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Dr. Sarit Kumar Das

Professor of Mechanical Engineering &

Dean of Academic Research
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai - 600036

Phone : +91-44-2257 4655 (O),
             +91-44-2257 8040 (Dean AR)
Fax : +91-44-2257 4650
Email : skdas@iitm.ac.in 

Academic Profile

  • B.Engg. in Mechanical Engineering (1984) 

   Jadavpur University, West Bengal , India

  • M.Engg. in Heat Power Engineering (1987)

   Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India

  • Ph.D (Engg.)   (1994)

   Sambalpur University (REC Rourkela), Odisha, India

  • Post Doctoral Fellow (1993-94)

   University of the German Federal Armed Forces (BW University)

   Hamburg, Germany

Career Profile

  • Lecturer (1986-88)

   Regional Engg. College, Silchar, Assam

  • Senior Lecturer  (1988-95)

   Regional Engg. College, Rourkela, Odisha

  • Assistant Professor  (1995-2000)

   Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu

  • Associate Professor (2000-04)

   Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu

  • Professor 

   Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu

  • Peabody Visiting Professor (2011)

   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA

Courses Undertaken

  • Basic Thermodynamics
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Convection & Two Phase Flows
  • Boiling, Condensation & Multi-phase Flows
  • Heat Exchanger Design
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Micro & Nano-scale Energy Transport

Awards and Achievements

  1. 'India Citation Award 2012' conferred by Thomson Reuters.
  2. Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad, 2011.
  3. Peabody visiting Professor, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2011.
  4. Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), 2006.
  5. Prof. K. N. Seetharamu Award and Medal for Excellence in Research, awarded by Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer, 2006.
  6. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany: 2000-01.
  7. Bhagaya Lakshmi Krishna Ayengar Award of IIT Madras (jointly) for guiding the best B.Tech project on Alternative Energy in 2003.
  8. DAAD (German academic exchange) Fellowship 1993-94.

Administrative Profile

  • Dean (Academic Research), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Nov 2012 - Present)
  • Head, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1997-2000).

Editorial & Reviewer Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Micro-Nano-scale Transport, Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., UK
  • Member of Editorial Board, Heat Transfer Engineering , Taylor & Francis Publishers, USA
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Heat Exchangers, Edward Publishers, USA

Major Invited Lectures

  1. Keynote Lecture ISHMT
  2. MIT Lecture-Micro channel gas flow and high curvature multiphase flow: Has Classical fluid mechanics got anything to offer for such problems? Mechanical Engineering Colloquium series 2011-2012, Sept.16th,at 3:30 p.m. in 3-370, MIT 
  3. Lecture on “Electronic cooling and drug delivery, two ends of the Nano impact” at 98th Indian Science Congress, Chennai, January 2011.
  4. Lecture on “Use of Laser tuned nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy” at   3rd Bangalore Nano Conference, Bangalore, December 8-9, 2010.
  5. Lecture on “Biological heat transfer” at the International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC.
  6. Lecture on “Nanofluids: Application and Future Prospects” at the Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea, 25th Feb, 2010 
  7. Lecture on “Nanofluids: Theory and Applications” at the University of , on 24th February 2010
  8.  Lecture on “Heat Transfer Enhancement in Nano-fluids” at the Helmut-Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany, 24th March 2006.
  9.      Lecture on “Nanofluids for cool future” at the Advanced Technology Centre Korea Electric Power Research Institute, , November 2004.
  10. Lecture on “Nano-fluid” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on .
  11. Lecture on “Nano-fluid” at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on .
  12.  Invited lecture on “Nano-fluid” at the Materials Research Society (MRS) conference at on .
  13.   Lecture on future prospects in nano-fluids, , 1st October (2001).
  14. Lecture on heat transfer in heat generating anisotropic porous media, University of Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg (Germany), 19th September (2001).
  15. Lecture on conduction and boiling in nano-fluids, , 13th September (2001).
  16. Lecture on Nano-fluids, the heat transfer medium for the future at the , 20th June (2001).
  17. Lecture on Dispersion model for heat exchangers at , June (2000).
  18. One Lecture on Numerical algorithm based on the collocated grid at of , () July (1999).
  19. ectures on Natural convection inside enclosure with heated cylinders, , June (1999).
  20. Lecture on Leveque analogy, , July (1998).
  21.  Series of 3 lectures on dispersion model and heat transfer analogy at the of , () June-July (1998).
  22.  Series of 3 lectures on heat exchangers and complex numerical simulation at , () June (1997).

Books Authored

  1. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass TransferNarosa Publishing House, New Delhi (India), 850 pages (2010).
  2. Nanofluids Science and Technology – John Wiley & Sons (NY), 2007.
  3. Process Heat TransferNarosa Publishing House, New Delhi (India), 732 pages UG/PG text book (2005).
  1. Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer - Dhanpat Rai Publishing Company (India) 680 pages, UG Textbook (1999) 
  2. A Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Contributed One Chapter) – McGraw-Hill, In-press(2012).
  3. Boiling, Condensation & Two Phase Flows ( manuscript in preparation)

Positions Abroad

  University of BW, Hamburg
 Guest Professor
 Summer of 1997, 98, 99 
  University of BW, Hamburg
Guest Professor & Humboltd Fellow
  University of BW, Hamburg
 Visiting Professor
 Summer of 2003, 04, 05
 Lund University, Sweden
 Visiting Professor
 Fall 2007-08
 MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
 Peabody Visiting Professor 
 July 2011-Dec 2011
MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA  

Patents Granted

Arun Prasad Raja, Tanmay Basak, Sarit K Das, A Multi Block Heat Exchanger Indian Patent No: 240302, (2006).

Technical Reports 

  • Report on "Natural convection inside fully blocked fuel sub-assembly with water as heat transfer fluid" submitted to Department of Atomic Energy, May 2000.
  • Report on “Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of heat transfer from a totally blocked fuel sub-assembly of a liquid metal Fast Breeder Reactor” submitted to IGCAR, Department of Atomic Energy, April- 2003.

Research & Academic Guidance (upto March 2013)

Ph.D Thesis Guided :  19

Ph.D in Progress     :   11

MS (by Research) Theses Guided :  8

MS (by Research) in Progress      :   3

M.Tech Projects Guided       :  25

M.Tech Projects in Progress :  05