Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Group

  Transport Process Research

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The Transport Process Research (TPR) Group focuses on experimental and modeling studies of heat, mass and momentum transport problems of industrial interest. The current interests include: drying; electronics cooling; modelling of PEM fuel cell & lithium Ion battery; heat and mass transfer under jets; mathematical modeling of minerals, metals and materials processing operation (M3TC). Additionally, a number of international collaborative projects are under way with institutions around the world. Details can be found on this site.

Recent name card of Professor Arun Mujumdar

Front / Back Side


Summary of Professional Outcomes during January 2012 - July 2013

Wish you all a happy new year 2014.

Download the new year greeting cards here - New year card 1 & New year card 2.

Click here to download the calendar for the year 2013 from TPR group and WFCFD (World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying)

News from TPR Group

July 15, 2016

  1. To Download the updated publication list of Prof Arun Mujumdar Click here.

July 4, 2016

  1. Prof. Mujumdar will participate in the following event Prof. Devahastin will organize in Bangkok on July 22nd.
    Invitation to TRF Senior Research Scholar Group Meeting
    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Senior Research Scholar Group of Prof. Sakamon Devahastin at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi on July 22, 2016. The details and schedule of the Event are attached here.
    All welcome.

June 24, 2016

  1. Prof . Mujumdar visited Delft University of Technology, June 20-22.
  2. The first book in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology has just appeared off the press. Please visit following site for details.

June 10, 2016

  1. Research students of Prof. Min Zhang presented summaries of their ongoing research to Prof. Mujumdar during his visit. Click here for the list of presentations.

June 09, 2016

  1. Prof Mujumdar visited Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China May 20 - June 2, 2016. The visit included visits to six companies as well including Nestlé R&D in Shanghai.
  2. Prof Mujumdar visited a prominent dryer manufacturer in Changzhou-Yibu Dryer Co. They manufacture a wide variety of dryers including fluid bed, vacuum, conveyor, spray dryers etc.
  3. Prof Mujumdar presented three lectures at JU. Researchers and graduate students of Prof Min Zhang presented summaries of their research followed by discussion. He also met with The Chairman of the well known Haitong Group which has extensive research collaboration with Prof Zhang for over a decade.
  4. A new book in Chinese summarizing research on new drying g techniques for High Efficiency drying to produce better quality food products coauthored by Profs Zhang and Mujumdar has just been published. A review of this book will appear in Drying Technology journal this year.
  5. ADC2017 is tentatively scheduled to be held in Wuxi in late September 2017.Details will be announced soon.
  6. IDS2016 will be held in Gifu this year in August. Visit their website for details.

April 24, 2016

    Congratulations to KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand for their outstanding consistent research performance. The link above shows Prof. Sakamon Devahastin receiving award of recognition from Thai Research Fund on behalf of KMUTT. Click here for the announcement.
    Prof. Mujumdar chairs the International Research Advisory Panel( IRAP) of KMUTT since 2015.

April 01, 2016

  1. Editorial work on volume 3 of the books entitled “Drying Technologies for Foods:Fundamentals and Applications" has begun.
    Click here for the Contents of volume 3 edited by Drs Barjinder, Nema and Mujumdar.

March 04, 2016

  1. TPR is pleased to congratulate Dr Sachin Jangam on the 2016 NUS Annual Teaching award for outstanding teaching. All the best!

February 28, 2016

  1. 10 th WFCFD was a major success with some 140 attendees. Dr Sachin and Prof Mujumdar presented lectures in this event attended mainly by industry participants.

    Prof Mujumdar gave workshops on Industrial Drying Technology to industry participants in India since 1983. He also presented 2 day workshops at ICT on Drying during 2001-2003 before the co-founding of WFCFD as annual event in 2005.

    Prof Mujumdar also held 8 hr interactive session on Drying to Reliance R&D on February 24, 2016.

February 16, 2016

  1. TPR Group is proud to note that Prof. Min Zhang of Jiangan University and a long term a give collaborator of Prof. Mujumdar is noted by Elsevier as one of the most cited Chinese researchers.
    I am honored to be listed in the top 1744 in all areas,and ranked in No.20 in the highly-cited Chinese researchers in the Agriculture and Biological Science Area,and ranked in No.3 in high-cited Chinese researchers in the Food Science and Technology Area.
    Hearty congratulations, Prof. Zhang!

February 15, 2016

  1. Prof. Mujumdar is visiting KMUTT in connection with a number of joint research projects.
  2. TPR is pleased and proud to note a very prestigious award won by Prof Sakamon Devahastin who did his PhD at McGill University under Prof Mujumdar's mentorship. The award is highly competitive and recognises outstanding research. The photograph below shows the award presented at a major official ceremony of the Thai Research Foundation.


Highlight News


Click here to read the article about Ebooks from TPR Group published in October 2010 issue of Chemical Industry Digest.


Professor Mujumdar receives Mars Lifetime Achievement Award from IDS2010. Click here for details.

Top 5 contributors to the World Drying Archival Literature

(Last updated from ISI Web of Science on March 13, 2012)

The number refers only to publications in archival journals. Books and chapters in books or conference proceedings are excluded.


Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar (261)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Tim A.G. Langrish (114)

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Sydney, Australia


Prof. Somchart Soponronnarit (111)

School of Energy, Environment and Materials

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand


Prof. G.S. Vijaya Raghavan (108)

Department of Bioresource Engineering

McGill University, Canada


Prof. Xiao-Dong Chen (106)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Monash University, Australia



  • New book by Prof.Mujumdar, "Perspectives on Innovation, Globalization and R&D", click here for the flyer.
  • TPR Ebook "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Transport Processes", click here for free download.
  • Prof. Mujumdar has been selected for Platinum Award of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Special Awards at IDS 2008. Visit here
  • Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar received Taylor & Francis Award, IDS2008. Visit here
  • Guide to Industrial Drying (3rd Enhanced Revise Edition) is available. Click for Brochure
  • Report on Honorary Doctorate for Editor-in-Chief Professor Arun S. Mujumdar Receives Doctor Honoris Causa Award from Lodz Technical University, Poland on June 11, 2008. Click here (pdf)
  • Professor Mujumdar received Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz Technical University, Lodz, Poland at a ceremony in Lodz on June 11, 2008. More
  • Prof. A.S. Mujumdar's publications list of (1978 to Sep 2008). Visit here
  • Collage of book covers Click here
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 2, Wiley-VCH, 2008


Numerical simulation and experimental investigations of various drying processes, intensification of innovation via mathematical models

  • Spray Drying
  • Heat Pump Drying
  • Microwave Drying
  • Spouted Beds Drying
  • Pulse Combustion Drying (PCD)
  • Atmospheric Freeze Drying (AFD)
  • Superheated Steam Drying
  • Drying of Gel
  • Drying of Nanosuspension
New approaches to cooling of electronics
Experimental and numerical investigation of new approaches for thermal management of electronics
Modeling of PEM fuel cells & Lithium Ion batteries
Explore new designs for enhancing the mass transport processes in PEMFC; develop 3D computational model of PEMFC; carry out an experimental study to investigate parameter that govern fuel cell performance and validate simulation results

Mathematical modeling of Mineral and Metal
Processing Operations

Using mathematical modeling to study the various processes in steelmaking and in the making of steel products: post combustion, continuous steel casting, lost foam casting, hydrocyclones, electromagnetic stirring of liquid steel etc.
Current Projects:
  • Post Combustion in an Electric Arc Furnace
  • Pulse Combustion
  • Design and optimization of hydrocyclones
  • Lost Foam Casting Process
  • Optimization of industrial tundish geometry





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