Dr. Sayan Das

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fluid and Thermal Engineering, Droplet Microfluidics, Active particle dynamics, Complex fluids, Double Emulsions, Droplet Buckling
Birla Institute of Technology & Science,
Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

A brief introduction

Dr. Sayan completed his B.E. (Mechanical Engg.) from Jadavpur University, West Bengal in 2010, and subsequently joined Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Gurgaon, as Assistant Manager. Following which he did his M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 2014 and obtained Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 2018. Thereafter, he worked at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent systems, Stuttgart followed by Institute for theoretical Physics, Stuttgart University as Post-Doctoral Research fellow until August, 2021. He then worked as a DST- INSPIRE Faculty fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Department of NIT Durgapur from October, 2021 till January, 2022.

Research Interests:  My research interest lies in:

  • Droplet Microfluidics
  • Active particle dynamics
  • Complex fluids
  • Double Emulsions
  • Droplet Buckling
  • Drug delivery using active particles
  • Institute silver medal offered by IIT Kharagpur for academic excellence in M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering (2012-14).
  • Awarded the INSPIRE fellowship by DST (2021-2026).
Industrial experience
  • Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (June, 2010-December, 2011): Assistant Quality Manager in vehicle inspection department
Research Experience
  • Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart (November, 2018 - September, 2020): Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Theory of Inhomogeneous Condensed Matter. Project: Dynamics of active particles near walls. 
  • University of Stuttgart (October, 2020 - August, 2021): Post-doctoral Fellow in the department of Institute for Theoretical Physics. Project: Role of asymmetric active patches on the near wall dynamics of Janus particles.
  • NIT Durgapur (October, 2021 - January, 2022): DST-INSPIRE faculty fellow in the department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (February, 2022 - present): Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department.