Sundari R

Assistant Professor

Computational transport phenomena, multiphase flows
Department of Chemical Engineering
BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus
NH 17 B, Bypass Road, Zuarinagar,
Goa: 403726

About myself 

I joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in November 2020. I completed my undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, a college affiliated to Anna University Chennai, in the year 2010. Thereafter, I pursued my Masters in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus between 2010 and 2012. Later, I joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras as a doctoral scholar. During my PhD, I worked on the modelling of hydrodynamics, mass transfer and reactions in two-phase flows in a microchannel. I then joined the Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE), Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Here, I worked on an interdisciplinary project that involved the modelling of integrated multi-scale disease networks, between July 2019 and Oct 2020.

My research interests primarily span two broad areas, viz., transport phenomena in multiphase flows and Systems Biology. With respect to the former, my focus has primarily been on developing semi-analytical mathematical models as well as computational fluid dynamics using the interface capturing level set method. In the field of systems biology, I am specifically interested in modelling cellular networks, integrating different biochemical processes in a cell, and disease modelling.