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.


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

March 4, 2015

  1. Dr Sakamon Devahastin is ranked eighth amongst scientists in Thailand. Hearty congratulations, Sakamon, for this accomplishment early in your career!
  2. Dr Sachin Jangam and Dr Devahastin lectured in the 2nd Workshop on Drying held successfully in Kundli, India, last week.
  3. Dr Meng Wai Woo lectured at the 9 th WFCFD held in Mumbai last week.
  4. A celebration was held in Lodz to mark the landmark 85 th birthday of Prof. Strumillo . CRC Press presented him with a copy of the 4 th edition of the Handbook on this occasion.
  5. Prof Dong Chen of Soochow University, China, was presented Prof Mujumdar Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the 9 th WFCFD held at ICT, Mumbai , last week.

February 17, 2015

Happy 85 th birthday, Professor Strumillo!

The TPR family of researchers wishes you many more years of very joyful, healthy and productive life ahead. Here is a card of watercolours done by Prof. Mujumdar and Purnima Mujumdar specially designed for you by Sachin Jangam on behalf of all members. We hope you like it.

The forthcoming Editorial which will appear in Drying Technology journal in next couple of weeks is attached here. We all gratefully appreciate your lifetime achievements in drying R&D as well as higher education. Click here for the Editorial.

Professor Strumillo will receive a copy of the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Drying as a present from Taylor & Francis and the Editor of the book. Prof. Strumillo is a contributor to all four editions of the book.

It is noteworthy that he was a regular participant at all meetings of the IDS series from 1978 until recently. Only a handful of drying researchers have been regular attendees of IDS since 1978.  Even fewer have attended most  IDS meetings to date while the Founder is the only one to have actively participated in all meetings.

February 07, 2015

  1. TPR has several new members and research collaborators. Please visit the Collaborators page for current listing.
  2. Visitors are invited to look up the Editorial in upcoming Drying Technology journal issue for ideas on how to carry out impactful research even under resource-challenged conditions.
  3. Prof. Mujumdar has prepared the following list of his current service and research areas of interest


    Creativity and Positive Psychology
    R& D Management
    Academia Industry collaboration
    Higher education in Engineering
    Globalization effects
    Role of Spirituality in Life
    Research based learning

    Research areas

    Math modeling of transport processes
    Several topics in drying technology and science including modelling and innovative Drying technologists
    Underground mine ventilation
    Impinging jet heat transfer/ drying
    PCM Thermal storage
    Nanofluids heat transfer
    Transport processes in coils

    Professional service

    Editor in Chief. Drying Technology Journal
    Co-editor. Food Dehydration vol 2 2015
    Review papers for journals
    Tech support for IDS series , ADC series
    Keynote lectures/ review articles Mentoring PhD students in several universities
    Series Editor, CRC Series in Advanced Drying Science and Technology- 4 titles initiated .
    Advise academic institutions on how to upgrade quality of education and research
  4. ADC2015 will be held in KL, Malaysia in August 2015.
  5. IDS2016 will likely be held in August 2016. Formal announcement will be made by the new Secretary of IDS International Panel Dr. S. Devahastin.
  6. Niftem Workshop on Food Dehydration will take place in Kundli near New Delhi last week of February 2015. Several TPR members will participate in this event as speakers. WFCFD Workshop will be held in Mumbai also in last week of February 2015.

January 22. 2015

  1. Prof. Mujumdar gave a keynote lecture at Univ. Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL. Meeting of CARD- canter for advanced research in drying- on December 16th.
  2. Dr. Agus Sasmito and Dr. Jundika Kurnia will present papers at an Applied Energy Conference in Masdar in UAE in March 2015.
  3. Dr Sachin Jangam presented a paper on Research Project based Learning (RPBL) in Singapore in December 2014.
  4. Volume 1 of a book entitled "Drying Technologies for Foods: Fundamentals and Applications (Ed. Nema et al.)" has just been published in India. Vol 2 will appear in December 2015. Click here to see the book cover.
  5. Prof. Mujumdar will present a keynote lecture at the forthcoming International Conference on Food Engineering, Quebec City, June 2015.
  6. Several titles are being finalised in the new CRC series edited by Prof. Mujumdar, entitled Advances in Drying Science & Technology. They are expected to be released at IDS2016 in mid 2016.
  7. Prof. Mujumdar coauthored 35 referred journal papers and co-edited three books during 2014 along with numerous editorials, conference reports and book reviews. Full listing of papers is available on the Publications page in this site.

Happy New Year to Visitors to this site.


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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