Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2025 ERF

Lab Location: 1076 ERF

Lab Website: Anand Laboratory

Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011

M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2005

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India 2005

Understanding Fluid-Solid and Fluid-Fluid interactions in single or multiphase systems especially phase change processes

Complex fluids

Porous media transport for applications in water harvesting

Energy efficient thermal systems


HVAC and refrigeration

Oil recovery

Carbon capture

Drug delivery

  1. Ramchandra, N.; Anand, S.; Rykaczewski, K.; Médici, M.G.; González-Viñas, W; Varanasi, K. K. and Beysens, D. (2015) “Inverted Leidenfrost like effect during condensation“,
  2. Anand, S.; Rykaczewski, K.; Subramanyam, S.B.; Beysens, D. and Varanasi, K. K. (2015) “How droplets nucleate and grow on liquids and liquid impregnated surfaces“, Soft Matter, 11 (1), 69-80 (corresponding author). Also selected as Back Cover and amongst ‘2015’s most accessed Soft Matter articles“. 
  3. Rykaczewski, K.; Paxson, A.; Staymates, M.; Walker, M.L.; Sun, X.; Anand, S.; Srinivasan, S.; McKinley, G.H.; Chinn, J.; Scott, J.H.J. and Varanasi, K. K. (2014) “Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces”, Scientific Reports, 4.
  4. Lalia, B. S.*; Anand, S*.; Varanasi, K. K.; Hashaikeh, R., (2013) “Fog-Harvesting Potential of Lubricant-Impregnated Electrospun Nanomats”. Langmuir, 29, (42), 13081-13088. (*Equal Contribution)
  5. Rykaczewski, K.; Anand, S.; Subramanyam, S.B.; and Varanasi, K. K. (2013) “Mechanism of Frost Formation on Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces“, Langmuir, 29(17): 5230-5238
  6. Smith, D.; Dhiman, R.; Anand, S.; Guarduno, E.; McKinley, G.; Cohen, R. E.; and Varanasi, K. K. (2013) “Droplet mobility on lubricant-impregnated surfaces“, Soft Matter, 9(6): p. 1772-1780. Also selected as Front Cover of the Journal and among ‘Most Accessed Articles’ for 2013.
  7. Rykaczewski, K.; Paxson, A.; Anand, S.; Chen, X.; Wang, Z. and Varanasi, K. K. (2012) “Multimode Multidrop Coalescence Effects during Condensation on Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces“, Langmuir, 29(3): 881-891
  8. Anand, S.; Paxson, A.; Dhiman, R.; Smith, J.D. and Varanasi, K. K. (2012) “Enhanced condensation on liquid impregnated nanotextured surfacesACS Nano, 6 (11), 10122-10129. Also covered in MIT News,, Nanoweek, Popular Science, Economist
  9. Anand, S.; et al. (2011). “Distribution of Vapor Inside a Cylindrical Minichannel With Evaporative Walls and Its Effect on Droplet Growth by Heterogeneous Nucleation“, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 3 (1): 011008-011010
  10. Anand, S. and Son, S. Y. (2010). “Sub-Micrometer Dropwise Condensation under Superheated and Rarefied Vapor Condition“, Langmuir, 26 (22), 17100-17110.