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Dr. Binita Pathak
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT(BHU)
binita.mec@itbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
multiphase flow, droplet atomisation, microfluidics, biofluid dynamics

PhD: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
MSc Engg: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
BEngg: Gauhati University, Assam, India

Research Interests

multiphase flow, droplet atomisation, microfluidics, biofluid dynamics​

Teaching

ME342: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

ME241: Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Professional Experience

  • December 2019-till date: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi, India
  • April 2019-November 2019: Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, IISc, Bangalore, India
  • November 2017-December 2018: Research Associate, IMT, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • March 2017-October 2017: JRF, Mechanical Engineering Department, IISc, Bangalore, India

Awards

  • Professor B.K Subba Rao Gold Medal for Best PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering Department-2018, IISc
  • State highest marks in Mathematics (99/100) in 12th Board Examination, AHSEC- 2006, Gauhati University

Book Chapter

  • Pathak, B., Basu, S. and Kumar, R., 2018. ‘’Dynamics of Droplet Break-Up’’ In Droplet and Sprays: Application for Combustion and Propulsion, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 

Publications

Journal Publication:

  1. Raju, L., Chakraborty, S., Pathak, B., and Basu, S., 2018. Controlling Self- Assembly and Topology at Micro−Nano Length Scales Using a Contact-Free Mixed Nanocolloid Droplet Architecture. Langmuir 34, 5323-5333.
  2. Bansal, L., Sanyal, A., Kabi, P., Pathak, B., and Basu, S., 2018. Engineering Interfacial Processes at Mini-Micro-Nano Scales Using Sessile Droplet Architecture. Langmuir 34(29), pp-8423-8442.
  3. Pathak, B., Hatte, S., and Basu, S., 2017. Evaporation dynamics of mixed- nanocolloidal sessile droplets. Langmuir 33 (49), pp 14123–14129.
  4. Pathak, B., Kar, G., Bose, S., and Basu, S., 2017. Phase separation and physico- chemical processes at microscopic and macroscopic levels in MWCNT laden polymer blends using a unique droplet based architecture. Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, pp.24961-24970.
  5. Pathak, B. and Basu, S., 2016. Phenomenology of break-up modes in contact free externally heated nano particle laden droplets, Physics of Fluids 28 (123302), pp.1-14.
  6. Pathak, B., Xavier, P., Bose, S., and Basu, S., 2016. Thermally induced phase separation in levitated polymer droplets, Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, pp. 32477-32485.
  7. Pathak, B. and Basu, S., 2016. Modulation of Buckling Dynamics in Nanoparticle Laden Droplets Using External Heating. Langmuir 32(11), pp. 2591-2600.
  8. Pathak, B. and Basu, S., 2016. Deformation pathways and breakup modes in acoustically levitated bicomponent droplets under external heating. Physical Review E 93(3), p.033103.
  9. Pathak, B. and Basu, S., 2015. Phenomenology and control of buckling dynamics in multicomponent colloidal droplets. Journal of Applied Physics 117(24), p.244901.
  10. Pathak, B., Sanyal, A. and Basu, S., 2015. Experimental study of shape transition in an acoustically levitated and externally heated droplet. Journal of Heat Transfer 137(12), p.121006.
  11. Pathak, B. and Basu, S., 2016. Comparison of Convective and Radiative Heating Modes on the Thermophysical Changes of a Cerium Nitrate Droplet. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 8(1), p.011009.
  12. Pathak, B., Basu, S. and Kumar, R., 2013. Heat and Mass Transfer and Chemical Transformation in a cerium nitrate droplet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 63, pp.301-312.
  13. Pathak, B., Deepu, P., Basu, S. and Kumar, R., 2013. Modeling of agglomeration inside a droplet with nanosuspensions in an acoustic field. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 59, pp.161-166. 

Conferences:

  1. Binita Pathak and Saptarshi Basu, Control of buckling dynamics in contact-free mixed colloidal droplets, 90th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Harvard University, June 5-8, 2016, Cambridge, United States, 2015 .
  2. Binita Pathak and Saptarshi Basu, Break-up modes in acoustically levitated and externally heated bi-component droplet, Proceedings of the 23rd National Heat and Mass Transfer Conference and 1st International ISHMT- ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, IHMTC2015, 17-20 December, ​2015, Thiruvananthapuram, India [invited to be considered for publication in the journal ‘Journal of Heat Transfer’]
  3. Binita Pathak and Saptarshi Basu, Instabilities in acoustically levitated and laser irradiated bi-component droplet, ICLASS 2015, 13th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, August 23-27, 2015, Tainan, Taiwan.
  4. P. Deepu, Binita Pathak and Saptarshi Basu, Vaporization studies of functional pendant droplets in convective environment, 21st National and 10th ISHMT- ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Dec.28-Dec.30, 2011, Paper # ISHMT_IND_16_037. ​