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

339 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

304 Northern Laboratories I
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

103 Northern Laboratories I 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)
Associate Professor

302 Northern Laboratories I
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

115 Northern Laboratories I
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 J C Bose National Fellow

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


C. Chandraprakash (PhD, Penn State)
Assistant Professor

211 Northern Laboratories I
0512-259-6743 (O)
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Research Interests
Acoustic materials, thermal NDE, multifunctional materials, soft robotics, and instrumentation


Anindya Chatterjee (PhD, Cornell University)
Professor

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)
Professor

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


Bhaskar Dasgupta (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Professor

201 Northern Laboratories I
0512-259-6681 (O)
0512-259-8706 (R)
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Research Interests
Robotics, CAD, Mechanisms, Machine Dynamics, Engineering Computation.


Santanu De (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Associate Professor

304A Northern Laboratories I
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.


Ashish Dutta (PhD, Akita University, Japan)
Professor

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

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.


Shyam Sunder Gopalakrishnan (PhD, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Univ Lyon 1)
Assistant Professor

368 Faculty Building
0512-259- (O)
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Research Interests
Instabilities in hydrodynamics, Biological fluid flows, Porous media flows, Nonlinear optics, Out-of-equilibrium systems


Anurag Gupta (PhD, UC Berkeley)
Professor

359 Faculty Building
0512-259-6161 (O)
0512-259-8297 (R)
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Research Interests
Geometry and mechanics of defects and singular interfaces in slender structures; Topological and differential geometric methods in continuum mechanics; Finite deformation plasticity; Nonlinear elasticity and biological growth; Mechanics of Indian musical instruments.


Shakti S. Gupta (PhD, Virginia Tech)
Professor

109 Southern Laboratory
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.


K.R Guruprasad (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Associate Professor

503H-H, Diamond Jubilee Complex
0512-259-2328 (O)
0512-259 (R)
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Research Interests
Robotics-Mechanics and Control, Motion Planning, Multi Robots Systems, Cooperative Control, Exo-Skeleton Control, Voronoi Partition and its Applications.


Pranav Joshi (PhD, Johns Hopkins University)
Assistant Professor

301 Northern Laboratories I
0512-259-2023 (O)
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Research Interests
Experimental fluid mechanics, turbulent flows and heat transfer


Kamal K Kar (PhD, IIT Kharagpur)
Professor

203 Advanced Centre for Materials Science
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

109 Southern Laboratory
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)
Associate Professor

Northern Laboratories I 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.


Virkeshwar Kumar (PhD, IIT Bombay)
Assistant Professor

503H-J Diamond Jubilee Complex
0512-259-2334 (O)
0512-259- (R)
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Research Interests
Solidification, Casting, Transport phenomena, Natural convection, Evaporation, Flow visualization.


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

103 Northern Laboratories I
0512-259-6897 (O)
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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.


Umesh Madanan (PhD, University of Minnesota)
Assistant Professor

302 Faculty Building

0512-259-2162 (O)
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Research Interests
Thermal convection, heat and mass transfer analogies, optical techniques, boiling and two-phase flow, porous media convection


Akhilesh Mimani (PhD, IISc Bangalore)
Assistant Professor

OLD IME Building, below the Drawing Hall
0512-259-2088 (O)
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Research Interests
Array processing methods for acoustic source localization, Computational acoustics and aeroacoustics, Duct and muffler acoustics, Mechanical vibration.


Sarvesh Mishra (PhD, IIT Delhi)
Assistant Professor

503H-M, Diamond Jubilee Complex
0512-279-2337 (O)
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Research Interests
Manufacturing sciences, hybrid manufacturing, surface engineering.


Supratik Mukhopadhyay (PhD, University of Bristol)
Assistant Professor

360 Faculty Building
0512-259-7094 (O)
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Research Interests
Mechanics of composites, Theory of Damage and failure, Numerical simulation of strain localization and fracture, Finite element method, Meshindependent and mesh-free methods, Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes.


K. Muralidhar (PhD, University of Delaware)
Professor

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


Anikesh Pal (PhD, University of California San Diego)
Assistant Professor

333 Faculty Building
0512-259- (O)
0512-259- (R)
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Research Interests
Turbulence, Machine Learning, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Atmospheric and Oceanic flows and Climate dynamics.


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

301 Northern Laboratories I
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.


Keval S. Ramani (PhD, University of Michigan )
Assistant Professor

503H-G, Diamond Jubilee Complex
0512-679-2329 (O)
0512- (R)
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Research Interests
Dynamic Systems and Control, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Automation.


J. Ramkumar (PhD, IIT Madras)
Professor

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


Ushasi Roy (PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Assistant Professor

115K, Northern Lab-I
+91-512-259-2245 (O)
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Research Interests
Solid mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Plasticity, Finite element analysis, Microstructure-property correlation, Multiscale and multiphysics modelling of deformation and fracture.


Arun K. Saha (PhD, IIT Kanpur)
Professor

210 Southern Laboratory
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.


Abhishek Sarkar (PhD, Iowa State University)
Assistant Professor


First Floor
Drawing Hall Complex
0512-259-7980 (O)
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Research Interests
Energy-dense electrode materials, Nanomaterial synthesis, Magnetic-electrochemical interactions, Electrodeposition and corrosion, Lithium battery, Battery recycling, Laser-assisted synthesis, Polymer upcycling, Additive manufacturing, Modeling of energy storage and complex systems.


Subrata Sarkar (PhD, IIT Madras)
Professor

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.


Aditya Saurabh (PhD, Technical University Berlin)
Assistant Professor

438 Faculty Building
0512-259-2070 (O)
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Research Interests
Dynamics of gas turbine (GT) combustors, flame dynamics, atomization of liquid fuels, alternative and biofuels in GT engines, suppression of noise and instabilities in combustors.


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

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

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

213B Northern Laboratories I
0512-259-6152 (O)
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Research Interests
Mechanics of Granular media, Planetary science.


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

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.


Manjesh Kumar Singh (PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland)
Assistant Professor

Nonlinear Mechanics Lab
Old IME Building.
0512-259-2108 (O)
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Research Interests
Soft Matter, tribology and rheology.


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

333 Faculty Building
0512-259-7196 (O)
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Research Interests
Additive manufacturing, Prosthetic devices, Biomaterials, Biomedical engineering, Nanotechnology.


Nachiketa Tiwari (PhD, Virginia Tech)
Professor

201A Northern Laboratories I
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

211C Northern Laboratories I
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

103 Northern Laboratories I
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)
Professor

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