Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen

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OfficeRoom No. FF 04, CFD Building, Fluid Systems Laboratory
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Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen received his PhD from the University of South Carolina, USA in 2007. Earlier, he received his ME from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and BE from the National Institute of Rourkela. Before joining IIT, during 2008-2010, he worked as a Microfluidics Engineer at Epigem Ltd, UK and subsequently as a Research Associate and R&D Engineer at the University of Southampton.

His research interests are in the areas of Microfluidics, Micro-scale transport phenomena and Lab on Chip development.

Awards & Honors

    1. Young Faculty Recognition Award 2017, IIT Madras (2017)
    2. Institute Research & Development Award 2017-Early career Level, IIT Madras (2017)
    3. Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2013)
    4. Institutions of Engineers India (IEI) Young Engineer Award (2013)
    5. DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Fellowship (2012)
    6. University of South Carolina (USC) Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2007)


Selected Publications

  1. Continuous splitting of aqueous droplets at the interface of co-flowing immiscible streams in a microchannel, K. S. Jayaprakash, A. K. Sen, Soft Matter, 14(5), 2018.
  2. Improved understanding of the acoustophoretic focusing of dense suspension in a microchannel, S. Karthick and A. K. Sen, Phys. Rev. E, 96, 052606, 2017.
  3. A combined experimental and theoretical approach towards mechano-phenotyping of biological cells using a constricted microchannel, A. Raj and A. K. Sen, Lab on Chip, 17, 3704, 2017.
  4. Capillary driven microfluidic device with wettability gradient and sedimentation effects for blood plasma.., M. S. Maria, P. E. Rakesh, T. S. Chandra and A. K. Sen, Scientific Reports, 7, 43457, 2017.
  5. Facile fabrication and characterization of a PDMS-derived candle soot coated stable biocompatible superhydrophobic surface, R. Iqbal, B. Majhy and A. K. Sen, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 9(36), 2017.
  6. Flotation of denser liquid drops on lighter liquids in non-Neumann condition: role of line tension, D. George, S. Damodara, R. Iqbal, A. K. Sen, Langmuir, 32(40), 2016.
  7. Elastocapillary powered manipulation of liquid plug in microchannels, D. George, R. Anoop, A. K. Sen, Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 261601, 2015.
  8. Capillary flow enhancement in rectangular polymer microchannels with a deformable wall, R. Anoop and A. K. Sen, Phys. Rev. E, 92, 0130241, 2015.
  9. Microfluidic device with focusing and spacing control for resistance based sorting of droplets and cells, P. Sajeesh, S. Mansi, M. Doble and A. K. Sen, Lab on Chip, 15, 3738, 2015.
  10.  Hydrodynamic resistance and mobility of deformable objects in microfluidic channels, P. Sajeesh, M. Doble, A. K. Sen, Biomicrofluidics, 8, 0541121, 2014.