Chunendra K Sahu

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD - University of Alberta, Canada (2012-2016)
  • MTech - IISc Bangalore (2009-2011)
  • BTech - BIT Durg (2005-2009)



  • C. K. Sahu & J. A. Neufeld, 2020. Dispersive entrainment into gravity currents in porous media. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 885, A5.

  • K. S. Bharath, C. K. Sahu & M. R. Flynn, 2020. Isolated buoyant convection in a two-layered porous medium with an inclined permeability jump. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 902, A22.

  • C. K. Sahu & M. R. Flynn, 2017. The effect of sudden permeability changes in porous media filling box flows. TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA 119, 95--118.

  • C. K. Sahu & M. R. Flynn, 2016. Filling box flows in an axisymmetric porous medium. TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA 112, 619--635.

  • C. K. Sahu & M. R. Flynn, 2015. Filling box flows in porous media. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 782, 455--478.

  • Assistant Professor - IIT Kanpur (since 2020)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Cambridge, UK (2017-2020)

  • Industrial Postdoc - University of Alberta, Canada (2016-2017)

  • Edison Engineer - General Electric, Bangalore (2011-2012)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway, 2017 (not availed)

  • All India 6th Rank (AIR-6) in GATE 2009, Mechanical Engineering.

  • Silver Medal in National Mathematics Olympiad, India, 2003.

  • Roy Dean Hibbs Memorial Travel Award, Institute for Geophysical Research, for 8th Interpore, Cincinnati, USA, 2016.

  • Roy Dean Hibbs Memorial Travel Award, Institute for Geophysical Research, for 25th CANCAM, London, Canada, 2015.

  • FGSR Travel Award, University of Alberta, for 25th CANCAM London, Canada, 2015.

  • Best Paper Award, 2nd International Joint Conference on Advances in Engineering. and Technology, Noida, India, 2011.

  • President, Trinity Postdoctoral Society, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2019-2020.

  • Communications Officer, Postdocs of Cambridge Society, University of Cambridge, 2018--2020.

  • President, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Association, University of Alberta, 2014--2015.

  • Vice-President Events, ABCampus Students Group, University of Alberta, 2015.

  • Vice-President External, MEGSA, University of Alberta, 2013-2014.


WLE 112(A),
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-2198

Email: cksahu[AT]


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