Santosh Mallah
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I am Santosh Mallah, a PhD student at the department of mechanical engineering, IIT Bombay, India. I will be submitting my PhD thesis by the end of this year, 2021. During my PhD, I have worked on exploring flight dynamics of a dragonfly numerically (using OpenFoam, Ansys-Fluent) and experimentally (using particle image velocimetry, flow visualization).The motivation behind the study is to improve the flight performance of Drones/MAVs/UAVs taking inspiration from dragonfly flight. Recently, I have started implementing machine learning tools (in particular deep learning tools) in my research area of fluid mechanics.

My Skills are as follows:
CFD Simulation
Particle Image Velocimetry
Water Tunnel Testing
Micro-aerial vehicles
Machine Learning
Deep Learning

Furthermore, I lead a team of experts who are PhD graduates from various IITs across India to speed up the project completion and handle projects from other disciplines if required.
Therefore, I can help my clients with CFD simulations problems on fluid mechanics and heat transfer, MATLAB Coding.
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  • phd in engineering fields IIT Bombay · Full-time Dec 2015 – Present 6 yrs 8 mos Mumbai, MH, India (1) Ph.D. research on the following projects:
    (a) Exploring flight dynamics of a dragonfly with the motivation to develop an efficient unmanned aerial vehicle.
    This project includes following:
    A. Design & Development of experimental setups for particle Image velocimetry experiments (PIV).
    B. PIV-based experiments on dragonfly-inspired corrugated wing in flapping motion.
    C. Post processing of the PIV experimental data through MATLAB & Tecplot.
    D. CFD simulations using ANSYS-Fluent, OpenFOAM on dragonfly-inspired corrugated wing in flapping motion.
    E. Assessing the performance of RC aircraft with dragonfly-inspired wing through 3D CFD simulations on supercomputing facility at IIT Bombay.
    (b) Exploring the effects of superhydrobhobicity on the flow dynamics of static and dynamics objects with the motivation develop an efficient under-water vehicle.
    This project includes following:
    A. Particle Image velocimetry-based experiments in water tunnel on superhydrobhobic NACA0012 hydrofoil in flapping motion and superhydrobhobic circular cylinder.
    (2) Ph.D. level coursework on following subjects:
    A. Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
    B. Computational Methods in Thermal & Fluid Engineering
    C. Mathematical Methods in Engineering
    D. Microfluidics
    E. Fluid Dynamics
    F. Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
    G. Advanced Heat Transfer


  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Mechanical Engineering, B+ 2015 – 2021
  • University of Mumbai Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Mechanical Engineering , B+ 2010 – 2014

Age: 30

Joined: June 11, 2021

Last seen: December 10, 2021


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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India