Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur

Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group

V Shankar

Professor

V Shankar

Research Interests



Research in our group is centered around the areas of fluid dynamics, rheology, transport and interfacial phenomena with a focus on microfluidic systems, biological flows, and meso-patterning applications. Specifically, we address issues related to hydrodynamic instabilities and their manipulation in these settings, for example, as a way to improve transport rates or as a precursor to formation of meso-scale patterns. We use a combination of analytic theory, numerical simulations and experimental observations in our research. A detailed description of our research can be found here. The list of publications from our research can be found here.


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Video of the talk "A Linear Route to Elasto-inertial Turbulence" given as part of the JNNFM e-seminar series (June 2020).


Links to videos of my lectures/talks

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Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur