Viswanathan Shankar

Ph.D(Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering




  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2000-2002
  • Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2000
  • M.E, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1995
  • B.Tech, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, 1993



  • R. Neelamegam and V. Shankar, Experimental study of the instability of laminar flow in a tube with deformable walls, Physics of Fluids, 27, 024102 (2015).

  • R. Neelamegam, D. Giribabu and V. Shankar, Instability of viscous flow over a deformable two-layered gel: Experiments and theory, Physical Review E90, 043004 (2014).

  • R. Neelamegam, V. Shankar and Debopam Das, Suppression of purely-elastic instabilities in the torsional flow of viscoelastic fluid past a soft solid, Physics of Fluids25, 124102 (2013)

  • Gaurav and V. Shankar, Manipulation of interfacial instabilities in core-annular flows using a deformable solid layer, Physics of Fluids25, 014104 (2013).

  • INSA Medal for Young Scientist for the year 2004

  • INAE Young Engineer Award for the year 2006

  • Elected as Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, for the period 2004-07.

  • Diamond Jubilee Young Achiever's Award of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, October 2007.

  • Arakere Vasudeva Young Faculty Research Fellowship from IIT Kanpur for three years (2010-2013).


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