Dr. Saikat Basu is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in the United States and directs the Biomedical and Bioinspired Fluid Dynamics Lab there. The group works on fluid dynamics of biophysical systems, with respiratory transport modeling and tumor microenvironment flow physics as focus topics. Basu’s scholarly background is in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2014, followed by postdoctoral stints at OIST Japan and UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Basu joined SDSU in 01/2019 and his group has since been supported by grants from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, along with industry-sponsored projects. Besides academic publications, Basu’s work on intranasal therapeutics, airborne pathogenic transmissions, and bioinspired filtration has been widely reported on national and global media outlets, e.g., NewScientist, USA Today, Newswise, Science Daily, ACS News, NPR.