Professor Surjya Kumar Maiti

Professor, IIT Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Fracture Mechanics, Stress Analysis, Computational Methods - FEM, BEM & Meshless Methods, Structural Health Monitoring..


Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis.

Consultancy Areas:

Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis.


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Major Professional Contributions:

My major contributions have been in the training of high quality technical man-power covering a wide domain of mechanical engineering to serve the society. The other contributions include advancing the understanding of mechanics of crack propagation through, and fracture of, brittle, ductile and cellular materials and composites. I have also developed several numerical schemes based on finite element method, boundary element method and meshless method useful for stress analysis of components with cracks or damages. Additionally, I have contributed to develop several analytical methods for the health monitoring of variety of machine and structural components based on vibration signatures..

Professional Experience:

  • G K Devarajulu Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 2009-2012 & 2014 to date
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2010-11)
  • Head, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 2005-2008
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1986-2005
  • Chairman, GATE 2003, IIT Bombay
  • Chairman, Placements, IIT Bombay, 1998-2001.


Stress analysis, design, fracture mechanics and computational methods, structural health monitoring..


Contact Information


Mechanical Engineering Department
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076

Tel: 022-2576-7526 (off), 022-2576-8526 (res)

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  • BE (Mech) R.E. College Durgapur 1970
  • MSc (Mech Engg) Birmingham University 1973
  • PhD IIT Bombay 1980
  • Postdoctoral Cambridge University 1981-83


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering 1996
Fellow of American Society of Engineers 2008
Fellow of National Academy of Sciences of India 2010
Associate Editor of Sadhana, 2013 to date.
Royal Society (London) Bursary for Postdoctoral Research in Cambridge Univ., 1981-82
Postdoctoral Fellowship of Cambridge University, 1982-83

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1996

Year of Birth: 1948