Aditya Khair-Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Aditya Khair

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Office: Doherty Hall 3122
Phone: 412-268-4393
Fax: 412- 268-7139

Bio

Aditya Khair studied as an undergraduate at Imperial College London, where he received an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours) in 2001. He spent the third year of this degree at Carnegie Mellon University as an exchange student. He obtained a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2002. Later that year, he began a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of John Brady. In 2007, he began a postdoc in Chemical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, working with Todd Squires. In August 2010 he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor. In July 2015 he was promoted to Associate Professor.

Education

Postdoctoral, UC Santa Barbara, 2007-2010
PhD, Chem. Eng., California Institute of Technology, 2007
CAS, Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2002
MEng, Chem. Eng., Imperial College of London, 2001

Research Interests

Aditya Khair's research group utilizes uses the tools of applied mathematics and engineering sciences — scaling theory, asymptotic analysis, and numerical computation — to investigate problems in fluid dynamics, colloid science, rheology, electrochemistry, and electrokinetics. His research covers a broad array of topics, from charge transport in organic semiconductors to the fluid mechanics of swimming organisms. That said, the unifying philosophy is to rigorously quantify the dynamics of a physical phenomenon, with the aim of leveraging the knowledge gained for novel technologies and applications. A prominent feature is close collaboration with experimentalists.

Research Websites

Complex Fluids Engineering
Research Group Site

Highlights

  • Programming Committee Member, Area 1J — Fluid Mechanics, AIChE, 2014-2019.
  • Symposium co-Organizer, “Electrokinetics & Microfluidics,” ACS Colloids 2015, Carnege Mellon University, PA.
  • Symposium co-Organizer, “Electrokinetics,” ACS Colloids 2014, University of Pennsylvania, PA.
  • Symposium co-Organizer, “Electrokinetics and Electrohydrodynamics of Fluid Systems,” Society of Engineering Science Annual Meeting 2013, Providence, RI.
  • Meeting co-Organizer, American Electrophoresis Society Annual Meeting 2012, Pittsburgh PA.

Awards and Honors        

2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
2015 Carnegie Institute of Technology Dean’s Early Career Fellowship.
2014 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
2013 ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant.
2013 Charles E. Kaufman Foundation New Investigator Research Grant.
2012 Wimmer Faculty Fellow, Wimmer Foundation & Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, CMU.
2011 Lindseth Lecture, Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University.
2009 Francois Frenkiel Award, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society.
2004 Constantin G. Economou Memorial Prize, California Institute of Technology.
2001 William Peck Book Prize & H. Sawistowski Travel Fellowship, Imperial College London.

Publications

Recent Publications
Selected Publications
Full Publications

Recent Publications


A Squirmer across Reynolds numbers. N. G. Chisholm, D. Legendre, E. Lauga, and A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 796, 233- 256 (2016).

Determination of charge carrier concentration in doped nonpolar liquids by impedance spectroscopy in the presence of charge adsorption. B. A. Yezer, A. S. Khair, P. J. Sides, and D. C. Prieve, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 469, 325-337 (2016).

On a suspension of nearly spherical colloidal particles under large amplitude oscillatory shear flow. A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 791, R5 (2016).

Large amplitude oscillatory shear of the Giesekus model. A. S. Khair, J. Rheol. 60, 257-266 (2016).

Moderately nonlinear diffuse charge dynamics under an AC voltage. R. F. Stout and A. S. Khair, Phys. Rev. E 92, 032305 (2015).

Selected Publications

A Squirmer across Reynolds numbers. N. G. Chisholm, D. Legendre, E. Lauga, and A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 796, 233- 256 (2016).

On a suspension of nearly spherical colloidal particles under large amplitude oscillatory shear flow. A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 791, R5 (2016).

Moving front dynamics of ions in mixed ionic-electronic conducting polymer films. S. E. Feicht, G. Degen and A. S. Khair, AIChE J. 61, pp. 1447 - 1454 (2015).

Nonlinear electrohydrodynamics of slightly deformed oblate drops. J. A. Lanauze, L. M. Walker, and A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 774, 245-266 (2015).

A continuum approach to predicting electrophoretic mobility reversals. R. F. Stout and A. S. Khair, J. Fluid Mech. 752, R1 (2014).

Full Publications

See full publication list (with links to articles) at: 
http://khairgroup.cheme.cmu.edu/Publications.html