Dr. Srinivas Swaroop Kolla

Assistant Professor

School of Material Science & Engineering

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT)

Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Threshold Sand Rates - Acoustic Monitors

Triangular Elbow Modeling 

Lower Erosion Rate

Mechanistic Multiphase Flow Modelling of Gas Carry under in GLCC

Computational Fluid Dynamics Study On The Effect Of Inlet Modifications of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators

Srinivas Swaroop Kolla received his Bachelor's degree (2002) from Nagarjuna University in India and M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2018) degrees from The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA all in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently, he also an MBA  degree specializing in International Business. He has more than 20+ of experience across leading multi-disciplinary industry projects with cross-functional teams specializing in Oil & Gas, Medical, and Automotive sectors. Dr. Kolla's research interests are centered upon development, analysis and application of mechanistic models based on experimental techniques and numerical methods in Multiphase Flow & Transportation, Compact Separation Technologies, and Particle Transport. Applications span various industries not limiting to the following: clean water, wastewater management, produced water, filtration equipment, etc. He has multiple patents and has authored/co-authored numerous publications. He is also an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sections Ambassador while serving as Chair of ASME Mid-Continent Professional Section and Lead Organizer of Multiphase Flow Technical Track in ASME Fluid Engineering Division and a member of FMTC, CFDTC, MFTC technical committees.  He also serves as a reviewer for several conferences and journals. Since 2020, Dr. Kolla is working as a faculty in Oklahoma State University- Tulsa teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and labs in Design, Controls, Fluid Mechanics. He is a recipient of the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) and National Science Foundation NSF OK EPSCoR grants. 


·        ASME-Fluid Engineering Division- Scholarship 2020

·        Bellwether Fellowship 2017/2018

·        ASME-Fluid Engineering Division- Graduate Scholarship 2017/2018

·        Chapman Distinguished Scholar Award 2017/2018

·        Annual Research Colloquium Award 2017/2005

·        Chapman Fellowship Grant Award 2017

·        ASME-Petroleum Division Scholarship Award 2016,2017

·        ANSYS Simulation World Congress 2012

·        3rd in Symposium held by Southwestern and Rocky Mountain division of AAAS 2006 


MBA, May 2022

International Business

Pondicherry University  

Ph.D., Dec 2018

Mechanical Engineering-CFD/FEA/FSI/Controls/Modeling

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma                                                                                                


MS, May 2007

Mechanical Engineering

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 


B.Tech., Oct 2002

Mechanical Engineering

Nagarjuna University, India  

Professional and Academic Career

Teaching Assistant Professor, Aug 2021 – Present

Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lecturer /Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jan 2020 – July 2021

Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Jan 2019 – Dec 2019

The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Academic Tutor/Mentor, Jan 2019 – Aug 2019

OASIS, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Research Assistant, Aug 2015 – Dec 2018

TUSTP, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Techno-Commercial Consultant, Jul 2013 – Jul 2015

Hyderabad, India 

Business Development Manager, Oct 2012 – Jun 2013

Pricol Technologies, India 

Assistant Project Manager/ Senior Team Lead – virtual validation, Oct 2011 – Sep 2012

Pricol Technologies, India

Technical Project Coordinator, R&D Engineer, Jan 2010 – May 2011

FMC Technologies, France/India   

Technical Consultant, Jan 2008 – Dec 2009

Solar Innovations, India   

Research Assistant, Aug 2003 – Aug 2007

TUSTP, Oklahoma, USA

Mechanical Engineer, Jun 2002 – Jul 2003

Venkataramana Engineering Works, India

Professional Societies

Chair - ASME Mid-Continent Section (2020/2021/2022/2023)

Technical Lead organizer – ASME Fluid Engineering Division - Multiphase Flows in Petroleum Engineering (2020)

Technical Liaison - ASME Mid-Continent Section (2019/2020)

Topic Organizer – ASME Fluid Engineering Division - Liquid-Liquid Flows (2018, 2019)

Topic Co-organizer – ASME Fluid Engineering Division - Multiphase Flows in Petroleum Engineering (2019)

Symposium Co-organizer – ASME Fluid Engineering Division - Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems (2018)

Committee member – Multiphase Flow Technical Track, Computational Fluid Dynamics Track

Student Director/Member- ASME Petroleum Engineering Collegiate Council (2017, 2018)

Leadership & Service Activities

Section Chair, ASME Mid-Continent Section -  2020/21/22/23

Technical Liaison, ASME Mid-Continent Section - 2019/20/21/22/23   

Topic Lead Organizer, ASME FEDSM MFTC - 2018/19/20/21/22/23          

Committee Member,  ASME FEDSM MFTC, CFDTC, FMTC - 2017/18/19/20/21/22/22/23

Election Commission Head, GSA, University of Tulsa - 2017/18

Process Leader, Pricol Technologies -  2012/13

Industrial Advisor -  2012/13

Co-Chair, Student Annual Research Colloquium, University of Tulsa -  2006/07

Secretary, Graduate Student Association, University of Tulsa  - 2005/06

President, Indian Student Association, University of Tulsa  -  2004/05         

President, Mechanical Engineering Student Association, India -  2001/02