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ABOUT FACULTY

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.

  • Micro/Nanoscale Interfacial Phenomena
  • Lab on Chip Technology.
  • Acoustofluidics.
  • Wetting and Capillarity.
  • PhD : University of South Carolina – Columbia, USA (2005-2008)
  • ME  : Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore, India (2001-2003)
  • B.E  : National Institute of Technology – Rourkela, India (1996-2000)
  • Professor, IIT Madras (2021 - till date)
  • Associate Professor, IIT Madras (2016 - 2021)
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Madras (2010 - 2016)
  • Research Associate, University of Southampton UK (2009 - 2010)
  • Sr Microfluidics Engineer, Epigem Ltd UK (2008 - 2009)
  • Thermal Engineer, Applied Thermal Technologies Pune, India (2003 - 2005)
  • Elected Member, Board of Ultrasound Standing Wave Network.
  • Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Award (Engineering Sciences) 2017-2018, Dept. of Science and Technology, India.
  • Institute Research & Development Award (IRDA) 2017- Mid Career Level, IIT Madras, 2021.
  • Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards, 2020.
  • NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards, Innovation in Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2019.
  • Young Faculty Recognition Award (YFRA) 2017, IIT Madras, 2017
  • Institute Research & Development Award (IRDA) 2017- Early Career Level, IIT Madras, 2017
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2013)
  • Institute of Engineers India (IEI) Young Engineer Award (2013)
  • USC Outstanding Graduate Student Award, USC-Columbia (2007)
  • Institute of Smart Materials and Systems : Life Member (No. 388)
  • Indian Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power: Life Member (No. LM740)
  • Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer : Life Member (No. 839)

SPONSORED RESEARCH FUNDING

  1. Microfluidic Platform for Continuous Monitoring of Gasotransmitters for early level management of SIRS, Funded by: IMPRINT, MHRD, Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Paul Ramesh, Apollo, Dr. K M Muraleedharan, CY, Dr. Madhulika Dixit, BT and Dr. Anil Prabhakar, EE), Duration: 2017-2020.
  2. Understanding Acoustofluidics Based Manipulation of Fluid Interfaces and particles in Microfluidics, PI, Funded by DST, 2019-2024.
  3. Lab on chip for Blood Plasma Separation and Detection of Antigens using SPR, PI, Funded by DST, 2017-2020.
  4. Institute Research and Development Early Career Level Award, PI, Funded by IIT Madras, 2017-2020.
  5. Development of Smartphone Integrated Generic Microfluidic Devices for Rapid, Portable and Affordable healthcare diagnostics, Funded by: IMPRINT, MHRD, Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Suman Chakraborty, IIT KGP, Dr. Amit Agrawal, IITB), Duration: 2017-2020.
  6. Microfluidic platform for identification and isolation of target cells, Funded by: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Madhulika Dixit, BT and Dr. Anil Prabhakar, EE), Duration: 10/2015-10/2018.
  7. Computing for Water: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of nanoscale hydrodynamics for the development of efficient water desalination technology, Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Sarith Sathian, AM), 2016-2019.
  8. Sorting of deformable objects in microchannels for biomedical applications, Funded by: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Mukesh Doble, BT), Duration: 11/2013-11/2016.
  9. Development of Electrospray Based MEMS Microthruster, Funded by: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Role: PI (Co-PI: Dr. Mahesh Panchagnula, AM), Duration: 10/2013-10/2016.
  10. Development of a ‘plug-n-play’ microfluidic research platform and novel approaches to mixing, droplet, particle separation and pumping at micro-scale, Funded by: Departme
  • Research Advisor, Nanyang Academy of Sciences (singapore), Certificate No. 187-5-029.
  • Member, Board of Academic Research (BAR), IIT Madras, 2017- till dt.
  • Invited talk, 2nd Pan IIT Biotech Meet-2017, 05-07 Oct, 2017, Goa.
  • Session Chair on Microfluidics, CompFlu 2017, IIT Madras.
  • Technical Co-chair, Microfluidics, ICMEMS 2014, IIT Madras.
  • Treasurer, Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA), IIT Madras, 2016-till dt.
  • Member, Institute Time Table Committee, IIT Madras, 2014-2016.
  • Member, Institute Hindi OLIC committee, IIT Madras, 2014-present.
  • Convener, MNBE Group, Dept. of ME, IIT Madras, 2016-present.
  • Chairman, Ph.D. Comprehensive viva and Doctoral DC meetings for MNBE group.
  • Faculty Advisor for undergraduate students, 2011-present
  • Member of Core Group, Swayam Prabha: NPTEL/MOOC Course.
  • Member of NFSC Research Project Review Committee, IIT Madras, 2016.
  • Member, Review Committee, DST-TSDP, 2016.
  • Member of Technical Experts Committee (TEC), SBIRI, BIRAC, Feb 20, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker to Microfluidics & Lab on a Chip India, Date: 2013, Bangalore, India.

 

  • Invited Speaker, ACS Science Talks,Science Connect: Langmuir, 10-12 October, 2020.
  • Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Nanoengineered Interfaces for Energy and Healthcare, IIT Madras, 2020.
  • Invited Speaker, Workshop on Frontiers in Sprays, and Droplets, IISc Bangalore, 2020.
  • Keynote Speaker, 17th NAMIS International Workshop 2019, IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
  • Keynote Speaker, Acoustofluidics 2019 Conference, University of Twente, Enschede.
  • Keynote Speaker, IHMTC-2019: ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference. IIT Roorkee.
  • Session Chair, IHMTC-2019: ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference. IIT Roorkee.
  • Session Chair, Microfluidics and BioMEMS (track 4) in the Conference IEEE Sensors 2018.
  • Session Chair, 7th International and 45th National Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Conference (FMFP), IIT Bombay, Dec 2018.
  • Kenote Speaker, 7th International and 45th National Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Conference (FMFP), IIT Bombay, Dec 2018.
  • Track Chair for the Track ‘Microfludics’, 7th International and 45th National FMFP Conference, IIT Bombay, Dec 2018.
  • Keynote Speaker, Certificate Program on “Microfluidics – A Promising Technology for Future”, Rajalakshmi Engineering College.
  • Invited lecture, Microfluidics session at CompFlu-2018, December 2018 at IIT Roorkee, India.
  • Invited to display research in the Exhibition on Innovations in Medical Science and Bio Technology for Grassroots Applications at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, March, 2017.
  • Invite talk, 2nd Pan IIT Biotech Meet-2017, Oct, 2017, Goa.
  • Session Chair on Microfluidics, CompFlu 2017, IIT Madras.
  • Technical Chair, Microfluidics, ICMEMS 2014, IIT Madras.
  • Invited Speaker