Niraj Sinha

PhD (University of Waterloo)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests



  • PhD (Systems Design Engineering): University of Waterloo, Canada
  • M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering): University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • B.Tech. (Manufacturing Engineering): NIFFT, Ranchi, India



  • First research group in Canada to build a device for generation of X-rays using carbon nanotubecold cathodes, with the ultimate aim of making a portable handheld X-ray device for medical andindustrial applications.

  • Sinha, N., Field emission from carbon nanotube thin films. Encyclopedia of Nanoscience andNanotechnology. Ed. H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers. vol. 14, pp. 149-159, 2011.

  • Roy Mahapatra, D., Sinha, N. and Melnik, R.V.N., Degradation and failure of field emitting carbonnanotube arrays, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 3911-3915, 2011.

  • Park, S., Sinha, N. and Hamad-Schifferli, K., Effective size and zeta-potential of nanorods byFerguson analysis, Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 16, pp. 13071-13075, 2010.

  • Sinha, N., Roy Mahapatra, D., Sun, Y., Yeow, J.T.W., Melnik, R.V.N. and Jaffray, D.A., Electromechanicalinteractions in carbon nanotube based thin film field emitting diode, Nanotechnology,vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 25701 (1-12), 2008.

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008 – 2010 (NSERC stands for Natural Sciences and EngineeringResearch Council of Canada)

  • Nominated for NSERC Doctoral Prize by Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2008(Only one thesis is nominated each year by the faculty for the award)

  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship- Doctoral 2006-2008 (Awarded totop PhD candidates nationally)

  • University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship 2006 – 2008 University of Waterloo GraduateScholarship (Awarded 9 times during Ph.D.)


Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7196 (O)

Email: nsinha[AT]

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