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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty: 2012
Research Webpage: http://www.lehigh.edu/~arb612/
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 2006
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, 2002
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1999
Related experience - teaching, industrial, etc.:
2008 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T*, USA 2006 – 2007: Post-doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
1999 – 2000: Engineer, Tata Motors (formerly Telco), Jamshedpur, India
(*formerly University of Missouri, Rolla)
Research activities, consulting, patents, etc.:
Current research focus lies in understanding turbulent flow(s) with emphasis on: extreme environments (inertial confinement fusion), alternative energy applications (wind and hydro energy), and bio-fluid dynamics (pulmonary drug delivery). The focus of the group is in the following topics:
o Turbulent mixing in hydrodynamic instabilities:
High acceleration experiment for studying Rayleigh Taylor (RT) Instability
Effect of material strength of RT instability
o Alternative Energy Applications:
Hydrodynamics & fluid structure interactions of hydrokinetic/wind turbines
Vortex-induced vibration for clean energy harvesting (non-rotary systems)
o Bio-fluid dynamics:
Aerosolized drug delivery to the human lungs for patients on mechanical ventilators
Scientific and professional societies of which a member:
Honors and awards:
2011:Best Paper Award Paper in IEEE Green Tech conference for paper titled "Design Feasibility of a Vortex Induced Vibration Based Hydro-Kinetic Energy Harvesting System.
2011: Invited Panelist – Workshop: "Research Needs for Material Mixing at Extremes" organized by Los Alamos National Laboratory.
2010: Article selected as cover page in Journal of Fluid Mechanics – Vol. 659
2010: Selected Who's Who in America
2009: Invited Poster presentation at NSF GEM-4 Summer School on Global Enterprise on Cellular and Molecular Mechanics at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
2008: Selected New Faculty Teaching Scholar – University of Missouri
2002, 2001: Outstanding graduate student in Mechanical Engineering, Florida Tech
Recent MS Theses Supervised:
(contact department for copy)
2012– Timothy Van Rhein+ – Pulmonary fluid dynamics and aerosol drug delivery in the upper tracheobronchial airways under mechanical ventilation condition
2012– Varun Lobo+ – Design of a vortex induced vibration based marine hydro-kinetic energy system
2010– Suchi Subhra Mukherji+ – Numerical investigation of hydrokinetic turbines.
2010– Lakshmi Ayyappa Raghu Mutnuri+ – Experiments and Simulations of High Schmidt Number Chemically Reacting Rayleigh Taylor Instability
(+ all at Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO)
Recent Journal Papers:
- Passive and Reactive Scalar Measurements in a Transient High Schmidt-number Rayleigh-Taylor Mixing Layer –Arindam Banerjee and L.A. R. Mutnuri, Experiments in Fluids 53: 717 – 729 (2012).
- Numerical investigation and evaluation of optimum hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbine - Suchi Subhra Mukherji, Nitin Kolekar, Arindam Banerjee & Rajiv Mishra, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3: 063105 (2011).
- Role of initial conditions in unstably stratified hydrogen-air mixing zones – Aaron A. Haley and Arindam Banerjee, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36: 11174-11182 (2011).
- Development and Validation of a Turbulent-Mix Model for variable density and compressible flows – Arindam Banerjee, Rob Gore and Malcolm J Andrews –Physical Review E 82, 046309 (2010).
- Detailed measurements of a Rayleigh-Taylor mixing layer from small to intermediate Atwood Numbers - Arindam Banerjee, Wayne N. Kraft and Malcolm J Andrews –Journal of Fluid Mechanics659: 127-190 (2010).
- 3-D Simulations to Investigate Initial Condition Effects on the Growth of Rayleigh-Taylor Mixing – Arindam Banerjee and Malcolm J. Andrews - International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 52: 3906-3917 (2009).