Dr. Rajagopal Vellingiri

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Room & Contact: 

Room No. 335 (Transit Campus 1)


Assistant Professor


Department of Chemical Engineering

Areas of Research: 

Thin liquid films, Droplet dynamics, Multiphase flows, Low-dimensional modelling, Interfacial instabilities, Nonlinear waves, Asymptotic methods


PhD - Imperial College London, UK, 2014

MTech - IIT Madras, 2008

BTech - Coimbatore Institute of Technology, 2003

Selected Publications/Patents: 

R. Vellingiri, D. Tseluiko and S. Kalliadasis, Absolute and convective instabilities in counter-current gas-liquid film flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 763 (2015), 166-201.

R. Vellingiri, D. Tseluiko, N. Savva and S. Kalliadasis, Dynamics of a liquid film sheared by a co-flowing turbulent gas. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 56 (2013), 93-104.

R. Vellingiri, N. Savva and S. Kalliadasis, Droplet spreading on chemically heterogeneous substrates. Physical Review E, 84 (2011), 036305.

Work Experience: 

Assistant Professor - BITS Pilani (Goa Campus) [Aug 2015 - Jul 2019]

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Imperial College London [Mar 2014 - Dec 2014]

Senior Engineer - Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab [Aug 2008 - Oct 2009]