Suman Chakraborty



Suman Chakraborty is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Indian National Academy of Engineering Chair Professor. He is also currently the Head, School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur. He has offered a significant number of video courses through the NPTEL programme. These courses include: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluids Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Microfluidics. He has also taught in an online programme (under NMEICT). He has also taught live modular courses in the International Summer Winter Term and Knowledge Dissemination Programme. He has research interests in the area of Microfluidics and Micro/Nano scale transport processes, including their theoretical, computational, and experimental modeling, encompassing the underlying fundamentals as well as bio-medical, bio-technological, chip cooling, and energy related applications. As recognition of his research, he has been awarded the Shanti Swaroop Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in the year 2013. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), recipient of the Indo-US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/ Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has further been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University. He has 350+ International Journal publications. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 1996. After that he received the Master of Engineering degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. Chakraborty lost Swarnajayanti Fellowship given by the Department of Science and Technology, after being found guilty of scientific misconduct by the panels. He undertook a research project funded during 2005-2008 by Department of Science and Technology, but submitted results of his previous work from 2005, consequently the granted funding for 2005-2008 was withdrawn from Chakrabarathy in 2011.

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