Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Tarit Kumar Bose


  • Dr.-Ing in Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Stuttgart, West Germany, 1965
  • Dipl -Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Munich, West Germany, 1960

Areas of Specialization:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics including boundary layer heat transfer.
  • Thermodynamics including gas dynamics for dissociated and ionized gases
  • Aircraft and rocket propulsion, gas flow with solid particles, Aero-noise.
  • Temperature measurement for plasma (Spectroscopy, Langmuir probe and total enthalpy probe) and LDA.

Professional Associations:

  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences of India, Allahabad, India
  • Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India, New Delhi, India
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member of Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, Madras, India

Career Highlights:

  • Metacomp Technologies (1998-2009)
  • Faculty Member, Dept. of Aerospace Eng., Indian Institute.of Technology., Madras, India. (July 1970 – 1998)
  • NASA-NRC Resident  Research  Associate in  the  Heat  Transfer Group,  Propulsion  Research and  Advanced  Concepts  Section, Jet Propulsion   Laboratory, Pasadena, California. (Jun 68 to May 70).
  • Hill Research  Fellow. Univ  of  Minnesota  Heat Transfer Laboratory. (Jun 67 to  May 68).
  • Scientist. Jet Propulsion Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory,  Bangalore, India. (Nov 65 to May 67).
  • Doctoral  student and  research  assistant under Prof. F Bosnjakovic at Technical Universities at Braun- schweig and  Stuttgart, West  Germany  (Oct 60 to Sept 65).
  • Design Engineer for steam turbines. Siemens-Schuckertwerke, Muelheim/ Ruhr, West Germany.(Apr 60 to Oct 60).

Courses Taught at IIT Madras:

Basic Aerodynamics, Basic Gas dynamics, Basic Propulsion, Design of aircraft gas turbines, rocket propulsion,  high temperature gas dynamics, Aerodynamic noise,  computational fluid dynamics, boundary layer theory.

Recent Research Activities:

  1. Real gas effects in hypersonics. (IIT Madras, India)
  2. Secondary injection thrust vector control. (IIT Madras, India)
  3. Flow and heat transfer in  turbine cascade blades with secondary injection. (IIT Madras, India)
  4. Flow and heat transfer from impinging jets to flow deflectors. (IIT Madras, India)
  5. Plasma heat  transfer for  impinging  jet (with or without multiphase  flow). (IIT Madras, India)
  6. Flow studies inside a passenger car by Finite Volume method. (IIT Madras, India)
  7. Weakly Ionized Plasma (July to Oct 1997 at Purdue Univ.)

Advanced Degree Supervision:

Doctoral  : 10
Masters   : 16