Dr. Navin Gopinathan

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Room & Contact: 
Room 318 Tel:+91-1881-242273 (O)

Assistant Professor


Department of Chemical Engineering

Areas of Research: 

Gas and liquid adsorption

Controlled drug delivery

Liquid intrusion

Enhanced oil recovery

Catalyst deactivation and oil upgrading


PhD - University of Bath, UK

MSc - Chemical Engineering with Design - University of Bath, UK

BTech - Government Engineering College, Thrissur, University of Calicut

Selected Publications/Patents: 

Pavlovskaya, G., Six, J., Meersman, T., Gopinathan, N. & Rigby, S. P. 2015. NMR imaging of low pressure gas phase transport in packed beds using hyperpolarised xenon-129. AIChe Journal, 61, 4013-4019.

Gopinathan, N., Tang, B., Lowe, J. P., Edler, K. J. & Rigby, S. P. 2014. NMR Cryoporometry studies of the relation between drug release and pore structural evolution of polymeric nanoparticles. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 469, 146-158.

Gopinathan, N., Greaves, M., Wood, J., & Rigby, S. P. 2013. Investigation of the problems with using gas adsorption to probe catalyst pore structure during coking. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 393, 234-240.

Gopinathan, N., Greaves, M., Lowe, J. P., Wood, J. & Rigby, S. P. 2012. Determination of the location of coke in catalysts by a novel NMR based liquid - porosimetry approach. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 381, 164-170.

Work Experience: 

Adhoc Faculty - Government Engineering College, Kozhikode - Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

Adhoc faculty - National Institute of Technology Calicut - Aug 2016 - May 2018

Research Associate - HP Green R&D, HPCL, Bengaluru - Nov 2014 - July 2016

Research Fellow - University of Nottingham - Aug 2012 - Oct 2013