Education:
BTech in Chemical Engineering, VIT University Vellore (2011)
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2017)
FulbrightNehru fellow at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (20152016)
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Research Interests:

Particles and Filaments in Turbulence:
transport, settling, collisioncoalescence, role of flow structures 
Multiphase MicroFlows:
instabilities in layered flows, mixing and transport, surfactants, elastic membranes 
Patterns and Flows in Biology:
Insect nest structures, active flows in the cell cortex, pulmonary mucus dynamics 
Fundamental Questions in Pattern Formation:
pattern selection, multiscale interaction of instability modes, transient base states 
Reducedorder Modelling of Transport Phenomena:
centermanifold/LyapunovSchmidt reduction, weightedresidual methods
Publications:

Collisions in turbulence: flow structures matter and how
Jason R. Picardo, L. Aghasthya, R. Govindarajan and S. S. Ray,
arxiv.org/abs/1810.10285 (submitted 2018) 
Droplet collisions in turbulence: insights from a Burgers vortex
L. Aghasthya, Jason R. Picardo, S. Ravichandran, R. Govindarajan and S. S. Ray,
arxiv.org/abs/1811.04486 (submitted 2018) 
Preferential sampling of elastic chains in turbulent flows
Jason R. Picardo, D. Vincenzi, N. Pal and S. S. Ray,
Physical Review Letters, 121, 244501, 2018 
Sliding instability of draining fluid films
G. Dietze, Jason R. Picardo and R. Narayanan,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 857, 111141, 2018 
Layered twophase flows in microchannels with arbitrary interfacewall contact angles
R. Dandekar, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Chemical Engineering Science, 192, 10581070, 2018 
Interfacial pattern selection in defiance of linear growth
Jason R. Picardo and R. Narayanan,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 829, 345363, 2017 
Numerical study of enhanced mixing in pressuredriven flows in microchannels using a spatially periodic electric field
T. Krishnaveni, T. Renganathan, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Physical Review E, 96(3), 033117, 2017 
Solutal Marangoni instability in layered twophase flows
Jason R. Picardo, Radhakrishna T.G. and S. Pushpavanam,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 793, 280315, 2016 
Centrifugal instability of stratified twophase flow in a curved channel
Jason R. Picardo, P. Garg and S. Pushpavanam,
Physics of Fluids, 27, 054106, 2015 
Low Dimensional Modeling of Transport and Reactions in TwoPhase Stratified Flow
Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (42), 10481–10496, 2015 
Laterally stratified flow in a curved microchannel
Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 75, 39–53, 2015 
Understanding the Shape of Ant Craters: A Continuum Model
Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 77 (3) 470–487, 2015 
Chaotic mixing in a planar, curved channel using periodic slip
P. Garg, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Physics of Fluids, 27, 032004, 2015 
Modeling Extraction in Microchannels with Stratified Flow: Channel Geometry, Flow Configuration and Marangoni Stresses
Jason R. Picardo, Radhakrishna T.G., A. B. Vir, S. Ramji and S. Pushpavanam,
Indian Chemical Engineer, 57 (34), 322358, 2015 
Vertically stratified twophase flow in a curved channel: Insights from a domain perturbation analysis
P. Garg, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Physics of Fluids, 26, 073604, 2014 
Shifting and breakup instabilities of squeezed elliptic jets
D. S. Pillai, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 67, 189–199, 2014 
Performance Comparison of LiquidLiquid Extraction in Parallel Microflows
A. B. Vir, A. S. Fabiyan,, Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(19), 81718181, 2014 
Holdup characteristics of twophase parallel microflows
A. B. Vir, S. R. Kulkarni,, Jason R. Picardo, A. Sahu and S. Pushpavanam,
Microfludics and Nanofluidics, 16, 10571067, 2014 
Coreannular twophase flow in a gently curved circular channel
Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
AIChE Journal, 59, 12: 48714886, 2013 
On the conditional superiority of countercurrent over cocurrent extraction in microchannels
Jason R. Picardo and S. Pushpavanam,
Microfludics and Nanofluidics, 15, 5: 701713, 2013 
The Merkel equation revisited: A novel method to compute the packed height of a cooling tower
Jason R. Picardo and J. E. Variyar,
Energy Conversion and Management, 57: 167172, 2012 
Establishing the efficacy of the cleansing action of tropical evergreens: a modeling analysis of Asia’s largest lignite based power plant
Jason R. Picardo and S. Ghosh,
Environment Asia, 4(2):18, 2011