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Malay Kumar Das

PhD (Pennsylvania State University)

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2008. PhD thesis title: Characterization Electrothermal-Chemical Plasma Jet and its Interaction with Double-base Propellant. PhD thesis supervisor: S. Thynell
  • M.Tech, IIT Kanpur, 2003
  • B.E., University of Calcutta (Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur), 1989


  • Paul C., Das M. K., Muralidhar K., "Three-dimensional Simulation of Pulsatile Flow in a Porous Bulge", Transport in Porous Media, Vol 107(3), 2015, 843-870

  • Vishal Agarwal, Chandan Paul, M.K. Das, and K. Muralidhar, "Effect of Coil Embolization on Blood Flow through a Saccular Cerebral Aneurysm", Sadhana, Vol. 40(3), pp. 875-887, 2015

  • Banerjee S., Kar K. K., Das M. K., "Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells: Synthesis, Characterization and Degradation Analysis", Recent patents on Material Science, 7(3), 173-203, 2014

  • Khetan A., Das M. K., Muralidhar K., "Analysis of Methane Production from a Porous Reservoirvia Simultaneous Depressurization and CO2 Sequestration", Special Topics and Reviews in PorousMedia, Vol 4 (3), 2013, 237-252

  • Kosti S., Das M. K., Saha A. K., "Buoyancy-driven Flow and Heat Transfer in a Nanofluid-filled Square Enclosure", Nanomaterials and Energy, 2(4), 2013, 200-211

  • Das, M. K., Chowdhury, A., and Thynell, S. T., "Radiative Pyrolysis of a Double-base Propellant",AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Denver, USA, Aug 2009.

  • Das, M. K., and Thynell, S. T., "Corona, Spark, and Electrothermal_chemical Plasma IgnitionSystems", Book chapter submitted to Wiely-VCH, Germany for the 'Handbook of Combustion,Vol 5', March 2009.

  • Das, M. K., Chowdhury, A., and Thynell, S. T., "Radiative Pyrolysis of JA2 Propellant", Proceedingsof the Combustion Institute, 5th Eastern State Combustion Institute Meeting, University ofVirginia, Charlottesville, USA, March, 2007.

  • Das, M., and Thynell, S. T., "Two-dimensional Conduction Effect in Estimating Radiative HeatFlux from a Capillary Discharge", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 20, No. 4,2006, pp. 903-911.

  •  PhD: 09 ongoing MTech: 22 completed, 03 ongoing

  • West Bengal Power Development Corporation: 1990-2001

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Southern Lab 210 ,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7359 (O)

Email: mkdas[AT]

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