The Varanasi Research Group brings about transformational efficiency enhancements in various industries including energy (power generation to oil & gas to renewables), water, agriculture, transportation and electronics cooling by fundamentally altering thermal-fluid-surface interactions across multiple length and time scales.

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Interfaces

wettabiliy
Key words: lubricant-impregnated surfaces; drops; active surfaces; wetting.

Phase Transitions

phase
Key words: heat transfer; boiling; condensation; ice.

Materials & Manufacturing

materials
Key words: rare-earth oxides; oil & gas; nanostructures; nanoengineering; iCVD.

Emulsions & Separation

emulsions-separation
Key words: oil/water; membranes; desalination.