DR Srinivas Mettu

DR Srinivas Mettu




    • Dr. Srinivas Mettu is a Research Fellow in Prof. Ashokkumar Muthupandian's lab (Sonochemistry Group). Dr. Mettu is working on using Ultrasound Standing Waves to separate emulsions. He worked in Prof. Raymond Dagastine's lab at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne from June 2013 to Jue 2017. He completed his Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (IITK) in 2005 and PhD at Lehigh University, USA in 2012. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Xerox Research Center at Webster (XRCW), NY from Oct 2011 to Feb 2013. During his Masters at IITK, Srinivas researched the topic of Momentum and Heat Transfer effects from an a asymmetrically confined circular cylinder in a plane channel using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). For his PhD, Srinivas researched the effect of contact angle hysteresis (CAH) on the movement of liquid drops on surfaces induced by external vibration. During his post-doctoral work at Xerox Research, he researched on fundamental understanding of wetting of liquids and inks on structured surfaces. His current research interests at University of Melbourne are Sonochemistry, Bio-fuels from Algae and Yeast, Colloids and Surface Chemistry, Emulsions, Mixed Surfactant Systems, Atomic Force Microscopy, Micro Fluidics, Soft Matter, Wetting, Computational Fluid Dynamics.   


    Member of

    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2017 - 2019
    • American Chemical Society (ACS). American Chemical Society (ACS) 2014 - 2015
    • Australian Colloid and Interface Society (ACIS). Australian Colloid and Interface Society (ACIS) 2014 - 2015


    Selected publications


    Education and training

    • PhD, Lehigh University 2012
    • M. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology 2005
    • B. Tech, Osmania University 2003

    Awards and honors

    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (from Oct 2011 to March 2013), Xerox Research Center, NY, USA, 2011
    • Post-Graduate Scholarship from Lehigh University to pursue PhD in Chemical Engineering in USA, Lehigh University USA, 2006
    • IBM Bravo!! Award for excellent performance as a new software engineer from IBM Global Services, IBM India, 2006
    • MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development of India) Scholarship to pursue Masters at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India., Ministry of Human Resource and Development of India, 2003


    Available for supervision

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