Education and Experience:
BTech: Chemical Engineering, VIT University Vellore (2011)
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2017)
Fulbright Fellow: University of Florida (2015-2016)
My research interests lie in the areas of fluid dynamics and nonlinear pattern formation. Most flows encountered in natural and industrial settings are nonlinear, whether due to deforming interfaces at small scales or advective nonlinearity at large scales. This gives rise to structures and patterns, which in addition to being inherently beautiful also govern transport and forces associated with these flows. I find the following questions particularly intriguing: How do these patterns emerge spontaneously? What selects a particular pattern from what is often a large set of possibilities? What is the impact of these structures on the physical system in which they reside. Some topics I am currently working on include breakup patterns of unstable thin films, mechano-chemical patterning in biology, and the role of turbulence in initiating precipitation of warm clouds.
- Jason R. Picardo, R. Narayanan, Interfacial pattern selection in defiance of linear growth, J. Fluid Mech., 829, 345-363, 2017
- Jason R. Picardo, Radhakrishna T.G., S. Pushpavanam, Solutal Marangoni instability in layered two-phase flows, J. Fluid Mech., 2016
- Jason R. Picardo, Piyush Garg, S. Pushpavanam, Centrifugal instability of stratified two-phase flow in a curved channel, Phys. Fluids, 27, 054106, 2015
- Jason R. Picardo, S. Pushpavanam, Low Dimensional Modeling of Transport and Reactions in Two-Phase Stratified Flow, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54 (42), 10481–10496, 2015
- Jason R. Picardo, S. Pushpavanam, Understanding the Shape of Ant Craters: A Continuum Model, Bull. Math. Bio., 77 (3) 470–487, 2015
- Piyush Garg, Jason R. Picardo, S. Pushpavanam, Chaotic mixing in a planar, curved channel using periodic slip, Phys. Fluids, 27, 032004, 2015
Link to my full list of publications on Google Scholar is here.
Link to download my PhD thesis is here