Dr. Anilkumar's broad research interests are in the areas of fluid physics and acoustics. His current investigations center around the study of: drop-acoustic field interactions, control of thermocapillary convection through vibration, collision and coalescence of drops and, polymer encapsulation of living cells. He has published in all the major fluid physics journals. Dr. Anilkumar has been a Co-Investigator on the drop dynamics experiments flown on the USML-2 Spacelab Mission in October-November 1995. He was the Operations Manager of the drop dynamics experiments flown on the USML-1 Space Shuttle Mission in June-July 1992.
1. A.V. Anilkumar, C.P. Lee, and T.G. Wang, "Surface-Tension-Induced Mixing Following Coalescence of Initially Stationary Drops," Phys. Fluids A 3 (11), 1991, pp. 2587 - 2591.
2. A.V. Anilkumar, R.N. Grugel, X.F. Shen, C.P. Lee, and T.G. Wang, "Control of Thermocapillary Convection in a Liquid Bridge by Vibration," J. Appl. Phys. 73 (9) 1993, pp. 4165-4170.
3. A.V. Anilkumar, R.S. J. Sparks, and B. Sturtevant, "Geological Implications and Applications of High Velocity Two-Phase Flow Experiments," Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 56 (1993), pp. 145 -160.
4. A.V. Anilkumar, C.P. Lee, and T.G. Wang, "Stability of an acoustically levitated & flattened drop: an experimental study," Phys. Fluids A 5 (11),1993, pp. 2763 - 2774.
5. T.G. Wang, A.V. Anilkumar, C.P. Lee, and K.C. Lin, "Bifurcation of rotating liquid drops: results from USML-1 experiments in space," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 276 (1994), pp. 389 - 403.
6. T.G. Wang, A.V. Anilkumar, C.P. Lee, and K.C. Lin, "Core centering of compound drops in capillary oscillations: observations on USML-1 experiments in space," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 165 (1994), pp. 19-30.