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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Santanu Mitra
Associate Professor and Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
i. PostDoc., Virginia Tech, USA
ii. Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
iii. M.Tech., Regional Engineering College Durgapur, India
iv. B.E., Government Engineering College Jalpaiguri, India

Professional Experience
Associate Professor at SNU, India, April 2013 onwards
Teaching Fellow: BMDL, Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, January-December 2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, 2011-2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008-2011
Visiting Faculty: West Bengal University of Technology (HETC), 2007
Senior Project Officer: Aerospace Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, 2007-2008
Junior Project Officer: Aerospace Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, 2002-2007
Visiting Faculty: RCC, Jadavpur University Campus, Calcutta, 2000
Engineer: Setech (India), Calcutta, India, 1996-1997

Research Interests
Biomimetic Robotics,
Autonomous Underwater/Aerial Vehicle,
Computational Fluid Dynamics,
Biomedical Engineering,
Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Select Publications
RV Bethi, P. Laws, P. Kumar, S. Mitra (2018), ” Modified Savonius Rotor for Harvesting Wind Energy from Trains Moving in Tunnel” Under review in Renewable Energy Journal Elsevier, RENE-D-18-00820, IF – 4.4.

S. Mitra et al. (2018), ”Design and Development of a High Performance Darrieus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Wingtip Devices” Under review in Journal of Energy Research Technology JERT-18-1105, IF 1.7

P. Laws, RV Bethi, P. Kumar, S. Mitra (2018), "Improved Design of Savonius Rotor for Green Energy Production from Moving SMRT Train inside Tunnel", Under review in Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science - Manuscript ID JMES-18-0191, IF- 1.02.

R. Rayudu, G. Agastha, P.P. Reddy, S. Mitra, G. Ponniah, (2018) “High Redundancy Modular Snake Robot: Optimized Sidewinding Locomotion and new Modes in the event of Modular Failure”. Under preparation for submission to Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.

N. Abbi, S. Mitra, "Some Studies on Vibrational Energy Harvester" Under preparation for submission to Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Mechanical Division, Springer 2018.

Praveen LG, Basina Aditya, Rajagopal V. Bethi, Santanu Mitra (2017), “Parametric Sensitivity Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol - 6, No. 5, pp 385-390.

Praveen Laws, Rajagopal Vinodh Bethi, Nishant Mishra, Santanu Mitra (2017) “Two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations of five-bladed vertical axis wind turbine” 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2017), July 25-29th, Guilin, China.

P. Kumar, N. Mishra, P. Laws, S. Mitra (2016) “Development of Integrated Fluid-Solid Interaction Models for Parametric Aeroelastic Analysis” 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2016), August 1-4, Berkeley, USA.

C. Z Wang, S. Mitra, Hao-cai Huang, B.C. Khoo (2013), “Finite element analysis of second order wave radiation by a group of cylinders in the time domain” Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser B, Volume 25, No. 3, pp- 348-361.

Mitra S. N. Krishnamurthy, D. Tafti, S Priya, (2012), “A Fluid-solid Numerical Model for the Analysis of Bio-inspired Unmanned Underwater Vehicle” 65th American Physical Society -Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting 2012, November 18-20, San Diego, California.

Mitra S, et al. (2012), Journal of Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, 39 1-13. Impact factor - 1.4.

Mitra S. and S. Priya (2012), “A fluid-solid numerical model for the analysis of efficient energy harvester”, 7th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop and 2nd Annual CEHMS Conference, August 7-8, 2012, 310 ICTAS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

Mitra S, et al. (2012), Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 17, pp: 139-153. Impact factor - 0.805

S. Mitra, B.C. Khoo, K.P.Sinhamahapatra (2010), “Influence of various internal components on slosh dynamics using finite element method”, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Research, Volume 37, No.-4, pp 359-381.

S. Mitra, K.P.Sinhamahapatra (December 2008), ‘2D simulation of fluid-structure interaction using finite element method’, Finite Element in Analysis and Design, Vol. 45/1, pp 52-59. Impact factor – 2.017

S. Mitra, P. P. Upadhyay, K. P. Sinhamahapatra (March 2008), ‘Slosh dynamics of inviscid fluids in 2-dimensional tanks of various geometry using finite element method.’ International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids Vol - 56/9, pp-1625-1651. Impact factor – 1.244

Mitra S., and Sinhamahapatra, K. P. (2008), “Finite element slosh dynamics in three dimensions due to arbitrary excitations”, International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids, Vol-4, No.-1, pp 43-55.

S. Mitra, K.P.Sinhamahapatra (2007), “Slosh Dynamics of Liquid Filled Containers with Submerged Component Using Pressure Based Finite Element Method”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 304, i1-2, pp-361-381. Impact factor - 1.813

Santanu Mitra, Ashutosh Kumar and K.P.Sinhamahapatra (May 2006), “A fluid-solid finite element method for the analysis of reactor safety problems”. Annals of Nuclear Energy, Elsevier Science, Vol. 33, i8, pp- 692-699. Impact factor - 0.960
National and International Recognition
Invited for special lectures in a number of international conferences.

US Government ONR Fellowship, USA 2011-2013

Appeared as one of top 5 most downloaded article of OE Journal (Elsevier) in 2012.

Singapore Government Fellowship (MPA), Singapore 2008-2011.

Senior Life Member of Aeronautical Society of India.

Who’s Who in Academics and Professionals, 2010.

Nominated Who’s Who in the World.

Invited for the Board Membership of “Open Numerical Methods International Journal”.

Peer Reviewer: 4 International Journals.

Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Executive Summary
Dr. Santanu Mitra has obtained his Ph.D from Aerospace Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and has been actively engaged in teaching and research in bioinspiration & biomimetics, CFD and coupled multiphysics problems since 2000. He has many years of experience on bioinspired FSI analysis, coupled fluid oscillation inside flexible boundaries of various geometrical cavity, flow-induced vibration, acoustic compressible flow, finite element method and developing fast stable numerical solvers. In the recent past he was associated with Virginia Tech (2011 - 2013) and National University of Singapore (2008 to 2011). Dr Mitra has been associated with reputed publications in top tier journals. His research interests include biomimetic robotics, coupled multi-physics and multiscale modeling, computational fluid dynamics, bio-medical engineering, energy engineering, smart materials and structures, aeroelasticity, aeroacoustics and high speed aerodynamics.

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