Anubhab Roy

Associate Professor

Postdoc., School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca.

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics – JNCASR Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

B.Tech.,Civil Engineering – IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India.



 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 & Biomedical Engineering,

 IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.
  Office: +91 44 2257 4080


  • "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./li>

 Current Ph.D
 Current M.S
 Current M Tech / Dual Degree

 List of Courses Taught

  AM 2530

  Foundations of Fluid Mechanics