Prof. Anup K.Ghosh

Department of Materials Science and Engineering | IIT DELHI

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Prof. Anup K. Ghosh

Prof Anup K. Ghosh has over 29 years of research experience. With over 1300 citations, an h-index of 20 (from isi web of science), and 8 patents to his credit, he is regarded as a global leader in Polymer Processing and Rheology, having significantly contributed in the areas of Reactive Processing of Polymer Blends and Alloys, and Microcellular Processing.

He has outstanding contribution on blend morphology development during reactive extrusion. The lamellar structure formation mechanism proposed by him has been cited by renowned researchers, Paul (Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part C, 2007) and Han (Polymer, 1999). He has uniquely used rheology as a tool for morphology prediction and subsequent processability of polymers. Known for his understanding of foamability of polymers, he has developed microcellular scaffolds, which have been successfully tested for cell growth in AIIMS. In the evaluation of material sustainability, he has shown that LCA can accomplish complete material and energy audits using cradle-to-cradle approach. He is working with DRDO on development of bullet-proof vests, using shear thickening fluids.

He is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, He held the prestigious Reliance Chair Professor at IIT Delhi during 2006-11. He has supervised 22 Ph.D. thesis and over 90 M.Tech. thesis. For his innovative development of polymeric orthotic knee joints for locomotor disabled people, with successful field trials on 1000 patients, he was conferred the National Award (2015). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Packaging Technology and Research and is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Plastics Film & Sheeting and International Journal of Plastics Technology. He is Member, Board of Governors, NIT Delhi and Member, Research Advisory Council, GAIL (India) Ltd. and Shriram Institute for Industrial Research. He is elected as International Representative of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Asian Workshop in Polymer Processing (AWPP) and Fellow of Indian Plastics Institute (IPI).

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering (1986)SUNY Buffalo, New York, USA
  • M.Tech., Chemical Engineering (1982) IIT Kanpur, India
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering (1980) Calcutta University, India
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Chemistry (1976) Calcutta University, India
Head, Department of Materials Sci. & Engg.

2018- till date

IIT Delhi

Head, Centre for Polymer Sci. & Engg.

2014- 2017

IIT Delhi

Associate Dean, IRD

2009- 2011

IIT Delhi

Head, Centre for Polymer Sci. & Engg.

2006- 2009

IIT Delhi

Reliance Chair Professor

2006- 2011

IIT Delhi


2005- till date

IIT Delhi

Associate Professor

1997 - 2005

IIT Delhi

Assistant Professor

1991 - 1997

IIT Delhi

Research Assistant Professor

1988 - 1991

Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA

Post Doctoral Fellow

1986 - 1988

Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA

    Industrial Experience/Interactions

  • 1 month training at Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Rourkela, India (2001).
  • 1.5 months training at the materials testing laboratory at Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), Heavy Engineering Division at Hazira Works, Surat, India (2002).
  • Research collaborations with ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (Clinton, NJ, USA) to investigate nanoscale tribology of antiwear additives (10/2012 – 02/2016).
  • Research collaborations with Pixelligent Technologies LLC (Baltimore, MD, USA) to investigate nanoparticles as antiwear additives for automobile lubricants (06/2013 – 02/2016).

  • Reviewer

  • Nature Scientific Reports, Small, Applied Physics Letters, RSC Advances, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Tribology International, Langmuir, Lubricants, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Carbon, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

  • Contributing Reviewer

  • Nature, Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters, Tribology Letters, Advanced Materials

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Award, IIT Delhi (2014-15)
  • 5th National Award, Deptt. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India (2015)
  • Received FITT Award for Best Industry relevant Ph.D project at IITD, (2009)
  • Best ISCA Poster Award, Indian Science Congress (2004) and Polymer Processing Society (2009)
  • Meritorious Service Award, Indian Plastics Institute, Mumbai (2002) Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, Calcutta University (2001)
Over 25 years, teaching various courses (UG & PG) in Polymer Science and Engg., and Chemical Engg. Developed Polymer Processing Lab Course (PTP720) and supervised Summer Training of M.Tech. Programme. Courses taught in Polymer Science:
  • Polymer Processing(PTL720)
  • Polymer Engineering and Rheology(PTL707)
  • Polymer Blends and Alloys(PTL714)
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering(PTL718)
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA June, 2012
  • Visiting Scientist at UIUC, USA, June 2012
  • Visiting Scientist at University of Guelph, Canada, June 2010
  • Visiting Faculty at University of Akron, USA, June-July, 2006,2007 & 2008
  • Visiting Professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2006.
  • “Life Cycle Analysis in terms of Environmental Studies” ICPE Publication, Thompson Press, New Delhi (2002)
  • "Plastics for Environment & Sustainable Development" ICPE Publication, Thompson Press, New Delhi (2003)
  • “Life Cycle Analysis of Plastics in Packaging” ICPE Publication, Thompson Press, New Delhi (2005)
  • “Advanced Materials Research” IIT Delhi Research Review, Vol.1, Issue 3, April (2010)
  • “Processability of Polymers” –in progress, Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd (2015/16)
  • “Processability of Polymer Composites”- in progress, Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd (2015/16)