Professor of Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest:

Microfluidics, Interfacial Phenomena


Digital Microfluidics, Microscale Transport Process, Spreading and Wetting

Consultancy Areas:

Micro-cooling including Cooling of Electronic Components


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Professor Sunando DasGupta is presently a professor of Chemical Engineering and the Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. His major research interests are in the fields of digital microfluidics, microscale transport processes, design and development of miniature heat spreaders for cooling of electronic components, and study of protein aggregation dynamics in small confinements. His research has attracted significant sponsors and abroad and has resulted in a number of international collaborations including a joint Indo-US project on Futuristic Manufacturing. He has over 130 publications in peer reviewed, high impact journals, and is especially active in sponsored research and technology transfer. Prof. DasGupta is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, has received the prestigious Herdillia Award (2008) by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering and is a Senior Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

Professional Experience:

  • Dean, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy IIT Kharagpur, 2013 - present
  • Associate Dean, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy, IIT Kharagpur, 2019 - 2013
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 2004 - present
  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 1998 -2004


Digital Microfluidics, Spreading and Wetting, Micro-cooling


Contact Information


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  • Post-Doctoral Research 1992-1994 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Ph.D. 1992 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • M.Tech, Chemical Engineering 1987 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering 1985 Jadavpur University (University Gold Medalist)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, India.
  • Herdillia Award (2008) by the IIChE for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering.
  • Best Paper Award at the 4th ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, March 1995, Hawaii, USA.
  • First in the class, M. Tech at IIT Kanpur.
  • University Gold Medalist for academic excellence, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2008

Year of Birth: 1962