During my PhD, I plan to investigate the physics behind jets and shockwaves induced by multi-bubble interaction. Examining the possible wear on materials due to such mechanistic effects but at different temperatures poses some interesting challenges.
For this purpose, my work aims to develop a numerical model, that is supported by experimental evidence pertaining to bubble-interaction near solid. The results may be scalable for different bubble-sizes and valid for creative applications in bubble-based medical treatment to commercial industries. Overall, my research outlines the unconventional eco-friendly methods for particle fragmentation using bubble interaction.
Project Duration: 2017- 2022
- The University of Melbourne: Prof. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur: Dr. Parthasarathi Ghosh, Dr. Rajaram Lakkaraju
I started my PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) in June 2017 and joined the University of Melbourne (UoM) in December 2018 to carry out a part of my research project under the MIPA (Melbourne India Postgraduate academy) programme which promotes the Joint-PhD opportunity between the two reputed institutes.
Besides the coursework, I had formulated a set of goals on my research topic during my first year in IIT-Kgp. Based on these, a numerical model was also devised to examine bubble interaction at different temperatures while in IIT-Kgp. In UoM, I am currently preparing an experimental setup to verify this model and plan to compare the data acquired from both cases.
I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kalyani Government Engineering College, West Bengal followed by a Master’s degree in Cryogenic Engineering from IIT-Kgp.
My current objective is to do qualitative research that supplements my interest and elevates my understanding in fields related to cavitation/ bubble dynamics. Professionally, I wish to forge a career in academia and research.
In pursuit of the same, I value teamwork and learning new techniques. During my spare time, I enjoy travelling and picking up new languages.
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