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Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO)
Chandigarh, 160 030, Chandigarh, India

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya is GVMM chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has served IIT Kanpur for around 16+ years since 2007 during which he was Head of Design interdisciplinary program between 2017-2020. Prior to this, he completed his Master of Sciences degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He had a postdoctoral stint at the Birck Nanotechnology Center at the Purdue University.
Prof. Bhattacharya also served Suzuki Motors for nearly 6 years after his B. Tech. and before going for higher education.
His main research interests have been design and development of micro and nano sensors and actuation platforms, Fabrication technologies at various scales, functional material technologies and various applications, product design and development, Innovation technology management etc.
Dr. Bhattacharya has guided around 18 Ph.D. students and more than 30 master’s students and has authored around 110 peer reviewed international journal papers, 06 US granted patents, 12 Indian patents, 14 edited research monologues, and many conference proceedings.
In his 16+ years of research career of IIT Kanpur Dr. Bhattacharya has created a strong research program in the domain of biomedical sensors, functional materials and micro/nano manufacturing executing around 24 thematic research projects as a Principle Investigator valued about 17 crores with funding partners like DST, DBT, BIRAC, ISRO, ADA, Boeing, Victoria Innovation Council, Australia, Indo US Science and Technology forum etc. He has also served in capacity as council member of Indo-German Science and Technology Council, DST Task Force on Water Treatment Initiative, Modernization Board Member of Artificial Limb Manufacturing company, a mini navratna enterprise under the Ministry of Social Justice, which caters to the disability sector in the country etc.
He has also served as the principle subject matter expert of the Swayamprabha Mechanical Engineering Channel of the Ministry or education and has himself taught almost 200+ Lecture hours in Youtube for subjects related to manufacturing processes, Manufacturing systems, Sensor and Fabrication Technologies, Design practice etc. under the National Program of Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a ministry of education initiative. Dr. Bhattacharya has many awards and accolades to his credit, which includes the Young Engineers Award from the Institute of Engineers, Young Scientist Award of the Institute for Smart Structures and System, the Best Mechanical engineering design award from the National Design Research Forum, Institution of Engineers of India, Fellowship of the royal society of Chemistry, UK, Senior Membership of IEEE, Fellowship of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (IETE), respectively.
He has also won the NASI Reliance Platinum Jubilee Award from the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. R.S. Khandpur Award of IETE, Engineer M.P. Baya National Award of the Institution of Engineers India, and Abdul Kalam Technological Innovation National fellowship from the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Last Updated on: 2024-01-17 16:27:25


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