This is a fundamental subject for all Chemical Engineering students and is also important in disciplines as diverse as Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. Over the last few decades, the subject has revolutionized the way engineering science is taught. This course deals with the unified treatment of the different transport processes, ubiquitous in industry as well as in nature. Momentum, heat and mass transfer are taught together due to the underlying similarities of the mathematics and molecular mechanisms describing such processes. The students will be made aware of the core scientific connections and will be encouraged to solve problems based on relevant analogies.
Prof. Sunando DasGupta is a professor of Chemical Engineering and was the Dean of Sponsored Research at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He obtained his Bachelorís degree from the Jadavpur university, Masters from IIT Kanpur and PhD from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA in 1992. His research interests are in the fields of microscale transport processes and microfluidics and he has over 130 publications in peer reviewed journals. Prof. DasGupta is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, has received the Herdillia Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering and is a Senior Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.