Samik Bhattacharya is a researcher in the area of experimental fluid mechanics. He has conducted research in fluid mechanics using advanced optical diagnostics, such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV), etc. He is primarily interested in fundamental studies of vortex dynamics, unsteady fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and flow control.
Samik Bhattacharya received his B.Tech. degree from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in the year of 2005. After working in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for two years, he joined Auburn University, USA to pursue MS in Aerospace Engineering. After completing MS, he started his Ph.D. in The Ohio State University, USA under the guidance of Dr. James W. Gregory. His doctoral research focused on three-dimensional wake control of circular cylinders with the help of segmented plasma actuators. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the research group of Dr. David Rival as a postdoctoral researcher in University of Calgary and then as a visiting postdoctoral scholar in Queen’s University. He is currently working as an assistant professor in University of Central Florida (UCF). He is also a part of the Center for Advanced Turbine and Energy Research (CATER) at UCF.