Abhijit Mukherjee

Abhijit Mukherjee

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

  • PhD, University of California

Biography

Dr. Mukherjee’s research focuses on numerical and experimental study of liquid-vapor interface with interfacial heat and mass transfer with applications in boiling, condensation, combustion and multiphase flows. His other areas of interest include micro- and nanofluidics. Investigation is being done to determine the effect of vapor bubble growth on the pressure drop and wall heat transfer mechanisms during flow boiling inside microchannels. Research is also being conducted on the interaction of the air and the water droplets inside the microchannels on the bi-polar plates of fuel cells.

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Research Interests

  • Numerical and experimental study of liquid-vapor interface with interfacial heat and mass transfer with applications in boiling, condensation, combustion and multiphase flows
  • micro- and nanofluidics

Areas of Expertise

  • Heat Transfer
  • Boiling
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Micro- and Nanofluidics

Recent Publications

  • Mukherjee, A., and Dhir, V. K., 2004, “Numerical and experimental study of lateral merger of vapor bubbles during nucleate pool boiling,” Journal of Heat Transfer, vol. 126, no. 6, pp 1023-1039 (Recipient of the 2006 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Best Paper Award)
  • Kandlikar, S. G., Kuan W. K., and Mukherjee, A., 2005, “Experimental study of heat transfer in an evaporating meniscus on a moving heated surface,” Journal of Heat Transfer, vol. 127, no. 3, pp 244-252.
  • Mukherjee, A., and Kandlikar, S. G., 2005, “Numerical simulation of growth of a vapor bubble during flow boiling of water in a microchannel,” Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 1, no. 2, pp 137-145.
  • Mukherjee, A., and Kandlikar, S. G., “Numerical study of an evaporating meniscus on a moving heated surface,” accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
  • Mukherjee, A., and Kandlikar, S. G., “Numerical study of single bubbles with dynamic contact angle during nucleate pool boiling,” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
  • Mukherjee, A., and Kandlikar, S. G., “Numerical study of effect of contact angle on bubble growth and wall heat transfer during flow boiling of water in a microchannel,” Proceedings of International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2006.