04 September, 2023
Sankara Arunachalam, Ph.D. candidate (left), and Professor Himanshu Mishra, principal investigator.
Arunachalam's doctoral work focused on developing sustainable gas-entrapping microtextured surfaces and investigating their interactions with droplets and bulk liquids. His groundbreaking research has demonstrated the practical applications of this bio-inspired approach, including coating-free frictional drag reduction, mitigation of cavitation erosion, and advancements in separation technologies. Arunachalam's work has been featured in 11 peer-reviewed articles, which have received over 400 citations. Additionally, he has contributed to one patent.