Professor Prabhat Munshi

Professor, IIT Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

Nuclear Engineering, Nondestructive and Noninvasive Measurements


Reactor Safety Analysis and Simulations, Applications of Computerized Tomography for nondestructive testing in solids and noninvasive measurements in liquid/gas/plasma/multiphase systems

Consultancy Areas:

Fidelity of CT images, analysis of industrial x-ray and gamma-rat CT scanners


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

1 Measurement of void-fraction profiles in a steady-state bubbly flow regime using a scanning gamma-ray densitometer (Ohio State Univ.).

2 Preparatory work for the self-study modules for control systems of nuclear power reactors (Ohio State Univ).

3 Simulation of transients/accidents for the nuclear power plants operated by Commonwealth Edison Company (Chicago).

4 Sobolev space error estimates for computerized tomography (PhD thesis).

5 Experimental verification of the Sobolev space error estimates using the x-ray tomographic scanner developed at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Nondestructive Testing (Germany).

6 Analysis of hard biological tissues using the Si(Li) Tomographic scanner of the London Hospital Medical College.

7 Tomographic imaging of a mercury-nitrogen flow system (BARC).

8 Performance Evaluation of a lab-scale x-ray CT scanner (DRDL).

9 Algorithms and Error Analysis for an industrial x-ray CT scanner (Fraunhofer IZFP).

10 Tomographic extension of ISRO macro-radiography system.

11 Tomographic imaging of Aditya Tokamak plasma reactor.

12 Analysis of X-ray micro-CT scanner (University of Manchester).

13 Analysis of a three-phase bubble column (Leibniz Universitatet Hannover)

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
  • Alexander von Humdoldt fellow, Experimentelle Thermofluiddynamik
    Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany.
  • European Commission Gastprofessor, X-ray Tomography Group, Fraunhofer-Institute for NDT, Saarbruecken, Germany.
  • Alexander von Humboldt fellow, Institut fuer Thermodynamik Leibniz Universitaet, Hannover, Germany.
  • Reactor Safety Analysis Engineer, Nuclear Fuel Services, Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


nuclear safety, nuclear thermal-hydraulic simulations, tomographic algorithms, tomographic error estimates, NDT, noninvasive measurements, nuclear security and safeguards


Contact Information


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Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • National Merit Scholarship (High School) 1970-72.
  • Silver Medal by Indian Association for Radiation Protection for BEST PAPER for the year 1990.
  • JACOB WOLFOWITZ PRIZE by American Journal for Mathematical and Management Sciences for BEST THEORETICAL ADVANCES PAPER OF THE YEAR 1995.
  • BEST PAPER (R&D CATEGORY) in NDE2000 hosted by Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing in the year 2000.
  • OUTSTANDING PAPER 2012, American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2008

Year of Birth: 1956