Professor Kshitij Gupta

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Areas of Interest:

Vibration Control, Rotor & Blade Dynamics, Condition Monitoring, Composite Materials & Structures,
Smart Material Applications, Mechanical Design, Acoustics


Vibrations; Rotor Dynamics; Condition Monitoring; Composite & Smart Material Applications; Design

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Kshitij Gupta contributed significantly towards indigenous aero gas turbine development program for LCA. He developed the theory and codes for dynamic analysis of 2-spool aero gas turbine. His research on 'Composite Rotors' laid the foundation for design of high speed light-weight non-metallic rotor systems. He developed theories for dynamic analysis and optimum design, and proposed an 'All Composite Aeroengine'. His research on integrated application of smart materials (SMA, MRF, piezoelectric patches) for rotor vibration control is directed towards development of high performance intelligent rotors for future applications. His research on cracked rotor diagnostics and condition monitoring is of industrial importance. .

Professional Experience:

  • Director (Officiating), IIT Delhi, June 2015 – January 2016
  • Dean, Post Graduate Studies & Research, IIT Delhi. September 2009 – June 2012
  • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi. January 2006 – December 2007
  • BHEL Chair Professor, IIT Delhi, June 2005 – June 2008, June 2002 - June 2004
  • Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi. September 2001-August 2004


Vibrations, Rotor Dynamics, Composite Rotors, Composite Structures, Condition Monitoring, Prognostics & Health Monitoring (PHM), Mechanical Design, vibration Control, Smart Material applications, Acoustics, Noise Control.


Contact Information


Mechanical Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016
Phone: 011-26591122
Mobile: 9999910360
Fax: 011-26582053

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  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1972, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • M.Tech., Machine Design, 1974, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1979, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Member, Full Development of GTX-37-14U Aero gas Turbine, DRDO (1986-1992)- A high level Technical Committee to review all aspects of development of this version of aero gas turbine–precursor to the KAVERI engine for LCA.
  • Member, National Working Group on Rotor Dynamics, ARDB (1991-1995), Prepared status of research in 'Rotor Dynamics' in India; submitted to ARDB.
  • Member, IFToMM (International Federation of Theory of Machines and Machine Sciences) Technical Committee on Rotor Dynamics (TCRD), (2011 --)
  • Member, BHEL R&D Advisory Council, (2011 ---)
  • Invited/keynote speaker in many International Conferences/Symposia

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2012

Year of Birth: 1951