About us

Multiscale Multiphysics Group


Dr. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

: Associate Professor

  : Room No. FF5, Micro Nano BioFluidics Unit

  : Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Center

: Department of Mechanical Engineering

: IIT Madras

: pallab@iitm.ac.in

: +91-44-2257-4692 (O)


Dr. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra received his Ph.D. and B.E. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University in 2014 and 2007 respectively.

My research interests include (not limited to) Surface engineering and wettability patterning, Open surface microfluidics, Multiphase flow, and Collective dynamics.

Postdoctoral experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher in University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA from October, 2014 to September, 2016.
  • Institute postdoc at Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras from November, 2016 to March, 2017.

Awards & Honours

  • V. Ganesan Faculty Fellowship, 2023
  • Early-Career Level Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA), 2022
  • SERB Early Carrier Research Award (ECRA), 2019
  • ISEES (International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability) Young Scientist Award, 2017
  • Institute postdoctoral fellowship at IIT Madras, 2016
  • CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Senior Research Fellowship, 2012

Professional Membership

  • Life member of Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)
  • Life member of ISEES (International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability)
  • Regular member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal Reviewer

  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • International Journal of Thermal Sciences
  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Case Studies in Thermal Engineering
  • International Journal of Multiphase Flow
  • Small
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Physics of Fluids
  • Soft Matter
  • Langmuir
  • ACS Omega
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

International Collaborators

  • Prof. Manish K Tiwari, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London (UCL), London
  • Prof. Constantine M. Megaridis, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (UIC), Chicago
  • Prof. Fernando Peruani, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Modeling, CY Cergy Paris Universite, France
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea (retired), Fachgebiet Stroemungslehre und Aerodynamik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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