Deben Das

Deben Das

Background and Research Interest

Dr. Das's current research interests include Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Their Applications to Nanofluids.

Courses

  • ME 414 - Thermal Systems Design (3 credits)
  • ME 416 - Design of Mechanical Equipment for the Petroleum Industry (3 credits)
  • ME 453 - Propulsion Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 641 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • ME 642 - Advanced Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 443/643 - Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids (3 credits)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 1983
  • M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 1974
  • B. S. in Mechanical Engineering (Honors), Best Graduate Gold Medal recipient NIT Rourkela, Sambalpur University, 1972

Research Projects:

Principal Investigator on the Following Projects
YEARTOPICAGENCY

AMOUNT

2016 June- 2017 May Nanofluids in Microchannel Alaska Space Grant Program

$30,000

(with 1:1 salary match)

2015 Fall Abaqus software leasing for Roy Strandberg Institute of Northern Engineering $1,250
2015 Fall Tuition assistantship for Jagan Satti Graduate School $1,501
2015 Summer Research assistantship for Jagan Satti INE Overhead Acct. $2,083
2014 Thermal and Fluid Dyn. Evaluation
Grant-In-Aid, Dustin Ray
ASHRAE $11,500
2012 Spring Equipment Research Grant Provost/UAF $14,390
2012 (Jan.-May) NSF AK EPSCoR Research Fellowship (Dustin Ray) NSF, Alaska EPSCoR $21,500
2011 July-2014 July Nanofluids for NASA Applications NASA $879,523 (with UAF salary match)
2011June-Dec. Nanotechnology Course Development NASA/EPSCoR/ASGP $30,000 (with UAF salary match)
2011 Jan.-May NSF AK EPSCoR Research Fellowship (R. Vajjha) NSF, Alaska EPSCoR $23,616
2010-2011 Doctoral Research Fellowship Support ( R. Vajjha) Dean, Grad. School, Univ. of Alaska $27,600
2010-2011 Nanofluids for Applications in NASA Missions NASA/EPSCoR/ASGP $40,000
2009-10 Fellowship for doctoral student Support (R. Vajjha) Dean, Grad. School Univ. of Alaska $25,880
2009-10 Fellowship for doctoral student Support (R. Strandberg) Alaska Space Grant Prog. $5,000
2009 Summer Research Assistantship (R. Vajjha) EPSCoR $2,120
2008 Fall Tuition Assistance (B. Sahoo & R. Vajjha) Dean, Grad. School $3,000
2008 Summer Research Assistantship (Sahoo & Vajjha) Office of Electronic Miniaturization $3,000
2008 Summer Tuition Assistance (Sahoo & Vajjha) Dean, Grad. School $4,000
2008 Spr./Sum. Research Award for MS student (R. Vajjha) EPSCoR Univ. of Alaska $6,243
2008 Spring Tuition support and Res. Assistantship for MS student (B. Sahoo) INE Univ. of Alaska $9,220
2006-2007 Fellowship for doctoral student support (D. Kulkarni) Nanofluids Research Dean, Grad School, Univ. of Alaska/td>$22,464
2006 Summer Grad Student support (1-Phd, 1-MS), Nanofluids research (Kulkarni, Namburu) Arctic Region Supercomputing $18,000
2005-2006 Fellowship for doctoral student support (D. Kulkarni), Nanofluids research Dean, Grad School, Univ. of Alaska $19,964
2005 Summer Graduate Student Support, Nanofluids research Arctic Region Supercomputing $10,880
2004-2005 Graduate Student Support, Chip Scale Thermal Modeling for microelectronics/ Nanofluids(for D. Kulkarni) Center for Nanosensor Tech. (CNT)/USDOD $38,800
2004 Summer Innovative cooling system with nano-fluids (one month support for D. Das) Center for Nanosensor Tech. (CNT)/USDOD $ 18,500
2004 Summer Graduate Student Support and Fall Gas Hydrate Modeling (for V. Subbaihaa.) Arctic Region Super Computing Center (ARSC) $20,000
2003-2004 Graduate Student Support Micro scale Heat Transfer and research on Nanofluids (for D. Kulkarni) Center for Nanosensor Tech. (CNT)/USDOD $38,000
2003-2004 Graduate Student Support, Heat and Fluid Flow Modeling of Gas Hydrates ( for V. Subbaihaa.) Arctic Region Super Computing Center (ARSC) $36,500
YEAR TOPIC AGENCY AMOUNT
2003 CFD Modeling of Gas Hydrates summer support for D.Das) Arctic Region Super (Computing Center (ARSC) $ 18,500
2002-2003 Graduate Student Support Thermal Management of Micro/Nano chips (for D. Kulkarni) Center for Nanosensor Tech. (CNT) / USDOD $32,500
2003 Thermal research on electronic cooling (summer support for D. Das) CNT $37,000
2001-2002 Graduate Student Support Heat Transfer Effects on GTL Transmission (for S. Nerella) Petroleum Development Lab/ USDOE $15,000
2000-2002 ITM Syngas Reactor for Natural Gas Conversion Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., PA $87,800
1996 Lecturing and Research in a Developing Country Rotary International, IL $5,000
1995 Design of a Rocket Motor Test Stand Alaska Space Grant, NASA $5,000
1993 Graduate Student Support Modeling of Ice Coring Devices(for S. Hazarika) Polar Ice Coring Office $8,800
1993 Monitoring Heater Testing Rheem Manufacturing Company, AR $3,000
1992-93 Cold Weather Testing of Outdoor Gas-Fired Heaters Rheem Manufacturing Company, AR $48,900
1992-93 Graduate Student Support, Finite Element Analysis for Thermal Drilling ( for S. Hazarika & D. Choi) Polar Ice Coring Office $17,600
1992-93 Curriculum Development in Propulsion Engineering Alaska Space Grant, NASA $5,000
1992 School of Engineering Machine Shop Support, Drill Fabrication. Polar Ice Coring Office $4,000
1991-92 Graduate Student Support, Thermal Modeling of Ice Coring Office Operation ( for S. Jois) Polar Ice Coring $17,200
1991 Performance Evaluation of New Air Intake Fixtures on Heaters Rheem Manufacturing Company, AR $39,200
1990 Testing of Heaters to Eliminate Icing Problem Rheem Manufacturing Company, AR $39,700
1989 Moisture Accumulation in Insulated Walls U.S. Army Cold Region Research &Engin. Lab $7,200
1988-89 Graduate Student Support, Gas Hydrate Research (for D. Scott) Petroleum Development Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy $10,400
1988-89 Tandem Propeller Application for Ships Marine Highway System, AK $22,800
1988 Computation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in VLS U.S. Navy/SCEEE $27,200
1987-88 Halon System Design for Remote Diesel Power Plants Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities, AK $20,500
1987-88 Graduate Student Support, Fire Protection Research (for V. Srivastava) Inst. of Northern Eng. & State of Alaska $6,000
1986-87 Photovoltaic Systems for Alaska Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities, AK $12,000
1986-87 Field Study of Bethel Fire Protection System Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities, AK $30,500
1985-86 Rocket Nozzle Heat Transfer U.S. Navy/SCEEE $5,000
1985-86 Halon Fire Protection System Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities, AK $30,500
Co-Principal Investigator of the Following Projects
2016 summer CFD of nanoscale drug powder flow in blood, With Co-PI Jason Slat UAF BLaST Program

$5,000

2008 Bench Scale Test Setup for Fan Coil Testing
With Co-PI Roy Strandberg
CCHRC

$6,100

2006 Comprehensive Evaluation of Bridge Anti-icing Technologies Alaska Dept. of Trans. and Publ. Fac. Anchorage $65,000
2006 Preparator of proposal for "Equipment for Thermal Systems Lab for Microelectronic Packaging " A Joint Proposal Murdock Foundation Total $425 K with match $100,000
2005 Crisis Intervention Training for Young Adults (Students) at NAMI Eli Lilly Company $2,500
2004-05 HVAC Systems for Long Range Radar Stations Aero-Thermo, Inc, US Dept. of Defense $25,000
1998-99 Energy Research with Fuel Cell U.S. Dept. of Energy $1 Million
1998-99 Evaluation of Syngas Generators Air Products, PA $37,800
1990 Engineering Development of PICO Ice Test Well Facility Polar Ice Coring Office $7,000
1989-90 Waste Heat Driven Refrigeration Unit for Alaska Alaska Energy Authority $22,400
1987-88 Alaskan Commodities Irradiation Project U.S. Dept. of Energy $450,000

Graduate Student Supervision

Name of StudentMasters or Ph.D.Title of ThesisGraduation or Project Date
a. Served as Major Advisor
Vineet Srivastava Masters Finite Element Modeling of Hydrate Summer 1988
David Scott Masters Heat Transfer Model in Hydrate Spring 1990
Surrandar Naganathan Masters Turbulent Flow Computation Summer 1991
Srikanta Jois Masters Thermal Modeling of Ice Cores Summer 1992
Sandeep Hazarika Masters Thermal Drill Modeling Fall 1993
Toshifumo Kono Masters Analysis of Boundary Layers Fall 1994
H. Ed Bargar Masters Heat Transfer in Wall Systems Fall 1995
Bhushan Parikh Masters Alternative Fuels for Engines Spring 1998
Michael Bethune Masters Gas Dynamics Computation in VLS Spring 2000
Harold Ed. Bargar Ph.D. Buoyancy Effects in Tall Buildings Spring 2003
Loknath Panda Masters Fuel Cell Modeling Studies Incomplete
Sirisha Nerella Masters Heat Transfer Effect on GTL Transmission Summer 2002
Devdatta Kulkarni Masters Thermal Management of Micro/ Nano Chips Summer 2003
Vijay. Subbaihaa. Masters Heat & Fluid Flow Modeling of Gas Hydrate Fall 2004
Devdatta Kulkarni Ph.D. Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer on Micro/Nano Scales Summer 2007
Praveen Namburu M.S. Numerical Modeling of Nanofluids Summer 2007
Brij Mahagaonkar M.S. Thermophysical Properties of nanofluids Summer 2007
Roy Strandberg M.S. Nanofluids for Building Heating & Cooling Summer 2009
Ravikanth Vajjha M.S. Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Applications Summer 2008
Bhaskar Sahoo (Co-Chair) M.S. Fluid Dyn. And Thermal Prop. of nanofluids Summer 2008
Sravan K. Allam MS Application of Nanofluids in Auto. Radiators Incomplete
Hanumanth Rao Konakanchi MS Electrical Conductivity of Nanofluids Summer 2010
Ravikanth Vajjha Ph.D. Rheology and Heat Transfer of Nanofluids Summer 2012
Roy Strandberg Ph.D. Experimental and Numerical Studies on Nanofluids Summer 2013
Jagganadh Satti Ph.D. Properties and CFD involving nanofluids Summer 2014
Dustin Ray MS Application of Nanofluids in Auto. Radiators Summer 2012
Jabez Chinnam MS Surface Tension and Contact Angle of Nanofliuids Summer 2014
Jagganadha Satti Ph.D. Thermophysical Properties and CFD of nanofluids Fall 2015
Roy Strandberg Ph.D. Building heating with nanofluids exper. & numer. Spring 2016
Dustin Ray Ph.D. Nanofluids in microchannel heat exchangers

Fall 2016

Jason Slats MS CFD studies of nanoscale drug powder in blood

Spring 2017

Member of Thesis Committee (in addition to above)
James Stevens (MS) ESM Karen Zhulke (MS); ME
Scott C. Declue (MS) ESM George Wandover (MS); ME
Min Wan (MS) ME Meherdad Nadem (MS); Pet E.
Khalid Alsubai (MS) Pet. E. Paul Richmond (Ph.D.);ME
Pralhad Mutalik (MS) Pet E. Dan Basketfield (Ph.D.); CE
Brendan A. Sandiford (MS) ESM Dong J. Choi (MS); ME
Mark C. Jordan (MS) CE Randahl D. Roadifer (MS); Pet. E.
Xiancheng Lu (MS) ME Lizheng Zhang (MS); ME
Hao Chen (MS) ME Xiaodong Zhang (MS); ME
Randy Williams (MS) ME Tapan Dasmohapatra (MS); EQS
Pradeep (MS) ME Jasper L. Rajesh (MS); ME
Jiang Shao (MS) ME Pankaj Kumar (MS); ME
Rob Peters (MS) ME Dana Lowther (MS); ME
Zheng Tu (MS) ME Rajiv lyer (MS); ME
Zuh-Yao Lee (MS) ME Akhilesh Gautam (Ph.D.); SFOS
Victor Mimken (MS) ME Sara Kralewski (MS); ME
David Wison (Ph.D.) SFOS Xianggang Zhang (MS); ME
Mathew Wilkinson (MS) ME Christopher Morgan (MS); ME
Tristan Kenny (MS) ME Curtis Watters (MS); ME
Sumit Kumar (MS) ME Srivathsan Ragunathan (MS); ME
Philip Seavers (MS) ME Venkata Ravi Mudunuri (MS); ME
Steve Meurer (MS) ME Sravan Alam (MS); ME
Praveen K. Nindujarla (MS) Xu Jiangfeng (Ph.D.): ME
Preetham Dhoopati (MS); Changed (Aug. '06) Srivathsan Ragunathan (Ph.D.); ME
Tomas Marsek (Ph. D.); EE Jagannadh Satti (MS) ME
Vamshi Avadhanula (Ph.D.) ME O. Paul Babawale (MS)AUST;Pet E.
Vamsi Mokkapati (MS); ME Vamsi Kukkapalli (MS); ME
Aside from these, I have also served as the External Examiner of seven Ph.D. and several masters' degree
defenses during the past several years.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D. K., Rheology and CFD Studies of Nanofluids, Thermophysical Properties and Correlations, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-659-92759-1, 245 pp.
  • Ray, D. R. and Das, D. K., Performance of Nanofluids in Minichannel Heat Exchangers, Experimental and Computational Evaluations of Nanofluids, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-659-93976-1, 100 pp.
  • Das, D. and Kulkarni, D., Nanofluids Properties and Their Applications, Experimental and Theoretical Studies, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-659-16609-9, 175 pp.
  • Strandberg, R.T. and Das, D. K., Heat Transfer Performance of Nanofluids, Applications in Facility Heating, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010, ISBN:978-3-8383-9842-6, 136 pp.
  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D. K., Measurements of Nanofluids Properties and Heat Transfer Computation, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8383-7214-3.

Journals and Refereed Proceedings

  • Satti, J. R., Das, D. K. and Ray, D. R.,  " Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Propylene Glycol Nanofluids and Comparison With Correlations” Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Sept. 2016, pp.35.

  • Satti, J. R., Das, D. K. and Ray, D. R., 2016, "Measurements of Densities of Propylene Glycol-Based Nanofluids and Comparison With Theory," ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, DOI: 10.1115/1.4032671, p.000000-1 thru 11.

  • Satti, J., Das, D.K., Ray, D., 2016, “Specific heat measurements of five different propylene glycol based nanofluids and development of a new correlation,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 94, pp. 343-353.

  • Chinnam, J., Das, D.K., Vajjha, R.S., Satti, J., 2015, “Measurements of the Surface Tension of Nanofluids and
    Development of a New Correlation,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 98, pp. 68-80.
  • Chinnam, J., Das, D.K., Vajjha, R.S., Satti, J., 2015, “Measurements of the Contact Angle of Nanofluids and
    Development of a New Correlation,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.
    62, pp. 1-12.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D.K. and Chukwu, G. A., 2015,“ An Experimental Determination of the Viscosity of Propylene
    Glycol/Water Based Nanofluids and Development of New Correlations” ASME J. of Fluids Engineering, Vol.
    137, pp. 081201-1 thru 15.
  • Vajjha, R.S., and Das, D.K., Ray, D.R., 2015, “Development of New Correlations for Heat Transfer and Friction
    Factor Under Turbulent Flow of Nanofluids in Flat Tubes,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.
    80, pp. 353-367.
  • Das, D.K., Vajjha, R.S. and Rout, A. K., 2014, “A Computational Study of Nanofluids Performance in Automobile
    Radiators,” Proceedings: 3rd KIIT International Symposium on Advances in Automotive Technology,
    Bhubaneswar, India, pp 1-13.
  • Das, D.K. and Ray, D. R., 2014, “Enhancement of Heat Transfer Performance Using Nanofluids,” Proceedings: The
    Institution of Engineers (India), All India Seminar on Recent Advances in Thermal Engineering, Odisha State
    Center, 13 pp.
  • Ray, D. R., and Das, D. K., 2014, "Superior Performance of Nanofluids in an Automotive Radiator," ASME Journal
    of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 6(4), p. 041002-1 thru 16.
  • Zheng, J., Schnurr, T., Dunlap, K., Das, D., and Duffy, L., 2014, “Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on
    Neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y Cells,” American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol. 10 (2), pp. 116-124.
  • Ray, D. R., Das, D. K., and Vajjha, R. S., 2014, "Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Nanofluids
    Performance in a Compact Minichannel Plate Heat Exchanger," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,
    71, pp. 732-746.
  • Konakanchi, H., Vajjha, R.S., Chukwu, G.A., and Das, D.K., 2014, “Measurements of pH of Three Nanofluids and
    Development of New Correlations,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 36 [1]:1-10.
  • Sahoo, B.C., Das, D.K., Vajjha, R.S., and Satti, J.R., 2013, “Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Silicon
    10 Dioxide Nanofluid and Development of Correlations,” ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and
    Medicine, Vol. 3, pp. 041006-1 to 10.
  • Praveen K. Namburu, K. Debendra Das, and S. Ravikanth Vajjha, 2012, "Comparison of the Performance of Copper Oxide Nanofluid with Water in Electronic Cooling," Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 9, No. 5, 15 pp., Paper ID JAI104342, Available online at www.astm.org
  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D.K., 2012, "A Review and Analysis on Influence of Temperature and Concentration of Nanofluids on Thermophysical Properties, Heat Transfer and Pumping Power", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 55, pp. 4063-4078.
  • Vajjha, R. S. and Das, D.K., 2011, "Comparison of Surface Area and Pumping Power Requirements in Heat Exchangers Using Nanofluids and Base Fluids for NASA Applications," Proceedings: Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, NASA Langley Research Center, Newport News, VA pp. 16.
  • Konakanchi, H., Vajjha, R.S., Misra, D. and Das, D.K., "Electrical Conductivity Measurements of Nanofluids and Development of New Correlations," accepted for publication in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, January 2011.
  • Das, D., Vajjha, R., Strandberg, R and Kulkarni, D., 2010, "Enhancement of the Performance of Thermal Control Systems Using Nanofluids," Proceedings: Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, pp. 16.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D. K. and Kulkarni, D.P., 2010, "Development of New Correlations for Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor in Turbulent Regime for Nanofluids," International J. Heat and Mass Transfer , Vol. 53, pp. 4607-4618.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D. K. and Namburu, P.K., 2010, "Numerical Study of Fluid Dynamic and Heat Transfer Performance of Al2O3 and CuO Nanofluids in the Flat Tube of a Radiator," International J. Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 31, pp. 613-621.
  • Strandberg, R.T. and Das, D. K., 2010, "Influence of Temperature and Properties Variation on Nanofluids in Building Heating," Energy Conversion and Management , Vol. 51 pp. 1381-1390.
  • Das, D.K., 2010, "Use of Different Types of Energy and Minimization of their Impact on the Environment," Proceedings: Energy and Environmental Impacts Related to Sustainability, Institute of Technical Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India, pp. 10-15
  • Strandberg, R.T. and Das, D. K., 2010, "Finned Tube Performance Evaluation with Nanofluids and Conventional Heat Transfer Fluids," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, (2009), Vol.49, pp. 580-588.
  • Sahoo, B.C. Vajjha, R.S., Ganguli, R., Chukwu, G.A. and Das, D.K., 2009, "Determination of Rheological Behavior of Aluminum Oxide nanofluid and Development of New Viscosity Correlations," Petroleum Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 27, 15, 1757-1770.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D. K.,, 2009, "Experimental Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Three Nanofluids and Development of New Correlations", International J. Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 4675-4682.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K. and Vajjha, R.S, 2009 "Application of Nanofluids in Heating Buildings and Reducing Pollution," Applied Energy, Vol. 86, pp 2566-2573
  • Strandberg, R.T. and Das, D. K., 2009, "Hydronic Coil Performance Evaluation with Nanofluids and Conventional Heat Transfer Fluids," ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 1, pp. 011001-1 thru -8.
  • Zhang, J., Das, D. K. and Peterson, R., 2009, "Selection of Effective and Efficient Snow Removal and Ice Control Technologies for Cold-Region Bridges," Journal of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1-14.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D.K., and Mahagaonkar, B.M., 2009, "Density Measurement of Different Nanofluids and Their Comparison with Theory," Petroleum Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 612 -624,Taylor and Francis Publications.
  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D.K., 2009,"Specific Heat Measurement of Three Nanofluids and Development of New Correlations" ASME J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, pp.071601-1 thru 7.
  • Namburu, P.K., Das, D.K., Tanguturi, K.M. and Vajhha, R.S., 2009, "Numerical Study of Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids Considering Variable Properties," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 48, pp. 290-302, Elsevier Inc.
  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D.K., 2008, "Measurements of Specific Heat and Density of Al2O3 Nanofluid," Proceedings of the International Workshop on Mesoscopic, Nanoscopic and Macroscopic Materials, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1063, pp.361-370.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Namburu, P.K., Bargar, H.E. and Das, D.K., 2008, "Convective Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamic Characteristics of SiO2-Ethylene Glycol/Water Nanofluid", Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp.1027-1035.
  • Sahoo, B.C., Shymanski, P., Das, D.K. and Ganguli, R.K., 2008, "Experimental Investigation on the Specific Heat of Zinc Oxide Nanofluid", Proceedings of 40th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 112-126.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Vajjha, R.S., Das, D.K., Oliva, D.,2008, "Application of Aluminum Oxide Nanofluids in Diesel Electric Generator as Jacket Water Coolant", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 28 , Elsevier Science, pp. 1774-1781.
  • Vajjha, R.S., Das, D.K., 2008, "Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Al2O3 Nanofluid and Development of a New Correlation", Proceedings of 40th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp.54-65.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K., 2008, "Analysis of Pressure Loss and Heat Transfer of Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow Through Trans-Alaska Pipeline System", Petroleum Science and Technology Journal, Taylor and Francis Publications, Vol. 26, pp. 610-623.
  • Das, D.K., 2008, "Specific Heat Measurement of Different Nanofluids and Their influence on Heat Transfer," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India), Forty-Ninth Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, India, 8 pp.
  • Namburu, P.K., Kulkarni, D.P., Dandekar, A. and Das, D.K., 2007 "Experimental Investigation of Viscosity and Specific Heat of Silicon Dioxide Nanofluids," Micro and Nano Letters, 2, (3), pp. 67-71.
  • Namburu, P.K., Kulkarni, D.P., Misra, D., and Das, D.K., 2007, "Viscosity of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Dispersed in Ethylene Glycol and Water Mixture," Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 32, Elsevier Inc., pp. 397-402
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Namburu, P.K., Das, D.K., 2007, "Comparison of Heat Transfer Rates of Different Nanofluids on the Basis of the Mouromtseff Number," Electronics Cooling, Volume 13, Number 3, Publisher: Flomerics Inc., Franklin, MA, pp.28-32.
  • Das, D.K., Nerella, S. and Kulkarni, D., 2007 "Thermal Properties of Petroleum and Gas-to-Liquid Products" Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis Inc., Vol. 25, pp. 415-42.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Namburu, P.K., Das, D.K., 2007, "Comparison of Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamic Performance of Nanofluids," Proceedings of NSTI Nanotechnology Conference, Santa Clara, CA, pp.4.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K., 2007, "Energy Savings in Heating Buildings and Reducing Atmospheric Pollutants Using Nanofluids," Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Global Change: Connection to the Arctic, Fairbanks, AK, pp.38-42.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K., and Patil, S.L.,2007 "Effect of Temperature on Rheological Properties of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Dispersed in Propylene Glycol and Water Mixtures," Accepted in Oct. 2006 for publication in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers, Vol. 7, pp. 2318-2322,
  • Dasari, J, Hazarika, S.,Das, D.K.,2006, "Preliminary Results from Heat Transfer Analysis of an Ice Coring Drill", Proceedings of 39th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 81-94.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K.,2006, "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Nanofluids for Their Fluid Dynamic and Heat Transfer Behaviors", Proceedings of 39th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 95-109.
  • Das, D.K., Kulkarni, D.P. and Silbaugh, B., 2006, "A Study on Nanofluids for their Convective Heat Transfer and Hydrodynamic Characteristics," Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Nanotechnology and Innovations in Design and Manufacturing, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, pp. 1-19.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K., and Chukwu, G.A.,2006 "Temperature Dependent Rheological Property of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Suspension (Nanofluids), "Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers. Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 1150-1154.
  • Scott, D.M., Das, D.K., Subbaihaannadurai, V., 2006, "A Finite Element Computational Method for Gas Hydrate, Part-I: Theory," Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis Inc., Vol. 24, pp. 895- 909.
  • Scott, D.M., Das, D.K., Subbaihaannadurai, V., 2006 "A Finite Element Computational Method for Gas Hydrate, Part-II: Application," Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis Inc., Vol. 24, pp. 911-922.
  • Das, D.K., 2005, "Community Service Projects," Journal of the Orissa Society of the Americas, Thirty- Sixth Annual Souvenir Issue, Convention, Newport Beach, California, pp. 282-284. (Non-technical)
  • Scott, D.M., Das, D.K., Subbaihaannadurai, V. and Kamath, V.A.,2005, " A Computational Scheme for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Analysis in Porous Media for Recovery of Oil and Gas," Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis Inc., Vol. 23(7-8), pp. 843-862.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K.,2005, "Analytical and Numerical Studies on Microscale Heat Sinks for Electronic Applications, "Applied Thermal Engineering , Elsevier Science Ltd, Pergamon Press, Vol.25, No. 14-15, pp. 2432-2449.
  • Annadurai, V.S. and Das D.K.,2004, "A Transient Heat Transfer Analysis of Natural Gas Hydrate Reservoir," Proceedings of the 38th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 85-98.
  • Das, D.K., Naganathan, S., Kono, T. and Kulkarni, D.,2004, "Comparison of Three Inner-Variable Approaches to Establish an Accurate Method for Turbulent Boundary Layers," Naval Engineers Journal,, Vol. 116, No.2, pp.85-102.
  • Mungas, G., Das, D.K., Kulkarni, D.P., 2003, "Design, Construction and Testing of a Low-Cost Hybrid Rocket Motor, " Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, An International Journal , Vol. 75, No. 3, pp. 262-271.
  • Das, D.K., 2003, "My First OSA Convention," The Orissa Society of the Americas Journal, Souvenir Issue of Thirty-Fourth Annual Convention, Princeton, New Jersey, pp. 5-8. (Non-technical)
  • Nerella, S., Das, D.K. et al., 2003, "Heat Transfer Analysis for Gas-to-Liquids Transportation Through Trans Alaska Pipeline," Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 7 & 8, pp. 1275-1294.
  • Kulkarni, D.P., Das, D.K., 2002, "Development of Thermal Analysis Models for Designing Heat Sinks for Microelectronic Devices," Emerging Trends in Mechatronics for Automation, Proceedings: 18th National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineers, Rourkela, India, pp. 318-328.
  • Bargar, H.E. and Das, D.K., 2002, "Building Pressurization in Extreme Cold Climates," Proceedings: 11th International Conference, Cold Regions Engineering, Anchorage , AK, pp. 519-530.
  • Nerella, S. and Das, D.K., 2002, "Heat Transfer Effects on the Transmission of Gas-to-Liquids Products Through the Trans Alaska Pipeline System," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India), Forty-Third Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, pp. 34-44.
  • Thomas, R., Cesaroni, A., Kline, K. and Das, D., 2001, "Hybrid Rocket Flight Testing of a Small Universal Sounding Rocket Recovery System," 16th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference Paper, Boston, MA, 9 pp.
  • Isherwood, W., Smith, J., Aceves, S., Berry, G., Clark, W., Johnson, R., Das, D., Goering, D., and Seifert, R., 2000, "Remote Power Systems With Advanced Storage Technologies for Alaskan Villages," Energy - The International Journal, Vol. 25, Pergamon Press, Elsevier Science Publication, pp.1005-1020.
  • Das, D.K. and Hazarika, S, 2000, "Comparison of Two Integral Methods to Calculate Attached and Separated Turbulent Boundary Layers," Proceedings: Fourteenth Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE,Austin, TX, p. 193.
  • Johnson, R., Witmer, D., Das, D. and Rueter, H., 2000, "Creation and Design of Energy Center," Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 13-23.
  • Das D.K., and Kono, T., 1999, "An Entrainment Approach for Turbulent Boundary Layer Calculation," Proceedings of the 36th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, pp.103-107.
  • Das, D.K., 1998, "A Unique Sled Dog Race Of Alaska," The Orissa Society of the Americas Journal, Souvenir Issue of the Twenty Ninth Annual Convention, Monterey, pp. 53-55. (Non-technical)
  • Das, D.K., and Naganathan, S., 1998, "An Accurate Method For Turbulent Boundary Layer Computation," Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, San Diego, pp. 1908-1911.
  • Das, D.K., 1997, "Calculation and Measurement of Solar Energy at an Alaskan Site," Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Cold Regions Development, ASCE, Anchorage, Alaska, pp. 219-223.
  • Das, D.K., 1997, "A Trip to Aialik Bay," The Orissa Society of the Americas Journal, Souvenir Issue of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Convention, Houston, pp. 6-5 through 6-10. (Non-technical)
  • Das, D.K., 1996 "Cold Weather Testing of Outdoor Gas-Fired Heaters," Proceedings: ASCE Eighth International Specialty Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, pp. 410-423.
  • Das, D.K., 1995, "Hiking the Chilkoot Trail," The Orissa Society of the Americas Journal, Souvenir Issue of Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention, Minneapolis, pp.132-139. (Non-technical)
  • Das, D.K. and Bosse, J., 1995, "Testing Methods and Results for Design Improvements of Outdoor Gas- Fired Heaters," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India), Thirty-Sixth Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, pp 31-45.
  • Das, D.K. and Jois, S.S., 1994, "Thermal Modeling of Ice Cores and Boreholes Via the Finite Element Technique," Memoir of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue Monograph, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan, Vo1.49, pp. 268-293.
  • Das, D.K. and Srivastava, V., 1993, "Calculation of Gas Hydrate Dissociation with Finite-Element Model, "ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 3, pp. 180-200.
  • Das, D.K., 1993, "Flow Measurements Using Laser Doppler Velocimeter,"JournaI of the Institution of Engineers (lndia). Mechanical Engineering Division, Vol. 74, Part MC 1, pp. 6-11.
  • Das, D.K., 1993, "Computation of Separated and Reattached Turbulent Boundary Layers -- Part I: Development of the Theory," Encvclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. Supplement l: Applied Mathematics in Fluid Dynamics, Gulf Publishing Co., pp. 61-78.
  • Das, D.K., 1993, "Computation of Separated and Reattached Turbulent Boundary Layers -- Part II: Validation of the Theory," Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. Supplement l: Applied Mathematics in Fluid Dynamics, Gulf Publishing Co., pp. 79-105.
  • Das, D.K., 1992, "Alaska--An Amazing State," The Orissa Society of the Americas Journal, Souvenir Issue of Twenty-Third Annual Convention, Atlanta, pp. 70-72. (Non-technical)
  • Das, D.K., 1992, "An Experimental Study of Flow Measurements Using a Laser Doppler Velocimeter," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India), Thirty-Third Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, pp. 159-169.
  • Das, D.K., Koci, B.R. and Kelley, J.J., 1992, "Development of a Thermal Mechanical Drill for Sampling Ice and Rock from Great Depths," Tunnelling and Underground Space Technologv, Vol. 7, No. 4, 377-382.
  • Das, D.K., 1992, "An Inverse Inner-Variable Theory for Separated Turbulent Boundary Layers," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 114, No. 4, pp. 543-553.
  • Das, D.K., Jois, S.S., Kelley, J.J., 1991, "Analytical Solutions for Determining Ice Core Temperatures," ASEE Journal of Mechanical Engineering News, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 9-13.
  • Das, D.K., Jois, S.S., Koci, B.R. and Kelley, J.J., 1991, "Analytical Models for Determining Ice Core Temperatures," Proceedings: Mesoscale Modeling -- Circumpolar Climate Change, 21st Arctic Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, pp. 57-59.
  • Das, D.K. and Srivastava, V., 1991, "Application of a Finite Element Model to Hydrate Reservoirs, Proceedings: Third International Symposium on Cold Regions Heat Transfer, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, pp. 83-98.
  • Das, D.K., Koci, B.R. and Kelley, J.J., 1991, "Development of a Thermal Mechanical Drill for Sampling Ice and Rock From Great Depths," an abridged version in Proceedings of the First International Design for Extreme Environments Assembly, University of Houston, pp. 388-392.
  • Das, D.K., 1990, "An Improved Turbulent Boundary Layer Theory," Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 17, No. 4/90, pp. 207-216.
  • Das, D.K., 1989, "Design of a Halon Fire Protection System for Computing and Electronic Data Processing Facilities in India," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India), Thirtieth Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, pp. 103-117.
  • Das, D.K., 1988, "Design and Economic Evaluation of a Solar Water Heating System for Industrial Applications in India," Proceedings: Institution of Engineers (India). Twenty-ninth Session Technical Annual, Orissa State Center, pp. 44-58.
  • Das, D.K., 1988, "A Simple Theory for Calculating Turbulent Boundary Layers Under Arbitrary Pressure Gradient," International Journal of Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 1, No. I, pp. 83-99.
  • Das, D.K., 1988, "Electron Accelerator in the Food Irradiation Process," Alaska Marine Resource Quarterly, Vol. III, No. 3, pp. 3-4.
  • Das, D.K., Moore, G.R., and Boyer, C.T., 1988, "Heat Transfer Studies on a Rocket Nozzle for Naval Application," Naval Engineers Journal, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 29-35.
  • Swanson, R.B., Hok, C.I., Das, D.K. and Lewis, C. E., 1988, "is Food Irradiation Feasible in Alaska? Some Engineering Considerations," The Northern Engineer, Vol. 19, No. i, pp. 21-26.
  • Swanson, R.B., Lewis, C.E., Hok, C.I. and Das, D.K., 1988, "Food Irradiation and Alaska's Food Industries." Agroborealis Vol. 20, pp. 25-30.
  • Swanson, R.B., Lewis, C.E., Hok, C.I., Das, D.K., Zarling, J.P., Workman, W.G. and Logan, R.R., 1988, "The Role of Irradiation in Food Processing: Can It Benefit Alaska?" Monograph, Circular #64, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, SALRM, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 28 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1987, "A Numerical Study of Turbulent Separated Flows," Forum on Turbulent Flows, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Publication - Vol. 51, pp. 85-90.
  • Das, D.K., 1987, "Mechanical Engineering Considerations for Design and Construction in the Arctic and Subarctic Regions, A treatise reviewed and accepted by the Alaska State Board of Professional Engineers for fulfilling the requirement of demonstrating familiarity with the uniqueness of engineering projects in arctic and subarctic environments, 26 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Moore, G.R., and Boyer, C.T., 1987, "A Numerical Study of Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer in a Nozzle," AIChE Symposium Series, Vol. 83, No. 257, pp. 243-248.
  • Das, D.K., 1987, "Seismic Design of Valve Operator Supports - Natural Frequency Considerations," The Northern Engineer, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 14-17.
  • Das, D.K., 1986, "Application of Pressure Gradient-Wake Correlations to Inner Variable Theory for Turbulent Boundary Layer Calculations," Proceedings: Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. 1, pp. 288-295.
  • Das, D.K. and White, F.M., 1986, "Integral Skin Friction Prediction for Turbulent Separated Flows," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 108, pp. 476-482.
  • Das, D.K. and White, F.M., 1986, "An Integral Method for Calculating Turbulent Skin Friction in Two-Dimensional Incompressible Separated Flows", AIAA Paper No. 86-1068, AIAA/ASME 4th Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 8 pp.
  • Durocher, L., Das, D.K., and Jiomacas, C., 1979, "Design Considerations in the Coupling of Shaft-Disk Systems by Interference Fits," ASME Design Engineering Conference, Paper No. 79-DE-6, Chicago, Illinois, 8 pp.

Published Abstracts

  • Das, D.K., 2013, “Application of Nanotechnology to Enhance the Thermal Performance of Automotive Radiators”, Proceedings of the 100th Indian Science Congress, Engineering Sciences, Kolkata, India, pp. 31-34.
  • Satti, J.R. and Das, D.K., 2012, “Measurement of Density of Nanofluids and Comparison with Theory,” ASME Graduate Students Technical Conference, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Appears at the
    2012 ASME Dist D GSTC website.
  • Ray, D. and Das, D.K., 2012, “A Numerical Study of Nanofluids in Automotive Radiators,” ASME Graduate Students Technical Conference, Central Washington University , Ellensburg, Appears at the
    2012 ASME Dist. D GSTC website.
  • Vajjha, R.S. and Das, D.K., 2012, “Performance of Nanofluids in Microchannel Heat Exchangers”, Proceedings: Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, pp. 39-40, http://tfaws.nasa.gov/TFAWS12/
  • Das, D.K., 2012, “Computational Study of Nanofluids in a Heat Exchanger Proving Their Thermal Energy
    Efficiency, Proceedings: 99th Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar, India, pp. 24-25.
  • Strandberg, R. and Das, D.K., 2009, "Nanofluids Improve the Thermal Performance of Building Heating Systems" ASME District D Graduate Students Technical Conference, Washington State University, Pullman, appears at the 2009 ASME GSTC website.
  • Avadhanula, V., Das, D.K., and Lin, Chuen-Sen, 2009, "Comparison of the Thermal Performance of Nanofluids and Conventional Fluids in Recovering Exhaust Waste Heat from a Stationary Diesel Engine" ASME District D Graduate Students Technical Conference, Washington State University, Pullman, appears at the 2009 ASME GSTC website.
  • Sahoo, B. and Das, D., 2008, "Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Silicon Dioxide Nanofluid to Compare its Performance with Conventional Fluids," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008 Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 46.
  • Strandberg, R. and Das, D., 2008, "Comparison of Nanofluids Performance in Building Heating Systems," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008 Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 50.
  • Vajjha, R. and Das, D., 2008, "Evaluation of the Performance of Nanofluids as Automobile Engine Coolants," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008 Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 54.
  • Mahagaonkar, B. and Das, D., 2007, "Viscosity Measurements of Nanofluids for Their Applications in the Arctic and the Sub Arctic Regions," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007 Arctic Science Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 44.
  • Namburu, P. and Das, D., 2007, "Numerical Investigation of Convective Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Nanofluids for Applications in Cold Regions," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007 Arctic Science Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 49.
  • Vajjha, R. and Das, D., 2007, "Density and Specific Heat Measurements of Nanofluids for Their Applications in Cold Regions," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007 Arctic Science Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 65.
  • Namburu, P., Kulkarni, D., Das, D., 2006, "Reduction of Pollution and Energy Saving in Ships in the Arctic Region Using Nanofluids ," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 50.
  • Kulkarni, D., Namburu, P., Das, D., 2006, "Mitigation of Air Pollution in the Arctic and Subarctic Regions Using Nanofluids to Heat Buildings," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 38.
  • Das, D.K. and Kulkarni, D.P., 2005, "A Theoretical Investigation on Heat Transfer Characteristic of Nanofluids ," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 56th Arctic Science Conference, Kodiak, Alaska, p.14.
  • Das, D.K. and Annadurai, V.S., 2004, "Recovery of Natural Gas from Hydrates Via a Thermal Stimulation Technique," Proceedings: Bridges of Science Between North America and the Russian Far East: Past, Present and Future, An International Conference on the Arctic and North Pacific, Edited by Sergienko, V.I., Vladivostok, Russia, p. 49.
  • Kulkarni, D.P. and Das, D.K., 2003, "Heat Transfer Model for Designing Cooling Systems for Micro- Electronic Chips," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 54th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 106.
  • Annadurai, V.S. and Das, D.K., 2003, "Recovery of Natural Gas from Hydrates by a Thermal Technique," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 54th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 107.
  • Kulkarni, D.P. and Das, D.K., 2002, "A Thermal Model for Cooling of Electronic Processor Chips," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 53rd Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 137.
  • Busey, R.C. and Das, D.K., 2002, "Automated Environmental Data Retrieval Systems," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 53rd Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 73.
  • Nerella, S and Das, D.K., 2002, "Thermal & Fluid Dynamic Analysis for Transmission of Gas to Liquid Products Through Trans Alaska Pipeline," Proceedings: ASME Western Region Graduate Student Technical Conference, Central Washington University, Ellensberg, p. 3.
  • Bargar, H.E. and Das, D.K., 2001, "Stack Effect Infiltration in Extreme Cold Climates," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 52nd Arctic Science Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 31.
  • Das, D.K. and Nerella, S., 2001, "Fluid Dynamic and Heat Transfer Analysis for Transmission of GTL," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 52nd Arctic Science Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 32.
  • Das, D.K. and Parikh, B., 2000, "Natural Gas Fueled Automotive Engines for Reducing Pollution," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 51st Arctic Science Conference, Whitehorse, Canada, pp. 118-119.
  • Das, D.K., 1999, "Fuel Cells for Clean Power Production in the Arctic Regions," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 50th Arctic Science Conference, Alaska, pp. 132-133.
  • Das, D.K., 1998, "A Computerized Data Acquisition System for a Fuel Cell," Proceedings: International Conference on Information Technology, Utkal University, Orissa, India, p.7.
  • Chen, Hao and Das, D.K., 1997, "Computation of the Three-Dimensional Flow Field Around a Rotating Disk," Proceedings: ASME Western Region Graduate Student Technical Conference, Portland State University, Portland, p.6.
  • Das, D.K. and Noland, J., 1996, "Design of a Test Cell for Static Tests of Rocket Motors," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 47th Arctic Science Conference, Girdwood, AK, pp. 9-10.
  • Das, D.K. and Johnson, R.A., 1995, "Application of Magnetic Flow Meters in Measuring Condensate Flow Rate for District Heating," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 46th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, AK, p. 32.
  • Das, D.K., Stanford, K. and Kelly J.J., 1995, "A Thermo-Photovoltaic Generator for Production of Heat and Electricity," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 46th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, AK, p. 40.
  • Das, D.K., Hazarika, S., Kelley, J.J. and Koci, B.R., 1993, "Theoretical Studies and Tests on a Thermo- Mechanical Ice Coring Drill," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 44th Arctic Science Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon, p.78.
  • Das, D.K. and Ohtake, T., 1993, "Cold Weather Engineering Problems and Solutions for Outdoor Gas- Fired Heaters, Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 44th Arctic Science Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon, p. 79.
  • Das, D.K. and Jois, S.S., 1993, "Thermal Modeling of Ice Cores and Boreholes Via Finite Element Technique," in Abstracts of the Fourth International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technologv, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, p. 24.
  • Das, D.K., Koci, B.R., Kelley, J.J., and Johansen, E., 1992, "Progress on Thermo-Mechanical Drills at the Polar Ice Goring Office," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 43rd Arctic Science Conference, Valdez, AK, pp. 103-104.
  • Das, D.K. and Briggs, R.W., 1991, "Application of Photovoltaic Systems in Interior Alaska," Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 42nd Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, AK, p. 6.
  • Das, D.K., 1990, "Design Improvements for Alaska Marine Highway Vessels," Extended abstract published in Northland, Institute of Northern Engineering, No. 6, University of Alaska Fairbanks, p. 2.
  • Das, D.K., and Mitchell, M.C., 1988, "An Experimental Study on Waste Oil Utilization for Heating Greenhouses in Alaska," Extended abstract published in Proceedings: ASME Northwest Hazardous Waste Conference, Tacoma, Washington, p. 91.
  • Das, D.K. and Rezek, J.F., 1989, "Design of Halon Fire Protection Systems for Buildings in Rural Alaska," Abstract published in Proceedings: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 40th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 31.
  • Scott, D.M., Lee, J., Kamath, V.A. and Das, D.K., 1989, "A Finite Element Model for Gas Hydrate Dissociation," Abstract published in Proceedings: Symposium on Flow in Porous Media/Reservoir Modeling, American Chemical Society Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, p. 29.

Technical Reports

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  • Das, D.K., 2012 and 2013, NASA Project NNX11AM16A: Annual reports , “Application of Nanofluids to Reduce
    Size and Power Consumption in Heat Transfer Systems Used in NASA Missions” 10 pp.
  • Shymanski, R. P. and Das, D.K., 2008, "Design, Construction and Testing of an Apparatus for Measuring the Specific Heat of Nanofluids," Project Report Submitted to Alaska EPSCoR, funded by NSF in fulfillment of the undergraduate research grant of spring 2008, 8 pp.
  • Zhang, J., Das, D., Peterson, R. and Goering, D., 2007, "Comprehensive Evaluation of Bridge Anti-icing Technologies-Final Report," Report No. INE/AUTC 07.06, Submitted to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public facilities, Anchorage, AK, 49 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 2005, "Cooling Load Calculation for Murphy Dome," Tech. Report to Aero Thermo Technology, Inc. Under a Contract to Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 20 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 2005, "Final Report for the International Canadian Summer Institute 2005," Submitted to Canadian Consulate General, Seattle, WA, 18 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 2005, "Site Survey at Murphy Dome Regarding Air Conditioning Requirement for Installation of Link-16 System," Tech. Report to Aero Thermo Technology, Inc. Under a Contract to Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 32 pp. and Revision-A Volume, 34 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Nerella, S., 2002, "Cold Regions Heat Transfer Studies from Gas-to -Liquids Products in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System," Tech. Report to Air Products and Chemicals for Cold Regions Engineering for Syn Gas Production Project, 28 pp.
  • Nerella, S. and Das, D.K., 2002, "Thermal Effect Consideration in Transportation of GTL," Tech. Report to Petroleum Development Lab for USDOE Project, 152 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Nerella, S., 2001, "Alaskan Natural Gas Utilization Including GTL Option," Tech. Report for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., 19 pp.
  • Nerella, S. and Das, D.K., 2001, "Heat Transfer Effects on the Transmission of Gas-to-Liquids Products Through the Trans Alaska Pipeline System," Tech. Report to Petroleum Development Lab for USDOE Project on GTL Transportation Study, 39pp.
  • Das, D. K., 2000, "Performance Evaluation of an 8-cell and 4-cell Furnace." Tech. Report for York International, 72 pp.
  • Das, D. K., 2000, "Testing of a 400,000Btu/h Gas Fired Heater." Tech Report for Rheem Manufacturing Company, 58 pp.
  • Kamath, V. and Das, D., 1999, "Evaluation of ITM-Syngas Hydrogen Generators for Their Adaptability to Alaska, Annual Tech. Report for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., 26 pp.
  • Thomas, R., Kline, K., Rosenfeld, G. and Das, D., 1998, "Low Cost Parachute Testing Using Small Sounding Rockets with Hybrid Motors." Tech. Report for UAF Office of Arctic Research, 33 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1994, "Testing of Three Outdoor Heaters During the Winter of 1993-1994," Institute of Northern Engineering Report No. 94.04, prepared for Rheem Manufacturing Company, 194 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Leet, D., 1993, "Monitoring Moisture Condition in the Walls at Eielson Air Force Base Clinic," Institute of Northern Engineering Report No. 89. 20 (revised), prepared for U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 53 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Bosse, J., 1992, "Cold Weather Testing of Heaters with Modified Fix Kits," Institute of Northern Engineering Report No. 92. 08, prepared for Rheem Manufacturing Company, 118 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Ohtake, T., 1991, "Testing of Heaters to Eliminate Cold Weather Icing Problem," Institute of Northern Engineering Report 90.35, prepared for Rheem Manufacturing Company, 133 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Jois, S.S., Goering, D.J. and Koci, B.R., 1991 "Analytical Solutions for Temperature Distribution in Ice Cores," Polar Ice Goring Office Report No. TR-91-3, 28 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Briggs, R.W., 1991,"A Photovoltaic Energy System at an Alaskan Site," Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Report No. AK-RD-91-05, 47 pp.
  • Jois, S.S., Das, D.K. and Koci, B., 1990, "Temperature Rise in Ice Cores During a Water Jet Cutting Process," Polar Ice Goring Office Tech. Rept. No. 90-3, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9 pp.
  • Johnson, R.A., Das, D.K. and Hok-Barker, C., 1990, "A Feasibility Study for Waste-Heat Driven Absorption Refrigeration Plants in Alaska," Institute of Northern Engineering, Report prepared for Alaska Energy Authority, 36 pp.
  • Bethune, M.A. and Das, D.K., 1989, "Computation of Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer in a Vertical Launching System," Institute of Northern Engineering, Rept. No. 88-38-Part 2, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 77 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Naganathan S. and Diry, G.L., 1989, "Tandem Propeller Application on M/V Tustumena," Institute of Northern Engineering, Rept. No. 88.32, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 76 pp.
  • Das, D.K. and Bethune, M.A., 1989, "Computation of Gas Dynamics and Heat Transfer in a Vertical Launching System," Institute of Northern Engineering, Rept. No. 88.38, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 104 pp.
  • Zarling, J.P., Swanson, R.B., Logan, R.R., Das, D.K., Lewis, C.E., Workman, W.G., Tumeo, M.A., Hok, C.I., Birklid, C.A. and Bennett, F.L., 1988, "Alaskan Commodities Irradiation Project-An Options Analysis Study," Rept. No. 87.51, Institute of Northern Enging., Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, 311 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Moore, G.R. and Boyer, C.T., 1986, "Heat Transfer Studies for a Solid Propellant Rocket Nozzle," Rept. No. SE86-30, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 40 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1984, "A Method for Computing Aerodynamic Heat Transfer and Temperature Distribution in Hypersonic Missiles," Naval Surface Weapons Center, Interim Report E53:DKD:8077 from Ship Safety Branch to Aeromechanics Branch (K21), Dahlgren, Virginia, 44 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Moore, G.R. and Boyer, C.T., 1984, "Prediction of Two-Phase Flow Properties at the MK104 Nozzle Exit Plane," Rept. No. TR84-19, CONFIDENTIAL, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, Virginia, 33 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1983, "An Integral Method for Analyzing Incompressible Two-Dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layers with Separation," Ph.D. Thesis, University of Rhode Island, 260 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1983, "Flow and Dynamic Torque Calculations of Butterfly Valve," Rept. No. DT-82459 for BIF-General Signal and Bechtel-Korea Nuclear Units 7 and 8, 31 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1983, "Qualification of Containment Purge Butterfly Valves Under LOCA (Loss of Coolant Accident) Condition," Rept. No. DT-67926, for BIF-General Signal and Ebasco Services/Shearon Harris Nuclear plant, 38 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Szilagyi, D., 1982, "Qualification of Primary Containment Butterfly Isolation Valves Under LOCA, Condition: Dynamic Torque Calculation of Butterfly Valve," Rept. Nos. TR-27234 and TR-27235, for BIF-General Signal and Washington Public Power Supply System, 80 pp.
  • Amaral, A.M., Das, D.K. and Ricapito, R., 1982, "Seismic Analysis, ASME Section III Butterfly Valves," Rept. No. N80403-DES-TR-82, for BIF-General Signal and Tennessee Valley Authority Yellow Creek Plant, 34 pp.
  • Amaral, A.M., Das, D.K. and Snow S.G., 1982, "Seismic Analysis, AWWA Butterfly Valves," Rept. No. X83876-DES-TR-82-5 for BIF-General Signal and Westinghouse Combined Cycle Plant, 29 pp. Amaral, A.M., and Das, D.K., 1982, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve with Matryx Pneumatic Operator," Rept. No. DES-TR-82-6 for BIF-General Signal and Ontario Hydro/AECL, 34 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1981, "Seismic and Design Analysis of Six Inch (6.065 x 2.963) Universal Venturi Tube," Rept. No. N-81293-K for Consumer Power Company, Midland Plant, 12 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Amaral, A., Ricapito, R., 1981, "Revised Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valves for Maximum "G" Level with Electric Operators (Vol. i) and Pneumatic Cylinder Operators (Vol. 2)," Rept. Nos. N79972-DES-81-2 & 3 for BIF-General Signal and Bechtel Power Corp., Vol. 1, 138 pp. and Vol. 2, 100 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Amaral, A.M., and Hart, F.E., 1981, "Seismic Analysis, ASME Section III Butterfly Valves," Rept. No. N64109-DES-81-4 for BIF-General Signal and Duke Power Co., Perkins and Cherokee Stations, 33 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Hart, F.E., 1981, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve with PMH Actuator for Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Hope Creek Generating Station, Units 1 and 2," Rept. No. N50934- 1 for BIF-General Signal, 36 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1980, "Study of the Proposed Capacity Increase of Boiler No. l of the Acid Plant," Report for Tecmar, Inc. and Gardinier, Inc., Florida, 13 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Gominho, L., 1980, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve with Matryx Pneumatic Operator," Rept. No. DES-80-5 for BIF-General Signal and AECV Ontario Hydro. Project, 34 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1980, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve for UNC Nuclear Industries, Inc.," Repts. No. 73826-U-1 & II for BIF-General Signal, each 25 pp.
  • Das, D.K., Gominho, L., 1980, "Stress Analysis of the Tie Rod Mounting Geometry," Rept. No. DES-HS-2 for Hamilton & Son, Inc., 36 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1980, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve for Catawba Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2," Rept. No. N72343 for BIF-General Signal and Duke Power Company, 22 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Gominho, L., 1980 "ASME Code Section III, Class-i Design Calculation for 6-inch Venturi Meter," Rept. No. DES-80-1 for BIF-General Signal, 8 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1980, "Ontario Hydro Project-Live Loading Calculation for Disc Spring Design," Rept. for BIF-General Signal and Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd., 11 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Gominho, L., 1980, "Stress Analysis of Charcoal Adsorber Vessels Al and BI for Limerick Project," Rept. No. DES-80-3 for Technifab, a division of Nelmore Co., Inc., 34 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Gominho, L., 1980 "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve with ITT Hydramotor Operator," Rept. No. DES-80-2 for BIF-General Signal and Burns and Roe, Inc., 25 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Ricapito, R., 1980, "(HVAC) Butterfly Valves (for air service), Nuclear Safety Class 2, Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valves," Rept. No. BIF-CPL-NY435211, Part:C, for BIF-General Signal and Ebasco/Carolina Power and Light Company, 93 pp.
  • Das, D.K., and Cunningham, J.P., 1979, "Seismic Analysis of Butterfly Valve with Limitorque Electric and Manual Operator," Repts. No. N67923 & 67930 for BIF-General Signal and Ebasco/Carolina Power and Light Co., 32 pp & 29 pp.
  • Das, D.K., 1974, "Estimation of Radiative Heat Transfer from Flame Spreading on a Horizontal Fuel Surface," Master's Thesis, Brown University, RI, 62 pp.

Awards and Honors:

  • National merit scholarship of Government of India during the undergraduate years 1968-1972.
  • Best graduate gold medal (valedictorian) in 1972 for graduating with highest percentage of marks among five branches of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical and chemical) offered at two campuses of the Sambalpur University System, with an annual graduation of about 500 students.
  • Sadananda Memorial Award in January 1988 for the paper "Design and Economic Evaluation of Solar Water Heating System for Industrial Application in India," awarded by the Institution of Engineers (India), Orissa State Center.
  • 1990 University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Engineering Merit Award.
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) Orissa State Center's best paper prize in January 1992 for the paper entitled "An Experimental Study of Flow Measurements Using a Laser Doppler Velocimeter."
  • Brundaban Sahu Memorial Award in January 1995, jointly with co-author Jeroen Bosse for the paper "Testing Methods and Results for Design Improvements of Outdoor Gas-Fired Heaters," awarded by the Institution of Engineers (India) Orissa State Center.
  • Nominated by faculty and inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, April 1996.
  • 1996 Professor of the Year Award from ASME Student Section of Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998, Education Comm. Assoc., 5th Edition.
  • Engineer of the Year Award for 2000 and 2008 from the ASME, Alaska Section.
  • Elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in February 2004.
  • Dr. Carol Feist Outstanding Advisor Award for 2003-04 & 2005-06 at University of Alaska.
  • ASME Student Section Advisor Award for Region VIII, 2005
  • ASME Student Section Advisor Award among all Districts of ASME International, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award from NAMI Alaska for the year 2007
  • Dedicated Service Award from ASME International for the year 2007
  • Invited Professor, African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, 2010 and 2012
  • Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012