Nagasree Garapati, Ph.D., P.E.

Nagasree Garapati Headshot
Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering
  • P.E. State of West Virginia
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, WVU, USA 2013
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, WVU, USA 2009
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, India, 2007
About Nagasree

Nagasree Garapati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Haven. Prior to joining the University of New Haven, she was at West Virginia University as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and Research Assistant professor. Garapati received her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University working on gas hydrates with Dr. Brian Anderson. During her Ph.D. work, she was lead developer of an NETL multicomponent gas hydrate reservoir simulator originally in the TOUGH family, Mix3HydrateResSim. Garapati did her Post Doctorate in Department of Earth Sciences at University of Minnesota and also visited ETHZ-Zurich as an Academic Scholar working on CO2 Plume geothermal in Professor Martin Saar lab.


Multi-phase, Multi-component fluid and heat transport at multi-scales to develop new technologies for clean energy production at an economically competitive compared to current fossil fuels. Applications include: Natural gas hydrates, Geothermal Energy, Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Garapati have received funding from Department of Energy-Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Selected Publications


Myshakin, E., Garapati, N., Seol, Y., Gai, X., Collett, T., Boswell, R., Ohtsuki, S., Sato, M., Kumagai,K, Suzuki, K., Okinaka. N. “Numerical Simulations of Depressurization-Induced Gas Hydrate Reservoir (Unit B) Response at the Prudhoe Bay Unit Kuparuk 7-11-12 Pad on Alaska North Slope”, special research volume, Energy and Fuels, 36 (2021):2542-2560. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c04099.

Chapman, J. S., Garapati, N., Glezakou, V.-A., Duan, Y., Hu, J.,Dinu, C.Z. “Hydrophilic MIL-160-based membrane exhibits pressure-dependent selective uptake of industrially relevant greenhouse gases”, RSC, Materials Advances (2021); DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00468A.

Zhang, Y., Garapati, N., Doughty, C., Pierre, J., “Modeling Study of Deep Direct Use Geothermal on the West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV”, Geothermics, 87 (2020): 101848; DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101848.

McCleery, R. S., McDowell, R.R., Moore, J. P., Garapati, N., Carr, T.R., Anderson, B.J., “Development of 3-D geological model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University’s Main Campus”, GRC Transactions, 42 (2018): 192-208.

Qian, L., Chapman, J., Aisheng, H., Kenneth, C. W., Wagner, A., Garapati, N., Konstantinos,S., Dinu, C.Z., “User-tailored Metal-Organic Frameworks as Supports for Carbonic Anhydrase”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (2018): 41326-41337; DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14125.

Sridhara, P., Anderson, B.J., Garapati, N., Seol, Y., Myshakin, E.M., “Novel Technological Approach to Enhance Methane Recovery from Class 2 Hydrate Deposits by Employing CO 2 Injection”, Energy and Fuels, 32 (2018): 2949-2961; DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03441.


Garapati, N., Collett, T.S., Zyrianova, M.V., “Economic and Life Cycle Assessment of Gas Production from Gas Hydrate Prospects on Alaska North Slope”, 10th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH10), Singapore, July 2023.

Adams, B. M., Fleming, M. R., Bielicki, J.M., Garapati, N., Saar, M.O. “An Analysis of the Demonstration of a CO2-based Thermosiphon at the SECARB Cranfield Site”, 46th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, CA, February 2021.

Garapati, N., Irr, V. J., Lamb, B., “Feasibility Analysis of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal on the West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV”, 45th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, CA, February 2020.

Garapati, N., Alonge, O.B., Hall, L. Y., Irr, V. J., Zhang, Y., Smith, J.D., Pierre, J., Doughty, C., “Feasibility of Development of Geothermal Deep Direct-Use District Heating and Cooling system at West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV” in Proceedings of 44th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, CA, February 2019.

Garapati, N., Zhang, Y., Pierre, J., Doughty, C., Anderson, B.J., “Subsurface modeling and well configuration design for geothermal deep direct-use district heating system at West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV” TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, CA, October 2018.


Guest lecture on Numerical modeling of fluid and heat transport in geological reservoirs, International webinar on Global Warming and Climate Change, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Amaravati Regional Center, November 12-13 2021.

Panelist on Direct Use Geothermal: How can geothermal direct use contribute to national decarbonization goals? Are past barriers to direct use changing, Geothermal Rising Conference, October 2021.

Guest lecture on Low temperature Geothermal Energy Systems, International Seminar on Textile, Pharma, Food, and Chemical Technologies (TPFC), University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, January 28, 2021.

Guest lecture on Geothermal energy and Gas hydrates for China Energy Investment Group Class of 2018, Morgantown, WV, November 28, 2018.

Panelist on Productive Uses of CO2/Low-Carbon Transportation Fuels: TransTech Energy Business Development Conference, Morgantown, WV, October 26-27, 2016.