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Saikat Basu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Website:

Fluid Interactions in Rhinology and Medicine (FIRM) Lab


Fluid Mechanics


  • BE, Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University (India), May 2009.
  • PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, May 2014. Dissertation: “Dynamics of complex Iaminar wakes: modeling, analysis, & experiments

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2021- present UNC/NC State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (affiliate)
  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2019-2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2016-2018
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Nonlinear & Non-equilibrium Physics Unit, Okinawa institute of Science & Technology (Japan), 2014-2016
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics, Virginia Tech 2009-2014

Recent Honors:

  • Yuva Rattan Award, 2020
  • Fluid Dynamics Research Prize (Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics), 2018
  • Departmental Nomination for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2015
  • Paul E Torgersen Research Excellence Award, 2013
  • International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Travel Award, 2012

Recent Publications:

For a list of recent publications, please visit Dr. Basu’s Google Scholar lInk.