Dr. Rohit Pillai
PhD, University of Melbourne (2017)
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I am Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, with a background and publication record in continuum fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, and multiphysics modelling. I was appointed to this current role in September 2018, less than a year after being awarded my PhD.

In the last 5 years, my research has featured in prominent top-quality journals (such as Physical Review Letters and Nano Letters), the press (BBC, Times, Metro), and led to a radio interview on BBC Newsnight Scotland. I have also secured £235,000 of research funding from internal and external sources in that time.


Inertio-thermal vapour bubble growth
Impact of surface nanostructure and wettability on interfacial ice physics
Untangling the physics of water transport in boron nitride nanotubes
Acoustothermal Nucleation of Surface Nanobubbles
Coupling Molecular Dynamics and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo using a general and high-performance code coupling library
Acoustothermal Atomization of Water Nanofilms
Dynamics of Nanodroplets on Vibrating Surfaces