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Niraj Sinha

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur, UP, India, 208016
Email: nsinha[at]iitk.ac.in

I am a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Before joining IIT Kanpur, I was working as an Assistant Professor at IIT Mandi. I did my Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan, and B.Tech. from National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Ranchi. I have also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (2008-2010) and as a research associate at Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada (2010-2011).



A. We have been granted a patent titled "A prosthetic assembly with dynamic ankle joint."

B. We have been granted funding from CSIR for remediation of textile industry wastewater.

C. We have filed a patent for the Ceramic Additive Manufacturing System developed in our lab.

D. Kartikeya has joined University of Calgary, Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Congratulations Kartikeya!

E. Our first PhD graduate Ajay has been offered a faculty position at IIT(ISM), Dhanbad. Congratulations Ajay!

F. Our paper entitled "Additively Manufactured Nanofiber Reinforced Bioactive Glass Based Functionally Graded Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering" has been selected as the best conference paper in IEEE-NANOMED 2019 held at Gwangju, Korea. Congratulations Kartikeya!

G. The prosthetic hand for trans-radial amputees developed by us wins gold medal at IIA International Innovation Fair in Hyderabad.

H. We have received a CSR funding from Grid-India to develop a prosthetic hand for trans-radial amputees with adaptive grasp and pinch capabilities.

I. Our work on underactuated prosthetic hand won SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Award'18 in the 51st convocation of IIT Kanpur. Congratulations Nishant!

J. We filed a patent titled "A bionic hand device for trans-radial amputee."

K. The Masters thesis of Priya Gupta has been awarded Smt. Shashi Pundhir Memorial Medal-2017 in 50th convocation of IIT Kanpur. Conratulations Priya!

L. Our work on seed sowing boot with Gajendra Singh Meena, Anuj Sharma and Brajesh Singh wins Jayesh Memorial Award'16. Congratulations to the team for their effort!

M. We filed a patent titled "Seed sowing boot for grain and/or granular fertilizer."

N. Our work on designing a low cost above knee prosthetic limb with Inderveer Singh, Shubham Singh and Philip Jose wins Jayesh Memorial Award'15, Shri Binay Kumar Sinha Memorial award and Proficiency Medal for the best B.Tech. Project in the 48th convocation. Congratulations to the team for their effort!



Research Interests

Additive manufacturing, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, prosthetic devices, nanotechnology.

Selected Publications



I have been involved with teaching as instructor and tutor at IIT Kanpur and IIT Mandi.

IIT Kanpur
TA202 (Introduction to Manufacturing Processes), ME461 (Manufacturing Systems), ME701 (Design for Manufacture and Assembly), ME670 (Additive Manufacturing), ME661 (Machining Science I)

IIT Mandi
IC141 (Product Realization Technology), ME308 (Manufacturing Engineering), ME351 (Management of Manufacturing and Logistics Systems)

I have also completed a two term course “Introduction to University Teaching” offered by Gwenna Moss Teaching and Learning Centre at University of Saskatchewan.


Awards and Scholarships


Postdoctoral Fellow

1. Dr. Archana Mukundrao Raichur (SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow)
2. Dr. Anuj Kumar (Completed)
3. Dr. Avinash Kumar (Completed)
4. Dr. Reshma Sao [Jointly with Dr. R. Vaish] at IIT Mandi (Completed)

PhD Students

1. Ajay Bhandari (Completed: Assistant Professor, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad)
2. Raghubir Singh Bangari (Completed: Assistant Professor, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun)
3. Ashish Tiwari (Completed)
4. Kartikeya Dixit (Completed: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada)
5. Pankaj Singh Chauhan [Jointly with Dr. S. Bhattacharya] (Completed: Scientist, DST)
6. Amita Sahu
7. Prachi Awasthi
8. Ashok Vishwakarma
9. Ram Kishor Singh

Masters Students

1. Sachin Garg (Completed)
2. Priya Gupta [Jointly with Dr. Arvind Kumar] (Completed)
3. Ashish Mishra [Jointly with Dr. Arvind Kumar] (Completed)
4. Navneet Singh (Completed)
5. Vivek Chawda (Completed)
6. Himanshu Gautam (Completed)
7. Jayant Raj Saurav [Jointly with Dr. S. Bhattacharya] (Completed)
8. Himanshu Singh [Jointly with Dr. S. Bhattacharya] (Completed)
9. Kulwant Singh [Jointly with Dr. K.P. Patil] (Completed)
10. Sangram Keshari Sahoo (Completed)
11. Nishant Agarwal (Completed)
12. Praphulla Pal Singh (Completed)
13. Saswat Kumar Panda (Completed)
14. Varun Kathpalia (Completed)
15. B. Sai Bharat Kumar (Completed)
16. Yashwant Kumar Nama (Completed)
17. Somesh Patel (Completed)
18. Arpit Verma [Jointly with Dr. P. Wahi] (Completed)
19. Ajay Bhandari [Interim M.Tech.] (Completed)
20. Abhishek Shrivastav (Completed)
21. Rahul Singh Kushwaha (Completed)
22. Vijay Kumar Saini (Completed)
23. Satyendra Das (Completed)
24. Brij Mohan Bharti (Completed)
25. Kumar Deval (Completed)
26. Manish Kumar Meena (Completed)
27. Akshay Vijay [Jointly with Dr. P. Wahi] (Completed)
28. Vivek Kumar Mall [Jointly with Dr. P. Wahi] (Completed)
29. Amit Kumar (Completed)
30. Shobhit Goyal (Completed)
31. Rajneesh Dubey (Completed)
32. Shivam [Jointly with Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay] (Completed)
33. Saurabh Yadav (Completed)
34. Diyan Gupta (Completed)
35. Prashant Bisht

Undergraduate Students (Interns)

1. Prateek Gupta 2. Rishav Jain 3. Jayam Bhardwaj 4. Rahul Narkhede 5. Mahesh Saboo 6. Abhishek Das 7. Shuvadeep Ghosh 8. Praveen Kumar Upadhyay 9. Divya Prakash Srivastava 10. Amal Jerald Joseph 11. Shivani Singh 12. Megha Bharadwaj 13. Vinayak Pandey 14. Nivedita Verma 15. Pallavi Raj 16. Aviral Kumar

Undergraduate Students (B.Tech. project)

1. Ankit Kumar 2. Aita Manish 3. Saksham Gupta

1. Harsh Khoont 2. Akshay Donthi 3. Abhishek Verma 4. Kundan Kumar 5. Jaiprakash Kumawat 6. Bipin Kumar Gond 7. Udit Patel 8. Shahnawaz Ahmad 9. D S Prajapati 10. Gajendra Singh 11. Brajesh Singh 12. Anuj Sharma 13. Shivam Agarwal 14. Gaurav Gupta 15. Ganeshwar Mardi 16. Inderveer Singh 17. Shubham Singh 18. Philip Jose 19. Gagan Agrawal 20. Chennuru Gowtham Swarup Reddy 21. Sangh Priy 22. Arvind Singh Rathore 23. Bhawar Sumeet Ashok 24. Saurabh Pal 25. Aayush Dwivedi 26. Utkarsh Goel 27. Arpit Mudgal 28. Alok Kumar 29. Mannem Sri Krishna 30. Mohammad Ashraf 31. Vijendra Singh 32. Aniket Bhaskar Kale 33. Vinay Kumar Agarwal 34. Saurabh Jain at IIT Mandi 35. Uday Mittal at IIT Mandi 36. Dhruv Parmar at IIT Mandi 37. Manish Shankaram at IIT Mandi
Some of these students have been supervised jointly with Dr. Pankaj Wahi and Dr. Anupam Saxena.


Working with me

I am always looking for exceptional graduate and undergraduate students who have the potential to excel. A successful student in this area must have a solid background in mathematics and engineering. Good communication skills and any previous research experience are a plus, but not mandatory.

Following are the research projects I am currently interested in.

Research Projects

A. Additive manufacturing;

B. Bone tissue engineering;

C. Water and wastewater treatment;

D. Design and analysis of prosthetic devices;

E. Application of nanotechnology in healthcare;




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