Sebastian Uppapalli Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sebastian Uppapalli is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering. Prior to joining MEC, he was a Principal Investigator at Ion Power Group.

His research interests include:

  • Multiphysics and Multiscale modeling and simulation.
  • Flow (Single/Multiphase) in Microfluidic devices and ‘lab-on-chip’ applications.
  • Self-reliant autonomous microfluidic systems.
  • Small Modular power systems.
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Nevada, Reno
    • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Nagpur, INDIA (RCERT)
  • Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications

    • Uppapalli, S. and Zhao, H. (2014). Characterization of Streaming Potential due to Drop Deformation in a Two-Fluid Flow using Phase-Field-Method. Under Review.
    • Uppapalli, S., and Zhao, H. (2014). The influence of particle size and residual charge on electrostatic interactions between charged colloidal particles at an oil–water interface. Soft matter, 10(25), 4555-4560.
    • Uppapalli, S. and Zhao, H. (2012). Polarization of a Diffuse Soft Particle Subjected to an Alternating Current Field. Langmuir, 2012, 28 (30), pp 11164–11172.
    • Dongzi Zhu, Nicholas J. Nussbaum, Hampden D. Kuhns, M.-C. Oliver Chang, David Sodeman, Sebastian Uppapalli, Hans Moosmüller, Judith C. Chow & John G. Watson (2009). In-Plume Emission Test Stand 2: Emission Factors for 10- to 100-kW U.S. Military Generators, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 59, 1446-1457.
    • Gillies, J.A., V. Etyemezian, H. Kuhns, J.D. McAlpine, S. Uppapalli, G. Nikolich, and J. Engelbrecht (2010): Dust emissions created by low-level rotary-winged aircraft flight over desert surfaces. Atmos. Environ., 44, 1043-1053.
    • Kuhns, H., J. Gillies, V. Etyemezian, G. Nikolich, J. King, D. Zhu, S. Uppapalli, J. Engelbrecht, and S. Kohl (2010): Effect of Soil Type and Momentum on Unpaved Road Particulate Matter Emissions from Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles. Aerosol Sci. & Technol., 44, 193-202.
    • Gillies, J.A., V. Etyemezian, H. Kuhns, J. Engelbrecht, S. Uppapalli, and G. Nickolich (2007). Dust emissions caused by backblast from Department of Defense artillery testing. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 57, 551-560.

    Refereed Conference Publications

    • Uppapalli, S. and Zhao, H., Polarization of a Diffuse Soft Particle Subjected to an Alternating Current Field, 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 57, Number 17, San Diego, US, Nov 18-20, 2012, R8.00003.
    • Uppapalli, S., D. Donovan, B. Wood, R. Jacobson, and M. Wetzel, (2005) Renewable hydrogen based off-grid power control system. Proceedings, ISES Solar World Conference, Miami, International Solar Energy Society, August 6-12, 2005, 6 pp.
  • Experience

    Experience

    • Principal Investigator (Ion Power Group – January 2016 to June 2017)
    • Research Associate (UNLV - September 2014 to May 2015)
    • Research Associate (Energy Systems Lab - August 2009 to June 2010)
    • Research Engineer (PEML lab, DRI - January 2004 to August 2009)