10 November, 2019
"I worked on studying viscoelasticity of crude oil-water interfaces. This interfacial viscoelasticity affects the emulsion stability which is critical for phase separation in oil fields. In addition, it influences the flow dynamics at pore-scale which eventually affects the oil recovery. It is also crucial to understanding the development of mixed wettability in oil reservoirs and how we can unstick the residual oil by tuning the brine chemistry in the subsurface.