Prof. Velisa Vesovic is a Professor of Transport Phenomena at Imperial College London. He is a graduate of Imperial College where he obtained both a BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering. He is a theme leader for the Oil and Gas network, part of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College, and the Head of the departmental Petroleum Research Section.
His research is in modelling transport phenomena and his expertise is in thermophysical properties, with special emphasis on reservoir fluids. The work encompasses both fundamental and applied research. The applied research focuses on: CO2 enhanced oil recovery and CCS; hydrate formation; modelling spreading and vaporization of LNG following accidental spillage; prediction of the viscosity and diffusion coefficients of reservoir fluids and the influence of different transport phenomena on compositional segregation. He is the co-developer of a very successful theoretically-based scheme for the predictions of viscosity of dense fluid mixtures, namely the VW methodology.
Prof. Vesovic has published over a hundred papers and reviews in the refereed scientific literature. He also acts as a consultant to the chemical and petroleum industry in the fields of energy, fluid characterisation, transport phenomena and accidental releases