Dr. Vishal V. R. Nandigana received his B.E from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in 2008. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in 2016. He worked in Intel, Portland Oregon as a Senior Imaging Scientist from August 2016 before joining IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research interests include (not limited to) Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Nano manufacturing, Battery Synthesis, MEMS, NEMS
Awards & Honours
Nominated for best dissertation award in PhD, March 2017.
News article about our Nature work: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-electricity-salt-three-atoms-thick-membrane.html
Our work on nanofluidic diode has been selected as the cover article of Analytical Chemistry for the month, July 2015.
Certified in OpenFOAM foundation and Advanced course, organized by OpenCFD Limited, April 2014.
Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantship (RTA), due to academic merit, August 2008.
Best outgoing student award in B.E programme of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, India, Dec. 2008.
Best senior thesis award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, India, Dec. 2008.
First place in design in Baja SAEINDIA, Nov. 2007.
Second place in innovation in Baja SAEINDIA, Nov. 2007.
Summer intern Fellowship award, IIT Madras, India, May 2007.
V. R. Nandigana and N. R. Aluru, Phys. Rev. E, 94, 012402, 2016.
Feng, M. Graf, K. Liu, D. Ovchinnikov, D. Dumcenco, M. Heiranian, V. V. R. Nandigana, N. R.Aluru, A. Kis and A. Radenovic, Nature, 536, 197-200, 2016.
Wang, V. V. R. Nandigana, K. Jo, N. R. Aluru and A. Timperman, Anal. Chem, 87, 3598-3605, 2015.
Yin, A. Barati Farimani, K. Min, V. Nandigana, J. Lam. Y. K. Lee, N. R. Aluru and J. A. Rogers, Adv. Mat., 27, 1857-1864, 2015.
V. R. Nandigana and N. R. Aluru, Electrochim. Acta, 105, 514-523, 2013.
V. R. Nandigana and N. R. Aluru, J. of Fluids Engg, 135, 021201, 2013.
V. R. Nandigana and N. R. Aluru, J. Coll. Int. Sci., 384, 162-171, 2012.
G. Asirvatham, V. V. R. Nandigana, S. K. Gangatharan and D. M. Lal, Energies, 2, 97-119, 2009.