Dr. Mandira Agarwal

Distinguished Professor

No. Papers published in journals: Twenty Three (23)

No. Papers presented in conferences: Thirty Five (35)

No. Citations:1

Academic Background (Degrees, University Name & Year of Passing):

  • Ph.D : Geomorphology and Environmental Management of Umiam Basin, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 1995
  • M.Phil : Geomorphological Studies Around Umiam Lake and adjoining Areas, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya with “A” Grade from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 1989
  • M.Tech: Applied Geology with First Class from University of Roorkee (Now, IIT Roorkee), 1976
  • B.Sc. Honors in Geology with First Class from Guwahati University, Guwahati, 1973

Career Graph:

  • Distinguished Professor: From 1st July, 2019 to Present
  • Professor : From 1st January,2018
  • Sr. Associate Professor cum Dy. Director, CSR: From 4th August,2015
  • Associate Professor Cum Dy.Director, CSR : From 14th August,2012
  • Assistant Professor- Selection Grade : From 1st July, 2010
  • Assistant Professor : From Oct.,2006
  • Senior Lecturer : From October 6th , 2005

Honours and Achievements:

  • Awarded for ‘Exemplary work in Corporate Social Responsibility’, UPES, 2013
  • Awarded for ‘Exemplary Work in Mentoring International Students’, UPES, 2014
  • Awarded NEHU Fellowship for M.Phil & Ph.D Programme
  • Awarded with UGC Merit Scholarship during the 3 year M.Tech Program, IIT, Roorkee

Research:

  • Contribution : Interdisciplinary Research Work
  • Interest: Interest: Petroleum Geology, Applied Geology, Introduction to Petroleum Operations, Petroleum Exploration, Economics and Risk Management in Exploration, Health, Safety and Environment in Energy Sector, Asset Management, Upstream Asset Management, Mineral Economics and Exploitation Risk.

Agarwal,M., Sudharsan, J., 2021, A comprehensive review on scavenging H2S compounds in oil and gas industry by using nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, Scopus Indexed. DOI Link https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.11.693

Sudharsan J, Agarwal, M., Kudapa,V. K., 2020, Nanotechnology for a green - proficient disposal of oilfield produced water, Material Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, Scopus Indexed, DOI Link :

Mandal, C.S., Agarwal,M, Reddy,V.,Kudapa,V. K. ,2020, Water from air - sustainable alternate source of water, Material Today Proceedings, Elsevier, Scopus Indexed, DOI Link :

Agarwal, M., Patil, P.P. and Mandal, C., 2018, Waste Plastic : A Source of Energy – Assessment of Process Profitability, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized, Vol.27, No.06, April, 2018, pp.45- 51.

Agarwal,M.,Rampure,M.,Todkar,A. and Sharma, P., 2018, Ethanol from maize: an entrepreneurial opportunity in agribusiness, Biofuels, Taylor & Francis, available at doi.org/10.1080/17597269.2018.1457310, April, 2018 , SCI Indexed.

Patil, P.P., Agarwal, M., Mohammed, S. and Mandal, C.,2018, Conversion of waste plastics to valuable hydrocarbon products, International Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics,Vol.7 Issue 4, pp. 58-69, April 2018(special issue, Scopus ID: 3D9ED96C3EFA9FBD

Rampure, M., Vishnu R.C., Agarwal, M, Soni, R.P.,2017, Hydrocarbon Accounting Using MS Access: A Value Addition Tool, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized, Vol.26, No.12, 2017, pp.65-80.

Alexander, R.T., Sharma, R., Agarwal, M., Soni,R.P.,Rawat,A. and Saxena,R., 2017, Transportation of stranded natural gas as gas hydrates, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized,Vol.26, No.11, , 2017, pp.49-51.

Lele, S., Sharma, P., Agarwal, M., Srivastava, D.K. and Raina, A., 2017, Fracture analysis and Strike Orientation through XRMI logs, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized, Vol.26, No.09, 2017, pp.37-43.

Agarwal, M., 2016, Ethanol from Maize : An Opportunity in the Agro Business, Himalayan Geographer, Vol.4, Issue 1, May 2016, pp. 21 -22.

Agarwal, M., Nagalia, A. and D’Souza,C., 2014, Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Unmineable Coal Seams, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized,Vol.23, No.10, August,2014, pp.29-39.

Deepika, A., Mattey,P., Agarwal, M. and Sharma,P., 2014, Gelled Polymers: State of art technology for water control in oil wells, Drilling & Exploration World DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, International Edition, UGC Recognized, Vol.23, No.11, September,2014, pp.41-49.

Agarwal, M. and Razdan, A., 2013, Challenges and Opportunities – Indian upstream sector, Drilling & Exploration World-DEW The Complete Energy Journal, UGC Recognized,Vol.22, No.05, 2013, pp.47 -58.

Nagalia, A.,Nagpal, A., Saripalli,S. and Agarwal, M.,2013, Trigen Technology, Drilling & Exploration World - DEW – The Complete Energy Journal, UGC Recognized, Vol.22, No.06, 2013, pp.62 – 65.

Sharma, M., Jain, A. and Agarwal, M., 2012, Good Governance Practices in Indian Energy Sector, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp.312 -330

Agarwal, M., 2009, Production Sharing Contract – A Comprehensive View in Comparative Issues In Energy Sector (ed. Anand, N), Technology Publications, Dehradun, India, 2009, p. 49- 90p

Agarwal, N.K. and Agarwal, M., 2009, Hazards in and around Dehradun : Need for assessment and futuristic development , AAPDA PRABANDHAN SAMACHAR PAYTRIKA, Vol.3, No.4,2009, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Agarwal, M., and Jose, S., 2008, Clean Development Mechanism, A Sustainable Development Project, Management Education – The Environmental Dimensions (ed. Pathak,P. et.al.), New Delhi, 2008. 342P

Agarwal, M., and Sinha, U.U., 2008, Techno – Economic Analysis of Heavy Oil Fields by Applying MEOR Techniques: A Sustainable Development Project , Management Education – The Environmental Dimensions (ed. Pathak,P. et.al.), New Delhi, 2008. 342P

Agarwal, M., 2006, Earthquake Threat & Mitigation Challenges in Dehradun, Uttaranchal. Energy Acres, VII, No.1,2006, UPES

Agarwal, M., 2002, Soil Conservation and watershed Management (Catchments of Bhimtal, Naukuchhiya Tal, Sat Tal and Khurpa Tal) - Final Report for DPR, 85.

Agarwal, N.K. and Agarwal, M., 1998, Earthquake Awareness - Realities and Disaster Reduction Need, Status of landslides in North East India and Natural Disaster Management. (ed. Sharma, G.D.) Assam University Silchar, Assam, India 120p.

Agarwal, M., 1998, A Parametric Approach for Geohazard Management. Status of landslides in North East India and Natural Disaster Management. (ed. Sharma, G.D.) Assam University Silchar, Assam, India 120p.

Conference Presentations:

Agarwal,M., Kudapa, V.K., Sudharsan, J., 2021, Analytical Study of Structural Characteristics of South Eastern Coal Field by FTIR Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction, Presented at International Conference on Sustainable material, Manufacturing and Renewable Technology (i-SMaRT ) 2021 at Federal Institute of Science And Technology, Kerala during 22nd to 23rd April,2021

Sudharsan J, Agarwal, M., Kudapa, V.K., 2020, Nanotechnology for a green - proficient disposal of oilfield produced water, Presented at 3rd International Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICMSD2020), held at Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai, on 20.11.2020

Mandal, C.S., Agarwal, M., Reddy,V., Kudapa, V.K., 2020, Water from air – A sustainable source of water, Presented at 3rd International Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICMSD2020), held at Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai, on 20.11.2020

Agarwal, M., Sudharsan J., 2020, A Comprehensive review on scavenging H2S compounds in oil and gas industry by using nanomaterials, Presented at 11th International conference on Materials processing and Characterization (ICMPC2020), held at IIT – Indore, on 16.12.2020

Patil, P.P., Agarwal, M., Mohammed, S. and Mandal, C., 2017, Conversion of waste plastics to valuable hydrocarbon products, Presented In National Conference on “Agricultural Sustainability by Cultivation of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (ASCMAP-2017)” held at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun on 18th December, 2017. Bestowed as BEST PAPER .

Agarwal,M., 2015, Ethanol from Maize : An entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Agro Business, In : 2nd Agro- supply chain conference (ASCC-2015) – Cold Chain Logistics in agriculture, 3rd October, 2015, UPES, Dehradun, organized by Centre for Infrastructure & Project Finance and Deptt. of LSCM & Operations.

Agarwal, M.,2015, Challenges in Supply Chain Management in Upstream Sector of Oil and Gas Industry, In : 3rd International Conference on Management of Infrastructure held at COMES, UPES from 6th – 7th February, 2015

D’Souza,C, D’Souza,W. and Agarwal, M. , 2014, Green Crude to Fuel the Futures, In : 2nd International Conference on Management of Infrastructure Studies, 14th Feb.,2014, UPES, Dehradun.

Patel,T. ,D’Souza,W. and Agarwal, M., 2014, Use of Genetic Algorithm for Planning and Re-planning of Directional well, In: 3rd International conference entitled Petroleum Science and Technology 2014 (ICPST – 2014), 3rd to 5th November, 2014, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Chennai.

Agarwal, M., 2013, Application of plasma in control & effective liberation of methane from gas hydrates, In: National Conference on Earth Sciences in India: Challenges and Emerging Trends (ESICET-2013), 7- 9th Nov. 2013, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., 2013, Challenges & best management practices in shale fracking, In : National Conference on Earth Sciences in India: Challenges and Emerging Trends (ESICET-2013), 7- 9th Nov. 2013, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., 2013, Coal Bed Methane (CBM): Challenges & best management practices in India In :National Conference on Earth Sciences in India: Challenges and Emerging Trends (ESICET- 2013), 7- 9th Nov. 2013, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., 2013, Plasma pulse technology for additional oil recovery, In : National Conference on Earth Sciences in India: Challenges and Emerging Trends (ESICET-2013), 7- 9th Nov. 2013, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., 2013, CSR – A Commitment towards Society with special reference to oil and gas industry, In : National Conference on Paradigm for Sustainable Business: People, Planet and Profit, 8- 9 March, 2013, Department of Management Studies, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., 2013, Enhancing CBM recovery from unmineable coal seams using Trigen Technology, In : National Conference on Paradigm for Sustainable Business: People, Planet and Profit, 8- 9 March, 2013, Department of Management Studies, IIT, Roorkee.

Agarwal, M., and Razdan, A., 2013, Challenges and Opportunities – Indian upstream sector, In : International Conference on Management of Infrastructure (ICMI 2013) – Contemporary Issues & Way Forward, 15 – 16 February, 2013, College of Management and Economic Studies, UPES, Dehradun.

Agarwal, M., 2010, Presented paper on Pharmaceutical Waste Management at Selaqui, Dehradun on 27th November, 2010 and at Roorkee on 28th November,2010.

Agarwal, M., 2010, CBM Produced Water - Best Management Practices , in 9th International Oil and Gas conference, Presented in Petrotech - 2010 held at New Delhi during 31st October to 3rd November,2010 organized by ONGC under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on the of “Global Energy Equilibrium” under Poster Presentation.

Agarwal, M., 2009, Brown Field Development - An Emerging Challenge & Opportunity in E & P Sector, Presented in Petrotech – 2009, 8th International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held during 11 – 15th Jan, 2009, New Delhi, India.

Agarwal, M., and Sinha, U.U. 2008, Brown Field Development - An emerging opportunity in upstream sector, March 28- 30, 2008, I.I.T. Roorkee, India.

Agarwal, M., 2008, Techno- Economic Feasibility of Coal Bed Methane Prospects In India , Presented at Unconventional Gas International Conference & Exhibition , September 30 – October,2 2008, Texas, USA.

Sahai, S., Agarwal, M., Gupta, P and Tewari, G.C., 2007, Impact of Portfolio Optimization in Oil and Gas Business, presented in petrotech 2007 Poster session (7th International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition), January 19th 2007,New Delhi, India.

Agarwal, M., and Jose, S., 2007, Clean Development Mechanism to Sustainable Development Project, presented in National Seminar on “Energy & Environment – New Age Management Education Dimensions”, November, 2 & 3,2007, ISM, Dhanbad, India.

Agarwal, M., and Sinha, U.U.,2007, Techno – Economic Analysis of Heavy Oil Fields by Applying MEOR Techniques: A Sustainable Development Project , presented in National Seminar on “Energy & Environment – New Age Management Education Dimensions” , November, 2 & 3,2007, ISM, Dhanbad, India.

Agarwal, M., 2006, Earthquake Threat & Mitigation Challenges in Dehradun, Uttaranchal. Energy Acres, VII, No.1,2006, UPES.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M., 1996, Coal Mining and its impact on water quality in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, Presented at XVIII Ind. Geog. Cong. (NAGI) 29-31 October 1996, Shillong.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M.,1996, Landscape scarring in the Meghalaya Upland, Presented at XVIII Ind. Geog. Cong. (NAGI) 29-31 October 1996, Shillong.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M.,1995, Geohazard Zonation - A Case History from Umiam Basin Meghalaya, Indian, Presented at Eleventh National Convention of Environmental Engineers and Seminar on Environmental Control Technology-Advances, Law and Awareness to Curb Pseudoism, Roorkee, 10th-11th November 1995.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M.,1994, Geoenvironmental Issues Around Shillong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Presented at Seminar on Environment Pollution and Public Health, (World Environment Day 1994), Organised by NEICSSR, Shillong.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M., 1992, Slope Evaluation Around Umiam Lake, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Presented at National Seminar or Geomorphology and Natural Hazards, 4th Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), Shillong, 30th April-2nd May 1992.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M., 1992, Geomorphic Control in Landuse Variation Around Umiam Lake, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Presented at National Seminar on Geomorphology and Natural Hazards, 4th Indian Institute of Geomorphologies (IGI), Shillong 30th April-2nd May 1992.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal M. ,1991, Mining and Environmental Issues in Meghalaya. India, Presented at International Conference on Mineral Development and Environment, Delhi, 28th-30th November 1991, Organised by Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M., 1990, Deforestation and Landslides - A Continuous Environmental Degradation Process in Meghalaya, Presented at National Seminar on Consequences of Environmental Degradation in India, Indore, 3rd-4th April 1990.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M.,1990, Geo-Environmental Problems Around Umiam Lake, Meghalaya, India. (Abst.) Procd. Regional Conference on Asian-Pacific Countries, Intern. Geographical Union (IGU), China, 13th-20th August 1990.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M.,1990, Geo-Environmental Problems Around Umiam Lake, Meghalaya, India. (Abst.) Procd. Regional Conference on Asian-Pacific Countries, Intern. Geographical Union (IGU), China, 13th-20th August 1990.

Rai, R.K. and Agarwal, M., 1990, Geomorphological Characteristics Around Umiam Lake and Adjoining Areas, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya Presented in 3rd Annual Conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), Pune, 23rd-25th November 1990.

Project and Consultancy Work :

  • Rural Women Technology Park of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand,2014 - 2017
  • Make over Vedanta Post Graduate Girls College to develop it into World Class Institution to provide Vocational / Skill Based / Technical Education for HZL and Vedanta Group with MEIL ( M-Power Energy India Pvt. Ltd.), New Delhi, 2008-2009
  • Geoenvironmental Studies for DPR for Soil Conservation and Watershed Management in four Lake Catchments of Nainital, Uttaranchal for I.I.T. Roorkee, 2002
  • Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India sponsored Project on Geohazard assessment in parts of Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, India, 1993-97
  • Ph.D.’s guided: 03 Awarded and 02 in progress; Ph.D Thesis Evaluation work from other University

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Life Member of Hydro Carbon Committee
  • Member of Energy Institute, United Kingdom
  • Life Member of Association of Petroleum Geologists (APG)
  • Life Member of Institute of Indian Geomorphologists (IIG)
  • Life Member of The Himalayan Geographical Society (HGS)
  • Member of International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) Scientific Board for a term of 4 years ( 2008 -2011)

Personal interests:

Reading books, Listening music, Contributing Towards Society