Senbagaraman Sudarsanam Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Senbagaraman Sudarsanam is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering. Dr. Senbagaraman did his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. Prior to joining MU, he works as a Graduate Research Assistant at Clemson University in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Education
    • 2015 - 2018: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
      Dissertation: Particle Manipulation in Viscous Flows: Singularity Models and Phase Space Boundaries
      Advisor: Dr Phanindra Tallapragada
    • 2013 - 2015: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
      Thesis: Inertial particle dynamics in simple vortex flow configurations
      Advisor: Dr Phanindra Tallapragada
    • 2007 - 2011: Bachelor Of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Amrita University, India
  • Awards
    • Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant-2018.
    • Clemson University Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG)-Fall 2017.
  • Publications
    • Tallapragada, Phanindra and Sudarsanam Senbagaraman, “Chaotic advection and mixing by a pair of microrotors in a circular domain” Phys. Rev. E, Vol.100, Issue 6, 062207, Dec 2019.
    • S. Sudarsanam and P. Tallapragada. Chaotic mixing using micro rotors in a confined domain.Submitted.
    • J. Buzhardt, V. Fedonyuk, S.Sudarsanam and P. Tallapragada. Controllability of a pair of swimming micro rotors in a bounded domain at low Reynolds number. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (2018).
    • P. Tallapragada and S. Sudarsanam. A globally stable attractor that is locally unstable everywhere. AIP Advances, Vol 7(12), 125012, (2017).
    • S. Sudarsanam and P. Tallapragada. Global stability of trajectories of inertial particles within domains of instability. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation Vol 42, 313-323, (2017).
    • P. Tallapragada, N. Hasabnis, K. Katuri, S. Sudarsanam, K. Joshi and M. Ramasubramanian. Scale-invariant hydrodynamic focusing and sorting of inertial particles by size in spiral microchannels. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol 25(8), (2015).
  • Experience

    Work Experience:

    • Graduate Research Assistant (Fall 2015 - Spring 2018)
      Clemson University - Department of mechanical engineering
      Research area: Theoretical and computational investigation of dynamical systems and fluid dynamics
    • Graduate Grading Assistant (Multiple semesters)
      Clemson University - Department of mechanical engineering
      Subjects include:
      ME3120-Manufacturing Processes and Their Application
      ME 493/693-Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
      ME8460- Intermediate dynamics
    • Application Engineer (2011 - 2013)
      Flowserve India Controls Pvt Ltd
      Job description: Engineered pump selection to meet customer and project requirements for Oil and gas industry.
  • Others


    • S. Sudarsanam and P. Tallapragada(2017). Mixing In flows induced by singularities. 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics- Denver, CO
    • S. Sudarsanam and P. Tallapragada(2016). Global stability of inertial particle trajectories in a two-dimensional flow. 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid DynamicsPortland, OR
    • P. Tallapragada, S. Sudarsanam and N. Hasabnis(2014). High throughput sorting of spherical particles in inertial microfluidics.67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Fransisco,CA


    • Expert level proficiency in scripting using MATLAB
    • Familiarity with Python, FORTRAN and C++
    • Familiar with Linux.
    • Experienced in working with computing clusters.
    • Strong experience in data visualization.
    • Proficient in photolithography for microfabrication of microfluidic lab on a chip devices