Saikat Basu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota State University
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The group leverages tools from theoretical and computational fluid mechanics to explore interdisciplinary questions. Long-term goal of our research program is to help make computational modeling available as a planning tool for surgeons and clinicians while treating flow-based pathologies. Our work connects applied mathematics and biomathematical modeling, with translational applications in healthcare. Our research revolves around the following tracks -
Track 1: mechanistic transport of topical drugs via physiologic flows,
Track 2: flow physics nuances such as thermal flux and vortices, in the context of clinical transport.
Amongst other topics, we have ongoing projects in the area of vortex wake dynamics, with applications such as flow-induced clean energy innovations
To validate the reliability of our computational and theoretical models, we frequently collaborate with other experimental groups.
- February 2019: Two new papers (on CFD in nasal transport) accepted for publication, both at the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
- Fluid Dynamics Research Prize 2018 - from the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, for the paper On the study of a drop bouncing on a soap film and does it resemble a jumping water-strider | Awarded Paper | Award Citation
Brief bio for Dr. Basu:
- 01/2019 - Present: Assistant Professor, tenure-track at SDSU
- 04/2016 - 12/2018: Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill
- 06/2014 - 03/2016: Postdoctoral Scholar at OIST, Japan
- 08/2009 - 05/2014: Graduate Assistant at Virginia Tech
Prof. Basu additionally currently holds a Visiting Scholar appointment with UNC Chapel Hill.
Open Positions: We are looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students! If the group's research areas align with your general interests, email Prof. Basu (at Saikat.Basu@sdstate.edu) with your CV and a brief outline of your prior research experience, if any.
“The highest education (or, as the case may be, research and scholarship) is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”
– Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941)