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Samik Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor

Phone: 407-823-4039
Office: ENG I, Room 314

Office Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-6 p.m.

Samik Bhattacharya received his B.Tech. from the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India, in 2005. He received his M.S. in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in 2009, and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2013. His doctoral research focused on the three-dimensional wake control of circular cylinders with the help of segmented plasma actuators. His postdoctoral work at Queen’s University focused on unsteady fluid dynamics. He is currently working as an assistant professor at UCF. He is also a part of the Center for Advanced Turbine and Energy Research at UCF.

  • Experimental fluid mechanics 
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flow control
  • Unsteady fluid mechanics
  • Fluid-structure interactions

  • Bhattacharya, S., & Gregory, J. W. 2018. “Optimum-wavelength forcing of a bluff body wake”. Physics of Fluids, 30, 015101., doi: 10.1063/1.4999091. IF (*) = 2.232
  • Neeteson, N.J., Bhattacharya, S., Rival, D.E., Michaelis, D., Schanz, D. and Schroder, A. 2016. “Pressure- field extraction from Lagrangian flow measurements: first experiences with 4D-PTV data”, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 57, pp. 118. IF (*) = 1.832
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gregory, JW. 2015. “Investigation of the Cylinder Wake under Spanwise Periodic Forcing with a Segmented Plasma Actuator”, Physics of fluids, vol. 27, 014102. IF = 2.232
  • Bhattacharya, S., & Gregory, JW. 2015.“Effect of Three-Dimensional Plasma Actuation on the Wake of a Circular Cylinder”, AIAA Journal, vol. 53, pp. 958-967.doi: 10.2514/1.J053316. IF = 1.638

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-present
  • American Physical Society, 2011-present