MS/PhD Alumini

Vishnu Chandrasekharan Nair
Vishnu Chandrasekharan Nair
Assistant Professor at RGIPT, Raebareli

With immense pleasure I (Dr. Vishnu Chandrasekharan Nair) place on record, the wonderful years I have spent in IIT Madras during my PhD in petroleum engineering at its department of ocean engineering. I cherish the memories of the institute from the awestruck view of its freely roaming fauna and dense forest cover to the rigorous research years under a passionate guide (Dr. Jitendra Sangwai), life was a seamless blend of fresh hopes and well- focussed research activities. Research works, conferences, workshops, industrial projects, awards, and recognitions, whatsoever the institute as well as the department consistently drove me to dream higher and strengthen my skills and expertise. It made me now the Assistant Professor at RGIPT, Raebareli, another prestigious institute of national importance in the field of petroleum engineering, soon after the completion of my PhD. Much blessed to be the part of department of ocean engineering, IIT Madras once and always proud to be its alumni forever.

N. Sakthipriya
N. Sakthipriya
Independent Researcher, Brussels

I did my PhD in Petroleum Engineering (PE), from IIT Madras with the supervision of Prof. Jitendra Sangwai. He motivated me to be highly focused and get my teeth into various research initiatives. He supported me to be active in student affairs and other volunteering activities.
Life at the PE program is not confined to the department, I also got opportunities to explore a wide range of facilities across different laboratories at IIT-M. Prof. Sangwai also gave me a chance to collaborate with Prof. Mukesh Doble of the Department of Biotechnology.
My lab mates and I used to work day and night in our Gas Hydrates and Flow Assurance Laboratory and we enjoyed every single minute.
My beautiful 4.5 years (Dec 2011 to July 2016), at IIT-M taught me lessons to drive myself in all peaks and valleys. It has offered me the abilities to become a thoughtful person, and shaped my worldview.

Pawan Gupta
Pawan Gupta
Assistant Professor, Pandit Deendayal Energy University

I have joined Ph.D. at IIT Madras in the year 2015. I came here along with my family with a lot of uncertainty in mind because of the diverse culture, language bar, and far from my home town. But, spending a few days at IIT Madras and the facilities provided by the institute which was also extended to my family made me feel very homely. I always feel energetic towards my work because of its lush green and pollution free campus and extremely good working culture. The most important part is that, the laboratories were kept open 24X7, which helped me to complete my work on time. The faculties in the department were always supportive and any official work was never delayed. I have joined this prestigious institution with a strong belief to enrich my knowledge and career. Soon after I submitted my thesis, I landed up in a job at PDEU Gandhinagar through the placement. I owe a lot to IIT Madras.

Dr. Abhijit Kakati
Dr. Abhijit Kakati
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) Raysan, Gandhinagar

I am overwhelmed with the opportunity I got to share my experience about the Petroleum Engineering Programme at Ocean Engineering Department, IIT Madras. I believe the Petroleum Engineering Programme offered at IIT Madras is one of the best in India particularly when comes to research in the upstream oil and gas sector. The department provides its scholars with an exciting and well-resourced environment to conduct cutting edge research. One of the best thing about the Petroleum Engineering Programme is the interdisciplinary support that its scholars obtain from various other departments of the institute. During my doctoral study, I had the chance to closely work with many resourced faculties of the institute and scholars from different departments which helped greatly to enrich the quality of my research. Also, it provides its students immense opportunity to visit many top-ranked universities across the globe as a visiting research student through faculty research collaborations or as part of a joined degree programme. The department has given me a chance to learn and grow beyond my expectation for which I am forever grateful.