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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Prashanta Dutta

Prashanta Dutta

Associate Director, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee


Curriculum Vitae

Micro Scale Thermo Fluidic Lab


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2001
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, 1997
  • M.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996
  • B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1994

Research Interests

  • Microfluids and Nanofluidics
  • Transport Modeling for Thermal, Chemical and Biological Systems
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Drug Delivery and Discovery
  • Electrokinetic Flow, Seperation, and Purification
  • Energy Conversion and Storage

Recognition and Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2013)
  • Fulbright US Scholar (2016-2017)

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Jewel, Y., Dutta, P., and Liu, J., 2016, “Coarse-grained Simulations of Proton-dependent Conformational Changes in Lactose Permease” in press Proteins.
  • Rezanoor, W. and Dutta, P., 2016, “Combined AC Electroosmosis and Dielectrophoresis for Controlled Rotation of Microparticles” Biomicrofluidics, Vol. 10(2), pp 024101.
  • Yoo, K., Dive, A., Kazemiabnavi, S., Banerjee, S., and Dutta, P., 2016, “Effects of Operating Temperature on the Electrical performance of a Li-Air Battery Operated with Ionic Liquid Electrolyte” Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 194, pp 317-329.
  • Sze, T.J., Liu, J. and Dutta, P., 2015, “Design and Modeling of a Light Powered Biomimicry Micropump” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 25, pp 065009.
  • S. Kazemiabnavi, P. Dutta and S. Banerjee, 2015, “A Density Functional Theory Based Study of the Electron Transfer Reaction at the Cathode-Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Air Battery”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Vol. 17, pp 11740-11751.
  • Yoo, K., Shim, J., Lin, J., and Dutta, P., 2014, “Mathematical and Numerical Model to Study Two Dimensional Free Flow Isoelectric Focusing” Biomicrofluidics, Vol. 8(3), pp 034111.
  • Jubery, T.Z., Srivastava, S.K., and Dutta, P., 2014, “Dielectrophoretic Separation of bioparticles in Microdevices: A Review” Electrophoresis, Vol. 35, pp 691-713.
  • Hossan, M.R., Dillon, R., and Dutta, P., 2014, “Hybrid Immersed Interface-Immersed Boundary Methods for AC Dielectrophoresis” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 270, pp 640-659.
  • Sprague, I. B. and Dutta, P., 2013, “Improved Kinetics from Ion Advection through Overlapping Electric Double Layers in Nano-Porous Electrodes,” Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 91, pp. 20-29.
  • Mani, K.B., Hossan, M.R. and Dutta, P., 2013, “Thermal Analysis of Microwave Assisted Bonding of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Substrates in Microfluidic Devices” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 58, pp. 229-239.
  • Sprague, I. B. and Dutta, P., 2012, “Performance Improvement of Micro-Fuel Cell by Manipulating the Charged Diffuse layer,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101, 113903.
  • Shim, J. and Dutta, P., 2012, “Joule Heating Effect in Constant Voltage Mode Isotachophoresis in a Microchannel” International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, Vol. 13(5), pp. 333-344.