Sarith P Sathian

Professor

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering - "Experimental and Computational studies on low density jet impingement", Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2004 - 2007).

M.S. Aerospace Engineering - "Studies on low density free jets: Determination of shear stress by laser reflection method", Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2001 - 2003).



B.Tech.,Mechanical Engineering, MG University, Kottayam, Kerala (1993 - 1997).

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 Research Interest

  • Micro scale and Nano scale fluid flow and heat transport.
  • Molecular Dynamics, Kinetic theory of gases and liquids
  • Gas Dynamics/ Rarefied Gas Dynamics (Experimental, DSMC).

 Office Location

   #FMB 106 Micro and Nanoscale Transport Laboratory,
    Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,
   IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036,
   Tamil Nadu,India
   Phone: +91-44-22574062
   Email: sarith[at]iitm[.]ac[.]in

 July 2015 - Present

  Associate Professor

   Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 December 2013 - June 2015

  Assistant Professor

   Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 January 2012 – November 2013

  Associate Professor

   School of Nano Science and Technology & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut

 January 2009 - December 2011

  Assistant Professor

   School of Nano Science and Technology & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut

 March 2007 - December 2008

  Assistant Professor

   Department of Aerospace Engineering , Amrita University, Coimbatore

 December 2002 - March 2007

  Project Officer

   Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 January 1999 - July 2001

  Lecturer

   Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita University (formerly AITEC), Coimbator

 2020

  • Sooraj K. Prabha, Abdul Gafoor C. P., and Sarith P. Sathian, Variation of momentum accommodation coefficients with pressure drop in a nanochannel, Phys. Rev. E , 102, 023303 –2020, https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.102.023303
  • Alan Sam , Remco Hartkamp , Sridhar Kumar Kannam , Jeetu S. Babu , Sarith P. Sathian , Peter J. Daivis & B. D. Todd, Fast transport of water in carbon nanotubes: a review of current accomplishments and challenges, Molecular Simulation, 1-20, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/08927022.2020.1782401
  • Sobin Alosious, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Sarith P. Sathian,and B. D. Todd. Kapitza resistance at water–graphene interfaces, J. Chem. Phys. 152, 224703, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0009001
  • Dheeraj K V S, Sridhar Kumar Kannam and Sarith P Sathian. Thermal conductivity of graphene under biaxial strain: An analysis of spectral phonon properties, Nanotechnology, Accepted Manuscript online 5 May 2020, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab9042
  • Kiran Prakash, Dheeraj K V S, Sridhar Kumar Kannam and Sarith P Sathian. Non-isothermal flow of an electrolyte in a charged nanochannel, Nanotechnology, Accepted Manuscript online 4 May 2020, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab8fe4
  • Vishnu Prasad K. and Sarith P. Sathian. The effect of temperature on water desalination through two-dimensional nanopores, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 152, 164701 (2020), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5143069
  • Rakesh Rajegowda, Abhijith Anandakrishnan and Sarith Plasseril Sathian. Phonon coupling induced thermophoresis of water confined in a carbon nanotube, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,22, 6081-6085, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CP00048E

 2019

  • Sobin Alosious,Sridhar Kumar Kannam,Sarith P. Sathian,and B. D. Todd. Prediction of Kapitza resistance at fluid-solid interfaces,J. Chem.Phys.151, 194502 (2019).https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5126887
  • Sleeba Varghese, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Jesper S. Hansen, and Sarith Plasseril Sathian. Effect of Hydrogen Bonds on the Dielectric Properties of Interfacial Water,Langmuir 2019, 35,24, 8159-8166. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00543
  • Navaneeth Haridasan, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Santosh Mogurampelly, and Sarith Plasseril Sathian. Rotational Diffusion of Proteins in Nanochannels, J. Phys. Chem. B 2019, 123, 23, 4825-4832. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b00895
  • K. Ganga Prasad, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Sarith P. Sathian. Tunable thermoelectric properties of SnS2 under high pressure at room temperature, Physica B: Condensed Matter, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2018.12.004
  • Alan Sam,Vishnu Prasad Kurupath and Sarith Plasseril Sathian. Water flow in carbon nanotubes: The role of tube chirality, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,21, P 6566-6573, 2019https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP00429G

 2018

  • Rakesh Rajegowda and Sarith P. Sathian, Analysing thermophoretic transport of water for designing nanoscale-pumps. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,20, P 30321-30330 ,2018. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8CP05521A
  • Alan Sam, Remco Hartkamp, Sridhar Kumar Kannam and Sarith P Sathian. Prediction of fluid slip in cylindrical nanopores using equilibrium molecular simulations. Nanotechnology, 29 (48). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aae0bd
  • Rajegowda, R., Kannam, S. K., Hartkamp, R., & Sathian, S. P. Thermophoretically driven water droplets on graphene and boron nitride surfaces. Nanotechnology, 29(21). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aab3a3
  • Prasad, V. K., Kumar Kannam, S., Hartkamp, R., & Sathian, S. P. Water desalination using graphene nano-pores: influence of the water models used in simulations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, P 16005-16011, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8CP00919H
  • Navaneeth Haridasan, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Santosh Mogurampelly, and Sarith P. Sathian. Translational mobilities of proteins in nanochannels: A coarse-grained molecular dynamics study. Physical Review E, 97, 062415. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.97.062415
  • Arun Kumar V, Sathian S P. Evaporation of a Liquid Droplet in the Presence of a Nanoparticle. ASME, Journal of Heat Transfer, 140(5): 054501-054501-7, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4038477

 2017

  • Darshak K. Bhuptani and Sarith P. Sathian. Effect of axial electric field on the Rayleigh instability at small length scales. Physical Review E, 95, 053115, 2017. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.053115
  • Alan Sam, Sridhar Kumar Kannam, Remco Hartkamp, and Sarith P. Sathian, Water flow in carbon nanotubes: The effect of tube flexibility and thermostat. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, 234701 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4985252
  • Rajegowda, R., Kannam, S. K., Hartkamp, R., & Sathian, S. P. Thermophoretic transport of ionic liquid droplets in carbon nanotubes. Nanotechnology, 28(15), 2017. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa6290

 2016

  • Nair, A.R., Sathian, S.P., Heat Transfer Across Nanoparticle–Liquid Interfaces, Journal of Heat Transfer ,138(11),112402, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4033954

 2015

  • JS Babu, S Uday, S Sekhar, SP Sathian, Physicochemical analysis of slip flow phenomena in liquids under nanoscale confinement, The European Physical Journal E 38 (10), 1-8, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2015-15109-1
  • P.D. Sree Hari, SK. Prabha and SP Sathian, The effect of characteristic length on mean free path for confined gases, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 437, 68-74, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2015.05.022
  • Thekkethala, J.F., Sathian, S.P, The effect of graphene layers on interfacial thermal resistance in composite nanochannels with flow, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 18(4), pp. 637-648, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10404-014-1462-3

 2014

  • N Gopan, SP Sathian, A Langevin dynamics study of nanojets, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 200, 246-258, 2014.
  • N Gopan, SP Sathian, Rayleigh instability at small length scales, Physical Review E 90 (3), 033001, 2014.
  • JF Thekkethala, SP Sathian, The effect of graphene layers on interfacial thermal resistance in composite nanochannels with flow, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 18 (4), 637-648, 2014.
  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, Velocity distribution and velocity correlation of mixture of gases in a nanochannel, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 81, 52-58, 2014.
  • AR Nair, SP Sathian, Studies on the effect of curvature on the surface properties of nanodrops, Journal of Molecular Liquids 195, 248-254, 2014.

 2013

  • TV Krishnan, JS Babu, SP Sathian, A molecular dynamics study on the effect of thermostat selection on the physical behavior of water molecules inside single walled carbon nanotubes, Journal of Molecular Liquids 188, 42-48, 2013.
  • R Chellattoan, SP Sathian, The effect of torsional deformation on thermal conductivity of mono-, bi-and trilayer graphene nanoribbon, Solid State Communications 173, 1-4, 2013.
  • JF Thekkethala, SP Sathian, Thermal transpiration through single walled carbon nanotubes and graphene channels, The Journal of chemical physics 139 (17), 174712, 2013.
  • SK Prabha, PD Sreehari, SP Sathian, The effect of system boundaries on the mean free path for confined gases, AIP Advances 3 (10), 102107, 2013.
  • N Gopan, SP Sathian, Colloids and Surfaces, The role of thermal fluctuations on the formation and stability of nano-scale drops, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 432, 19-28, 2013.
  • TVS Krishnan, JS Babu, SP Sathian, Effect of Confined Fluid Interaction on the Thermal Transport in Carbon Nanotubes, International Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport 4 (3), 77-84, 2013.
  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, A Molecular Dynamics Study of Energy and Momentum Accommodation Coefficients in the Transitional Knudsen Numbers, International Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport 4 (3), 107-116, 2013.

 2012

  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, Calculation of thermo-physical properties of Poiseuille flow in a nano-channel, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 58 (1), 217-223, 2012.
  • M Feroskhan, SP Sathian, A study on the electro thermal properties of different CNT structures, Emerging Electronics (ICEE), 2012 International Conference on, 1-4, 2012.
  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, Determination of accommodation coefficients of a gas mixture in a nanochannel with molecular dynamics, Microfluidics and nanofluidics 13 (6), 883-890, 2012.
  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, Computational study of thermal dependence of accommodation coefficients in a nano-channel and the prediction of velocity profiles, Computers & Fluids 68, 47-53, 2012.
  • AR Nair, SP Sathian, A molecular dynamics study to determine the solid-liquid interfacial tension using test area simulation method (TASM), The Journal of Chemical Physics 137 (8), 084702, 2012.
  • JS Babu, SP Sathian, Combining molecular dynamics simulation and transition state theory to evaluate solid-liquid interfacial friction in carbon nanotube membranes, Physical Review E 85 (5), 051205, 2012.
  • SK Prabha, SP Sathian, Molecular dynamics study of Poiseuille flow in a nanochannel and calculation of energy and momentum accommodation coefficients, Physical Review E 85 (4), 041201, 2012.
  • N Gopan, SP Sathian, Molecular dynamics studies in nanoscale liquid structures: geometry and thermal effects on nanojet development, Molecular Simulation 38 (3), 179-188, 2012.

 2011

  • JS Babu, SP Sathian, The role of activation energy and reduced viscosity on the enhancement of water flow through carbon nanotubes, The Journal of Chemical Physics 134 (19), 194509, 2011. 2006:
  • SP Sathian, J Kurian, Laser reflection method for determination of shear stress in low density transitional flows, Experiments in Fluids 40 (3), 422-430, 2006.
  • SP Sathian, J Kurian, Studies on Impingement Effects of Low Density Jets on Surfaces-Determination of Shear Stress and Normal Pressure, IIT-MADRAS, DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING.

 Faculty

  • Dr. Sarith P. Sathian - Associate Professor

 Team

  • Sainath H - Ph.D Scholar
  • Vishnu Prasad K - Ph.D Scholar
  • Navaneeth Haridasan - Ph.D Scholar
  • K V S Dheeraj - Ph.D Scholar
  • Abhijith A - Ph.D Scholar
  • Kiran Prakash - Ph.D Scholar
  • Sobin Alosious - Ph.D Scholar
  • Binu Varghese - Ph.D Scholar
  • Aneesh K Johny - Ph.D Scholar
  • Takor Vatsal D - Ph.D Scholar

 Alumni

  • Major Manoj Gupta, M.Tech - 2016
  • Darshak K. Bhuptani, MS - 2016
  • Dr. K. Ganga Prasad, Postdoc - 2018
  • Dr. Rakesh R, PhD - 2019
  • Sleeba Varghese, MS - 2019
  • Dr. Alan Sam, PhD - 2019
  • Bhavesh Maheriya, M Tech - 2019

  • Study of Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids and Their Flows for the Design of New Generation Coolants for Industrial Applications
    Sponsoring agency: DST - RFBR
    Duration: 2 years
    Status: On going since December 2017
    Co- PI: Dr. S. Vengadesan, Department of Applied Mechanics
    PI (Russian Participation): Dr. Valery Ya. Rudyak, Chair of Theoretical Mechanics, Novosibirsk State University.
  • Understanding Thermophoretic Motion of Nanoscale Liquid Droplets of Water and Ionic Liquids in Confined and Unconfined Conditions.
    Sponsoring agency: DST  -EMR
    Duration: 3 years
    Status: On going since September 2017
  • Computing for Water: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of nanoscale hydrodynamics for the development of efficient water desalination technology.
    Sponsoring agency: DST - Water Technology Initiative
    Duration: 3 years
    Status: On going since 2016
    Co- PI: Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Studies on Electrokinetic Energy Conversion in Nanofluidic Channels.
    Sponsoring agency: CSIR
    Duration: 3 years
    Status: On going since 2016
  • Studies on the dynamic behaviour of water in carbon nano tubes and application to filtration.
    Sponsoring agency: DST Nano Mission
    Duration: 3 years
    Status: 2013 - 2017 (Completed)
  • DSMC simulation of solid rocket exhaust plumes.
    Sponsoring agency: ARDB(DRDO)
    Duration: 4 years
    Status: 2011 - 2015 (Completed)