From an invited seminar at Université Libre de Bruxelles organized by Professor Laurence Rongy (June 2022).
Saikat Mukherjee, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, 2020-2023.
PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, 2015-2020.
BE in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, 2011-2015.
I am interested in the numerical modeling of reaction-advection-diffusion processes in physical and biological systems. I use my expertise in high-performance computing and high-fidelity numerical modeling to answer pioneering questions pertaining to neurological disorders and microbial dynamics. Current research interests include fluid dynamics of autocatalytic reaction fronts, spiral defect chaos, transport and reaction-diffusion processes in the glymphatic system of the brain, and the dynamics of bacteria in the presence of fluid flow.
Awards and honors
Honorable mention, University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Awards in Impactful Research, 2022.
Individual Fellowship (Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action) to pursue postdoctoral studies with Professor Laurence Rongy at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 2020.
Liviu Librescu Memorial Fellowship, Engineering Mechanics program, Virginia Tech, 2018.
Manuel Stein Fellowship, Engineering Mechanics program, Virginia Tech, 2018.