Aditya Bandopadhyay is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Kharagpur. Prior to this, he was a Humboldt Fellow at TU Darmstadt and a postdoctoral researcher at CNRS Geosciences, France. He obtained his PhD from IIT Kharagpur before which he obtained his Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering during which he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He was also awarded the INSA Medal for Young Scientists in 2020. He was selected as a Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2018.
Lectures by Fellows/Associates
K Bhanu Sankara Rao, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Electrified fluid interfaces - Waves and pattern formation
Interactions of electric fields at the interface of two fluids leads to interesting phenomena arising from the discontinuity in the electrical properties of the two fluids. In this talk, we will look at how these can lead to particle agglomeration at interfaces, as applied to DNA motion at the interface of two aqueous solutions. We then look at how the electric field can lead to a Faraday-like instability at the interface of air-liquid, bearing distinct signatures from those seen in mechanical oscillations.