- Siddarth Srinivasan
- Doctoral Candidate, Chemical Engineering
- Project: Fabrication of Non-Wetting Surfaces for Drag Reduction and Dynamic Wetting
- co-advised by Gareth McKinley, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
- B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2009
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.mit.edu/~ssid/
- Phone: (617) 253-6478
- Office: 66-357
My primary work is on understanding the break-up of polymer fluid jets to control the formation of various structured polymer surfaces. I use knowledge of polymer solution theory and fluid dynamics to understand how the coil-overlap, molecular weights and relaxation time can be engineered to create structured superoleophobic surfaces. My research also involves studying how these liquid repellent surfaces reduce fluid drag in viscous laminar flows. I have also worked on a mathematical analysis of the gravity driven deformation of drops on non-wetting surfaces and on developing a model to design oleophonic woven fabrics. This work is in collaboration with Prof. Gareth McKinley in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
- Srinivasan, S., Choi, W., Park, K.-C., Chhatre, S.S., Cohen, R.E., and McKinley, G.H. "Drag Reduction for Viscous Laminar Flow on Spray-Coated Non-Wetting Surfaces" (in preparation)
- Srinivasan, S., McKinley, G.H., and Cohen, R.E., "Assessing the Accuracy of Contact Angle Measurements for Sessile Drops on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces". Langmuir, 27 (22), pp 13582-13589 (2011)
- Srinivasan, S., Chhatre, S.S., Mabry, J.M., Cohen, R.E., and McKinley, G.H., "Solution spraying of poly(methyl methacrylate) blends to fabricate microtextured, superoleophobic surfaces". Polymer 52, 3209-3218 (2011).