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Sunil Manohar Dash

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

Room No. 111, Annex Building

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

West Midnapore, West Bengal State, India -721302

Phone: +91-3222-304512

Email: smdash@aero.iitkgp.ac.in 

Research Interests:

Flapping Aerodynamics; Flow Separation Control; Drag Reduction; Heat Transfer; Lattice Boltzmann Method;  Immersed Boundary Method; Particle Image Velocimetry; Flow Visualisation and Measurements 

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Jit Sinha

Ph.D. Research Scholar 

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2018 -

Email: jit.snh@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Investigation of Tubercle Foil Flapping Aerodynamics 

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Prabir Sikdar

Ph.D. Research Scholar 

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2018 -

Email: iamprabirsikdar@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Bluff-Body Drag Reduction using Bio-Inspired Methods 

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Nishanth S

Ph.D. Research Scholar 

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2018 -

Email: nishanths1234@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Investigation of Tandem Flapping Aerodynamics  

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Asmita Rahatgaonkar

Ph.D. Research Scholar 

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2019 -

Email: asmita.rahatgaonkar@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Investigation of Undulatory Locomotion 

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Rahul Ranjan

Ph.D. Research Scholar 

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2020 -

Email: rr24@kgpian.iitkgp.ac.in

Research Topic:

Investigation of  Flapping Aerodynamics 

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Durga Prasad Surla

M.Tech Scholar

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: durgaprasad2165@kgpian.iitkgp.ac.in 

Research Topic:

Investigation of  Flapping Aerodynamics 

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Sahdev Chavda

Junior Research Fellow and MS Scholar

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2019 -

Email: sahdev.612@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Investigation of Two Dimensional Flapping Aerodynamics 

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Gangadhar Venkata Ramana

Junior Research Fellow

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2020 -

Email: gangadharvenkataramana999@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of Tubercle Airfoil 

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Akash Bhunia

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2019 -

Email: akashbhuniavms@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Drag Reduction  

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Krithick Santhosh

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2020 -

Email: krithickrockz@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Path Planning of Underwater Vehicles  

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Kshitij Anand

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: kshitijanand.iitkgp@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Rotational Effects of Flapping Wings   

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Arnab Kumar Kundu

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: arnab.kkundu2007@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of Corrugated Airfoils  

Research Collaborators
  1. Prof. Michael Triantafyllou, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT USA 

  2. Prof. Tee Tai Lim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS Singapore 

  3. Prof. Kim Boon Lua, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NCTU Taiwan

  4. Prof. Pablo Valdivia Alvarado, Engineering Product Development Pillar, SUTD Singapore

  5. Dr. M Muralidhar, Principal Scientist & Scientist In-Charge, Environment Group, ICAR-CIBA, India

Past Members
  1. Mr. Goutham Pati, BTP and MTP - Design of robotic jellyfish 

  2. Mr. Seshant Bhansali, M.Tech Thesis - Flapping wings in ground effect 

  3. Mr. Sasi Preetham Devarasetty, Summer Intern - IR Sensor