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UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 1064 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 1064 ERF

Lab Location: 1064 ERF

Lab Website: Micro/Nanoscale Fluid Transport Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005

M.S., Heat Power,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2000.

B.S. Power Plant Engineering,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 1995

Wettability engineering for heat and mass transfer applications

Capillary-driven surface microfluidics

Magnetic microspheres for microfluidic biosensor applications

Thermomagnetic transport involving ferrofluids

Ferrofluid application for magnetic drug targeting and magnetic fluid hyperthermia

Energy and exergy analysis of power plant systems

Heat transfer and combustion engineering

 

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research in Germany (2008).

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2008), and INAE Young Associateship (2013 onward).

Dean’s Scholar Award (Fellowship), University of Illinois at Chicago (2004-05).

Provost’s Award for Graduate Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (2004).

Sarojini Radhakanta Majumdar Memorial Gold Centered Silver Medal for securing the highest percentage of marks among all the courses of Master of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University (2000).

University Medal for standing first in the Masters of Engineering examination, Jadavpur University (2000).

University Medal for standing first in the Bachelor of Power Plant Engineering examination, Jadavpur University (1995).

PK Sarma Best Paper Award in the 20th National & 9th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, January 4-6, 2010, NPCIL, Mumbai.

VMK Sastry Best Poster Award in the 19th National & 8th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, January 3-5, 2008, JNTU, Hyderabad.

Department of Atomic Energy (India), Young Scientist Research Award (2006).

Distinguished Alumni recognition, Jadavpur University (2017).

Certificate of Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Elsevier, November, 2015.

Citation in Marquis Who’s Who 2009 Edition.

Life Member, Indian Society for Magnetic Fluids Research.

Life Member, Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer.

Life Member, Combustion Institute (Indian Section).

    1. Morrissette, J.M., Mahapatra, P.S., Ghosh, A., Ganguly, R., Megaridis, C.M., “Rapid, self-driven liquid mixing on open-surface microfluidic platform,” Scientific Reports, Articles in Press, 2017.
    2. Das, P.K., Islam, N., Santra, A.K., Ganguly, R., “Experimental investigation of thermophysical properties of al2o3–water nanofluid: role of surfactants,” Journal of Molecular Liquids, Articles in Press, 2017
    3. Zhang, B. J., Ganguly, R., Kim, K.J., Lee, C.Y., “Control of pool boiling heat transfer through photo-induced wettability change of titania nanotube arrayed surface,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 81: pp. 124 – 130, 2017.
    4. Samanta, A., Modak, N., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Separation of magnetic beads in a hybrid continuous flow microfluidic device,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 427: pp. 300 – 305, 2017.
    5. Sen, U., Chatterjee, S., Sen, S., Tiwari, M.K., Mukhopadhyay, A., Ganguly, R., “Dynamics of magnetic modulation of ferrofluid droplets for digital microfluidic applications,” 421: pp. 165 – 176, 2017.
    6. Chakraborty, D., Dutta, S., Chakraborty, N., Ganguly, R., “Magnetically actuated transport of ferrofluid droplets over micro-coil array on a digital microfluidic platform,” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 236: pp. 367-377, 2016.
    7. Samanta, A., Modak, N., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Operating regimes of a magnetic split‑flow thin (SPLITT) fractionation microfluidic device for immunomagnetic separation, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics,” 20: 87 (1-13), 2016, DOI 10.1007/s10404-016-1751-0.
    8. Das, P.K., Mallik, A.K., Ganguly, R., Santra, A.K., “Synthesis and characterization of TiO2-water nanofluids with different surfactants,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 75: pp 341–348, 2016.
    9. Koukoravas, T.P., Ghosh, A., Mahapatra, P.S., Ganguly, R., Megaridis, C.M., “Spatially-selective cooling by liquid jet impinging orthogonally on a wettability-patterned surface,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 95: pp. 142-152, 2016.
    10. Mahapatra, P.S., Ghosh, A., Ganguly, R., Megaridis, C.M., “Key design and operating parameters for enhancing dropwise condensation through wettability patterning,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 92: pp. 877–883, 2016.
    11. Ghosh, R., Ray, T.K., Ganguly, R., “Cooling tower fog harvesting in power plants – A pilot study,” Energy, 89: pp. 1018-1028, 2015.
    12. Patra, J., Ghosh, P., Datta, A., Das, M., Ganguly, R., Sen, S., Chatterjee, S., Studies of combustion characteristics of kerosene ethanol blends in an axi-symmetric combustor, Fuel, 144: pp. 205–213, 2015.
    13. Ghosh, A., Beaini, S., Zhang, B.- J., Ganguly, R., Megaridis, C.M., “Enhancing dropwise condensation through bioinspired wettability patterning,” Langmuir, 30 (43): pp. 13103-13115, 2014.
    14. Song J, Huang S, Lu Y, Bu X, Mates JE, Ghosh A, Ganguly, R., Carmalt CJ, Parkin IP, Xu W, Megaridis CM, Self-Driven One-Step Oil Removal from Oil Spill on Water via Selective-Wettability Steel Mesh, ACS applied materials & interfaces 6 (22): pp. 19858-19865, 2014.
    15. Attinger, D., Frankiewicz, C., Betz, A., Schutzius, T. M., Ganguly, R., Das, A., Kim, C.-J., Megaridis, C.M., “Surface Engineering for Phase Change Heat Transfer: A Review,” MRS Energy and Sustainability, 1: pp. E4(1-40), 2014.
    16. Ghosh, A., Ganguly, R., Schutzius, T., Megaridis, C.M., “Wettability patterning for high-rate, pumpless fluid transport on open, non-planar microfluidic platforms,” Lab on a Chip, 14(9): pp. 1538-1550, 2014.
    17. Puri, I.K., Ganguly, R., “Particle transport in therapeutic magnetic fields,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 46: pp.407 – 440, 2014.
    18. Bhattacharya, S., Dhar, P., Das, S.K., Ganguly, R., Webster, T.J., Nayar, S., “Colloidal graphite/graphene nanostructures using collagen showing enhanced thermal conductivity,” International Journal of Nanomedicine, 9: pp. 1287 – 1298, 2014.
    19. Bose, S., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., Banerjee, M., “Lagrangian magnetic particle tracking through stenosed artery under pulsatile flow condition,” ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 4(3): p. 031006, 2014.
    20. Sinha, A., Mollah, A.K., Hardt, S., Ganguly, R., “Particle dynamics and separation at liquid-liquid interface,” Soft Matter, 9: pp. 5438 – 5447, 2013.
    21. Modak, N., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Influence of microchannel geometry on magnetophoretic separation of functionalized magnetic beads in a microfluidic sorter and a field flow fractionation device,” Magnetohydrodynamics, 49 (3-4): pp. 391–396, 2013.
    22. Das, K., Sarkar, M., Mukhopadhyay, A., Ganguly, R., “Transient response of ferrofluid plug-driven micropump,” Magnetohydrodynamics, 49 (3-4), pp. 499–504, 2013.
    23. Ray, T.K., Ganguly, R., Gupta, A., “Optimal control strategy for minimization of exergy destruction in boiler superheater,” Energy Conversion and Management, 66, pp. 234-245, 2013.
    24. Basak, A., Patra, J., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Effect of transesterification of vegetable oil on liquid flow number and spray cone angle for pressure and twin fluid atomizers,” Fuel, 112: 347 – 354, 2013.
    25. Modak, N., Pal, A.R., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Bioseparation in a microfluidic channel using magnetic field flow fractionation,” International Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport, 3, 21 – 34, 2012.
    26. Banerjee, U., Bit, P., Ganguly, R., Hardt, S., “Aggregation dynamics of particles in a microchannel due to an applied magnetic field,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 13: pp. 565 – 577, 2012.
    27. Banerjee, M. K., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Effect of pulsatile flow waveform and Womersley number on the flow in stenosed arterial geometry,” ISRN Biomathematics, 2012, 2012, Article ID 853056, 1 – 17, 2012.
    28. Pal, S., Datta, A., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Bandyopadhyay, K., Ganguly, R., “Characterization of a ferrofluid-based thermomagnetic pump for microfluidic applications,” Journal of Magnetism and Magneic Materials, 323 (21), pp. 2701-2709, 2011.
    29. Banerjee, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Ganguly, R., “Effects of magnetization saturation on thermomagnetic convection in a locally heated square enclosure,” Numerical Heat Transfer: Part A, 59 (9), pp. 693-718, 2011.
    30. Liangruksa, M., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Parametric investigation of heating due to magnetic fluid hyperthermia in a tumor with blood perfusion,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 323, pp. 708-716, 2011.
    31. Modak, N., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Numerical Analysis of Transport and Binding of a Target Analyte and Functionalized Magnetic Microspheres in a Microfluidic Immunoassay,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43, pp. 485002(1-12), 2010.
    32. Kappiyoor, R., Liangruska, M., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “The effects of magnetic nanoparticle properties on magnetic fluid hyperthermia,” Journal of Applied Physics, 108, pp. 094702(1–8), 2010.
    33. Banerjee, M.K., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Magnetic drug targeting in partly occluded blood vessels using magnetic microspheres,” ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 1, 041005 (1-9), 2010.
    34. Banerjee, M.K., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Hemodynamics in Stenosed Arteries–Effect of Stenosis Shapes,” International Journal of Computational Methods, 7 (3), pp. 397-419, 2010.
    35. Banerjee, M.K., Ganguly, R., Datta, A. “Variation of wall shear stress and flow characteristics across cosine shaped stenotic model with flow Reynolds number and degree of stenosis,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research 37 (6), pp. 530-552, 2010.
    36. Ganguly, R., Hahn, T., Hardt, S., “Magnetophoretic mixing for in-situ immunochemical binding on magnetic beads in a microfluidic channel,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 8, pp. 739–753, 2010.
    37. Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Microfluidic Transport in Magnetic MEMS and BioMEMS,” WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology, 2, pp. 382-399, 2010.
    38. Samanta, A., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., Effect of CO2 dilution on flame structure and soot and NO formations in CH4-air non-premixed flames, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power, 132 (12), pp. 124501(1-5), 2010.
    39. Banerjee, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Ganguly, R., “Effects of dipole position on thermomagnetic convection in a locally heated shallow enclosure: thermodynamic and transport Analysis,” Numerical Heat Transfer: Part A, 57 (7), pp. 496-519, 2010.
    40. Ray, T.K., Datta, A., Gupta, A., Ganguly, R., “Exergy-based performance analysis for proper O&M decisions in a steam power plant,” Energy Conversion and Management, 51 (6), pp. 1333-1344, 2010.
    41. Sinha, A., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Numerical investigation of flow-through immunoassay in a microchannel,” Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 107 (3), 034907, 2010 (This article hass been selected for the February 15, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research <http://www.vjbio.org>).
    42. Datta, A., Ganguly, R., Sarkar, L., “Energy and Exergy Analyses of an Externally Fired Gas Turbine (EFGT) Cycle Integrated with Biomass Gasifier for Distributed Power Generation,” Energy, 35, pp. 341–350, 2010.
    43. Modak, N., Kejriwal, D., Nandy, K., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Magnetophoretic Separation for MEMS-based Biosensor Applications,” Biomedical Microdevices, 12, pp. 23 – 34, 2010.
    44. Santra, A., Chakraborty, N., Ganguly, R., “Analytical evaluation of magnetic field by planar micro-electromagnet spirals for MEMS applications,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19, pp. 085018(1-10), 2009.
    45. Banerjee, M., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Study on pressure drop and center line velocity distribution across cosine shaped stenotic model,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 36, pp. 319-342, 2009.
    46. Banerjee, M., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Effect of restriction and flow Reynolds number to study the variation of hemodynamic parameters across cosine shaped stenotic model,” International Journal of Computational Methods, 6, pp. 199-228, 2009.
    47. Banerjee, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Ganguly, R., “Thermomagnetic convection in square and shallow enclosures for electronics cooling,” Numerical Heat Transfer: Part A, 55, pp. 931-951, 2009.
    48. Sinha, A., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Magnetic separation from superparamagnetic particle suspensions,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321, pp. 2251-2256, 2009.
    49. Roy, T., Sinha, A., Chakraborty, S., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Magnetic microsphere-based mixers for micro-droplets,” Physics of Fluids, 21, pp. 027101(1-7), 2009.
    50. Modak, N., Datta, A., Ganguly, R., “Cell separation in a microfluidic channel using magnetic microspheres,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 6, pp. 647-660, 2009.
    51. Sahu, K.B., Kundu, A., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Effects of fuel type and equivalence ratios on the flickering of triple flames,” Combustion and Flame, 156, pp. 484-493, 2009.
    52. Basu, D., Saha, R., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Performance Improvement of LPG Cookstoves through Burner and Nozzle Modifications,” Journal of the Energy Institute, 81, pp. 218-225, 2008.
    53. Banerjee, M., Nag, D., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Stenotic interaction on hemodynamic parameters in multiple stenoses,” International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 22, pp. 609-622, 2008.
    54. Nandy, K., Chaudhuri, S., Ganguly, R., Puri, I.K., “Analytical model for the magnetophoretic capture of magnetic microspheres in microfluidic devices,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320, pp. 1398-1405, 2008.
    55. Banerjee, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Ganguly, R., “Natural Convection in a Bi-heater Configuration of Passive Electronic Cooling,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 47, pp. 1516-1527, 2008.
    56. Banerjee, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sen, S., Ganguly, R., “Optimizing thermomagnetic convection for electronics cooling,” Numerical Heat Transfer: Part A, 53, pp. 1231-1255, 2008.
    57. Saha, C., Ganguly, R., Datta, A., “Heat transfer and emission characteristics of impinging rich methane and ethylene jet flames,” Experimental Heat Transfer, 21, pp. 169-187, 2008.
    58. Sinha, A., Ganguly, R., De, A.K., Puri, I. K., “Single magnetic particle dynamics in a microchannel,” Physics of Fluids, 19, pp. 117102(1-5), 2007 (This article has been selected for the November 15, 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research <http://www.vjbio.org>).
    59. Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K., “Field-Assisted Self-Assembly of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical, MEMS and BioMEMS Applications,” Advances in Applied Mechanics, 41, pp. 293-335, 2007.
    60. Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K., “Mathematical Model for the Chemotherapeutic Drug Efficacy in Arresting Tumor Growth Based on the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis,” Cell Proliferation, 40, pp. 338–354, 2007.
    61. Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K., “Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis,” Cell Proliferation, 39, pp. 3-14, 2006.
    62. Ganguly, R., Zellmer B., Puri, I. K., “Field-induced self-assembled ferrofluid aggregation in pulsatile flow,” Physics of Fluids, 17, pp. 097104(1-8), 2005. (This article has been selected for the September 12, 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science &Technology <http://www.vjnano.org>, and September 15, 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research <http://www.vjbio.org>).
    63. Ganguly, R., Gaind, A.P., Puri I. K., “A strategy for the assembly of 3-D mesoscopic structures using a ferrofluid,” Physics of Fluids, 17, pp. 57103(1—9), 2005. (This article has been selected for the May 9, 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science &Technology <http://www.vjnano.org>).
    64. Mukhopadhyay, A., Ganguly, R., Sen, S., Puri I. K., “Scaling Analysis to Characterize Thermomagnetic Convection,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48 (17), pp. 3485-3492, 2005.
    65. Ganguly, R., Gaind, A.P., Sen, S., Puri I. K., “Analyzing ferrofluid transport in magnetic drug targeting,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 289, pp. 331-334, 2005.
    66. Lock, A., Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K., Aggarwal, S. K., Hegde, U., “Gravity Effects on Partially Premixed Flames: An Experimental-Numerical Investigation,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30(1), pp. 511-518, 2005.
    67. Sinha, A., Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K. “Control of Confined Nonpremixed Flames Using a Microjet,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 26, pp. 431-439, 2005.
    68. Ganguly, R., Sen, S., Puri, I. K. (2004), “Thermomagnetic Convection in a Square Enclosure Using a Line-Dipole,” Physics of Fluids, 16(7), pp. 2228-2236, 2004.
    69. Ganguly, R., Sen, S., Puri, I. K., “Heat Transfer Augmentation in a Channel With a Magnetic Fluid Under the Influence of a Line-Dipole,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 271, pp. 63-73, 2004.
    70. Ganguly, R., Puri, I. K., “Nonpremixed Flame Control with Microjets,” Experiments in Fluids, 36, pp. 635-641, 2004.
    71. Gupta, A., Ganguly, R., Chakraborty, S., Mazumdar, C., Popovic, D., “Simulating Thermal Power Plant Processes on a Message Passing Environment,” ISA Transaction, American Institute of Physics, 42 (4), pp. 615-630, 2003.