Swastika Bithi

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Office: Engineering Building 236
Phone: 806-651-3535

Professional Profile

Dr. Bithi joined the College of Engineering in 2021. She received B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2004, a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2008, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2013. Before joining WTAMU, Dr. Bithi worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Bithi teaches undergrad courses: Heat Transfer, Fundamentals of Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Engineering Ethics, and graduate courses: Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Microfluidics and Applications.  

Dr. Bithi is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, North American Thermal Analysis Society, and Society of Women Engineers.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Bithi’s research interests lie in the nexus of fluid mechanics, bioengineering, and material science. Her lab employs microfluidic devices, imaging methods, material characterization tools, and computational fluid dynamics modeling to understand fundamental and applied problems in micro/macrosystems and the kinetics of biological/advanced functional materials. Dr. Bithi’s ‘Complex and Microfluidic Lab’ (CMF Lab) is equipped with soft lithography facilities, fluorescent and phase contrast microscopy, high-speed imaging, precision flow control equipment, and customized nucleation/phase change module WT-MFSDA.

Dr. Bithi currently holds three patents for developing novel microfluidic techniques for biological and chemical assays. She authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. A list of her journal article can be accessed: