Dr. Debayan Das | Department of Chemical Engineering

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Dr. Debayan
Das
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Shiv Nadar University
India
Profile Summary 

Dr. Debayan Das is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University. Debayan did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from VIT University in 2010. Thereafter, he received master’s in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University in 2012. His Master’s project work involved Bioremediation of cadmium and lead from industrial effluent utilizing cheap biosorbents such as orange peels, mango leaves, blue-green algae, etc. He completed his Ph.D. from IIT Madras in 2017. His Ph.D. research area was computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.  Motivated by the scope and applications of the distributed/discrete heating in various energy related applications, his Ph.D. research work was aimed to understand the heat flow distribution and entropy generation analysis during natural convection in enclosed cavities involving the fluid and porous media. After submitting his Ph.D. thesis, he joined MVJ College of Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering. He worked for a period of 5 months before joining IISc Bangalore to work for a Bill and Melinda Gates foundation project. The main objective of this project was to develop a new technology for large volume clinical sample stabilization compatible with downstream genetic analyses. He was successful in developing a paper-based microfluidic storage system known as P-stacks for the effective storage and stabilization of sputum for a longer period. In October 2018, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur as a DST INSPIRE Faculty fellow. In his INSPIRE project, he has worked towards the numerical modelling and simulation of paper-based biomedical devices, thermal designing of a DNA amplification system for point-of-care applications and fabrication of a paper-microfluidic device for E.coli detection. He is currently interested in developing paper-microfluidic devices for prostate cancer detection, Circulation Tumor cells (CTC) isolation from blood and viral detection using RT-LAMP technology.

Educational Qualifications 
2017
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
2012
M.E, Chemical Engineering
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
2010
Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Work Experience 
2021
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
20182021
DST Inspire Faculty Fellow,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur
01/18
10/18
BMGF Postdoctoral Fellow, microfluidics for point of care diagnostics,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore
08/17
01/18
Assistant Professor,
MVJ College of Engineering,
Bangalore
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Computational Fluid Dynamics; Heat Transfer; Flow through Porous Media; Modelling and Simulation of Biomedical Devices; Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device Fabrication; Cancer Detection and Diagnosis; Bioremediation of Heavy Metals.

Awards(Selected): 
2019

SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellowship 

2019

DST-SERB International Travel Grant 2019 (Young Scientist Scheme)

2019

Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker, Transport phenomenon in Bioengineering and Cellular Microfluidics, BIET Jhansi

2018

DST Inspire Faculty Fellow Award

2011

Best paper presentation award, Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON), India

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

2021

Thermal analysis and energy efficient designing of Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) based point-of-care diagnostic device. Debayan Das, P.K. Panigrahi. Applied Thermal Engineering 183 (2021) 116179 (IF – 4.514)

2021

Selection of a suitable paper membrane for Loop Mediated Isothermal DNA  amplification reaction in a point-of-care diagnostic kit - Experimental and CFD analysis. Debayan Das, Sharanya Namboodiri. Chemical Engineering Science 229 (2021) 116130 (IF – 3.78)

2019

CFD simulations for paper based - DNA amplification reaction (LAMP) – Point of Care Diagnostic perspective. Debayan Das, P.K. Panigrahi. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 58 (2), 271-289, 2019 (IF – 2.116)

2019

Paper Stacks for Uniform Rehydration of Dried Reagents in Paper Microfluidic Devices. Debayan Das, Andrea Dsouza, Navjot Kaur, Shruti Soni, Bhushan J. Toley. Nature – Scientific Reports 9, 1-12, 2019 (IF – 4.576)

 

2018

Multidimensional Paper Networks: A New Generation of Low-Cost Pump-Free Microfluidic Devices. BJ Toley, D Das, KA Ganar, N Kaur, M Meena, D Rath, N Sathishkumar et al. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science 98, 103-136, 2018 (IF – 0.8)

2016

Role of distributed/discrete solar heaters during natural convection in the square and triangular cavities: CFD and heatline simulations. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Solar Energy 135: 130-153 (2016) (IF – 4.744)

2016

Analysis of average Nusselt numbers at various zones for heat flow visualizations during natural convection within enclosures (square vs triangular) involving discrete heaters. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Int. Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 75, 303-310 (2016) (IF – 4.73)

2016

Role of the importance of ‘Forchheimer term’ for visualization of natural convection in porous enclosures of various shapes. Debayan Das, Pratibha Biswal, Monisha Roy, Tanmay Basak. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 97 (2016) 1044-1068 (IF – 4.662)

2016

Analysis of thermal management on processing of fluids within rhombic cavities: Heatlines vs. entropy generation. Devanapalli Kavya, Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Journal of the Taiwan Inst. of Chemical Engineers 68, 301-322 (2016) (IF – 4.446)

2017

Studies on natural convection within enclosures of various (non-square) shapes - review. Debayan Das, Monisha Roy, Tanmay Basak. Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 106, 356-406 (2017) (IF – 4.662)

2017

Role of distributed/discrete solar heaters for the entropy generation studies in the square and triangular cavities during natural convection. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Applied Thermal Engineering 113, 1514–1535 (2017) (IF – 4.514)

2017

Role of discrete heating on the efficient thermal management within porous square and triangular enclosures via heatline approach. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 112, 489-508 (2017) (IF – 4.662)

2017

Analysis of thermal management on processing of fluids within porous rhombic cavities: heatlines vs entropy generation. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 95(7), 1399-1416 (2017) (IF – 1.687)

2017

Analysis of entropy generation during natural convection in discretely heated porous square and triangular enclosures. Debayan Das, Tanmay Basak. Numerical Heat Transfer – Part A, 71, 979-1003 (2017) (IF – 2.96)

2017

Role of finite element based grids and simulations on evaluation of Nusselt numbers for heatfunctions within square and triangular cavities involving multiple discrete heaters. Debayan Das, Leo Lukose, Tanmay Basak. Int. Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 89, 39-46 (2017) (IF – 4.73)

2018

Role of multiple solar heaters along the walls for the thermal management during natural convection in square and triangular cavities. Debayan Das, Leo Lukose, Tanmay Basak. Renewable Energy 121, 205-229 (2018) (IF – 5.964)

2018

Heatlines: Modeling, visualization, mixing and thermal management. Tanmay Basak, Debayan Das, Pratibha Biswal. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 64, 157-218 (2018) (IF – 30.711)

2018

Role of multiple discrete heaters to minimize entropy generation during natural convection in fluid filled square and triangular enclosures. Debayan Das, Leo Lukose, Tanmay Basak. Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 127, 1290-1312 (2018) (IF – 4.662)

2018

Role of multiple discrete heaters on the entropy generation during natural convection in porous square and triangular enclosures. Debayan Das, Leo Lukose, Tanmay Basak. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 74: 1636–1665 (2018) (IF – 2.96)

Analysis of efficiency of convection in porous geometries (square vs triangular) with multiple discrete heaters on walls: A heatline perspective. Debayan Das, Leo Lukose, Tanmay Basak. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, ISSN: 0961- 5339 (IF – 1.59)

2016

Biosorption of lead ions (Pb2+) from simulated wastewater using residual biomass of microalgae. Debayan Das, Sudip Chakraborty, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, Ranjana Chowdhury. Desalination and Water Treatment 57, 4576-4586 (2016) (IF – 1.32)