.
  • Felicitated with outstanding award for establishing “Digital Oil Field”, UPES, Dehradun.
  • Awarded “Appreciation Certificate” for consultancy project funded by ABB.


  • Modelling and Simulation – Unconventional Gas Resources.
  • Superhydrophobic Materials.

Recent Publications:

  • V.M. PV, V.K. Kudapa, Recent developments in usage of fluorine-free nano structured materials in oil-water separation: A review, Surfaces and Interfaces. 27 (2021) 101455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfin.2021.101455.
  • M.J.A. Prince, V.R. Avula, V.K. Kudapa, Investigation of anionic in place of cationic surfactants onto oil wet carbonate surfaces for improving recovery, Materials Today: Proceedings. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.10.213.
  • P. Sharma, V.K. Kudapa, Assessment of hydrocarbon generation potential of coal seams from Raniganj basin, India, Materials Today: Proceedings. (2021) 10–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.10.226.
  • P. Sharma, V.K. Kudapa, Rheological study of fluid flow model through computational flow dynamics analysis and its implications in mud hydraulics, Materials Today: Proceedings. 47 (2021) 5326–5333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.06.058.

Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Co-Project Investigator in Modelling and Simulation of Shale Gas Production in Shale formations

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Personal interests:

  • Renewable Energy – Solar and Thermal.
  • Energy Storage.
  • Nanoparticles application in drilling fluids.