Research Interest

  • Droplet impact and evaporation dynamics
  • Twophase flow and heat transfer
  • Colloidal Particles Self-assembly/Deposit patterns
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Bioinspired Textured Surfaces - Hydrophobicity and Superhydrophobicity
  • Microfluidics Processes
  • Thermo-Hydraulics for Nuclear Reactor

  Academic Background

  • Ph.D., 2018, IIT Bombay, India
  • M.S., 2011, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • B.Tech.(Mechanical), 2008, Dr. B.A.T.U., Lonere, India

  Professional Experience

  • Sept 2019 - Present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., IIT Bhilai, India
  • Apr 2018 - Aug 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Jan 2012 - Dec 2012: Assistant Professor, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune, India
  • June 2008 - Dec 2011: Junior Project Assistant, IIT Kharagpur

  Current Students

  • Ph.D. Student: Suryansh Gupta, Admission: May 2021 (Converted his MTech admission to PhD)
  • Broad area of Research- Droplet dynamics study on different substrates.
  • M.Tech Student:Aditya Ranjan, Admission: July 2020 (Joint supervision- Dr. Vijay Duryodhan)
  • JRF:
  • Mahesh Thombare, Joined: March 2021 (under Sponsored project - SERB-SRG Scheme)

  Awards and Accolades

  • 2018: PDF Travel Award 2018 from Postdoctoral Fellows Office, The Univ. of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada
  • 2018: Langmuir Cover Page article (Vol. 34(40), 2018)
  • 2018: Received Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2013: Ph.D. Fellowship Award from Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC), IIT Bombay, India
  • 2016: Graduate Research Award of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India
  • 2016: Received SERB International Travel Grant, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, India
  • 2016: Awarded Travel Grant from IIT Bombay to attend the 69th annual meeting of the APS division of fluid dynamics, Portland, OR, USA
  • 2015: Best Research Poster Award, Industry Academia Collaboration on Technology (IACT) 2015, IIT Bombay, organized by General Electric and IITB
  • 2008: Best Outgoing B.Tech Student Award from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Maharashtra, India
  • 2004: Ranked 15th in the Merit List of Maharashtra State Board, India in H.S.C (12th class)
  • 2002: Ranked 13th in the Merit List of Maharashtra State Board, India in S.S.C (10th class)

 Selected Publications

Book Chapter
  • Patil N. D., Sharma A and Bhardwaj R. (2017). "Level Set Method Based Simulations on Impact-Dynamics of Bouncing and Non-bouncing Droplet on Super-Hydrophobic Substrates", Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power: Contemporary Research (Eds: A. K Saha. D. Das, R. Srivastava, P. K. Panigrahi, and K. Muralidhar), Chapter 108, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, New Delhi

In Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Shaikh, J., Patil, N.D., Sharma, A., Bhardwaj, R. (2021). "Numerical simulations and experiments on droplet coalescence dynamics over a liquid–air interface: mechanism and effect of droplet-size/surface-tension", SN Applied Sciences (Springer Nature), 3, 292.
  • Dash, A., Bange, P.G., Patil, N.D., Bhardwaj, R. (2020). "An Image Processing Method to Measure Droplet Impact and Evaporation on a Solid Surface", Sadhana, 45 (1), pp. 1-10
  • Patil, N. D., Bhardwaj, R. (2019). "Recent Developments on Colloidal Deposits Obtained by Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on a Solid Surface", Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 99(1), pp. 143-156
  • Patil, N. D., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, A. (2018). "Self-sorting of bidispersed colloidal particles near contact line of an evaporating sessile droplet", Langmuir, 34(40), pp. 12058-12070 (Cover page article)
  • Malla, L., Patil, N. D., Bhardwaj, R., Neild, A. (2017). "Droplet bouncing and breakup during impact on microgrooved surfaces", Langmuir, 33(38), pp. 9620-9631
  • Patil, N. D., Bange, P. G., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, A. (2016). "Effects of substrate heating and wettability on evaporation dynamics and deposition patterns for a sessile water droplet containing colloidal particles", Langmuir, 32(45), pp. 11958-11972
  • Patil, N. D., Gada, V. H., Sharma, A., Bhardwaj, R. (2016). "On dual-grid level-set method for contact line modeling during impact of a droplet on hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 81, pp. 54-66
  • Patil, N.D., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, A. (2016). "Droplet impact dynamics on micropillared hydrophobic surfaces", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol.74, pp. 195-206
  • Patil, N. D., Bhardwaj, R. (2014). "Evaporation of a sessile microdroplet on a heated hydrophobic substrate", International J. of Micro-Nano Scale Transport, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 51-58
  • Basu, D. N., Patil, N. D., Bhattacharyya S., Das, P. K. (2013). "Hydrodynamics of a natural circulation loop in a scaled-down steam drum-riser-downcomer assembly", Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 265, pp. 411-423
  • Patil, N. D., Das, P. K., Bhattacharyya, S., Sahu, S.K. (2012). "An experimental assessment of cooling of a 54-rod bundle by in-bundle injection", Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 250, pp. 500-511
  • Basu, D. N., Patil, N. D., Bhattacharyya S., Das, P. K. (2012). "Experimental investigations of droplet carryover from the separator drum of an air-lift loop simulating a scaled-down AHWR", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 42, pp. 163-173


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