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

November 20, 2015

  1. TPR Group is delighted to note a new honor Dr Sakamon Devahastin of KMUTT, Bangkok, has received from the Thailand Research Foundation. He is named Senior Research Fellow of TRF.
    Hearty congratulations, Sakamon !

November 17, 2015

  1. On behalf of all members of the TPR Group, we wish all visitors to our site a very joyous, safe, healthy and peaceful 2016. It has been a highly productive year for TPR Group thanks to the hard work and collaborative effort of all members.
    Click here for our e-card of Season's Greetings.

November 10, 2015

  1. 1. Dr Agus Sasmito (McGill) and Dr Xu Peng (Hangzhou) visited Prof Mujumdar over the weekend (November 7-8).  Two review articles and plans for further research were discussed in depth.
  2. Prof. Mujumdar will visit KMUTT in February 2016 and also participate in WFCFD in Mumbai February 27-29, 2016.

November 5, 2015

  1. Dr Sachin Jangam has compiled the list of critical review papers published in drying Technology since 2010. It is a valuable resource for newcomers to the drying area in academia as well as industry. (Click here to download the list)
  2. Kenneth Tan of KL has designed and delivered Microwave systems for Western University, London, Ontario and KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand. Both systems are unique and pilot size. Commissioning of both systems is ongoing.
  3. Dr Xu Peng ( currently visiting McGill University) and Dr Agus Sasmito of Mining Engineering at McGill University will visit Prof. Mujumdar in Toronto, November 7-8 th to discuss ongoing projects and future collaborative projects.
  4. Volume 2 of Food Drying edited at Niftem, Kundli, India will be published in early 2016.

August 27, 2015

  1. ADC2015 was held successfully in KL, Malaysia in August 2015. The e-book of proceedings of all peer reviewed accepted papers is available at the link below for free downloading. Congratulations to the Organising Committee for their outstanding effort. ADC2017 will be held in Wuxi, China.

August 19, 2015

  1. Prof. Min Zhang of Jiangnan University is the latest recipient of the Arun S Mujumdar Medal for Excellence in Drying R&D and Outstanding Mentorship. It was awarded at ADC2015 held in Kuala Lumpur in August 2015. He will chair ADC2017 in Wuxi. Photos of the award ceremony at ADC2015 as well as the medal and certificate are shown below.

  2. Prof. Mujumdar chaired the International Research Advisory Panel meeting at KMUTT, Bangkok, in early August 2015.
  3. Congratulations to Prof. Sakamon Devahastin on his latest accomplishment- an award of a coveted major research grant from Thai Research Fund.

August 11, 2015

  1. Prof. Mujumdar chaired the first three day meeting of the International Research Advisory Panel at KMUTT in Bangkok August 3-5, 2015. The group photo below includes Prof Sakamon Devahastin.

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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