Sahana Nagappayya Annadorai was a Lead Chemist at Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company, focused on specialty chemical development for the upstream oil and gas industry. Sahana has worked in the past in developing fit-for-purpose chemistries, synthesis, technical support, as well as product life-cycle management, and leads a versatile team in troubleshooting various customer and internal projects. With prime focus on project management, she has a track record of facilitating cross-functional teams for executing and deploying a multitude of complex projects effectively and collaboratively. She is one of the youngest scientists in the industry to be awarded a US patent for her work on hydrate inhibitor design and formulation that has since solved multiple production issues in the deepwater production space. She has authored several peer reviewed papers and a book chapter on fluorous chemistry. Sahana holds a Ph. D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. She is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Chemical Society (ACS).