Dr. Manjula Das Ghatak

Assistant Professor

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Yupia, India (1/7/2015 to till date)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Yupia, India (9/3/2015 to 31/5/2015)
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India (14/02/2004 to 26/12/2009)

Education:

  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India. [December’2009 to July’2015]
  • M.Tech. in Fluid Mechanics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. [July’2007-July’2009]
  • B. E. in Mechanical Engineering, Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat, India. [July’1999-July’2003]

Research Interests:

  • Fluid and Thermal Engineering, IC Engines, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Energy

Short Term Courses/Workshop Attended:

  1. Workshop on Technical Writing during Reflux 2.0 – Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati on March 9, 2015.
  2. Short term course on Hydroelectric Power Development organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India from December 5- 9, 2011.
  3. Summer school on Efficient fossil energy technologies, organized by Centre for Energy, IIT Guwahati, India from July 4-10, 2011.
  4. Workshop on Mechatronics using LabVIEW, organized by Department of Aerospace Engineering & Applied Mechanics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur from March 27-28, 2009.
  5. Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship, organized by, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim from December 1-14, 2006.
  6. Workshop on Discovering and Inspiring Self and Others, organized by Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim from March 20-21, 2005.
  7. Short term course on Design and Manufacturing of Composite Materials, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India from December 6- 10, 2004.

Conferences Attended and Presented Paper:

  1. 1stInternational Conference on Non-Conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), organized by JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India, January 16-17, 2014.
  2. 22nd National and 11th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference organized by IIT Kharagpur, India, December 28-31, 2013.
  3. International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, organized by S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, August 3-5, 2009.

Reviewer:

  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (AIP Publishing)

Awards/ Recognition Received:

  • Best Article Award by Journal of Advanced Engineering Research for the year 2014.
  • Scholarship for doctoral studies at IIT Guwahati from Ministry of Human Recourse and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for period of December, 2009–December, 2013.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Biogas  Forum – India (BiGFIN)

Courses Taught/Teaching:

  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Basic Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  • Basic Thermodynamics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Gas Turbine Power Plant System
  • Steam Power Generation and Performance Analysis
  • Green Car Technology

Administrative Experiences:

  1. Faculty-In-Charge, Strength of Materials Lab, CE Department, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, 2015
  2. Faculty-In-Charge, Basic Thermodynamics Lab, ME Department, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, 2015
  3. Faculty-In-Charge, IC Engine Lab, ME Department, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, 2015
  4. Faculty-In-Charge, Workshop Practice-I (shared), ME Department, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, 2015

List of Publications:

International Journals:

  1. Ghatak , M.D., & Mahanta, P.. 2017. Kinetic Model Development for Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass. International Journal of Technology. Vol. 8(4), pp.673-680. [scopus indexed]

DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v8i4.9491

  1. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2017), Kinetic model development for biogas production from cattle dung. AIP Conference Proceedings 1859, 020010 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4990163. [scopus indexed]
  2. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2016), “Biogas Purification using Chemical Absorption”. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), vol. 8 (3), pp. 1600-1605. [scopus indexed]
  3. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Kinetic Assessment of Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomasses”. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), vol. 3(5), pp. 244-249.
  4. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (July 2014), “Comparison of Kinetic Models for Biogas Production Rate from Saw Dust”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, vol. 3(7), pp. 248-254.
  5. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “The Effect of Temperature and Total Solid on Biomethanation of Sugarcane Bagasse”, The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 7 (3), pp. 68-75.
  6. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Effect of Temperature on Co-Digestion of Cattle Dung with Lignocellulosic Biomasses”, Journal of Advanced Engineering Research, vol. 1(1), pp. 1-7 (2014). Received the Best Article Award of 2014.
  7. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta, “Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Potential Source of Biomass”. Accepted for publication in International Journal on Current Science & Technology (2017).
  8. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2015), “Effect of Temperature on Biogas Production from Rice Straw and Rice Husk”, International Journal of Energy (communicated).

International Conferences:

  1. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2017), Kinetic model development for biogas production from cattle dung, Proceedings of International Conference on Functional Materials, Characterization, Solid State Physics, Power, Thermal and Combustion Energy (FCSPTC)-2017, organized by Ramachandra College of engineering, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India during 7th & 8th April 2017.
  2. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Effect of Temperature on Biogas Production  from Lignocellulosic Biomasses”, Proceedings of 2014 1stInternational Conference on Non-Conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), pp:164-168, organized by JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India, 16-17th Jan’2014, Published in IEEE xplore digital library (2014), pp. 117-121. doi:10.1109/ICONCE.2014.6808702.
  3. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2013), “Biogas production from lignocellulosic biomasses” Proceedings of the 22nd National and 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference 2013, organized by IIT Kharagpur, India, 28th to 31st Dec’2013.
  4. Das Ghatak, S.K. Mukherjea and B.K. Mandal (2009), “Numerical Prediction of Velocity and Temperature Distributions in a diffusion Flame under Reduced Gravity Conditions”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, pp: 247-251, organized by S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, August 3-5, 2009.
  5. Bijan Kumar Mandal, Sujoy Kumar Mukherjea, Manjula Das Ghatak, Simulation of Confined Co-Flow Methane-Air Diffusion Flame Under Microgravity Condition With Variable Property Formulation, ASME Turbo Expo 2011, June 6-10, 2011,Vancouver, Canada (Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings).
  6. Radu, Tanja Blanchard, Richard E.Wheatley, Andrew D.Yadav, D.Bora, D. Purkayastha, R. Ghatak, M. Barbora, L. Mahanta, P. Collins, F. Diamond, D (2014), “Providing energy for rural Indian communities: anaerobic digestion at Loughborough University”, poster was displayed at: UK AD and Biogas 2014 conference, Birmingham, Great Britain, 2-3 July.
  7. A. Das and M. Das Ghatak, (2017), Performance study of bio-diesel using waste cooking oil, poster presented in “International Workshop on Energy, Propulsion and Environment” 2017 held during March 8-11’2017 at IIT Kanpur.