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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 (O)

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, PMRF Fellow

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 Flapping Aerodynamics with Ground Effects

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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 for Aerator

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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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Shreesh Mahapatra

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: shreesh@kgpian.iitkgp.ac.in

Research Topic:

Design of Robotic Knife Fish

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Sambhav Jena

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: sambhav.jena28@kgpian.iitkgp.ac.in

Research Topic:

CFD Study of Robotic Knife Fish 

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Gauri Patki

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: gpatki1702@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Design of Tandem Wing MAV

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Ritwik Mishra

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: ritikmishra233@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Flow Physics Jelly Fish

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Marisha Bhatti

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: bhattimarisha18@gmail.com

Research Topic:

Optimisation of the Flapping Airfoil

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Ankit Sharma

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: 7860aksharma@gmail.com

Research Topic:

TBD

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Tushar Kshirsagar

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: tushar.kshirsagar2001@gmail.com

Research Topic:

TBD

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Aditya kaushal

Undergraduate Student

Bio-Inspired Aero and Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory 

Year: 2023 -

Email: adityakaushal34601@gmail.com

Research Topic:

NACA Airfoil Aerodynamics 

Research Collaborators
  1. Prof. Michael Triantafyllou, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, United States of America 

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

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

  4. Prof. Hareesh Godaba, School of Engineering and Informatics, US, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

  9. Prof. Aurobinda Routray, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India

  10. Prof. Mamata Jenamani, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India

Past Members
  1. Mr. Kshitij AnandBTP and MTP (Year: 2021-2023- Topic: Rotational effects of flapping airfoils

  2. Mr. Akashdeep SinghBTP and MTP (Year: 2021-2023- Topic: Tandem flapping airfoils

  3. Mr. Sohan Roy, BTP (Year: 2022-2023- Topic: Aerodynamics of slotted airfoil

  4. Mr. Duddupudi Mouli Bhaskar, M.Tech Thesis (Year: 2022-2023) - Topic: Tubercle airfoil optimisation

  5. Mr. Arhit Ray, Summer Intern (Year: 2023) - Topic: Static tubercle airfoil aerodynamics

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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