S. Sukhatme

S. P. Sukhatme

Director at IIT Bombay

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Visiting Professor At the Department of Mechanical Engineering - Iowa State University


Bachelor's degree - Mechanical Engineering , Banaras Hindu University

Doctor of ScienceM.I.T.

Doctor of ScienceMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degreeMassachusetts Institute of Technology

degrees of Master of ScienceM.I.T.


Faculty Member - Universities Press Pvt

Professor Emeritus - Indian National Academy of Engineering

Member of the Project Advisory Committee - National Science

Board Member - Indian Institute of Technology , Bombay

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Professor S. P. Sukhatme
Director of IIT Bombay (1995-2000) (Editor's Note: Note that Prof. Sukhatme's comments from this point onward should be read with the late 90s timeframe when this article was written in mind.

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Prof. Suhas P. Sukhatme
Prof Suhas P Sukhatme born on November 5, 1938, obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University in 1958. Subsequently he obtained the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and Doctor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1965 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the post of Professor in 1970 and served as the Head of the Department from 1973 to 1975. In 1982-83, he was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, U.S.A. He worked as Deputy Director from December 1983 to December 1985 and as the Director of IIT Bombay from January 1995 to January 2000. He then served as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for five years upto January 2005. Professor Sukhatme is known for his outstanding contributions both in teaching and research, in the areas of Heat Transfer and Energy. He has contributed significantly to studies on (i) heat transfer during condensation of liquid metal vapours, (ii) convective heat transfer in external flows, (iii) heat transfer in thermal insulation, (iv) heat transfer from fin arrays, (v) thermodynamic and transport properties of various fluids and their mixtures, and (vi) heat transfer during condensation of refrigerants on integral-fin tubes. He has guided nineteen students for their Ph.D. degree and published nearly 70 papers. He is also the author of two widely known text books in Heat Transfer and Solar Energy. more……

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Prof S P Sukhatme of IIT Bombay recently estimated in a scholarly paper that renewables, at best could only provide under 49% of the yearly power requirements of India by 2050.

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