CALCE Welcomes Professor Siddhartha Das as Faculty

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The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering is excited to announce Professor Siddhartha Das has joined the CALCE faculty.

Prof. Das joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland in March 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in theoretical microfluidics. He worked on surface nanobubbles, capillarity and soft wetting with the Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente, Netherlands for his first Postdoc. For his second postdoc, Dr. Das worked on electrokinetics of asphaltene in University of Alberta, Canada as a highly prestigious Banting Postdoctoral fellow.

Prof. Das’ research interests include areas of micro-nanoscale fluid mechanics and interactions of soft matter and complex interfaces with fluid mechanics—particularly, he is interested in studying wetting of soft solids, evaporation-mediated, self-assembly of soft and rigid particles, electro-hydrodynamics of soft interfaces, mechanics of complex fluids for 3D printing, and interactions of liquids with 2D materials.

Prof. Das will be involved with CALCE on 3D printing of electronic components. He has developed a strong research program in using both aerosol jet and syringe 3D printing for printing components such as Ball Grid Arrays, electrical interconnects, RF passives (e.g., inductors), Carbon-nanotube-based composites, etc. His research endeavor encompasses new printing strategies, fabricating novel inks, and modeling different printing processes for optimized printing.

Prof. Das has already been working extensively with Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta—they have been collaborating on several grants and share two graduate students. This formal affiliation with CALCE will help Prof. Das to leverage his expertise to work with several companies interested in both new 3D printing strategies and novel printable inks.

CALCE looks forward to working with Prof. Das.

Published April 12, 2018