Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus






I aim to develop affordable technologies for water, energy, and environmental applications. My areas of expertise include Surface and Interface Science, Fluid Mechanics, and Rheology.


Date Role
2019 - Research Associate, Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
2018 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
2017-19 Board Member (Education), Society of Plastics Engineers Ontario Division
2018-18 Visiting PhD Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2017-17 Visiting Postgraduate Researcher, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK 
2014-18 PhD Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering in Collaboration with Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
2012-14 MEng Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto



Cherukupally P, Sun W, Wong APY, et al., 2020, Surface-engineered sponges for recovery of crude oil microdroplets from wastewater (vol 321, pg 784, 2019 ), Nature Sustainability, ISSN:2398-9629

Abidli A, Huang Y, Cherukupally P, et al., 2020, Novel separator skimmer for oil spill cleanup and oily wastewater treatment: From conceptual system design to the first pilot-scale prototype development, Environmental Technology & Innovation, ISSN:2352-1864, Pages:100598-100598

Cherukupally P, Sun W, Wong APY, et al., 2019, Surface-engineered sponges for recovery of crude oil microdroplets from wastewater, Nature Sustainability, ISSN:2398-9629


Cherukupally P, Fiddes L, Park C, et al., 2019, Open cell foams - An emerging, low-cost bacteria adhesive surface for energy and environmental applications

Cherukupally P, Li B, Williams D, et al., 2018, Mining value from oil sands tailings ponds

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