Tapan K. Sengupta

PhD (Georgia Tech)

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD (Aerospace Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (1984),(4.0/ 4.0)
  • M.E. from (Aerospace Engineering),Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1981), Distinction.
  • B.Tech (Aeronautical Engineering), IIT Kharagpur (1979), 1st class



  • Vortex - induced instability of incompressible wall - bounded shear layer - Sengupta T.K., De, S., and Sarkar, S.; J. Fluid Mech. vol. 493, pp 277-286 (2003)

  • Spatiotemporal growing wave-fronts in spatially stable boundary layers - Sengupta, T.K., KameswaraRao, A. &Venkatasubbaiah K.; Physical Review Letters vol. 96, pp 224504-1 to 4 (2006)

  • Error dynamics: Beyond von Neumann analysis, T.K. Sengupta, A. Dipankar, P. Sagaut, J. Comp. Physics vol. 226, pp 1211-1218 (2007)

  • Onset of turbulence from the receptivity stage of fluid flows, T. K. Sengupta and S. Bhaumik Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, 154501 (2011)

  • Direct Numerical Simulation of Transitional Mixed Convection Flows: Viscous and Inviscid Instability Mechanisms, Tapan K. Sengupta, SwagataBhaumik and Rikhi Bose. Physics of Fluids, Vol. 25, 094102 (2013)

  • Senior Visiting Fellow in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore. During 1999-2001 & 2003

  • Senior Associate (2005 –2011) of International Centre of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

  • Regional Editor, Computers & Fluids, Elsevier, USA, Associate Editor – International J. Emerging Multidisciplinary Fluid Sciences, Multi-Science, U.K.

  • Visiting professor, Technical Univ., Munich, Germany (2001), EcolePolytechnique, Montreal, Canada (2012), McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2013)

  • Organizing Chairman of IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Numerical Methods, Modeling and Control of Transitional and Turbulent Flows. To be held during 15-18 December (2014); Co-chair of International Conf. on Meta-Computing, Bhubaneswar (2012).


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