Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
G-1, Teachers' Quarters, Jadavpur University campus, Kolkata 700032
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Ph.D. 1994 IIT, Kharagpur
M.E. 1988 Jadavpur University
MBA 1987 IBM, Jadavpur University
B.E. 1976 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (0)
Industrial Experience (3)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
The Tata Oil Mills Co. Ltd., Kolkata Sr. Mech. Engineer 1981 to 1985
Steel Authority of India Ltd., Durgapur Junior Manager 1978 to 1981
Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad Senior Scientific Officer II 1977 to 1978
Field of Specialization
Pumps and Fans,Hydraulic network,Droplet Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Heat and Mass Transfer,ANN and Optimisation in Engineering Systems
Courses Taught/Teaching
Fluid Mechanics, Turbo-Machinery, Flight Dynamics, Fluid Power and Control,CFD, Numerical Analysis and Computer Programming, Computer-Aided Drafting, Machine Shop and Workshop Practices
Research Area
Droplet Combustion,Coal Combustion, Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, CFD, ANN and Optimisation in Engineering, IC engine performance modelling and simulation
34 years
Conference Papers Published (23)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Vibration Diagnoses for a Dry Pit Raw Water Supply Pumping System in Vertical Arrangement 11th International Conf. on Vibration problems (ICOVP), 9-12 Sept., 2013, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal 2013 2nd author/presenter -Paper No. 326
Nonlinear Dynamics of Thick Leaf Spring using Timoshenko Beam Functions 11th International Conf. on Vibration problems (ICOVP), 9-12 Sept., 2013, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal 2013 1st Author -Paper No. 302
Vibration Diagnoses for a Dry Pit Raw Water Supply Pumping System in Vertical Arrangement 11th International Conf. on Vibration problems (ICOVP), 9-12 Sept., 2013, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal 2013 Author/presenter -paper No. 326
TGA and DTF studies on coal blends to assess combustion performance 27th annual annual international Pittsburg conference, Turkey, October 11-14, 2010 2010 Co-author -
An RSM-GA hybrid modelling approach for optimisation of cutting quality in LASOX cutting process National conference on recent advances in manufacturing 2010 2nd author -119-126
Journal Papers Published (13)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

A Hybrid GA-ANN Modelling for Prediction and Optimisation of Cutting Quality of LASOX Cutting J. Prod. Engg. Res. Develop. Springer 2011 Co-Author 5-251-262
Application of an optimized SA-ANN hybrid model for parametric modeling and optimization of LASOX cutting of mild steel Production Engineering Research and Development, Springer 2011 2nd author online first-
Optimisation of kerf Quality During Pulsed Nd-YAG Laser Cutting of Aluminium Alloy Sheet Int. Virtual J. for Science, technics and Innovations for Industries, Scientific-technical Union of Mechanical Engineering 2011 2nd author 1,2012 8-11,ISSN 1313-0226-8-11
Performance ranking of diploma institutions based on some selected criteria by applying Scoring Model- a sample study Journal of Technical Education and Training, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia 2010 Co-author Vol. 2 No. 2-pp 71-83
Estimation and optimization of depth of penetration in hybrid CO2 LASER-MIG welding using ANN-optimization hybrid model Int. J of advanced manufacturing technology, Springer-Verlag 2010 1st author 47-1149-1158
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Hotel Engineering Oxford University Press 2011 First Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

Higher Secondary Examination National Scholarship
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (6)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Subhasis Biswas Studies on the Effect of Blending on the Burning Behaviour of Indian Non-Coking Coals in a Drop-Tube Furnace A Chowdhury Complete 2013
Sudipto Chaki Parametric Modelling and Optimisation of the Laser Cutting and Welding Using Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm Nil Complete 2013
Tapan Gogoi Numerical simulation and exergy analysis of CI engine operation using bio-diesel blend Debendra Baruah Complete 2011
Shankar Ray Study of Combustion of Liquid Fuel Droplet None Complete 2006
Sukanta Naskar Key isues of organisational effectiveness in present changing scenario- a study of selected polytechniques in West Bengal Dipankar Bose Ongoing
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (12)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Lalnuntluanga Experimental Study of Hydraulic jump in Open Channel: Measurement and Comparison with theoretically Predicted ProfileTheoretical NIL 2013
Nazir Ali Shah Numerical study of developing flow through 2-D channel with sudden expansion Arunava Chanda 2009
Gourish Kundu Numerical Study of Developing Flow through 2-Dimensional Channel for a Power-Law Fluid None 2008
Subhojit Dutta Numerical study of Taylor-Couette flow for a power law fluid inside a capped-end cylinder system None 2008
Tanmoy Dutta An Experimental Study on the Fluid Flow in the Grinding Zone of Peripheral Grinding S Banerjee 2004
Project Works (5)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Gas turbine combustion using air blast atomisation Co-Investigator AR&DB 3,80,000 3 years 1993 to 1996 Complete
Fund for improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) Joint Coordinator DST 50,00,000 2 years 2002 to 2004 completed
Design of Electro-Hydraulic Servo-Valve Co-Investigator DRDO 3 years 1994 to 1996 completed
Non-structural Measures to Mitigate Flood Damage in the Lower Damodar Basin Co-Investigator DST 8,00,000 4 years 1998 to 2002
Time Domain Characterisationof Hydraulic Control Components Principal Investigator AICTE 5,00,000 21/2 years 1999 to 2001 completed
Patents (1)
Patent Name Year

Patent No. 207126 ; Patentee Jadavpur University, IIPC, entitled " An apparatus for removing water soluble pollutants like oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulpher and suspended particulate matter of size down to a range of 100 micron-150 micron from effluent gases" 2007
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (12)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Droplet Combustion Deptt. of Chemical and environment Engineering, Nottingham University, UK Nottingham, UK 2012
CFD Nat. workshop on College of Engg. And Management, Kolkaghat, West Bengal 2012
Pumps for sewage system Institution of Engineers, Agartala chapter Agartala, Tripura 2011
Renewable Energy- the global status 2nd National Seminar on. Renewable Energy Technology: Issues and Prospects (RETIP-2011).Mech. Engg. Deptt., NERIST NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Prodesh 2011
Coal blending in TPS-some aspects of combustion Summer School on fossil fuels, jointly Organized by The University of Nottingham and IIT, Guwahati (India) IIT, Guwahati 2011
Membership Of Learned Societies (4)

Indian Society for Technical Education
Society for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power
Institution of Engineers (I)
National Council of Education, Bengal
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Computer Aided Design in Engineering Organiser Jadavpur University 2003
Water Supply System in Greater Calcutta: Present and Future Prospects Joint convenor Jadavpur University 2002
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (3)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

7th Biennial Seminar on Applications of Laser in Materials Processing Heat transfer in laser material processing Schhoo; of Laser Science and Engg. Jadavpur University 2008
National conference on Trends and Advances in Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Turbomachinery Kalyani Govt. Engg. College Kalyani Govt. Engg. College 2007
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (30)
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

Failure and Surge Analysis of Diesel piping system at Haldia Refinery IOCL 300000 2013
Pumping system analysis for Palta Water Works KMC 300000 2013
Failure Analysis of Cokeoven flue duct Electrosteel Casting 150000 2012
Project management Consultant Howrah Chamber of Commerce 2000000 2012
Structural test for GRP lining for KMC Sewerage system Michel Bau(Germany) 500000 2012
Other Notable Activities (7)

Other Academic Distinctions
Courses Organised
Organiser of a course entitled "Computer Aided Design in Engineering", a 12-week pay course for professional engineers, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with collaboration from IIPC, JU (2002) and (2003).
Joint Organising Secretary of 31st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid power (NCFMFP), 2004, Jadavpur University
Guest of Honour, National conference on computer modelling and simulation in computational mechanics,2009, NERIST, Itanagar
Member, Board for Planning and Development, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum,Kolkata, National Council for Science Museums
Reviewer of Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Elsevier
Chief Guest, DST-FIST faculty development program, NIT, Agartala, 2011
Visiting Research Associate
i) Institute Visiting for Fluid Mechanics, University of Kassel, Germany, 2006
ii) Mechanical and Materials Engineering Deptt, Washington State University, USA, 2009
iii) DST visiting Professor, Tezpur University, 2011
iv) Department of Chemical and Environmental engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, 2012