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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • 2019-date  Research assosiate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2018-2019 Research assosiate, CEB, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2014-2018 PhD, CEB, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2012-2014 Scientist, Corporate research Lab, 3M
  • 2010-2012 Masters of Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 


Rajesh is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He works at the G. K. Batchelor Laboratory and he is a member of the Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics group. His current research interests are wind driven natural ventilation and thin film interfacial flow problems.  

Selected Publications: 

  • Bhagat, R.K. and Linden, P.F., 2018. The circular capillary jump. arXiv preprint arXiv:1812.09210.
  • Bhagat, R.K., Jha, N.K., Linden, P.F. and Wilson, D.I., 2018. On the origin of the circular hydraulic jump in a thin liquid film. Journal of Fluid Mechanics851.
  • Bhagat, R.K. and Wilson, D.I., 2016. Flow in the thin film created by a coherent turbulent water jet impinging on a vertical wall. Chemical Engineering Science152, pp.606-623.
  • Bhagat, R.K., Perera, A.M. and Wilson, D.I., 2017. Cleaning vessel walls by moving water jets: Simple models and supporting experiments. Food and bioproducts processing102, pp.31-54.
  • Chandorkar, Y., Bhagat, R.K., Madras, G. and Basu, B., 2014. Cross-linked, biodegradable, cytocompatible salicylic acid based polyesters for localized, sustained delivery of salicylic acid: an in vitro study. Biomacromolecules15(3), pp.863-875.
  • Bhagat, R. and Madras, G., 2013. Thermal and sonochemical degradation kinetics of poly (n‐butyl methacrylate‐co‐alkyl acrylates): Variation of chain strength and stability with copolymer composition. Polymer Engineering & Science53(7), pp.1542-1553.


The ventilation of buildings and other mitigating measures for COVID-19: a focus on wintertime
HC Burridge, RK Bhagat, MEJ Stettler, P Kumar, I De Mel, P Demis, A Hart, Y Johnson-Llambias, M-F King, O Klymenko, A McMillan, P Morawiecki, T Pennington, M Short, D Sykes, PH Trinh, SK Wilson, C Wong, H Wragg, MS Davies Wykes, C Iddon, AW Woods, N Mingotti, N Bhamidipati, H Woodward, C Beggs, H Davies, S Fitzgerald, C Pain, PF Linden
– Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Displacement ventilation: a viable ventilation strategy for makeshift hospitals and public buildings to contain COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
RK Bhagat, PF Linden
– Royal Society open science
Effects of ventilation on the indoor spread of COVID-19
RK Bhagat, MS Davies Wykes, SB Dalziel, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
The circular capillary jump
RK Bhagat, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Displacement ventilation: available ventilation strategy for makeshift hospitals and public buildings to contain Covid-19and other airborne diseases
R Bhagat, PF Linden
– medRxiv
Cleaning of toothpaste from vessel walls by impinging liquid jets and their falling films: Quantitative modelling of soaking effects
J Yang, RK Bhagat, RR Fernandes, M Nordkvist, KV Gernaey, U Krühne, DI Wilson
– Chemical Engineering Science
Quantitative modelling of the erosive removal of a thin soil deposit by impinging liquid jets
DI Wilson, R Bhagat, R Rosario Fernandes, D Oevermann
– Wear
Impinging jet cleaning of tank walls: Effect of jet length, wall curvature and related phenomena
MWL Chee, TV Ahuja, RK Bhagat, N Taesopapong, SA Wan, RL Wigmore, DI Wilson
– Food and Bioproducts Processing: Transactions of the Institution of of Chemical Engineers, Part C
On the origin of the circular hydraulic jump in a thin liquid film
RK Bhagat, NK Jha, PF Linden, DI Wilson
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
On the origin of the circular hydraulic jump: A differential analysis
RK Bhagat, PF Linden, NK Jha, DI Wilson
– Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018
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Research Group

Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics




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