Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Associate Professor

FF3, CFD Center, Fluid Systems Laboratory

PhD from Jadavpur University, India



  • Dr. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra received his Ph.D. and B.E. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University in 2014 and 2007 respectively. He worked as a Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd., Bangalore from 2007 to 2009 and as a post-doc researcher in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA from 2014 to 2016.
  • His research interests include (not limited to) Surface engineering and wettability patterning, Open surface microfluidics, Multiphase flow, Single and multiphase heat transfer.

  1. ISEES (International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability) Young Scientist award 2017
  2. CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Senior Research Fellowship, 2012

  1. Siddhant Mohapatra and Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Confined System Analysis of a Predator-Prey Minimalistic Model, Nature Scientific Reports, (2019) 9, 11258 PDF.
  2. Imdad Uddin Chowdhury, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra and Ashis Kumar Sen, Self-driven droplet transport: Effect of wettability gradient and confinement, Physics of Fluids, (2019) 31, 042111.
  3. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra and Sam Mathew, Activity induced mixing and phase transitions of self-propelled swimmers, Physical Review E, (2019) 99, 012609.
  4. Theodore P. Koukoravas, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Ranjan Ganguly and Constantine Megaridis, Wettability-confined liquid-film convective cooling: Parameter study, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (2018) 126, 667-676.
  5. Souvick Chatterjee, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Ali Ibrahim, Ranjan Ganguly, Richard Dodge, Lisha Yu and Constantine M Megaridis, Precise liquid transport on and through thin porous materials, Langmuir, (2018) 34, 2865–2875.
  6. Uddalok Sen, Souvick Chatterjee, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Ranjan Ganguly, Richard Dodge, Lisha Yu and Constantine M Megaridis, Surface-wettability patterning for distributing high-momentum water jets on porous polymeric substrates, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2018) 10, 5038–5049.
  7. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Nirmal K. Manna and Koushik Ghosh, Heatlines and other visualization techniques for confined heat transfer systems, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , (2018) 118, 1069-1079.
  8. Pranit Joshi, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra and Arvind Pattamatta, Effect of particle shape and slip mechanism on buoyancy induced convective heat transport with nanofluids, Physics of Fluids, (2017) 29, 122001.
  9. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Ajinkya Kulkarni, Sam Mathew, Mahesh V. Panchagnula, and Srikant Vedantam, Transitions between multiple dynamical states in a confined dense active particle system, Physical Review E, (2017) 95, 062610
  10. Jared M. Morrissette, Pallab Sinha Mahapatra, Aritra Ghosh, Ranjan Ganguly and Constantine Megaridis, Rapid, Self-driven Liquid Mixing on Open-Surface Microfluidic Platforms, Scientific Reports (2017) 7, 1800 PDF