Aerodynamics and Flow-Physics Laboratory

Dr. Rinku Mukherjee

Department of Applied Mechanics

IIT Madras, Chennai, India 600036

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  1. PhD(Aerospace Engineering, 2004)
  2. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

    Dissertation: Post-Stall Flight Unsteady Aerodynamic Study and Gain- Scheduled Controller Design

    Research Funding Agency: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA

    Position: Graduate Research Assistant, 2001-2004

    Advisor: Prof. Ashok Gopalarathnam

  3. MS(Ocean Engineering, 2001)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, WB, India

    Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department

    Thesis: Development in computational methods for free-surface naval hydrodynamics and problems, bow-wave breaking and bow vortices generation

    Research Funding Agency: Naval Research Board, New Delhi, India

    Position: Junior Research Fellow, 1998-2001

    Advisor: Prof. Debabrata Sen

  5. BE(Civil Engineering, 1998)
  6. Jadavpur University Kolakata, India

    Civil Engineering Department


  1. Academia
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras

    Faculty, Applied Mechanics, Since 2007

  3. Industry
  4. MVSystems Inc., Golden, CO, USA

    Staff Scientist, 2006-2007

    Company manufactures rigid and flexible Thin Film Deposition Systems that include basic production lines to multi-chamber cluster tools. My responsibilities included the design and installation of these systems and system control over a RS232 serial port and Ethernet bridge (using Visual Basic to develop the HMI application and Opto 22 (Snap LCSX controller) and ControlLogix (L5561 controller) to configure and communicate with digital and analog I/O modules. Knowledge of PLCs.


Travelogue 2007-2008