Professor, Department of Power Engineering
Department of Power Engineering
LB 8, Sector 3,
Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098, India
Fax:91 33 2335 7254
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Ph.D. 2005 University of Illinois
M.E. 2000 Jadavpur University
B.E. 1995 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (4)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2010 to Till date
Jadavpur University Reader 2002 to 2010
University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Teaching Assistant 2001 to 2002
Jadavpur University Lecturer 1997 to 2002
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
Larsen and Toubro Limited Graduate Engineer 1995 to 1997
Field of Specialization
Thermal and Fluid Science
Courses Taught/Teaching
Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Power Plant Cycles and Systems, Advanced Power Cycles and Economics
Research Area
Microfluidics: ferrofuidics, transport of magnetic micro- and nano- particles for MEMS and biomedical applications, self-assembly, MEMS-based biosensor; Heat and mass transfer applications: thermomagnetic convection, thermogravitational heat transfer, magnetic drug targeting, hemodynamic flow in stenosed arteries; Combustion applications: microgravity combustion; flame control; Energy and exergy analysis of thermodynamic systems; Mathematical modeling: dynamic modeling of power plant components, modeling of stem cell proliferation.
Post Doctoral Research Experiences:
1) 2008–09: AvH Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Nano- and Micro process Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
2) 2013–2014: Visiting Researcher, Micro/Nanoscale Fluid Transport Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (55)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Particle transport in therapeutic magnetic fields Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 2014 46-407 - 440
Colloidal graphite/graphene nanostructures using collagen showing enhanced thermal conductivity International Journal of Nanomedicine 2014 9-1287 – 1298
Wettability patterning for high-rate, pumpless fluid transport on open, non-planar microfluidic platforms Lab on a Chip 2014 14-1538-1550
Optimal control strategy for minimization of exergy destruction in boiler superheater Energy Conversion and Management 2013 66-234 - 245
Effect of transesterification of vegetable oil on liquid flow number and spray cone angle for pressure and twin fluid atomizers Fuel 2013 112-347-354
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

ISHMT-ASME Heat Mass Transfer Conference PK Sarma Best Paper Award 2010
INAE INAE Young Engineer Award 2008
ISHMT-ASME Heat Mass Transfer Conference VMK Sastry Best Poster Award 2008
AvH Foundation, Germany Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2008
FMFP Conference Dr. M.G. Deshpande Memorial Award 2007
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (4)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sumanta Banerjee Control of Natural Convection by Thermomagnetic Convection Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Swarnendu Sen Complete 2012
Tapan K. Ray Exergy-based Operation, Maintenance and Control Strategy in Thermal Power Plant Systems Amitava Gupta Complete 2012
Moloy Banerjee Analysis of Blood Flow Through Stenosed Arteries Amitava Datta Ongoing 2010
Nipu Modak Transport Analysis of Magnetic Microspheres in Microfluidic Devices For Bio-MEMS Applications Amitava Datta Ongoing 2010
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (10)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Madhushree Sarkar Analysis of Ferrofluid Actuated Micropump for MEMS Applications Dr Achintya Mukhopadhyay 2012
Srijit Chakraborty Experimental Characterization of Magnetic and Thermal Properties of Ferrofluids Amitava Datta 2010
Susovan Datta Characterizing Magnetic Field from Planar Spiral Electromagnets for Microfluidic Applications Niladri Chakraborty 2009
Luna Sarkar Analysis of Externally Fired Gas Turbine Cycle Using Biomass as Fuel Amitava Datta 2008
Arunava Santra Characterization of Magnetic Field for MEMS Application Niladri Chakraborty 2007
Project Works (4)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Experimental investigation of partially premixed flames Co-Investigator DRDO (ERIPR) 4.15 lakh 2 years 2006 to 2008 Complete
Lab-in-a-droplet using magnetic microspheres DST (SERC FT for Young Scientists) 5.04 lakh 2 years 2006 to 2008 Complete
Numerical and experimental investigation of field-induced aggregation of magnetic microspheres for MEMS applications BRNS (DAE) Young Scientist Research Award 7.903 lakh 3 years 2006 to 2009 Complete
Design and characterization of thermomagnetic pump for microfluidic applications BRNS (DAE) 9.2 lakh 3 years 2008 to 2011 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (2)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Training Program on: Thermals Aspects of Power Plants Adani Power 2012
Training program on: Introduction to CFD DCPL 2010
InviteLectures (5)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Maneuvering magnetic particles in microfluidic devices for biomedical applications Northern Illinois University Decalb, Illinois, USA 2014
Microfluidic Transport of Magnetic Particles for Bio-MEMS Applications KIIT Bhubaneswar 2012
Magnetically Targeted Drug Delivery - Promises and Challenges College of Engg and Management, Kolaghat Kolaghat 2012
Magnetic Particle-based Microfluidics CMERI Durgapur 2011
Development and Characterization of Magnetic Bead-based Microfluidic Mixing and Separation Units for BioMEMS Applications Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Muenster, Germany 2008
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)

Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (Life Member)
Combustion Institute (Indian Section) (Life Member)
Indian Society for Magnetic Fluid Research (Life Member)
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (2)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

21st National & 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference Track 21 ISHMT- ASME, IIT Chennai Chennai 2011
15th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Mechanics of Self Assembly U Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO, USA 2006
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (1)
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

CFD Study of CW Pump Sump DCPL 100000 2010
Other Notable Activities (0)