Balla Mounika

Assistant Professor , Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest:

Two phase flows : Dynamics of bubbles and drops

Fluid dynamics

Heat and mass transfer


   

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Email : mounika.che@iipe.ac.in


Teaching Interests

Process Equipment Design

Transport phenomena

Education

2009 - 2013 : B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Osmania university, India
2013 - 2015 : M.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
2016 - 2021 : PhD in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

Professional Experience

2021 November - Present : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam.

2021 January - 2021 June : Post-doctoral fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.

Journal Publications

  1. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi, Omar K. Matar and K. C. Sahu, “Interaction of two non-coalescing bubbles rising in a non-isothermal self-rewetting fluid”, European Journal of Mechanics -B/Fluids, vol. 87, 2021, 103-112.
  2. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi and K. C. Sahu, “A numerical study of a hollow water droplet falling in air”, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, vol. 34, 2020, 133-144.
  3. M. Balla, S. Kavuri, M. K. Tripathi, K. C. Sahu and R. Govindarajan, “Effect of viscosity and density ratios on two drops rising side-by-side”, Physical Review Fluids, vol. 5, 2020, 013601.
  4. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi, K. C. Sahu, George Karapetsas and Omar K. Matar, “Nonisothermal bubble rise dynamics in a self-rewetting fluid: three-dimensional effects”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 858, 2019, 689-713.
  5. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi and K. C. Sahu, “Shape oscillations of a nonspherical water droplet”, Physical Review E, vol. 99, 2019, 023107.
  6. Kurella, S., Balla, M., Bhukya, P. K. and Meikap, B. C. , “Scrubbing of HCl gas from synthesis gas in a multistage dual-flow sieve plate wet scrubber by alkaline solution”, Journal of Chemical Engineering \& Process Technology, vol. 6(5), 2015, 1.


Conference Publications

  1. M. Balla, S. Kavuri, M. K. Tripathi, K. C. Sahu and R. Govindarajan, “Effect of viscosity and density ratios on two drops rising side-byside”, 72nd Annual Meeting, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 23-26, 2019, Seattle, WA.
  2. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi and K. C. Sahu, “Hydrodynamics of a hollow water droplet falling in air”, 72nd Annual Meeting, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 23-26, 2019, Seattle, WA.
  3. M. Balla, M. K. Tripathi and K. C. Sahu, “Non-isothermal bubble rise dynamics in a self-rewetting fluid at high Marangoni numbers”, 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), December 28-31, 2019, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Faculty advisor (2022-2026 batch)