Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering
B.S, Mechanical Engineering. B.E College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 1975; M.S, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., (1980); Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, (1986), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
Thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Heat Transfer, Design of Thermal Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Methods, Fuel Cell, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Experimental Methods.
Thermo-fluid Sciences, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Heat Transfer; Fuel Cell Energy and Battery Storage system, Solar Thermal Energy Systems; Hydrogen storage; Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media; Micro-Nanoscale Fluid Flow and Heat transfer; High Heat Flux Electronics Cooling, High Energy Laser Material Processing, CFD Analysis of Scour Formation, Blood flow in human arteries and stent design, and laser heating and treatments of biological tissues and tumors.
DOT Fuel Cell Project, DOE Project on Energy Storage for Railroad Applications;DOE Project on Experimental and Computational Thermal Analysis and Emission Reduction of Diesel Engines; DOT-ANL project on Computational Fluid Dynamics for Open Channel Flow and Bridge Hydraulics Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Turbulent Free Surface Flow; DOT-ANL project on Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Scouring under bridges and around Bridge Piers; Hamilton-Sundstrand/UTC project on Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer in electronics cooling; Hamilton-Sundstrand/UTC project on Trapped Air in Cooling and Hydraulic Systems; Hamilton-Sundstrand/UTC project on Air Cooling of Rotating Annular Channel; Elgin-Sweeper project on CFD analysis and development of Centrifugal Pumps; Shimizu-Argonne project on Heat and Mass Transport in Nuclear Containment Structures.
Conference Organizer/Chair for many ASME Heat transfer conferences, InterPack conference, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).