School of Mechanical Materials and Energy Engineering
Dr. Prabir Sarkar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering at IIT Ropar. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he was working as an Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA. At NIST, Dr. Sarkar was working on sustainable standards and manufacturing. He completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on creativity in engineering design. He did his Master of Design also from IISc on Product Design and Engineering. He worked for Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) in the research and development division. Dr. Sarkar’s research interests include product design, sustainability, creativity, and design research. He is interested in developing new methods and tools for helping designers and companies to design novel, useful, and sustainable products, processes, and services.
Sustainability and eco design
Creativity and innovation
Engineering design and industrial design
Design research, design methods, design process, and bio-mimicry
Design theory and methodology, ergonomics, aesthetics, and problem solving
Anshu Dhar Jayal received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune in 1998. He then received a masters degree in the same field from the University of Utah in 2003, with research work involving modification of deposition tool paths in fused deposition modeling (FDM), followed by a doctoral degree in the same program in 2006, with research focused towards investigating cutting fluid application effects in machining. He worked at the University of Utah as a postdoctoral researcher, and briefly at Intellevate India (Pvt.) Ltd. as a patent analyst, before joining the University of Kentucky as a postdoctoral researcher in 2008 and then joining IIT Ropar as an assistant professor in 2011. His research interests are broadly related to advancement of sustainable manufacturing, with an emphasis on dry, near-dry and cryogenic machining.
Modeling and optimization of sustainable manufacturing processes and systems.
Metrics development for sustainability evaluation in sustainable product and process design.
Tribological and thermo-mechanical issues in manufacturing processes: experimental investigation and numerical modeling.
Microstructure alteration in engineering materials for improved surface integrity, and hence enhanced life and performance, for overall sustainability improvement.