ME | NIT Sikkim
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SIKKIM


NameDr. Pranab Kumar Kundu
DesignationAssistant Professor
Academic QualificationBTech - Kalyani Government Engineering College
ME - Jadavpur University
PhD - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Areas of InterestMicrofabrications, Microfluidics, Transport Phenomena, Micro Heat Spreaders, Grinding, Non-traditional Machining Processes
Work Experience17 Years Teaching & Research Experiences
TeachingsThermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Manufacturing Sc.
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
List of Publications

International Journals (SCI/Scopus Index):


1. P. K. Kundu, S. Chakraborty, S. DasGupta, Experimental Investigation of Enhanced Spreading and Cooling from a Micro-grooved Surface, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2011, Volume 11, Number 4, 489-499, DOI: 10.1007/s10404- 011-0814- 5
2. P. K. Kundu, S. Mondal, S. Chakraborty, S. DasGupta, Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of On-Chip Micro Heat Pipe, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 2015, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 75-93, DOI:10.1080/15567265.2014.1003342
3. P. K. Mondal, H. Gaikwad, P. K. Kundu, S. Wongwises, Effect of thermal asymmetries on the entropy generation analysis of a variable viscosity Couette–Poiseuille flow, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 2017, Volume 231, Issue 5, pp 1011–1024, https://doi.org/10.1177/0954408916688234
4. M. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Kundu, Development of a simple and efficient delivery technique for grinding Ti-6Al- 4V. International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials 2017, In press.
5. M. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Kundu, Laser dressing of grinding wheels – A review. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems 2017, In press.
6. M. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Kundu, Optimization of Dressing Infeed of Alumina Wheel for Grinding Ti-6Al- 4V. Materials and Manufacturing Processes 2018, Accepted for publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2018.1453164

International Conference


1. P. K. Kundu, S. Das, S. Sinha, P. P. Chowdhury, On Grinding Wheel Performance in Dry and Wet Conditions – Proc. 4th Int. Conf. On Mech. Engg., Dec.26-28, 2001, Mech. Engg. Dept., BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol. IV, Sec. V, pp. 19-24.
2. P. K. Kundu, S. P. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty, Computational Modelling of Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer in Laser Surface Melting – Proc. 4th Workshop on Application of Laser in Mechanical Industry (WALMI), Feb.22-24, 2002, Dept. of Mech. Engg., Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
3. P. K. Kundu, S. P. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty, Cutting of Mild Steel Specimens in CO2 Laser - Proc. Int. Conf. On Manufacturing, Aug.9-11, 2002, Industrial & Production Engg. Dept., BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol. I, pp. 519- 526.
4. M. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Kundu, Performance Evaluation of Conventional Abrasive Wheels for Grinding Ti-6Al- 4V, Proc. International Conference on Mechanical Materials and Renewable Energy, Dec. 8-10, 2017, SMIT Majhitar, Accepted for publication. Received Best Paper Award

National Conference


1. P. K. Kundu, S. P. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty, Study on Temperature During Cutting of Low Carbon Steel Specimens in CO2 Laser – Proc. 20th AIMTDR Conf., Dec.13-15, 2002, Dept. of Prod. Engg., BIT Mesra, Ranchi, pp. 349-354.
2. P. K. Kundu, T. Das, A. Mohapatra, S. DasGupta and S. Chakraborty, Initiation of Super Hydrophobic Silicon Surface Using Electrostatic Self-Assembly, CHEMCON, Dec. 27-29, 2011, Bengaluru, India
3. T. Das, P. K. Kundu, S. DasGupta, S. Chakraborty, Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Triangular Microgrooves, ChemBridge Conference Proceedings, Kolkata, 2012.
4. M. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Kundu, Laser Assisted Conditioning of Aluminium Oxide Grinding Wheel using Nd:YAG Laser: A Review, Proc. National Conference on Advanced Functional Materials Processing & Manufacturing, Feb. 2-3, 2017, CMERI Durgapur, pp. 63-66.

Books:

1. S. Sarkar and P. K. Kundu, Engineering Mechanics, Matrix Educare Pvt. Ltd., 2015, 231/A, C. R. Avenue, 700006, ISBN 978-93-80221-01-4 (Pages 640), July 2016.

2. S. Sarkar and P. K. Kundu, Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Matrix Educare Pvt. Ltd., 231/A, C. R. Avenue, 700006, ISBN 978-93-80221-21-2 (Pages 670), January 2017.

3. S. Sarkar and P. K. Kundu, Thermal Power Engineering, Matrix Educare Pvt. Ltd., 231/A, C. R. Avenue, 700006, ISBN 978-93-80221-45-8 (Pages 459), January 2017.
Membership of Professional Bodies1. Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (I)
2. Life Member of Association of Engineers (I)
Achievements1. Received National Scholarship Merit Certificate from Education Department, Government of West Bengal
2. Qualified GATE 2000
3. Institute Fellowship Autumn Semester 2006 2007 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of IIT Kharagpur
4. Institute Fellowship Autumn Semester 2006 2007 in the Department of Aerospace Engineering of IIT Kharagpur
5. Nominated for Vivesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellow from NIT Sikkim 2017-2018
Office AddressDr. Pranab Kumar Kundu
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology Sikkim
Ravangla, South Sikkim-737 139
Contactspranab@nitsikkim.ac.in
94338 87700
Extras1. Faculty In-charge of Sports, Games & Cultural Activities, NIT Sikkim
2. Invited Talk: TEQIP-II sponsored Short term Course on “Advances in Micro System Technologies (AMST)" scheduled from 20.02.2017 to 24.02.2017 at Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, India.
3. Research Visit: University of California, Irvine, CA, USA (June -July 2009)