Dr Chunendra K. Sahu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Full CV can be found here.

Affiliations at Cambridge

  • Trinity College (Trinity Postdoctoral Society)
  • BP Institute for Multiphase Flow (Dept. of Earth Sciences)
  • Inst. of Theoretical Geophysics (Dept. of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics)


  • 2017-2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Cambridge.
  • 2016-2017: Industrial Postdoc - U. Alberta + SoilVision Systems Ltd., Canada.
  • 2012-2016: PhD (Mech. Engg.) - University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 2011-2012: Edison Engineer - General Electric (GE), JFWTC Bangalore.
  • 2009-2011: ME (Mech. Engg.) - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • 2005-2009: BE (Mech. Engg.) - Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, CG.
  • 1998-2005: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mana Camp, Raipur, CG.


  • Natural Science Mathematics (DAMTP, Cambridge)
  • Fluid Mechanics (Mech. Engg., Alberta)
  • Numerical Methods (Mech. Engg., Alberta)
  • Introduction to Thermo-Fluids (Mech. Engg., Alberta)
  • Engineering Physics (Physics, Alberta)

Current Research

My current research involves theoretical and experimental investigation of dispersion in density-driven flows in heterogeneous porous media, particularly in gravity currents. The aim is to quantify associated effects of heterogeneity on flow behaviour and on mixing of the injected fluid with the ambient. Primary application of this work is on carbon sequestration.

Key publications