Dr. Rajnish Kumar

Dr. Rajnish Kumar


Associate Professor

NAC 449



Research Homepage

Research Areas

Gas Hydrates (Formation, Inhibition & Recovery) Carbon Dioxide Capture, Storage & Utilization Methane & Hydrogen Storage Hydrothermal Liquefaction at sub-critical and supercritical conditions

PRO Attainments

2004-2009 – Doctor of Philosophy
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2001-2003 – Master of Science
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

1997-2001-Bachelor of Engineering
Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University


Career History

2016 –Current
Associate Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

2010 – 2016
Sr. Scientist
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

2009 – 2010
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
National Research Council Canada

2003 – 2004
Research Engineer
Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Udaipur (Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd)

Recent Publications


Molecular level investigations and stability analysis of mixed methane-tetrahydrofuran hydrates: Implications to energy storage Kumar, A., Veluswamy, H.P., Linga, P., Kumar, R. 2019 Fuel 236, pp. 1505-1511


A comparison of different water models for melting point calculation of methane hydrate using molecular dynamics simulations Choudhary, N., Chakrabarty, S., Roy, S., Kumar, R. 2019 Chemical Physics
516, pp. 6-14


Energy recovery from simulated clayey gas hydrate reservoir using depressurization by constant rate gas release, thermal stimulation and their combinations Nair, V.C., Prasad, S.K., Kumar, R., Sangwai, J.S. 2018 Applied Energy 225, pp. 755-768


Effect of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Surfactant on Methane Hydrate Formation: A Molecular Dynamics Study Choudhary, N., Hande, V.R., Roy, S., Chakrabarty, S., Kumar, R. 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry B
122(25), pp. 6536-6542


Molecular View of CO2 Capture by Polyethylenimine: Role of Structural and Dynamical Heterogeneity Sharma, P., Chakrabarty, S., Roy, S., Kumar, R. 2018 Langmuir 34(17), pp. 5138-5148

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