Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Abhishek Panchal

Louisiana Tech University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Louisiana Tech University
253 Bogard Hall
Ruston, Lou  71272  


Project List:

The Design of Synergistic Dispersant and Herding Systems using Tubular Clay Structures and Gel Phase Materials

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level, GoMRI Scholar

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2


Panchal, A., Swientoniewski, L. T., Omarova, M., Yu, T., Zhang, D., Blake, D. A., et al. (2018). Bacterial proliferation on clay nanotube Pickering emulsions for oil spill bioremediation. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 164, 27–33.


von Klitzing, R., Stehl, D., Pogrzeba, T., Schomäcker, R., Minullina, R., Panchal, A., et al. (2017). Halloysites Stabilized Emulsions for Hydroformylation of Long Chain Olefins. Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 4(1), 1600435.

Conference Presentations - 3


Lvov, Y., Panchal, A., Minullina, R., Zhang, D., Blake, D., Omarova, M., et al. (2017). Natural clay nanotubes for emulsification and bioremediation of spilled crude oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Omarova, M., Swientoniewski, L., Yu, T., Panchal, A., Lvov, Y., Blake, D., et al. (2017). The Role of Bacterial Biofilm in Particle-Stabilized Oil-in-Water Emulsions: Implications to the Biodegradation of Oil Spills. In 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN : 10/29/17-11/03/17.


Minullina, R., Panchal, A., & Lvov, Y. (2016). Oil spill remediation through halloysite Pickering emulsion with enhanced bacterial decomposition. In 251th American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Diego, CA : 03/13/16-03/17/16: Poster.