Administrative Responsibilities

Convener, Departmental Post Graduate Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering (1988-1990).

Member, Laboratory Development Program, Laser Technology Program (1988-1989).

Coordinator, Laboratory Modernization Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering (1993-1996).

Coordinator, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, (1993-1996).

Coordinator, Solar Energy Laboratory, (1993-1996).

Convener, Working group on parallel computing (1995-1996).

Convener, Working group on development of an optics lab for Laser Technology program (1995-1996).

Coordinator, Information Cell (December 1998 - April 2001).

Chairman: GATE, JAM, JMET: 2005-2006.

Head: Department of Mechanical Engineering; July 2005 to February 2008.

Dean: Research and Development; January 2008 to January 2011.

Other Activities
Other Activities

Reviewer for leading journals in fluid mechanics and heat transfer including IJHMT, ASME-JHT, ASME-JFE, Experiments in Fluids, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Popular scientific articles written: CHAOS IN PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, in The Hindu, 7 December 1988; DISPOSAL OF NUCLEAR WASTE, Science Reporter, October, 1990.

Prepared an educational film entitled, Hot-Wire Anemometry, for the Curriculum Development Cell of IIT Kanpur (39 minutes).

High-level Summer Consultancy: Spent two months at ANURAG, (Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group), Ministry of Defence, Hyderabad from 15 May to 20 June 1993.

Spent one week at C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), Pune, for parallelizing a two dimensional enhanced oil recovery code on 2 and 4 node machines, July 1994.

Member, National Advisory Committee, 26th National Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Conference, held in December 1999 at IIT Kharagpur. Also chaired a session on Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer.

Member, New York Academy of Sciences, New York (USA).

Consulting Fellow, World Innovation Foundation, United Kingdom, (2002 onwards).

Member, National Steering Committee, for National Conference on Recent Developments in Mechanical Engineering, to be held at TIET, Patiala in November 2003.

Member, Board of Studies and Courses, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, (2006 onwards).

Member, National Advisory Board, International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering, to be held at IIT Madras, December 2007.

Member, Research Advisory Committee for Gas Hydrates Program of Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi (2006-2008).