Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Siddhartha Das was admitted as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for his contributions in the fields of chemical sciences.

Das, joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in March, 2014, was promoted to Associate Professorship (with tenure) in August 2019, and heads up the Soft Matter, Interfaces, and Energy Laboratory (SMIEL).

He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2010 in the area of theoretical microfluidics, and then joined the Physics of Fluids Group in University of Twente, the Netherlands as a Postdoc and worked on surface nanobubbles, capillarity, and soft wetting. After the University of Twente, Das completed a second Postdoc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada where he received the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Das' research interests span areas of micro-nanoscale fluid mechanics and interactions of soft matter and complex interfaces with fluid mechanics. He is particularly interested in understanding issues such as the wetting of a soft solid, electrohydrodynamics past a soft interface, evaporation-mediated self-assembly of soft and rigid particles, mechanics of complex fluids during 3-D printing, interactions of liquid with 2-D materials like graphene and hexagonal Boron Nitride, micro-nanoscale water transport in trees, etc.

Dr. Das has authored 129 journal publications (as of September 2019), including publications in such prestigious journals as Nature Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Nature Communications,, and more.

September 24, 2019

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