Dr. Sasidhar Kondaraju Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Sciences

Research Interests

Microfluidics; Surface wettability; Interfacial Science; Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Fluid Transport; Phase Change Heat Transfer

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Contact Details

  • School of Mechanical Sciences
  • 0674-713-7132
  • sasidhar@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids) 2009 Wayne State University




Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer; Multiphase Flows; Advanced Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer, Microfluidics, Mathematical Methods


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1M. Baig, S. Jain, S. Gupta, G. Vignesh, V. Singh, S. Kondaraju, and S. Gupta, Engineering Droplet Navigation through Tertiary-Junction Microchannels, Microfluidics Nanofluidics (Accepted).
2A. Buduraju, J. Phirani, S. Kondaraju, and S. S. Bahga, Capillary displacement of viscous liquids in geometries with axial variations, Langmuir, 2016, 32:10513-10521.
3Manjinder Singh, S. Kondaraju, and S. S. Bahga, Enhancement of thermal performance of micro heat pipes using wettability gradients, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 2017, 400-408.
4A. Yagub, H. Farhat, S. Kondaraju, and T. Singh, A lattice-Boltzmann model for substrates with regularly structured surface roughness, Journal Comp. Physics, 2015, 301: 402-414.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021999115005689
5S. Choi, S. Kondaraju, and J. S. Lee, Study for optical manipulation of a surfactant-covered droplet using lattice Boltzmann method, Biomicrofluidics, 2014, 8: 024104 http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/bmf/8/2/10.1063/1.4868368
6J. Y. Moon, S. Kondaraju, and J. S. Lee, Lattice-Boltzmann immersed boundary approach for vesicle navigation in microfluidic channel networks, Microfluidics Nanofluidics, 2014, 7: 1061-1070. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10404-014-1393-z
7H. M. Yoon, Y. Jung, S. C. Jun, S. Kondaraju, and J. S. Lee, Molecular dynamics simulations of nanoscale and sub-nanoscale friction behavior between grapheme and a silicon tip: analysis of tip apex motion, Nanoscale, 2015, 7: 6295-6303. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/NR/c4nr07445a#!divAbstract
8H. M. Yoon, S. Kondaraju, and J. S. Lee, Molecular dynamics simulations of the friction experienced by grapheme flakes in rotational motion, Tribology International, 2014, 70: 170-178. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301679X1300340X
9H. Farhat, S. Kondaraju, Sang-Kwon Na and J. S. Lee, Effect of hydrodynamic and fluid-solid interaction forces on the shape and stability of a droplet sedimenting on a horizontal wall, PRE, 2013, 88: 013013. http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.88.013013
10S. Kondaraju, H. Farhat, and J. S. Lee, Study of Aggregational Characteristics of Emulsions on their Rheological Properties using the Lattice Boltzmann Approach, Soft Matter, 2012, 8: 1374-1384. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2012/sm/c1sm06193c
11S. Kondaraju, and J. S. Lee, Two-Phase Numerical Model for Thermal conductivity and Convective Heat Transfer in Nanofluids, Nanoscale Research Letters, 2011, 6: 239-245. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1556-276X-6-239
12S. Kondaraju, E. K. Jin, and J. S. Lee, Effect of the multi-sized nanoparticle distribution on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids, Microfluidics Nanofluidics, 2011,10:133-144. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10404-010-0653-9
13S. Kondaraju, E. K. Jin, and J. S. Lee, Investigation of turbulent nanofluids using discrete particle modeling, Phys. Rev. E, 2010, 81: 016304. http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.81.016304
14S. Kondaraju, E. K. Jin, and J. S. Lee, Direct numerical simulation of thermal conductivity of nanofluids: The effect of temperature two-way coupling and coagulation of particles, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 2010, 53: 862-869. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0017931009006383
15S. Kondaraju, M. Choi, X. Xu, and J. S. Lee, Direct Numerical Simulation of Modulation of Isotropic Turbulence by Poly-Dispersed Particles, Int. J Num. Methods in Fluids, 2012, 69:1237-1248. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fld.2634/full
16S. Kondaraju, X.Xu, and J. S. Lee, Direct Numerical Simulation of Preferential Particle Concentration in Decaying Turbulence under the Influence of Magnetic Field, Int. J. Num. Methods in Fluids, 2010, 63:1233-1240. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fld.2128/abstract
17S.Kondaraju  and  J.  S.  Lee,  Hybrid  Turbulence  Simulation  of  Spray  impingement  Cooling: The  Effect  of  Vortex  Motion  on  Turbulent  Heat  Flux,  Int.  J.  Num.  Methods  in  Fluids,  2009,  59:  657-676. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fld.1828/abstract
18S.Kondaraju  and  J.  S.  Lee,  Hybrid  Turbulence  Modeling  of  Liquid  Spray  Impingement  on a  Heated  Wall  with  Arbitrary  Lagrangian  Eulerian  Method,  Num.  Heat Transfer  Part  A:  Applications,  2007,  52:  1059-1079. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10407780701451457#.VgzT5JfvmXc

Conferences (International)

1N. Pawar, and S. Kondaraju, Effect of surface wettability on dropwise condensation using lattice Boltzmann method, January 3-6, 2016, 5th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Biopolis, Singapore.
2N. Pawar, and S. Kondaraju, Microdroplet growth during condensation on mixed-wettability surfaces, The 23rd National Heat and Mass Transfer Conference and 1st International ISHMT-ASFTE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 17-20, 2015, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
3S. Kondaraju, H. Farhat, and J. S. Lee, Lattice Boltzmann modeling for simulation of surfactant covered droplets in microchannels, June 12-14, 2012, International Conference on Numerical Methods in Multiphase Flows, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
4S. Kondaraju, H. Farhat, J. S. Lee, “Study of aggregational characteristics of emulsions on their rheological properties using the lattice Boltzmann approach”, 86th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 10-13, 2012, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
5J. H. Kim, J. S. Lee, S. Choi, S. Kondaraju, J. S. Lee, “Cooling performance of 3 dimensional non-Newtonian flow in micro-channel using lattice Boltzmann method”, The 8th KSME-ASME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, March 18-21, 2012, Seoul, South Korea.
6A. Gross, S. Kondaraju, and H. Fasel, “Numerical Investigation of Separation Control for Wind Turbine Airfoil”, ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, May 17–22, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona.
7S. Kondaraju and J. S. Lee, “Two-way coupling effects of single and multiple clouds of particles”, Proc. UKC Conf., Aug. 14-17, 2008, San Diego, USA.
8S. Kondaraju and J. S. Lee, “Effect of the particles on the turbulence modulation of the flow field”, Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Comp. Fluid Dynamics, July 7-11, 2008, Seoul, Korea.
9S. Kondaraju, Y. H. Kim and J. S. Lee, “Numerical simulation of spray impingement heat transfer on a flat plate”, Proc. 18th Int. Sym. on Transport Phenomena, Aug. 27-30, 2007, Daejeon, Korea.
10S. Kondaraju, X. Xu and J. S. Lee, “Numerical simulations of particle dispersion in isotropic turbulence using object oriented programming”, Proc. UKC Conf., Aug. 9-11, 2007, Washington DC, USA.
11S. Kondaraju, Y. H. Kim and J. S. Lee, “Behavior of fluid structure for the jet impingement on a flat plate”, Proc. 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan. 11-14, 2006, Reno, NV, USA.

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Published Books

  1. H. Farhat, J. S. Lee, and S. Kondaraju, Accelerated lattice Boltzmann model for colloidal suspensions, Springer, New York, 2014.

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