Welcome To Ashis Research Group

Research Team

Post Doctorate

Name : Pearlson Prashanth Austin Suthanthiraraj

Research Topic: Development of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) biosensors for the detection of biomarkers in plasma

Duration: 2017 onward

Brief Bio:

Pearlson hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and holds a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, USA. Through graduate and prior postdoctoral research, he has developed acoustic microfluidic devices for high throughput flow cytometry, cell/particle trapping and nanoparticle manipulation, and biomedical instrumentation systems. As an Institute Post Doctoral Fellow with the aim of making healthcare affordable for all, he is actively involved in the development of cost-effective microfluidic biosensors for medical diagnostics.

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PhD scholars

Name : Jayaprakash K S

Research Topic: Droplet microfluidics, Droplets at fluid interfaces, Separation and sorting of particles and soft objects (droplets and cells).

Duration: 2014 - 2018.

Brief Bio:

Did his schooling in Coimbatore and joined Coimbatore Institute of Technology for his Bachelor’s degree. He got graduated in 2010 with the specialization of B.E in Mechanical Engineering. Then he worked in Essar groups for a short period of 15 months and left for higher studies. He did his post graduation at National Institute of Technology Calicut in Energy Engineering and joined IIT Madras as a doctoral student in 2014.

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Name : Karthick Subramani

Research Topic: Acoustophoresis, Cancer cell sorting and Blood plasma separation.

Duration: 2014 - 2018 .

Brief Bio:

Karthick Subramani is currently a Doctoral student in Ashis microfluidics research group. He received his Bachelor’s degree on Mechanical engineering and Masters degree on Thermal engineering from Sona college of technology College of Technology, Salem and NIT Calicut, Kozhikode respectively.


Name : Sk Rameez Iqbal

Research Topic: Dynamics of the fluid-fluid interfaces over rigid and soft substrates, Capillary Flow and Interfacial Phenomena, Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Open Surface Microfluidics.

Duration: 2015 – till date

Brief Bio:

I am currently a Ph.D. Research Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India where I am pursuing my Doctoral research work under the supervision of Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen from IIT Madras, India and the co-supervision of Prof. Amy Shen, from OIST, Japan. Before joining here, I pursued my B.Tech from Aliah University, Kolkata, Govt. of West Bengal, India in 2014. My research interest includes dynamics of the Fluid-Fluid Interfaces on various rigid and soft substrates. Besides, I also work on Capillary flows, Wetting and Interfacial Phenomena and Superhydrophobic Surfaces. I also visited OIST as a Research Intern for four months ( Nov 2017- Feb 2018) under the supervision of Prof Amy Shen. Besides work, I love reading, travelling and interacting peoples from different parts of the world.

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=heVD6cgAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sk_Iqbal

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Name : Alwar Samy R

Research Topic: Liquid meniscus interaction with flexible membranes .

Duration: 2015 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Alwar Samy is presently doing combined Master’s and PhD program in Elastocapillarity. He graduated Bachelors’ in mechanical engineering from Anna University Chennai in 2011. Then he worked as Design engineer in R&D for 3 years in WABCO vehicle control systems.

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Name : Sudeepthi Aremanda

Research Topic: Development of surface acoustic wave(SAW) devices for cells and particles manipulations in microfluidic systems.

Duration: 2016 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Sudeepthi is currently pursuing PhD in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She received B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati in 2013 and M.Tech in Thermal Sciences from National Institute of Technology, Calicut in 2015.

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Name : Utsab Banerjee

Research Topic: Dynamics of ferrofluid in microchannels

Duration: 2016 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Utsab is presently pursuing PhD program at IIT Madras. He graduated Bachelors’ in Power Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. Then he worked as GET at Hindalco Industries limited, Gujarat for 1 year. He joined IIT Madras for his M.Tech from 2013- 2015. He was project scientist for 6 months in Ashis Research Group. He joined the PhD program in 2016.

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1whqRjkAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Utsab_Banerjee3

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Name : Butunath Majhy

Research Topic: Dynamics of superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic surfaces and it’s applications.

Duration: 2016 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Butunath Majhy is pursuing PhD in Ashis Research Group at IIT Madras . He has completed M.Tech from NIT Rourkela in Thermal Engineering specialization. He completed his B.Tech from CEB (Biju Pattanaik University of Technology, Rourkela).

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Name : Ravindra Gaikwad

Research Topic: Optofluidics for detection and on-demand sorting of target cells.

Duration: 2016 – till date.

Brief Bio:

He completed his B.Tech in Electronics and telecommunication from SGGSIE&T, Nanded (MH),India in the year 2013. Further he joined Pondicherry university to complete his Master of technology in Electronics and commination. After successfully receiving M.Tech in the year 2016, he joined at IIT Madras as a Ph.D. scholar. His current research topic is Optofluidic.

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Name : E. Hemachandran

Research Topic: Acoustofluidics for dynamics of fluid streams and particles/droplets.

Duration: 2016 – till date .

Brief Bio:

Mr. E. Hemachandran is currently PhD scholar in Ashis microfluidics research group. he received his Masters degree on Thermal science(R&AC) from college of Engineering Guindy, Bachelor’s degree on Mechanical Engineering from University College of Engineering Ariyalur.


Name : Shamik Hazra

Research Topic: Sorting of CTCs from healthy PBMCs at fluid-fluid interface in non inertial regime.

Duration: 2017 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Shamik completed his B.E. in Power Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal in 2013. After a short stint at West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company as Assistant Engineer he Joined IIT Madras as a MS scholar in 2017. At present he is pursuing his PhD as an upgraded scholar.

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Name : Amal Nath

Research Topic: Acoustophoresis in microchannels.

Duration: 2017 – till date.

Brief Bio:

M.Tech, IIT Gandhinagar, 2017 B.Tech, NIT Calicut, 2014

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MS

Name : Abhishek Srivastava

Research Topic: Electric field assisted coalescence of micro droplets at fluid-fluid interface.

Brief Bio:

Abhishek is currently MS Scholar at Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from UPTU, Lucknow. His research interests include droplet microfluidics, fluid-fluid interfacial phenomenon, electro-hydrodynamics.


M.Tech / Dual Degree

Name : Ved Prakash Singh

Research Topic: Superhydrophobic surface

Duration: 2017 - 2019 .

Brief Bio:

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur in 2016

Presently pursuing M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal) at IIT Madras (2017-19)


Name : Chiranjit Mandal

Research Topic: Ferrofluids on engineered surfaces

Duration: 2017-2019

Brief Bio:

Completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Heritage Institute of Technology in 2015 

Presently pursuing M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Thermal Engineering from IIT Madras (2017-19)


Project Associates

Name : KANCHANA K PANDIAN

Research Topic: Development of microfluidics based healthcare diagnostics .

Duration: 2017 – till date.

Brief Bio:

Kanchana Pandian is currently a Project Associate in Ashis Microfluidics group IIT Madras. She received her M.Sc in Advanced Biochemistry from University of Madras and B.Sc in Biochemistry from Holy Cross College, Bharathidasan University.

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Name : Joshit Mohanty

Research Topic: Microfluidic Platform for identification and isolation of target cells

Duration: 2018 - till date

Brief Bio:

Joshit Mohanty is currently a project associate in Ashis Microfluidics Group, IIT Madras. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering (2014-2018) from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (Formerly known as University College of Engineering), Odisha.

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Name : Sazid Zamal Hoque

Research Topic: Microfluidics

Duration: 2018 - till date

Brief Bio:

I have completed B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Tezpur University, Assam. I did my Masters from the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras. Currently, I joined as a project associate under Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen in Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Madras.

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=T-UUFzwAAAAJ&hl=en

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Name : Desu Harsha

Research Topic: Optofluidics

Duration: 2018 - till date

Brief Bio:

Desu Harsha is currently a project associate in Ashis Research Group, IIT Madras. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Design and Manufacturing (2014-2018) from Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu.

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Alumni

PhD

Name : Dr. P. Sajeesh

Affiliation with Lab (duration): PhD, 2012 - 2016

Current affiliation :

Presently as Assistant Professor, NSS College of Engineering, Kerala


Name : Abhishek Raj

Affiliation with Lab (duration): 2013 - 2018

Current affiliation :

Post Doctorate at Georgia Tech, USA


MS

Name : N. Kumar

Affiliation with Lab (duration): MS, 2012 - 2016


Name : Priyankar Shivhare

Affiliation with Lab (duration): MS, 2014 – 2018

Current affiliation :

 Presently as a project scientist at AIIMS


M.Tech/ Dual Degree

Name : Suresh Dhiman

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2015 - 2017

Current affiliation :

Presently working at Sundaram Clayton


Name : Pradeep K

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2015 - 2017

Current affiliation :

Presently working at Bosch


Name : Rakesh P E

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2014 - 2016

Current affiliation :

Presently working as a research and development engineer at Tecumseh Products


Name : Sachin B S

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2014 - 2016

Current affiliation :

Presently working at Quest Global


Name : Sai Prakash Reddy C

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2011 - 2016

Current affiliation :

Presently working as technology development engineer at Wrig Nanosystems


Name : Utsab Banerjee

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2013 - 2015

Current affiliation :

Presently a PhD student in Ashis Research Group


Name : Rahul Halder

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2013 - 2015

Current affiliation :

Presently a PhD student at NUS, Singapore


Name : Satnam Singh

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2012 - 2014

Current affiliation :

Presently working at General Motors


Name : Derosh George

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently a PhD student at UC Irvine


Name : K Pramod

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently at Deutsche Bank, Mumbai


Name : Sravan B

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently at TVS Motors, Chennai


Name : Ujjal Barman

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently at IMEC, Belgium


Name : Partha Pratim Kemprai

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently with DRDO, Bangalore


Name : Jeevithesh RV

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree 2017-2018

Current affiliation :

Asst. Manager at ICICI bank


Name : Vinayak Garg

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree 2017-2018


Name : Himalaya Rautela

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree 2017-2018


Name : A Sai Gowtham

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Dual Degree 2017-2018

Current affiliation :

Asst. manager at ICICI bank


B.Tech

Name : Sabareesh M

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2013 - 2017

Current affiliation :

Currently at Purdue University, USA


Name : Anoop R

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2011 - 2015

Current affiliation :

Currently at MIT, USA


Name : Vasudevan Iyer

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2010 - 2014

Current affiliation :

Currently at Purdue University, USA


Name : Rajanikanth B.

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently with MRF, Chennai


Name : Priyank Bhardwaj

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently with Reliance


Name : Piyush Bagdi

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently with Reliance


Name : Pankaj Kumar Sahu

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently at University of Alberta


Name : Aakash Golia

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2008 - 2013

Current affiliation :

Presently Oracle


Visiting Students

Name : Harish P.N

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2014, NIT Jalandhar


Name : Abhiroop Bhadra

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2014, NIT Trichy


Name : Devah Dhanush

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2014, NIT Trichy


Name : Printo Joseph

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech 2015, Anna University


Name : Sreekant Damodara

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2015, BITS Pilani


Name : R. Catherine Susan

Affiliation with Lab (duration): M.Tech, 2016, Anna University


Name : Varun Varma

Affiliation with Lab (duration): B.Tech, 2016, Manipal Institute of Technology


Project Associates

Name : R. Karunya

Affiliation with Lab (duration): Project Associate, 2016 - 2018