Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur

Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group

V Shankar


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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Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur