He is part of the SEAMSTRESS project. His current research aims at numerically simulating seepage activity in response to regional stress field variations. This will help explain the interplay between the geomechanical and thermodynamic aspects of the near-surface methane seepage in hydrate systems. The focus is on the gas hydrate systems present at the western Svalbard margin in the Fram Strait.
Hari holds a Ph.D. & MS in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (USA) and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai (India). His Ph.D. research explored the effect of phase changes on CO2 leakage through faults/fractures.