Dr. Anubhab Roy

Assistant Professor

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About Me

Research Interest

  • Microhydrodynamics.
  • Living fluids - Dynamics of swimming cells.
  • Hydrodynamic stability.
  • Geophysical flows.
  • Perturbation methods .

Office Location

ASE-155, Aerospace Building, Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.
Office: 91 44 2257 4080

Educational Qualification

  • Postdoc

    School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca

  • Ph.D
    Doctor of Philosophy

    Engineering Mechanics – JNCASR Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • B.Tech
    Bachelor of Engineering

    Civil Engineering – IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India


  • "Analytical solutions for algebraic growth of disturbances in a stably stratified shear flow”, Sharath Jose, Anubhab Roy, Rahul Bale and Rama Govindarajan, Proc. R. Soc. A 471 (2181), 20150267 (2015).
  • “Emergence of upstream swimming through a hydrodynamic transition”, Chih-kuan Tung, Florencia Ardon, Anubhab Roy, Donald L. Koch, Susan S. Suarez & Mingming Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 108102 (2015).
  • “A modal interpretation of the ‘lift-up’ effect”, Anubhab Roy & Ganesh Subramanian, J. Fluid Mech., 757, 82–113 (2014).
  • “Linearized oscillations of a vortex column: the singular eigenfunctions”, Anubhab Roy & Ganesh Subramanian, J. Fluid Mech., 741, 404–460 (2014).
  • “Dynamics of vorticity defects in stratifed shear”, N. J. Balmforth, A. Roy & C. P. Caulfield, J. Fluid Mech., 694, 292–331 (2012). Cover page article.


Current Ph.D

Current M.S

Current M Tech / Dual Degree

List of Courses Taught

  • AM 2530

    Foundations of Fluid Mechanics