Dr Chandan Bose

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, School of Metallurgy & Materials 

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What is your research background and current field of research?

In the quest for cutting-edge advancements in aviation technology, the Bio-Inspired Fluid-Structure Interaction Laboratory led by me within the Aerospace Engineering Division of University of Birmingham is spearheading innovative research that bridges the gap between the natural world and aeronautical engineering. My research is at the forefront of developing robust computational framework to tackle challenging multi-physics problems involving fluid structure interaction and turbulence focused on futuristic morphing aircraft, bio-inspired drones, and micro-aerial vehicles, drawing inspiration from the efficiency and adaptability of biological systems.

My primary research activities are centered around understanding and harnessing the principles of fluid-structure interactions observed in nature. My research aims to delve into the captivating world of bio-inspired design to develop novel engineering solutions. By drawing inspiration from nature's ingenious mechanisms, such as the flight of birds and insects, the propulsion of marine creatures, and the adaptive behaviour of plants and long-distance seed propulsion, I seek to uncover innovative approaches for engineering, especially aeronautical applications. The research projects led by me encompass numerical simulations, low-order data-driven modelling, collaborative experimental investigations with other leading researchers in the field, and advanced data analysis to unravel the underlying principles governing bio-inspired fluid-structure interaction.

Which BEAR Services have been most helpful to you in your research?

I use BlueBEAR HPC facility on a daily basis to perform CFD Simulations in OpenFOAM for my research. This facility helps me explore new ideas and develop numerical frameworks for complex coupled problems. I also find the storage space of RDS very useful for storing my research data. I also look forward to the future BEAR Trainings and workshops. I am currently chairing two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the umbrella of BEAR: Fluid Dynamics SIG and OpenFOAM SIG.

How widespread do you think BEAR Services are known in your School and how do you plan to spread the word?

BEAR services are well known within the School of Met & Mat. However, I will particularly focus on promoting the service within the Aerospace Engineering division. I will organise training sessions and workshops for OpenFOAM/CFD and publicise it to the wider community, by participating in the BEAR conferences. I would like to make my final year project students/research students aware of this service and educate them in high-performance computing. I am pleased to volunteer as a point of contact to existing and potential users for information and basic help on BEAR Services within the School of Met & Mat/Aerospace Engineering.

How can researchers in your School/College contact you? 

I can be contacted via email at c.bose@bham.ac.uk, LinkedIn, X (Twitter) or on Microsoft Teams. 

What's an interesting fact about you?

I like to paint and play acoustic guitar, love nature photography and travelling around the world.