Prof. Sarit Kumar Das
Professor and Director, IIT Ropar
Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Director and Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab is currently on leave from Indian Institute of Technology Madras where he is a Professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department and served as Dean (Academic Research) in the past. After obtaining B.E (Mechanical) in 1984 and M.E (Heat Power) in 1987 from Jadavpur University, he completed his Ph.D degree in the area of Heat Transfer from Sambalpur University in 1994 and joined University of BW Hamburg, Germany where he did his Post-Doctoral Research in the area of Plate and Liquid Metal Heat Exchangers. He has published four books and more than 300 research papers. He is a recipient of the DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship of Germany. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, India. He has been bestowed with several Awards such as “India Citation Award 2012” by Thomson Reuters and “Prof. K. N. Seetharamu Award & Medal for Excellence in Research” by Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer in the year 2006. He has also been awarded the Peabody Visiting Professorship at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, in 2011. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Micro/Nanoscale Transport and an Associate Editor of the journal Heat Transfer Engineering. His current research interests include heat transfer in nanofluids, microfluidics, biological heat transfer, nanoparticle mediated drug delivery in cancer cells, heat exchangers, boiling in mini/microchannels, fuel cells, jet instabilities, heat transfer in porous media, and computational fluid dynamics.