Shantanu Bhat

Research Associate
Postdoctoral Fellow

Expert in fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, insect flight aerodynamics and boundary-layer flows.

EMPLOYMENT

Research experience

  • Research Associate (Jan 2022 - Current) - School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2020  - Dec 2021) - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Research Officer (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Teaching experience

  • Course instructor (Jun 2021 - Dec 2021): Space Vehicle Design - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Teaching Associate (Aug 2016 - Dec 2019): Aerodynamics, Advanced Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transport Phenomena and Numerical Methods, and Professional Practices - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professional experience

  • Lead Engineer (Dec 2011 - Aug 2014) - General Electric (Aviation), GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore, India
  • Executive E1 (Jul 2007 - Jul 2009) - Oil and gas special projects, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai, India

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD (Oct 2014 - Aug 2018) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Science (Engineering) (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2003 - May 2007) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Pune, India

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Insect-wing aerodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics of bio-locomotion
  • Bluff-body flows and vortex dynamics
  • Boundary-layer flows
Conference Papers
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Bhat S; Silvestri A; Cazzolato B; Arjomandi M, 2020, 'Reduction in the Turbulent Instabilities in a Boundary Layer using Micro-cavities', in Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/bb0925e
2020
Bhat S; Thompson M, 2020, 'Curved leading edges and wing tips help enhance the lift on insect wings', in Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/e2eec39
2020
Silvestri A; Jafari A; Bhat S; Severino G; Cazzolato BS; Arjomandi M, 2020, 'The Control of a turbulent boundary layer by the application of a micro-cavity array', in Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/3d3e559
2020
Journal articles
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Bhat SS; Thompson MC, 2022, 'Effect of leading-edge curvature on the aerodynamics of insect wings', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 93, pp. 108898 - 108898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2021.108898
2022
Bhat SS; Silvestri A; Cazzolato BS; Arjomandi M, 2021, 'Mechanism of control of the near-wall turbulence using a micro-cavity array', Physics of Fluids, vol. 33, pp. 075114 - 075114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0051375
2021
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Effects of flapping-motion profiles on insect-wing aerodynamics', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.929
2019
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Aspect ratio studies on insect wings', Physics of Fluids, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5129191
2019
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Uncoupling the effects of aspect ratio, Reynolds number and Rossby number on a rotating insect-wing planform', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 859, pp. 921 - 948, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.833
2019
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Evolutionary shape optimisation enhances the lift coefficient of rotating wing geometries', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 868, pp. 369 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.183
2019
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2018, 'The leading-edge vortex on a rotating wing changes markedly beyond a certain central body size', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172197
2018
Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2018, 'The leading-edge vortex on a rotating wing changes markedly beyond a certa central body size', ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172197;172197
2018
Bhat SS; Govardhan RN, 2013, 'Stall flutter of NACA 0012 airfoil at low Reynolds numbers', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 41, pp. 166 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2013.04.001
2013
  • Fresh Science SA (2021) Finalist
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources from the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS), project rt14 (2021)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by Pawsey, Australia, under the director's share, project director2168 (2020)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by NCI Australia under the startup scheme, project bm04 (2020)
  • GE's Engineering Excellence Award (2013) for the contribution to the innovative LEAP Engine fuel-nozzle design
  • Best Outgoing Student Award (2007) at the College of Engineering Pune
  • Postdoctoral fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS-2019): ¥ 8,888,000
  • International travel grant (2016) by Monash University
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2014-2018)
  • Flow Physics/Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering)
  • Insect Flight
  • Flapping-wing micro air vehicles
  • Drag on aircraft wings
  • Aircraft engines/Gas turbines