Rohit Pillai

Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

I am a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to starting here, I was a PhD student in the Multiphysics Fluid Dynamics group at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I also hold a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, USA.  My research interests revolve around using continuum, particle, and hybrid methods to study fundamental phenomena of interest in micro/nano-fluidics, with a focus on droplet dynamics and electrokinetics. 

My current research focuses on developing a multiscale model for droplet wetting by coupling OpenFOAM and LAMMPS. I am also looking at simulating electrowetting and electrocoalescence using molecular dynamics