Dr. Santanu De, Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Personal Profile


Doctor of Philosophy: 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: 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: Mechanical Engineering, Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, North Bengal University, W.B.


Professional Experiences:

Associate Professor (Dec 2019 - present): Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Assistant Professor (Dec 2014 - Dec 2019): 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:

Early Career Research Award from DST-SERB

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

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)