Distinguished Members


Dr R.Bhattacharya

Prof & Head,IIT-KGP
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, 1987. M.Tech. and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 1976 – 1983. Area of Interest: Vibration, Dynamics, Elasticity, Multi-scale modeling of materials, Vibration based fault diagnosis in Industrial Installations. Contributed several peer reviewed International and national Journal and Conference papers. Current Position: Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. Teaching and research experience for 23 years. Involved in several projects of national importance, namely:

  1. Design and Dynamics of the Cryo-arms of the SLP at Shar Centre, Sriharikota, ISRO.
  2. Design of liquid Springs for mobile missile launchers, DRDO.
  3. Vibration reduction of the Kaveri engine rotor by Squeeze film damper, GTRE.
  4. Reduction of turbine blade vibration in Kaveri Engine rotor, GTRE
  5. Design and dynamics of a flexible rotor suspended by Active magnetic bearings, CSIR.