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Name : Dr. Amit Mahajan
Designation : Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Department : Department of Applied Sciences
Qualification : Ph.D.
Phone : +91 11-33861254 (O)
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Position Held

Assistant Professor (24 November 2014 – Present)

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Delhi, India

Assistant Professor (22 August 2012 – 21 November 2014)

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur, India

Assistant Professor (08 October 2010 – 21 August 2012)

Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, India

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Windsor, Canada


Ph.D. Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA Ph.D.(October 2009)

Thesis Title :“Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Ferrofluids”

M.Phil. Mathematics, Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA, 1st Division, May 2005

Project title: "On pulsatile flow of a viscous liquid"

M.Sc. Mathematics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA, 1st Division, May 2004

Bachelor of Sciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA, 1st Division,2002

Awards & Honors

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Areas of Research Interest:

Hydrodynamic Stability, Ferrohydrodynamics, Nanofluids, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Fluid Instabilities & Flow through Porous Media. Most of the work is concentrated to thermal convection problems on magnetic fluids (water based and ester based). Porous medium studies on models based on Darcy, Brinkman law are considered. Variety of possible variations including thermal non-equlibrium, anisotropy, rotation, salt, gravity are made.

There is a lot of open scope in near future to be explored. 


Research Guidance:

Dr. Reena Nandal, Ph.D. Degree Completed in August 2018 on topic “Penetrative Convection in a Fluid Saturating a Porous Medium”


Research Projects (Ongoing) as Principal Investigator (PI)

“Stability and convection in magnetic nanofluids”, from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Date of start of project: 01 June 2016, duration: 03 Years


Research Projects (Completed) as Principal Investigator (PI)

 “Linear and nonlinear stability analysis of penetrative convection in ferrofluids” from Seed Grant Project, NIT Delhi.  Date of start of project: 17 January 2016, duration: 02 Years


Research/ Editorial/ Press Achievements:

Citations: Many of the international journal articles have been cited by different authors and research groups altogether in more than 350 international journal articles, book chapters, and conference articles.

Editorial activities: Actively participating for more than 10 years as a reviewer to international journals such as Physics of Fluids (AIP), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier), International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier), Applied Mathematics and Computation (Elsevier), Applied Mathematical Modeling (Elsevier), Ain Shams Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Transport in Porous Medium (Springer), Journal of Porous Media (Begell House), Journal of Nanofluids (American Scientific Publishers), Mathematics (MDPI) etc.


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Some Research Papers

Amit Mahajan, Hemant Parashar, “Linear and Weakly Nonlinear Stability on a Rotating Anisotropic Ferrofluid Layer”, “Physics of Fluids”, 32(2), 024101 (2020). (AIP)
Amit Mahajan, Mahesh Kumar Sharma, “Penetrative convection in magnetic nanofluids via internal heating”, “Physics of Fluids”, 29, 034101 (2017). (AIP)
Sunil, Amit Mahajan: “A nonlinear stability analysis for magnetized ferrofluid heated from below”, “Proceedings of Royal Society A” (U.K.), 464 (2089), 83-98 (2008).
P.N. Kaloni, Amit Mahajan: “Stability and uniqueness of ferrofluids”, “International Journal of Engineering Science” (Netherlands), 48(11), 1350-1356 (2010). (Elsevier)
Amit Mahajan, Mahesh Kumar Sharma: The onset of convection in a magnetic nano fluids layer with variable gravity effects, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 339, 622-635 (2018)
Amit Mahajan, M. Arora: “Convection in rotating magnetic nanofluid”, “Applied Mathematics and Computation” 219(11), 6284-6296 (2013). (Elsevier)
Sunil, Amit Mahajan: “A nonlinear stability analysis for thermoconvective magnetized ferrofluid saturating a porous medium”, “Transport in Porous Media” (Netherlands), 76(3), 327-343 (2009). (Springer)
Amit Mahajan, Reena Nandal: Anisotropic porous penetrative convection for a local thermal non-equilibrium model with Brinkman effects, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115(B), 235-250 (2017) (Elsevier)
Sunil, R. Devi, Amit Mahajan: “Global stability for thermal convection in a couple stress fluid”, “International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer”, 38, 938-942 (2011). (Elsevier)
Reena Nandal, Amit Mahajan: Penetrative convection in couple-stress fluid via internal heat source/sink with the boundary effects, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics, 260, 133-141 (2018).

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