Dr. Santanu De, Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Personal Profile


Doctor of Philosophy (July 2011): Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 Specialization: Propulsion, Combustion

 Advisor: Prof. K.N. Lakshmisha

 Dissertation: "Modeling and Computation of Turbulent Nonreacting and Reacting Sprays"


Master of Technology (May 2004): Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

 Specialization: Fluid and Thermal Science

 Advisor: Prof. Gautam Biswas, Prof. B.V. Rathish Kumar

 Dissertation: "Finite Element Analysis of Flow and Heat Transfer in a Complex ADSS Geometry"


Bachelor of Engineering (May 2002): Mechanical Engineering, Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, North Bengal University, W.B.

Professional Experiences:

Assistant Professor (Dec 2014 - present): Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Research Associate (Nov 2013 - Dec 2014): Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV), University of Stuttgart, Germany

Research Associate (Aug 2011 - Jul 2013): Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, USA

Scientist/Engineer SC (Jul 2004 - Jul 2005), Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Valiamala, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA.

Awards and Honors:

Best commended paper award for the journal article Simulation of laminar flow in a three-dimensional lid-driven cavity by lattice Boltzmann method from Emerald (International Journal for Numerical methods for heat and fluid flow)

Recipient of the National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) from All India Council for Technical Education Jan 2006 - Dec 2008.