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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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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 Tandem Flapping Aerodynamics

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Gangadhar Venkata Ramana

Ph.D. Research Scholar

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: gangadharvenkataramana999@gmail.com 

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of Tubercle Airfoil 

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Shuvranil Sanyal

Ph.D. Research Scholar

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: sanyalshuvranil@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Immersed Boundary-Lattice Boltzmann Method for FSI Problems

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Durga Charan

Ph.D. Research Scholar

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: dcharan44@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Design of Bio-Inspired Aerator

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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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Duddupudi Mouli Bhaskar

MTech Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: duddupudimouli@gmail.com

Research Topic:

AI-driven Solutions of the Flapping Aerodynamics

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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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Akashdeep Singh

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2021 -

Email: 747akdsingh@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of Tandem Flapping Wings 

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Adhiraj Mukhopadhyay

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: mukhopadhyayadhiraj@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of  Flapping Wings 

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Sohan Roy

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: sohanroy2000@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of  Slotted Flapping Wings 

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Udit Kankaria

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: uditnokha24@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Flow Physics Investigation of the Lid-driven Cavity 

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Vishal Anand

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2022 -

Email: anshuanand2000@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Aerodynamics of  Slotted Flapping Wings 

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. Dr. Sophie F. Armanini, School of Engineering and Design, TUM Munich

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

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

  7. Prof. Sunita Mishra, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India

Past Members
  1. Mr. Akash Bhunia, BTP and MTP (Year: 2019-2022) - Topic: Developing IB-LBM solver for FSI problems 

  2. Mr. Goutham Pati, BTP and MTP (Year: 2019-2021) - Topic: Design of robotic jellyfish 

  3. Mr. Seshant Bhansali, M.Tech Thesis (Year: 2020-2021) - Topic: Flapping wings in ground effect 

  4. Mr. Krithick Santhosh, BTP and MTP (Year: 2020-2022) - Topic: Path planning for underwater vehicles 

  5. Mr. Sasi Preetham Devarasetty, Summer Intern (Year: 2020) - Topic: Thermal characterization of IR sensor

  6. Mr. Vishal Anand, Summer Intern (Year: 2021) - Topic: Airfoil aerodynamics

  7. Late Mr. Nishanth S, Ph.D. Research Scholar (Year: 2018-2021) -Topic:  Tandem flapping wings

  8. Mr. Durga Prasad Surla, M.Tech Thesis (Year: 2021-2022) - Topic: Robotic Falcon-Wing morphing study

  9. Mr. Ashutosh Dash, MTP (Year: 2021-2022) - Topic: Bio-inspired aerator investigation

  10. Mr. Arnab Kumar Kundu, BTP (Year: 2021-2022) - Topic: Aerodynamics od corrugated airfoils