PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 1971
M.E (Internal Combustion Engg.), Distinction, First Rank, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 1968,
B.Sc. Engg., (Mechanical Engg.), First class Honors, Punjab University, Chandigarh, IIT Madras, 1966
Industrial and Automotive Noise Control
M. L. Munjal, 'Noise and Vibration Control', World Scientific Publishers in Collaboration with IISc Press, Singapore, 2013.
M. L. Munjal, 'Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers - Second Edition', John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, 2014.
K. M. Kumar and M. L. Munjal, “Direct estimation and experimental validation of the acoustic source characteristics of turbocharged diesel engine exhaust system”, Applied Acoustics, 149, pp. 171-180, June 2019.
C. D. Gaonkar and M. L. Munjal, “Theory of the double-tuned side-inlet side-outlet muffler”, Noise Control Engineering Journal, 66(6), pp. 489-495, November-December 2018.
K. M. Kumar and M. L. Munjal, "On development of rational design guidelines for large side-inlet side-outlet perforated element mufflers", Noise Control Engineering Journal, 66(4), pp. 308-323, July-August 2018.
K. M. Kumar and M. L. Munjal, "Direct estimation and experimental validation of the acoustic source characteristics of two-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine exhaust system", Applied Acoustics, 135, pp. 70-84, 2018.
K. M. Kumar and M. L. Munjal, "On the crucial role of mean flow in the design of multiply-connected coaxial perforated element mufflers", Noise Control Engineering Journal, 65(5), pp. 462-481, September-October 2017.
D. Neihguk, M. L. Munjal, A. Ram and A. Prasad, "Acoustic analysis of a compact muffler for automotive application", SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability and NVH, 1(2), DOI: 10.4271/2017-01-9550, June 2017.
Vikas Kumar and M. L. Munjal, "Flow-acoustic lumped element analysis of the side-inlet/outlet combination mufflers and 1-D and FEM validation thereof", Noise Control Engineering Journal, 65(3), pp. 197-211, May-June 2017.
Vikas Kumar and M. L. Munjal, "Flow-acoustic lumped element analysis of the side-inlet and axial-outlet combination muffler", Journal of Acoustical Society of India, 44(2), pp. 61-70, April 2017.
Vidya Sagar and M. L. Munjal, "Analysis and design guidelines for fork muffler with H-connection", Applied Acoustics, 125, pp. 49-58, 2017.
M. L. Munjal and V. Kumar, "Design and analysis of a plug-muffler modified for low back-pressure and improved acoustic performance", SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability and NVH, 1(1), pp. 44-57, DOI:10.4271/2017-26-0190, 2017.
A. Mimani and M. L. Munjal, "Acoustic end-correction in a flow-reversal end chamber muffler: A semi-analytical approach", Journal of Computational Acoustics, 24(2), 1650004 (44 pages) DOI: 10.1142/s0218396X16500041, June 2016.
A. Mimani and M. L. Munjal, "Design of reactive rectangular expansion chambers for broadband acoustic attenuation performance based on optimal port location", Acoustics Australia, 44(2), pp. 299-323, DOI: 10.1007/s40857-016-0053-8, 2016.
Vidya Sagar and M. L. Munjal, "Design and analysis of a novel muffler for wide-band transmission loss, low back pressure and reduced flow-induced noise", Noise Control Engineering Journal, 64(2), pp. 208-216, March-April 2016.
Industrial Interaction & Professional services
Convener, Facility for Research in Technical Acoustics (FRITA).
Chairman, Expert Committee for Airport Noise Control.
Chairman, National Committee for Noise Pollution Control.
ME 248: Industrial Noise Control (Aug), ME 258: Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers (Jan).
Honors and Awards
Prof. Jai Krishna Memorial Award 2013 of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in recognition of “sustained excellence with ethics”.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National Award in Engineering and Technology for the year 2010, received at the hands of the Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh on May 18, 2013 for “significant contributions to Noise Pollution Control”.
Honorary Fellowship of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 2010, for “Outstanding contributions to scientific knowledge in acoustics, noise and vibration”.
DRDO Academic Excellence Award 2009 at the hands of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh for “Significant contributions in the analysis and design of stealth linings for submarines, and silencing systems for turbines”.
Sir C. V. Raman award for the year 2007 for the best contributed paper in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of India.
Professor S. Bhagwantham Award of the Acoustical Society of India, for the years 2005–06.
Dr. G. P. Chatterjee Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian National Science Academy, 2006.
Mira Paul Memorial Award of the Acoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust (AFECT), India, 2000.
M. S. Narayanan Memorial Lecture Award of the Acoustical Society of India, 1995.
Professor Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research for Engineering, 1995.
Distinguished International Member, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (USA), since 1988. “The status of Distinguished International Member is conferred by the Board of Directors upon eminent, overseas acousticians who have made significant contributions to the theory and/or practice of noise control engineering”. The nominee is the only Indian so far to be conferred with this honour.
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 1986, awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, for “Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Sciences”, and received at the hands of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi.
The 1983 Nelson Acoustical Paper Award (First prize), Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Sir C. V. Raman award of the Acoustical Society of India for the best contributed paper during the years 1980-81.
The Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists for the year 1975, awarded by the Indian National Science Academy, for “Significant Contributions to Noise Control and Vehicle Dynamics”, and received at the hands of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Fellowships of Academies/Institutes
Fellow, Indian National Science Academy.
Fellow, Indian Academy of Scinences.
Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Fellow, National Academy of Scinences (India).
Fellow and Ex-President, Acoustical Society of India.
Distinguished International Member, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (USA).
Menber, Indian Society for Technical Education.
Member, European Academy of Acoustics and Vibration.
Honorary Fellow, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.