Harishankar Manikantan

Harishankar Manikantan

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

3114 Bainer

Dr. Manikantan’s research focuses on the mechanics and dynamics of complex multiphase fluids. His group uses a combination of mathematical modeling, computation, and experiments to study complex fluid interfaces, transport in and across biological membranes, rheology of dispersions, and particulate dynamics in microscale flows. These efforts aim to answer fundamental questions in transport in biological cells, provide design rules for microfluidic patterning and assembly, and engineer tailored materials for oil, food, and processing applications.