Dr Pradip Dutta

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Energy systems, solar thermal, thermal management, solidification.


Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Pradip Dutta and his research group has contributed significantly in basic and applied research in heat transfer, energy systems and other advanced thermal technologies. These include basic research in phase change heat transfer and solidification, innovative process development for defect free light metal castings such as semisolid processing, development of new cooling technologies for thermal management, solar thermal technologies, new adsorption based technologies for refrigeration and natural gas storage, along with numerical models pertaining to the above processes. .

Professional Experience:

  • Professor (Department Chair since March 2015) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2007- Present
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2001-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,1996-2001
  • Assistant Professor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (1995 -1996)
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City 1993-1995.


Heat transfer, thermal management, cooling technologies, energy systems.


Contact Information


Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560 012
Phone: 080-22933225
Fax: 080-23604536

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  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1983, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  • M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1987, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • M. Phil., Mechanical Engineering, 1990, Columbia University, New York.
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1992, Columbia University, New York.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Madras, 2017.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur, 2015.
  • INAE Outstanding Teacher Award, 2014.
  • VASVIK Award for Excellence in Industrial Research, 2010.
  • Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1960