Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen is a Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras. He received his Ph.D. degree from USC-Columbia, USA and 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 15 crores of research funding and established a Microfluidics Laboratory to carryout cutting-edge research in the area. He has guided 15 PhD/MS scholars so far and currently guiding 10 PhD/MS scholars. He has published more than 100 articles so far in various prestigious international journals and filed 6 patents. He has taught several core courses, offered new elective courses on “Microfluidics and Microsystems” and "Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena", and also offered an NPTEL course on “Microfluidics”. He has been actively contributing to various administrative duties at the departmental, institute and national levels.
He is the recipient of the Swarna Jayanti Fellowship 2017-18, Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA)- Mid-Career Level 2021, Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards (as mentor) 2020, NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award (as finalist) 2019, IIT Madras Young Faculty Recognition Award (YFRA) 2017 and 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 Life member of the 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 interests are Interfacial Phenomena in Microfluidics and Lab on Chip technology.