Dr. Karthick S

Assistant Professor

E-mail: karthick@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91 44 27476340, 07358722794 | Room No: 119-C


IIT Madras


Ph.D (Microfluidics and Microsystems)

2014 - 2018

NIT Calicut


M.Tech (Thermal sciences)

2012 - 2014

Sona College of Technology


B.E (Mechanical Engineering)

2008 - 2012


  1. Microscale flows

  2. Bio-Microfluidics

  3. MEMS.

Research Interests

  1. Microfluidics and MEMS

  2. Convective heat transfer and Mixing

  3. Mobile Microrobots for drug delivery

  4. Bio-Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chip

  5. Droplet Microfluidics and Interfacial Phenomena

  6. Circulating tumour cells sorting technologies.

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. Our microfluidic device for blood plasma separation selected for Exhibition on Innovations in Medical Science and Bio-Technology on March 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

  2. University Rank Holder in B.E - Rank 12 (Distinction) Anna University.

  3. Secured GATE score 553 and 554 in GATE 2011 and GATE 2012

Work Experience


  1. July 2018 - July 2019 - Assistant Professor - Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, Greater Noida


  1. Fluid Mechanics

  2. Engineering Mechanics

  3. Engineering Thermodynamics.

Journal Publications

  1. Published After Joining IIITDM

  2. Charish Pothuri, Mohammed Azharuddin, Karthick Subramani* (2019) "Rapid mixing in microchannel using standing bulk acoustic waves" - Physics of Fluids (American Institute of Physics) - 31, 122001 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5126259

  3. Journals Published During Ph.D

  4. Karthick S, and A. K. Sen. (2018) “Acoustic impedance based size-independent isolation of circulating tumour cells from blood using acoustophoresis”, Lab on a Chip (Royal Society of chemistry) 18.24 (2018): 3802-3813. Impact factor- 6.

  5. Karthick S, A. K. Sen. (2018) “Improved understanding of acoustophoresis and development of an acoustofluidic device for blood plasma separation” Physical Review Applied. 10.3 (2018): 034037. Impact factor- 4.8.

  6. Karthick S, A. K. Sen. (2017) “Improved understanding of the acoustophoretic focusing of dense suspensions in a microchannel” Physical Review E 96:5, 052606. Impact factor- 2.3.

  7. Karthick S, A. K. Sen. (2016) “Role of shear induced diffusion in acoustophoretic focusing of dense suspensions” Applied Physics Letters 109, 014101. Impact factor-3.4.

  8. Srivatsava A, Karthick S, K.S. Jayaprakash, and A. K. Sen (2017) “Droplet de-emulsification using ultra-low voltage based electro-coalescence” Langmuir. Impact factor-3.8.

  9. Hemachandran E, Karthick S, Laurell T, A.K Sen, “Relocation of co-flowing immiscible liquids under acoustic field in a microchannel” Europhysics Letters, (2019) 125(5) 54002. Impact factor-1.97.

Conference Publications

  1. Karthick S and A. K. Sen,“Continuum modelling of acoustophoretic focusing of dense suspension in microchannels” Flow 17, 2-5 July 2017 , Paris, France.

  2. Srivatsava A, Karthick S, K.S. Jayaprakash, and A. K. Sen (2017) “Droplet demulsification using ultra-low voltage based electrocoalescence” Flow 17, 2-5 July 2017, Paris, France.

  3. Karthick S and A. K. Sen,“Continuum modelling of acoustophoretic focusing of whole blood in microchannels” IHMTC, 27-31 July 2017 , BITS Pilani-Hyderabad campus.

  4. Hemachandran E, Karthick S, Laurell T, A.K Sen, “Dynamics of immiscible fluids under acoustic fields” FMFP 2018 IIT Bombay.


  1. Karthick S, Sneha M and A. K. Sen 2016. Method for blood plasma separation based on acousto-capillary and asymmetric capillary flow. App. No. 201641015681. Filed on May 5, 2016.

  2. A.K. Sen et al., Micro-FACS for detection and isolation of target cells App no: 201741012180. Filled on Apr 5, 2017.

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