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Siddhartha Das
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park

2181 Glenn L. Martin Hall
301-405-6633
sidd@umd.edu

Dr. Siddhartha Das joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park in March, 2014. Dr. Das received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2010 in the area of theoretical microfluidics. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Das 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 his stint in the Netherlands, Dr. Das went for his second Postdoc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. In Alberta, Dr. Das was honored with the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, the most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship of Canada.

Dr. Das’ research interests span different areas of micro-nanoscale fluid mechanics and interactions of soft matter with fluid mechanics. He is particularly interested in understanding issues such as the wetting of a soft solid, electrohydrodynamics past a soft interface, and evaporation-mediated self assembly of soft and rigid particles.

Dr. Das has authored more than 75 journal publications, including publications in such prestigious journals as Advanced MaterialsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Nature Communications, Physical Review LettersPhysical Review E, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Langmuir, Soft MatterJournal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Applied PhysicsPhysical Chemistry Chemical PhysicsChemical Communications, and Scientific Reports.

Affiliate Appointments

SMIEL Group (Fall, 2016)

Parth, Guang, Joseph, Siddhartha, Shayandev, Yanbin, Haoyuan

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Postdoctoral Researchers

1. Yuan Gu (Started on Fall, 2016)

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Yuan Gu received his B.S. in in Metallurgy Engineer from University of Science and Technology Beijing (2009) and M.S. in Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy from General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (2012) in China. He then moved to United States to get his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (2016).

His Master’s research focused on the solid state method to synthesize cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. His Ph.D. research was in the area of synthesis of conductive inks for inkjet printing, printable sensors and flexible batteries. His Ph.D. dissertation was ‘Application of Inkjet Printing Technology to Flexible Batteries’ under the guidance of Prof. John Federici. During his Ph.D. he received a Graduate Student Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). He joined in SMIEL in 2016 and focused on printing electronics on curved surfaces with various kinds of printing methods and inks. He is co-advised by Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta of Mechanical Engineering.

PhD Students

1. Harnoor Singh Sachar (Started on Fall 2018)

Harnoor received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 from BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus. He joined SMIEL as an MS student in Fall 2017. He converted to a PhD in Fall 2018. His research in SMIEL will focus on developing Molecular Dynamics models and continuum models for studying  flows in nanochannels grafted with Polylectrolyte brushes.

 

webwxgetmsgimg2. Haoyuan Jing (Started on Spring, 2017)

Hoayuan has been an MS student in SMIEL group led by Prof. Siddhartha Das from Fall, 2015. On spring 2017, he transferred to the PhD  under the supervision of Prof. Siddhartha Das. Prior to joining SMIEL, Haoyuan Jing received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in Sprig 2015. Haoyuan’s current research IN SMIEL are on (a) 3-D prining of composites and (b) Surface charge effects on soft materials.

 

_20150825_2033133. Parth Desai (Started on Spring, 2017)

Parth has been an MS student in SMIEL group led by Prof. Siddhartha Das from Fall, 2015. On spring 2017, he transferred to the PhD working under the joint supervision of Prof. Siddhartha Das and and Dr. Keir Neuman (NHLBI, NIH). Parth’s current research is on DNA supercoiling and is supported by the UMD-NHLBI Graduate Partnership Program.

 

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Yanbin received his MS in Materials Science and Engineering, UMD in 2016. His research will be nanoscale mechanics and materials. He will be co-advised by Prof. Liangbing Hu of Materials Science and Engineering, UMD.

 

 

5. Jaemi Herzberger (Started on Fall 2014)

Jaemi works on Electrochemical Migration and Dendrite growth. She is co-advised by Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta and Prof. Siddhartha Das

 

 

MS Students

1. Chava Bhargav Sai (Started on Fall 2018)

Bhargav received his B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in 2018. In SMIEL hw would studying flows in nanochannels grafted with polyelectrolyte brushes and heat transfer in 3D printing.

 

 

2. Vishal Sankar Sivasankar (Started on Fall 2018)

Vishal received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University at Chennai. He joined SMIEL as a Masters student in Fall 2018. His research in SMIEL will focus on continuum models for studying Nano-particles, flow in Nano-channel, and CFD analysis of heat transfer in 3D-printing.

 

 

3. Neil Dalal (Started on Summer 2017)

Neil received his BS from University of Maryalnd. Currently he is jointly advised by Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta  and Prof. Das and he has been working on the relibaility analysis of the 3D printed fillets.

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Alumni

Postdocs

Guang1. Guang Chen (February, 2017 — February, 2018)

Current Position: Postdoc, Princeton University (Advisor, Howard Stone)

 

 

 

 

PhD Students

1. Shayandev Sinha (January, 2015 — July, 2018)

Thesis title: BILAYER MEMBRANE ELECTROSTATICS
AND CHARGE-REGULATED MEMBRANE-NANOPARTICLE INTERACTIONS

Current Position: Postdoc, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (Advisors: Dr. Nate Cira and Dr. Hyungsoon Im)

 

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2. Guang Chen (August, 2014 — January, 2017)

Thesis title: NANOCONFINED POLYELECTROLYTE BRUSHES: THERMODYNAMICS, ELECTROSTATICS AND TRANSPORT

Current Position: Postdoc, Princeton University (Advisor: Prof. Howard Stone)

 

 

 

MS Students

1. Harnoor Singh Sachar (August, 2017 — August, 2018)

Current Position: Transferred to PhD under Prof. Das

 

 

2. Jahin Patwary (August, 2014 — August, 2018)

Thesis title: ENERGY CONVERSION IN NANOCHANNELS GRAFTED
WITH POLYELECTROLYTE AND POLYZWITTERION BRUSHES

 

 

3. Raja Maheedhara (March, 2017 — July, 2018)

Thesis title: ENHANCED DIFFUSIOOSMOSIS AND THERMOOSMOSIS IN POLYELECTROLYTE-BRUSH-FUNCTIONALIZED NANOCHANNELS

 

 

webwxgetmsgimg4. Haoyuan Jing (August, 2015 — December, 2016)

Current Position: Transferred to PhD under Prof. Das

 

 

_20150825_2033135. Parth Desai (August, 2015 — December, 2016)

Current Position: Transferred to PhD under Prof. Das

 

 

Jospeh_Photo 6. Joseph Andrews (August, 2015 — August, 2016)

Co-Advisor: Peter W. Chung

Thesis title: WETTING OF GRAPHENE

Current Position: Industry

 

Undergraduates

1. TEAM BACTERIA (GEMSTONE TEAM) (January, 2016 — May, 2018)

2. Vineet Padia (Fall, 2015 — Spring, 2016)

3. Lucas Myers (Spring, 2015 — Fall, 2016)

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4. Joseph Andrews (Fall, 2014 — Summer, 2015)

 

 

 

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 5. Kyle McDaniel  (Summer 2014 — Spring 2015)

 

 

 

 

6. Fedra Valcius (Summer Intern; June-July, 2014)

 

Lunch with the Summer Interns (Summer, 2014)