Ph.D. (1992), Columbia University, USA
M.Tech. (1987), IIT Madras
B.Tech. (1983), IIT Kharagpur
Research Interests: Thermal and Energy Systems, Solar Thermal Energy Conversions, Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Solidification and Materials Processing
SK Singh, G. Phanikumar, K Chattopadhyay, P Dutta, “Experimental and Numerical Studies on Friction Welding of Thixocast A356 Aluminum Alloy”, Acta Materialia, vol. 73(0): pp.177 - 185, 2014.
Anirban Bhattacharya, Apoorva Kiran, Shyamprasad Karagadde, Pradip Dutta, “An Enthalpy Method for Modeling Eutectic Solidification”, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 262 . pp. 217-230, 2014.
S. Mitra, P. Kumar. K. Srinivasan and P. Dutta, “Simulation study of a two-stage adsorber system”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 72, Issue 2, 22 November 2014, Pages 283–288.
P. Dutta, P. Kumar, K.C. Ng, S. Srinivasa Murthy, K. Srinivasan, “Organic Brayton Cycles with solid sorption thermal compression for low grade heat utilization, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 62, Issue 1, 10 January 2014, Pages 171–175.
Shyamprasad Karagadde, Anirban Bhattacharya, Gaurav Tomar, and Pradip Dutta, “A coupled VOF–IBM–enthalpy approach for modeling motion and growth of equiaxed dendrites in a solidifying melt”, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 231, Issue 10, 2012, pp. 3987–4000.
G. R. Madhusudhana1, Pradip Dutta, and K. N. Seetharamu, “Mixed convection adjacent to non-isothermal vertical surfaces”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 55, Issues 17–18, August 2012, Pages 4580–4587
S. K. Saha and P. Dutta, “Thermal Management of Electronics using PCM-based Heat Sink Subjected to Cyclic Heat Load”, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Part C, 2 (3), 2012, pp. 464-473.
Solar Energy Research Institute for India and United States (SERIIUS)- a consortium under the joint clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC) – Government of India ((DST&DBT), US Government (DOE); 2012-2017.
Solar Cooling and Production of Potable Water with 2-Stage Silica Gel – Water Adsorption system – DST; 2012-2016
lntegral Fin Extruded Aluminium Flat Plate Solar Water Heater - DST (Collaorator: Aditya Birla Science and Technology Ltd. (ABSTL)); 2015-2018.
Chemi-Sorption Thermal Energy Storage- Application of Metal Hydrides - DST; 2015-2018.
Teaching: Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (ME 282); Thermodynamics (ME 271); Convective Heat Transfer (ME 274); Thermal Management of Electronics (ME 272); Renewable Energy Technologies (ER 201)
Administrative positions / assignments:
Chairman, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IISc (March 2015 – present)
Co-PI from India, Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS) www.seriius.org
Co-Director, General Motors-IISc Collaborative Research Laboratory (2010 - 2012)
Coordinator, IISc Solar Energy Programme under IISc Energy Initiative (2011 - present)
Co-Founder, National Facility for Semisolid Forming, IISc
Recent Awards / Recognition
Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur, 2015.
INAE Outstanding Teacher Award, 2014.
Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) (elected in 2014).
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (NASI) (elected in 2014).
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (elected in 2012).
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); (elected in 2011).
Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) (elected in 2005).
VASVIK Award for Excellence in Industrial Research (Category: Mechanical and Structural Sciences and Technology), 2010.
IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, IISc, 2013.
Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Chair Professorship Award, 2012-2014.