Nagu Daraboina, associate professor of chemical engineering at The University of Tulsa, received the Donald W. Davidson Award at the 10th International Conference on Gas Hydrates held in Singapore this month. This award recognizes a young researcher who has performed groundbreaking research in the field of gas hydrates within 10 years of receiving a doctorate or is under the age of 40.
“I am greatly honored to receive this prestigious award. It is a token reminder for past efforts and a push factor for future endeavors,” Daraboina said. “I would like to thank the international scientific committee and conference chair for selecting me. I also thank my diverse research team for their passion toward finding solutions to engineering problems. This achievement is not possible without them.”
Daraboina’s research focuses on developing technology enabled by gas hydrates that purify produced water as well as solving flow assurance problems related to offshore production. He is the associate director of Tulsa University Paraffin Deposition Project, has published more than 60 research articles and has delivered several seminars to industry and academia.