Sankha Bhowmick, PhD
|2000||University of Minnesota||Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering|
|1996||Villanova University||M.S. in Mechanical Engineering|
|1992||Jadavpur University, India||B.S. in Mechanical Engineering|
- Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology MS, PhD
- Engineering and Applied Science PhD
- Manufacturing Concentration
- Mechanical Engineering BS, BS/MS
- Mechanical Engineering MS
The fundamental concepts and basic principles of classical thermodynamics. The Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics are formulated with recourse to empirical observations and then expressed in precise mathematical language. These laws are applied to a wide range of engineering problems. The properties of pure substances are described using equations of state and surfaces of state. Reversible processes in gases are analyzed by means of the First and Second laws. A representative sampling of engineering applications is discussed and analyzed.
Principles of heat conduction, forced and free convection and thermal radiation, and their application to various engineering problems. Mass transfer and its analogy to heat transfer phenomena are sketched. Special problems, such as boiling and condensation, heat transfer in high speed flow, and fire propagation are introduced. Mathematical analysis motivated by physical reasoning is emphasized.
- Cell and Tissue Engineering
- Heat and mass transfer
- Thermal Sciences
Bhowmick S., Khamis C. A., Bischof, J. C. (1998).
"Response of a liver tissue slab to a hyperosmotic sucrose boundary condition: microscale cellular and vascular level effects"
Ann. NY Acad.Sci., 858, 147-62.
Bhowmick, S., Swanlund, D. J., and Bischof, J. C. (2000).
"Supraphysiological thermal injury in Dunning AT-1 prostate tumor cells"
ASME J. Biomech., Engg, 122, 51-59.
Bhowmick, S., Lulloff, L., Swanlund D. J., Coad, J. E., Hoey, M. F., and Bischof, J. C. (2001).
"Evaluation of thermal therapy in an animal model of prostate cancer using a wet electrode RF probe"
Journal of Endourology, 15-16, 629-640.
Dr. Bhowmick obtained his undergraduate from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1992. He worked for Philips, India as a mechanization and maintenance engineer in the color television and audio equipment factory for two and a half years before coming to the US for his masters and Ph. D. His concentration in graduate studies was heat transfer and thermodynamics with a keen interest in their application in biomedical science. His Ph.D. dissertation was optimization of thermal therapy for treatment of prostate cancer. As a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, he has been trying to preserve mammalian cells, so that they can be kept in suspended animation for extensive time periods (months-years) and then revived for use when necessary.
The overarching theme of Prof. Bhowmick's work is studying heat, mass and chemical stresses in mammalian cells under altered environmental conditions. Currently, he is actively involved in developing nanofibrous scaffolds for various tissue engineering applications. One such application is the bioactive bandage for wound healing.