▌ Dr. Suresh Kumar Govindarajan



DOE 304

+91 44 22574814

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Research Areas

Trying to understand the behavior of fluid flow in a fractured reservoir as against the conventional classical porous medium, where we do a have reasonable understanding in describing fluid flow, especially at the macroscopic scale. However, in a fractured/carbonate reservoirs, it is extremely difficult to deduce a reasonable REV, which in turn, poses a great challenge in deducing the mean value of the dependent variable of interest (spatial and temporal distribution of pressure and saturation profiles). In this context, investigations are being carried out in order to capture the anomalies associated with a fractured/carbonate reservoirs with reference to the single continuum hypothesis of a classical porous medium.

PRO Attainments

2004 – Doctor of Philosophy
IISc (Bangalore)


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Berlin, M; Natarajan, N; Vasudevan, M; Kumar, G S: Impact of Skin on the Movement of Nitrates in a Fractured Porous Media: Numerical Investigations. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 46 (5), pp. 4811-4824, 2021, ISSN: 2193567X. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Berlin, M; Natarajan, N; Vasudevan, M; Kumar, G Suresh: Influence of transient porosity in a coupled fracture-skin-matrix system at the scale of a single fracture. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28 (15), pp. 18632-18650, 2021, ISSN: 09441344. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Natarajan, N; Kumar, G Suresh; Vasudevan, M: Impact of coupling terms on the thermal transport mechanism in a fracture matrix coupled system. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 7 (1), pp. 417-432, 2021, ISSN: 23636203. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Mohanadhas, B; Kumar, G Suresh: Modelling of Organic Acid Transport in Unsaturated Subsurface System. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 79 , pp. 25-35, 2021, ISSN: 23662557. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Babu, A Naga; Sree, T Raja; Reddy, D Srinivasa; Kumar, G Suresh; Mohan, G V Krishna: Experimental and statistical analysis of As(III) adsorption from contaminated water using activated red mud doped calcium-alginate beads. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom), 42 (12), pp. 1810-1825, 2021, ISSN: 09593330. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Vivek, R; Kumar, G Suresh: Evolution of hysteresis relative permeability of wetting brine phase using contact angle hysteresis in a partially saturated CO2-brine system. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 43 (11), pp. 1290-1306, 2021, ISSN: 15567036. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)


Natarajan, N; Vasudevan, M; Kumar, G S: Simulating Scale Dependencies on Dispersive Mass Transfer in Porous Media Under Various Boundary Conditions. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Civil Engineering, 44 , pp. 375-393, 2020, ISSN: 22286160. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

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Work Experience

24th July 2015 - Current

Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

1st June 2010 – 24th July 2015

Associate Professor
Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

16th May 2007 – 31st May 2010

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

June 2006 - May 2007

Assistant Professor
IIT – Guwahati

June 2005 - May 2006

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nov 2003 - June 2005

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA