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Dr. Meheboob Alam

Current Position:
Professor

Mailing Address:
Engineering Mechanics Unit
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O.
Bangalore 560064, Karnataka
INDIA
Voice: (+91)-80-2208-2801
Fax: (+91)-80-2208-2766/2767
Email: meheboob(AT)jncasr(dot)ac(dot)in

Education

  • Educated in India
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineeering (1998, Indian Institute of Science)

     

 
On summit of ``Mount-Missen'' (Miyajima Island), Japan (June 2013)

 Publications

All Publications

Google Scholar Citation

 Community Service

  • Outstanding Referee Award (2014)
    from American Physical Society's "Physical Review & Physical Review Letters" Journals    
  • Editorial Board Member of following Journals: (I encourage you to submit papers that belong to subject-categories mentioned below each Journal)
  • Proceedings of Mathematical Sciences (2015-2017) [Indian Academy of Science; copublished with Springer]
    (Subject Category: Applied Mathematics and Computation)
  • Scientifc Reports (2015-2017)  [Nature Publishing Group, London]
    (Subject Category: Mathematical Physics, Thermodynamics and Nonlinear Dynamics)

 

Experience

  • Professor (October 2012 --)
  • Associate Professor (May 2008 -- October 2012, JNCASR)
  • Assistant Professor [/Faculty Fellow] (February 2003 -- May 2008, JNCASR)
  • Chairman, Computer Laboratory@JNCASR (June 2008-- June 2011)
  • Head, Max Planck Partner Group of MPIMM-Bremen (2007-2009)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (2001-2002, Department of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Research Associate (1999-2000, Department of Chemical Engg, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
  • Research Associate (1998-1999, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engg, University of California, San Diego, USA)

Research Interests

I am interested in the application of the basic principles of (classical and statistical) mechanics to understand the dynamics of complex fluids (e.g.  granular matter, suspensions of passive and active particles, etc.). The bulk of my research work is theoretical and computational in nature, centered around  (i) Kinetic Theory, (ii) Continuum Mechanics and (iii) Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation.  I also have  a laboratory where my students carry out table-top experiments on particulate and multiphase flows. The following broad topics are currently being investigated:

  • Granular Matter as Paradigm for Three States of Matter: Gas --> Liquid --> Jamming --> Solid
                                
  • Non-Newtonian and Non-Fourier Rheology of Granular Fluid: Kinetic Theory and MD Simulation

  • Nonlinear Instability and Patterns: Ginzburg-Landau Equation, Resonance and Synchronization

  • Granular Rayleigh-Benard Convection: Experiments and Theory

  • Density-Stratified Flows and Mixing: PIV and PLIF Experiments

  • Electrokinetic Instabilites in Microscale Flows

  • Saturn's Rings


Teaching

 

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Pictures

Max-Planck Partner Group at JNCASR

AvH Association, Bangalore


Eagle's Nest, Bavarian Alps and Me (18 Sept 2010)


   Last modified date: 08-03-2017