PhD, Cornell University, New York, 2000
BTech, IIT Madras, 1994
Drag reduction using bubbles
Supersonic mixing and sprays
ME 201: Fluid Mechanics
ME 285: Turbomachine Theory
ME 273: Solid and Fluid phenomena at small scales
Selected Recent Publications
Dilip, D., Kumar, S. V., Bobji, M. S., & Govardhan, R. N. (2018). Sustained drag reduction and thermo-hydraulic performance enhancement in textured hydrophobic microchannels. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 119, 551-563.
David, M. J., Govardhan, R. N., & Arakeri, J. H. (2017). Thrust generation from pitching foils with flexible trailing edge flaps. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 828, 70-103.
Murugan, J. N., & Govardhan, R. N. (2016). Shock wave–boundary layer interaction in supersonic flow over a forward-facing step. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 807, 258-302.
Das, A., Shukla, R. K., & Govardhan, R. N. (2016). Existence of a sharp transition in the peak propulsive efficiency of a low Re pitching foil. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 800, 307-326.
Jha, N. K., & Govardhan, R. N. (2015). Interaction of a vortex ring with a single bubble: bubble and vorticity dynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 773, 460-497.
Bhat, S. S., & Govardhan, R. N. (2013). Stall flutter of NACA 0012 airfoil at low Reynolds numbers. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 41, 166-174.
Associate Editor – Journal of Fluids and Structures, Elsevier (Jan 2015 – Present)