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. After his PhD, he worked as a National Research Council (NRC) Fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School, California. 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 solidification and advanced casting processes for light weighting.

Prof. Dutta has published three web-based books for Mechanical Engineering undergraduates and post-graduates, co-authored several book chapters and published over 250 papers in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (FNA). Among several other awards, Prof. Dutta has recently received the VASVIK Award for Industrial Research (2010), IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Engineering Research (2012), INAE Chair Professorship Award (2012-2014), and INAE Outstanding Teacher Award (2014). 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, co-Director of the General-Motors-IISc Collaborative Research Lab, and Convener of the Solar Energy Programme under the Energy Initiative of IISc. He is also co-leading the recently formed Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS), under the Indo-US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC) programme.

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