Anupam Pal (1970-2013)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Hailing from Nadia district, West Bengal, Dr. Anupam Pal did his B.E. in Production Engineering from Jadavpur University. After brief industrial experience, he realized his passion for research and joined M.Tech program in Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. After completing his Masters degree he moved to Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to do PhD under the supervision of Dr. James Brasseur in the field of gastrointestinal biomechanics. He continued as post-doctoral fellow in the same university before coming back to India as an Assistant Professor 2006 in the department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at IIT Kanpur where he continued till mid-2012. After that he moved to Kolkata and joined Bose Institute for a brief period before joining Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. His research interest included computational fluid dynamics, biomechanics of gastrointestinal motility, plant nutrition and transport, multi-scale mechanics of biomaterials and articular joint mobility.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with colon cancer and suffered multiple organ damage due to harsh chemo-radio therapy finally succumbing to death due to renal and respiratory failure on 24th June' 2013 in his early forties. He is survived by his wife Dr. Paramita Basu and 6 year old son Chhandik Pal (Kabyo). Besides being a researcher he was also a prolific photographer who had developed his passion for camera in his undergraduate days in Jadavpur University. Untimely and unexpected end of the life of this multi-talented personality has left a void in many hearts and academic community has lost a good teacher and researcher
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