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Prashant Agrawal

Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Campus Address

E-block, Ellison Building



PhD (2016) from IITB Monash Research Academy, India

B.E. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering (2016) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

Current and Recent Projects

I am currently working on the EPSRC funded project entitled “New Engineering Concepts from Phase Transitions: A Leidenfrost Engine” in collaboration with Edinburgh University. 

Key Publications and Outputs

P Agrawal, L Barnet, D Attinger, Bloodstains on woven fabric: Simulations and experiments for quantifying the uncertainty on the impact and directional angles, Forensic Science International, 278, 240-252 (2017)

P Agrawal, PS Gandhi, A Neild, Particle manipulation affected by streaming flows in vertically actuated open rectangular chambers, Physics of Fluids 28 (3), 032001 (2016)


P Agrawal, PS Gandhi, A Neild, Frequency effects on microparticle motion in horizontally actuated open rectangular chambers, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 19 (5), 1209-1219  (2015)


P Agrawal, PS Gandhi, A Neild, Microparticle response to two-dimensional streaming flows in rectangular chambers undergoing low-frequency horizontal vibrations, Physical Review Applied 2 (6), 064008 (2014)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests broadly lie in the area discrete and transient multiphase flows. Previously I have dealt with discrete multiphase systems while working on micro/nano particle manipulation in microfluidic systems and bloodstain pattern analysis. My current work is associated with phase change flows employing the Leidenfrost effect.

Sponsors and Collaborators

I work in collaboration with Prof. Glen McHale, Dr. Gary Wells and Dr. Rodrigo Ledesema-Aguilar at Northumbria University. I also work with Prof. Khellil Sefiane, Dr. Anthony Walton, Dr. Adam Stokes and Mr. Anthony Buchoux at Edinburgh University.


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