Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur, UP, India, 208016
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!
Additive manufacturing, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, prosthetic devices, nanotechnology.
Tiwari, A., Wahi, P., Gupta, S.S. and Sinha, N. (2024) “Straightness of central anatomical axes of human tibia-fibula system: Role of
fibula and its importance in biomechanics,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 7(3), pp. 031006 (1-12).
Mall, V., Wahi, P. and Sinha, N. (2024) “Finite element analysis of a temporomandibular joint implant,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 7(1), pp. 011004 (1-8).
Singh, I., Dixit, K., Gupta, P., George, S., Sinha, N. and Balani, K. (2023) “3D-Printed multifunctional Ag/CeO2/ZnO reinforced hydroxyapatite-based scaffolds with effective antibacterial and mechanical properties,” ACS Applied Bio Materials. (In press: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.3c00457)
Saini, V., Narayanan, J.A., Sinha, N. and Paul, C.P. (2023) “Parametric investigations on macro laser polishing of laser directed energy deposited SS304L bulk structures,” Crystals, vol. 13(11), pp. 1604 (1-16).
Kumar, A., Dixit, K. and Sinha, N. (2023) “Fabrication and characterization of additively manufactured CNT-Bioglass composite scaffolds coated with cellulose nanowhiskers for bone tissue engineering,” Ceramics International, vol. 49, pp. 17639-17649.
Raichur, A. and Sinha, N. (2023) “Eco-friendly multi-layered nanoswabs for sensitive removal of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from drinking water sources and their molecular biology studies,” Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 10, pp. 625-639.
Raichur, A. and Sinha, N. (2023) “Synthesis of multi-layered nanoswabs for simultaneous and expeditious removal of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, dyes, and antibiotics from wastewater,” Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 308, pp. 122830 (1-13).
Awasthi, P., Bangari, R.S. and Sinha, N. (2023) “PVDF/BNNSs nanocomposite membrane for simultaneous removal of tetracycline and ofloxacin from water,” Journal of Molecular Liquids, vol. 370, pp. 120970 (1-11).
Kumar, B.S.B., Yadav, D.K., Jain, R., Gupta, N., Gurao, N.P. and Sinha, N. (2023) “Effect of build and scan direction on tensile properties of selective laser melted SS316L alloy,” Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, vol. 10, pp. 330-352.
Kumar, H., Dixit, K., Sharma, R., McDonald, E., Sinha, N. and Kim, K. (2023) “Closed-loop vasculature network design for bioprinting large, solid tissue
scaffolds,” Biofabrication, vol. 15, pp. 024104 (1-20).
Singh*, P.P., Dixit*, K. and Sinha, N. (2022) “A sol-gel based bioactive glass coating on laser textured 316L stainless steel substrate for enhanced biocompatibility and anti-corrosion properties,” Ceramics International, vol. 48 (13), pp. 18704-18715.
Bangari, R.S., Yadav, A., Bharadwaj, J. and Sinha, N. (2022) “Boron nitride nanosheets incorporated polyvinylidene fluoride based mixed matrix membranes for removal of methylene blue from aqueous stream,” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 107052 (1-15).
Dixit, K., Wahi, P. and Sinha, N. (2022) “Development of validated numerical model for study of mechanical properties and permeability of carbon nanotube-bioactive glass scaffolds,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 5(1), pp. 011003 (1-10).
Bangari*, R.S., Yadav*, A., Awasthi, P. and Sinha, N. (2022) “Experimental and theoretical analysis of simultaneous removal of methylene blue and tetracycline using boron nitride nanosheets as adsorbent,” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 634, pp. 127943 (1-16).
Dixit, K., Raichur, A. and Sinha, N. (2022) “Polymer coated and nanofiber reinforced functionally graded bioactive glass scaffolds fabricated using additive manufacturing,” IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 21 (3), pp. 380-386.
Dixit, K. and Sinha, N. (2021) “Additive manufacturing of carbon nanotube reinforced bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 4(4), pp. 041004 (1-8).
Bangari*, R.S., Yadav*, A. and Sinha, N. (2021) “Experimental and theoretical investigations into methyl orange adsorption using boron nitride nanosheets,” Soft Matter, vol. 17, pp. 2640-2651.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A. and Sinha, N. (2020) “Effect of aging on heat transfer, fluid flow and drug transport in anterior human eye: A computational study,” Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 328, pp. 286-303.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A. and Sinha, N. (2020) “Numerical modeling of therapeutic lens drug delivery in the anterior human eye for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, vol. 234 (9), pp. 942-954.
Dixit, K., Gupta, P., Kamle, S. and Sinha, N. (2020) “Structural analysis of porous bioactive glass scaffolds using micro computed tomographic images,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 55, pp. 12705-12724.
Bangari, R.S., Yadav, V.K., Singh, J.K. and Sinha, N. (2020) “Fe3O4-functionalized boron nitride nanosheets as novel adsorbents for removal of Arsenic(III) from contaminated water,” ACS Omega, vol. 5, pp. 10301-10314.
Tiwari, A., Wahi, P. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Finite element analysis of human tibia modelled as a functionally graded material,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 2(3), pp. 031007 (1-12).
Bangari, R.S., Singh, A.K., Sadanandam, N., Singh, J.K. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Magnetite-coated boron nitride nanosheets for the removal of Arsenic(V) from water,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 19017-19028.
Bangari, R.S. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Adsorption of tetracycline, ofloxacin and cephalexin antibiotics on boron nitride nanosheets from aqueous solution,” Journal of Molecular Liquids, vol. 293, pp. 111376 (1-12).
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A., Singh, A., Gupta, R.K. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Comparison of transport of chemotherapeutic drugs in voxelized heterogeneous model of human brain tumor,” Microvascular Research, vol. 124, pp. 76-90.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A., Jain, R., Singh, A. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Effect of tumor volume on drug delivery in heterogeneous vasculature of human brain tumors,”ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 021004 (1-10).
Dixit, K. and Sinha, N. (2019) “Compressive strength enhancement of carbon nanotube reinforced 13-93B1 bioactive glass scaffolds,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 19, pp. 2738-2746.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A., Singh, A. and Sinha, N. (2018) “Numerical study of transport of anti-cancer drugs in heterogeneous vasculature of human brain tumors using DCE-MRI,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 140, no. 5, pp. 051010 (1-10).
Mishra, A.K., Aggarwal, A., Kumar, A. and Sinha, N. (2018) “Comparison of different heat sources for numerical modeling of selective laser melting of Ti6Al4V powder,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 99, pp. 2257-2270.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A., Singh, A. and Sinha, N. (2017) “Transport of liposome encapsulated drugs in voxelized computational model of brain tumors,” IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 634-644.
Bhandari, A., Bansal, A., Singh, A. and Sinha, N. (2017) “Perfusion kinetics in human brain tumor with DCE-MRI derived model and CFD analysis,” Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 59, pp. 80-89.
Srivastava, R., Kommu, A., Sinha, N. and Singh, J.K. (2017) “Removal of arsenic ions using hexagonal boron nitride and graphene nanosheets: a molecular dynamics study,” Molecular Simulation, vol. 43, pp. 985-996.
Sharma, V., Sinha, N., Dutt, S., Chawla, M. and Siril, P.F. (2016) “Tuning the surface enhanced Raman scattering and catalytic activities of gold nanorods by controlled coating of platinum,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 463, pp. 180-187.
Patel, S., Vaish, R., Sinha, N. and Bowen, C. (2014) “Finite element analysis of the microstructure of AlN-TiN composites,” Strain, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 250-261.
Sinha, N. (2014) “Nanomaterials based solutions: Detection of arsenic in contaminated water,”
IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 17-23.
Park, S., Sinha, N., and Hamad-Schifferli, K. (2010)
“Effective Size and Zeta-Potential of Nanorods by Ferguson Analysis,”
Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 16, pp. 13071-13075.
Sinha, N., Roy Mahapatra, D., Sun, Y., Yeow, J.T.W.,
Melnik, R.V.N., and Jaffray, D.A. (2008) “Electro-Mechanical Interactions
in a Carbon Nanotube Based Thin Film Field Emitting Diode,” Nanotechnology,
vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 25710 (1-12).
Roy Mahapatra, D., Sinha, N., Yeow, J.T.W., and Melnik,
R.V.N. (2008) “Field Emission from Strained Carbon Nanotubes on Cathode
Substrate,” Applied Surface Science, vol. 255, no. 5 (1), pp. 1959-1966.
Sinha, N., Roy Mahapatra, D., Yeow, J.T.W., Melnik, R.V.N.,
and Jaffray, D.A. (2007) “Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Field Emitting
Diode: Understanding the System Response Based on Multiphysics Modeling,”
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, vol. 4, no. 3, pp.
Sinha, N., and Yeow, J.T.W. (2005) “Carbon Nanotubes
for Biomedical Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience,
vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 180-195.
Tiwari, M.K., Sinha, N., Kumar, S., Rai, R., and Mukhopadhyay,
S.K. (2002) “A Petri Net Based Approach to Determine the Disassembly
Strategy of a Product,” International Journal of Production Research,
vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1113-1129.
I have been involved with teaching as instructor and tutor at IIT Kanpur and IIT Mandi.
TA202 (Introduction to Manufacturing Processes), ME461 (Manufacturing Systems), ME701 (Design for Manufacture and
Assembly), ME670 (Additive Manufacturing), ME661 (Machining Science I)
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
- NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship,
2008 – 2010
- Nominated for NSERC Doctoral
Prize by Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2008
- NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), 2006 –
- University of Waterloo
President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2006 – 2008
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
in Science and Technology, 2005 – 2006
University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo,
2005 – 2008
- University of Waterloo
Research Travel Award, 2005, 2007
- International Doctoral Student Award, University
of Waterloo, 2004 – 2005
- International Graduate Student Award, University
of Waterloo, 2004
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)
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
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
34. Diyan Gupta
35. Naman Kumar
36. 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.
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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