Faculty

Our faculty are engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Manufacturing Science, Solid Mechanics and Design, and Nuclear Engineering and Technology.

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Avinash Kumar Agarwal (PhD, IIT Delhi)
Professor

FB 302 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7982 (O)
0512-259-8682 (R)
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Research Interests
IC Engines, alternate fuels, Vehicular Pollution, Laser Diagonistic Techniques, Micro- sensor Development and Lubricating Oil Tribology.


Sumit Basu (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Professor

NL 211A (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7506 (O)
0512-259-3055 (R)
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Research Interests
Computational Micromechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Modelling of Materials across length scales, Finite deformation theories and Non-linear FEM.


Bishakh Bhattacharya (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Professor

NL-103, Applied Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory
Tel: +91-512-259-7824 (O) / 7913 (Lab)
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Research Interests
Active & Passive Vibration Control, Active Shape Control and Adaptive Structures, Intelligent Gripper Design, Smart Structures, Structural Health Monitoring, Child-Robot Interaction Design, Neural Oscillation and Multi-scale Brain-modelling.


Jishnu Bhattacharya (PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Assistant Professor

NL 301 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7684 (O)
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Research Interests
Renewable energy storage, thermal management of portable energy sources, energy storage materials, computational material science, thermodynamic analysis of energy harvesting and storage, heat transfer, low cost energy options.


Shantanu Bhattacharya (PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia)
Professor

NL 115 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-6056 (O)
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Research Interests
Bio MEMS, Lab on Chip, Nano Technology, Microsystems Fabrication and MicroFluids.


Gautam Biswas, FNA (PhD, IIT Kharagpur)
Professor, and Director, IIT Guwahati (On deputation)

NL 302 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7656 (O)
0512-259-8564 (R)
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Research Interests
Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Turbulence.


S. K. Choudhary (PhD, PLPF, Moscow)
Professor

NL 115 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7270 (O)
0512-259-8406 (R)
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Research Interests
Vibration Control of Machine Tools, Adaptive Control System, Metal Cutting, Hydraulic Control, Unconventional Machining.


Anindya Chatterjee (PhD, Cornell University)
Professor

FB 357 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6961 (O)
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Research Interests
Dynamics and vibrations; material damping and fatigue; applied solid mechanics; hysteresis; systems with delays and fractional order dynamics; statistics of engineering test data.


Malay K. Das (PhD, Penn State)
Associate Professor

SL 210 (Southern Laboratory)
0512-259-7359 (O)
0512-259-8206 (R)
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Research Interests
Electrochemical energy conversion and chemically reacting systems.


Sovan Lal Das (PhD, Cornell University)
Associate Professor

NL I (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7035 (O)
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Research Interests
Mechanics of biological membranes, continuum mechanics and granular mechanics.


Bhaskar Dasgupta (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Professor

NL 312 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-7995 (O)
0512-259-8706 (R)
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Research Interests
Robotics, CAD, Mechanisms, Machine Dynamics, Engineering Computation.


Santanu De (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Assistant Professor

NL 302 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-6478 (O)
0512-259-8709 (R)
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Research Interests
Turbulent Combustion, Flame Stabilization, Droplet and Spray Combustion, Soot Formation and Emission.


Prakash M. Dixit (PhD, Minnesota)
Professor

FB 360 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7094 (O)
0512-259-8784 (R)
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Research Interests
Metal forming, ductile fracture, elasto-plastic impact/contact problems and finite element method.


Ashish Dutta (PhD, Akita University, Japan)
Professor

FB 338 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7562 (O)
0512-259-8710 (R)
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Research Interests
Humonoid Robotics, Intelligent Control System, Micro-sensors and actuators, Bio-robotics, IPMC based assembly.


P. S. Ghoshdastidar (PhD, University of South Carolina)
Professor

FB 358 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7019 (O)
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Research Interests
Computational Heat Transfer, Rotary Kiln modelling, Non-Newtonian Flow and Heat Transfer, Simulation of Boiling Heat Transfer, Heat transfer in nanofluids, Electronic & optonic cooling.


Anirban Guha (PhD, University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor

SL 109 (Southern Lab)
0512-259-6532 (O)
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Research Interests
Hydrodynamic instabilities, wave mechanics, vortex dynamics, chaotic flows, transport and mixing, gravity currents, flow over topography.


Anurag Gupta (PhD, UC Berkeley)
Associate Professor

FB 359 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6161 (O)
0512-259-8297 (R)
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Research Interests
Theoretical models of continuum plasticity; Dynamics of dislocations, grain boundaries, and phase fronts; Irreversible thermodynamics of continuous media; Theoretical elasticity.


Shakti S. Gupta (PhD, Virginia Tech)
Associate Professor

SL 109 (Southern Lab)
0512-259-6110 (O)
0512-259-8410 (R)
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Research Interests
Linear/Nonlinear Structural Mechanics, Mechanics of Nanomaterials and their Characterization using Molecular Simulations.


Kamal K Kar (PhD, IIT Kharagpur)
Professor

ACMS 203
0512-259-7687 (O)
0512-259-8703 (R)
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Research Interests

Materials for Energy Conversation and Storage, Bioimplants, High Performance Multifunctional Composites


Sameer Khandekar (PhD, University of Stuttgart)
Professor

SL 109 (Southern Lab)
0512-259-7038 (O)
0512-259-8762 (R)
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Research Interests
Thermal Management, Passive Heat Transfer, Heat Pipes, Energy Systems.


Arvind Kumar (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Assistant Professor

Manufacturing Science Lab
0512-259-7484 (O)
0512-259-8708 (R)
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Research Interests
Manufacturing processes (casting, welding, layered manufacturing); Heat transfer, CFD; Melting/ Solidification; Surface coating; Phase change energy storage.


Mohit Law (PhD, University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor

NL 103 (Northern Laboratory)
0512-259-6897 (O)
09717103329 (M)
E-mail: mlaw[AT]iitk.ac.in
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Research Interests
Machining dynamics; Machine tool design and analysis; Dynamic substructuring; Vibration damping, isolation and control; Process-machine interactions; High performance machining; Model order reduction; Machining with robots.


Prabhat Munshi (PhD, IIT Kanpur)
Professor

FB 402 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7243 (O)
0512-259-8573 (R)
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Research Interests
Computerized Tomography, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Nuclear Reactor Safety Analysis, Multi-phase Flow Measurements.


K. Muralidhar (PhD, University of Delaware)
Professor

NL 301 (Northern Lab)
0512-259-7182 (O)
0512-259-8421 (R)
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Research Interests
Optical Techniques, Flow Control Hierarchical Porous Media.


P. K. Panigrahi (PhD, LSU, Baton Rouge)
Professor

NL 301 (Northern Lab)
0512-259-7686 (O)
0512-259-8307 (R)
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Research Interests
Laser Based Instrumentation, Flow Control, CAD of Thermal Systems, Turbulence, Micro-fluidics and Heat Transfer.


Shikha Prasad (PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Assistant Professor

FB 438 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6973 (O)
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Research Interests
Radiation detection, radiation shielding, radiation transport methods, reactor safety analysis.


J. Ramkumar (PhD, IIT Madras)
Professor

NL 115 (Northern Lab)
0512-259-7546 (O)
0512-259-8661 (R)
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Research Interests
Micro/Nano Manufacturing & Machining Composites.


Arun K. Saha (PhD, IIT Kanpur)
Professor

SL 210 (Southern Lab)
0512-259-7869 (O)
0512-259-8553 (R)
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Research Interests
Turbulence, Chaos & Bifurcation, Vortex Dynamics, Hotwire Anemometry, Gas Hydrates, Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer.


Subrata Sarkar (PhD, IIT Madras)
Professor

FB 355 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7942 (O)
0512-259-8462 (R)
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Research Interests
Turbomachinery, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics, LES, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer.


Anupam Saxena (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Professor

FB 369 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7988 (O)
0512-259-8712 (R)
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Research Interests
Compliant Mechanisms, Topology Design, CAD, Robotics, MEMs, Optimization, Large Deformation Systems.


Basant Lal Sharma (PhD, Cornell University)
Assistant Professor

FB 356 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6173 (O)
0512-259-8424 (R)
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Research Interests
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Dynamics of Discrete Chains and Lattices, Dislocation dynamics, Continuum modeling of Discrete Phenomena, Nonlinear Elasticity, Wave propagation.


Ishan Sharma (PhD, Cornell University)
Professor

NL 102 (Northern Lab)
0512-259-6152 (O)
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Research Interests
Mechanics of Granular media, Planetary science.


Sachin Y. Shinde (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Assistant Professor,

FB 439 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6939 (O)
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Research Interests
Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Biofluiddynamics, Swimming and Flying, Fluid–Structure (Flexible) Interaction, Propulsion by Flapping Foils, Cloud Fluid Dynamics.


Niraj Sinha (PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada)
Assistant Professor

FB 333 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-7196 (O)
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Research Interests
Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Manufacturing systems.


Nachiketa Tiwari (PhD, Virginia Tech)
Associate Professor

NL 201A (Northern Lab)
0512-259-6526 (O)
0512-259-8175 (R)
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Research Interests
Acoustics and Noise Control, Solid Mechanics, Composite Structures, Vibrations, Product Design, Automotive Systems, MEMS.


P. Venkitanarayanan (PhD, University of Rhode Island)
Professor

NL 211C (Northern Lab)
0512-259-7528 (O)
0512-259-8688 (R)
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Research Interests
Experimental Solid Mechanics, Dynamic Fracture Mechanics, Functionally Graded Composites.


Nalinaksh S. Vyas (PhD, IIT Delhi)
Professor

NL 103 (Northern Lab)
0512-259-7040 (O)
0512-259-8423 (R)
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Research Interests
Vibrations, Rotor Dynamics, Virtual Instrumentation, Condition Monitoring.


Pankaj Wahi (PhD, IISC Bangalore)
Associate Professor

FB 357 (Faculty Building)
0512-259-6092 (O)
0512-259-7408 (R)
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Research Interests
Non linear dynamics, Vibrations.