Mr Rohan Ranganath Vernekar

Research Associate/Postgraduate

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Location: 

2.2410 James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Research Institute: 

  • Multiscale Thermofluids

Research Theme: 

  • Bioengineering
  • Multiphase Flows and Transport Phenomena

Biography: 

I am a PhD student working with Dr. Timm Krüger, and currently investigating separation of cells/particles in microfluidic devices. My research focuses on the  simulation of microfluidic devices, using the mesoscopic methods. My previous research was in method developement for radiative heat transfer applications. I have worked for three years in industry in manufacturing, CFD analysis and CFD code developement. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Goa University, 2008)
  • Master of Engineering, Fluids and Thermal Engineering (IIT Guwahati, 2012) 

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Industrial experience with Fluidyn Ltd. (2012-2014) and Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (2008-2009)
  • Member of the American Physical Society (APS)

Teaching: 

I have been involved in teaching the following subjects at Edinburgh University (2014-2017)

  • Lab demonstrating
    • Chem Eng 1 (Chem Eng.)
    • Computational Methods and Modelling 3 (Mech. Eng.)
  • Class tutoring
    • Manufacturing technology 3 (Mech. Eng.)
    • Dynamics 2 (Mech. Eng.)

Research Interests: 

  • microfluidics
  • biological flows
  • particle laden flows
  • computational mechanics

Specialities: 

  • lattice Boltzmann method
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • immersed boundary method

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