Professor, Department of Power Engineering
Department of Power Engineering
Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus
LB-8, Sector III, Salt Lake,
Kolkata 700 098, INDIA.

AB-239, Sector I, Salt Lake
Kolkata 700 064.
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 1999 IIT Kharagpur
M.E. 1992 Jadavpur University
B.E. 1987 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (3)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University, Power Engineeering Department Professor 2003 to Till Date
Jadavpur University, Power Engineeering Department Reader 1995 to 2003
Jadavpur University, Power Engineeering Department Lecturer 1990 to 1995
Industrial Experience (2)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
NTPC Ltd. Engineer 1988 to 1990
NTPC Ltd. Engineering Executive Trainee 1987 to 1988
Field of Specialization
Thermal Engineering, Combustion, Energy
Courses Taught/Teaching
UG Level:
Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Combustion and Pollution, Steam Generator, CFD, IC Engine, Power Plant Cycles and Systems.

PG Level:
Heat and Mass Transfer, Combustion Technology, Power Plant Cycles.
Research Area
Combustion, Energy, Computational Fluid Dynamics and its application in reacting and biological flows, Microfluidics.
Professor, Jadavpur University : since 2003.
Reader, Jadavpur University : 1995-2003.
Lecturer, Jadavpur University : 1990-1995.
Conference Papers Published (82)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

The Effects of Castor Oil Methyl Ester Blending with Diesel on Combustion, Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Compression Ignition Engine Proc. 1st Int. Conf. Mech. Eng. 2018 Das M, Sarkar M, Datta A, Santra AK. -
Comparative Study of Burning Characteristics of Biodiesel, Diesel and their Blends using Porous Sphere Experimental Technique Proc. 6th Int. 43rd Natl. Conf. Fluid Mech. Fluid Power, MNNITA, Allahabad, U.P., India 2016 Das M, Chakraborty A, Sarkar M, Datta A, Santra AK. -1-3
Performance and Emission Studies of Blended Fuel of Castor Oil Methyl Ester (COME) and Diesel in Compression Ignition Engine Proc. 6th Int. 43rd Natl. Conf. Fluid Mech. Fluid Power, MNNITA, Allahabad, U.P., India 2016 Das M, Sarkar M, Datta A, Santra AK. -1-3
Study on Burning Characteristics of Biofuel-Kerosene Blends Using Porous Sphere Setup Proc. 23rd Natl. Heat Mass Transf. Conf. 1st Int. ISHMT-ASTFE Heat Mass Transf. Conf. Thiruvananthapuram, India 2015 Das M, Chakraborty A, Datta A, Santra AK. -1-6
Experimental Investigation of Burning Characteristics of Kerosene and Its Blend with Ethanol Int. Conf. Adv. Mater. Energy Technol. (ICAMET) 2014 Das M, Chakraborty A, Datta A, Santra AK. -1-6
Journal Papers Published (82)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Filmwise condensation from humid air on a vertical superhydrophilic surface: explicit roles of the humidity ratio difference and the degree of subcooling Journal of Heat Transfer, Transactions of ASME 2021 Das, C., Gupta, R., Halder, S, Datta, A., Ganguly, R. 143(6): 061601-1-9
Background oriented Schlieren (BOS) imaging of condensation from humid air on wettability-engineered surfaces Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 2019 Gupta, R., Das, C., Datta, A., Ganguly, R. 109-109859
Laminar burning velocity and ignition delay time for premixed isooctane-air flames with syngas addition Combustion Theory and Modelling 2017 Bhattacharya, A., Datta, A., & Wensing, M. 21(2)-228-247
Experimental Studies on Burning Characteristics of Methanol, Diesel, and Sunflower Biodiesel Fuels Combust Sci Technol 2017 Das M, Chakraborty A, Datta A, Santra AK doi:10.1080/00102202.2016.1206085-189:213-30
An experimental study on the combustion, performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with diesel-castor oil biodiesel blends Renewable Energy 2017 Das, M., Sarkar, M., Datta, A., & Santra, A. K. 119-174-184
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Syngas as SI Engine Fuel: Combustion Perspective. In Combustion for Power Generation and Transportation (eds. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Ashok Pandey, Santanu De, Akhilendra Pratap Singh) by Bhattacharya, A., & Datta, A. ISBN 978-981-10-3784-9 (pp. 381-397). Springer 2017
Awarded By Award Name Year

West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology Fellow 2013
22nd National Conference on I.C.Engine and Combustion, NIT Calicut. Best Paper Award in Combustion 2011
19th National & 8th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, JNTU Hyderabad. VMK Sastry Best Poster Award 2008
19th National Conference on I.C.Engine and Combustion, Annamalai University. Best Paper award in Combustion 2005
AvH Foundation, Germany Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2000
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (14)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Bireswar Paul Formation and Emission of arbon Nanoparticles in the Premixed and Non-premixed Liquid Fuel Flames and in Gasoline Engine Exhaust Complete 2014
Jitendra Patra Experimental Characterization of Liquid Fuel Spray and Thermal Analysis of a Can type Combustor Prof. S. Sen Ongoing 2014
Prakash Ghosh Numerical Simulation of Spray Combustion Considering Soot Formation and Thermal Radiation Prof. A. Mukhopdhyay Ongoing 2014
Sujit Nath Modeling of spray formation by disintegration of annular liquid sheet Prof. Achintya Mukhopadhyay & Prof. Swarnendu Sen Complete 2012
Prakash Chandra Roy Kinetic Modeling of Reduction Zone of a Downdraft Biomass Gasifier with Performance Analysis for Engine Application Prof. Niladri Chakraborty Completed 2010
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (9)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Numerical Prediction of Laminar Burning Velocity of Fuel Blends at Different Equivalence Ratio and Temperature Conditions Principal Investigator JU-University of Erlangen Nuernberg Collaboration EURO 9750 2 years July, 2014 to June, 2016 Ongoing
Experimental and Numerical Studies of Stability and Emission Characteristics in Partially Premixed Flames Principal Investigator AICTE Rs. 9,05,000.00 3 years May, 2003 to May, 2006 Complete
Spray Formation with a Generic Pressure-Swirl Atomizer for Air-breathing and Cryogenic Propulsion Systems Co-Investigator ISRO Rs. 6,84,000.00 3 years 2004 to 2007 Complete
Technical Education Quality Improvement Program, Institutional Networking Nodal Person TEQIP, GOI Rs. 60,00,000.00 3 years 2005 to 2008 Complete
Optimization of the Design and Performance of LPG Burners and Stoves Principal Investigator TEQIP, GOI Rs. 3,60.000.00 1.5 years 2006 to 2007 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (1)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Collaborative Project Prof. Michael Wensing 2014
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (6)

Life Member, Combustion Institute (Indian Section)
Member, Executive Committee, Combustion Institute (Indian Section), 2005-13
Life Member, Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer
Member, Institute of Engineers (India)
Member, International Association of Engineers
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (5)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Refresher course on Frontiers in Power Engineering and Energy Sustainability Jadavpur University Power Engg. Dept. 2009
Workshop on Modeling Diagnostics and Control of Pollutant Formation and Emission in Combustion Jadavpur University Power Engineering 2007
Workshop on Droplet and Spray Combustion Jadavpur University MMechanical Engineering 2005
31st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Jadavpur University Power/Mechanical Engineering 2004
Refresher course on Recent Advances in Power Engineering Jadavpur University Power Engineering 2003
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (3)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Member, Exeutive Committee, Combustion Institute (India) 2006 to 2013
Treasurer, Humboldt Club Calcutta 2003 to 2008
Secretary, Humboldt Club Calcutta 2009 to 2015
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)