Transport Processes in Multi-phase Systems


  • Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been elected as Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering [FNAE]
  • Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Engineering Sciences, 2013-2014; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India [Awarded to 1-2 researchers in Engineering Sciences annually all over India]

  • Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the K.N Seetharamu Medal and Prize, 2015; Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer,  [Awarded to 1 researcher in heat and mass transfer biennially all over India]
  • Binita Pathak gets Post Doc offer from University of Edinburgh
  • P. Deepu joins as Assistant Professor at IIT-Patna
  • R. Santhosh joins Cardiff University as Post Doc
  • Ankur Miglani has been awarded best PhD thesis award
  • Ankur Miglani has been awarded Indo-US Post Doctoral Fellowship to work as Post Doc in Purdue University
  • Dilip Sanadi joins TU Delft as a PhD student
  • Dilip Sanadi defends his MS thesis successfully, February-2016
  • Ankur Miglani joins KAIST-South Korea as BK21 Post Doctoral Fellow
  • R. Santhosh joins University of Notthingham (Rolls Royce University Center) as a Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • R. Santhosh successfully defended his PhD thesis on 19th January, 2016
  • Ankur Miglani defended his PhD thesis successfully on 20th November, 2015
  • P. Deepu received the Best PhD Thesis Award from Department of Mechanical Engineering at IISc, 2015
  • P. Deepu joins the research group of Prof. Rama Govindarajan at TIFR-Hyderabad as Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • P. Deepu successfully defended his PhD thesis on June, 2014
  • Abhishek Saha received the Best PhD Thesis Award (university level) from University of Central Florida, USA
  • Abhishek Saha joins the research group of Prof. C.K Law at Princeton University, 2012 as Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Abhishek Saha successfully defended his PhD thesis on May, 2012
  • Uyi Idahosa is now CLS Leadership Staff at GE 
  • Uyi Idahosa joins GE, NYC as Combustion Research Engineer
  • Uyi Idahosa successfully defended his Phd thesis on May, 2010

Brief Biography

Dr. Saptarshi Basu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science. 

Prof. Basu leads large scale initiatives in the area of combustion, multi-phase flow and heat transfer. He is a project leader in the National Center for Combustion Research and Development and SERIIUS (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States). 

Before joining IISc, Dr. Saptarshi Basu was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida from August 2007-May 2010.

Dr. Saptarshi Basu received his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2004 and 2007 respectively. His current research interests include combustion instability, flame-vortex interaction, sprays, droplet combustion, colloids, droplet/spray vaporization, acoustic levitation of functional droplets, droplet dynamics in high temperature plasmas, water transport characteristics in fuel cells, thermal storage and general areas of heat transfer.
He has expertise in optical diagnostics particularly laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, IR-thermography, rayleigh scattering and laser induced incandescence. He has authored over 190 technical publications in journals and conferences . Prof. Basu is a member of ASME, AIAA, ISHMT and Combustion Institute.
Recent Activities

  • Buckling in levitated and sessile nanoparticle laden droplets 
  • Nanofluid combustion and instabilities
  • Agglomeration dynamics in functional droplets
  • Instabilities and transitions in swirling flows and flames
  • Spray-Swirl interactions
  • Flame-vortex interactions
  • Instabilities in Thermal Storages for solar thermal applications
  • Droplet-vortex interactions