Shantanu Bhat

Dr Shantanu Bhat

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Shantanu Bhat is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has received his B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from College of Engineering, Pune, India, in 2007, M. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2012, and Ph. D. from Monash University, Melbourne. in 2018. He has worked as an Engineer at Larsen and Toubro Ltd. and as a Lead Engineer at General Electric, Aviation. After his Ph. D., he continued working at Monash University as a postdoctoral researcher until 2019. His principal interests are in fluid-structure interaction, bluff-body flows, vortex dynamics, and experimental fluid mechanics.

  • Bluff-body aerodynamics
  • Active and passive control of boundary layer flows
  • Insect-wing aerodynamics
  • Dynamic stall and stall flutter of airfoils
  • Vortex dynamics
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher Monash University
    2016 - 2019 Teaching Associate Monash University
    2011 - 2014 Lead Engineer/Technologist General Electric (India)
    2007 - 2009 Executive (E1) Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Fellowship JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Japan Society for Promotion of Science Japan ¥ 8888000
    2016 Research Award Postgraduate travel grant Monash University Australia
    2014 Scholarship Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Monash University Australia
    2014 Scholarship Monash Graduate Scholarship Monash University Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 Monash University Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore India Master of Science (Engineering)
    2003 - 2007 College of Engineering Pune India Bachelor of Technology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Piping Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
  • Research Interests

  • Postdoctoral fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS-2019): ¥ 8,888,000 (respectfully declined for personal reasons)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by NCI Australia under the startup scheme
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by Pawsey, Australia, under the director's share
  • Aerodynamics
  • Advanced dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - 2018 Member Australian Fluid Mechanics Society Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing An alternate length scale for the Reynolds- and Rossby numbers in the context of insect wings Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Biolocomotion TU Berlin and Universität Rostock Germany
    2019 - 2019 The span-based Reynolds- and Rossby numbers decouple the aspect-ratio effects on insect wings Fluids seminar series Monash University Australia
    2019 - 2019 An alternate length scale for Reynolds number and Rossby number in the context of insect-like wings decouples the aspect-ratio effects Fluids research seminars University of Melbourne Australia
    2018 - 2018 Reconciling the Studies on Aspect Ratio Effects on the Insect Wing Aerodynamics FSI Workshop 2018 UNSW Canberra Australia
    2016 - 2016 Effect of aspect ratio and Reynolds number on rotating insect wings 8th International Bio-Fluid Symposium California Institute of Technology United States
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83132535
  • Email: shantanu.bhat@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 24i
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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