Dean, Homi Bhabha National Institute

Areas of Interest:

Structural Integrity Analysis, Multi Scale Material Modelling, Miniaturized Specimen Testing, Academic Governance.


Fracture Mechanics, Damage Mechanics, Material Modelling, Academic Governance

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. B.K.Dutta contributed significantly in basic and applied research in structural safety. The work involved: development of basic formulations in fracture and damage mechanics; development of new computer codes; solutions of complex reactor problems; accomplishment of five-year plan projects; collaborations with external agencies; organization of national and international conferences. He has also participated in academic governance and human resource development program of the department. He is involved with the Homi Bhabha National Institute right from its inception and has been serving the institute in various capacities. He has guided six PhD students, fourteen M.Tech. students and presently associated with ten PhD programs. .

Professional Experience:

  • Head, Structural and Material Mechanics Section, Reactor safety Division, BARC (1995-2015)
  • Head, Human Resource Development Division, BARC (2013-2015)
  • Member, Council of Management and Academic Council, Homi Bhabha National Institute (2013-continuing)
  • Dean, Homi Bhabha National Institute (2013- continuing)
  • Vice Chancellor (Officiating), Homi Bhabha National Institute (Feb 2016 -Sept 2016).


Fracture and Damage Mechanics; Material Modelling; Mechanical Testing; Academic Governance



Contact Information


Homi Bhabha National Institute,
2nd Floor, Training School Complex
Anushakti Nagar
Mumbai 400094
Phone: 022-25527668
Mobile: 0975700363, 09820852757
Fax: 022-25503384

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  • B.E (Hons)., Mechanical Engineering, 1976, NIT (erstwhile Govt. Engg Collage), Raipur
  • M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1983, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1990, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • DAE Technical Excellence Award
  • DAE Homi Bhabha Award for Science and Engineering
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Homi Bhabha National Institute
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Former President, International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (NC, USA)
  • Dean, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2004

Year of Birth: 1953