Pradip Dutta

Pradip Dutta

Professor & Department Chair

PhD, Columbia University, New York, 1992
MTech, IIT Madras, 1987
BTech, IIT Kharagpur, 1983
+91 80 2293 3225

Research Interests

Solar thermal technologies: receivers, storage, power generation
Advanced cooling technologies (adsorption cooling, loop heat pipes, phase change materials), Solidification, Materials processing


  • ME 271 Thermodynamics
  • ME 282 Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • ME 274 Convective Heat Transfer

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Energy efficient polyhouse and aeroponic system for mini-tuber production of tissue cultured potato” (with Prof. J. Arakeri & Prof. M.S. Bobji, Dr. M. Udayakumar, Prof. K.R. Srinivas.). Sponsored by ICAR,
    New Delhi. (3 years)
  • Precision farming model for peri-urban agriculture: technological interventions and innovations to enhance the input use efficiency. Sponsored by Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc, Bangalore. Project investigators: Prof. J. Arakeri, Prof. M.S.Bobji, Prof.  R.N. Govardhan, Dr. G.S.V.L. Narasimham, Prof. R.V. Ravikrishna, Prof. K.R. Sreenivas, Mr. C. Dharuman, Dr. Usha Vijayaraghavan, Dr. M. Udayakumar, Dr. S. Bhaskar, Dr. Krishna Manohar, Dr. S. Kumaraswamy. (3 years)
  • Investigation of hull-propeller interaction using PIV: R&D project of Naval Research Board, Govt of India: Prof. J. Arakeri, Mr. C. Dharuman, Prof. R.V. Ravikrishna
  • Drag reduction by gas lubrication, R&D project of Naval Research Board, Govt of India -(with Prof J Arakeri and Prof R.N. Govardhan) – (3 Years)

Sponsored Projects

  • (Co-PI) Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS), DST and US-DOE (2012-2018)
  • (PI) Development of High Efficiency Receiver for Supercritical CO2 Integrated with Static Focus Parabolic Dish, MNRE (2016-2019)

Additional Information

  • C. Bose National Fellow (2017-present)
  • President, Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (2018-present)
  • Chairman, Solar Task Force, DST (2018-present)
  • Distinguished Alumnus: IIT Kharagpur (2015), IIT Madras (2017)
  • Elected Fellow: ASME (2010), Indian National of Engineering (2004), Indian Academy of Sciences (2011), National Academy of Sciences (2014), Indian National Science Academy (2014)
  • Associate Editor: ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, IEEE Transaction on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology