Prof. Dutta received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, his master's degree from IIT Madras and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He held faculty positions at Columbia University and at the Tennessee Tech. University, before joining the Indian Institute of Science as a faculty member in 1996.

Prof. Dutta’s research group focuses on development of advanced energy technologies related to solar energy, cooling of electronics, spacecraft thermal management, and on thermal technologies related to phase change.

Prof. Dutta has been elected Fellow of the ASME, and Fellow of all the four National Academies of India in science and engineering. Among several other awards, Prof. Dutta has received the VASVIK Award for Industrial Research (2010), IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Engineering Research (2012), INAE Chair Professorship Award (2012-2014), INAE Outstanding Teacher Award (2014), IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award (2015), IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017), and most recently the J. C. Bose National Fellowship in 2017. He is serving as Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technology, and ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging. At IISc, he has been a co-founder of the National Facility for Semisolid Forming, and co-Director of the General-Motors-IISc Collaborative Research Lab.

Currently, Prof. Dutta is the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IISc, and co-leader of the India-US Consortium called Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS).

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Professor & Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012
Phone: +91 80 2293 3225, 3361, 3362, 2831
Fax: +91 80 2360 4536
E-mail: pradip@mecheng.iisc.ernet.in