Research Interests

Sankara's research focuses on the design, fabrication, and experimentation of bio-inspired membranes for membrane distillation (MD) and surfaces for frictional drag reduction. 


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • M.E., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2011
  • B.E., Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​​2015-2020: Research Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2011-2015: Aerospace Engineer (R&D), BEML Ltd, Bangalore, India​


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)