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.
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.
SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellowship
DST-SERB International Travel Grant 2019 (Young Scientist Scheme)
Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker, Transport phenomenon in Bioengineering and Cellular Microfluidics, BIET Jhansi
DST Inspire Faculty Fellow Award
Best paper presentation award, Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON), India