Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras, where he has been a faculty member since 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree from USC-Columbia, USA in 2008, and subsequently did his Post-Doc at the University of Southampton, UK. He received his bachelors and master’s degree from NIT Rourkela and IISc Bangalore respectively.
After joining IIT Madras, he has secured more than 10 crores (>1 million USD) of research funding from various funding agencies to setup and run a Microfluidics Laboratory to carryout cutting-edge research in the area. He has guided 10 PhD/MS scholars so far and currently guiding 15 PhD/MS scholars. He has published more than 80 research papers so far in various prestigious international journals and filed 6 patents. He has taught several core courses to PG/UG students, offered new elective courses on “Microfluidics and Microsystems” and "Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena", and also offered an NPTEL (online) course on “Microfluidics”. He has been actively participating in various administrative duties at both departmental and institute levels at IIT Madras.
He is the recipient of the Swarna Jayanti Fellowship 2017-18, Young Faculty Recognition Award (YFRA), 2017, Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA)- Early Career Level, 2017, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award, 2013, Institution of Engineers India (IEI) Young Engineer Award, 2013, DAAD Fellowship, 2012 and the USC Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2007.
He is a member of ASME, Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, Indian Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, and Indian Society of Smart Materials and Structures.
His main research interests are in the areas of microfluidics based interfacial phenomena and healthcare diagnostics.