Kausik Sarkar

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Kausik Sarkar


Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Kausik Sarkar
Office Phone: (202) 994-2724
SEH 4550 | Office Hours: By appointment

Professor Kausik Sarkar's Rheology, Biofluids and Ultrasonics Lab is involved in the fundamentals of multiphase flows, and applies them to problems of medical interest that require an understanding of mechanics--the stresses and transport in biological media and inside the human body and how they relate to diseases, diagnosis and cure. Specific focus is on the mechanics of cells, and cell-like “soft particles” such as liposomes and microbubbles, that are used for imaging and drug delivery. Current projects include investigation of echogenic liposomes for ultrasound imaging and targeted drug delivery, noninvasive blood pressure estimation using contrast microbubbles, ultrasound mediated cancer diagnosis, effects of ultrasound on cell proliferation, and the numerical simulation of emulsions of viscous and viscoelastic drops and biological particles.

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy
  • High-performance computing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE )
  • Fellow ASME