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Dr Arun S. Mujumdar

PhD(McGill), Doctor Honoris Causa (Lodz, Poland) and Lyon1(Lyon,France)
Life Fellow, ASME , Honorary Fellow,IICHE,
Editor-in-Chief, Drying Technology, T&F ,USA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering. And Department of Mining & Material Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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Adjunct Research Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering, KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand

Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

Honorary Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

Honorary Professor, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China

Distinguished Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai , India

Emeritus Professor, NIFTEM, Kundli, India

Current location: Toronto , Canada

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Short biodata (May 22, 2018) - From ICT Handbook for Admission,2018

Professor Arun S Mujumdar

Degrees including Fellowships: B. Chem. Eng. (UDCT, Mumbai, India), M. Eng., Ph.D. (McGill, Canada), Doctor Honoris Causa (Lodz Tech Univ., Poland and University of Lyon, France), Life Fellow ASME (USA), Fellow CIC (Canada), Fellow, Ind. Inst. Chem. Eng. (India), Fellow, Institute of Engineers (Singapore)

Current title: Distinguished Professor , ICT, Mumbai ; Emeritus Professor, NFTEM, Kundli; Honorary Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, University of Queensland, Australia. Adjunct Professor, Bioresource Engineering and Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Previous positions: Research Engineer, Carrier Technical Centre, Syracuse, NY, USA; Professor, Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada (1986 - 2000); Professor, Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Science/ Director, Minerals, Metals and Materials Technology Centre, National University of Singapore (2000 - 2013) Distinguished Engineering Fellow, HKUST,2014

Research interests: Advanced thermal drying and dewatering processes; Modeling transport phenomena; Energy systems; Thermal fluid engineering and science; Food processing

No. of Ph D students advised 66 ; Masters students produced 25; Post-doctoral fellows, Research Scholars 30.

No.of papers: 657 (Scopus, last assessed on May 22, 2018) citations :15,663.

H index: 56 (Scopus, last assessed on May 22, 2018)

Total citations: 15200 (Scopus, last assessed on May 22, 2018)

No of books: 3 authored, 60+ edited/coedited during 1977-2018

Major (selected) awards: Govt. of China Highest Award for International Cooperation in Science & Technology(2014); China Government Friendship Award, 2014; International S&T Award of Jiangsu Province and Tianjin City ,China, 2013,2014) Mars award for Lifetime Achievement in Drying, 2010; Platinum Award of ICT, Mumbai, India, 2010.


Short Biodata 2016

Professor Arun S. Mujumdar received B,Chem.Eng. from ICT (then UDCT), Mumbai, India, followed by M.Eng. and PhD from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He was conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz Technical University, Poland (2008) and University of Lyon1, France( 2011). After several years of industrial R&D in USA and Canada he joined the chemical engineering faculty of McGill University in 1975 until 2000 when he moved to the National University of Singapore where he was Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Minerals, Materials & Metals Technology Centre. He was President and Principal Consultant of Exergex Cop. in Canada which provided R&D consulting to numerous companies between 1989 and 2000. He has mentored over 65 PhD candidates and 35 postdoctoral researchers. He has published over 550 peer-reviewed papers, delivered more than 100 plenary and keynote lectures at international conferences ,authored three books and some 150 book chapters and edited more than 60 books and 10 e-books in heat and mass transfer as well as drying. He is the Founding Chair of the acclaimed International Drying Symposium(IDS) series and several conference series in drying, Editor-in-Chief of the archival journal Drying Technology(Taylor & Francis), Editor of Handbook of Industrial Drying ( 4th ed. CRC Press) as well co-editor of the 5-volume set Modern Drying Technology (VCH-Wiley). Currently he is affiliated with McGill University, Montreal and Western University, London, Canada and a number of universities in China, India, Thailand, Iran, Australia, Brazil etc. He actively advises a number of PhD students in several countries, He is recipient of numerous international awards including two highest National level awards in 2014 from the Government of China for his contribution to the development of science and technology in China as well as the highest awards from the Provincial governments of Tianjin and Jejiang, China. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada. He is advisor to several universities and consults for industry internationally.
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Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's One Page Biodata

Statistically speaking: Contributions of Prof. Mujumdar to Global Drying R&D
25th Anniversary Issue of Drying Technology (2007)- About the Editor-in-Chief by Dr. S.Devahastin, Thailand.
A Look at Professor Arun S. Mujumdar from Different Angles: A TRIBUTE (Presentation)
A Capsule Summary of Current Research Projects of Professor Arun S. Mujumdar at the NUS
A Brief Overview of Professor Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Contributions
Prof. A.S. Mujumdar's Contribution to Transport Phenomena R&D, by S. Devahastin et al. IWSID2004
Two Decades of Dedicated Contributions of Prof. Mujumdar to the Development of Drying R&D in China

Education: B.Chem.Eng., (Distinction, UDCT,University of Bombay), M.Eng., (McGill University), Ph.D.,(McGill University )
Professor of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (until July 2000)
Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers ; Chemical Institute of Canada (1988) and Instn Chem Eng.(India) 1999.
Member of AIChE, CPPA, Sigma Xi, etc.
Major awards and honours: Innovation in Drying Award, IDS'86, MIT (1986); Joseph Janus Medal of Czech Academy of Sciences for Outstanding Achievements in Chemical Engineering (1990); Copernicus Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences for Contributions to Chemical Engineering (1996); The Procter & Gamble Award for Excellence in Drying Research (1998); The Jules Stachiewicz Heat Transfer Medal for Outstanding Achievements in Heat Transfer in Canada (1998); Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Drying Technology Internationally, 1st Asian-Australian Drying Conference, Bali (1999); Distinguished Alumnus Award from UDCT, University of Bombay (1999).IDS2004 award for outstanding contributions to development of drying technology in China;Named Honorary Professor by 5 universities in China.
Listed in several Who' Who compilations. Named Distinguished Scientists of the 20th Century, International Man of the Year by International Biographical Institute, Cambridge (1999). Listed in 1000 World Leaders of Influence by the American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, USA (2000).
Authored books: Advanced Drying Technologies, T. Kudra and A.S. Mujumdar, Marcel Dekker, NY 2002; Mujumdar's Practical Guide to Industrial Drying, Exergex, Canada, 2000.
Editor or Co-Editor of 50 hardcover books since 1978. Ten volumes of Advances in Transport Processes (Wiley, Elsevier); 5 volumes of Advances in Drying (Hemisphere/Taylor & Francis); 3 volumes of Drying of Solids (Wiley/Sarita/Oxford); 6 volumes in Elsevier Series on Transport Processes in Engineering as Advisory Editor; Proceedings of the International Drying Symposia since its inception in 1978; Editor, Developments in Drying, Vol. 1 and 2 (Bangkok, Thailand, 2000
Editor: Handbook of Industrial Drying, Vol. 1 and 2 (1425 pages, oversize, Marcel Dekker, 2nd Enhanced Edition, 1995); Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Techniques in Drying Technology (with I. Turner, Marcel Dekker, 1997); Handbook of Post Harvest Technology (Marcel Dekker, 2003).
Editor (1988-) Drying Technology-An International Journal (Marcel Dekker, NY,archival journal, peer-reviewed, 10 issues, 2600 pages per annum)).
Advisory Editor, Modern Drying Technology, Handbook of Industrial Drying in Chinese, 1250 pages 1999
Member, Editorial Board of 5 international journals.
Presented seminars, lectures, short courses in industrial drying in 37 countries in 4 continents
Presented over 50 plenary and keynote lectures at international conferences.
Visiting Professor at numerous universities including Nagoya University, Keio University, Japan; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India; National University of Singapore, Singapore
President and Principal Consultant, Exergex Corp., Canada ( 1989-2000).
Awarded prestigious Senior Fellowship by Japan Society for Promotion of Science (1988 and 1996)
Consulted for over 60 companies in 4 countries
Published more than 300 research papers, presented over 200 conference papers, 60+ book chapters.
Supervised 40+ Ph.D., 30+ Masters,100+Undergraduates and 30 Post-Doctoral Researchers at McGill University and National University of Singapore, as well as at overseas universities in China, Finland, Japan, Hong Kong, etc.
External reviewer for research proposals for NSF, NSERC, FCAR, Small Business Bureau of USA, EPRI, Ontario Hydro, Research Councils of Australia, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Israel, etc.
Founder/Program Chair: Biennial International Drying Symposium Series (IDS) since 1978. Also Inter-American Drying Conference (Brazil, 1997; Mexico, 2001), Asia-Australia Drying Conference (Bali, 1999, Penang, Malaysia, 2001), Nordic Conference on Dewatering, June, 2001).
Member of Organizing/Scientific/Advisory Panels for numerous major international conferences.
Research Areas: Drying of Paper, Steam Drying, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Electro-Osmosis Dehydration, Time-Dependent Melting/Freezing Phenomena, Novel Spout/Fluidized Bed Drying, Transport Processes of Impinging and Opposing Jets, Chemical Heat Pumps for Industrial Drying. Focus on innovative ideas. Approach: mission-oriented but based on fundamentals. New: Explosive boiling actuated micro-devices.
Teaching Areas: Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Drying, Transport Phenomena, Computational Methods, Fluidization, Unit Operations, Air Pollution Control.

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