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Raunak Bardia


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Office: 2018 Mechanical Engineering Department
Advisor: Prof. Mario Trujillo

Ph.D. expected Winter 2019



My work has been spread over the following projects till date. More recent projects are mentioned first: 1. Thermo Cavitation Modeling - This project is aimed at modeling rapid bubble growth and collapse mechanisms in thin films of liquid. We are looking at a generalized numerical formulation of bubble dynamics which is sufficiently easy to use and allows computations for fluids for which property empirical models are not well known. 2. Limitations of Continuum model in simulating binary droplet collision at the nanometer scale have been studied and published. The comparisons against molecular dynamics simulations provided by our collaborators gave the benchmark against which the continuum departure characteristics have been analyzed. 3. Implementation of interface advection using the Gradient augmented level set scheme. The implementation was done in C++ and validated with the usual test cases of rotational velocity field, deformation test cases and oscillatory velocity fields. In addition to this, I had worked on understanding the error propagation in time and space by studying the error propagation in single cell in 1D, 2D and 3D.

Long Term Goals

My aim is to pursue my doctoral degree in the field of phase change and the application of controlling bubble growth/collapse for improved heat transfer performance.


  • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, 2013


  • Analyst, Barclays Bank. Prime Brokerage Division - Agency Derivative Services(Risk) [July 2013 - June 2014]
  • Whirlpool Global Technology & Engineering Center, Pune(India) [May 2012 - July 2012]
  • MICO Bosch Limited, Automotive Technology Division, Jaipur(India) [May 2011 - June 2011]


  • Bardia, R., & Trujillo, M. F. (2017), Characterization of the Dynamics of Vapor Bubble Collapse, Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Bardia, R., Liang, Z., Keblinski, P., & Trujillo, M. F. (2016). Continuum and molecular-dynamics simulation of nanodroplet collisions. Physical Review E, 93(5), 053104.
  • Bardia, R., & Sridharan, A. (2013). Jet Impingement Heat Transfer on Inclined Surfaces. In UK Heat Transfer Conference (Vol. 13, pp. 192-1). DEG Imperial College London.


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