I am a joint PhD research scholar from the collaboration of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (IITB), India and Monash University, Australia. I obtained my Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Technology in Thermal Engineering in India. As a part of my PhD thesis, I started working on droplet-based microfluidics at the Interfacial flows lab in IITB, Mumbai, under the guidance of Prof. Rajneesh Bhardwaj. I moved to Monash in August 2019, seeking to further expand the integration of pneumatic valves in droplet microfluidic applications. My expertise include droplet-based microfluidics, microfabrication and single-layer pneumatic microfluidic valves.
My area of interest is focused on how droplet interacts with multiple junctions. Specifically, I am looking at the transition region between droplet breakup and no droplet breakup when a droplet interacts with a junction. Aided by single-layer microvalves, I seek to break the droplet at multiple locations selectively.
In my spare time, I love to play cricket and follow cricket with immense interest. I am an avid trekker and love to go on trekking whenever possible. I am also interested in food and currently experimenting on it.
- S. Agnihotri, M.R. Raveshi, R. Bhardwaj, A. Neild. Microfluidic Valves for Selective On-chip Droplet Splitting at Multiple Sites. Langmuir 2020, 36, 5, 1138-1146
- Agnihotri, S. N., Raveshi, M. R., Bhardwaj, R. & Neild, A. Droplet Breakup at the Entrance to a Bypass Channel in a Microfluidic System. Phys. Rev. Appl. 10, 1 (2019).
- Raveshi, M. R., Agnihotri, S. N., Sesen, M., Bhardwaj, R. & Neild, A. Sensors and Actuators B : Chemical Selective droplet splitting using single layer micro fl uidic valves. Sensors Actuators B. Chem. 292, 233–240 (2019)