Group Lead, Research
Siddharth Talapatra earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During his graduate studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics, where he worked on projects involving turbulence, effects of surface roughness, fluid structure interaction, and oceanography using high-speed imaging, particle image velocimetry, and holography. His dissertation research focused on elucidating coherent structures in the nearwall region for a rough channel flow, and understanding the key biophysical interactions in the coastal ocean. Talapatra also holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute for Technology, Kharagpur, India. At HTRI, his primary research responsibilities are focused on qualitative and quantitative flow visualization and laser anemometry to examine single- and two-phase flow inside pipes and heat exchangers. His research activities also include the study of shellside condensation, subcooled condensation, and thermosiphon reboiler turndown and instabilities. Talapatra is actively involved with HTRI’s training efforts, including development of new courses.