Aaditya Khanal

Aaditya Khanal

Assistant Professor

Email: aadityakhanal@uttyler.edu

Chemical Engineering

Aaditya Khanal

Aaditya Khanal

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemical Engineering
Building: RBN 2041
Email: aadityakhanal@uttyler.edu


PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, , Houston, TX
BS, Chemical Engineering with Honors, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Courses Taught

  • CHEN 3310 – Chemical Engineering Materials
  • CHEN 3370 – Energy and the Environment
  • CHEN 3301 – Thermodynamics I
  • CHEN 3302 – Thermodynamics II
  • CHEN 3320 – Mass Transfer
  • CHEN 4320 – Chemical Engineering Lab I

Research Interests

Our research focuses on modeling the flow of fluids in porous media with direct application to energy extraction and climate change mitigation. We are interested in CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers, hydrogen storage, hydrocarbon production forecasting for unconventional reservoirs, phase behavior modeling of hydrocarbons, and machine learning applications to solve complex engineering problems. We use both numerical simulations and experiments for our research.

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Awards & Honors

  • Lehigh Valley Section American Chemical Society (ACS) Award – 2012
  • ACS Undergraduate New Investigator Grant 2021
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • Khoshghadam M., Khanal A. & Lee W. J. 2015. Numerical Study of Impact of Nano-Pores on Gas-Oil Ratio and Production Mechanisms in Liquid-Rich Shale Oil Reservoirs. Paper 2154191 presented at Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 20-22 July.
  • Khanal A., Khoshghadam M., Lee W.J. & Nikolaou M. New forecasting method for liquid rich shale gas condensate reservoirs with data driven approach. J. Nat. Gas. Sci. Eng., 38 (2017), 621-637.
  • Khanal A. & Weijermars R. Pressure depletion and drained rock volume near hydraulically fractured parent and child wells. J. Petrol. Sci. Eng., 172 (2019), 607-626.
  • Weijermars, R., & Khanal, A. (2019). High-resolution streamline models of flow in fractured porous media using discrete fractures: Implications for upscaling of permeability anisotropy. Earth-Science Reviews, 194, 399–448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.03.011
  • Shahriar, M. F., & Khanal, A. (2022). The current techno-economic, environmental, policy status and perspectives of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Fuel, 325, 124905. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124905